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Boys Water Polo

  • Distance x Time = Succe

  • Boys Water Polo

Distance x Time= Success

600 hours. 25 days. 3 ½ weeks. Enough time to walk from West Ottawa to Las Vegas. That’s how long West Ottawa swimmers and polo players Sr. Joe Pierce and Soph. Joe Sigler swim in one calendar year.   Time: Pierce and Sigler are on the swimming and water polo teams, spending hours of their […]

West Ottawa’s Roughest Sport

By: Jared McNitt and Devyn Rumbaugh Contact. Physicality. Aggressiveness. It’s all part of the game. It’s also part of the reason we love to play. However, there is an overhanging question that presides over the sports world. Which sport is the roughest? Members of the lacrosse, football, rugby, wrestling, water polo and tennis teams gave […]

Water Polo recap: The highs and the lows

By Joe Pierce The water polo season came to a very satisfying end this fall; the team had its best season in 10 years. Lets take a look at the highs and the lows. The Highs Solo Comeback Against EGR: On Sep. 25 the team headed over to East Grand Rapids for one of their […]

Ann Arbor Bound

By Joe Pierce   After the strong win over Zeeland in the last game of districts, the WO polo team knewthat they had a chance. But every year for the last ten years the same thing has happened; WO has lost both their games in districts and played Rockford in the first round of regionals. […]

A Morning at WO

The day started early. It was nine o’clock sharp when I first set foot on the dewy grass of West Ottawa’s middle school campus.  The sun was just peeking over the trees to the east, yet the WO girls’ cross country team had already completed its warm up run and was beginning to gather near […]

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 […]

Season in Review: Boys Water Polo

Season Record: 10-15 Goals Heading Into the Season: “At the beginning of the season we set a goal to make it to Regionals.” Sr. Ben Patchin said. Season Result: The Panther season ended in Regionals as they faced off against conference foe Rockford. The loss was bittersweet however as they were able to accomplish their […]

Beneath the Surface: The Violent Game of Water Polo

Jr. Caleb Irvin was applying the lock down defense continually preached by the entire West Ottawa Water Polo coaching staff. There was no way the East Kentwood player was getting the ball, but in water polo a lot goes unnoticed. In an effort to get open, the East Kentwood player took Irvin by the neck and put him […]

Boys Water Polo

By: Alfredo Martinez Coming off a district qualifying win, the Panther Water Polo team is heading to Grand Haven to face Rockford. The Panthers defeated Grand Haven to be one of the greatest games of the season. “Everything our coaches said about working as a team finally came together in this game,” said Sr. Marco […]