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    Steady between the posts
    There were 59 seconds left in the third period. West Ottawa goalie Jr. Caleb VanHeest had just lost his stick after an e
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    Practice players assist girls’ basketball
    A quick outlet pass gave Sr. Sam Beetham the ball at the free throw line extended. He looked up the court as he ran by o
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    Sports for diplomacy
    Games can tear children apart. Everybody remembers fighting a sibling over a game of Monopoly or Candy Land. But we’re
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    Local basketball league to start soon
    Basketball season is here and non-school players are looking for a place to play. The Lakeshore Premier Basketball Leagu
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    Making the tough decision
    Nine years of gymnastics, 12 years of dance, one big choice. 2016 State AA Champion, Jolie LaBarge, had to make a big de
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    Better in black and white
    On a warm September Friday evening, the West Ottawa defense took the field against the Caledonia Fighting Scots. Startin

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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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