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Recap: Gymnastics team performs in Canton Invitational

Recap: Gymnastics team performs in Canton Invitational

By Anna Post, Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

On Feb. 4, the combined North and South gymnastics team participated in the annual Canton Invitational. Grosse Pointe United competed against the top 18 gymnastics teams across the state and placed 13th overall. Although the group ranking was low, the team posted their second highest team total, scor...

Upcoming games: Feb. 6-12

Upcoming games: Feb. 6-12

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys basketball: On Feb. 7, the team will face Ford II High School at 4 for freshmen, 5:30 for JV and 7 p.m. for varsity. The games on Feb. 10 against Grosse Pointe South High School are postponed. The varsity team is currently 10-4. Girls basketball: On Feb. 6, the teams face Utica High School at 4:30 p.m....

Analysis: Super Bowl 51 ends in a thriller

Analysis: Super Bowl 51 ends in a thriller

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 for the team's fifth Super Bowl. The game was expected to be a high scoring one as the Falcons and the Patriots ranked 1st and 3rd in scoring offense during the regular season.  Despite th...

Senior commits to college football

Senior commits to college football

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2017


Filed under Fall, Football, Showcase, Sports

Waking up at 5 in the morning and working out twice every day has paid off for senior Jared Jordan, who recently committed to Siena Heights University in Adrian. Football has been a part of Jordan’s life for over a decade. He grew up watching his older brother play, and jumped at it when he got ...

Q&A with athletic trainer Lizzy Landa

Q&A with athletic trainer Lizzy Landa

By Sonny Mulpuri, Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Editor's note: New athletic trainer Lizzy Landa started on Jan. 2. We sat down with her to learn about her first few weeks in the new job. North Pointe: What was the reason for you to leave East Detroit and come here? Lizzy Landa: It was really based off the health system I was working for. Hones...

Girls cross country finishes season after Metro Beach race

Girls cross country finishes season after Metro Beach race

By Erin Kaled and Asia Simmons

November 6, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Fall, Showcase, Sports

The girls cross country team finished the last meet of the season in a bittersweet style. With some of the top runners falling ill, the team wasn’t able to qualify for states. Held at Metro Beach, sophomores Michaela Cosgrove, Julia Mclellan, Katie Louwers, juniors Sarah Mihalik, Kate Wozniak...

Varsity football cruises past Lakeview, will play South High School in district championship

Varsity football cruises past Lakeview, will play South High School in district championship

By Nathan Lonczynski, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under Fall, Football, Showcase, Sports

The student section cheers. Players celebrate. The varsity football team beat Lakeview High School on Oct. 28, allowing them entrance into the district finals against cross-town rival South High School. An offensive barrage and outstanding defensive plays propelled the Norsemen to a 49-7 win. Lake...

Predictions: Michigan will beat Michigan State in rivalry game tomorrow

Predictions: Michigan will beat Michigan State in rivalry game tomorrow

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A game between a 7-0 and 2-5 team might not seem like a big deal on paper, but that could not be farther from the truth. On Saturday, #2 ranked Michigan will take on a struggling Michigan State team who has lost their last five games. They will come into this game as different as two rivals can be....

Girls golf welcomes new coach

Girls golf welcomes new coach

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor

October 16, 2016


Filed under Girls Golf, Showcase, Sports

At age 25, Pete Kingsley became an official professional golfer. Now, 26 years later, he is back on the green as the girls golf coach. This is the first season Kingsley has coached girls golf, however he has been coaching the boys team for two years. Previously, he coached girls golf at South for sev...

Girls varsity soccer wins districts, overcomes complications

Girls varsity soccer wins districts, overcomes complications

By Anu Subramaniam and Katelyn Carney

June 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Players jump in victory. A crowd jumps to their feet in excitement. The girls varsity soccer team did it--they won districts for the first time since head coach Olivia Stander played for the team in 2008 on June 4. But then the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) laid down the law. S...

Field of dreams

Field of dreams

By Yena Berhane and Emma Puglia

June 9, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spring

It’s tied in the sixth inning, and alumnus Daniel Robinson looks up to the pitcher before he swings. Fans chant, but it’s no longer shouts of green and gold. “Fire up Chips,” hums from a sea of maroon. Robinson became a starting player on Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Division I baseball team ...