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“The Last Dance” not quite a slam dunk

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“The Last Dance,” a 10 part documentary portraying the rise of the undisputed, greatest basketball player of all time, was originally set to air in June 2020. However, to quench our thirst for sports during isolation, ESPN ultimately decided to release the series two months early.  For th...

Science teacher runs Boston Marathon despite postponement

Over 50 runners joined Michaels in her race through quarantine.

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

When the Boston Marathon got postponed due to COVID-19, science teacher Elizabeth Michaels decided she was still going to run the race on April 20th. She ran two miles every hour for 13 hours, finishing with an overall time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.  Michaels has been training for a year and a half a...

Advantage or obstruction?

By Amelia Nowicki and Robert Maddox

April 13, 2020

To many student athletes, sports advantages are anything but new. Whether these assets include cutting-edge equipment or a thought-out game plan, it is apparent that teams and players have various ways of giving themselves the upper hand. For example, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” ...

Positives of athletic trainers

By Abi Murray and Ray Hamilton

January 2, 2019

As a coach for both girls ice and field hockey, english teacher Emma Huellmantel greatly appreciates the provision of athletic trainers. “It's nice to have that reassurance that (an injury is) not a larger problem, because there are cases when you could be pushed,” Huellmantel said. “It's helpf...

2018 NCAA Tournament Predictions

Photo Credit: Select-a-Seat

By Sonny Mulpuri and Billy Steigelman

March 14, 2018

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Gymnastics team falls short on first meet

Gymnastics team falls short on first meet

By Emily McCloskey and Sarah Shanley

January 8, 2018

The gymnastics team competed in their first meet on Dec. 12 at Fraser High School. The team lost by a few points, but sophomore Claire Yee is proud of how they did and is hopeful for the upcoming meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10. “What I probably enjoy most is the adrenaline I get from competing. I don’...

Girls hockey defeats South, claiming Liggett tournament title

Girls hockey defeats South, claiming Liggett tournament title

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Michael Hartt

January 4, 2018

In a 4-1 victory, the girls varsity hockey team prevailed over the Blue Devils on Friday, Dec. 22. The win named the girls as champions of the Liggett tournament, a mini, non-district tournament hosted annually by University Liggett School. The team was led by sophomore Clare Murphy who scored a hat tric...

Sports teams build meaningful friendships

Sports teams build meaningful friendships

By Katelynn Mulder and JoAnna Alexander

January 3, 2018

Mario Lorelli 12th grade varsity   Senior Mario Lorelli has played hockey since he was little, when his father first introduced him to the sport. “Well my dad played and all of his brothers played, so I started playing when I was young, and it's something I liked so kept with it,” Lore...

U of M coach mentors swimmers

U of M coach mentors swimmers

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

December 20, 2017

University of Michigan’s synchronized swimming coach, Shelby Peterson Unsworth, joined the North-South combined synchronized swimming team practice Tuesday, Dec. 12. Freshman Abbey Meth said their new coach, Robin Hartnett, wanted to bring Peterson Unsworth in to help them with their technique. ...

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...

Week of Nov. 13 quick hits

Photo Credit Alyssa Dall

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

November 13, 2017

  Swim & Dive with Senior Alyssa Dall As this year's swim and dive season comes to an close in the next couple of weeks, senior Alyssa Dall said this was her best season yet. “Last meet at MAC’s championship, I got all my best times,” Dall said. “On the 100 fly I got a 1:12 and on ...

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...