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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Panthers in College: Shelby Lacy

Over the course of the summer wopanthers.com will be interviewing several West Ottawa Alumni who have continued playing a sport at the College level. Look for more of these articles soon, to find them click here. By: Caroline Fender The transition from high school to college athletics, especially a Division 1 school like Michigan State […]

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O.K. Conference Realignment

We sat down with West Ottawa Athletic Director Pat Marsman and asked him a few questions about the recent OK Conference Realignment. Below is how the conferences will now look after the realignment, a new league is formed (Bronze) and a new school was also added (NorthPointe Christian), asterisks(*) represent teams changing leagues. OK RED East Kentwood […]

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WO Athletes Log 8085 Hours of Hard Work This Summer

On a typical Monday morning in the summer, the West Ottawa North Building was quiet and nearly vacant at 7:45. In minutes, parents flooded the parking lots to drop off their kids. Students rode up on their bikes filling up the bike rack. Kids drove up in their cars and piled out by the dozen. […]

West Ottawa Girls Swim and Dive Loses to Saline

After losing to Saline in the State Finals last year, the members of the West Ottawa Girls Swim and Dive team were hungry coming into their rematch this Saturday. Despite this, Saline was able to prove why they’re considered to be the favorites this year to win the State Championship. Elizabeth Fris paced the Panthers today […]