Forest Hills Central Basketball

Forest Hills Central Basketball

This is the official website for the Forest Hills Central boys basketball team of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kyle Carhart is the head coach, a position he has recently taken over from Ken George, who was the head coach from 1994-2018.

Since 1994, the Rangers have won 8 conference championships, 4 district championships and 3 regional championships. Go Rangers!

Recent News Articles

More stories, including game summaries, are available at The Central Trend


Sophomore Jimmy Scholler adds new dimension to Forest Hills Central backcourt

Don VanderVeen | Advance Newspapers

Ryan Dunn sparks a Forest Hills Central rally in second half vs. rival FH Northern

Lenny Padilla
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The basketball program at Forest Hills Central has a tradition of championships with eight league, four district and three regional championships in the past 15 years. The history in the 1970's and 80's includes legendary coaches such as Mark Stevens and Tom Walters. Rangerball alumni have played at Wake Forest University, Denison University, Northwood University, Alma College, Albion College, Hope College, Taylor University, Bethel College, Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Cornerstone University and Calvin College.

In addition, some former Forest Hills Central basketball players have had success in other sports at the division I level: Kevin Murphy (football, U of M), Mark Bossuah (football, Northern Michigan University), Derek Dennis (baseball, U of M). .

Most recently, the team just completed a 14-8 season that included an OK White Championship. In a thrilling winner-take-all game at Lowell to end the season, the Rangers defeated the Red Arrows by 16. The Rangers placed four players on the OK White All Conference team: Tyler George (1st team), Sal Sidebotham (1st team), Ryan Dunn (honorable mention) and Dan Deindorfer (honorable mention). George, Dunn, and Deindorfer are all returning next season for what should be an exciting season of Rangerball.

Forest Hills Central basketball's most successful basketball alum is Kyle Visser, who played professionally overseas after graduating more than 10 years ago. He was a part of the team that lost to Saginaw in the Quarterfinals in 2001-02. He is currently a real estate agent in Grand Rapids.

Last game

FHC def. Forest Hills Northern
73 - 65
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 12-0 18-3
Grand Rapids Northview 8-4 14-6
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 6-4 13-7
Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills 6-5 11-8
Greenville 4-7 6-11
Cedar Springs 2-8 5-13
Lowell 1-12 2-20