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WO girls will battle for the district championship Friday night

by Jared McNitt On Friday, February 28, the girls varsity team will battle the Wyoming Wolves for the district championship. On Wednesday, Wyoming defeated Grandville in a tight battle, 58 – 57. This Wyoming squad is familiar with winning, suffering only two losses this year, but one of those losses was to WO. The WO […]

NBA twins: WO players have their NBA counterparts

Before the NBA draft, analysts spend their time pouring over game tape in order to evaluate the talent. Often, on draft day, when players have been ranked and pre-draft predictions have been made, a player’s potential is determined by a comparison to an existing NBA player. Teams are more excited about a shooting guard who […]

Purple Power Preview

by Jared McNitt Purple Power: a time when the West Ottawa community can come together and rally around a great cause. At 5:30 this Friday, the community will gather at the West Ottawa North Gymnasium to watch their Panthers compete in exciting games. All proceeds from the game go towards cancer research. However, to the […]

Winter sports interview- Boys basketball

By: Caleb McNitt The boys basketball team here at West Ottawa has undergone a lot of changes this year. After Coach Jeff Van Fossan’s departure, former Holland coach Steve Windemuller was hired to reboot the program. He brings with him new offensive and defensive schemes for players of all levels to adapt to. As a […]

Winter sports interview- Girls basketball

“The past three years on Varsity we have never gone over .500. That has been disappointing, and I am ready to have a successful season this year.” Although the girls basketball season is already underway, we were able to get a full interview with Julie Brown, the point guard for the varsity team over the […]

Back in Black: WO Hires Windemuller as New B-Ball Coach

On March 27, 2013 Varsity basketball coach Jeff VanFossan ended his tenure in that role. One month later on April 29, West Ottawa Athletic Director Pat Marsman announced the hiring of a new basketball coach.  Mr. Steve Windemuller, graduate and ex-basketball player of West Ottawa High School is honored to be Marsman’s selection.    Windemuller, who […]

wopanthers.com NEXT: Mikayla Martinie

The West Ottawa Panthers pulled up Mikayla Martinie to begin the 2011-2012 Girls Varsity Basketball campaign. “Mikayla starts for us and she started as a freshman too. I don’t regret moving her up. If I’m going to move someone up, they’re going to be a significant factor for us and I know Mikayla has done […]

Boys Varsity Basketball Preview: Grand Rapids Catholic Central

How will the Panthers bounce back after a tough loss at Holland Christian? Drew: The Panthers suffered perhaps the most disappointing loss of the season on Tuesday to cross town rival Holland Christian. Look for West Ottawa to come out and play Grand Rapids Catholic Central close as the Panthers often surprise us when on […]

Purple Power Preview: Hudsonville

How will the Panthers bounce back after a two game skid? Drew: Losing two in a row on back to back days doesn’t do much to improve team morale. On the positive side, in the first of the two games they barely lost to a very good team in East Kentwood. In the second game […]

WO Basketball Recognizes Inaugural Members of 10,000 Shot Club

As a seventh grader, Anthony Charameda was a solid contributor to the Macatawa Bay basketball team, using his quickness and determination to become a defensive specialist. As an eighth grader on the team, Charameda was the best shooter. Charameda used the summer to transition from defensive specialist to top shooter. He was one of 16 […]

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