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GH swimmer earns All-American honors

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE- The Grand Haven girls swim team had a flat day, according to coach Doug Thorne, at the Division 1 state championships on Friday, but managed to bring two relays and one individual to finals. Saturday’s session went far better. With Olympian and Michigan native Allison Schmitt in attendance, the Buccaneers set to work […]

‘A very good thing’

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE.— The Grand Haven girls swim team is having a year for the history books, and while Kathryn Ackerman may be the star of the show, the supporting cast very well may make the picture. Grand Haven will send 11 swimmers to this weekend’s MHSAA Division 1 state championship meet, with hopes of […]

Getting Acklimated

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE- From new classes, peers and teachers to navigating fresh hierarchies and social structures, the transition into high school is eventful and complicated for any freshman. For Grand Haven’s Kathryn Ackerman, this transition comes two-fold. The move to Grand Haven High School brought all the typical changes for freshmen, along with an entirely […]


GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Brine, unflappable, compassionate, sincere. BUCS; for Grand Haven swim coach Doug Thorne and his senior girls swimmers, that’s what it is all about. The team. Thursday night’s dual with East Kentwood served as senior night for the Grand Haven girls swim team, they celebrated the careers and gifts of Sophie Kleyla, […]

Purple all over

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE- The Grand Haven girls swim team had a lot to celebrate despite their 174-141 loss to Hudsonville on Thursday, when they hosted their Bucs Pride cancer awareness night. The girls donned special purple caps and t-shirts bearing the names of people close to them who have or are battling with cancer. T-shirts, […]

Prep Roundup: Bucs swim team starts strong despite loss to Grandville

The Grand Haven girls swim team traveled to Grandville on Thursday for their second crack at an O-K Red opponent. They dropped the meet 178-136, but not without some success. Grand Haven dominated early, with the Bucs taking the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 56.10 seconds. The team of Kirbey Colella, Kathryn Ackerman, Annah […]

Prep Roundup: GH girls swim and dive drop first conference meet to West Ottawa

GRAND  HAVEN TRIBUNE- The Grand Haven girls swimming team hosted their first O-K Red Conference duel meet on Thursday, losing to West Ottawa, 152-181.. West Ottawa’s depth throughout the meet drowned out Grand Haven’s efforts. The Buccaneers ended with four individual wins, two a piece courtesy of Kathryn Ackerman and Alonna Clark. The meet opened […]

GH girls swim team closes out non-conference schedule with double-win

BY DUNCAN MACLEAN GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE — The Grand Haven girls swim team concluded their pre-conference competition tour on Thursday with a double-dual win over Division 3 opponents Hamilton and Manistee. The Buccaneers defeated Hamilton 119-66 and Manistee 138-48. Thursday’s double dual provided the final piece of insight for head coach Doug Thorne. “There are personal […]

Grand Haven High School Girls Varsity Swimming falls to Rockford High School 106-197

Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00 PM Rockford High School AWAY 197 Grand Haven High School HOME 106 Meet Recap Rockford Rams defeated the Grand Haven Buccaneers 197-106 in last nights varsity swim meet. Senior Murielle Garbarino led the Bucs, winning the 100 freestyle event (59.27 seconds) and was a member of the 400 freestyle medley […]



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