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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...

Wrestling team finds success in first home tournament

Wrestling team finds success in first home tournament

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter, Wrestling

On Saturday Jan. 9, the wrestling team hosted its first invitational of the season, the Norsemen Classic, and took home fourth place out of 10 participating teams. Overall, the team qualified for fourth place by going 3-2 against their opponents, but some of the wrestlers achieved in their own matches f...

Norsemen fall to Blue Devils

Norsemen fall to Blue Devils

By Sydney Benson, Photo Editior
December 19, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Photos, Sports, Winter

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Grosse Pointe community gathered around our basketball court to cheer on the Norsemen and the Blue Devils. Unfortunately, the Norsemen fell short and did not prevail against the devils; the final score was 67-53. The two teams will face each other again February 26, 2016. ...

The boys and girls varsity basketball team win season opener

The boys and girls varsity basketball team win season opener

By Sydney Benson and Trevor Mieczkowski
December 10, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Photos, Sports, Winter

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Lady Norsemen played the Satellites from Regina High School. At the end of the fourth quarter, the girls from North had a 23 point lead against Regina. The final score was 52-29. The following day, the boys basketball team took on the Liggett Knights. The Knights put up a tough...

Boys varsity hockey team falls to U of D Jesuit

Boys varsity hockey team falls to U of D Jesuit

By Erin Kaled, Intern
December 9, 2015
Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Grosse Pointe North and University of Detroit Jesuit went head to head in boys ice hockey. North ultimately took the loss, scoring little throughout the game, which ended 6-2. Senior Brendan Nelson, and sophomore Austin Albrecht scored the two goals. “Our game Friday vs U of D was a hard foug...

Figure skating team lands third place

Figure skating team lands third place

By Sarah Wietecha, Assistant Editor
December 8, 2015
Filed under Figure Skating, Sports, Winter

The Grosse Pointe Unified Figure Skating team opened their season on Tuesday Dec. 1, putting on a note-worthy show in order to earn third place during the competition. “It went good. C team got third in everything, jumps, moves and spins. And then I’m on B team and we got third in moves, third i...

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...

PKSA Karate auditions for America’s Got Talent

PKSA Karate auditions for America’s Got Talent

By Michal Ruprecht and Tommy Teftsis
November 6, 2015
Filed under Sports, Stories

Karate has led the Professional Karate Schools of America Demo Team all the way to the stage of America’s Got Talent (AGT). For one month the team has been training to impress America and the four eager judges. Demo is based on Tang So Doo, a South Korean form of karate originating in Seoul. AGT...