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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Fennville 50 Coloma 57 For the turning point of Fennville’s road game against Coloma on Friday, Dec. 14, one need look no farther than the third quarter. With the game tied at halftime, Fennville found itself on the wrong end of a 21-14 point differential in the third stanza. And […]

Gorgas places ninth at Nationals, named All-American

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor   PORTLAND, Ore.—On the eve of the Nike Cross County Nationals, Saugatuck boys’ cross country coach Rick Bauer has some concerns about how his star pupil would perform in the race. “To be honest, I thought he might have a bad day,” Bauer said of senior Corey Gorgas, who earned […]

Boys basketball results

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Fennville 56 Watervliet 36 Fennville coach Joe Rodriguez entered the Friday, Dec. 7, contest against visiting Watervliet hoping his players would respond well following a 23-point setback to Zeeland West three days earlier. Respond the Blackhawks did. Fennville raced out to a 13-7 lead after one quarter and added to […]

Fennville girls open season with pair of victories

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Fennville 44 Watervliet 35 For the second time in two games this season, Fennville scored 44 points. And for the second time in two games this season, that was enough to propel the Blackhawks to a victory. After defeating Holland Black River by a 44-21 final in their opening game, […]

Saugatuck opens season with home win over Wyoming Lee

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Christmas was still nearly a month away when the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team hosted Wyoming Lee in the season-opener for both teams on Tuesday, Nov. 27. That didn’t stop Saugatuck players from giving their coach an early gift in the form of his first varsity win. Coaching in his first […]

Fennville boys split first two games

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE—Talk about saving your best for last. After scoring seven points through the first three quarters of the boys’ basketball game between Fennville and Delton on Friday, Nov. 30, Blackhawk sophomore Brody Peterson erupted for 12 points in the final frame. That effort helped Fennville turned what had been a […]

Girls hoops: Saugatuck Fennville eye good years

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK Some coaches shy away from scheduling tough opponents at the start of season. Apparently, Saugatuck’s Kevin Tringali isn’t one of those coaches. “Hands down this is our toughest schedule yet,” Tringali said. “Our first three opponents had a combined regular-season record of 58-2 last season.” That early season schedule […]

Saugatuck, Fennville prepare for boys’ basketball season

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK Brian Ward is quite familiar with the Saugatuck boys’ basketball program, having served as JV coach for the past five seasons. That familiarity will come in handy as he has been named as the new coach of the Indians’ varsity squad. Ward replaces former coach Andy Diaz, who resigned […]

Saugatuck boys reign supreme at D4 state finals

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Gorgas wins individual title, leads Indians to team championship By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor BROOKLYN—He came. He ran. He conquered. That pretty much sums up Saugatuck senior Corey Gorgas’ experience at the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 3. Gorgas turned in a time of 15:33 to finish 40 seconds […]