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DON’T LOOK BACK | The positive, future-focused mentality that Rob Johnson has brought to the varsity basketball team is something that junior and varsity basketball player Brady Beers believes has improved their game. “Coach Johnson is very big on the mental aspect of the game,” Beers said. “He always wants the team to focus on the next play, and not dwell on the mistakes we made in the past, and I think that’s very helpful for the team.”

Passing the ball : Johnson continues father’s coaching legacy

By Grace Cueter and Sophia Gauldoni January 11, 2023

Leaving the gym after a day as a youth summer basketball coach, Rob Johnson knew that he had discovered something he was passionate about. As a high school junior, Rob Johnson realized that he wanted to...

RUNNING ROLES | Even though she is only a sophomore, Lillian Deskins’ success has helped to shape her into someone her teammates can look up to, according to cross country coach Scott Cooper. “She plays a great leadership role, as a role model,” Cooper said. “People look at her and see how hard she works, which sets the tone for everybody else to be working hard.”

Running her way to states: Deskins places herself on the record board

By Kaitlyn Barr and Isabella Boedeker December 6, 2022

While many athletes view running as a punishment, for sophomore Lillian Deskins, track and cross country are her essence— nothing compares to the feeling of tying up her laces and letting her muscles...

Healthy competition: Local rivalries unite our community

Healthy competition: Local rivalries unite our community

By Madi Lucido, Copy Editor December 4, 2022

Michigan vs. Michigan State and North vs. South are Grosse Pointe’s most familiar rivalries. Rivalry game days for Grosse Pointers result in full green and white or maize and blue outfits. Whether you’re...

LIFTING SPIRITS | Players celebrate after a touchdown against Fitzgerald during their pink out game. Senior captain Kyle Armbruster is most proud in these moments when their hard work is rewarded. “Fixing the mistakes we made in games and not seeing the same mistakes twice is definitely something I want to see every day,” Armbruster said.

Friday Night Lights are Getting Brighter

By Madi Lucido and Allie Mattes November 3, 2022

The varsity football team has flipped the switch on Friday night lights. After a tough season last year, they have stepped up their game with an overall record of eight wins to one loss. Captain Kyle...

SHOWING SPIRIT | Through their collaboration with school staff, the athletic teams and underclassmen, Trozsak and Schafer are working to promote games and are excited to show their latest developments. “We have a lot of ideas coming up [for Norsemen Tide],” Schafer said. “Hopefully it will turn into a great atmosphere.”

Passing the torch: New school year brings new heads of Norsemen Tide

By Sophia Dragich and Wren Cueter October 8, 2022

Last year, Norsemen Tide played a key role in promoting athletic events and getting students to participate. This year, the student section is headed by two new leaders, Seniors Cam Schafer and Nicole...

Seasonal allergies worsen as mask mandates are lifted

Seasonal allergies worsen as mask mandates are lifted

By Kaitlyn Barr and Thomas Jones May 13, 2022

Seasonal allergies are a yearly struggle for many. Across the wide range of possible allergens that cycle throughout the year, seasonal allergies tend to hit their worst in the spring and winter. Reina...

Blue Dolphins synchronized swimming team gears up for their routine season

Blue Dolphins synchronized swimming team gears up for their routine season

By Grace Cleary and Kate Bania March 1, 2022

As the Grosse Pointe United Blue Dolphins gear up for their routine season, they set goals for themselves to improve from figure season, where they perform one move at a time for a score. Head coach and...

TEAM CAPTAIN| Junior Annabel Ayrault says her leadership skills have improved since her start on the team. “Ive changed as a player because Ive had to step up and be a leader as a junior, which has definitely helped my confidence on the court,” Annabel Ayrault said. “This has also affected who I am as a teammate, because I have become more vocal, and feel like I can be someone my teammates rely on.”

Basketball in their blood: Ayrault twins dominate the game

By Grace Cueter and Olivia Dodenhoff January 31, 2022

This year’s basketball season has brought on excitement for fans watching the Ayrault twins’ successes on the court. Juniors Annabel and Adam Ayrault have drawn the attention of many, including...

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