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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...

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...

Window of opportunity closing quickly for Lions

Window of opportunity closing quickly for Lions

By Billy Steigelman, Intern

October 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

It’s been 57 years since the Detroit Lions have appeared in any sort of NFL championship, the Super Bowl, or its predecessor, the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. For this reason, the Lions are seen as one of the worst franchises in all of sports. Only two other teams within a single city expe...

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...