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Your friendly neighborhood basketball league

Your friendly neighborhood basketball league

By Mia Stephanoff and Gabe Goode March 8, 2023

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STICKING TOGETHER | Through a successful hockey season, something junior Ella Dobbs finds very beneficial to the team’s skillset is their close-knit bond. “I think that because were all so close we know how everyone plays,” Dobbs said. “We know everyones positives and negatives on the team and we know how they play.”

Skating through the season: Varsity girls ice hockey team finds success on the ice

By Kaitlyn Barr and Mia Schultz March 8, 2023

The varsity girls' ice hockey team has found success on the ice this year, achieving a record of 14-5 in addition to improved stats and performance compared to the  2021-2022 season. The team has devoted...

SWEET VICTORY | The French team held up their flag and trophy after their victory over the German class. French teacher Amy Olenzek had very positive things to say about the teams victory. “They did really well and it was a fierce game,” Olenzek said.

Battle of the languages: French and German classes face off in basketball match

By Shayla Andrews and Maggie Dunn February 17, 2023

French and German students stood across from each other in the gym on Feb. 3, waiting for the rival basketball game to begin. The German students had challenged the French students earlier in the week,...

FACING UNCOMFORTABILITY  | Passion for the sport is what pushes junior captain Preston Auld to take on the challenges that come with wrestling. “My favorite part about wrestling is how hard [it makes you work],” Auld said. “It really makes you comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

Meet the team on the mat: Get to know the wrestling team

By Mia Stephanoff and Sofia Gualdoni February 8, 2023

If there’s contact, there’s a foul called. But not in wrestling. This physical sport requires high intensity filled with body slamming and hits to the face. Wrestlers display their strength and skill...

DON’T LOOK BACK | The positive, future-focused mentality that Rob Johnson has brought to the varsity basketball team is something that junior and varsity basketball player Brady Beers believes has improved their game. “Coach Johnson is very big on the mental aspect of the game,” Beers said. “He always wants the team to focus on the next play, and not dwell on the mistakes we made in the past, and I think that’s very helpful for the team.”

Passing the ball : Johnson continues father’s coaching legacy

By Grace Cueter and Sophia Gauldoni January 11, 2023

Leaving the gym after a day as a youth summer basketball coach, Rob Johnson knew that he had discovered something he was passionate about. As a high school junior, Rob Johnson realized that he wanted to...

Blue Dolphins synchronized swimming team gears up for their routine season

Blue Dolphins synchronized swimming team gears up for their routine season

By Grace Cleary and Kate Bania March 1, 2022

As the Grosse Pointe United Blue Dolphins gear up for their routine season, they set goals for themselves to improve from figure season, where they perform one move at a time for a score. Head coach and...

TEAM CAPTAIN| Junior Annabel Ayrault says her leadership skills have improved since her start on the team. “Ive changed as a player because Ive had to step up and be a leader as a junior, which has definitely helped my confidence on the court,” Annabel Ayrault said. “This has also affected who I am as a teammate, because I have become more vocal, and feel like I can be someone my teammates rely on.”

Basketball in their blood: Ayrault twins dominate the game

By Grace Cueter and Olivia Dodenhoff January 31, 2022

This year’s basketball season has brought on excitement for fans watching the Ayrault twins’ successes on the court. Juniors Annabel and Adam Ayrault have drawn the attention of many, including...

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court

By Sophia Dragich and Jo Jackson December 20, 2021

The Grosse Pointe Public School System adjusted its mask protocols for basketball games, saying athletes are exempt from wearing masks while playing on the court. However, players on the bench, coaches...

Senior Logan Ladach agreed with his coach Jaron Nelson, saying that this is not the end of his wrestling career, or at least he hopes not. “My high school wrestling career is over but I’m actively going on college visits to wrestle in college,” Ladach said.

Senior Logan Ladach places sixth at the MHSAA 2021 state wrestling tournament

By Grace Cueter, Section Editor April 30, 2021

On April 3, senior Logan Ladach competed at the individual states wrestling competition, placing sixth in the meet. Ladach said that his qualification for states did not come without lots of practice and...

Sophomore Paige Spence said that reaching the state-level competition was a major accomplishment for the team because they only had one opportunity to earn the scores that they needed. “In the past few months we have had to cancel two out of our three competitions, so we had one left and whether we made it to states or not was dependent on how we placed in our only competition,” Spence said.

Two of three community figure skating teams advance to the state competition

By Grace Cueter, Section Editor March 22, 2021

Despite experiencing a season of uncertainty and cancellation due to COVID-19, two of the three Grosse Pointe figure skating teams are able to perform at a state-qualifying level. The teams will be taking...

Girl’s hockey coach Emma Yee said one of the biggest reasons the girls were so upset after the quarantine was because they had gone to great lengths to be careful about COVID-19. “They have followed every protocol and have been very safe so it feels very unfair that it is happening because of another team and not because of any actions on our part,” Yee said.

Girl’s hockey quarantined after exposure to COVID-19

By Michael Hartt, Editor in chief March 17, 2021

After playing three full seasons of girls’ ice hockey, senior and varsity team captain Mia Cassar was heartbroken when she was informed her team had to quarantine for 14 days after they were exposed...

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