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Girls Swim and Dive kicks off the season strong

Girls Swim and Dive kicks off the season strong

Olivia Shaw and Delaney Myers September 11, 2023

Well known as an athletic powerhouse in the state of Michigan, the girl's swim and dive team has been a force to reckon with in both Divisions 2 and 3 for decades. The team has won 25 state championships,...

The Lads are kicking flashes of good soccer

The Lads are kicking ‘flashes of good soccer’

Harry Reed, Sports Editor September 11, 2023

The boys varsity soccer team, also known as “The Lads” are off to a bit of a shaky start, but the season is long, and they have shown flashes of good soccer in their recent gameplay.  The Pioneers...

The football team continues the tradition of excellence

The football team continues the tradition of excellence

Harry Reed, Brogan Bernard, and Charlie Seufert September 7, 2023

The boys in blue and gold are back. Football season is in full swing here at East Grand Rapids, and the torch is ready to be lit.  After an undesirable outcome in a first-round playoff loss against...

Girls cross country plans to run to states

Girls cross country plans to run to states

Linnea Dever, Lead Editor September 7, 2023

The girl's cross country team is off to a promising start and has high hopes for this year’s season, particularly setting their sights on another state title.  The first race of the season, the Under...

Fockey is on the rise

Fockey is on the rise

Sarah Lincolnhol, Focus Editor September 6, 2023

The girl’s field hockey team led by captains Greta Lampen ‘24, Avery Larsen ‘24, and Julia Sekulich ‘24, is just three weeks into the season and hopes are high.  The season for both varsity...

Boys water polo is picking up speed

Boy’s water polo is picking up speed

Luci Perez-Simons and Lila Marguerite September 6, 2023

The boy's water polo team is ready to make a splash this season and reach the state championship for the first time in 18 years.  The team has been practicing for a long time to get ready for this...

With a new year brings more boys hockey goals and wins

Ben Ruppert and Harry Reed January 10, 2023

After closing out 2022 with two dominating wins over rivals Forest Hills Central and Grand Rapids Christian, the East Grand Rapids Pioneers hockey team looks to bring in the new year with some more wins...

Boys Basketball prepares for upcoming conference games

Vivian LaMange and Sam Williams January 10, 2023

After some tough competition these past few weeks, boys basketball matched up with Catholic Central on Tuesday, Jan. 3. At halftime, the teams were tied 25-25, but the EGR team fell short in the second...

IBL is back and better than ever

IBL is back and better than ever

Kellan Hudson and Rory Edleman January 10, 2023

The long-awaited IBL (Intramural Basketball League) season finally began this past Saturday, January 7th.  Once a week, each of the 13 teams will play two games to build up to the championship game...

Boys basketball prepares to make a slam dunk

Boys basketball prepares to make a slam dunk

Clare Backus, Editor In Chief December 9, 2022

After a devastating loss in the district finals game against Wyoming last year, the boys basketball team is eager to take the court once again. Despite the team losing four valuable seniors last year,...

The soccer team huddles before the start of a game at Memorial Field

Boys Soccer Attempts to Win Second Straight District Title

Jack Higgins, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Peter Cannon ‘23 has racked up some impressive numbers so far in the District tournament. His one goal and two assists led East to a 4-0 win over Coopersville to open District playoffs. He followed that...

Conference Tournament Shows Soccer Teams Mettle after Tough Season

Conference Tournament Shows Soccer Team’s Mettle after Tough Season

Jack Higgins, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

The tournament season has begun and the Pioneers have come to play. They have outscored opponents 5-1 in their first two conference tournament games after an adversity-filled regular season. The East...

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,...

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