• Frenzy Traditions: The well-known voice of West Ottawa

    13 days ago - By Wood TV

    HOLLAND, Mich. - You will hear plenty of sounds at a West Ottawa Football game, but you will only hear one voice.
    “I'll do this as long as they let me come up here, and ride the elevator,” said Karl Von Ins, who has been the only voice of the Panthers in program history.
    “I started in 1966, we started a JV team and they played on the field, and nobody said anything,” Von Ins recalled. “I went to the athletic director. I asked, ‘Can I go announce who's carrying the ball and who's making the tackles and so on?' He says, ‘Yes, but we can't pay you,” and I said, “I didn't ask to be paid!”
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