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    Chasing the school record
    Hanging above the bleachers of the basketball court, behind a well-kept glass case, lies the ink that immortalizes hard
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    Club Sports vs. School Sports at WO
    It was a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in mid July, and the end of a long soccer game; both teams had fought hard and w
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    Jake vs WO Lacrosse
    It’s back. The embarrassing sports moments I bring you are back. Losing in soccer, tennis, and swimming were not quite
  • Freddy and the funbunch
    West Ottawa Varsity soccer player and OK Red All-Conference center midfielder Sr. Freddy Romero dribbles down the field,
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    Tennis: Headed to State despite key injury
    Frosh. Sammy Ockerland was sitting in her bedroom when her phone went off. Ockerland grabbed it off her bedside table an
  • Evil side of college athletics
    College athletic programs grab high school students, lure them with scholarship money, and watch them chase after the ed

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The West Ottawan is a publication run by journalism students at West Ottawa High School in Holland, Michigan.

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The West Ottawan is produced and updated by students at this school, and supported by a faculty advisor.

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