• Exams for freshmen through juniors will be Friday June 4th, Monday June 7th, and Tuesday June 8th
  • Tuesday June 8th is the last day of school for freshmen through juniors
  • FHC Graduation is the on evening of Monday, May 17

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Ally Francisco

Ally Francisco, Sports Reporter

Ally Francisco is a senior and this year is her first year on staff. She plays soccer and runs cross country for FHC. Next fall she is playing soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends.

Favorite color: Blue 

Favorite movie: The Blind Side

Favorite season: Fall 

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Top 5 Unsung Heroes

Top 5 Unsung Heroes

March 24, 2020

Gavin Brady Junior Gavin Brady replaced graduate Carl Mielock in the goalie position this season. Due to the transfer rules last year, Gavin was not allowed to play an official game until the second...

Varsity Ski team faces tough course conditions on senior night

Varsity Ski team faces tough course conditions on senior night

March 4, 2020

Junior captain Abby McAlindon and sophomore Ben Taylor led the Varsity Ski team on Senior Night. This was the Ranger’s last conference meet of the season. Each skier had two runs at the Slalom. A total...

Abby McAlindon finishes her 2020 skiing season placing top 10 in both events at the MHSAA Division 2 State Finals

Abby McAlindon finishes her 2020 skiing season placing top 10 in both events at the MHSAA Division 2 State Finals

February 28, 2020

This Monday, junior captain Abby McAlindon finished her junior skiing season off strong in the MHSAA Division 2 Ski championships. Individually, Abby placed in the top 10 in both the Giant Slalom and the...

Player Profile: Ben Taylor

Player Profile: Ben Taylor

February 21, 2020

Name: Ben Taylor Grade: 10th grade Sport: Varsity Ski 3 fun facts:  He plays on drumline He plays soccer He's a lifeguard at the Y What was your favorite part about the season? "My...

Player Profile: Koyuki Buckhold

Player Profile: Koyuki Buckhold

February 16, 2020

Name: Koyuki Buckhold Grade: 11th Sport: Varisty Ski What was your favorite part about the season and why? "My favorite part of the season is spending time with all of my teammates....

Varsity Ski team fights against poor course conditions in their 6th conference race as they head into Regionals

Varsity Ski team fights against poor course conditions in their 6th conference race as they head into Regionals

February 9, 2020

Junior captain Abby McAlindon led the girls varsity ski team placing 5th overall in both the slalom and giant slalom. The boys team had multiple contributors to their overall placing in the two events....

Player Profile: Sam Werkema

Player Profile: Sam Werkema

February 7, 2020

Name: Sam Werkema Grade: 12th Sport: Varsity Ski Three fun facts: Unlike some people, he believes that 7up does NOT belong in milk He is a definite dog person He doesn’t know if he...

Player Profile: Abby McAlindon

Player Profile: Abby McAlindon

February 4, 2020

Name: Abby McAlindon Grade: 11th Sport: Varsity ski 3 fun facts: She loves to spend her time doing gymnastics She loves skiing out west in the mountains She wants to learn to fly a...

Sam Werkema and Abby McAlindon guide the Varsity Ski team to a successful weekend at the Caberfae Invitational

Sam Werkema and Abby McAlindon guide the Varsity Ski team to a successful weekend at the Caberfae Invitational

February 4, 2020

Captains senior Sam Werkema and junior Abby McAlindon guided the varsity ski team this Saturday in the Caberfae Invitational. The Rangers competed in both the Giant Slalom and Slalom. Sam placed within...

Abby McAlindon's first place finish leads girls varsity ski team to highest placement of the season; boys finish 7th out of 11 teams

Abby McAlindon’s first place finish leads girls varsity ski team to highest placement of the season; boys finish 7th out of 11 teams

January 30, 2020

Junior captain Abby McAlindon led the Lady Rangers’ varsity ski team by clinching first place overall in the giant slalom. She was also the fastest skier in the slalom for FHC placing 5th overall....

Player Profile: Sarah Tiggleman

Player Profile: Sarah Tiggleman

January 24, 2020

Name: Sarah Tiggleman Grade: 12th Sport: Girls Ski What are three fun facts about you? Both of her older siblings ski  She does theatre and is in Hunchback of Notre Dame She loves...

Varsity Ski team gains more experience in their third conference race

Varsity Ski team gains more experience in their third conference race

January 24, 2020

Senior captain Sam Werkema led the boys varsity ski team in both the Giant Slalom and Slalom in their third conference meet on Tuesday. The girls had two different leaders, Junior Eden Growney placed first...

Varsity Ski team faced harsh weather conditions in its second conference race

Varsity Ski team faced harsh weather conditions in its second conference race

January 21, 2020

For the second consecutive race, captains senior Sam Werkema and junior Abby McAlindon led the boys and girls varsity ski team in their race last Tuesday. A total of ten teams competed in the Slalom and...

Player Profile: Sam Musgraves

Player Profile: Sam Musgraves

January 17, 2020

Name: Sam Musgraves Grade: 11 Sport: Varsity Ski  Three fun facts about Sam: He likes to film and edit videos He likes to breakdance He loves the winter What are you looking forward...

Varsity Ski team faces tough competition in their first conference meet

Varsity Ski team faces tough competition in their first conference meet

January 13, 2020

Captains senior Sam Werkema and junior Abby McAlindon led the girls and boys varsity ski team in their first conference meet on Thursday. In the Cannonsburg meet, each skier took two runs on the giant...

Player Profile: Ella Kelly

Player Profile: Ella Kelly

January 10, 2020

Name: Ella Kelly Grade: 12 Sport: Girls Ski   What are three fun facts about you? She has a german shepherd dog named Roxy that she loves to play with, especially in the snow Her...

Varsity Ski team looks to continue the tradition of excellence in the 2020 season

Varsity Ski team looks to continue the tradition of excellence in the 2020 season

January 9, 2020

The previous seniors Courtney McAlindon and Kaley Reynolds who were two-year captains led the girls ski team to three consecutive regional and conference titles as well as a Division 2 state championship...

Varsity B Wrestling team improve on individual performances at the East Kentwood Round Robin

Varsity B Wrestling team improve on individual performances at the East Kentwood Round Robin

January 6, 2020

Two standout freshmen Landon Cooke and Topher Beckering both earned medals at the East Kentwood Round Robin Saturday morning.  The Varsity B team took only 9 members to the invite which allowed the wrestlers...

Varsity B Wrestling goes 2-0 at the Lowell Double Dual

Varsity B Wrestling goes 2-0 at the Lowell Double Dual

December 20, 2019

Freshman Michael Campbell, junior Josiah Perdue, junior Ashley Anderson, and senior Alex Quiton each won their bracket at the Lowell Double Dual meet yesterday evening. Their individual performances led...

Player Profile: Josiah Perdue

Player Profile: Josiah Perdue

December 20, 2019

Name: Josiah Perdue Grade: 11 Sport: JV Wrestling What are three fun facts about you? He likes to fish He likes the outdoors He likes new experiences with people he cares about What...

Varsity B Wrestling Team improves individual performances at home at the FHC Round Robin Tournament

Varsity B Wrestling Team improves individual performances at home at the FHC Round Robin Tournament

December 17, 2019

Senior Gavin Keeler and junior Ashley Anderson finished 3-0 in the FHC Round Robin tournament this past weekend. The tournament was organized as an individual tournament regarding placing in which each...

Player Profile: Alex Quiton

Player Profile: Alex Quiton

December 13, 2019

Name: Alex Quiton Grade: 12 Sport: Wrestling 3 fun facts about you: He loves to lift weights He is a Pacific Islander  He is a pasta type guy When did you start to wrestle? “...

Varsity B Wrestling holds high expectations for this year's season

Varsity B Wrestling holds high expectations for this year’s season

December 11, 2019

With many returning wrestlers from the previous season, the Varsity B Wrestling team looks forward to further developing their skills and improving their winning records this season.  “We had some...

Top 5 Upsets

Top 5 Upsets

November 19, 2019

Varsity soccer vs Caledonia  After coming off a 7-0 victory against Ottawa Hills, the Rangers went up against local powerhouse Caledonia, who was ranked #3 in the Division 1 state standings at...

Freshman volleyball end its season as conference champions thanks to undefeated conference record

Freshman volleyball end its season as conference champions thanks to undefeated conference record

November 8, 2019

The Freshman volleyball team had yet another dominant season under head coach Bri Tilton.  For the second consecutive year, Tilton led her team to be undefeated in conference play. This year, the Rangers...

Olivia Moutrie: the youngest girl soccer player to go professional

Olivia Moutrie: the youngest girl soccer player to go professional

November 8, 2019

Setting new standards, Olivia Moutrie goes across seas to play professional soccer at the young age of 13. On February 25th, 2019, Olivia signed her first contract with Bayern Munich. A year ago, Olivia...

NCAA athletes potentially able to earn endorsement in near future

NCAA athletes potentially able to earn endorsement in near future

October 30, 2019

As of Tuesday, October 29th, the NCAA's organization board of governors voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to profit from their names, images, and likeness. This debate of whether or not college...

Player Profile: Jaida Coller

Player Profile: Jaida Coller

October 29, 2019

Name: Jaida Coller Grade: 9 Sport: Freshman Volleyball Position: Hitter 3 fun facts: She also plays ice hockey She has a dog named Cooper She plays the setter position What is...

Overall team effort guides girls freshman volleyball team to a 5-1 record at the Cedar Springs Invitational

Overall team effort guides girls freshman volleyball team to a 5-1 record at the Cedar Springs Invitational

October 28, 2019

The freshman girls’ volleyball overall team effort inspired their success on Saturday at the Cedar Springs Invitational. Coming off of a 2-0 record at the OK White Tri, the Rangers went 5-1 this weekend.  “I...

Freshman volleyball clinch another conference road victory against Cedar Springs

Freshman volleyball clinch another conference road victory against Cedar Springs

October 27, 2019

The undefeated freshman volleyball team continued their dominant play in the OK White Conference on the road on October 15th against Cedar Springs. Controlling the serve all night, the Rangers defeated...

Player Profile: Ella Hunnewell

Player Profile: Ella Hunnewell

October 25, 2019

Name: Ella Hunnewell  Grade: 9 Sport: Freshman Volleyball 3 fun facts: She plays the tuba She moved here from Georgia A dog once broke her toe What is your favorite memory of this...

Girls JV Golf has another remarkable season, leaving the Girls Ranger Golf Program with a bright future

Girls JV Golf has another remarkable season, leaving the Girls Ranger Golf Program with a bright future

October 25, 2019

Alyssa and Lexi returning to the team in the 2019 season, served as a large part of the Rangers success. They led the Rangers for the most individual first-place finishes for FHC. Both girls ended with...

Freshman volleyball go 2-0 at the OK White Tri

Freshman volleyball go 2-0 at the OK White Tri

October 19, 2019

On their home court, the Rangers went up against Greenville and Lowell home at the OK White Tri Thursday night. The Lady Rangers defeated both teams, and their serving was crucial to their success.  Captain...

Player Profile: Bella Wisley

Player Profile: Bella Wisley

October 17, 2019

Name: Bella Wisely Grade: 10th Sport: JV Golf 3 fun facts about her: She has three dogs She has 5 siblings Her favorite subject is math What was your favorite memory from this season? “My...

Freshman volleyball gains hard fought victory against Mona Shores on the road

Freshman volleyball gains hard fought victory against Mona Shores on the road

October 14, 2019

Without captain Ally Werkema setting for the Rangers, the freshman girls volleyball team played through adversity against Mona Shores on the road last night. However, Brooke Kushak stepped into Ally’s...

Girls freshman volleyball trounces Greenville 2-0

Girls freshman volleyball trounces Greenville 2-0

October 14, 2019

Leaving no question whose home court it was last night, the girls freshman volleyball team defeated Greenville in just two sets. Incorporating copious numbers of offensive plays, FHC’s offense led to...

Player Profile: Brooke Kushak

Player Profile: Brooke Kushak

October 10, 2019

Name: Brooke Kushak Grade: 9 Sport: Freshman Volleyball Position: Right side and Right back 3 fun facts: She has been playing volleyball for 5 years She moved to Grand Rapids in 4th...

Girls freshman volleyball falls short of first place at Grand Haven Lakeshore Classic

Girls freshman volleyball falls short of first place at Grand Haven Lakeshore Classic

October 7, 2019

Despite a great overall team effort, the girls freshman volleyball team took home second place at the Grand Haven Lakeshore Classic on Saturday afternoon.  Overall, the Rangers went 3-2. They fell short...

Freshman girls volleyball defeats the Lowell Red Arrows and remains undefeated in the OK White conference

Freshman girls volleyball defeats the Lowell Red Arrows and remains undefeated in the OK White conference

October 4, 2019

Last night, the freshman volleyball team extended its winning streak in conference play to 5-0 after facing off against the Lowell Red Arrows. The Rangers took down the Red Arrows in two close scoring...

Girls freshman volleyball defeats Northview on the road 2-1

Girls freshman volleyball defeats Northview on the road 2-1

October 3, 2019

After a fiercely fought battle on the road, the girls freshman volleyball team recorded another win in the books against Northview. In the end, the collective talents of the Rangers squad overwhelmed the...

Player Profile: Addy Scholtens

Player Profile: Addy Scholtens

October 3, 2019

Name: Addy Scholtens Grade: 9 Sport: Freshman Volleyball Position: Outside Hitter What is your favorite memory so far this season? “My favorite memory this season was by far, the moment...

Freshman girls volleyball stuffs their competition at the MSA Fieldhouse tournament

Freshman girls volleyball stuffs their competition at the MSA Fieldhouse tournament

September 30, 2019

“After winning the tourney, I was ecstatic,” said captain Ally Werkema. Ally, along with the two other captains, Emma Costello, and Addy Scholtens, led the freshman girls volleyball team to victory...

Player Player: Lexi Schnelker

Player Player: Lexi Schnelker

September 26, 2019

Name: Lexi Schnelker  Grade: 10 Sport: Girls JV Golf 3 Fun Facts: She plays the flute in band She loves to travel Last year, she ate around one bag of microwave popcorn every day What...

Girls JV Golf dominates Belding Jamboree in excellent all around shooting

Girls JV Golf dominates Belding Jamboree in excellent all around shooting

September 26, 2019

Showing no mercy at the Belding Jamboree, the Lady Rangers JV golf team took home first, second, and third place in a scramble. With plenty of open space on the Candlestone course, the Rangers propelled...

JV Girls Golf Place Second at Mona Shores Jamboree

JV Girls Golf Place Second at Mona Shores Jamboree

September 26, 2019

Yesterday afternoon at the Mona Shores Jamboree, the lady Ranger JV golf team fell just one stroke short of first place. This marks the second consecutive second place finish for the squad. As a team,...

Girls freshman volleyball secures 3-0 win against Ottawa Hills

Girls freshman volleyball secures 3-0 win against Ottawa Hills

September 25, 2019

Emma Costello left a substantial defensive impact on the match last night against Ottawa Hills. Head coach Bri Tilton implemented a new defensive scheme in the game, in which Emma led the Rangers to a...

Freshman volleyball Sweeps Forest Hills Northern in Two Sets

Freshman volleyball Sweeps Forest Hills Northern in Two Sets

September 21, 2019

The freshman volleyball team took on the Forest Hills Northern Huskies Thursday evening at home. Off to a great start in their first conference play this season, the Rangers improved their record to 2-0....

JV Girls Golf Places Second at First Annual Forest Hills Ryder Cup

JV Girls Golf Places Second at First Annual Forest Hills Ryder Cup

September 21, 2019

After a first place finish on Wednesday at Arrowhead, the girls JV Golf Team competed at the Forest Hills Ryder Cup Thursday afternoon. This was the inaugural year for the Forest Hills Ryder Cup Tournament...

Player Profile: Emma Costello

Player Profile: Emma Costello

September 19, 2019

Name: Emma Costello Grade: 9th Sport: Freshman Volleyball Position:  Outside hitter 3 Fun Facts: She has a sister on the varsity team. She played on a MVA national team. She has...

Girls JV golf improves first place finish streak to 4 at Boulder Creek

Girls JV golf improves first place finish streak to 4 at Boulder Creek

September 19, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, the Girls JV golf team competed in another conference jamboree at Northview’s Boulder Creek. The Rangers placed first, winning by 5 strokes, with a total team score of 192. Forest...

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