Some people like surprises. Others don’t.
When an opposing player scores 40 points against you in a high school basketball game, that’s usually a recipe for disaster.
Usually … but not always.
Thanks to a 61-14 loss to Allendale in a team regional final, the three seniors in Allegan’s starting lineup were denied the chance to advance to the wrestling team quarterfinals.
Otsego entered the girls’ basketball season as the favorite to win the Wolverine Conference North championship.
When the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team met Watervliet on the court in December, the Indians needed a buzzer-beater from Blake Dunn to pull out the one-point win.
When considering a college at which to continue his football career, Martin senior Tanner Curry wanted to find a place that made him feel wanted.
The combined Martin/Climax-Scotts wrestling team finished fifth at the SAC tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4.
It all came down to this.
Through 11 of the 12 events in its Southwest and Central Michigan Swim League meet against Plainwell on Tuesday, Jan. 31, Allegan trailed, 87-82.
Trojan Evan Finch (left) drives around Allegan defender Thomas Voglewede during Plainwell’s 66-52 victory. Finch finished with 24 points to tie teammate Luke Morrell for game-high honors. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk)
Spotting your opponent a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter is generally a recipe for disaster.
The third time, as the old saying goes, is the charm.