The Moxie Mountie

Athletics prove beneficial to students

A football player is shown morphing into a successful business man

Anthony Cole, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

   A recent study from the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) found that the average GPA of a high school athlete was 2.84, while a student who doesn't participate in sports had an average GPA of 2.68. The benefits of sports go far behind just being in better physical condition. The...

Freshman earns spot on Varsity

Freshman earns spot on Varsity

Maci Swartz, Journalist

February 10, 2020

The relationships Adam Haselius has made this season and the amount of growth he has experienced have made this season a great one, and he is very excited and ready for his future high school wrestling career. Haselius has been a competitive wrestler since he was in kindergarten, and he has earned...

Jozie Bontrager will sign to play college basketball with sister

Ella and Jozie Bontrager when they played together in AAU Basketball.

Henly Sleight, Multi-Media Editor

November 21, 2019

On November 8, 2017, Ella Bontrager signed the contract to play basketball for Lake Superior State University (LSSU) on a full ride scholarship. Two years later, now a college sophomore, she awaits her younger sister, Jozie Bontrager, to join her in playing basketball at LSSU, also on a full ride. Jozie...

Pre-Season Sports Camp Proves To Be Beneficial

Northwest High School Varsity Football Team poses for a photo on their last day at GVSU

Anthony Cole, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

  There are many fall sports teams that host a pre-season camp and others who do not. These camps are opportunities for the team members, along with coaches, to bond with each other. It also allows the team to get a few extra practices in before the actual season begins.     “The unity that co...

Four wrestlers advance to regionals

(From left to right) Senior Austin Tapley, junior Jake Race, sophomore Bryce Graham and freshmen Payne.

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

February 11, 2019

  The Varsity wrestling team recently competed in the team district meet hosted by Northwest High School. Northwest, Eaton Rapids, Saline, and Western all battled it out on Wednesday, Feb. 6.   The Mounties had a crushing loss at the hands of Eaton Rapids, but not before the team took down Saline. ...

Outstanding athlete: Trine’s passion for cheering

Senior Arianna Trine performs at the pink out game at Leslie.

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

January 11, 2019

  Senior Arianna Trine has been cheering competitively for over six years. One component to cheer that she really enjoys is the adrenaline rush. That rush comes Henly Sleigth with her position, as she is a flyer for the team.   Trine was heavily influenced by the movie Bring It On to jo...

Ant’s Rants: Be a real fan for the right reasons

Ant's Rants: Be a real fan for the right reasons

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

December 7, 2018

  For those who do not know, I am a member of the boys varsity basketball team. This is now my third year on varsity, and I have heard it all. “Why go to the game when they will just lose.”  “ They aren’t good at all. They’re trash!" "We are just going to get blown out.” “They don...

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

    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

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

October 31, 2018

  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

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

Senior Olivia Piepkow runs the ball to the end zone, scoring one of her many touchdowns during the powder-puff championship game. The senior class prevailed by defeating the juniors.

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

October 18, 2018

  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

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...

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