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Adam Hop

Adam Hop, Sports Reporter

Adam is a junior at FHC and is now in his second year on the FHC Sports Report. Adam plays football in the fall and throws for track and field in the Spring. Some of Adam's hobbies are playing video games, hanging out with friends, and watching sports. Some of his favorite sports teams are the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Blues, and the Detroit Tigers.

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite video game: Madden 21

Favorite athlete of all-time: Barry Bonds

 

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A week in the NFL: Super Bowl LV Prediction

A week in the NFL: Super Bowl LV Prediction

February 2, 2021

If someone told me that the Super Bowl would be between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs at the beginning of the NFL season, I would’ve never believed them. This unlikely scenario...

A week in the NFL: why the Conference Championship round is harder than the Super Bowl

A week in the NFL: why the Conference Championship round is harder than the Super Bowl

January 31, 2021

Yes, you read the title correctly. The road getting to the Super Bowl is a lot harder than the game itself. The teams that get there have gone through tough crowds, a long training camp, a long regular...

A week in the NFL: why I think Aaron Rodgers should win the MVP award

A week in the NFL: why I think Aaron Rodgers should win the MVP award

January 19, 2021

After the 2020 NFL Draft, there were a lot of questions being asked about a lot of teams and how they drafted, but one stood out from the rest: why did the Packers draft Jordan Love?  Well, I couldn’t...

A week in the NFL: Taylor Heinicke's performance against the Buccaneers proves himself as a great NFL Talent

A week in the NFL: Taylor Heinicke’s performance against the Buccaneers proves himself as a great NFL Talent

January 11, 2021

I think all NFL fans had the same question this past Saturday night: who is Taylor Heinicke? Well, to be honest, I didn’t know either, but we figured out pretty quickly that this kid was something...

The NFL Breakdown

The NFL Breakdown

January 11, 2021

Sports reporters Adam Hop, Mac Boike, Mason Corcoran, and Timothee Larmande recap this weekend's super wild card weekend, preview next week's round of games, and touch on tonight's College Football Playoff...

Through one of the best eras in sports history, Tommy Lasorda gave baseball some of its greatest moments

Through one of the best eras in sports history, Tommy Lasorda gave baseball some of its greatest moments

January 10, 2021

“Oh and look at Tommy go! He’s beating up the Phanatic” Even if he was in the middle of a World Series season, Tommy Lasorda still found time to mess around with one of the most notorious mascots...

A week in the NFL: Super Wild Card Weekend predictions

A week in the NFL: Super Wild Card Weekend predictions

January 8, 2021

Football fans around the world have looked forward to this year’s unique postseason football. This weekend, starting on January 9th, the NFL Playoffs will finally start with a super wildcard weekend,...

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Why the “one-and-done” rule should still be in effect in the NBA

December 18, 2020

Before the 2019 draft, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that the “one-and-done” rule will soon be over and long forgotten. This rule has been bugging a lot of top NBA prospects because usually, those...

Week 14 Fantasy Football

Week 14 Fantasy Football

December 18, 2020

Week 14 in the NFL is a special league for every fan who plays Fantasy Football. Why is that? Well, week 14 is the start of the Fantasy Football playoffs. This weekend's game had quite possibly the best...

Why the current College Football Playoff system needs to stay

Why the current College Football Playoff system needs to stay

December 14, 2020

Since its advent season back in 2014, the College Football Playoff has featured the four very best teams in college football as selected by a committee, and they play it out to win a national championship....

2013: The best Michigan Basketball team of the decade?

2013: The best Michigan Basketball team of the decade?

December 14, 2020

As Matt Shepard once said, “Keep feeding the scoring beasts.” This quote pretty much sums up the 2012-2013 Michigan Basketball team and its season, Going into the 2012-2013 season, the Michigan...

Fantasy football Recap Week 13

Fantasy football Recap Week 13

December 8, 2020

With a crazy and hectic week in the NFL come and gone comes a big push in the playoffs for most fantasy owners. Even if your fantasy league is still in the playoffs, some of our sports reporters still...

Top 5 Toughest Losses

Top 5 Toughest Losses

November 24, 2020

Varsity football vs. Mona Shores After a victory against Forest Hills Northern in the Pre-District round of the playoffs, the Rangers looked to defeat the defending state champion Mona Shores Sailors...

Cross country team runs one of its best seasons in the past decade

Cross country team runs one of its best seasons in the past decade

November 16, 2020

The Ranger cross country team had one of the most interesting seasons in the past decade. From COVID restrictions to making the state meet, the Rangers were very grateful to be running and showing pride...

Minnesota Vikings' Dalvin Cook runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Fantasy Football Week 9 Recap

November 10, 2020

Week Nine was full of very close games with big players making big plays left and right, let dive into our recap. Best Overall Player: Adam: Dalvin Cook MIN RB Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin...

Cross country team comes up short at state meet

Cross country team comes up short at state meet

November 9, 2020

As the girls cross country team traveled to Michigan International Speedway, everything seemed like a blur. With the unusually warm weather at this time in November, it almost felt like they were racing...

Girls cross country team makes it to state meet, guys make it individually

Girls cross country team makes it to state meet, guys make it individually

November 3, 2020

Freshman Clara James-Heer and junior Sam Yeager led the way yet again for the Rangers cross country team as the girls team made it to the state meet while the guys team missed, but had 2 individuals make...

2020 World Series recap

2020 World Series recap

October 29, 2020

As the dust settled after an almost 3 month wait, MLB baseball was finally back and in full swing. All teams were in the race this year it seemed as the season would only consist of 60 games. The MLB also...

Fantasy football recap week 7

Fantasy football recap week 7

October 29, 2020

Throughout this week, the NFL has had one of the most chaotic times in its history. From star players going down due to injury to teams who were supposed to be good this year falling off to divisions being...

Cross country bounces back at Pre-Regionals

Cross country bounces back at Pre-Regionals

October 26, 2020

Junior Sam Yeager and freshman Clara James-Heer led the way for the Ranger cross country teams as they traveled to Cedar Springs this past weekend for the Pre-Regional round in the MHSAA cross country...

Fantasy football recap week 6

Fantasy football recap week 6

October 23, 2020

Throughout the past couple of weeks, fantasy football has been a train ride. From breakout stars that finally have their first bad performance of the year to star players struggling with injuries or a...

JV cross country has disappointing day at the Kent-Ottawa County Meet

JV cross country has disappointing day at the Kent-Ottawa County Meet

October 19, 2020

The Ranger JV cross country team traveled to the Gainey Athletic Complex in Grand Rapids for its final meet of the year. The Rangers did not have an ideal day as the guys came in sixth and the girls came...

Cross country teams finish 4th and 3rd at the OK White championship

Cross country teams finish 4th and 3rd at the OK White championship

October 18, 2020

Junior Sam Yeager and freshman Clara James-Heer led the way again for the Ranger cross country team as they traveled to Byron Center for the OK White championship, trying to keep up their momentum going...

JV cross country teams finish 2nd and 3rd at the Tri Meet

JV cross country teams finish 2nd and 3rd at the Tri Meet

October 18, 2020

Freshman Kendall Gleason and senior Bryce Hysong led the way for the JV cross country team last night in a not-so-ideal performance. The Rangers took 3rd place out of 3 teams on the boys side and 2nd of...

Cross Country teams place 2nd and 3rd at the Ottawa Hills Fall Invite

Cross Country teams place 2nd and 3rd at the Ottawa Hills Fall Invite

October 14, 2020

As the Rangers cross country team traveled to Riverside park for the annual Ottawa Hills Fall Invite, they looked to keep up their momentum from their previous meet and they did just that. The Rangers...

Fantasy football recap week 5

Fantasy football recap week 5

October 14, 2020

Throughout this past week, fantasy football has been a train ride. We have had so many players this week breakout for stunning performances while some star players had a terrible week or got hurt. Even...

Cross country has best performance of their season at the 3rd OK White jamboree

Cross country has best performance of their season at the 3rd OK White jamboree

October 9, 2020

Both the boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Byron Center yesterday, and the Rangers came out with an excellent performance. The boys finished 2nd yesterday while the girls finished 3rd. “Both...

A giant American flag covers the field in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Fantasy football recap week 4

October 7, 2020

In a week full of injuries and heartbreaks, fantasy football had its ups and downs. With notable players like Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb going down, and players like Cincinnati Bengals running...

FHC’s cross country team finishes 2nd and 3rd at Allendale

FHC’s cross country team finishes 2nd and 3rd at Allendale

October 5, 2020

The FHC cross country team traveled to Allendale this past weekend for the Allendale Falcon invite, and they left their previous performance behind as they did great. The boys team finished in 3rd place...

Cross country team performs well at the OK White varsity jamboree

September 30, 2020

The FHC cross country team visited Lowell this past Wednesday for the annual OK White Jamboree. They ended up doing very well on both sides, with the boys finishing fourth and the girls finishing third.  “Both...

Cross country teams place fourth and second at the Cougar Falcon Invite

Cross country teams place fourth and second at the Cougar Falcon Invite

September 28, 2020

The boys and girls cross country teams both traveled to Gainey Athletic Complex this past Saturday. The girls did exceptionally as they finished second, and the boys finished fourth on the day. “We...

A giant American flag covers the field in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Fantasy Football week 2 recap

September 22, 2020

Week Two was filled with injuries with notable players falling to injury and having to leave their games. Nick Bosa, Saquon Barkley, Drew Lock, Devante Adams, Christian McCaffrey all being plagued by injuries....

Girls cross country finishes first at the Ottawa Hills Invite, boys team finishes fourth

Girls cross country finishes first at the Ottawa Hills Invite, boys team finishes fourth

September 21, 2020

Both cross country teams traveled to Riverside Park for the Ottawa Hills invite last Friday, and neither team disappointed. The girls team took first place, while the boys barely came in fourth and were...

Both cross country teams place 3rd at their first Jamboree

Both cross country teams place 3rd at their first Jamboree

September 17, 2020

The boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Gainey Athletic Complex yesterday, excited to kick off their season with their first Jamboree. They finished off very strong, and began their season with...

Mandy Ehrlich

Mandy Ehrlich

May 16, 2020

Sport: Tennis Future Plans: Continuing her golf and academic career at Saginaw Valley State University in the fall What does missing out on your senior season mean to you? “Missing out on...

What are the Packers Doing?

What are the Packers Doing?

April 30, 2020

As a Packers fan, watching them take quarterback Jordan Love from Utah State in the first round, and trading up for him too, was just questioning. I went straight to anger. I threw my hat, took off my...

2020 Top 5 NFL Mock Draft

2020 Top 5 NFL Mock Draft

April 23, 2020

With the whole sports world being on hold for the past month, we have been all waiting for an event to happen that has to do with sports. With the recent premiere of "The Last Dance", we can look forward...

Bowling team bounces back with one of the best seasons in past five years

Bowling team bounces back with one of the best seasons in past five years

March 12, 2020

Seniors Alex Souza and Ben Kastner came back for their last year for FHC Bowling as they looked to lead the Rangers to their first conference championship ever. They did not get to that goal, but they...

Big Ten Tournament Preview and Predictions

Big Ten Tournament Preview and Predictions

March 10, 2020

Update from 3/12/2020: Due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Big Ten Tournament has officially been canceled. The Big Ten will not crown a champion, unlike the ACC who declared regular-season...

With a Hectic College Basketball Season Out of the Way, What’s Next?

With a Hectic College Basketball Season Out of the Way, What’s Next?

March 6, 2020

With the college basketball season now over, and conference tournaments starting up, we can look back on why this season has been so hectic. From the absurd amount of upsets to the up and down teams, to...

Despite not moving on to states, bowling places well at Regionals

Despite not moving on to states, bowling places well at Regionals

March 2, 2020

Senior Alex Souza and junior Tommy Payne led FHC Bowling during the Regional round of the playoff bracket, but it wasn’t enough for the team to move on to States in team and individual play, as they...

Bowling struggles to find rhythm at conference meet

Bowling struggles to find rhythm at conference meet

February 27, 2020

Freshman Peyton Price and senior Alex Souza led the way for FHC Bowling during its conference meet on Saturday at Cedar Springs, but this did not lead them to a high placement as they finished in second...

Competitive cheer ends season on high note despite not advancing to Regionals

Competitive cheer ends season on high note despite not advancing to Regionals

February 23, 2020

FHC’s Competitive Cheer team finished on a high note at St. John’s High School on Friday in the district round, but they did not move on to the Regional round of the bracket as they fell just short...

Player Profile: Alex Souza

Player Profile: Alex Souza

February 23, 2020

Name: Alex Souza   Grade: 12   Sport: Bowling   Fun Facts:   - Plays Guitar   - Plays Piano   - Likes Math   How long have you...

Player Profile: Ben Kastner

Player Profile: Ben Kastner

February 23, 2020

Name: Ben Kastner   Grade: 12   Sport: Bowling   Fun Facts:   -Hates bowling   -Has been bowling since sophomore year   -He is bad at golf   What...

Bowling faces toughest loss of the season to FHN by one pin

Bowling faces toughest loss of the season to FHN by one pin

February 21, 2020

Freshman Peyton Price led the way for FHC Bowling as he always does, coming out swinging in game one with a score of 200 and a 189 in game 2, but it wasn’t enough to lead FHC to the promise land as they...

Bowling suffers tough loss to Greenville 20-10

Bowling suffers tough loss to Greenville 20-10

February 19, 2020

Senior Ben Kastner led the way for FHC Bowling on Monday night as he bowled another high of the season with 200 in game #1, but it wasn’t enough as the Rangers couldn’t complete the revenge tour. FHC...

Competitive Cheer Places First at Comstock Park Invite

Competitive Cheer Places First at Comstock Park Invite

February 19, 2020

Senior Elizabeth Hoving led the way for the competitive cheer team as they placed first at the Comstock Park Invite, scoring an overall 661.42. FHC came into this meet after performing well at the DeltaPlex...

Competitive Cheer Finishes Well at DeltaPlex Invite

Competitive Cheer Finishes Well at DeltaPlex Invite

February 17, 2020

Senior Sami Walquist and junior Enya Burrow led the FHC competitive cheer team to a great performance at the DeltaPlex on Saturday, February 15. There were no placements for this meet, but overall, the...

Bowling narrowly falls short to Forest Hills Northern 17-13

Bowling narrowly falls short to Forest Hills Northern 17-13

February 12, 2020

Senior Alex Souza had another career day on Monday against Forest Hills Northern, bowling a high 215 in game 2, but the boys ended up falling short again in a tough loss. FHC came into this match after...

Player Profile: Tommy Payne

Player Profile: Tommy Payne

February 10, 2020

Name: Tommy Payne   Grade: 11   Sport: Bowling   Fun Facts:   - He is on the drumline   - Has a dog and a cat   - He has built his own...

Alex Souza bowls a High 221 as bowling falls to Lowell 18-12

Alex Souza bowls a High 221 as bowling falls to Lowell 18-12

February 7, 2020

Senior Alex Souza and freshman Peyton Price led the way for FHC Bowling on Wednesday night, but in the end, it isn’t wasn’t enough to hold off Lowell as they lost a tough match 18-12. FHC came into...

Tommy Anderson Bowls a High 218 as FHC Bowling Wins  Against Ottawa Hills 26-4

Tommy Anderson Bowls a High 218 as FHC Bowling Wins Against Ottawa Hills 26-4

February 7, 2020

Tommy Anderson did it all for FHC bowing on Monday as they breezed through Ottawa Hills by a score of 26-4. Overall, the team performed great, and they looked strong coming into the match. FHC Bowling...

Competitive Cheer Finishes 4th Overall in Conference Finals at Cedar Springs

February 7, 2020

Overcoming a long season full of sickness and injuries, FHC’s competitive cheer team made a statement on Wednesday, finishing fourth overall at the OK White conference finals at Cedar Springs. After...

Alex Souza leads the way for FHC Bowling, but the boys fall short against Northview 20-10

Alex Souza leads the way for FHC Bowling, but the boys fall short against Northview 20-10

January 29, 2020

Senior Alex Souza had a great day at the lanes on Wednesday, bowling a 189 in game one and a 201 in game 2. This would ultimately not lead the Rangers to the promise land, and they would again fall short...

Tommy Payne does it all for FHC Bowling as they cruise past Cedar Springs 18-12

Tommy Payne does it all for FHC Bowling as they cruise past Cedar Springs 18-12

January 29, 2020

Junior Tommy Payne continues to lead the way for FHC Bowling after having a career day at the lanes on Monday. He had his high scores for the season with a 171 in game 1 and a 209 in game 2.  FHC came...

FHC Bowling Holds on to Beat Lowell 22-8

FHC Bowling Holds on to Beat Lowell 22-8

January 23, 2020

Junior Tommy Payne led the way again for FHC Bowling, as they held on to beat Lowell after a rough performance by a score of 22-8. The Rangers were averaging a very low score coming into game 2 two but...

Player Profile: Peyton Price

Player Profile: Peyton Price

January 16, 2020

Name: Peyton Price Grade: 9 Sport: Bowling   Fun Facts: -Plays 2 sports besides bowling -Likes to hunt and wakeboard Up North -He is a big Michigan State and Denver Broncos fan   How...

FHC Bowling Team Loses a Heartbreaker to Greenville 1,804-1,761

FHC Bowling Team Loses a Heartbreaker to Greenville 1,804-1,761

January 16, 2020

Tommy Payne led the way for the FHC bowling team on Wednesday with a score of 224 and 226 in both games on Wednesday at Greenville but ended up falling short of the win. FHC fought to the end but ended...

Competitive Cheer finishes fourth in first meet with more to prove

Competitive Cheer finishes fourth in first meet with more to prove

January 9, 2020

The Forest Hills Central Competitive Cheer team had a rough day at Lowell in their first meet after winter break. They took 4th place in the Lowell competition this week and did not have their best meet...

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