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Remy Tittel

Remy Tittel, Sports Reporter

Remy Tittel is a senior at Forest Hills Central, and is a first time member of the sport reporters team. She is very excited to get started and learn from the other reporters. Remy has cheered for the last two years for the varsity football team. She enjoys hanging out with friends, being outside, and her family. Remy is thinking about attending MSU for sales.

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Boys and girls varsity track take on FHN and Ottawa Hills

Boys and girls varsity track take on FHN and Ottawa Hills

May 8, 2018

On Monday, FHC varsity boys and girls track took on Forest Hills Northern and Ottawa Hills at FHN. The boys captured a win over FHN 73-64 and Ottawa Hills 103-34. The girls team won over Ottawa Hills 99-34...

Mens track team continues to succeed

Mens track team continues to succeed

May 2, 2018

Saturday morning, the boys track team attended the Michigan State University Invitational, where the top four runners from each event were invited to attend. Due to the weather, the team had to bear the...

FHC track and field takes a win over FHN, Cedar Springs, and Greenville

FHC track and field takes a win over FHN, Cedar Springs, and Greenville

April 26, 2018

FHC boys and girls varsity track teams took advantage of the home meet Tuesday night. The girls pulled through with a win against Forest Hills Northern (FHN), Cedar Springs, and Greenville. The boys team...

Track and field team sees individual successes at Catholic Central

Track and field team sees individual successes at Catholic Central

April 25, 2018

On Saturday morning, the girls and boys varsity track meet was held at Catholic Central. Senior Jared Ireland recently joined the boys track team for the first time ever. Although he just joined, it...

GVSU girls and boys track meet

GVSU girls and boys track meet

April 12, 2018

The Ranger varsity track team recently had their first meet at Grand Valley. The boys and girls teams both had individuals who performed well, but neither team was able to take home a win. For the...

The track and field team gains depth in hopes of successful season

The track and field team gains depth in hopes of successful season

April 9, 2018

After three unsuccessful seasons, the boys track team has big plans to turn this season around. In 2015 and 2016, the team went 0-8 and in 2017 the team went 1-7. The girls track team hopes to continue...

Top 5 toughest losses

Top 5 toughest losses

March 14, 2018

Jess Schellenboom in the 100-yard Breaststroke Junior Jess Schellenboom has experienced one of the closest losses here at FHC. At this year's State Meet, Jess swam in the 100-Yard Breaststroke. She...

Top 5 Underclassmen

Top 5 Underclassmen

March 14, 2018

Whitney Currie - Freshman - Cross Country Cross Country is a sport that requires high levels of strength and endurance but even at a young age, freshman Whitney Currie lead her team with ease. Whitney...

Seniors Isaac Torrey and Keegan Moore finish their wrestling careers placing 3rd and 5th at the State meet

Seniors Isaac Torrey and Keegan Moore finish their wrestling careers placing 3rd and 5th at the State meet

March 9, 2018

The wrestling careers of seniors Isaac Torrey and Keegan Moore ended this weekend as they left the mat for the last time at the Division 1 State Meet. Isaac and Keegan ended with 43-4 and 41-7 records...

Top 5 under the radar

Top 5 under the radar

March 8, 2018

Bowling Many people view bowling as a casual, fun sport to go out and play with friends, but to the FHC bowling team, this game is all business. This past season, bowling had a rough season but still...

Isaac Torrey and Keegan Moore make their way to wrestling State Meet

Isaac Torrey and Keegan Moore make their way to wrestling State Meet

February 26, 2018

For the second year in a row, seniors Isaac Torrey and Keegan Moore are heading to the individual wrestling State Tournament. These two battled side by side both last year and this year. The tournament...

5 FHC wrestlers continue on to Individual Regional tournament

5 FHC wrestlers continue on to Individual Regional tournament

February 12, 2018

Ranger wrestling competed as a team for the final time Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Rockford high school when the Rangers lost in team Districts. Saturday, individual wrestlers had the opportunity to wrestle in...

Ranger wrestling falls to Rockford in team districts

Ranger wrestling falls to Rockford in team districts

February 9, 2018

When it comes down to it, FHC wrestling just doesn't have enough experience on the team. This downfall showed throughout the district match against Rockford on Wednesday. The experience in the line up...

FHC performs well at OK White individual conference wrestling tournament

FHC performs well at OK White individual conference wrestling tournament

February 5, 2018

On Friday, FHC wrestling went to the OK White individual conference wrestling tournament at Lowell high school to compete against Lowell, Greenville, Forest Hills Northern, Cedar Springs, and Northview....

Player Profile: Benjamin Nickel

Player Profile: Benjamin Nickel

January 31, 2018

Name: Benjamin Nickel Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 160 pounds How long have you been wrestling? "This is my first year wrestling." Who inspired you to start? "Tommy Hendricks...

Competitive cheer takes 7th at LMCCOA

Competitive cheer takes 7th at LMCCOA

January 30, 2018

Saturday morning, FHC competitive cheer went to their largest competition yet. The team made their way to Caledonia high school for the LMCCOA competition. At this competition, seniors are allowed to send...

FHC wrestling continues to improve in the OK white

FHC wrestling continues to improve in the OK white

January 27, 2018

Head coach Brad Anderson's first dual as a head coach was in 2005 against Greenville. FHC, at the time, lost 83-0. This was a wake-up call for Coach Anderson that FHC had a long way to go as a program,...

Ranger competitive cheer places third at conference meet

Ranger competitive cheer places third at conference meet

January 26, 2018

Competitive cheer had its second conference meet at Lowell high school Wednesday night. Lowell, Cedar Springs, Northview, Forest Hills Northern, and FHC all were in attendance. FHC took third, while FHN...

Competitive cheer falls .7 points behind Rockford to place third

Competitive cheer falls .7 points behind Rockford to place third

January 22, 2018

The FHC competitive cheer team has finally achieved its short-term goals: beat Catholic Central and earn above 700 points for its total score. Rockford, Belding, Catholic Central, Byron Center, Charlotte,...

Player Profile: Deja Weekley

Player Profile: De’ja Weekley

January 17, 2018

Name: De'ja Weekley Grade: Senior Sport: Cheer Position: Backspot How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position? "I have been cheering for 6 years and I am a backspot."...

Player Profile: Sam Roub

Player Profile: Sam Roub

January 17, 2018

Name: Sam Roub Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling What is your weight class? "My weight class is either 135 pounds or 140 pounds." How long have you wrestled for? "I have been wrestling...

Competitive cheer struggles over the weekend

Competitive cheer struggles over the weekend

January 16, 2018

Saturday, the competitive cheer team was at Wyoming high school competing against Catholic Central, Godwin Heights, Zeeland West, Hastings, Lowell, Wayland Union, Ottawa Hills, Holland Christian, and Wyoming....

Positive attitudes on a sports team

Positive attitudes on a sports team

January 12, 2018

Does attitude have anything to do with the way a team performs? Having a positive attitude is bound to make a team come together. When team members come together, they learn to play or perform as one....

Competitive cheer has another outstanding performance

Competitive cheer has another outstanding performance

January 11, 2018

The varsity competitive cheer team is making improvements each week. The Cedar Springs Red Hawks, Forest Hills Northern Huskies, Lowell Red Arrows, Northview Wildcats, and Ottawa Hills Tigers all attended...

Player Profile: Justin Hoving

Player Profile: Justin Hoving

January 10, 2018

Name: Justin Hoving Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 189 How long have you wrestled for? "This is my first year wrestling and a bunch of guys from the football team decided...

Player Profile: Hope Whitford

Player Profile: Hope Whitford

January 10, 2018

Name: Hope Whitford Grade: Senior Sport: Competitive Cheer How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position? "This is my 6th year of cheering and I am a backspot." Who...

FHC wrestling places second at Marshall Duals

FHC wrestling places second at Marshall Duals

January 7, 2018

Saturday morning the Ranger wrestling team was at Marshall high school, where they placed second out of five teams. It was an exciting day for senior Keegan Moore as he earned his 100th win. Keegan was...

Competitive cheer takes first at Comstock Park

Competitive cheer takes first at Comstock Park

January 7, 2018

Saturday morning, the Ranger competitive cheer team made its way back to Comstock Park. The competition had 25 teams attend, six of which were in FHC's division. The team battled hard all day and came...

FHC wrestling dominates over FHN and Ottawa Hills

FHC wrestling dominates over FHN and Ottawa Hills

January 7, 2018

Ranger wrestling took two wins in hard battles against Forest Hills Northern and Ottawa Hills. FHC dominated over Ottawa Hills with a score of 72-6 and had a much closer win against FHN 36-32. Senior...

Staff and the glory days: Joseph Spadafore

Staff and the glory days: Joseph Spadafore

January 5, 2018

Where did you attend high school and which sports did you play? "I went to Romeo High School which is in the metro Detroit area. I played roller hockey freshman through sophomore year for my school,...

Player Profile: Brooke Betz

Player Profile: Brooke Betz

January 3, 2018

Name: Brooke Betz Grade: Junior Sport: Competitive cheer How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position? "I have been cheering since the summer before freshman year. I am the main...

Player Profile: Cole Kaminski

Player Profile: Cole Kaminski

January 3, 2018

Name: Cole Kaminski Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Weight Class: 135 How long have you wrestled for? "This will be my 6th year wrestling." Who inspired you to start? "I really don't have an inspiration...

Ranger wrestling takes third at Portage Central

Ranger wrestling takes third at Portage Central

December 31, 2017

Ranger wrestling spent their Friday morning at Portage Central high school. As well as four other teams including Portage Central, Portage Northern, Rockford, and Otsego. Rangers took 3rd overall. Senior...

FHC wrestling moves to 3-0 at Mona Shores

FHC wrestling moves to 3-0 at Mona Shores

December 22, 2017

The Ranger wrestling team made its way to Mona Shores high school last night. The team had matches against the Fruitport Trojans and the Mona Shores Sailors. FHC successfully won both matches, with scores...

Why siblings follow siblings

Why siblings follow siblings

December 22, 2017

Sibling relationships are some of the most influential relationships in a person's life. Occasionally, siblings are caught playing on the same team and playing the same sports. But why do siblings follow...

Player Profile: Isaac Torrey

Player Profile: Isaac Torrey

December 20, 2017

Name: Isaac Torrey Grade: Senior Sport: Varsity Wrestling Weight class: 171 How long have you wrestled for? "I've wrestled for about 9 years." Who inspired you to start? "My brother...

Player Profile: Emily Haan

Player Profile: Emily Haan

December 20, 2017

Name: Emily Haan Grade: Senior Sport: Competitive cheer How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position? "I've been cheering for 6 years. I am a back spot." Who inspired...

Ranger wrestling places 4th at the Kent County Championship

Ranger wrestling places 4th at the Kent County Championship

December 17, 2017

The Kent County Championships were held on Saturday at FHC. Although the tournament is individual, all the wrestlers' scores add up to place the teams. FHC finished 4th out of 22 teams. Freshman Caden...

Staff and the glory days: Stacy Steensma

Staff and the glory days: Stacy Steensma

December 15, 2017

Where did you attend high school and which sports did you play? "I attended Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In high school, I participated in football sideline cheer, basketball...

The Kent County Championship preview

The Kent County Championship preview

December 14, 2017

Ranger wrestling has a big weekend approaching. On Saturday, FHC will be hosting the Kent County Championship, which happens to be largest tournament in West Michigan this early into the season. There...

Player Profile: Sarah Hubble

Player Profile: Sarah Hubble

December 13, 2017

Name: Sarah Hubble Grade: Senior Sport: Competitive Cheer How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position? "I've been cheering since 3rd grade. I'm a flyer." Who inspired...

Player Profile: Keegan Moore

Player Profile: Keegan Moore

December 13, 2017

Name: Keegan Moore Grade: Senior Sport: Varsity Wrestling Weight class: 189 How long have you wrestled for? "I have wrestled for 10 years." Who inspired you to start? "My uncle Joe...

Competitive cheer places 7th at CCCAM

Competitive cheer places 7th at CCCAM

December 11, 2017

FHC's varsity competitive cheer team competed for their very first time all together Saturday. FHC has not had their own team since the 90s. In years past, the team has been combined with Forest Hills...

Varsity wrestling dominates the weekend

Varsity wrestling dominates the weekend

December 11, 2017

The varsity wrestling team had their first match in Friday night's win against the Kenowa Hills Knights 49-18. At the weight class of 103, freshman Caden Jacobs got his first win as a varsity competitor....

Player Profile: Payton Nall

Player Profile: Payton Nall

December 6, 2017

Name: Payton Nall Grade: Senior Sport: Competitive Cheer Position: Side base How long have you been cheering for? "About 11 years on a team." Who inspired you to start cheering? "I...

Player Profile: Donald Alm

Player Profile: Donald Alm

December 6, 2017

Name: Donald Alm Grade: Senior Sport: Varsity Wrestling Weight class: 135 How long have you wrestled for? "I have wrestled for 14 years. Who inspired you to start wrestling? "All of...

Staff and the glory days: Holly Wierenga

Staff and the glory days: Holly Wierenga

December 1, 2017

Where did you attend high school and which sports did you play? "I went to Jenison High School and played basketball and soccer all four years." What positions did you play in basketball and soccer? "In...

Player Profile: Adam Heneveld

Player Profile: Adam Heneveld

November 29, 2017

Name: Adam Heneveld Grade: Senior Sport: Wresting   What is your weight class? "I'm wrestling at the 215lb weight class." How long have you wrestled for? "I've wrestled for 3...

Player Profile: Brianna Arent

Player Profile: Brianna Arent

November 29, 2017

Name: Brianna Arent Grade: Senior Sport: Competitive Cheer How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position? "I have been cheering for 8 years now. I am a main/side base." Who...

Hunting becomes a more common thread at FHC

Hunting becomes a more common thread at FHC

November 21, 2017

Senior Tristan Kerr was sitting in a tree stand waiting for his perfect shot. The sunlight was slowly withering away and the temperature began to drop. He was on the verge of calling it a night when he...

Staff and the glory days: Kimberly Herr

Staff and the glory days: Kimberly Herr

November 17, 2017

What high school did you attend and which sports did you play? "EKHS Cheer & Dance Team and also statistician for Varsity Wrestling Team." How did you get started into these sports? "Danced...

Staff and the glory days: Stephen Passinault

Staff and the glory days: Stephen Passinault

November 10, 2017

What high school did you attend and which sports did you play? "I attended Grand Rapids Catholic Central and played football, basketball, and baseball" How did you get started into these sports? "I...

Staff and the glory days: Daane Spielmaker

Staff and the glory days: Daane Spielmaker

November 1, 2017

What high school did you attend and which sports did you play? "I attended GR Catholic Central for high school and played football, basketball, and baseball all 4 years." How did you get started...

Forest Hills Central boys basketball team coach Ken George leads his team as they defeat the Forest Hills Northern team 56-55 in overtime at Forest Hills Northern high school Friday December 10, 2010. 
(Darren Breen | The Grand Rapids Press)

Staff and the glory days: Ken George

October 26, 2017

  How did you get started playing basketball and baseball? "My dad was a high school baseball and basketball coach, so I grew up on the basketball court and on the baseball diamond. I was...

Boys varsity tennis places 4th at States

Boys varsity tennis places 4th at States

October 24, 2017

Last Friday and Saturday the boys varsity tennis state tournament took place. It was held in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University and the finals were at Kalamazoo College. FHC got 4th overall out of...

Staff and the glory days: Todd Hartman

Staff and the glory days: Todd Hartman

October 19, 2017

Football and baseball are two completely different sports, so what made you start playing them? "Growing up those where two out of the three most popular sports to play. I started playing baseball when...

FHC tennis finishes second in regionals

FHC tennis finishes second in regionals

October 13, 2017

Thursday afternoon, FHC held the boy's varsity tennis Regionals tournament. Crowds of nervous parents and students filled the stands, but watching one important match in particular. Seniors Jacob Wiltjer...

Staff and the glory days: Laura Stiles

Staff and the glory days: Laura Stiles

October 11, 2017

What sports did you play in high school? "Basketball, ice hockey, softball." What positions did you play? "Guard, goalie, catcher." Did playing sport in school help you? "It made me a strong,...

Player Profile: Jacob Wiltjer

Player Profile: Jacob Wiltjer

October 11, 2017

Name: Jacob Wiltjer Grade: 12th Grade Sport: Boys Varsity Tennis Flights: 1 doubles   What is your outlook for the season? "[I'm] looking to win Regionals and carry the momentum...

Boys varsity tennis ties 4-4 with FHN in conference

Boys varsity tennis ties 4-4 with FHN in conference

October 11, 2017

The boys varsity tennis team have been waiting for their Conference matches all season. Last Thursday, FHC held all singles matches while FHN held all doubles matches. All of FHC's flights on Thursday...

Player Profile: Ali Azeem

Player Profile: Ali Azeem

October 4, 2017

Name: Ali Azeem Grade: 10th Grade Sport: Boys Varsity Tennis Flights: 4 doubles Ali is 22-10 on the year. What is your outlook for the season? "We're looking to make a run at the...

Player Profile: Jack Ziegler

Player Profile: Jack Ziegler

September 27, 2017

Name: Jack Ziegler Grade: 12th Sport: Boys Varsity Tennis Flights: 2 doubles What is your outlook on the season? "We've had a good year so far, not as good as years past, but the encouraging...

FHC takes third at  Brother Rice quad, but wins 4-0 against Ottawa Hills

FHC takes third at Brother Rice quad, but wins 4-0 against Ottawa Hills

September 26, 2017

Saturday, Brother Rice hosted a quad including FHC, Brother Rice, Bloomfield, and Rochester Adams. After an exciting quad, FHC took third overall. Senior Jack Zeigler and Payton Herbert at 2 doubles went...

The varsity tennis team beat the Lowell Red Arrows 8-0

The varsity tennis team beat the Lowell Red Arrows 8-0

September 23, 2017

On Monday, varsity tennis had a match against Cedar Springs winning with a score of 8-0. They continued their success last night against the Red Arrows of Lowell. Senior Jack Ziegler dominates at two...

Player profile: Connor Genschaw

Player profile: Connor Genschaw

September 20, 2017

Name: Connor Genschaw Grade: 12th Sport: Boys Varsity Tennis Flights: 1 singles What can you do to keep succeeding this season? "I have only had 2 losses and I continue to keep it that...

FHC tennis wins the quad against FHE, Mona Shores, West Ottawa

FHC tennis wins the quad against FHE, Mona Shores, West Ottawa

September 18, 2017

The varsity tennis team won the quad this weekend that was hosted here at FHC. The quad consisted of the Rangers, Forest Hills Eastern, Mona Shores, and West Ottawa. FHC won the quad with 17 points, thanks...

Ranger varsity tennis defeats Greenville 8-0

Ranger varsity tennis defeats Greenville 8-0

September 15, 2017

Last night varsity tennis took a win over Greenville. The teams score ended at 8-0 with only one flight giving up a game. The lineup was a bit different than usual with Jacob Wiltjer at 1 singles, Aidan...

Boys varsity tennis takes the win against Northview but falls to Midland Dow

Boys varsity tennis takes the win against Northview but falls to Midland Dow

September 14, 2017

Tuesday night was successful for the varsity tennis team. Every flight was won for FHC putting the team's score at 8-0. The quad at Midland Dow was a different story. FHC was hoping to place above Midland...

Player profile: Advith Reddy

Player profile: Advith Reddy

September 13, 2017

Name: Advith Reddy Grade: 10th Sport: Boys Varsity Tennis Flights: Three Singles ""If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" ~ Joe Namath "I just started a new flight on the team...

Boys varsity tennis places second at Grosse Pointe

Boys varsity tennis places second at Grosse Pointe

September 12, 2017

Saturday morning was an intense eight team tournament at Grosse Pointe for the varsity tennis team. Eight out of the best nine teams in Michigan were at this tournament with FHC placing 2nd as a team....

Varsity tennis falls to FHN in conference opener

Varsity tennis falls to FHN in conference opener

August 31, 2017

Senior Aidan Rynbrandt and freshmen brother Cole Rynbrandt stood on opposite sides of the court Wednesday night. Aidan stood at one doubles for FHC and Cole at one doubles for rival FHN. Aidan's partner,...

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