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The Moxie Mountie

Outstanding athlete: Campbell proves to be trustworthy wing

Outstanding athlete: Campbell proves to be trustworthy wing

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the past 12 years, freshman Owen Campbell has been playing hockey. He was first put on the ice at three years old and has been skating since. Campbell joined the Jackson B&M Towers hockey team and is currently playing for them. “When I first joined the team it was hard, as I wasn’t very...

Differences in sports around the world

Differences in sports around the world

Shealyn Paulis, News Journalist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

In America, almost all schools offer sports programs and teams. These teams are seen as an opportunity to build friendships and gain qualities such as responsibility and time management. While this is an ordinary thing in America, they are not as common in other parts of the world. Senior Gianna Goldschmid...

Preventing theft in locker rooms

Preventing theft in locker rooms

Micheal Mierzwa, Web Journalist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Day in and day out, hundreds of teenagers walk through the locker rooms for sports or gym classes, yet they question if their belongings are safe. The lockers are very easy to access, and it is easier to just place your things in an open locker. Still the locker room should be a safe place to put...

‘He lifts, he scores’

‘He lifts, he scores’

Nicole Mata, Web Journalist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

In 2015, a new weight room was added to the school, giving students the opportunity to use high quality weight machines. Even with the new equipment intact, varsity football coach Mr. Adam Grybauskas still wanted to find another way for the students to be motivated to exercise. Before winter break,...

Varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball works hard to achieve success

Adam Staudinger, Asst. Web Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

  With this years basketball season coming to an end, many people look at the final results of both the boys’ and girls’ Varsity teams and their coaches’ strategies for success. Both Head Coaches Ryan Carroll of the girls’ team and John Moffitt of the boys’ team have different strategies ...

Get buff, get tough

Get buff, get tough

Caleb Hilliard, Entertainment Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For some athletes, staying in shape between seasons can be tough. They may not have access to equipment that can help them until they start playing again. The off-season weight training program gives those athletes the opportunity to stay in shape during their waiting period every Mon., Wed., and...

Freshman Girls’ Basketball welcomes new coach

Freshman Girls’ Basketball welcomes new coach

Adam Staudinger, Asst. Web Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

A new coach has taken charge of the freshman girls’ basketball team. Coach Chris DeBacker is completely new to Northwest, coming from the Western school district. He has coached both varsity and freshman high school girls basketball for six years, and youth basketball four years prior to that. ...

Challenging society’s standards

Challenging society’s standards

Nicole Mata, Web Journalist

January 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the past two years, sophomore Piper Boulter has been the only girl on the wrestling team. She motivates herself to do her best and improve among the other wrestlers. Due to her current injury that occurred during practice, she may not be eligible to participate for the rest of the season. It was...

Junior recruited by three colleges

Junior recruited by three colleges

Nicole Mata, Web Journalist

December 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

Junior Sydney Shafer earned a spot on the Varsity basketball team during her freshmen year. Since then, she has been working hard on and off the court. She has been playing basketball competitive since the third grade. Shafer has two older siblings, Erin Shafer and brother Ryan Shafer. Sydney’s...

Outstanding Athlete: Staying prepared for college sports

Outstanding Athlete: Staying prepared for college sports

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Column, Sports

For the past 11 years, sophomore Jake Race has been a wrestler. Since Race has been in high school, he has competed for the varsity team, achieving multiple goals that he had set when he was a child. The person who inspired Race, to what is now his greatest passion was his father. At the age of five,...

‘Do what’s right, not what’s easy’

‘Do what’s right, not what’s easy’

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity football team began the season with a win against Eaton Rapids High School,16-14. It also ended the season with a win against Leslie High School. Many fans hope these victories are the foundation of future success. Despite a 2-7 record, the coaches believe the team progressed in multiple...

New coach inspires change in football program

New coach inspires change in football program

Lucas Worden, Web Journalist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

 The Northwest High School varsity football team recently scored their first win in two consecutive years against Eaton Rapids High School. To thank for this is the dedication of the Northwest players, the coaches, and new Varsity Head Coach Mr. Adam Grybauskas.   Grybauskas comes from the Hudso...

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