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by Lindsey Soet

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by Lindsey Soet

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A Homecoming Victory: FHE Defeats Thornapple-Kellogg

After a tough loss against Grand Rapids Catholic Central, the Hawks were eager to impress at FHE’s annual homecoming game against Thornapple Kellogg last Friday. While most spectators were distracted by the various homecoming activities occurring, FHE defeated TK 45-23. The Hawks started off strong with Drew Patten (‘24) scoring the first touchdown of the game with 8:13 left in the first quarter. Followed by a completed kick from Clune Van Andel (‘23), the score…

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Clenching A Victory: Hawks Defeat Ottawa Hills

Last night the Hawks squared off against Ottawa Hills at Houseman Field for what FHE thought was going to be an easy win. With Ottawa Hills only having one victory under their belts this season coupled with a win by FHE’s the JV team, there was minimal stress heading into the game.  The Hawks were met with a stalemate in the first half, leaving the players and spectators alike with an uneasy feeling. There was…

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Sprinting to States

Last Saturday marked the end of the regular rowing season at the Michigan State Championship regatta at Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan. The team had high hopes as they had a successful regatta last weekend at the Midwest Championship regatta. Forest Hills Eastern had entries in the men and women’s varsity pair, the men’s varsity single, the women’s varsity quad, the men and women’s junior four, and the men and women’s junior eight.  The intense…

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Racing to Nationals

On May 14 -15, 2022, the FHE Rowing team competed at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta in Milford, Michigan. Last weekend marked Forest Hills Eastern’s first appearance at this particular regatta since 2016 with entries in each of the following events:  the women’s varsity pair, the women’s junior double, the women’s varsity single, the women’s junior eight, the women’s novice four, the women’s junior four, the men’s junior double, the men’s junior eight, the…

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Batter Up: FHE Softball Season Off to a Strong Start

A swirl of sand and chalk shoots into the air as the metal bat connects with the vibrant yellow ball. Smack. After an imperceivable pause to admire the ball’s trajectory, she’s off –  rocketing down the runway to first base. On the other side of the sand, this connection sends the teammate on third heading home. This is the Eastern softball team. Over a month into their season, the softball players have been dominating the…

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The Rackets are Out! – Keeping Up With Girls Varsity Tennis

Spring sports started last month, and although it is fairly early into the season, this didn’t prevent the strong-willed girls on the varsity tennis team from having a bold start. Tennis is an elegantly aggressive sport that requires intense coordination and strategy. The team’s skill was displayed when they took on Wayland Union High School with full force during the intense match.  The radiant sunshine beamed down onto Forest Hills Eastern High School as the…

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Girls Lacrosse is Number One

With the countless spring sports all competing for their fans’ attention, the FHNE Girls Varsity Lacrosse team is pushing through their season and drawing quite a crowd. The team includes those from all grades, bringing together new friends and teammates. The seniors on the team continue to set a high standard for upcoming players as well – inspiring the team to work their hardest during game time. With the rest of their season ahead, the…

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Jennis: A Life Changing Experience

The girls’ JV tennis team, otherwise known as Jennis, has become increasingly popular. For Tara Kloostra, one of the team’s seniors, it is often a highlight of her day. “So far, this season has been so amazing!” Tara shares, “it has been such an amazing opportunity for me to get to know so many underclassmen that I would not have otherwise met. Though the season has been super short, with many weather cancellations, it has…

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Splashing Into the Season

The unseasonably warm weather on Saturday created a perfect day for the Forest Hills Eastern Rowing team to start their spring season. Over the weekend the team participated in the Belted Galloway regatta hosted by Forest Hills Northern at the shared FHPS boathouse. Unlike some regattas, only “big” boats (eight-person and four-person boats) were allowed to race, excluding all sculling events. Despite the restricted event list, many members of the crew team were still excited…

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Get a Kick Out of Girls Soccer!

As a crisp spring air blew across the Eastern stadium on last week’s cool Wednesday evening, the girls’ soccer team ran out onto the field ready to take on one of their biggest rivals: Catholic Central. Eastern gave it their all and kept the Cougars from coming away with the win by ending the game in a hard-fought tie of 1-1. Although the Hawks wanted the win, they were more than thrilled to kick off…

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