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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Joe Murdock

Joe Murdock, Sports Reporter

Joe Murdock is a junior at FHC entering his second year in the Sports Report. Joe enjoys playing golf for the school, and hopes to play collegiate golf in the future. Watching sports is one of his favorite things to do in his free time. Joe's favorite teams include Indiana, Butler, Tennessee, Pacers and the Colts.

Favorite part of FHC: Being in the student section at football games

Favorite Sport: Golf

Favorite Color: Blue

All content by Joe Murdock
On the Green: Criticism continues for Patrick Reed despite his win this week

On the Green: Criticism continues for Patrick Reed despite his win this week

February 3, 2021

The Farmers Insurance Open concluded last Sunday with American Patrick Reed topping the rest of the field. Reed scored a total of 14-under par for the event, beating out five other players by five strokes....

On the green: former Hope College golf star finds success in mini-tour event

On the green: former Hope College golf star finds success in mini-tour event

January 31, 2021

Josh Gibson graduated from Hope College in May of 2019 with the best scoring average in school history of 72.5. Gibson finished runner-up in the 2019 Division III national championship with a score of...

On the green: how the Korn Ferry Tour has expanded opportunities in the game of golf

On the green: how the Korn Ferry Tour has expanded opportunities in the game of golf

January 20, 2021

Mini-tour professional golf was first introduced in 1990 as the Ben Hogan Tour. The main purpose of this was to expand the network of professional golf. Since then, the mini-tour under the PGA has cycled...

On the Green: Harris English prevails through a playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions

On the Green: Harris English prevails through a playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions

January 14, 2021

On Sunday, Harris English walked away from the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, with the biggest victory of his PGA Tour career. The Sentry Tournament of Champions winner birdied the 72nd hole to...

Why the one-and-done rule should not be in effect in the NBA

Why the “one-and-done” rule should not be in effect in the NBA

December 18, 2020

Amir Johnson was selected 56th in the 2005 NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons. Johnson, 18 at the time, would be the last high school basketball player to be drafted out of high school. Since 2005, high...

Should the College Football Playoff be expanded to eight teams?

Should the College Football Playoff be expanded to eight teams?

December 14, 2020

In 2014, the first four-team playoff was introduced into college football. Voted into the playoff was Ohio State, Oregon, Alabama, and Florida State; Ohio State defeated Oregon 42-20 and was crowned as...

Jack Nicklaus: the greatest golfer of all time?

Jack Nicklaus: the greatest golfer of all time?

December 4, 2020

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are indisputably two of the greatest golfers of all time. Tied with Sam Snead, Tiger has the most wins on the PGA Tour with 82, topping Nicklaus’s 73. However, when it comes...

Top 5 Coaches

Top 5 Coaches

November 20, 2020

Ty Hallock Ty Hallock is the freshman and JV head football coach as well as the special team coach at the varsity level. It is safe to say that coach Hallock plays a significant role in the Forest Hills...

2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson receives his long-awaited green jacket

2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson receives his long-awaited green jacket

November 16, 2020

Dustin Johnson is leaving Augusta National Golf Club for the first time wearing the prestigious green jacket. This comes after his career-best finish in the tournament in 2019, tied for second with Brooks...

Khabib Nurmagomedov announces retirement after an impressive 29-0-0 UFC career

Khabib Nurmagomedov announces retirement after an impressive 29-0-0 UFC career

October 29, 2020

On October 24, in The United Arab Emirates, Khabib Nurmagomedov took down his final opponent in Justin Gaethje. Khabib clinched the title one minute and 34 seconds into the second round with a triangle...

Bryson DeChambeaus preparation off the course that has led him to major success

Bryson DeChambeau’s preparation off the course that has led him to major success

October 18, 2020

Bryson DeChambeau has dominated the golf world since the restart of the PGA Tour. DeChambeau has had a lot of success this season. He has had ten top-10 finishes in his last year of competition. The Rocket...

Girls varsity golf battles inconsistencies throughout the season

Girls varsity golf battles inconsistencies throughout the season

October 14, 2020

The girls varsity golf team had a very up and down season this year. The highlight of the year was winning the Russ Johnson Invitational tournament hosted at Gracewill Golf Club. The Rangers shot a combined...

Girls golf team misses states by eight strokes

Girls golf team misses states by eight strokes

October 7, 2020

The girls varsity golf team missed qualifying for the state tournament at Muskegon Country Club on Monday by eight strokes. Freshman Skyler Tierney and senior Ava Metaj led the Rangers with scores of 98....

Girls golf finishes fifth at Thousand Oaks

Girls golf finishes fifth at Thousand Oaks

October 4, 2020

The girls varsity golf team placed fifth at Thousand Oaks on Tuesday. Freshman Skyler Tierney and Senior Maddie Knoor continue to post respectable scores for the Rangers. Both Skyler and Maddie entered...

Girls varsity golf takes fifth at Kent Country Club

Girls varsity golf takes fifth at Kent Country Club

September 30, 2020

The girls varsity golf team teed off at Kent Country Club yesterday in a jamboree hosted by East Grand Rapids. The Rangers placed fifth in the event with a score of 190. Senior Maddie Knoor and freshman...

Girls golf takes 3rd at Greenville Invitational

Girls golf takes 3rd at Greenville Invitational

September 23, 2020

The varsity girls golf team took third overall in the Greenville Invitational at Brookside Golf Club on Friday. Senior Maddie Knoor led the team once again with a score of 87. Freshman Skyler Tierney also...

Girls golf takes fourth at Grand Rapids Christian Jamboree

Girls golf takes fourth at Grand Rapids Christian Jamboree

September 21, 2020

On Monday, the girls varsity golf team played in the Grand Rapids Christian Jamboree at Cascade Hills Country Club. The Rangers placed fourth in this event with a score of 193. Senior Ava Metaj led the...

Girls golf team takes first place at Gracewil

Girls golf team takes first place at Gracewil

September 15, 2020

The girls varsity golf team won its tournament at Gracewil Country Club on Friday with a combined score of 356. Senior Maddie Knoor tied her career-best with a fantastic score of 83, good for a second-place...

Girls varsity golf places fifth in Lowell Jamboree

Girls varsity golf places fifth in Lowell Jamboree

September 11, 2020

The girls varsity golf team participated in its second jamboree of the season on Wednesday. The girls came in fifth place out of six teams with a score of 195. This nine-hole contest was held at Arrowhead...

The effects of Covid-19 on professional golf

The effects of Covid-19 on professional golf

May 1, 2020

Life as we know it has been flipped inside out over the last two and a half months, with no indication of when it will be back to normal. Along with schools closing and international travel being nearly...

Hailee Sincerbeaux

Hailee Sincerbeaux

April 24, 2020

Sport: Water Polo Accomplishments: 3 varsity letters Future plans: Majoring in English at the University of Oklahoma What does missing out on your Senior water polo season mean to you? "For...

My life in sports

My life in sports

April 16, 2020

To say that sports have changed my life would be an understatement. My life has revolved around the sports world, and to have it all taken away is devastating. Growing up, I was involved in a wide variety...

Top 5 Breakout Seasons

Top 5 Breakout Seasons

March 28, 2020

Girls Freshman Basketball The girls freshman basketball team had an outstanding season this year, dominating its conference with a 12-0 record. The girls went undefeated in conference play, which was...

Boys freshman basketball finds success despite adversity

Boys freshman basketball finds success despite adversity

March 13, 2020

Freshman Levi McKenzie scored a season-high for the Rangers, dropping 28 points in the game against Lowell. His leadership helped direct the freshmen to a successful season. Finishing the season with a...

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...

Freshman basketball finishes season with a 73-61 loss against Unity Christian

Freshman basketball finishes season with a 73-61 loss against Unity Christian

March 10, 2020

Freshman Owen Meyer finished off his freshman season with one of his best games yet, racking up 18 points on Thursday. However, Unity Christian came out with the win over the Rangers 73-61. Unity Christian...

Boys Freshman basketball loses 58-45 to a strong Grandville team

Boys Freshman basketball loses 58-45 to a strong Grandville team

March 6, 2020

Freshmen Calvin Balanda, Sam Ardringer, Jack Benner and Lannan Partlo gave Grandville all they had, but the Bulldogs were able to get away with the win. The boys freshman basketball team lost on Tuesday...

Boys Freshmen lose a close game to Northview 47-43, behind Timothee Larmandes 18 points

Boys Freshmen lose a close game to Northview 47-43, behind Timothee Larmande’s 18 points

March 3, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team lost a close game to Northview on Thursday 47-43. Dynamite shooting guard Timothee Larmande had another fantastic game with 18 points, including 5 three-pointers. However,...

Player Profile: Justin Osterhouse

Player Profile: Justin Osterhouse

March 2, 2020

Name: Justin Osterhouse   Sport: Basketball   Grade: 9   Position: Power forward    How is the season going so far?   It could be going better but we have a winning record.  What...

Player Profile: Sam Ardringer

Player Profile: Sam Ardringer

February 28, 2020

Sport: Boys Freshman Basketball   Grade: 9    Position: Shooting guard   How is the season going so far? The season has been great. We have put a lot of work in and still have...

Player Profile: Owen Meyer

Player Profile: Owen Meyer

February 24, 2020

Sport: Boys Freshman Basketball   Grade: 9    Position: Power Forward   How is the season going so far?  The season is going very well, despite a couple of losses here and there...

Freshman Rangers win 55-54 over the Huskies in Overtime

Freshman Rangers win 55-54 over the Huskies in Overtime

February 21, 2020

Jake Koning hit the game-winning lay-up in overtime for the boys freshman basketball team to give them a 55-54 win over the Northern Huskies. “Jake's layup in overtime was nothing short of amazing,...

Noah Burr comes up big for boys freshman basketball in a 78-63 victory over Ottawa Hills

Noah Burr comes up big for boys freshman basketball in a 78-63 victory over Ottawa Hills

February 21, 2020

Guard Noah Burr showed out this past Tuesday at Ottawa Hills for the boys Freshman basketball team. The Rangers defeated the Bengals 78-63 in an intense conference battle. After working hard throughout...

Freshman boys basketball defeats Lowell 67-34

Freshman boys basketball defeats Lowell 67-34

February 14, 2020

Sam Sneider led the boys freshman team this past Thursday with 16 points. His dominance around the rim helped boost the Rangers to a 67-34 win over the Red Arrows of Lowell.  The boys started slow,...

Player Profile: Calvin Balanda

Player Profile: Calvin Balanda

February 13, 2020

Sport: Boys Freshman Basketball   Grade: 9    Position: Center    How is the season going so far?  Great, we are 12-3 on the season and 8-1 in conference play. We have practice...

Boys freshman basketball blows out Cedar Springs 69-22

Boys freshman basketball blows out Cedar Springs 69-22

February 12, 2020

Behind Timothee Larmande’s 15 points, the Freshman boys defeated the Red Hawks of Cedar Springs 69-22 on Tuesday. This win closes out a 2-0 record for the Rangers over Cedar Springs for the year. Coaches...

Calvin Balanda leads boys freshman basketball to take down Greenville 94-22

Calvin Balanda leads boys freshman basketball to take down Greenville 94-22

February 10, 2020

13 out of the 14 players on the boys freshman team scored this past Thursday in a blowout 94-22 win over Greenville. One member of Greenville was out sick and did not get the opportunity to attend. This...

Freshman Rangers dominate the Wyoming Wolves 84-62

Freshman Rangers dominate the Wyoming Wolves 84-62

February 5, 2020

Guard Timothee Larmande impressed this past Tuesday against the Wyoming Wolves with 18 points. The boys freshman basketball team beat the Wolves of Wyoming 84-62 last night in the last non-conference game...

Player Profile: Arthur Pelon

Player Profile: Arthur Pelon

February 1, 2020

Name: Arthur Pelon   Sport: Boys Freshman Basketball   Grade: 9   Position: Shooting guard   How is the season going so far?  Really good, we are working really hard at...

Boys freshman basketball fall for the second time this week to Northview 54-37

Boys freshman basketball fall for the second time this week to Northview 54-37

January 31, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team suffered a tough loss on Thursday to the Northview Wildcats 54-37. Northview is a really talented team who made for a tough matchup for the Rangers. Similar to Tuesday’s...

Boys freshman basketball falls to East Grand Rapids 56-39

Boys freshman basketball falls to East Grand Rapids 56-39

January 30, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team suffered an unfortunate loss last night to the East Grand Rapids Pioneers 56-39. This loss snaps a seven-game win streak for the Rangers.  The team was not able to...

Boys freshman basketball gains control of the conference with 61-47 win over FHN

Boys freshman basketball gains control of the conference with 61-47 win over FHN

January 24, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team faced off against the Forest Hills Northern Huskies on Thursday night in an attempt to stay unbeaten in conference play. With a handful of students coming out to support,...

Levi McKenzie records 28 points in dominant win over Lowell for boys freshman basketball

Levi McKenzie records 28 points in dominant win over Lowell for boys freshman basketball

January 17, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team kept its undefeated record in conference play alive yesterday after a 63-43 win over the Lowell Red Arrows. Levi McKenzie showed out, recording a career-high 28 points....

Player Profile: Timothee Larmande

Player Profile: Timothee Larmande

January 15, 2020

Name: Timothee Larmande Sport: Boys Freshman Basketball Grade: 9 Position: Shooting Guard   How is the season going so far? "Our season is going pretty well. We had a tough loss early...

Nate Delaney crashes the boards to lead freshman basketball to a 59-19 win over Cedar Springs

Nate Delaney crashes the boards to lead freshman basketball to a 59-19 win over Cedar Springs

January 15, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team secured its second conference win last night 59-19 over the Red Hawks of Cedar Springs. Center Nate Delaney came back strong this week after battling a shoulder injury....

Sneider strives as Rangers easily take down the Yellow Jackets 75-14

Sneider strives as Rangers easily take down the Yellow Jackets 75-14

January 10, 2020

The boys freshman basketball team cruised past the Yellow Jackets of Greenville this Thursday night. Behind center Sam Sneider's 14 points, the team dominated its opponent. The Rangers got off to a strong...

Player Profile: Jake Koning

Player Profile: Jake Koning

January 8, 2020

Name: Jake Koning   Sport: Boys Freshman Basketball   Grade: 9   Position: Point Guard   How is the season going so far? “The season is going pretty good...

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