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Garcia Named Academic All-American

Taylor Garcia has earned more than her share of accolades for her performance in the pool over the past few years. Now she can add ‘Academic All-American’ to her list of accomplishments. Taylor was recently named to USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-American Team, an honor she earned by maintaining an exceptional grade point average while competing […]

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JV Volleyball Exemplifies Sportsmanship

It isn’t uncommon for a parent, teacher or community member to approach or email me to share a story about something positive they witnessed with one of our student athletes or coaches. I received one of those emails from a parent of a JV volleyball player over the weekend and it is certainly worth sharing. […]

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Pictures Wanted!

Do you have pictures of HPS athletic events that you would be willing to share? If so, please contact the athletic department at bfarkas@hollandpublicschools.org or 494-2251. We are looking for pictures of our student athletes in action to post on the athletic webpage.

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Dutch Swimmers Earn All-American Honors

After posting team state championships earlier in the school year, several members of the Holland High School swim teams are now being recognized with All-American honors by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Our All-American swimmers are as follows (with event and overall national ranking): GIRLS Taylor Garcia (100-yard backstroke, 13th; 100-yard butterfly, 38th), Holly Morren […]

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Dante Hawkins Selected for Recruiting Showcase

Dante Hawkins, junior point guard for the varsity boys basketball team, has been selected to participate in the MHSAA Reaching Higher recruiting showcase. The program, in its fifth year, provides top-level high school basketball prospects with an opportunity to compete against each other and also provides participants and their families with important information related to […]

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Boys Swimming Wins State Championship

The varsity boys swimming team spent the majority of the 2012-13 season ranked second in the state. However, the Dutch established themselves as the elite team in Division II as they captured the MHSAA State Championship on Saturday, March 9th on the campus of Oakland University. The Dutch scored 323 points to best second-place Ann […]

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Stephanie Campbell Hired as Varsity Volleyball Coach

Stephanie Campbell has been hired as head varsity volleyball coach at HHS. Campbell replaces Mark VanHarmelen, who resigned following the 2012 season. Campbell, 26, is a teacher at Holland High School and served as the school’s junior varsity volleyball coach during the 2012 season. Prior to that, she was the junior varsity volleyball coach at […]

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Taylor Garcia Featured on CNN

Taylor Garcia, a sophomore on the Holland High School girls’ varsity swim team, will be featured on CNN’s “Headline News Morning Express” on Thursday, January 10th. Taylor was interviewed by CNN last Friday and will be the focus of the “Future Phenom” segment which highlights future Olympic hopefuls. The segment is scheduled to air at 6:45 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:45 […]

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Boys Soccer Players Earn Post-Season Awards

Three members of the boys soccer team were recently recognized by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association for their performances this season. Kyle Hernandez, a senior, was named to the All-State second-team and also earned Academic All-State honors. In addition, seniors Brian DeWilde and Connor Simpkins both earned Academic All-State honors.

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Girls Swimming Team Wins State Title

The varsity girls swimming team pulled off a repeat performance on Saturday at Oakland University as they captured their second consecutive MHSAA Division II State Championship. The Dutch scored 311.5 points to best second-place Ann Arbor Skyline by 56 points. While this was truly a team victory for the Dutch, some individual performances were particularly noteworthy. Sophomore […]

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