Category: AD’s Blog

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Multiple Teams · Werley’s Words: 4/18/16


The Zeeland West High School Athletic Department announces the hiring of David Klyn as the boys varsity basketball coach. Coach Klyn has been a varsity assistant in Zeeland for the last three years. Prior to coaching in Zeeland, Coach Klyn was the head coach at Westminster Christian Academy in Florida.

Coach Klyn, a 5th grade teacher at New Groningen Elementary School, was selected by a committee made up of school administrators, coaches, parents, a ZPS board of education member, and the athletic director.

The hiring committee recognized Coach Klyn’s comprehensive vision to run a quality program while fostering positive relationships with players, parents, staff and the community.

 

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Multiple Teams · Werley’s Words: 3/28/16


Congratulations to Jarek Brower:

Congratulations to Jarek Brower (Sr), his family and his coaches as Jarek just signed to run for Grand Rapids Community College next season.  Best of luck, Jarek, as you continue your running career at the next level!

 

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Dux News · Werley’s Words: 3/21/16


Congratulations to:  Halie Farrell, her parents & family and her coaches as she signed a letter of intent to play soccer next year at Davenport University.  Best of luck & well done on this milestone athletic achievement!!!!

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Dux News · Werley’s Words: 3/9/16


HALL OF FAME AND BOOSTER AUCTION – SATURDAY, MARCH 26:

There are only 40 tickets left to attend the inaugural Hall of Fame/Booster Auction Event at Baker Lofts.  This is an event that no true Zeeland High School Sports Fan will want to miss!  The Hall of Fame class of 2016 is an impressive one – help welcome them in and be a part of what should be a very special evening…

If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail the ZABC at:

zeelandathleticboosters@gmail.com

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Multiple Teams · Werley’s Words: 3/7/16


DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS TO ZACH VANVALKENBURG:

Zach has had some hallmark achievements recently.  A month or so ago, Zach signed a letter of intent to play football at Hillsdale College, then – this past weekend he participated in the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Tournament where he earned 3rd place in the 215 lb. weight division.  Congratulation to Zach, Coach Wade Heckel & to Zach’s parents:  Becky & Dale VanValkenburg on these two milestone athletic events!

 

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse, Boys Varsity Lacrosse · Werley’s Words: 3/2/16


Congratulations to Travis Ensing:

Travis recently signed a letter of intent to play Lacrosse at Concordia College.  Congratulations to Travis, his family & his coaches on this milestone achievement!

 

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Dux News · Werley’s Words: 2/29/16


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINTER SPORTS TEAMS:

Girls Bowling Team:  Finished in 3rd place at Regional Competition (Lincoln Lanes) this past weekend.  With the 3rd place finish, they now qualify for Team State Competition in Sterling Heights next weekend.  ZW athletes who will be participating are:  Olivia Hoeksema, Julia Babinec and Emilee Gaiser.  Additionally, Olivia Hoeksema qualified to participate in the Individual Finals based on her performance (4th place – 532).

Boys Bowling:  Finished in 6th place at Regionals (also at Lincoln Lanes) which did not qualify them for Team State, however, ZW’s Jake Bruursema qualified for Individual State based his performance (9th place – 1096).

Boys Swim & Dive:  Turned in an outstanding performance as they won the OK Green Conference Championship this past weekend.  The team is peaking at a great time and is looking forward to the Regional Diving (March 3 @ East Kentwood) & the Division I State Meet (March 11 – 12) at the Aquatic Center in Holland.

 

Way to go athletes & coaches and best of luck as you continue your seasons!

 

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Multiple Teams · Werley’s Words: 2/22/16


Boys Basketball Elementary Appreciation Night:

Tomorrow Night (2/23) are our final home boys basketball games (vs. Holland Christian).  In celebration of that we are offering $1.00 admission for students at:  New Groningen, Quincy or Roosevelt Elementary Schools if they are accompanied by an adult paying regular admission ($5.00).  We will also be honoring our seniors who are playing in their final regular season home game…

Congratulations to Wrestlers Zach VanValkenburg & Riley Brinks!

Zach was a regional champion and Riley finished in 4th place at the Districts that were held at Byron Center this past Saturday.  With their performances – both Zach & Riley now qualify for the State Championship Meet that is held at the Palace of Auburn Hills (March 3 – 5).  Best of luck to Zach & Riley…

Wrestling

Congratulations to the Girls & Boys Bowling Teams!

Both the Girls & Boys Team finished the OK Black season undefeated (10 – 0) which earned both teams conference championships this past Saturday.  Next up for the teams is Regional Team and Individual action (Fri & Sat) which takes place at Lincoln Lanes in GR.  Best of luck to both teams…

Bowling

Zeeland Hosting the OK Green Boys Swim & Dive Finals this weekend:

Come to the Zeeland Natatorium this Friday & Saturday as Zeeland is the proud host of the OK Green Boys Swim & Dive Meet.  We have already clinched at least a share of the conference championship based on our undefeated dual meet season.  With a first place finish, we will win it outright!  Diving begins at 2:00 on Friday, with swimming slated to start at 5:00…good luck divers & swimmers…

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

 

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Multiple Teams · Werley’s Words: 2/16/16


Please Plan on Attending Friday Night’s (2/19/16) Basketball Games

This Friday (2/19) the Girls & Boys Basketball Teams are hosting Byron Center in exciting OK Green Basketball Games.  Additionally, we have a couple of other special events happening in the evening…

Girls Senior/Parent Night:  As it is the final home game for the girls, we will be honoring our senior players and parents approximately 10 minutes before tip off.  So plan on arriving early so we can honor our senior girls & parents appropriately…

Dux FB Team Earns Honor:  At the conclusion of the girls game and before the boys begin warm ups, we will be honoring our football team with the Max Preps Army National Guard Trophy signifying the Dux as one of the nation’s top high school football teams for the 2015 Season.  Congratulations to the coaches & players on an outstanding season and this prestigious award!

Boys/Girls Halftime:  Once again we will be doing the Buffalo Wild Wings 3 pt shot contest.  Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings & Vitales Restaurant, proud sponsors of Dux Basketball for the 2015 – 16 season.

 

Yours in sport,

AD Werley

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Dux News · Werley’s Words: 2/4/16 – Please take the Basketball Survey!


Greetings – In an effort to seek out opinions from players, parents & fans please take the following survey so your voice is heard with regards to how the OK Conference schedules Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball Games.  You are only able to complete the survey once – thank you in advance for sharing your opinions.

Simply click on the attached link and follow the prompts…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OKConfBasketballSurvey

Yours in sport,

AD Werley