• 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

The Central Trend

Jordyn Carlson

Jordyn Carlson, Sports Reporter

Jordyn Carlson is a Junior at FHC, this is her second year writing for The Central Trend as a Sports Reporter. Jordyn wishes to continue writing all through high school and continue writing after that. She also plays Softball for FHC.

  • Favorite part about being on staff: Getting to know new people in different classes and writing, of course!
  • Hobbies/Interests: Softball, playing her ukulele, hanging out with friends, and writing
  • Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee because it teaches so many lessons that are so important and valuable to know.
  • Its Friday night, you will usually find Jordyn: Watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, or working at Chuck E Cheese.
All content by Jordyn Carlson
Track and field takes on States

Track and field takes on States

June 3, 2019

Over the weekend, FHC varsity track and field sent 12 deserving members of the team to the State championships, the most runners that FHC has ever sent. Although FHC didn’t come home with any trophies,...

Player profile: Madisyn Bunke

Player profile: Madisyn Bunke

May 30, 2019

Name: Madisyn Bunke Grade: 12 Sport: Track and Field Event: Long jump, 200-meter, 4x200meter relay, & 4x100meter relay. How long have you been a part of track and field? “I have...

Girls varsity lacrosse ends in a heartbreaking loss to Rockford 16-8

Girls varsity lacrosse ends in a heartbreaking loss to Rockford 16-8

May 29, 2019

Last night, Forest Hills girls varsity lacrosse took on the Rockford Rams in the Regional semi-finals, falling to them with a score of 16-8. At the half, it was 7-5 and Forest Hills was playing really...

Girls varsity lacrosse blows past Hudsonville in first round of Regionals 25-1

Girls varsity lacrosse blows past Hudsonville in first round of Regionals 25-1

May 28, 2019

On Friday, May 24, the Forest Hills girls varsity lacrosse team took on the Eagles of Hudsonville in the first round of Regionals at Forest Hills Central. This win sends Forest Hills to the Regional semi-finals,...

Player Profile: Brendan Guitar

Player Profile: Brendan Guitar

May 23, 2019

Name: Brendan Guitar Grade: 11 Sport: Track and field Event: Shot Put & Discus How long have you been a part of track and field? “I started my freshman year, so it's been about three...

Girls varsity lacrosse comes out on top over Cranbrook 14-9

Girls varsity lacrosse comes out on top over Cranbrook 14-9

May 19, 2019

With a combination of both aggressive offense and a tough, stellar defense, the Forest Hills girls varsity lacrosse team was able to pull ahead and win against Cranbrook 14-9 on Saturday. This was the...

Twelve members of Track and Field qualify for State meet after Regionals

Twelve members of Track and Field qualify for State meet after Regionals

May 19, 2019

On Friday, May 17, some very deserving members of the track and field team traveled to East Lansing to take part in the Regional meet. To start off the day, junior Patrick Ho placed fifth in the 200-meter,...

Player Profile: David Whittaker

Player Profile: David Whittaker

May 17, 2019

Name: David Whittaker Grade: 10 Sport: track and field Event: 4x100 relay, 100-meter, 200-meter, 4x200 relay   How long have you been a part of track and field? “ I have been...

Girls varsity lacrosse falls to top-ranked Rockford 13-8

Girls varsity lacrosse falls to top-ranked Rockford 13-8

May 14, 2019

Hot off of its win against Brighton, the girls lacrosse team traveled to Rockford to take on the Rams in a close battle, but they ultimately fell to them with a final score of 13-8. As usual, Forest Hills...

Girls varsity lacrosse finds success against Brighton in 12-6 win

Girls varsity lacrosse finds success against Brighton in 12-6 win

May 13, 2019

After winning against Grand Rapids Christian last week 14-4, girls varsity lacrosse won against Brighton 12-6 on Senior Night on Friday. FH worked to get the ball around the field in order to penetrate...

Track and Field breaks school record at the OK White Conference Meet

Track and Field breaks school record at the OK White Conference Meet

May 13, 2019

On Friday, May 10, the FHC track and field team headed to compete in the last meet of the regular season. To start off the day, junior Patrick Ho placed second in the 200-meter and ran a new PR with a...

Girls varsity lacrosse suffers hard loss to EGR 20-13

Girls varsity lacrosse suffers hard loss to EGR 20-13

May 9, 2019

On Monday, the Forest Hills girls varsity lacrosse team took on the Pioneers of East Grand Rapids at Forest Hills Central. EGR is typically a hard matchup for FH, and this game was no different. Yellow...

Player Profile: Patrick Ho

Player Profile: Patrick Ho

May 9, 2019

Name: Patrick Ho Grade: 11 Sport: Track and Field Events: 200-meter, 4x200 relay, 400-meter, & 4x400 relay Fun facts about Patrick: He has five dogs He has seven people in his...

Track and field finds success in the Gowell Miars invite

Track and field finds success in the Gowell Miars invite

May 7, 2019

On Friday, FHC track and field partook in the Gowell Miars invite in Charlotte. Starting off the day, senior Geoffrey Batterbee placed first in the 800-meter followed by teammate senior Jake Ball in fifth....

Player Profile: Rachel Nicholson

Player Profile: Rachel Nicholson

May 2, 2019

Name: Rachel Nicholson Grade: 11 Sport: Girls lacrosse Position: Attack How long have you been playing lacrosse? “I have been playing since fourth grade.” What are you looking forward...

Track and field takes on the OK White Quad

Track and field takes on the OK White Quad

May 1, 2019

Yesterday, track and field had its OK White Quad at home against Lowell, FHN, and Northview. The boys started off on a high note when sophomore David Whittaker placed third followed by freshman Rhosias...

Track and field has a successful weekend

Track and field has a successful weekend

April 30, 2019

On Friday, the FHC track and field team traveled to MSU to partake in the Spartan Classic. Senior Geoffrey Batterbee was the first runner from FHC to place on the day; he started it off in the 800-meter,...

Girls varsity lacrosse goes 1-1 on the weekend

Girls varsity lacrosse goes 1-1 on the weekend

April 29, 2019

On Saturday, the Forest Hills girls lacrosse team had a tournament at Rockford where it took on a Midwest team from Chicago and Walled Lake high school. In the game against the team from Chicago, New Trier...

Girls varsity lacrosse takes a tough loss to Rockford

Girls varsity lacrosse takes a tough loss to Rockford

April 26, 2019

On Wednesday, FH took on Rockford—one of the best teams in the state. Sadly, Forest Hills failed to pull ahead and ended up losing the game with a final score of 15-5. Forest Hills Northern senior...

Varsity track and field takes on the OK White Quad

Varsity track and field takes on the OK White Quad

April 26, 2019

On Tuesday, the FHC track and field team went out to Greenville to partake in the OK White Quad. The boys tied with Cedar Springs and lost to Greenville 86-50. The girls won over Cedar Springs 95-42 and...

Player Profile: Olivia Jeong

Player Profile: Olivia Jeong

April 25, 2019

Name: Olivia Jeong Grade: 11 Sport: Track and field Event: 100-meter, 100-meter hurdles, 4x100-meter relay, & 300-meter hurdles How long have you been a part of track and field? “I...

Girls varsity lacrosse goes 4-4 in past few games

Girls varsity lacrosse goes 4-4 in past few games

April 23, 2019

On Saturday, Forest Hills traveled to East Grand Rapids to play against Birmingham, Brighton, and EGR. In the first game, FH played against Birmingham and took the victory easily with a 16-2 score. In...

Track and field team takes on the Grand Rapids Elite Challenge

Track and field team takes on the Grand Rapids Elite Challenge

April 22, 2019

On Saturday, FHC traveled to Houseman field, where they competed against 16 other schools. In the 400-meter for the boys, three FHC runners placed in the top five. Senior Geoffrey Batterbee placed first,...

Girls varsity lacrosse struggles against EGR, loses 16-5

Girls varsity lacrosse struggles against EGR, loses 16-5

April 18, 2019

Last night, Forest Hills fought out a tough battle on the road against East Grand Rapids. FH went into the game last night with two wins under its belt, with the wins being against Ann Arbor and Carmel....

Track and Field has successful outing at FHN

Track and Field has successful outing at FHN

April 18, 2019

Track and field had an away meet at Forest Hills Northern against FHN and Ottawa Hills on Tuesday, April 16. Three Ranger runners placed in the top five for the 200-meter; junior Patrick Ho placed first,...

Player Profile: Dylan Wilson

Player Profile: Dylan Wilson

April 18, 2019

Name: Dylan Wilson Grade: 11 Sport: Track and field Event: 300 meter hurdles/110 meter hurdles   How long have you been a part of track and field? “I have been running track and...

Track and Field finds success in King and Queen of the Hills

Track and Field finds success in King and Queen of the Hills

April 14, 2019

Yesterday, the Rangers of Forest Hills Central partook in the King and Queen of the Hills meet against Forest Hills Northern and Forest Hills Eastern. For the guys, senior Ryan Talbot placed second...

Girls varsity lacrosse defeats Catholic Central 15-2

Girls varsity lacrosse defeats Catholic Central 15-2

April 11, 2019

Yesterday, the girls varsity lacrosse team faced off against Grand Rapids Catholic Central at home. With a combination of quick offense and some tough defense, Forest Hills was able to come out on top...

Player Profile: Lilly Crook

Player Profile: Lilly Crook

April 11, 2019

Name: Lilly Crook Grade: 11 Sport: Track and field Event: Pole vault and long jump How long have you done track and field? “I have participated in track and field for the last six years.” What...

Track and field has successful first outing at the GVSU meet

Track and field has successful first outing at the GVSU meet

March 27, 2019

At the GVSU meet on Friday, the track and field team competed in its first meet of the season. Overall, the team had a very successful day. For the boys side, three FHC runners placed in the top five...

Girls varsity lacrosse earns its first win of the season 17-5

Girls varsity lacrosse earns its first win of the season 17-5

March 24, 2019

Yesterday, the Forest Hills girls varsity Lacrosse team opened its season with a home game at FHC against Mattawan. The girls of Forest Hills came out on top and secured the win with a final score of 17-5....

Top 5 Unsung Heroes

Top 5 Unsung Heroes

March 13, 2019

Carl Mielock Senior Carl Mielock had the task of playing one of the most difficult positions in hockey: goalie. Often times the goalie gets overlooked, but the goalie is an essential part of hockey....

Varsity wrestling closes out the season, looks to youth for future success

Varsity wrestling closes out the season, looks to youth for future success

March 1, 2019

In Brad Anderson’s 14 seasons as the head wrestling coach, this was one of the youngest teams he ever had. This year was a new era for the Forest Hills Central wrestling team, as it lost some key competitors...

Varsity wrestling takes on Districts, Caden Jacobs advances to Regionals

Varsity wrestling takes on Districts, Caden Jacobs advances to Regionals

February 21, 2019

On Feb. 9, the varsity wrestling team set its sights on Districts. This year, it took place right at the home of our Forest Hills Central Rangers. The teams present included Alpena, Caledonia, East Kentwood,...

Player Profile: Shay Keaton

Player Profile: Shay Keaton

February 18, 2019

Name: Shay Keaton Grade: 11 Sport: Wrestling Weight class: Heavyweight Fun facts about Shay She plays piano, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, and harmonica She takes Spanish She is...

Player Profile: Janae Van Dyke

Player Profile: Janae Van Dyke

February 11, 2019

Name: Janae Van Dyke Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 171 Fun facts about Janae She is a bird person She has a scar from a dog bite She doesn’t like chocolate She...

Player Profile: Gordon Schimeck

Player Profile: Gordon Schimeck

February 5, 2019

Name: Gordon Schimeck Grade: 12 Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 215 Things you might not know about Gordon: He listens to Metal His favorite restaurant is Adobe How long have...

Varsity A wrestling performs well in past few meets

Varsity A wrestling performs well in past few meets

January 24, 2019

The varsity A wrestling team defeated conference opponent Northview with an impressive final score of 47-33 during its home dual on Friday. The team won 8 out of the 14 matches. Seniors Vaughn Rodriguez...

Player Profile: Bryce Hysong

Player Profile: Bryce Hysong

January 14, 2019

Name: Bryce Hysong Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 130 Years Wrestling: 2 Four interesting things about Bryce He just moved here Wrestling is his favorite sport He...

Varsity A wrestling has an impressive weekend to go 2-2

Varsity A wrestling has an impressive weekend to go 2-2

January 7, 2019

Over the weekend, the Ranger wrestling team had some successful performances that stood out in the tournament. Forest Hills Central traveled to Mount Pleasant to participate in the Mount Pleasant Coke...

Player Profile: Brendan Guitar

Player Profile: Brendan Guitar

January 7, 2019

Name: Brendan Guitar Grade: 11 Sport: Wrestling Weight class: Heavyweight division How long have you been wrestling? “This will be my fourth season.” How did you start wrestling? “Some...

Varsity A wrestling goes 1-1 at Crossover duals

Varsity A wrestling goes 1-1 at Crossover duals

December 22, 2018

Sophomores Isaac Gurley and Caden Jacobs stood out last night in the first wrestling dual of the season. The Rangers battled it out against Fruitport and Mona Shores, coming out on top over Mona Shores...

Player Profile: Isaac Gurley

Player Profile: Isaac Gurley

December 17, 2018

Name: Isaac Gurley Grade: 10 Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 145 Fun facts about Isaac: He enjoys reading biographies He moved here from Tennessee He loves Rick and Morty He loves...

Varsity A wrestling has two individuals place in weekend tournament

Varsity A wrestling has two individuals place in weekend tournament

December 17, 2018

Over the weekend, Forest Hills Central hosted the Kent County Wrestling Championship. This tournament is one of the biggest in the state and the varsity A team was able to have two outstanding individuals...

Player Profile: Gavin Keeler

Player Profile: Gavin Keeler

December 10, 2018

Name: Gavin Keeler Sport: Wrestling Grade: 11 Weight class: 125 Fun facts about Gavin: He used to do gymnastics He loves to study weather He wants to enter the Air Force or SOWT...

Varsity wrestling finishes fourteenth in first outing of the season

Varsity wrestling finishes fourteenth in first outing of the season

December 9, 2018

Yesterday, the varsity wrestling team competed in the Howell Herm Wilkinson Classic. The Rangers of Forest Hills Central placed fourteenth out of 27 teams and ended with a final score of 40.0. The outing...

Player Profile: Brandon Weiskopf

Player Profile: Brandon Weiskopf

December 3, 2018

Name: Brandon Weiskopf Grade: 11 Sport: Wrestling Weight class: HWT (Heavyweights) Four fun facts about Brandon: One of the team leaders Loves helping people get better Works...

Loss of talented seniors leads varsity wrestling into new era

Loss of talented seniors leads varsity wrestling into new era

November 30, 2018

The wrestling team had an overall successful 2017-2018 season with a 14-8 record and an academic all-state team. Two wrestlers reached 100 career wins and took third and fifth in the state. It will be...

Player Profile: Cole Kaminski

Player Profile: Cole Kaminski

November 26, 2018

Name: Cole Kaminski Grade: 11 Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 140/145 How long have you been wrestling? "This will be my sixth year wrestling." What is the hardest part of wrestling...

Top 5 unsung heroes

Top 5 unsung heroes

November 15, 2018

Joe Szczepanek Coming into the 2018 varsity football season as a senior, Joe took on a new position: center. This position wasn’t entirely foreign to Joe, as last year he played both guard and center....

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