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The Central Trend

Zoe Lipke

Zoe Lipke, Sports Reporter

Zoe is a freshman in her first year on The Central Trend. She is writing for the sports report this year. Zoe is partakes in girls basketball at our school, and plays soccer for Midwest United FC.

Favorite Thing About Being on Staff: Getting to write and report on my passion; sports.

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, basketball, babysitting, and hanging out with friends.

On a Friday Night You Will Typically Find Zoe: At a football game, basketball game, or hanging out with friends.

Interesting Fact About Zoe: I have won the basketball state title twice and travel the country for soccer.

All content by Zoe Lipke
Maddie Knoor

Maddie Knoor

January 31, 2021

Given COVID, and having to have such an abnormal season, how do you think your team did as a whole when faced with so many uncertainties?  “I really think our team did a great job as a whole. We...

The mental health side of sports - part two

The mental health side of sports – part two

January 20, 2021

When it comes to asking for help or seeking the resources you need to better your mindset it can be hard. Being an athlete you never want to show your weaknesses to anyone, because in our own minds it...

The mental health side of sports

The mental health side of sports

January 13, 2021

Picking an entire series to write about proved to be a difficult task for me. There are so many things I have to say, but the wide range of topics I had in mind just didn’t seem to compile into a single...

Abby Wambach: the greatest U.S. women's soccer player of all time?

Abby Wambach: the greatest U.S. women’s soccer player of all time?

December 14, 2020

I have played soccer my entire life. Since I was five years old, I have always been obsessed with watching the United States women's national soccer team play. Every one of those players was a role-model...

Rafael Nadal: The best male tennis player of all time?

Rafael Nadal: The best male tennis player of all time?

December 8, 2020

Ever since I was younger, the sport of tennis fascinated me. Whether it was because my mom grew up playing it and put me through it, or because it was constantly on TV, I just remember thinking how incredible...

Vanderbilt soccer player Sarah Fuller is making huge strides in the sports world

Vanderbilt soccer player Sarah Fuller is making huge strides in the sports world

December 7, 2020

The first female to play for a Power 5 football team—that is a big deal. No one in history has done that, and Sarah Fuller became the first as she debuted for Vanderbilt. Growing up as a female athlete,...

Top 5 Dynamic Duos

Top 5 Dynamic Duos

November 20, 2020

Carson Deines and Tyler Weaver From the very first game of their season to the very last, senior Carson Dienes and junior Tyler Weaver dominated on both the offensive and defensive sides of the Ranger...

I cried my first time playing sports; now I live for them

I cried my first time playing sports; now I live for them

November 11, 2020

Coming up with topics to write sports columns about can be a struggle, and honestly, this week I could not think of an idea. So, I did what I always do when I can’t come up with an idea—I talk to my...

Varsity volleyball concludes season with heartbreaking loss to the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals

Varsity volleyball concludes season with heartbreaking loss to the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals

November 10, 2020

With a heart-breaking conclusion, to an already odd season, the varsity volleyball team finished off their 11-6 season this past weekend in the district finals. The Rangers took on the Lowell Red Arrows...

Rangers pick up a win in District semifinal over East Kentwood

Rangers pick up a win in District semifinal over East Kentwood

November 5, 2020

Last night, the varsity volleyball team took on the East Kentwood Falcons in the District semifinals. This game would prove to either end the Rangers season or allow them to continue on to the next round....

Varsity volleyball picks up win over EGR in first round of districts

Varsity volleyball picks up win over EGR in first round of districts

November 5, 2020

The varsity volleyball team took on the East Grand Rapids Pioneers in the first round of the district tournament. With the end of their season at stake, the Rangers plowed through the Pioneers, winning...

Varsity volleyball picks up massive win on senior night over Wayland Union

Varsity volleyball picks up massive win on senior night over Wayland Union

November 4, 2020

The varsity volleyball team went up against the Wayland Warriors in a tough non-conference matchup. The Rangers came out dominating, landing themselves a win with a score of 3-0. This was a big win, and...

The importance that team chemistry has on success

The importance that team chemistry has on success

October 29, 2020

The entirety of my life has mainly revolved around one thing: my sports. With a copious amount of lessons being thrown my way each and every season—in both soccer and basketball—there has been one...

Varsity volleyball suffers tough loss to Byron Center Bulldogs in four sets

Varsity volleyball suffers tough loss to Byron Center Bulldogs in four sets

October 29, 2020

Last night, the varsity volleyball team took on the Byron Center Bulldogs in an OK White Conference showdown. The two teams had played each other before a few weeks prior, and the Bulldogs had walked away...

Varsity volleyball falls to the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles in conference semifinals

Varsity volleyball falls to the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles in conference semifinals

October 26, 2020

Last night the varsity volleyball team took on the two-time defending state champions, the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles, in the OK White Conference semifinals. After three close sets containing back-and-forth...

Varsity volleyball picks up big win in their first round of the OK White Tournament

Varsity volleyball picks up big win in their first round of the OK White Tournament

October 23, 2020

This past Tuesday, the varsity volleyball team took on the East Grand Rapids Pioneers in another OK White Conference showdown. This game had a lot on the line for the Rangers, given that it was the first...

Varsity volleyball competes in first quad after their return to play

Varsity volleyball competes in first quad after their return to play

October 23, 2020

Despite a two-week break in their season, the varsity girls volleyball team leaped right back into their continuing season with three games in a row in their first quad of the season. The Rangers took...

The misconceptions behind Division 3 athletics

The misconceptions behind Division 3 athletics

October 14, 2020

The raw love for my sports that engulf my entire being all-day, every day is what calculates my worth within sports, not the division at which I play. The aura that shapes the sports world is one of “Division...

Varsity volleyball falls to Byron Center in five sets

Varsity volleyball falls to Byron Center in five sets

October 4, 2020

Senior libero Julia Bouma was a crucial aspect in the Ranger’s game last night versus the Byron Center Bulldogs. With her incredible defense against Byron Center, she helped to keep the Ranger’s in...

Varsity volleyball drops tough game to the defending state champion Grand Rapids Christian

Varsity volleyball drops tough game to the defending state champion Grand Rapids Christian

September 30, 2020

The varsity volleyball team took on the back-to-back state champions in an OK White showdown: the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles. After a back-and-forth three sets, the Rangers eventually fell to the Eagles...

Varsity volleyball picks up two wins in their first tri of the season against Allendale and West Ottawa

Varsity volleyball picks up two wins in their first tri of the season against Allendale and West Ottawa

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the varsity volleyball team took on two opponents in their first tri-match of the season. First, they faced the West Ottawa Panthers, winning two of the three sets; in the second match of the...

Varsity volleyball falls to Lowell in four sets

Varsity volleyball falls to Lowell in four sets

September 21, 2020

Thursday night, the varsity volleyball team took on the Lowell Red Arrows in what would be one of the toughest games of their season. The Red Arrows are currently ranked as the top team in the state of...

Varsity volleyball picks up first conference win over the Greenville Yellowjackets

Varsity volleyball picks up first conference win over the Greenville Yellowjackets

September 16, 2020

Last night, the varsity volleyball team took on the Greenville Yellowjackets in its first OK White Conference game of the season. After coming off a big win versus the FHE Hawks last week, the team was...

The underlying link between an athlete and an eating disorder

The underlying link between an athlete and an eating disorder

September 16, 2020

Am I in good enough shape? Will I gain weight if I start lifting? Wait, I only burned 300 calories during that workout? These are questions that some athletes may constantly challenge themselves about...

Varsity volleyball opens season with 3-0 victory over FHE

Varsity volleyball opens season with 3-0 victory over FHE

September 10, 2020

Last night, the varsity volleyball team took on the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks in its first game of the season. Despite the season being postponed for a few weeks and having several of their first games...

Senior Spotlight: Maizey Szczepanek

Senior Spotlight: Maizey Szczepanek

June 12, 2020

Name: Maizey Szczepanek Sport: Varsity Softball How do you feel not getting to play in your senior season? “It’s very strange not being able to go out on the field every day I feel very out...

Senior Spotlight: Caitlin Snyder

Senior Spotlight: Caitlin Snyder

June 12, 2020

Name: Caitlin Snyder Sport: Varsity Softball How do you feel not getting to play in your senior season?   “I was heartbroken I wouldn’t get to play my last year of softball, but it also...

Katie Willeman

Katie Willeman

April 30, 2020

Sport: Softball Future Plans: Attending the University of Michigan to study Mathematics and Secondary Education What does missing out on your Senior softball season mean to you? “It means that...

My life began when I started sports

My life began when I started sports

April 15, 2020

On my second birthday, I received two gifts: a soccer ball and a goldfish. One of those things has helped to shape me into the person I am today and continues to help me build my future一and it wasn’t...

Top 5 Coaches

Top 5 Coaches

March 31, 2020

Tracy Jenkins Despite all the struggles that a typical freshman basketball coach may come into contact with while coaching a completely new team, freshman girls basketball head coach Tracy Jenkins was...

Freshman girls basketball surpasses all odds as they go on to conclude their 15-5 season

Freshman girls basketball surpasses all odds as they go on to conclude their 15-5 season

March 6, 2020

For head coach Tracy Jenkins, his brand new team of freshman girls defied all expectations and went on to have an amazing season.  “I am amazed at the basketball IQ of this team,” Jenkins said....

Freshman girls basketball concludes season with a record of 15-5 with 23-19 win over Northview

Freshman girls basketball concludes season with a record of 15-5 with 23-19 win over Northview

March 3, 2020

On Thursday, the freshman girls basketball team took on the Northview Wildcats in their last game of the season. This win ended up being head coach Tracy Jenkins' third OK White championship in the last...

Player Profile: Ellie Latunski

Player Profile: Ellie Latunski

February 29, 2020

Name: Ellie Latunski  Grade: 9 Sport: Freshman girls basketball  Fun Facts:  She has three dogs She has two little sisters What was your favorite part about the season and why?  “My...

Freshman girls basketball team picks up win over the Ottawa Hills Bengals with a score of 59-21

Freshman girls basketball team picks up win over the Ottawa Hills Bengals with a score of 59-21

February 21, 2020

Last night the freshman girls basketball team took on the Ottawa Hills Bengals in their third to last game of the season. The Ranger’s dominated throughout the entire game and ended up winning 59-21,...

Freshman girls basketball secures OK White conference champion title in their win over the FHN Huskies

Freshman girls basketball secures OK White conference champion title in their win over the FHN Huskies

February 21, 2020

Freshman Maya Holser’s big night was one of the keys to the Ranger’s victory over the FHN Huskies last night, and ultimately secured them the title of OK White conference champions. The Ranger’s...

Freshman girls basketball picks up eighth conference win against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks

Freshman girls basketball picks up eighth conference win against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks

February 14, 2020

The freshman girls basketball team headed out to Cedar Springs High School on Tuesday to take on the Red Hawks for a second time this season. The Rangers were able to pick up another win against the Red...

Freshman girls basketball remains undefeated in their conference play

Freshman girls basketball remains undefeated in their conference play

February 10, 2020

In the last week, the freshmen girls basketball team took on two OK White Conference teams and succeeded in beating both of them significantly. However, one of the keys to each of the Rangers' victories...

Player Profile: Madison Wilkins

Player Profile: Madison Wilkins

February 1, 2020

Name: Madison Wilkins Grade: 10th Sport: Freshman Girls Basketball Fun Facts: She has two little brothers She has two dogs Why did you decide to play basketball? “I decided to...

Freshman girls basketball suffers tough loss to EGR 47-36

Freshman girls basketball suffers tough loss to EGR 47-36

January 30, 2020

Last night, the freshman girls basketball team took on the East Grand Rapids Pioneers in what turned out to be a tough loss for the Rangers. The Rangers kept the score close throughout the entirety of...

Player Profile: Anna Hale

Player Profile: Anna Hale

January 29, 2020

Name: Anna Hale Grade: 9th  Sport: Freshman girls basketball Fun facts:  She has been playing basketball for four years She has grown up playing with many of the same teammates that...

Player Profile: Gracie Vermeulen

Player Profile: Gracie Vermeulen

January 29, 2020

Name: Gracie Vermeulen Grade: 9th Sport: Freshman girls basketball Fun facts:  She is playing soccer for the high school this spring She is the youngest of three siblings What is your...

Freshman girls basketball takes down rival Forest Hills Northern 43-28

Freshman girls basketball takes down rival Forest Hills Northern 43-28

January 28, 2020

Freshman Maya Holser was the leading force in the Ranger’s victory over the Forest Hills Northern Huskies last Thursday, as they went on to defeat the Huskies with a score of 43-28. “I thought Maya...

Freshman girls basketball picks up fourth consecutive conference win against the Ottawa Hills Bengals

Freshman girls basketball picks up fourth consecutive conference win against the Ottawa Hills Bengals

January 25, 2020

This past Tuesday, the freshman girls basketball team headed over to Ottawa Hills High School to take on the Bengals in yet another OK White Conference game. The Rangers displayed a dominant performance...

Freshman girls basketball picks up third consecutive conference win over the Lowell Red Arrows

Freshman girls basketball picks up third consecutive conference win over the Lowell Red Arrows

January 22, 2020

Freshman Maya Holser was once again the key to yet another victory for the freshman girls basketball team in the last game against the Lowell Red Arrows as she went on to put up 32 points in the Rangers'...

Freshman girls basketball picks up a win in first conference game

Freshman girls basketball picks up a win in first conference game

January 10, 2020

Last night, the freshman girls basketball team picked up a big win in its first official conference game of the season. They took on the Greenville Yellow Jackets on the Rangers' home court and dominated...

Girls freshman basketball dominates Grand Rapids Christian and Forest Hills Eastern at the Cornerstone Tournament

Girls freshman basketball dominates Grand Rapids Christian and Forest Hills Eastern at the Cornerstone Tournament

January 6, 2020

Freshman Maya Holser was the key to the freshman girls basketball team’s success in this year’s Cornerstone Holiday Tournament. Thanks to Maya, and the help of several of her other teammates, the Rangers...

Player Profile: Frankie Sutton

Player Profile: Frankie Sutton

January 5, 2020

Name: Frankie Sutton  Grade: 9th Sport: Freshman girls basketball Fun facts: She shoots with her left hand, but she is right-handed She loves to go hiking What is your favorite part...

Freshman girls basketball picks up two tough losses against the East Kentwood Falcons and the Grandville Bulldogs

Freshman girls basketball picks up two tough losses against the East Kentwood Falcons and the Grandville Bulldogs

December 23, 2019

This past week, the girls freshman basketball team had a tough go against two very powerful non-conference teams. Taking on the Grandville Bulldogs and the East Kentwood Falcons, the Rangers were not able...

Girls freshman basketball picks up first win of the season over FHE

Girls freshman basketball picks up first win of the season over FHE

December 17, 2019

Last week, the girls freshman basketball team took on the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks in its third game of the season. After starting off the season with two tough losses, the Rangers were able to revenge...

Girls freshman basketball suffers loss to powerhouse Rockford Rams

Girls freshman basketball suffers loss to powerhouse Rockford Rams

December 14, 2019

This past week, the freshman girls basketball team took on the Rockford Rams in its second game of the new season. Despite their best efforts, the girls were not able to walk away with a win and fell to...

Freshman girls basketball loses season opener narrowly against Wyoming

Freshman girls basketball loses season opener narrowly against Wyoming

December 8, 2019

On Tuesday night, the freshman girls basketball team made its debut appearance in the game against the Wyoming Wolves. After quite the back-and-forth battle, the Rangers succumbed to the Wolves by a close...

Freshman girls basketball looks ahead to promising season with many new faces and talents

Freshman girls basketball looks ahead to promising season with many new faces and talents

December 3, 2019

As the beginning of its season becomes nearer, the freshman girls basketball team is looking forward to a building year, with many new faces being added to the program.  Due to the turnout of girls,...

Top 5 Dynamic Duos

Top 5 Dynamic Duos

November 20, 2019

Mandy Ehrlich and Ally Ringler Two seniors who have been on varsity golf since freshman year, held the first and second spot on the varsity team this year, and helped their team qualify and place third...

Looking back on varsity volleyball's season full of success

Looking back on varsity volleyball’s season full of success

November 17, 2019

The Ranger varsity volleyball team capitalized on its young talent and extraordinary team chemistry throughout the entirety of this past season. Even though Rangers season came to a close last Thursday...

Varsity volleyball falls to the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals

Varsity volleyball falls to the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals

November 14, 2019

Last Thursday, the varsity volleyball team took on the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals game. Sadly, the Rangers weren’t able to come away with a win and fell to the Red Arrows in three sets.  The...

Player Profile: Grace Hudkins

Player Profile: Grace Hudkins

November 14, 2019

Name: Grace Hudkins Grade: 10 Sport: Varsity volleyball Fun Facts: She has one younger brother and one older sister  She transferred from East Kentwood freshman year What is your pre-game...

Varsity volleyball picks up a win against the Greenville Yellowjackets in the first round of districts

Varsity volleyball picks up a win against the Greenville Yellowjackets in the first round of districts

November 7, 2019

Last night the Rangers competed in their first round of district play and took on the Greenville Yellowjackets. The Rangers had already defeated Greenville twice throughout the season so far, and they...

Varsity volleyball picks up a win on senior night to put them in second place in the OK White conference

Varsity volleyball picks up a win on senior night to put them in second place in the OK White conference

November 1, 2019

This past Tuesday, the Rangers took on the Ottawa Hills Bengals in their last regular-season game of the season. The Rangers walked away having defeated the Bengals in the first three sets and allowed...

Pros and cons to being a multi-sport athlete

Pros and cons to being a multi-sport athlete

October 30, 2019

2:45 PM - Leave school 4:30 PM - Soccer practice 6:30 PM - Basketball practice 9:00 PM - Dinner 9:00 PM-12:00 AM - Homework 12:00 AM - Go to bed   And then I wake up and do the...

Varsity Volleyball picks up win against OK White conference opponent: the Cedar Springs Red Hawks

Varsity Volleyball picks up win against OK White conference opponent: the Cedar Springs Red Hawks

October 26, 2019

Last week, the Rangers varsity volleyball team took on the Cedar Springs Red Hawks in one of their final OK White conference games. The Rangers had taken on the Red Hawks previously this season and walked...

Varsity volleyball picks up a win over cross-town rival Forest Hills Northern Huskies

Varsity volleyball picks up a win over cross-town rival Forest Hills Northern Huskies

October 26, 2019

Last night the varsity volleyball team took on their cross-town rival: the Forest Hills Northern Huskies. The Rangers had previously beat the Huskies earlier in the season, and they managed to pull off...

Player Profile: Emma Lohr

Player Profile: Emma Lohr

October 25, 2019

Name: Emma Lohr Grade: 11 Sport: Varsity Volleyball Fun Facts: She likes to paint  She has a pit-bull named Tonka She cannot do a kart-wheel What is your pre-game routine?  “I...

Player Profile: Brooklyn Conner

Player Profile: Brooklyn Conner

October 25, 2019

Name: Brooklyn Conner Grade: 10 Sport: Varsity Volleyball Fun Fact: All of her sibling's names start with Br What does the Ranger volleyball program mean to you?  “To me, the program...

Player Profile: Tatum Otolski

Player Profile: Tatum Otolski

October 25, 2019

Name: Tatum Otolski Grade: 11 Sport: Varsity Volleyball Fun Facts: She loves to snowboard Once she was bitten on the ear by a parrot LOVES deserts What are you most excited about...

Player Profile: Julia Bouma

Player Profile: Julia Bouma

October 25, 2019

Name: Julia Bouma Grade: 11 Sport: Varsity Volleyball When and why did you start playing volleyball? "I have been playing volleyball since third grade, and I originally started playing because...

Varsity volleyball goes 1-1 in stretch of conference games against Lowell and Greenville

Varsity volleyball goes 1-1 in stretch of conference games against Lowell and Greenville

October 25, 2019

Last week, the varsity volleyball team faced off against two of its fellow OK White conference members: the Lowell Red Arrows and the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Rangers were not able to overcome the...

Varsity volleyball picks up two wins in last week's games against Mona Shores and Greenville

Varsity volleyball picks up two wins in last week’s games against Mona Shores and Greenville

October 17, 2019

This past week the varsity volleyball team took on two opponents in two very close games. The first game was against an OK White conference opponent, the Greenville Yellowjackets, and the Rangers were...

Boys JV soccer concludes season with two devastating losses against the Lowell Red Arrows and the FHN Huskies

Boys JV soccer concludes season with two devastating losses against the Lowell Red Arrows and the FHN Huskies

October 9, 2019

This past week the JV boys soccer team took on two OK White conference teams: the FHN Huskies and the Lowell Red Arrows. The boys’ were not able to secure a win in either of the games and lost to the...

Varsity volleyball suffers tough loss to the Lowell Red Arrows in four sets

Varsity volleyball suffers tough loss to the Lowell Red Arrows in four sets

October 7, 2019

The FHC varsity volleyball team took on the top-ranked team in Division 1, the Lowell Red Arrows, last week in an OK White Conference showdown. The Rangers were not able to pull off the victory; however,...

Varsity volleyball brings home another conference win against the Northview Wildcats

Varsity volleyball brings home another conference win against the Northview Wildcats

October 3, 2019

Last night, the varsity volleyball team traveled to Northview High School to take on the Wildcats in an intra-conference matchup. The Rangers were able to trample the Wildcats in the first three sets and...

Varsity volleyball goes 2-2 at this weekend's Power League of Rockford Invite

Varsity volleyball goes 2-2 at this weekend’s Power League of Rockford Invite

October 1, 2019

This past weekend the varsity volleyball team competed in the Power League of Rockford Invite, taking on four different teams and ending with a record of 2-2.  In the Rangers' first game of the day,...

Player Profile: Sarah Dunn

Player Profile: Sarah Dunn

October 1, 2019

Name: Sarah Dunn Grade: 9 Sport: Varsity Volleyball Fun Facts: She plays basketball  She has two older brothers Her dog’s name is Nala Her favorite food is ice cream, and her...

Boys JV soccer falls in non-conference showdown to Portage Northern 5-0

Boys JV soccer falls in non-conference showdown to Portage Northern 5-0

October 1, 2019

This past weekend, the boys JV soccer team took on the Portage Northern Huskies. They made the trek out to the Huskies' home field early Saturday morning; however, they couldn’t pull off the win and...

Boys JV soccer defeats two conference rivals in Greenville and Cedar Springs

Boys JV soccer defeats two conference rivals in Greenville and Cedar Springs

September 26, 2019

This past week, the boys JV soccer team took on two OK White Conference teams: the Greenville Yellowjackets and the Cedar Springs Red Hawks. The Rangers were able to walk away with two wins in these games,...

Varsity volleyball defeats the Ottawa Hills Bengals 3-0

Varsity volleyball defeats the Ottawa Hills Bengals 3-0

September 25, 2019

Last night, the varsity volleyball team traveled to Ottawa Hills High School to take on the Bengals in an OK White Conference matchup. This was the Rangers’ first time taking on the Bengals this season,...

Varsity volleyball beats FHN Huskies for a second time this season

Varsity volleyball beats FHN Huskies for a second time this season

September 21, 2019

On Thursday night, the girls varsity volleyball team took on the FHN Huskies in a crosstown rivalry game on the Rangers' home court. The Rangers showed their dominance very quickly and won the game in...

Boys JV Soccer picks up fourth win of the season versus the Northview Wildcats

Boys JV Soccer picks up fourth win of the season versus the Northview Wildcats

September 19, 2019

The FHC boys JV Soccer team took on the Northview Wildcats Tuesday night in yet another OK White Conference game. The Rangers were able to walk away with a 1-0 win and made this their fourth win of the...

Varsity volleyball picks up their second conference win against the Cedar Springs Redhawks

Varsity volleyball picks up their second conference win against the Cedar Springs Redhawks

September 18, 2019

Last night the varsity volleyball team took on the Cedar Springs Redhawks in another OK White Conference showdown. The Rangers were able to secure the win and went 3-0 in sets. The first set resulted in...

Varsity Volleyball is named Queen of the Hills in the 2019 Battle of the Hills Invite

Varsity Volleyball is named Queen of the Hills in the 2019 Battle of the Hills Invite

September 15, 2019

The varsity volleyball team competed in the Battle of the Hills this past Tuesday, against inter-district rivals Forest Hills Eastern and Forest Hills Northern. The winner of this tournament would be named...

Player Profile: Katie Costello

Player Profile: Katie Costello

September 12, 2019

Name: Katie Costello Grade: 11 Sport: Varsity Volleyball Fun Facts:  She has a freshman sister who is also in the Ranger volleyball program She plays travel volleyball for MVA She...

Boys JV soccer suffers loss to crosstown rival FHN 4-0

Boys JV soccer suffers loss to crosstown rival FHN 4-0

September 11, 2019

On Tuesday night, the boys JV soccer team headed away from home to take on the crosstown rival Forest Hills Northern Huskies. The boys, however, could not pull off the victory as they went on to be defeated...

Q&A with FHC athletic director Clark Udell on high school sports

Q&A with FHC athletic director Clark Udell on high school sports

September 10, 2019

High school athletics are one of the main aspects of many students high school life; whether it be participating in a sporting event, watching one, or writing about that team. However, with every season...

Boys JV soccer suffers narrow loss to Caledonia 2-1

Boys JV soccer suffers narrow loss to Caledonia 2-1

September 10, 2019

Early Saturday morning, the boys JV soccer trekked out to Caledonia to take on the Caledonia Fighting Scots. Despite the boys best efforts, they were not able to secure a win over the Scots, falling 2-1...

Boys JV soccer suffers devastating loss to Ottawa Hills Bengals 2-1

Boys JV soccer suffers devastating loss to Ottawa Hills Bengals 2-1

September 6, 2019

The boys JV soccer team headed out to Ottawa Hills High School last night to take on the Bengals in yet another OK White conference matchup. Sadly for the team, the boys were unable to come out with a...

Boys JV soccer picks up momentum and goes 1-1 in string of conference games

Boys JV soccer picks up momentum and goes 1-1 in string of conference games

September 5, 2019

The boys JV soccer team continued its conference season after Greenville last week, taking on the Cedar Springs Red Hawks and the Northview Wildcats. They came out on top against the Red Hawks with a score...

JV boys soccer takes home first win of the season against Greenville Yellow Jackets

JV boys soccer takes home first win of the season against Greenville Yellow Jackets

August 28, 2019

The boys JV soccer team took home its first win of the season last night as they took on the Greenville Yellow Jackets in this OK White Conference matchup. The Rangers were able to walk away with a victory...

A look into the upcoming varsity volleyball season and their successful 3-2 start at the Grand Haven Invite

A look into the upcoming varsity volleyball season and their successful 3-2 start at the Grand Haven Invite

August 28, 2019

The girl's varsity volleyball team kicked off their season last night at the Grand Haven Invite at Grand Haven High School. This was a highly competitive invitational, and the Rangers took on five different...

Boys JV soccer narrowly looses first two opening games against Grand Haven and East Kentwood

Boys JV soccer narrowly looses first two opening games against Grand Haven and East Kentwood

August 24, 2019

The boys JV soccer team kicked off its season last week with two highly competitive games. The team was set up to play the East Kentwood Falcons and the Grand Haven Buccaneers, two powerhouse teams, and...

Boys JV soccer ties powerhouse Grand Rapids Christian Eagles 0-0

Boys JV soccer ties powerhouse Grand Rapids Christian Eagles 0-0

August 23, 2019

Last night, the boys JV soccer team took on the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles in a closely-fought game all the way through. The contest was a nail-biter as the teams went on to tie with a score of 0-0.  The...

JV girls lacrosse takes home big win over Cranbrook to conclude the season

JV girls lacrosse takes home big win over Cranbrook to conclude the season

May 21, 2019

The Forest Hills United girls junior varsity Lacrosse team brought home yet another win Saturday to conclude its season. The girls took on the powerhouse Cranbrook High School Aardvarks in a very tough...

JV girls lacrosse loses to EGR 9-3

JV girls lacrosse loses to EGR 9-3

May 9, 2019

The Forest Hills United girls junior varsity lacrosse team suffered a tough loss this week to the powerhouse East Grand Rapids Pioneers, losing 9-3. Last time Forest Hills played the Pioneers they lost...

Varsity water polo suffers loss to EGR in regular season finale

Varsity water polo suffers loss to EGR in regular season finale

May 3, 2019

The Forest Hills United varsity water polo team took on the East Grand Rapids Pioneers last night in an extremely hard-fought game. However, they were not able to pull off the win and ended up suffering...

Varsity water polo takes home big win over Portage

Varsity water polo takes home big win over Portage

May 1, 2019

The Forest Hills United girls varsity water polo team took on Portage United last night in a hard-fought game. In the end, Forest Hills was able to come out victorious with a score of 12-4. After this...

JV girls lacrosse team adds three more victories to its record

JV girls lacrosse team adds three more victories to its record

May 1, 2019

The Forest Hills United JV girls lacrosse team had a stellar run of games over the past week. The team took on three top-quality teams and managed to exit the game with a win in each of them. As they emerged...

Hall of Fame Inductee Q&A: Jane Olgilvie

Hall of Fame Inductee Q&A: Jane Olgilvie

April 30, 2019

In 1971, Forest Hills Central created a girls competitive athletic program that was more than just your typical GAA after-school programs. Jane Ogilvie was one of the pioneers behind creating a competitive...

Water polo picks up win against Grand Haven on Senior Night, loses to Rockford soon after

Water polo picks up win against Grand Haven on Senior Night, loses to Rockford soon after

April 29, 2019

This past week, the Forest Hills United varsity girls water polo team competed in two games, going 1-1. On Tuesday night, they took on the Grand Haven Buccaneers and emerged victorious with a score of...

Player Profile: Sofia Debano

Player Profile: Sofia Debano

April 25, 2019

Name: Zoe Lipke Grade: 9 Sport: Girls JV Lacrosse What is your favorite part about Lacrosse? “My favorite part about lacrosse is the team and just playing the sport because it’s one of...

Girls JV lacrosse takes home another win against Grand Rapids Christian

Girls JV lacrosse takes home another win against Grand Rapids Christian

April 24, 2019

The Forest Hills United JV lacrosse team took home another huge win last night as they took on the mighty Grand Rapids Christian Eagles. They emerged from the game with a score of 9-2 and picked up yet...

Forest Hills United varsity water polo suffers another loss to East Kentwood

Forest Hills United varsity water polo suffers another loss to East Kentwood

April 19, 2019

The Forest Hills United varsity water Polo team took on the strong East Kentwood Falcons last night in a hard-fought game. Sadly, Forest Hills could not come away with a win, as it went on to lose 7-1....

Player Profile: Kara Bolger

Player Profile: Kara Bolger

April 18, 2019

Name: Kara Bolger Grade: 12 Sport: Water Polo What is the best part of water polo? “The best part about water polo this year is the team. I love getting to know everyone better and getting...

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