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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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Adams Shines in a Defensive Spectacle as Hawks Win 24 – 7

In a spectacular fashion, the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks bounced back from a disappointing loss against the Fruitport Trojans to beat the Holland Christian Maroons 24 – 7. The Hawks’ first home game opened with a heavy defensive battle.  With two minutes and forty seconds left in the first quarter, the Hawks scored their first touchdown of the night, bringing the score to 7 – 0. Continuing the defensive sludge of the first quarter, the…

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Drumlines, Downpours, and Delays

When one thinks of a successful first high school football game, an easy win, a home game, and perfect weather come to mind. However, last Thursday’s first football game of the season consisted of torrential downpours, multiple delays, mosh pits, and just might possibly have been the most memorable. Along with the large student section who made the trek to Fruitport, came the Forest Hills Eastern drumline.  With his goal being to emulate the spirit…

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Turnovers Plague Hawks as They Fall to Trojans 40 – 33 in an Unusual Start to the Season

An away game opened the Hawks’ season against Fruitport’s Trojans. The first quarter was ripe with action on both sides of the ball 一 the Hawks took a 14 – 0 lead after only four minutes of game time. Then, the offense slowed and the defense wavered, allowing the Trojans to score a touchdown that brought the score to 14 – 7. Almost directly after that, thunder erupted nearby and brought the game to a…

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Patriots Win Against Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII

Despite having the lowest ratings of any Super Bowl game ever, the big game and the all-around bad halftime show and commercials are generating conversations. The Super Bowl LIII had the Los Angeles Rams fans devastated when the New England Patriots won with a final score of 13 to 3, a score no one could’ve predicted. The game was played at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. With seven minutes remaining in the game, Tom Brady completed a…

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