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The Lions: Leveling Up?

A dreary day in Chicago turned into a joyous occasion for Detroit Lions fans this past Sunday, when the Lions (3-6) rallied to beat the Justin Field-backed Chicago Bears (3-7). This win marked two in a row for the Lions, who had been on a losing streak since their Week 2 win against the fairly mediocre Washington Commanders. Amidst the turmoil of repeated losses, the Lions also traded star tight end T.J. Hockenson to the…

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National Early Signing Day 2022

Wednesday, November 9, five FHE athletes committed to various colleges and universities to continue both their academic and athletic careers. While there are several National Signing Days, yesterday marked the first in a series of formal announcements. FHE Sports anticipates additional signings before the end of the school year in June of 2023!  Congratulations to our awesome athletes. Alayna Davis (‘23) committed to play lacrosse as a midfielder at Central Michigan University. FHNE lacrosse head…

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A Premature Departure: Unity Christian Eliminates FHE

Last Friday FHE played Unity Christian in the district semi-final game of the annual MHSAA tournament. Hoping to make a comeback after their loss against South Christian, the Hawks started strong, but eventually fell short and lost 20-46. This most recent loss ended the Hawk’s football season with a record of 6-4.  The first quarter started off with a bang for the Hawks with Bryson Kuzdzal (‘23) making a 62-yard touchdown 9 seconds into the…

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Set it Up

What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! The sport of volleyball was invented in 1895, with its popularity skyrocketing over the past decade. One reason it became popular was that Asia made it an important part of many tournaments starting in 1913. Volleyball is typically played with two teams of six players; the object of the game is to hit the ball over the net and onto the ground on the opponent’s side…

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Putting to the Postseason

Golf is unlike any other sport, and FHE’s girls’ golf is unlike any other team. This team of seven is strong and represents the Hawks well on the green.  Although the team is small, the players are what make FHE girls’ golf special: Coach Brian Telzerow explains that “though we are few we have a high-quality group of golfers.” The lineup consists of freshmen Stella Bernhardt and Emily Gilbert, sophomore Megan Purdy, juniors Sophie Skoog,…

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Tackling a Loss: Cedar Springs Defeats FHE

After a riveting homecoming victory, the Hawks were feeling confident heading into their matchup against Cedar Springs High School on Friday, October 7. After a promising first half, the Hawks fell short and ultimately lost 35-53. FHE made the most of the first quarter, with Bryson Kuzdzal (‘23) scoring his first of three touchdowns of the night with 7:50 remaining in the quarter. Followed by a successful extra-point kick by Clune Van Andel (‘23), the…

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On The Hunt For Redemption

Following a stunning upset against top-seeded Catholic Central last Wednesday, FHE played South Christian High School for the OK-Gold conference championship title on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Hawk’s lucky streak came to end, suffering a 4-0 loss for the conference title.  FHE’s primary struggle during the matchup was the inability to push through South Christian’s defense. With only 3 combined shots taken by the Hawks in the game, none of which resulted in a goal, the…

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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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