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Defeat dampens varsity boys basketball team’s senior night

Defeat dampens varsity boys basketball team’s senior night

By Billy Moin, Editor

March 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In its final home and regular season game of the year, the varsity  boys basketball team found itself in a hole for most of the matchup. The team almost managed a comeback against Detroit-Loyola High School, but faltered in the final minutes, leading to a final score of 71-65. After several fail...

Senior wins big at gymnastics meet

Senior wins big at gymnastics meet

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

On Feb. 4, senior Isabelle Nguyen, member of the Grosse Pointe United Gymnastics team, won the Division I all-around gold medal and placed top 10 in all events at the Canton High School Invitational. “I was really happy. I actually didn’t expect to get first on all-around ‘cause I placed decen...

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Fall, Showcase, Sports

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 in her hands, taking a moment to collect herself. Ayrault lifts her arms, shoots and scores. ...

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...

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter

After years of defeat to South High School, girls varsity basketball was able to snatch the win they’ve been working towards for weeks. On Friday, Feb. 19, the Lady Norsemen conquered the Blue Devils with a score of 55-44. They struggled with communication and defense prior to this game, which att...

Gymnastics continues winning streak at Frasier

Gymnastics continues winning streak at Frasier

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

Grosse Pointe United Gymnastics (GPUG) clinched first place at the Frasier Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. The team went in with high expectations, even though they were facing tight competition. “I think I was expecting to get first place because we’ve been to the meet for the past couple years...

Wrestling team finds success in first home tournament

Wrestling team finds success in first home tournament

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter, Wrestling

On Saturday Jan. 9, the wrestling team hosted its first invitational of the season, the Norsemen Classic, and took home fourth place out of 10 participating teams. Overall, the team qualified for fourth place by going 3-2 against their opponents, but some of the wrestlers achieved in their own matches f...

Norsemen fall to Blue Devils

Norsemen fall to Blue Devils

By Sydney Benson, Photo Editior

December 19, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Photos, Sports, Winter

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Grosse Pointe community gathered around our basketball court to cheer on the Norsemen and the Blue Devils. Unfortunately, the Norsemen fell short and did not prevail against the devils; the final score was 67-53. The two teams will face each other again February 26, 2016. ...

The boys and girls varsity basketball team win season opener

The boys and girls varsity basketball team win season opener

By Sydney Benson and Trevor Mieczkowski

December 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Photos, Sports, Winter

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Lady Norsemen played the Satellites from Regina High School. At the end of the fourth quarter, the girls from North had a 23 point lead against Regina. The final score was 52-29. The following day, the boys basketball team took on the Liggett Knights. The Knights put up a tough...

Boys varsity hockey team falls to U of D Jesuit

Boys varsity hockey team falls to U of D Jesuit

By Erin Kaled, Intern

December 9, 2015


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Grosse Pointe North and University of Detroit Jesuit went head to head in boys ice hockey. North ultimately took the loss, scoring little throughout the game, which ended 6-2. Senior Brendan Nelson, and sophomore Austin Albrecht scored the two goals. “Our game Friday vs U of D was a hard foug...

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...

Senior plans to make a splash at University of Toledo

Senior plans to make a splash at University of Toledo

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Synchronized Swimming, Winter

Synchronized swimming doesn’t just involve the ability to hold your breath underwater for almost a minute at a time – it involves dedication, strength and balance. Although the state of Ohio is a large supporter of synchronized swimming, senior Karyn Schwartz’s future school, the University of...