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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...

Football ends regular season with a win

Football ends regular season with a win

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

October 24, 2015


Filed under Fall, Football, Sports

The varsity football team emerged victorious against St. Clair last night, ending the game with a 14-7 win. The team ended their first offensive drive with a successful touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Bjorn Bjornson to senior wide receiver Tristan Richardson. An accurate field goal att...

Boys varsity soccer ends district run

Boys varsity soccer ends district run

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015


Filed under Boys Soccer, Breaking News, Fall, Sports

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the boys varsity soccer team fell to the De La Salle Pilots with a final score of 3-1 during their second playoff game at Hazel Park. Sophomore Tommy Kohler believes that although his team lost, the game could have had a different result. "I felt that my team gave it our all. We wor...

Field hockey ends regular season

Field hockey ends regular season

By Abbey Cadieux, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

The varsity girls’ field hockey team fell to Dearborn at North’s home field tonight with a final score of 1-0, and the junior varsity team overcame Dearborn to win with a close score of 1-0. The games finish the both teams’ regular seasons, making varsity’s final record 5-6 as they head into the...

Girls golf team succeeds at states

Girls golf team succeeds at states

By Anu Subramaniam, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Fall, Girls Golf, Sports

On Oct. 17, the girls varsity golf team placed 11th at states. To qualify for states, a team must place in the top three in their regionals. Leading up to the tournament, the team had an 8-0 record and placed second during their regionals at Heather Highlands Golf Club in Holly. Girls golf states...

Norsemen fall to South in Wounded Warrior match

Norsemen fall to South in Wounded Warrior match

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Boys Soccer, Breaking News, Sports

Despite their best efforts, the boys varsity soccer team couldn’t pull out a victory against Grosse Pointe South in the team’s annual Wounded Warrior match. Tonight’s game ended with a final score of 2-1. Every player participated in the game’s opening ceremonies, and walked either ...