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The Central Trend

Jeremy James

Jeremy James, Sports Reporter

Jeremy is a sophomore at FHC, and this is his first year writing for Sports Report on The Central Trend. Jeremy participates in tennis during the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball through the spring all at our school. He also loves watching sports all year long—especially Michigan State and Indiana.

 

Favorite part about FHC: The community at all of the sporting events

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, and listening to music

Favorite sports: Basketball and tennis

All content by Jeremy James
Girls varsity tennis improves each match and places top ten at state tournament

Girls varsity tennis improves each match and places top ten at state tournament

June 4, 2019

Sophomore Emily Johnson reached the semi-finals at 4 singles in the state tournament for the second consecutive year to help the Rangers score 9 points total and place tenth overall. Along with Emily,...

Emily Johnson, Andrea Wang, and Mandy Ehrlich make finals in the Regional tournament to propel the Rangers to States

Emily Johnson, Andrea Wang, and Mandy Ehrlich make finals in the Regional tournament to propel the Rangers to States

May 19, 2019

A year after earning 18 points in the regional tournament to qualify for the state tournament, the girls varsity tennis team squeaked by once again and scored 19 points to earn a spot in the state tournament...

After getting swept by Jenison, freshman baseball sweeps Northview behind surging offense

After getting swept by Jenison, freshman baseball sweeps Northview behind surging offense

May 19, 2019

After losing 9-3 and 4-1 against Jenison, the freshman baseball team defeated Northview 6-2 and 17-0; it won 17-0 in just two and a half innings and totaled an impressive 19 hits in two at-bats. Against...

Freshman baseball wins back-to-back 8-6 games to sweep East Grand Rapids

Freshman baseball wins back-to-back 8-6 games to sweep East Grand Rapids

May 16, 2019

Two identical scoring games led to the freshman baseball team leaving East Grand Rapids with a sweep. Going into the bottom of the last inning in the first game—an extra inning sixth—East Grand...

Girls varsity tennis loses 6-2 to Rockford despite some success from the singles lineup

Girls varsity tennis loses 6-2 to Rockford despite some success from the singles lineup

May 15, 2019

Despite sophomore Emily Johnson pulling out a win 7-6, 7-6 at 4 singles and junior Andrea Wang winning 6-3, 6-1, no other flight for the Rangers could defeat Rockford; however, senior Emily Benson and...

Girls varsity tennis finishes second in conference tournament behind FHN but every flight reaches finals

Girls varsity tennis finishes second in conference tournament behind FHN but every flight reaches finals

May 14, 2019

Every Ranger flight made the finals in the conference tournament; to each get there, they played a different combination of five teams: Northview, Greenville, Cedar Springs, Lowell, and Ottawa Hills. In...

Girls varsity tennis defeats Northview 6-2 but loses 6-2 against Grand Rapids Christian in tri at christian, next day sweeps Lowell

Girls varsity tennis defeats Northview 6-2 but loses 6-2 against Grand Rapids Christian in tri at christian, next day sweeps Lowell

May 13, 2019

Going undefeated at the tri at Christian on Thursday and beating Lowell the next day was junior Andrea Wang at 3 singles and sophomore Emily Johnson at 4 singles. While these two singles players were the...

Girls varsity tennis sweeps Greenville on Tuesday but struggles against EGR

Girls varsity tennis sweeps Greenville on Tuesday but struggles against EGR

May 13, 2019

The girls varsity tennis team took on Greenville at home and East Grand Rapids away the next day. It defeated the Yellow Jackets 8-0 but lost 7-1 against powerhouse division 2 team, East Grand Rapids....

Player Profile: Andrea Wang

Player Profile: Andrea Wang

May 13, 2019

Name: Andrea Wang Grade: 11 Sport: Tennis Fun fact about Andrea:  She has never broken a string before How long have you been playing tennis? "I have been playing since middle...

Freshman baseball can't put a run on the board against Mona Shores after offensive surge earlier in the week

Freshman baseball can’t put a run on the board against Mona Shores after offensive surge earlier in the week

May 10, 2019

The freshman baseball team lost the first game against Mona Shores 3-0; after the two double-digit scores against Northview earlier, this was unprecedented. Following the sluggish offensive game, the second...

Girls varsity tennis finishes second with 9 points against St. Francis and Troy

Girls varsity tennis finishes second with 9 points against St. Francis and Troy

May 7, 2019

The girls varsity tennis team finished second with nine points this past weekend; there were huge contributions from 3 singles, junior Andrea Wang, and sophomore Emily Johnson at 4 singles. Each won both...

Freshman Baseball sweeps Northview behind explosive offense to improve to 7-4

Freshman Baseball sweeps Northview behind explosive offense to improve to 7-4

May 6, 2019

The freshman baseball team struck early in the first game of the doubleheader, scoring six runs in the first inning and eight runs in the third. Freshmen Adam Carpenter, Jake Munger, Hunter Robinson, and...

Player Profile: Courtney Fox

Player Profile: Courtney Fox

May 6, 2019

Name: Courtney Fox Grade: 11 Sport: Tennis How long have you been playing tennis? “I’ve been playing for five years.” What are you most excited for this season?  “Getting...

Freshman baseball scores 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth but still lose 5-4 to FHN

Freshman baseball scores 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth but still lose 5-4 to FHN

May 1, 2019

Despite a 5-run deficit in the fourth inning, the freshman baseball team almost came all the way back, eventually falling 5-4 to Forest Hills Northern. The Rangers scored 4 runs in the failed comeback...

Girls varsity tennis finishes second in tri in Lansing

Girls varsity tennis finishes second in tri in Lansing

May 1, 2019

After finishing third in a tri in Portage, the girls varsity tennis team traveled to Lansing to compete in another tri. The Rangers competed against Okemos and Bloomfield Hills Marion, and they placed...

Freshman baseball splits double-header against Lowell

Freshman baseball splits double-header against Lowell

April 30, 2019

Friday’s game against Lowell was a heartbreaker for the freshman baseball team, as it lost a lead in the last inning of the game. The Rangers were up 8-7, but the Red Arrows scored twice in the fifth...

Freshman baseball falls short against Hudsonville but bounces back to sweep Greenville

Freshman baseball falls short against Hudsonville but bounces back to sweep Greenville

April 29, 2019

After being down 5 runs in the second inning to Hudsonville, the freshman baseball team dug in and came back, eventually losing by only 1 run. However, two days later the Rangers swept the Greenville Yellow...

Girls varsity tennis finishes third out of four teams at tri in Portage

Girls varsity tennis finishes third out of four teams at tri in Portage

April 28, 2019

On Saturday, the girls varsity tennis team traveled to Portage to compete in a tri, facing Portage Central and Birmingham Seaholm. Forest Hills Northern was also there, but FHC did not face them. The Rangers...

Girls varsity tennis struggles against phenomenal FHN team but sweeps Ottawa the next day

Girls varsity tennis struggles against phenomenal FHN team but sweeps Ottawa the next day

April 26, 2019

After a matchup against Cedar Springs, the girls varsity tennis team took on Forest Hills Northern on Wednesday and Ottawa Hills on Thursday. Both conference duals were away but had opposite results. FHN...

Girls varsity tennis dominates Cedar Springs 7-1 to start the conference season

Girls varsity tennis dominates Cedar Springs 7-1 to start the conference season

April 26, 2019

Senior Lyndsay Werkema and junior Mandy Ehrlich dominated and didn’t lose a game at 1 doubles in their first match together this season. Not only was it their first time playing with each other, but...

Boys freshman baseball has a tough time generating runs, drops its game against Hudsonville 8-0

Boys freshman baseball has a tough time generating runs, drops its game against Hudsonville 8-0

April 24, 2019

Coming off a sweep and then a two-week hiatus, boys freshman baseball went scoreless at home against Hudsonville. Losing 8-0, the bats never got hot, and the pitching couldn’t match Hudsonville. While...

Player Profile: Emily Johnson

Player Profile: Emily Johnson

April 22, 2019

Name: Emily Johnson Grade: 10 Sport: Tennis Fun fact about Emily: She got to the semis in the state tournament last year How long have you been playing tennis? "I've been playing...

Girls varsity tennis ties for first in Traverse City Central Quad with 17 points

Girls varsity tennis ties for first in Traverse City Central Quad with 17 points

April 22, 2019

Thanks to FHC winning 2 flights on the day and every flight adding at least 1 win, the Rangers tied for first with Traverse City Central at the TCC quad. Freshman Libby Moog at 1 singles went 3-0 on the...

Girls varsity tennis suffers tough losses in first quad of the year

Girls varsity tennis suffers tough losses in first quad of the year

April 18, 2019

Girls varsity tennis went to Midland Dow on Wednesday to compete in a quad against Dow, Seaholm, and Traverse City Central; the Rangers went 0-3 on the day but put up a tough fight against TCC. Freshman...

Player Profile: Ivan Wheland

Player Profile: Ivan Wheland

April 12, 2019

Name: Ivan Wheland Grade: 9 Sport: Baseball Two fun facts about Ivan He hit five home runs last year He had a .3 era last year How long have you been playing baseball? "My whole...

Girls varsity tennis gets swept by West Ottawa 7-0 due to injuries and sickness

Girls varsity tennis gets swept by West Ottawa 7-0 due to injuries and sickness

April 12, 2019

Girls varsity tennis went to West Ottawa on Thursday and got swept 7-0. Although each flight didn't play its best tennis, the girls were fighting from behind before the matches even started: junior Mandy...

Freshman baseball sweeps Greenville behind great pitching and fielding

Freshman baseball sweeps Greenville behind great pitching and fielding

April 11, 2019

The freshman baseball team traveled to Greenville on Wednesday to start the season with a double-header; the Ranger’s won game 1 6-2 and game 2 16-0. The pitching and fielding were exceptional both games—giving...

Girls varsity tennis gets edged out by Hudsonville 5-3

Girls varsity tennis gets edged out by Hudsonville 5-3

March 26, 2019

On Monday, the girls varsity tennis team took on Hudsonville in its first match of the season; with a completely new lineup from last year, the team didn’t play to its best ability at every spot, leading...

Girls varsity tennis looks to win Regionals over rivals and have success at States

Girls varsity tennis looks to win Regionals over rivals and have success at States

March 25, 2019

The girls varsity tennis team is coming off of a fifth-place finish in States in 2017 and seventh place in 2018. The team graduated four seniors of the twelve players and have two new captains this coming...

Top 5 Clutch Moments

Top 5 Clutch Moments

March 6, 2019

Jake Ball and Mitch Wilkinson vs Ottawa Hills Junior Mitch Wilkinson got the pass beyond the three-point line and drained the shot to take the lead with eight seconds left; then senior Jake Ball blocked...

Varsity B wrestling has an overall successful year individually and collectively

Varsity B wrestling has an overall successful year individually and collectively

February 25, 2019

The varsity B wrestling team wrestled well individually and as a team due to the comradery among each of the wrestlers. It started the season with a successful tournament and ended the season the same...

Seniors rally in macho volleyball after losing the first match to win 2-1

Seniors rally in macho volleyball after losing the first match to win 2-1

February 13, 2019

After the juniors came out dominating every aspect of the first match, the seniors rallied back to win the next two and keep the reign and tradition of seniors beating the juniors in the annual macho volleyball...

Girls wrestling brings back medals from first-ever Michigan Girls Wrestling State Championship

Girls wrestling brings back medals from first-ever Michigan Girls Wrestling State Championship

February 6, 2019

Junior Sarah Schenck pinned three straight opponents en route to the finals of the 125 lbs weight class. Despite losing in the championship round, she still earned the runner-up medal; more importantly,...

Player Profile: Mason Wiltz

Player Profile: Mason Wiltz

February 3, 2019

Name: Mason Wiltz Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling How long have you been wrestling? “I’ve been wrestling for two years.” What was the most exciting part of this season? “Seeing...

Player Profile: Jhett Gavle

Player Profile: Jhett Gavle

January 27, 2019

Name: Jhett Gavle Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling Two fun facts about Jhett He hasn't wrestled a full high school season because of injuries Freshman year he dislocated his knee cap and tore...

Varsity B wrestling has successful day at Godwin Heights Tournament

Varsity B wrestling has successful day at Godwin Heights Tournament

January 21, 2019

Last saturday, the varsity B wrestling team traveled to Godwin Heights to compete in a tournament. The team competed hard and many individuals came home placing in their brackets. Individuals who placed...

Varsity B wrestling falls to a powerhouse Lowell team 45-27

Varsity B wrestling falls to a powerhouse Lowell team 45-27

January 21, 2019

Junior Brandon Weiskopf slammed his larger opponent to the ground using a reverse head and arm, which resulted in a pin to give FHC points on the board; although the Rangers ultimately lost 45-27, the...

Player Profile: Will Richardson

Player Profile: Will Richardson

January 11, 2019

Name: Will Richardson Grade: 9 Sport: Wrestling Four fun facts about Will He wrestles in the 215 lbs weight class The coaches thought he was a senior when he walked in the first day ...

Varsity B wrestling has successful weekend as a team and individually

Varsity B wrestling has successful weekend as a team and individually

January 6, 2019

The varsity B wrestling team went to Ottawa Hills on Friday to wrestle in a tri-meet; the following day it traveled to East Kentwood to compete in the Kentwood JV Wrestling Invite. The team beat the Huskies...

Varsity A wrestling faces tough competition at Portage Central McCloughan Duals

Varsity A wrestling faces tough competition at Portage Central McCloughan Duals

December 29, 2018

The varsity A wrestling team competed against five other teams on Friday in the McCloughan Duals at Portage Central. Head coach Brad Anderson said it was a tough day against really good competition, and...

Varsity B wrestling dominates Mona Shores 27-3 in its first team event of the season

Varsity B wrestling dominates Mona Shores 27-3 in its first team event of the season

December 22, 2018

The Forest Hills Central varsity B wrestling team wrestled Mona Shores in a dual meet on Friday night, and the Rangers beat the Sailors handily 27-3. With this being the first team event of the season,...

Player Profile: Sawyer Bosch

Player Profile: Sawyer Bosch

December 21, 2018

Name: Sawyer Bosch Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling Three fun facts about Sawyer He is in the 171 lbs weight class His favorite takedown is the double leg He finished third place in two...

Player Profile: Mason Myers

Player Profile: Mason Myers

December 14, 2018

Name: Mason Myers Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling Three fun facts about Mason He is in the 189 lbs weight class He earned first place in a Grand Valley wrestling tournament in sixth grade ...

Varsity B wrestling starts season with high potential in round robin tournament

Varsity B wrestling starts season with high potential in round robin tournament

December 9, 2018

The varsity B wrestling team spent much of Saturday competing in a round robin tournament with three others teams: Caledonia, Grandville, and Lowell. Although the tournament wasn’t team-scored, some...

Player Profile: Cameron Roth

Player Profile: Cameron Roth

December 7, 2018

Name: Cameron Roth Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling How long have you been wrestling? “I’ve been wrestling for six years.”  What are you most excited for this season? “I’m really...

Player Profile: Evan Elzinga

Player Profile: Evan Elzinga

November 30, 2018

Name: Evan Elzinga Grade: 9 Sport: Wrestling How long have you been wrestling? “I’ve been wrestling for five years.” What are you most excited for this season? “Being against...

Top 5 breakout seasons

Top 5 breakout seasons

November 13, 2018

Boys varsity tennis Varsity tennis had a great year even though the team had only one senior, five returning players, and seven new players. After a rough start to the season, the Rangers kept improving...

Top 5 individual performances

Top 5 individual performances

November 9, 2018

Tate Hallock vs. Forest Hills Northern In his senior year, Tate Hallock took a leadership position on the varsity football team. All year he has put up solid numbers and helped the Rangers reach the...

Top 5 dynamic duos

Top 5 dynamic duos

November 6, 2018

Cully Herbert and Ali Azeem This past fall, the boys varsity tennis team had a very strong season finishing second in their conference and eleventh overall at states. A large piece of this team’s...

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