Articles Posted in the " Sports " Category

  • Dedicated Dickson pushes the limits

    By Mike Balmer – Collegiate Staff Freshman cross country runner Kirk Dickson is not afraid to push the limits of his training on a daily basis. “Cross country is one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports out there,” Coach Matt Sicilia said. “To be on a team like this you have to be […]

  • GRCC teams barred from postseason

    By Zach Watkins – Sports Editor The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball and men’s and women’s cross country teams are facing postseason bans after an internal investigation discovered letters of intent (LOI) had not been signed properly by administrators. A parent looked at their child’s letter of intent and noticed a signature was missing, […]

  • Raiders shut out Kellogg Community College, continue hot streak

    By Avery Jennings – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team is red hot heading into the rest of the season. “I think they’re, collectively, just better,” Kellogg Community College coach Tim VanWienen said. “[They’re] more athletic than we are. They’re bigger, they’re mentally tougher than we are. They are just a good, […]

  • GRCC volleyball team loses 3-2 to Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    By Miranda Campbell – Collegiate Staff Photos by John Rothwell The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team put up a tough fight in a 3-2 loss to the visiting Kalamazoo Valley Community College Cougars on Tuesday. Although the loss brings the Raiders’ overall record to 4-8, it appears that the team is continuously striving to […]

  • GRCC volleyball coach returns to sidelines following 10-game suspension

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief Grand Rapids Community College head volleyball coach Chip Will’s 10-game suspension came to an end Tuesday with a Raider loss to Lansing Community College at home. Earlier this week Will and Tina Hoxie, Dean of Student Affairs, met with The Collegiate to explain what led to the suspension. Sometime […]

  • GRCC volleyball falls to Lansing Community College 3-1 in home opener

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief The Grand Rapids Community College women’s volleyball team dropped another game, this time 3-1 to Lansing Community College, bringing their record to 3-7 in the first 10 matches. The Raider’s hosted the Stars for their home opener. The last game of head coach Chip Will’s 10-game suspension to start […]

  • GRCC Head Volleyball Coach serves 10-game Suspension

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief The head coach of the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team will serve the final game of a 10-game suspension today with the home opener against Lansing Community College. Chip Will, who has led the Raiders through multiple postseason runs in his eight years at GRCC, was suspended for […]

  • New player returns to West Michigan after stint in South Carolina

    By John Rothwell – Photo Editor When the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team takes the court this year, fans will notice many new players. One of these players is 19-year-old Kalamazoo area native Amanda Metz, who transferred from Charleston Southern University in  South Carolina. Metz attended Charleston Southern as a walk-on, but transferred out […]

  • Volleyball team renewing emphasis on academics in 2015 season

    By John Rothwell – Photo Editor With only two players returning from last year’s national tournament qualifying team, the 2015 Grand Rapids Community College Volleyball team will have a new look on and off the court. Coach Chip Will’s focus and goals will not only be winning and a returning trip to nationals, but a […]