The Moxie Mountie

‘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...

Boy’s Soccer battles Western

Boy’s Soccer battles Western

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Photo Gallery, Showcase, Sports

 

Equestrian team qualify for regionals

Equestrian team qualify for regionals

Nicole Mata, Web Journalist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  After 17 years the Equestrian team has made it to regionals. As a reward the team has received a trophy to be placed in the high school. Regionals will be held in Mason at the Ingham County Fairgrounds on Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.   The team competed at the 3 district show. The top two teams g...

Boys Varsity Soccer plans to improve

Nicole Mata, Web Journalist

September 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

  This year the varsity soccer team has been improving with their new coach, Mike Rambat. Their current record is 3-4, and tied their first conference game on Sept. 12 against Harper Creek.   “Our number one goal this year is to make top in our district and winning over half our games,” sai...

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