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Traverse City West Ready to Open Season at Big House

TRAVERSE CITY – With five consecutive winning seasons to its credit, Traverse City West opened camp this week.

After a season-opening loss to rival Traverse City Central last year, the Titans strung together six straight wins before falling to Grandville in a Division 1 district semifinal to finish 6-2.

West will open its season against Midland for the seventh time since 2013 but with a twist this year. The two teams will meet in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on Thursday, Aug. 26 as part of the Battle at the Big House series of games.

“First found out about it last year and obviously with COVID it got shut down,” West head coach Greg Vaughan said. “Then it wasn’t until about a week ago that it was official and the University of Michigan gave us the okay.”


2021 Traverse City West Schedule 
8/26 – vs. Midland (Battle at the Big House)
9/3 – vs. Grand Haven
9/10 – at Cadillac*
9/17 – vs. Traverse City Central*
9/24 – vs. Alpena*
10/1 – at Petoskey*
10/8 – vs. Gaylord*
10/15 – at Marquette
10/22 – vs. Warren De La Salle
* Big North Conference Game


“It’s going to be crazy at first. I think definitely pregame warmups is going to be crazy going to a place like the Big House,” added senior Caleb Kouchnerkavich. “I feel like once the kickoff starts. I feel like we’ll just get rolling and it’ll feel like a normal game.”

In addition to playing Midland, West hosts Grand Haven for the annual Coast Guard Cup game, travels to Marquette and welcomes in 2020 Division 2 state runner-up Warren De La Salle to close out the regular season.

Kickoff against Midland is set for 3:30 p.m.