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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...

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...

Senior night stalls due to COVID-19

Senior night stalls due to COVID-19

By Arei Swain, Social Media Editor November 9, 2021

Senior night is a tradition in school where a game is dedicated to honoring the seniors who participate in sports. The 2021-2022 varsity football team did not get to experience this tradition.  Darian...

At the end of the teams first win, they ran together to form a celebration huddle. It was a big moment, all the hard work during the offseason paid off, Coach Drouin said. That was the win to end a 16 game losing streak.

Varsity football team wins first game in over a year

By Grace Cueter and Sophia Dragich November 5, 2020

Following a 0-9 record in the 2019 season, the Grosse Pointe North varsity football team won their first game in over a year. On Sept. 25 the team went up against St. Clair, leading 17-0. After the first...

Senior Louis Randazzo was one of the few students at the game. He said the regulations made the game feel very different from previous ones. “They were very boring with no student section and it just didn’t feel as hype with not a lot of people there,” Randazzo said.

School sports in the era of COVID-19

By Colin Duffy and Annabelle Julien November 2, 2020

Athletic Director Michelle Davis and her staff have been working to implement recent changes in MHSAA guidelines. The MHSAA recently released their COVID-19 response plan after working since March to create...

Freshman Victoria Treders teammates pose for a picture. I was just really excited to be there, Treder said. There were a lot of amazing swimmers from the other teams and from ours, too. It was just a great experience.

Freshman capitalizes on state meet experience

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...

Freshmen Volleyball against Romeo high school

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

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...

Sophomore Julia Ayrault, 40, talks with alumna Erin Armbruster after a play last year. Ayrault broke the 40-year-old record for most points scored in an individual game on Feb. 4.

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter February 9, 2017

With just a few seconds left till the buzzer blares, the clock is ticking. Sophomore Julia Ayrault wipes the sweat off her forehead, receives an incoming pass from her teammate and spins the orange basketball...

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