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Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Fall, Showcase, Sports

With just a few seconds left till the buzzer blares, the clock is ticking. Sophomore Julia Ayrault wipes the sweat off her forehead, receives an incoming pass from her teammate and spins the orange basketball in her hands, taking a moment to collect herself. Ayrault lifts her arms, shoots and scores. ...

Senior commits to college football

Senior commits to college football

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter
February 4, 2017
Filed under Fall, Football, Showcase, Sports

Waking up at 5 in the morning and working out twice every day has paid off for senior Jared Jordan, who recently committed to Siena Heights University in Adrian. Football has been a part of Jordan’s life for over a decade. He grew up watching his older brother play, and jumped at it when he got ...

Girls cross country finishes season after Metro Beach race

Girls cross country finishes season after Metro Beach race

By Erin Kaled and Asia Simmons
November 6, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Fall, Showcase, Sports

The girls cross country team finished the last meet of the season in a bittersweet style. With some of the top runners falling ill, the team wasn’t able to qualify for states. Held at Metro Beach, sophomores Michaela Cosgrove, Julia Mclellan, Katie Louwers, juniors Sarah Mihalik, Kate Wozniak...

Varsity football cruises past Lakeview, will play South High School in district championship

Varsity football cruises past Lakeview, will play South High School in district championship

By Nathan Lonczynski, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under Fall, Football, Showcase, Sports

The student section cheers. Players celebrate. The varsity football team beat Lakeview High School on Oct. 28, allowing them entrance into the district finals against cross-town rival South High School. An offensive barrage and outstanding defensive plays propelled the Norsemen to a 49-7 win. Lake...

Girls golf welcomes new coach

Girls golf welcomes new coach

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor
October 16, 2016
Filed under Girls Golf, Showcase, Sports

At age 25, Pete Kingsley became an official professional golfer. Now, 26 years later, he is back on the green as the girls golf coach. This is the first season Kingsley has coached girls golf, however he has been coaching the boys team for two years. Previously, he coached girls golf at South for sev...

Girls swimming places at state meet

Girls swimming places at state meet

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2015
Filed under Fall, Girls Swimming and Diving, Sports

For sophomore Sam Villani, who has spent every day in the water since August, qualifying for states was the ultimate goal. Now, her hard work has paid off. Michigan’s state-level swim meet was held on Nov. 20-21 at Oakland University, in which Villani placed third in the 100 backstroke and ninth in...

Girls cross country crosses finish line to states

Girls cross country crosses finish line to states

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Fall, Sports

Racing to finish the last meet of the season, the girls cross country team concluded their regionals on Friday, Oct. 30, landing third place and advancing to states with an official score of 110. “It has been exciting to watch this team, not just the varsity, but the JV runners as well, all come ...

Double or nothing: English teacher Diane Montgomery sets new marathon goal

Double or nothing: English teacher Diane Montgomery sets new marathon goal

By Emma Puglia and Jennifer Kusch
October 28, 2015
Filed under Fall, Sports

English teacher Diane Montgomery has become a local celebrity through her latest running milestone. The cross country coach recently completed her lifetime goal of running 50 marathons in 50 states before turning 50, making her the 11th Michigan woman to ever complete the 50-state milestone. Montgom...

Just add water: swimming assistant coach Fred Michalik’s passion runs in family

Just add water: swimming assistant coach Fred Michalik’s passion runs in family

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2015
Filed under Fall, Girls Swimming and Diving, Sports

A natural in the water, volunteer assistant varsity swimming coach Fred Michalik grew a passion for the sport when he was just 6 years old. Michalik got his start at the Boys Club of Detroit in the 40s, only a couple blocks away from his childhood home. Since then, Michalik developed into both an a...

Football ends regular season with a win

Football ends regular season with a win

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor
October 24, 2015
Filed under Fall, Football, Sports

The varsity football team emerged victorious against St. Clair last night, ending the game with a 14-7 win. The team ended their first offensive drive with a successful touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Bjorn Bjornson to senior wide receiver Tristan Richardson. An accurate field goal att...

Boys varsity soccer ends district run

Boys varsity soccer ends district run

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
October 22, 2015
Filed under Boys Soccer, Breaking News, Fall, Sports

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the boys varsity soccer team fell to the De La Salle Pilots with a final score of 3-1 during their second playoff game at Hazel Park. Sophomore Tommy Kohler believes that although his team lost, the game could have had a different result. "I felt that my team gave it our all. We wor...