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  • Should Middle School Teams Have A and B Teams?
       The middle school basketball tryouts will happen on October 15. Let’s imagine eighth-grader Baker Collins is a ta
  • Morning practice: harmful or helpful?
    Standing on the edge of the pool deck, my body reluctantly prepares itself for the inevitable temperature shock. As I pu
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    The new face behind WO sports
    With two minutes left in our rivalry game at Rockford, Sr. Quarterback Isaac Van Dyke plowed in for a go-ahead touchdown
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    Unsung heroes
    The West Ottawa varsity football team is off to an impressive 4-1 start. Success brings plenty of media attention for th
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    New Harvest Bible Church frisbee golf course
    Excited yet intimidated, Jr. Josh White stepped up to the tee box on hole number seven.  His first throw had to be accu
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    August 11, 2017. I was getting ready for our second varsity football practice of the day; strapping on my cleats and tig

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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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