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Saugatuck boys split first two games of the season

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BY JASON WESSELDYK SPORTS EDITOR GOBLES—Thanks to a 64- 27 win over Zion Christian on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team opened its season on a high note. The Indians hoped to keep that momentum going when they traveled to Gobles for a SAC Lakeshore match-up on Friday, Dec. 13. The Tigers had […]

Rally falls short for Saugatuck girls

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BY JASONWESSELDYK SPORTS EDITOR GOBLES—A fourth-quarter rally fell short for Saugatuck in its SAC Lakeshore contest with Gobles on Friday, Dec. 13. Down by as many as 14 points in the third quarter, the Indians fought back to pull to within five points of the Tigers at 28-23 early in the fourth frame. But Saugatuck […]

Wrestling preview:

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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 […]

Saugatuck girls’ basketball dominates in win over Lawton

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor LAWTON—A total-team effort led Saugatuck to its first victory of the season. All eight players who suited up for the Indians found their way into the scoring column as Saugatuck posted the 60-24 win over host Lawton on Friday, Dec. 6. “Our effort, energy and attitude were all at their […]

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 […]