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Predictions: Michigan will beat Michigan State in rivalry game tomorrow

Predictions: Michigan will beat Michigan State in rivalry game tomorrow

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A game between a 7-0 and 2-5 team might not seem like a big deal on paper, but that could not be farther from the truth. On Saturday, #2 ranked Michigan will take on a struggling Michigan State team who has lost their last five games. They will come into this game as different as two rivals can be....

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 varsity soccer wins districts, overcomes complications

Girls varsity soccer wins districts, overcomes complications

By Anu Subramaniam and Katelyn Carney

June 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Players jump in victory. A crowd jumps to their feet in excitement. The girls varsity soccer team did it--they won districts for the first time since head coach Olivia Stander played for the team in 2008 on June 4. But then the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) laid down the law. S...

Field of dreams

Field of dreams

By Yena Berhane and Emma Puglia

June 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spring

It’s tied in the sixth inning, and alumnus Daniel Robinson looks up to the pitcher before he swings. Fans chant, but it’s no longer shouts of green and gold. “Fire up Chips,” hums from a sea of maroon. Robinson became a starting player on Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Division I baseball team ...

Junior leaps to new heights

Junior leaps to new heights

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring, Track

A long, white and green pole gleams in the sun as junior Daniel Leone jumps over the 14’7” mark, just one inch shy of breaking the school record. Since Leone began his pole vaulting career his freshman year, he has dreamed of beating the school record. However, it wasn’t easy for Leone to achie...

More on junior Daniel Leone’s pole vaulting talent

More on junior Daniel Leone’s pole vaulting talent

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring, Track

Did you read the Sports Profile on Daniel Leone in issue 15? To learn more about pole vaulting, check out this info graphic filled with the top five things to know about the sport. // More on pole vaulting- RuprechtInfographic...

Girls varsity soccer beats South High School

Girls varsity soccer beats South High School

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Assistant Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Spring

The girls varsity soccer team faced off against South last Wednesday and won 4-1. This victory was one the seniors had longed for, according to coach Olivia Stander. “I was happy for the seniors because that was their first time beating South,” Stander said. “I knew that they really want...

In Print: Archery team aims for new opportunities

In Print: Archery team aims for new opportunities

By Sonny Mulpuri and Darcy Graham

April 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Athletes each have their own reasons to pursue a sport. Archers are no different. After three years, junior Shannon Gabriel and her teammates are motivated to get their sport—archery—officially recognized at North. “If it did become a sport, I would hope we would practice more and give us more o...

Neighborhood Club offers new program

Neighborhood Club offers new program

By Tommy Teftsis, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Grosse Pointe is known for its many workout centers like LA Fitness, Next Level Fitness and Full Lotus. The recently built Neighborhood Club (NC) facility is open to all paying members and has many rooms and classes such as a pool, a basketball court and numerous workout rooms. NC provides six wellness...

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter

After years of defeat to South High School, girls varsity basketball was able to snatch the win they’ve been working towards for weeks. On Friday, Feb. 19, the Lady Norsemen conquered the Blue Devils with a score of 55-44. They struggled with communication and defense prior to this game, which att...

Larkin and the future of the Red Wings

Larkin and the future of the Red Wings

By Billy Steigelman, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Fresh off the ice is Dylan Larkin, who will be the only rookie positional player and Red Wings player competing in the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game on Jan. 31. He will be the first rookie Red Wing since Steve Yzerman (in 1984). Larkin, who was drafted in 2014, signed a three-year contract wi...

Gymnastics continues winning streak at Frasier

Gymnastics continues winning streak at Frasier

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

Grosse Pointe United Gymnastics (GPUG) clinched first place at the Frasier Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. The team went in with high expectations, even though they were facing tight competition. “I think I was expecting to get first place because we’ve been to the meet for the past couple years...