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Ant’s rants: Girls’ team to face difficult road for repeat

Ant’s rants: Girls’ team to face difficult road for repeat

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

November 12, 2018


Filed under Column, Showcase, Sports

    It is now basketball season ladies and gentleman. Following the girls' historic state title run last season, the expectations this year are very high. The Mounties are returning senior and Western Michigan University commit Sydney Shafer, but how will the girls fill the void left by last year's se...

Serious injuries for football team prove difficult

Serious injuries for football team prove difficult
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Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

  The Northwest football program was very injury prone this year. For example, the Varsity team experienced three broken legs throughout the season. Usually, one broken leg is crazy, but for three to happen is mind boggling. These injuries were hard to overcome. What made it even more difficult was...

Opening tryout dates for all winter sports

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Physical required: Any student who plans to tryout must have an updated physical form on file. Girls Basketball- November 12th Boys Basketball- November 5th Boys and Girls Bowling- November 12th Competitive Cheer- November 5th Gymnastics- October 29th Ice Hockey- October 29th Wre...

Seniors win powder-puff championship

Seniors win powder-puff championship

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Every year a powder-puff football event is held between the classes of ninth through twelfth grade. Powder-puff football is similar to and mimics the style of play used in flag football except for it is an all girl event, excluding the coaches.   This year, the games consisted of the freshma...

Outstanding athlete: A Case for football

Outstanding athlete: A Case for football

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For over seven years senior Jamal Case had been playing football as an offensive lineman. Case now plays tight-end and fullback for the Varsity football team. He has scouts from several different colleges looking at him because of his skills. “Saginaw Valley, Siena Heights, Albion College, Al...

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. ...

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