A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Soph. Lily Baker battles back from a concussion

June 6, 2019 6:49am | Miranda Garcia

  “5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, LET’S GO W”–up went a stunt group, and right back down. This stunt group lifted their flyer to do a challenging “lib extension” on the sidelines of a football game on Thursday, October 18. As the […]

Iowa high schools play baseball in the summer

June 5, 2019 9:36am | Evan Pepper

  Sr. Mac Strobel stood shivering in the outfield during the West Ottawa Varsity baseball matchup against Hudsonville. The temperature hovered around 37 degrees, and he could feel the cold dew of the grass covering his white New Balance cleats.    The final Hudsonville batter […]

UEFA Champions League is organized unlike US sports

May 28, 2019 8:40am | Braden Griffin

 Students feel as if the 36-week school year is an eternity, but the league that determines the best soccer club in the world lasts even longer than a school year. Throughout the school year, the NFL and the MLB complete their own season with similar […]

US soccer training is inadequate

May 16, 2019 9:47am | Braden Griffin

Ostfildern, Germany is a town of 35,612, comparable to Holland. A 16-year-old athlete in Ostfildern grew up with a passion for what is often referred to as the beautiful game,  soccer, and wanted to be the best in the world. He had the drive and […]

Headed to nationals

May 8, 2019 9:11am | Elizabeth Snider

Family and teammates of Frosh. Stephanie Lebster sat tightly packed in the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. They were quite literally on the edge of their seats. Their eyes were constantly shooting back to the scoreboard to see where Lebster stood in the rankings. After […]

Must-see athletes

May 8, 2019 8:30am | Dylan VanderWal

Zion Williamson gets an easy steal from Clemson guard Shelton Mitchell and sprints down the court for what seemed like an easy 360 dunk. These types of plays make athletes must-see. Williamson’s crazy in-game dunks get lots of attention and make fans jump out of […]

March Madness Bracket Experiment

March 21, 2019 10:18am | Elizabeth Snider & Braden Griffin

It’s March Madness and the question remains, what is the best bracket strategy? We decided to experiment by creating eight brackets using a wide variety of methods. Follow along with this link: http://fantasy.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2019/en/group?groupID=3450709 Latest updates will be written in bold. Seed This is fairly straightforward. […]

March Madness: Five things to watch for

March 20, 2019 8:09am | Dylan VanderWal

March Madness is about to kick off, and it has every NCAA fan hoping that their favorite team goes all the way. Even if your team gets knocked out, it is exciting to watch who makes it through the battle to the championship game. Here […]

It’s all in the details: Jr. Jamahl Hogan

March 6, 2019 8:08pm | Evan Pepper

It is West Ottawa versus Hudsonville, one of the biggest meets of the year.  Jr. Jamahl Hogan steps up to the block, knowing that his team needs the points he could earn from the 100-yard butterfly. The horn blasts and Hogan dives into the water […]

Girls basketball district preview

March 4, 2019 9:27am | Avery Marzynski

The MHSAA girls’ basketball District 10 tournament starts Monday, March 4 at Zeeland East High school. District 10 contains six teams fighting for the title.   The Playing Field   Holland It has been a season to forget for Holland. Despite good play from Faith […]