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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 […]

First-Time Fan at a Wrestling Meet

by Hannah Stokes First things first, I don’t know anything about wrestling. Or at least I didn’t until February 5. West Ottawa’s wrestling team competed in their Districts match against Grand Haven. I never considered attending a wrestling match due to the fact that I simply had no interest. Turns out, wrestling is not such […]

Winter sports interview — Wrestling

by Donner Rich   Mitch Beekman, a varsity wrestler at 130 pounds and team captain, gave an in-depth look into this year’s team. What was the most exciting moment last year? The most exciting moment was when we won team districts. How will this team be different than last year’s? We’re a really young team […]

West Ottawa High School Wrestling Varsity beats East Kentwood High School 48-21

Sport Wrestling Varsity Home Score 21 Away Score 48 Game Recap Box Scores Championship Games 103 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 112 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 119 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 125 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 130 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated […]

West Ottawa High School Wrestling Varsity finishes 2nd place at Grand Rapids Northview Team Invite

Sport Wrestling Varsity Place 2 Points 2 Game Recap The Panthers placed 2nd at the 15 team invitational at Grand Rapids Northview High School. The Panthers defeated Hamilton 42-30, West Catholic 69-12, Otsego 51-21, and Traverse City West 61-14, before falling to Whitehall 37-22. Going undefeated for the Panthers were senior Danniel Visscher, Junior Ramon […]

West Ottawa High School Wrestling Varsity beats Muskegon High School 74-6

Sport Wrestling Varsity Home Score 6 Away Score 74 Game Recap Box Scores Championship Games 103 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 112 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 119 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 125 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated 130 lbs Name School Result Time Winner Defeated […]

West Ottawa High School Wrestling Varsity beats Orchard View High School 67-9

Sport Wrestling Varsity Home Score 9 Away Score 67 Game Recap Pins sophomore Shantryl Stevenson, freshman Wes hook, junior Miguel Cruz, junior Kalib Brunson, junior Daniel Visscher, sophomore Keenan Montoya, junior Ramon Correa, freshman Jace Garza, and junior Mario Rodriguez. Also wins from freshman Kyle Moody, sophomore Ethan Curtin, and junior Clayton Castro. Box Scores […]

Wrestlers win first tournament

By Justin Rich The Panthers opened their season at Zeeland this weekend wrestling against Muskegon, Hart, Zeeland West, and Hamilton. The Panthers lost 11 of their starters from last year’s team and Coach Powell has worked his team hard to fill all 11 spots before the Panthers get into conference play, and this was a […]

West Ottawa High School Wrestling Varsity beats Hamilton High School 54-24

Sport Wrestling Varsity Home Score 54 Away Score 24 Game Recap The Panthers defeated Hamilton 54-34 in the finals of the Zeeland West Kraai memorial team tournament. Going undefeated for the Panthers were Sophomore Ethan Curtain, Senior Mitchell Beekman, Junior Miguel Cruz, Freshman Kyle Moody, and Junior Ramon Correa. The Pathers defeated Muskegon 71-6, Hart […]

W.O. Wrestlers Head to MSU to Support Former Panther Mike McClure

W.O. Wrestlers support former Panther Mike McClure at the MSU Open in East Lansing   The West Ottawa Wrestling team helped former stand out Mike McClure kick off his senior season as Michigan State’s feature wrestler. Mike is currently the highest Nationally ranked wrestler on the Spartan team. He is currently ranked as the No. […]