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Eli Romijn

Eli Romijn, Sports Reporter

Eli Romijn is a junior at FHC, entering his first year as a sports reporter. He is a hard-working student who has a love for athletics, and he plays tennis and golf. His favorite subjects in school are math and science and he hopes to pursue a field related to these subjects in the future. One of his favorite things to do is to travel the world. His favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions.

Colleges Interested In: University of Michigan, Northwestern University

Favorite Sport: Golf

Favorite Thing About FHC: Everyone's school spirit.

 

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The Nike takeover of professional sports

The Nike takeover of professional sports

May 16, 2020

The deal between Nike and Major League Baseball—that gives Nike the exclusive rights to make the jerseys for the MLB for the next decade—was announced in January of 2019 and just over a year later,...

Grant Coughlin

Grant Coughlin

May 8, 2020

Sport: Baseball Future Plans: Continuing baseball at Michigan State and getting a degree in Economics What does missing out on your Senior season mean to you? "Missing out on my senior season...

The Dombrowski Effect

The Dombrowski Effect

May 8, 2020

Most Detroit Tigers fans who followed the team from anytime between 2002 and 2015 know who Dave Dombrowski is. Dombrowski served as the Tigers’ general manager during these 13 seasons in Detroit. His...

June 17th, 1994 30 for 30: The Most Chaotic Day in Sports History

June 17th, 1994 30 for 30: The Most Chaotic Day in Sports History

May 1, 2020

If you ask any random person on the street what happened on June 17th, 1994, they’ll most likely give you a blank stare or a reply of “I don’t know”. Some, more informed, may respond that it was...

Liam Nyberg

Liam Nyberg

May 1, 2020

Sport: Baseball Future Plans: Attending GRCC in the Fall What does missing out on your Senior season mean to you? "I was really looking forward to playing this season.  Ever since middle school,...

Matt Henriksen

Matt Henriksen

April 24, 2020

Sport: Baseball Accomplishments: National Honor Society Future Plans: Studying computer science at Boston University What does missing out on your Senior season mean to you? "Missing out on...

Hillsborough 30 for 30: A Tragic Account of a Preventable Accident

Hillsborough 30 for 30: A Tragic Account of a Preventable Accident

April 24, 2020

“Hillsborough” is one of many when it comes to movies in the ongoing ESPN 30 for 30 series and even the Soccer Stories subcategory it is placed in, but this documentary hits harder than almost every...

My life in sports

My life in sports

April 20, 2020

Sports have always had a profound impact on my life. Since I was about four years old, baseball has been my passion and in a way, it mimicked real life with its ups and downs. Some of the more positive...

Top 5 Seniors

Top 5 Seniors

March 25, 2020

Ben Kastner Ben was one of the best bowlers on a team that had potential, although it unfortunately wasn’t able to achieve the goals it had set. Nevertheless, Ben provided solid outings for the team,...

Boys varsity basketball's 15-6 season highlighted by share of OK White conference championship

Boys varsity basketball’s 15-6 season highlighted by share of OK White conference championship

March 20, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team concluded its season with a record of 15-6 overall and an in-conference record of 11-1. Led by seniors Jimmy Scholler, Mitchell Wilkinson, Jay Wiener, and Tommy Spaletto,...

Boys varsity basketball's season ends in heartbreaking 58-54 loss to Rockford in Districts

Boys varsity basketball’s season ends in heartbreaking 58-54 loss to Rockford in Districts

March 13, 2020

Although senior Jimmy Scholler and junior Chris Battiste both finished with double-digit point totals, 15 and 13 respectively, the boys varsity basketball team fell 58-54 to the Rockford Rams in the district...

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...

Boys varsity basketball drops regular season finale 53-48 to Unity Christian on Senior Night

Boys varsity basketball drops regular season finale 53-48 to Unity Christian on Senior Night

March 10, 2020

The regular season for the boys varsity basketball team came to a close on Thursday as the team was  defeated 53-48 by the Unity Christian Crusaders. This game happened to be the boys’ senior night,...

1,000 point Q&A with Jimmy Scholler

1,000 point Q&A with Jimmy Scholler

March 10, 2020

Congratulations to senior Jimmy Scholler on scoring 1,000 career points; he became the fourth player in Rangerball history to reach this milestone when the boys varsity basketball team won over Grandville....

Jimmy Scholler reaches 1,000 career points as boys varsity basketball beats Grandville 67-52

Jimmy Scholler reaches 1,000 career points as boys varsity basketball beats Grandville 67-52

March 6, 2020

Senior Jimmy Scholler became the fourth Ranger in school history to score 1,000 points as his 22 points moved him over the benchmark on Tuesday. Jimmy’s performance, which also included five assists...

Boys varsity basketball clinches share of conference championship with 57-41 win over Northview

Boys varsity basketball clinches share of conference championship with 57-41 win over Northview

March 3, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team earned a share of the OK White conference championship on Friday with a win over the Northview Wildcats 57-41. Senior Jimmy Scholler scored 26 points in this game to lead...

Player Profile: Matthew Mahoney

Player Profile: Matthew Mahoney

February 24, 2020

Name: Matthew Mahoney Sport: Boys Varsity Basketball Grade: 11 3 fun facts about Matthew: He is the soccer team captain He is a huge Michigan, Marquette, and Arsenal FC fan He is...

Boys varsity basketball experiences first conference defeat in 54-50 loss to Forest Hills Northern

Boys varsity basketball experiences first conference defeat in 54-50 loss to Forest Hills Northern

February 24, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team experienced a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Forest Hills Northern on Friday by a score of 54-50. Seniors Jimmy Scholler and Mitchell Wilkinson’s combined 33 points...

Boys varsity basketball wins 74-57 with late surge over Ottawa Hills

Boys varsity basketball wins 74-57 with late surge over Ottawa Hills

February 21, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team won on Tuesday after a late 13-0 run put the Rangers over the Ottawa Hills Bengals by a score of 74-57. Senior Jimmy Scholler’s 20 points in this game paved the way to...

Boys varsity basketball's defense stifles Lowell in 64-38 win

Boys varsity basketball’s defense stifles Lowell in 64-38 win

February 17, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team exhibited its defensive talent on Friday when it beat the Lowell Red Arrows 64-38. Three Rangers finished in double-digits in points: senior Jimmy Scholler, senior Mitchell...

Boys varsity basketball moves to 8-0 in conference with 77-61 win over Cedar Springs

Boys varsity basketball moves to 8-0 in conference with 77-61 win over Cedar Springs

February 12, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team picked up another conference win on Tuesday thanks to senior Mitchell Wilkinson’s 24 points and senior Jimmy Scholler’s 21 points. This win came by a score of 77-61...

Player Profile: Jonah Spates

Player Profile: Jonah Spates

February 10, 2020

Name: Jonah Spates Grade: 11 Sport: Boys varsity basketball 3 fun facts about Jonah: He makes a mean Powerpoint presentation His favorite color is blue He has two dogs How did you...

Boys varsity basketball earns season sweep over Greenville with 74-46 win

Boys varsity basketball earns season sweep over Greenville with 74-46 win

February 10, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team beat Greenville for the second time this season on Friday by a score of 74-46. Seniors Mitchell Wilkinson and Jimmy Scholler led the way with 28 and 23 points, respectively....

Boys varsity basketball's comeback comes up short in 61-56 loss to Wyoming

Boys varsity basketball’s comeback comes up short in 61-56 loss to Wyoming

February 6, 2020

Senior Jimmy Scholler’s 27 points weren’t enough for the boys basketball team on Tuesday when it dropped its third game of the season against Wyoming 61-56. Coming into this matchup, the boys knew...

Boys varsity basketball picks up 69-43 conference win over Northview

Boys varsity basketball picks up 69-43 conference win over Northview

February 4, 2020

Senior Jimmy Scholler’s 27 points helped lift the boys varsity basketball team over the Northview Wildcats 69-43 on Friday. This win comes after the boys dropped their second game of the season on Tuesday...

Player Profile: Jacob Ervin

Player Profile: Jacob Ervin

February 3, 2020

Name: Jacob Ervin Grade: 11 Sport: Boys varsity basketball 3 fun facts about Jacob: He is 6'6" He is a Michigan fan He plays AAU for Impact Elite How did you develop a passion...

Player Profile: Tommy Spaletto

Player Profile: Tommy Spaletto

January 31, 2020

Name: Tommy Spaletto Grade: 12 Sport: Boys varsity basketball Fun facts about Tommy: His favorite food is Fettucini Alfredo The coolest place he has been to is Rome His biggest fear...

Boys varsity basketball's eight-game win streak snapped by East Grand Rapids in 55-52 loss

Boys varsity basketball’s eight-game win streak snapped by East Grand Rapids in 55-52 loss

January 30, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team traveled to East Grand Rapids on Tuesday to take on a Pioneers team that was 8-3 coming into this matchup. The Rangers did not play to the best of their potential as they...

Boys varsity basketball earns big 65-59 rivalry win over Forest Hills Northern

Boys varsity basketball earns big 65-59 rivalry win over Forest Hills Northern

January 27, 2020

A huge rivalry win came from the boys varsity basketball team on Friday, as the boys took down the Forest Hills Northern Huskies 65-59. Both teams were undefeated in conference play coming into this matchup,...

Boys varsity basketball stays undefeated in conference play with 71-52 win over Ottawa Hills

Boys varsity basketball stays undefeated in conference play with 71-52 win over Ottawa Hills

January 23, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team stayed undefeated and on top of the OK White conference with a 71-52 win over Ottawa Hills on Tuesday night. The highlight of this game was four Rangers scoring in double-digits:...

Mitchell Wilkinson's 24 points highlights boys varsity basketball 63-26 win over Lowell

Mitchell Wilkinson’s 24 points highlights boys varsity basketball 63-26 win over Lowell

January 21, 2020

Senior Mitchell Wilkinson scored 24 points in the boys varsity basketball team’s routing of Lowell on Friday; the boys beat the Red Arrows by a score of 63-26 to improve their winning streak to an impressive...

Player Profile: Chris Battiste

Player Profile: Chris Battiste

January 21, 2020

Name: Chris Battiste Grade: 11 Sport: Boys varsity basketball Fun facts about Chris: He has been a state competitor in tennis for the past three years He enjoys swimming He plays pranks...

Boys varsity basketball beats Cedar Springs 55-39 as three players score in double-digits

Boys varsity basketball beats Cedar Springs 55-39 as three players score in double-digits

January 15, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team played on the road Tuesday night as they took on the Cedar Springs Red Hawks. The Rangers were victorious as they beat the Red Hawks by a score of 55-39. After securing...

Player Profile: Dallas Hopson

Player Profile: Dallas Hopson

January 13, 2020

Name: Dallas Hopson Grade: 11 Sport: Boys varsity basketball Fun facts about Dallas: He has over ten pairs of shoes He runs track His favorite video game is the new Call of Duty How...

Boys varsity basketball shuts down Greenville 63-23

Boys varsity basketball shuts down Greenville 63-23

January 11, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team traveled to Greenville yesterday and left with a dominating 63-23 win over the Yellow Jackets. This was the team’s first conference game of the season, pushing its record...

Jimmy Scholler and boys varsity basketball win Cornerstone Holiday Tournament

Jimmy Scholler and boys varsity basketball win Cornerstone Holiday Tournament

January 7, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team reclaimed its title as champions of the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament to tip off the new year. In the boys’ first game, they were victorious over Allendale. In the championship...

Jimmy Scholler and Mitchell Wilkinson lead boys varsity basketball to 60-48 win over East Kentwood, first win over EK in 12 years

Jimmy Scholler and Mitchell Wilkinson lead boys varsity basketball to 60-48 win over East Kentwood, first win over EK in 12 years

December 24, 2019

On Friday night, the boys varsity basketball team hosted the East Kentwood Falcons in hopes of earning its first victory of the year in its home opener. The boys were triumphant in the game, coming out...

Player Profile: Jimmy Scholler

Player Profile: Jimmy Scholler

December 20, 2019

Name: Jimmy Scholler Grade: 12 Sport: Boys varsity basketball Fun facts about Jimmy: He plays quarterback for the varsity football team He is playing basketball for Ferris State next...

Boys varsity basketball drops season opener against FHE 55-53

Boys varsity basketball drops season opener against FHE 55-53

December 15, 2019

The boys varsity basketball team kicked off its much anticipated season on the road at Forest Hills Eastern on Friday night. The game stayed close the whole time, with the largest lead from either side...

Boys varsity basketball has high hopes for team loaded with young talent

Boys varsity basketball has high hopes for team loaded with young talent

December 12, 2019

Coming off of a 12-8 season last year, the boys varsity basketball team looks to improve this season through the experience of returning players and second-year head coach Kyle Carhart. After a strong...

Top 5 Breakout Seasons

Top 5 Breakout Seasons

November 21, 2019

Freshman volleyball The freshman volleyball team experienced a breakout season this year as they went undefeated in head-to-head matches. The stellar season for the girls started off with a solid...

Girls varsity golf ends extraordinary season highlighted by third-place finish at States

Girls varsity golf ends extraordinary season highlighted by third-place finish at States

November 8, 2019

The girls varsity golf team finished their season recently after notching an astounding team-best, a third-place finish at the state tournament. “We had the best finish in school history. It is a reflection...

Why Boise State should be moved into the Pac-12

Why Boise State should be moved into the Pac-12

November 8, 2019

Boise State is one of the most consistent teams in the chaotic environment of college football. The Broncos have been known for their winning ways, and despite all of their recent and historical success,...

JV field hockey finishes season with impressive 10-6-2 record

JV field hockey finishes season with impressive 10-6-2 record

November 7, 2019

It was a successful season for the JV girls field hockey teams. At the beginning of the year, the JV field hockey program consisted of two separate teams: the JV White squad and the JV Purple squad. The...

Are the Lions back?

Are the Lions back?

November 1, 2019

Tommy: It seems like every year, the Detroit Lions follow the same pattern. They start out hot and defeat some of the top teams in the league. It’s a pattern of inconsistency that I’ve noticed for...

Girls varsity golf places third at historic State Tournament, best finish in school history

Girls varsity golf places third at historic State Tournament, best finish in school history

October 23, 2019

The girls varsity golf team finished its season this past Saturday with a historic outing at the State Tournament. The team achieved a third-place finish in its final event of the year, and after two 18-hole...

Player Profile: Ally Ringler

Player Profile: Ally Ringler

October 14, 2019

Name: Ally Ringler Grade: 12 Sport: Varsity Golf   How long have you been playing golf? "I have been playing golf since my freshman year." Who is your favorite golfer/golf inspiration? "My...

Girls varsity golf delves further into postseason with second-place finish at Regionals

Girls varsity golf delves further into postseason with second-place finish at Regionals

October 14, 2019

The girls varsity golf team further excelled its postseason performance thus far with another second-place finish at Regionals. The girls played well in their second postseason event and look to continue...

Girls JV field hockey concludes regular season with 2-0 victory over Hartland

Girls JV field hockey concludes regular season with 2-0 victory over Hartland

October 9, 2019

After a very successful stretch where the girls JV purple field hockey team combined with the JV white team, the JV purple team played its most recent match without the JV white team and achieved a 2-0...

Girls varsity golf enters postseason with second-place finish at OK White conference tournament

Girls varsity golf enters postseason with second-place finish at OK White conference tournament

October 7, 2019

The girls varsity golf team kicked off its postseason venture with a second-place finish at the conference tournament. The team achieved a collective score of 339, bringing it within 17 strokes of first...

Player Profile: Maddie Knoor

Player Profile: Maddie Knoor

October 7, 2019

Name: Maddie Knoor Grade: 11 Sport: Varsity golf How long have you been playing golf? "I started playing golf a month before tryouts my freshman year, but I made the team. This is my third...

Mandy Ehrlich drives girls varsity golf to second-place finish at FHN Ernie Popiel Memorial

Mandy Ehrlich drives girls varsity golf to second-place finish at FHN Ernie Popiel Memorial

October 1, 2019

The girls varsity golf team achieved another second-place result when it took part in the FHN Ernie Popiel Memorial tournament yesterday. The Rangers trailed only one other school, and one Ranger golfer...

Defense leads girls JV field hockey to 1-0 victory over Mercy

Defense leads girls JV field hockey to 1-0 victory over Mercy

September 30, 2019

In a thrilling match this past Saturday, the girls JV field hockey emerged victorious over Mercy in a 1-0 victory. This showdown was played at EGR's Pioneer Stadium, and the contest was an exhibition of...

Player Profile: Remmie Gavle

Player Profile: Remmie Gavle

September 30, 2019

Name: Remmie Gavle Grade: 10 Sport: JV Field Hockey How did you get into field hockey? "My older sister started playing field hockey during her freshman year of high school, and the sport...

Ally Ringler leads girls varsity golf to second-place finish at Northview Jamboree

Ally Ringler leads girls varsity golf to second-place finish at Northview Jamboree

September 26, 2019

The girls varsity golf team participated in the Northview Jamboree yesterday, and the girls came away with another second-place finish. The team has not dropped below second place in all 11 events this...

Girls varsity golf clinches second place at Belding Jamboree

Girls varsity golf clinches second place at Belding Jamboree

September 25, 2019

The girls varsity golf team visited Candlestone Golf Course yesterday when it embarked on the Belding Jamboree. The girls finished in second place after a well-fought battle that included all six golfers...

Player Profile: Haisley Turnquist

Player Profile: Haisley Turnquist

September 23, 2019

Name: Haisley Turnquist Grade: 12 Sport: Girls varsity golf How long have you been playing golf? "I've been playing golf almost my entire life, but I really started getting into it my freshman...

Girls JV field hockey triumphs over Detroit Country Day 5-0

Girls JV field hockey triumphs over Detroit Country Day 5-0

September 23, 2019

The girls JV field hockey team extended its undefeated streak as a combined squad on Saturday. The team has achieved 4 wins ever since the JV purple and JV white teams merged together. The girls traveled...

Girls JV field hockey game ends in 2-2 draw against Ann Arbor Pioneer

Girls JV field hockey game ends in 2-2 draw against Ann Arbor Pioneer

September 21, 2019

The girls JV field hockey team hosted Ann Arbor Pioneer last night. The school from the east side of Michigan is regarded as one of the toughest opponents in the state. The offense surged in this game,...

Girls varsity golf finishes in second place at FHC Jamboree

Girls varsity golf finishes in second place at FHC Jamboree

September 19, 2019

The girls varsity golf team was back on the links yesterday at Watermark, where it hosted its own jamboree. The girls shot an accumulative score of 182; this score propelled them to second place on the...

Girls JV field hockey wins defensive battle 1-0 against East Grand Rapids

Girls JV field hockey wins defensive battle 1-0 against East Grand Rapids

September 18, 2019

The girls JV field hockey team traveled to East Grand Rapids and emerged victorious against the Pioneers in its last game. In an arduous match, the girls prevailed and won the game by a score of 1-0. As...

Girls varsity golf takes first place at Cedar Springs Jamboree

Girls varsity golf takes first place at Cedar Springs Jamboree

September 17, 2019

The girls varsity golf team has achieved victory for the first time this season. After finishing in second place 7 times in a row, the team has finished in first place out of 8 teams at the Cedar Springs...

Player Profile: Mandy Ehrlich

Player Profile: Mandy Ehrlich

September 16, 2019

Name: Mandy Ehrlich Grade: 12 Sport: Varsity Golf How long have you been playing golf? "I started golfing my sophomore year of high school." Who is your favorite golfer/golf inspiration? "My...

Girls JV field hockey overwhelms Saline 2-0

Girls JV field hockey overwhelms Saline 2-0

September 16, 2019

The girls JV field hockey team took on Saline this past Saturday. In this match, the two JV teams—white and purple—merged together and played as one team. A common theme was relived as the defense...

Mandy Ehrlich propels girls varsity golf to second place at FHN Jamboree

Mandy Ehrlich propels girls varsity golf to second place at FHN Jamboree

September 13, 2019

For what is now a historic 7th time in a row, the girls varsity golf team has earned itself another second-place finish. This time, it was at Egypt Valley when they participated in the FHN Jamboree. The...

Girls varsity golf takes second place at Greenville Jamboree

Girls varsity golf takes second place at Greenville Jamboree

September 10, 2019

The girls varsity golf team earned itself another second-place finish, its 6th in a row on the season. The Rangers finished only behind 1 team out of 8, and they ended with a total team score of 177. A...

Girls JV field hockey team achieves 4-0 win against Novi

Girls JV field hockey team achieves 4-0 win against Novi

September 6, 2019

The girls JV Purple field hockey team emerged victorious from its encounter yesterday against Novi, 4-0. Just like when the JV White team played against Dexter, the defense was one of the main factors...

Girls varsity golf earns second place at Lowell Jamboree

Girls varsity golf earns second place at Lowell Jamboree

September 5, 2019

For the fourth time in a row this season, the girls varsity golf team has notched a second-place finish, this time at the Lowell Jamboree. The Rangers finished with an exceptional score of 168; they only...

Girls JV field hockey drops tough game against Dexter

Girls JV field hockey drops tough game against Dexter

September 5, 2019

This past Thursday, the girls JV White field hockey team embarked on its second game of the season against Dexter. Coming off of a mighty 5-0 win against Ann Arbor Huron, the team had high hopes coming...

Ally Ringler leads girls varsity golf to another top 2 finish at Ottawa Hills Jamboree

Ally Ringler leads girls varsity golf to another top 2 finish at Ottawa Hills Jamboree

August 30, 2019

The girls varsity golf team continued its streak of top 2 finishes yesterday at Indian Trails for the Ottawa Hills Jamboree. At this outing, the team played very well yet again, finishing in second place....

Girls Varsity Golf Dominates to Start Season

Girls Varsity Golf Dominates to Start Season

August 28, 2019

The girls varsity golf team teed off the 2019 season at the TCC Lober Invitational up north in Traverse City followed by a home invitational hosted at GVSU's golf course, The Meadows. The Rangers put on...

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