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Varsity Cheer Wraps up Their 19-20 Season

The Forest Hills Eastern Varsity Cheerleading team had their districts competition on Friday night. They beat their record high scores in both rounds two and three and came in eighth place out of thirteenth. Only the top four teams advance to the regional competition, so, unfortunately, this was the team’s last time hitting the mat. The team feels that they had a very successful season, even among the various injuries and sicknesses. Head coach Brittany…

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FHE Bowling Team

The Forest Hills Eastern bowling team practices 4 days per week at Northfield lanes on Plainfield. The team competes in bowling meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and occasionally on Saturdays. Matches start around 3:30 and generally last around 2 hours.  Raelyn Baker (‘20) is new to the team as a senior and has greatly enjoyed the season so far. Her favorite part of bowling is “the friends and the fries.” Making new friends and spending time…

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Meet The Senior Bird-Dog Hockey Players

This year, the FHNE Boy’s Varsity Hockey Team has had a very successful season, partially thanks to three seniors from Eastern: Ryan Endres, Ryan Afton, and Kyler Lowden. These players have led their team to 10 season wins thus far and a 10 game winning streak that was recently lost to FHC. These boys have a rigorous schedule; they practice three days during the school week for an hour and a half each day and…

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Mia Tepic Figure Skating: Athleticism and Artistry

Mia Tepic’s passion for figure skating sparked while watching the Olympics with her mother. She joined the Grand Rapids Figure Skating Club when she was nine years old and has been skating ever since.    Mia takes part in annual figure skating competitions with her team. This year, the season starts in May with the Lansing Van Camp Invitation on March 13th. Her favorite memory from a competition was the first competition of last season.…

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Cate Vansolkema: The Lone Senior

Cate Vansolkema (‘20) enjoys spending time with friends and family and she loves playing volleyball. As a four-year varsity volleyball player, Cate is a defensive-specialist/libero on the school’s team this year. Senior year athletics are special for all student-athletes, but this year is even more special for Cate as she is the only senior on the varsity volleyball team.  Cate’s teammates love her and appreciate all of the time and hard work that she pours…

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Boys JV Tennis: a Team of Varsity-Level Athletes

Forest Hills Eastern’s Boys Junior Varsity Tennis is an infamous team of players that are currently all the hype at FHE. The roster is made up of all classes and represents boys of all different skill levels. While watching them on the court, it is clear that they are fighters, good teammates, and deserve all the attention they have received in the past weeks.  The team finished above 500 in the state, and continuously defied…

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Hawks Rout Wildcats, 44 – 6 to Put Hawks’ Season Back on Track

The Forest Hills Eastern Hawks looked to put their season back on track after back-to-back losses to Grand Rapids Christian and East Grand Rapids weeks prior. A victory against the Wayland Union Wildcats was just what the Hawks needed for their morale. Wayland won the toss and deferred to the second half, meaning the Hawks were set to receive the opening kickoff. The Hawks’ first possession left much to be desired, resulting in a turnover…

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Hawks Fall to Grand Rapids Christian, 35 – 21

The Forest Hills Eastern Hawks worked to bounce back from a devastating blowout loss to East Grand Rapids last week, only to fall short to finish out a two-game homestand. Before the game started, the start time was pushed up from 7pm to 5pm Friday night due to weather concerns and fear of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. Despite this, the Hawks were out for vengeance forr last years’ loss to Grand Rapids Christian…

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Hawks Fall To EGR Following Hawk Rally, 49 – 14

Your Forest Hills Eastern Hawks lost against the East Grand Rapids Pioneers last Friday by a score of 49 – 14. Overall, the Hawks played to their best abilities, but fell to a better team. The Hawks won the opening toss and elected to kick off the ball to EGR for the start of the game. EGR returned the kick to their own 43-yard line before being slowed by the Hawks defense. They then ran…

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Jacob Howell’s ESPN-Worthy Goal

The first home game of the season is revered by athletes everywhere. For the boy’s varsity soccer team of Forest Hills Eastern, the first home game was particularly memorable, especially for Jacob Howell (‘20), who scored what he described as “one of the most memorable goals” of his soccer career.   Jacob, who has been playing soccer for eleven years, switched to play center back for this particular game. During an offensive play early in the…

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