North Pointe Now

Freshman capitalizes on state meet experience

Freshman Victoria Treder's teammates pose for a picture.

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

December 5, 2017

Freshman Victoria Treder’s heart thumped quickly as she watched her teammates swim in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle at the Michigan High School Athletic Association girls Division II swimming and diving championships at Holland High School from Nov. 17-18. Treder has swam for the Grosse Pointe Shores...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Freshmen Volleyball against Romeo high school

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017

Last week concluded many fall sport seasons at North, freshman and JV volleyball being one of them.  Their final games were last Thursday, Oct. 26 against South. Practice started in August for players on the freshman team after school, from 4-6 p.m. Ryan Eskuri, the coach of the freshman team, had...

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

Sophomore Julia Ayrault, 40, talks with alumna Erin Armbruster after a play last year. Ayrault broke the 40-year-old record for most points scored in an individual game on Feb. 4.

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

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 Jared Jordan runs around a player during a game. Jordan committed to Sienna Heights University on Feb. 2.

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2017

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

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

The offense lines up for a first-down play at the line of scrimmage.

By Nathan Lonczynski, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016

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 swimming places at state meet

Sophomore Sam Villiani poses for a picture with the Oakland University mascot and fellow swimmers Hannah Mattes and Angelina Cavaliere.

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2015

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

Photo provided by Scott Cooper.

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2015

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

Montgomery, as seen after finishing her 50th marathon. Photo provided by Diane Montgomery.

By Emma Puglia and Jennifer Kusch

October 28, 2015

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

Junior Gina Peruzzi, varsity assistant swimming coach  Fred Michalik and freshman Olivia Peruzzi pose for a family photo in front of the pool.

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

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

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...