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Eli Robinson 23 strains towards the finish line at Gainey Athletic Complex Wednesday.

Boys’ Cross Country Fields Newly Competitive Team

Liam VanderLaan, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

After many years of underperformance, the boys cross country team finally has the runners to make some noise. “We have a really deep team, filled with some really talented young runners,” said Daniel...

Jonah Bishop 22 fights off a challenge from an opposing defender.

Soccer Closes Out Big Week

Jack Higgins, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Pioneer soccer season has arrived and so has the competition. The Pioneers had one of their biggest weeks yet with three games over the course of just four days, including their first two conference games...

Wide Receiver Ian Masek 22 reels in a crucial reception over a South Christian defensive back Friday.

Football Records Statement Win Over South Christian, Turns Focus to Rivalry Game

Michael Colombo, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

After a disappointing finish to their opener, the football team traveled to South Christian in search of a big early season victory. They got just that.  Every aspect of the game was firing on all cylinders,...

Football Drops Home Opener Despite Furious Second-Half Comeback

Michael Colombo, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

The Pioneers lost their home opener to Zeeland West last Thursday, 44-27. Despite trailing early, East Grand Rapids went on a 20-0 run in the second half, before a late Zeeland touchdown sealed the victory...

Aiden Gardner 21, gets set in his catching gear

Baseball turns it around

Maria Walters, Sports Editor April 27, 2021

Boys Varsity Baseball recovered from a rough start to the season with a three-game winning streak, beating Byron Center twice and South Christian to bring their record to 4-7  . “I think we have improved...

Softball team looks to right the ship after rough start to their season

Softball team looks to right the ship after rough start to their season

Clare Backus, Entertainment Editor April 23, 2021

The softball team has had a rough start to their season. Currently, the team has won one game and lost five although they are determined to turn it around.  One challenge the softball team is facing...

Boys Lacrosse Team starts hot, aims high

Boys’ Lacrosse Team starts hot, aims high

Presleigh Buck, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

The boys' lacrosse team is off to an incredible start to the season. This team is so far undefeated and ranked fifth in the midwest by the US Lacrosse Magazine. To achieve that title, these boys work very...

Girls Basketball aims for victory this season despite uncertainty

Naya Gasper, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The girl’s basketball team has been playing very well this season. With an important game against Kent City coming up, many of the players have been taking the initiative to spend more time on the court.  Senior...

Charlie Fee 21 on the ice

After a long wait the Boys Varsity Hockey team showcases their skills on the ice

Alyssa Green, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Back on ice. The hockey team is back in their element after the longing pause on all winter sports.  So far, the season won two out of their three games. This past Saturday the team, unfortunately,...

Girls successful ski season comes to an end

Girls successful ski season comes to an end

Presleigh Buck, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

The girls ski team had an incredibly successful season, finishing second at the state competition. “When we made States my freshman year our goal was just to have fun at the race and not worry about...

First State Semifinal in 31 years gives soccer team hope for the future.

George Samra, Sports Editor November 12, 2020

A historic season for the East boys soccer team closed with a 5-1 loss to eventual state champions Gull Lake in the state semifinals. The team reached the state semifinals for the first time in 31 years...

East Grand Rapids Girls Varsity Volleyball team

Volleyball seniors enjoy bittersweet final game

Grace Samra, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

For the senior girls on the Varsity Volleyball team, November 2  was their last game on this team. They faced a challenging opponent, Forest Hills Central, in their first game of the postseason. Sadly,...

Girls Swim Team tunes up before state meet

Avery Green, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

The Girls Swim team competed this past weekend against Fenton and Northview at a swim meet that would be their second-to-last chance at earning a rigorous state cut time. The state cut times have recently...

Girls golf places 10th at first state tournament in 8 years

Grace Samra, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

This year the golf team went all the way to the state match for the first time in eight years. They went on to take 10th place at states with a team score of 375 points. The team worked hard all season...

EGR and GR Christian battle under the lights at Memorial. Photo Courtesy: Avery Green 22

Soccer team secures District crown after overtime win

George Samra, Sports Editor October 23, 2020

The East Grand Rapids Soccer Team beat Grand Rapids Christian 2(6)-2(5) after penalty kicks. Nolan Hunter, '21 and Cam Douglas, '21 scored in regulation for the Pioneers, who went up 1-0 early, before...

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