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West Ottawa High School Varsity Swimming beat Eagles 185-130

Varsity Swimming Thursday October 23rd, 2014 06:30 PM Eagles Away 130 @ Panthers Home 185 Meet Recap West Ottawa finishes the conference dual season 4-1 with a win over Hudsonville.

West Ottawa High School Varsity Swimming beat Rangers 117-69

Varsity Swimming Saturday October 18th, 2014 10:30 AM Rangers Away 69 @ Panthers Home 117 Meet Recap West Ottawa wins 8 of 12 events in win over Forest Hills Central

West Ottawa High School Varsity Swimming beat Bulldogs 198-114

Varsity Swimming Thursday October 9th, 2014 06:30 PM Bulldogs Away 114 @ Panthers Home 198 Meet Recap West Ottawa wins all 12 events in win over Grandville. Emeline Root won the 200 free (2:03.74) and 500 free (5:32.34). Haley Groteler won the 50 free (25.17) and 100 fly (58.92). Jacklyn VandePoel won the 200 IM […]

WO swimmers + time machine = Olympic gold

by Sam Strobel If only WO had a time machine today and sent, among others, these four swimmers back to the 1960 summer Olympics, West Ottawa’s trophy case would have a bit of gold in it.  If sent back to the 1960 Rome summer Olympics, WO’s own swimmers today would be the best in the […]

Sr. Dani Vanderzwaag describes the recruitment process

by Jared McNitt Anthony Davis. Jadeveon Clowney. Andrew Wiggins: The highly touted recruits of today. They were flown all over the country to visit different universities in order for coaches to attempt to convince them to play for them, and were thrown into national exposure even while still in high school. But does anyone truly […]

Fall High School Sports

Fall season is fast approaching.  Just a little reminder of the items that need to be turned in prior to the first day of practice. 1. Sports Physical.  An athlete cannot participate until this is turned in. Physical Form 2. The Student Handbook is signed and turned in. This is the actual handbook to read. HS […]

High School Fall Sports ImPACT Testing Dates

Here are some dates to sign up to take the test prior to the fall season.  Meet outside of the Athletic Training Room, if possible the test may start sooner than 3:30pm.  This test takes no longer than 45 minutes on a computer.  Please see the Athletic Trainers to sign-up for a spot.  There are […]

Haily VandePoel Excelling at West Virginia

West Ottawa graduate Haily VandePoel is excelling in the classroom and the pool at West Virginia University. Haily recently broke the school record on the 3-meter with a score of 316.2. For this accomplishment she was named Big 12 Diver of the Week. Haily also owns the WVU record in the 1-meter with a score of […]

Who is the Bravest Athlete at West Ottawa?

Toughness can be applied to a lot of things, and high school sports happen to be one of those things. Narrowing it down to the five positions in high school sports that take the most guts and bravery was no easy task. There were a few positions that could be debatable, but in the end […]

Record Huntin’

Firearm hunting season begins on the 15th of November. For a 15 day period Michigan’s finest will parade the forests and backwoods for that perfect buck. They will brave the cold nights and blistering winds in search of the record; the deer they can mount on the wall and tell stories about for years to […]