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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE Being an exchange student provides the opportunity to learn about a different culture and experience new things. Sophomore Adrian Gomez has fully embraced that opportunity. An exchange student from Spain, Gomez has joined the Fennville wrestling team despite having no prior experience in the sport. And Blackhawks coach Steve […]

Peterson leads Blackhawks past Indians in season finale

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Fennville quarterback Ben Peterson is only a freshman. But you wouldn’t know that by watching him play. Just ask Saugatuck coach Bill Dunn. “He’s a good one and he’s only going to get better and better,” Dunn said after Ben Peterson led the Blackhawks to a 24-21 victory in the […]

Saugatuck boys win regional title, girls place runner-up

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CENTREVILLE—Entering this season, Saugatuck boys’ cross country coach Rick Bauer believed his team had what it took to contend for a Division 3 state championship after winning the Division 4 title last season. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Indians took another step toward that goal. Competing in the Division 3 regional at Centreville High School, […]

Saugatuck boys win Allegan County Meet, girls take second

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MARTIN—The Saugatuck cross country teams made quite an impression at the annual Allegan County Meet at the US-131 Motorsports Park on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Saugatuck boys won their race with 28 points, while the Saugatuck girls put together a runner-up showing of 51 points. Plainwell won the girls race […]

Indians come up short in upset bid against unbeaten Lawton

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck’s football game against division-leading Lawton couldn’t have started much better for the Indians. And it couldn’t have ended much more painfully. After building a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, Saugatuck went scoreless the rest of way and dropped the 20-14 decision to the Blue Devils. The loss […]

Season ends for Fennville soccer with loss in district final

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Several members of the Fennville boys’ soccer team left the field with tears in their eyes after dropping a Division 3 district championship game to Holland Christian by a 2-0 score on Thursday, Oct. 17. But that defeat did nothing to diminish the pride felt by Fennville coach Kyle Nevenzel […]

Saugatuck volleyball wins divisional title

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor In a battle of teams that were unbeaten in the SAC Lakeshore, Saugatuck prevailed by a 20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 score to claim the divisional title at 5-0. “It was an exciting match with many lead changes,” Saugatuck coach Sherri Austin said. Zoe Myers had a solid overall showing for […]

Saugatuck cross country teams continue league dominance

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor GOBLES—The Saugatuck girls’ cross country team entered the SAC Final Meet at Gobles on Thursday, Oct. 10, as the winners of 12 straight league championships. Extending that streak would be no easy task. During the SAC jamboree on Sept. 25, the Indians finished runner-up behind Kalamazoo Christian, marking the first […]

Indians pick up shutout victory over Galesburg-Augusta

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The Drews drew plenty of attention from the defense during Saugatuck’s road football game against Galesburg-Augusta on Friday, Oct. 11. Donnie and Ben Drew each scored a pair of touchdowns and combined for 138 rushing yards on 21 carries in helping lift the Indians to the 38-0 victory. The rushing […]