North Pointe Now

“The Last Dance” not quite a slam dunk

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“The Last Dance,” a 10 part documentary portraying the rise of the undisputed, greatest basketball player of all time, was originally set to air in June 2020. However, to quench our thirst for sports during isolation, ESPN ultimately decided to release the series two months early.  For th...

Gymnastics team falls short on first meet

Gymnastics team falls short on first meet

By Emily McCloskey and Sarah Shanley

January 8, 2018

The gymnastics team competed in their first meet on Dec. 12 at Fraser High School. The team lost by a few points, but sophomore Claire Yee is proud of how they did and is hopeful for the upcoming meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10. “What I probably enjoy most is the adrenaline I get from competing. I don’...

Girls hockey defeats South, claiming Liggett tournament title

Girls hockey defeats South, claiming Liggett tournament title

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Michael Hartt

January 4, 2018

In a 4-1 victory, the girls varsity hockey team prevailed over the Blue Devils on Friday, Dec. 22. The win named the girls as champions of the Liggett tournament, a mini, non-district tournament hosted annually by University Liggett School. The team was led by sophomore Clare Murphy who scored a hat tric...

Sports teams build meaningful friendships

Sports teams build meaningful friendships

By Katelynn Mulder and JoAnna Alexander

January 3, 2018

Mario Lorelli 12th grade varsity   Senior Mario Lorelli has played hockey since he was little, when his father first introduced him to the sport. “Well my dad played and all of his brothers played, so I started playing when I was young, and it's something I liked so kept with it,” Lore...

U of M coach mentors swimmers

U of M coach mentors swimmers

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

December 20, 2017

University of Michigan’s synchronized swimming coach, Shelby Peterson Unsworth, joined the North-South combined synchronized swimming team practice Tuesday, Dec. 12. Freshman Abbey Meth said their new coach, Robin Hartnett, wanted to bring Peterson Unsworth in to help them with their technique. ...

Defeat dampens varsity boys basketball team’s senior night

The seniors of the varsity basketball team after their senior night game

By Billy Moin, Editor

March 5, 2017

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

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 Julia Ayrault, 40, talks with alumna Erin Armbruster after a play last year. Ayrault broke the 40-year-old record for most points scored in an individual game on Feb. 4.

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

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

Members of the Grosse Pointe United gymnastics team pose for a picture together during one of their meets.

By Anna Post, Editor

February 7, 2017

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

Junior Katie Snow defends the ball during a game against Regina High School.

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016

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

GPUG surrounding their first place trophy. Cortney Hamidi

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016

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

Joey Lawnicki talking with medical trainer Sarah Florida.

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2016

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...