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Squires News · Sports Schedule for September 2 – 6


Classes begin today and the sports schedule gets in full swing.  Find a time during this nice end of summer weather to get out and support the Squires.

Tuesday, September 2

  • Boys Soccer: Varsity vs. Muskegon Catholic (away) at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 3

  • Boys Tennis: vs. Sparta (home) at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • Girls Golf: Varsity at Silver Jamboree (away) at 3:30 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer: Varsity vs. Godwin Heights (home) at 4:30 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer: JV vs. Godwin Heights (home) at 6:00 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball: Freshman Quad (home) at 5:00 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball: JV Quad at Hamilton (away) at 5:00 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball: Varsity at West Ottawa Quad (away) at 5:00 p.m.
  • Girls Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. Byron Center (home) at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • Boys Football: JV vs. Unity (home) at 4:15 p.m.
  • Boys Football: Varsity vs. Unity (home) at 7:00 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer: Varsity vs. Traverse City Christian (home) at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • Girls Volleyball: at the West Ottawa JV Tournament (away) at 8:30 a.m.
  • Boys & Girls Cross Country: at the Christian School Invitational (away) at 9:00 a.m.

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Camie Rietberg Scores Winning Goal (Calvin College Soccer)


Camie Rietberg (’14) is a freshman at Calvin College and a member of the soccer team.  The nationally ranked Knights found themselves in a 2-2 tie when Camie scored her first collegiate goal.

Way to go Camie.  Go Squires.

http://www.mlive.com/smallcolleges/grandrapids/index.ssf/2014/08/calvin_womens_soccer_edges_web.html


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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Calvin Christian High School Football Varsity beats Traverse City Christian High School 72-7


Sport Football Varsity
Home Score 72 Away Score 7
Game Recap
Box Scores
Box Score: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2
Traverse City Christian High School 0 0 0 7
Calvin Christian High School 27 31 14 0

Q1 Scoring Events

Events
11:40 #13 Austin Heeres runs for 12 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)
10:47 #3 Andrew Barnes runs for 2 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)
6:46 #13 Austin Heeres pass complete to #14 Christion Williams for 11 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga no good)
3:19 #13 Austin Heeres pass complete to #80 Conner Wilson for 28 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)

Q2 Scoring Events

Events
11:25 #13 Austin Heeres pass complete to #12 Adam Coipel for 7 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)
9:55 #13 Austin Heeres pass complete to #7 Grant Griffioen for 15 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)
8:12 27 yard field goal attempt by #18 Ben Huttenga. Good!
6:36 #3 Andrew Barnes runs for 2 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)
00:53 #3 Andrew Barnes runs for 31 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)

Q3 Scoring Events

Events
08:00 #23 Ben Miedema runs for 26 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)
04:00 Interception by #22 Troy DeGroot. Touch Down. (Point after kick by #18 Ben Huttenga good)

Q4 Scoring Events

Events

OT1 Scoring Events

Events

OT2 Scoring Events

Events
Player Stats – Home

Scoring Players

Player TDs 2PAT FG
Andrew Barnes 3 0 0

Passing

Player CMP ATT YDS INT
Austin Heeres 11 14 129 0

Rushing

Player ATT YDS
Andrew Barnes 7 62
Austin Heeres 3 26
Ben Miedema 1 26

Receiving

Player REC YDS
Grant Griffioen 2 33
Conner Wilson 1 28
Ben Miedema 1 18

Defense

Player TACK SACKS
Aaron Green 5 .5 0
Ryan Vanderlaan 4.5 0 0
Troy Degroot 3 0 2
Player Stats – Away

Scoring Players

Player TDs 2PAT FG

Passing

Player CMP ATT YDS INT

Rushing

Player ATT YDS

Receiving

Player REC YDS

Defense

Player TACK SACKS

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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Calvin Christian High School Varsity Golf takes 1st place


Varsity Golf

Monday August 25th, 2014

02:00 PM

Place

1

Points

222

Final

Squires

Place Points
1 222

Opponents

Wyoming High School

Place Points
2 233

Meet Recap

Calvin:
Elaina Huizenga 51
Emily Elderkin 51
Ginger Shaw 59
Hannah Brower 61
Megan Miller 65
Racine Roede 79

Wyoming:
Arriana Loveless 49
Kayla 53
Marissel 60
Alicia 71
Luba 78


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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Calvin Christian’s Kooistra & Gruppen Lead OK Silver All-Stars to Victory


Calvin Christian senior, Kelsey Kooistra, isn’t quite done representing the Squires on the softball diamond. She represented Calvin Christian on the OK Silver All-Star team as they took on the all-stars from the OK Bronze.

Calvin Christian’s varsity head coach, Mike Gruppen, was also in on the action.  He was the coach of the OK Silver All-Stars.

The OK Silver squad got out to an early lead and went on to defeat their opponents from the OK Bronze.  Final score 5-4.

Read about the game on MLive.com.  Click here to read Jonathan VanZytveld’s article.


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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · VanDenBerg & VanHouten – Calvin’s Softball Dynamic Duo


“Heading into the season, Sarah VanHouten and Marissa VanDenBerg represented a pair of question marks for the Calvin Christian softball team.

After helping lead the Squires to this year’s regional finals, the duo has Calvin softball fans excited about the future.”

That is the start of an article written by Greg Chrapek of MLive.com.  Click here to read the rest of the article.


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Multiple Teams · Calvin Christian’s Taylor Applehof – Meijer Scholar Athlete of the Week


Congratulations to Taylor Applehof (senior) on being named Meijer Scholar Athlete of the Week.  Taylor plays first singles on the tennis team in the spring and swims in the fall.

Click here to read the posting on WZZM’s web site.


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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Calvin Softball Clinches Share of 2014 OK Silver Title


For a second consecutive year, the Calvin Christian softball team has clinched at least a share of the OK Silver conference championship.

Calvin finished its championship run Monday afternoon with a 6-1 win over Kent City.  Kent City took an early one-run lead after Paige Smith doubled to left field, but Calvin responded immediately with a three-run home run by Heidi Boeve in the bottom of the first inning.  Calvin added runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings on a balanced team effort—all nine of Calvin’s players reached base at least once, and seven players recorded at least one hit.  “Lots of different girls contributed today in many ways,” said Coach Mike Gruppen.   “It doesn’t always show up in the stat sheet, but it’s so important for everyone to accept their roles.  We’re starting to see that.”

Some rivals expected Calvin to struggle this year, but the team has fought through inexperience, illness, and injuries to make its way back to the top of the conference.  After graduating four senior starters from last year’s regional championship team, Coach Mike has had to experiment with a young but athletic roster to find the winning combination.  Calvin started seven different defensive lineups over eight conference games this season, and multiple players have started at three different positions.  Junior Amber Jourdan reflected, “At first, I was surprised, but with a lot of help from the coaches and encouragement from my team, I feel better about moving around.  I think by being willing to play wherever I’m needed, it has helped the team—and has helped me become a better softball player.”

Adding to the complexity, Calvin’s JV temporarily merged with the varsity team this year due to a small number of freshman and sophomore players.  Coach Mike does his best not only to divide playing time among 18 players, but also to help each player identify her role on the team.  Sometimes that means filling in as a courtesy runner or being asked to lay down a sacrifice bunt in one of your only two at-bats of the game.  Young players have made big contributions this year.  Freshmen Savanah Allen, Laurel VanNoord and sophomore Avery Vlasity have become reliable hitters during the second half of the season.  “I knew varsity was going to be a challenge,” said VanNoord.  “I worked on my softball skills whenever possible during the winter, and hard work always pays off.  I’m grateful for the chance to contribute to this team.”

Outside the conference, the Squires have played a brutal schedule, including four matchups with state-ranked and honorable mention teams.  This young team has reasons to be proud of their effort this year. Calvin was competitive in one-run losses to solid division 2 programs Zeeland East and Unity Christian, and in April, Calvin beat division 2 Grand Rapids Christian on their home field.  Having finished conference play with a record of 7-1, Calvin sets its sights on another district championship on Saturday, May 31 at Calvin Christian High School.  Come out and support Squires Softball!


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Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · Going to State! Calvin Christian Girls Varsity Tennis has done it again!


It was worth the wait to play today!  We came to play on Thursday only to be sent home due to the weather.  So Friday afternoon we headed back to Northpointe Christian for our Regional Tennis Finals.  We divided up between 3 locations and were able to get in all the matches today!  Calvin took 3rd place over all, but earned enough team points to go to the State Finals!  3 of our flights took home 2nd place medals today:  3rd singles – Elizabeth Scholten, 2nd Doubles team of Erin Meyer and Amanda Scholten, and 3rd Doubles team of Meagan DeGraaf and Emma Mulder.  2014 regional tennis - eliz - mine

2014 regional tennis - erin medal2014 regional tennis - 3dbsHere are some more photos of the Girls Varsity Tennis team enjoying our time together at the meet today!

2014 regional tennis - group on lawn - 12014 regional tennis mr klein and 4 dbCongratulation on a first Match win today for our 4th doubles team!  All of our points today were needed to get us to the State Finals!

A little photo bombing going on?  2014 regional tennis photo bomb

2014 regional tennis Meagan

 

See how happy your team was for you today!

Congratulation again to Coach Larry Klein and Assistant Coach Toby VanEss on another great accomplishment of getting our amazing team to the State Finals!

Go Squires!

 


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Multiple Teams · Advance Area Baseball Rankings – May 13, 2014


The Advance has Calvin Christian in their top 10 area rankings.  Also in the top 10 are two teams the Squires have already faced, Hudsonville and South Christian.

Click here to see where Calvin Christian is ranked.