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Dunn, Tiemeyer lead Indians to comeback win

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HARTFORD—Gotham City has Batman and Robin. In its SAC contest with Hartford on Friday, Feb 10, the Saugatuck boys’ basketball had its own Dynamic Duo in the form of Blake Dunn and Teaque Tiemeyer. The pair combined for 20 fourth-quarter points to erase what had been a 13-point deficit in […]

Saugatuck girls win two, lose one

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor EAU CLAIRE—Saugatuck sophomore Morgan Beckman scored four times more points than the entire Eau Claire roster combined when the Indians traveled to Eau Claire on Tuesday, Feb. 7. And no, that’s not a misprint. Beckman poured in a game-best 20 points to lead Saugatuck to the 58-5 victory. The Indians […]

Second-half surge carries Fennville past upset-minded Martin

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—Fennville boys’ basketball coach Joe Rodriguez took all but 17 seconds of the10-minute halftime break during his team’s game with Martin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to get his point across. “Coach challenged us,” said Fennville senior guard Julian Martinez-Grigg. “He felt we weren’t playing like we were capable of.” Martinez-Grigg […]

Indians cruise to victory over Watervliet

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent When the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team met Watervliet on the court in December, the Indians needed a buzzer-beater from Blake Dunn to pull out the one-point win. Coach Andy Diaz’s Saugatuck squad didn’t need such heroics when it hosted Watervliet on Friday, Feb. 3, taming the Panthers over the final […]

Saugatuck girls come up short in hardwood battle with Watervliet

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Kevin Tringali isn’t usually into moral victories. Still, the Saugatuck girls’ basketball coach couldn’t have been much prouder of his team in its 54-42 loss to Watervliet on Friday, Feb. 3. “I can’t fault the effort,” Tringali said. “The girls played hard. The energy was there for the entire game.” […]

Fennville boys’ basketball team secures pair of wins

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE—The trio of Julian Martinez-Grigg, Austin Lewis and JP Alfaro combined for 59 points to lead the Fennville boys’ basketball team to the 73-68 win over Kalamazoo Christian on Friday, Feb. 3. Martinez-Grigg led the way, going for a game-best 25 points. Nearly half of those points came from long […]

Moore leads Indians past Blackhawks at DeVos Fieldhouse

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HOLLAND—Saugatuck sophomore Madelyn Moore never got the chance to see Wes Leonard play in person. She and her teammates on the Indian girls’ basketball team did, however, get a tutorial from Saugatuck coach Kevin Tringali about what kind of player—and, more importantly, person—Leonard was. “I told them some stories about […]

Fennville girls fall short against visiting Hartford

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—The Fennville girls’ basketball team isn’t exactly setting the world on fire, but coach Cory Howard believes his squad is getting better and better with each practice and game. “I’m very proud of these girls,” Howard said. “We’re heading in the right direction.” Howard’s comments came after his Blackhawks dropped […]

Saugatuck boys fall short against Coloma

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck senior Blake Dunn was good in his team’s SAC contest with Coloma on Friday, Jan. 13. Comet sophomore Zach Goodline happened to be a little bit better. Goodline outscored Dunn 33-29 in the individual battle and, more importantly, led his Coloma squad to the 61-52 win over Dunn’s Indians. […]