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Seven players score for Indians win over Watervliet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The Saugatuck girls’ basketball team entered its SAC Lakeshore contest against Watervliet on Friday, Feb. 15, having won its previous three games, matching its longest winning streak of the season. So a victory over the Panthers would not only give the Indians their most consecutive wins, but it would also […]

Saugatuck boys snap losing streak

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team posted a 54-37 win over Holland Black River. That was the last time the Indians had tasted victory, as they dropped their next eight games during a span of nearly two months. But that changed when Saugatuck hosted Watervliet on Friday, […]

Howard’s 26 points aren’t enough as Fennville falls to Martin

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—Fennville junior sharpshooter Coryne Howard poured in a game-best 26 points in her team’s SAC Lakeshore game with Martin on Friday, Feb. 15. Unfortunately for the Blackhawks, that wasn’t enough as Martin won 53-34. “I actually thought we played pretty good defense on (Howard) and didn’t realize she had 26 points,” […]

Blackhawk boys fall to visiting Clippers

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—No one was happier for Martin senior basketball standout Carter Hilton than second-year Clippers coach Bradley Moelker on Friday, Feb. 15. “(Hilton) is a four-year varsity player and this was the first time he has ever beaten Fennville,” Moelker pointed out after the Clippers tripped up the host Blackhawks 52-45. […]

Saugatuck girls suffer heart-breaking loss to host Martin

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MARTIN—Midway through the fourth quarter of the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team’s SAC Lakeshore contest against Martin on Friday, Feb. 1, the prospects of a win for the Indians looked promising. After all, Saugatuck had just reeled off 12 straight points to turn a four-point deficit into an eight-point lead at […]

Slow start proves costly as Indians drop game to clippers

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MARTIN—Saugatuck boys’ basketball coach Brian Ward was concerned his team would be a little rusty when it traveled to Saugatuck for a SAC Lakeshore showdown on Friday, Feb. 1. And with good reason. Due to poor weather conditions, his team hadn’t played a game in two weeks. Worse yet, they […]

Saugatuck bounces back from slow start to upend Fennville

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent The Fennville girls’ basketball team came out of the dressing room on fire in jumping out to a 7-2 lead on host Saugatuck in the Friday, Jan. 18, matchup between the teams. “We thought this was a game we could win,” said Blackhawks’ second-year coach Chip Nightingale. However, the Indians […]

Girls’ basketball results

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck 37 Allegan 43 Coming into its non-league game with Allegan on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team was riding a three-game winning streak. Allegan’s Alison Bishop did her part to make sure the Indians didn’t extend that streak to four. Bishop scored 11 of her game-high 24 […]

Blackhawks pin loss on rival Indians

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Fennville boys’ basketball coach Joe Rodriguez knows full well how big the rivalry games with Saugatuck are every season. “I can’t remember it not being a game on the schedule that means the most to the players and to the fans,” said Rodriguez, who also played in the rivalry during […]

Fennville boys’ basketball hand Martin first loss of season

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent MARTIN—The Martin basketball team entered its SAC contest with visiting Fennville on Friday, Jan. 11, riding high, but it was the Blackhawks that traveled back home with the triumph. “Our defense was the difference,” said Fennville coach Joe Rodriguez after his squad saddled the Clippers with their first loss. The […]