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Mask up or ride the bench

Mask up or ride the bench

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

It’s been a year, and some of us still don’t get it. We’ve been over this. Wear. A. Mask. Believe it or not, we’re still in a pandemic, and for those of us in struggling areas (like Michigan),...

The girls lacrosse team leaves space between seats on the bus ride to Troy Athens. “The number of players is lower this season than in past seasons but thats because of a lot of factors,” Nixon said.

Participation pending in spring sports

By Bella Yoakam and Arei Swain April 30, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year has been more abnormal than previous years. Many student athletes have been affected by COVID-19, leaving them with the decision to participate in sports or not.           Junior...

Athletic trainer Kierra Washington says that she and fellow athletic trainer Tara Winton arrive at school early Monday morning in order to set up the tables for athletes to test at. “...Right at seven oclock, we get started, we have them open up their little testing kit that comes with their nasal swab, and we just direct them literally step by step of what they should do,” Washington said. “So they open up the testing kit, place it on the table, we have the coaches and administrators come over and put the drops in that help read the test, we have them swab their own nose, stick it in a test kit, and then they wait 15 minutes, and then we read the test.”

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for athletes continues

By Farrah Fasse, Section Editor April 30, 2021

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, rapid tests have been administered to traditional and OneGP Virtual spring athletes each Monday before and after school, respectively. The tests only take around...

Lacrosse player Clare Ramsdell said that after a year long hiatus from the sport she is excited to begin playing again. “I’m excited to finally get back on the field for lacrosse since we’ve had so much time off, Ramsdell said. It’ll definitely be difficult to get back in the swing of things, but I am just happy we are able to play.

Safety protocols required for spring sports season

By Alexa Mazzola, Intern March 29, 2021

With the delays to the beginning of the spring sports season, many athletes are questioning how things will be moving forward.  According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, spring sports...

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...

Robinson during a game while on the varsity baseball team. Robinson currently plays for Central Michigan University.

Field of dreams

By Yena Berhane and Emma Puglia June 9, 2016

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...

Junior leaps to new heights

Junior leaps to new heights

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter May 25, 2016

A long, white and green pole gleams in the sun as junior Daniel Leone jumps over the 14’7” mark, just one inch shy of breaking the school record. Since Leone began his pole vaulting career his freshman...

More on junior Daniel Leones pole vaulting talent

More on junior Daniel Leone’s pole vaulting talent

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor May 25, 2016

Did you read the Sports Profile on Daniel Leone in issue 15? To learn more about pole vaulting, check out this info graphic filled with the top five things to know about the sport. // More on...

Sophomore Chloe Redeye, 14, dribbles the ball around a defender

Girls varsity soccer beats South High School

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Assistant Editor April 20, 2016

The girls varsity soccer team faced off against South last Wednesday and won 4-1. This victory was one the seniors had longed for, according to coach Olivia Stander. “I was happy for the seniors...

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