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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck 40 Delton 59 Saugatuck had a tough time dealing with Delton’s size advantage when the teams squared off on Friday, Dec. 1. Delton had a 16-2 scoring edge when it came to second-chance points, helping carry the Panthers to the 59-40 win over the Indians. “They are a big, […]

Boys’ basketball preview:

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK As an assistant coach for the Saugatuck football team, Andrew Diaz couldn’t be happier with the playoff run that has taken the Indians all the way to Ford Field for the Division 7 state finals. As the head boys’ basketball coach, Diaz has experienced some issues due to the […]

Indians come up short in Division 7 state title game

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor DETROIT—The similarities between this year’s Saugatuck football team and the 2010 Indians’ squad are uncanny. Both teams suffered a lopsided loss to archrival Fennville, 63-26 in 2010 and 40-7 this season. Both teams finished the regular season at 6-3 to record the minimum number of wins to secure an automatic […]

Schreckengust realizes dream by playing at Ford Field

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent DETROIT—Reece Schreckengust didn’t become Saugatuck’s all-time career leader in tackles by accident. “He went the extra mile in practice and during the off season to become an outstanding linebacker for us,” said Andy Diaz, one of head coach Bill Dunn’s assistant coaches for more than a decade. Dunn couldn’t say […]

Regional champions:

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INDIANS POST COMEBACK WIN OVER CASSOPOLIS TO MAKE IT TO STATE SEMIS By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor CASSOPOLIS—I get no respect. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield made that tagline famous as part of his standup act. Members of the Saugatuck football team could probably sympathize with Dangerfield when it came to their Division 7 regional game with […]

Girls basketball preview:

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK New season, same goal. That pretty well sums up Saugatuck coach Kevin Tringali as he prepares his team for the 2017-18 campaign. “Our goal every year is to compete for a conference championship,” Tringali said. “We fully expect—like every year—to be in the hunt and to battle night in […]

Shriver to Meyers TD earns place in Saugatuck football lore

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent CASSOPOLIS—Jay Shriver and the rest of the Saugatuck football coaching staff resembled a group of kangaroos as they jumped for joy after Shriver’s son—Indian senior  quarterback Jackson Shriver—connected with a streaking Cooper Myers for a touchdown late in a Division 7 regional game with Cassopolis. That touchdown tied the game […]

Saugatuck girls place fourth

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor BROOKLYN—State rankings are nice. In the end, though, those rankings mean little as a team’s performance determines its fate in the postseason. Saugatuck girls’ cross country coach Angelina Bauer was well aware of that fact heading into the Division 3 state finals at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 4. […]

Gorgas, Pettinga earn All-State honorss

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor BROOKLYN—Talk about an impressive streak. The Saugatuck boys’ cross country team entered the Division 3 state finals on Saturday, Nov. 4, having secured top-four finishes at the finals five straight seasons, including first-place showings three of the past four years. That streak didn’t reach six straight years. The Indians, who […]

Saugatuck holds off Maple Valley to win district final

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent   SAUGATUCK—There were many heroes for Saugatuck in its first-ever home district championship contest on Friday, Nov. 3, against Vermontville Maple Valley. “This was a complete total team effort,” Indian coach football coach Bill Dunn said following his team’s 14-7 win. “Everyone played well. Even the guys who didn’t get […]