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Layne Sleight in her basketball uniform

Star junior battles athletic injuries

Riley Henderson, Assistant Editor March 7, 2022

   High school athletes alone account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Junior athlete, Layne Sleight, has proven to contribute to...

Jackson United hockey game ends in combating shootout

Jackson United hockey game ends in combating shootout

Riley Henderson, Assistant Editor February 15, 2022

Jackson's local hockey team, Jackson United, had a feudal match against Pinckney. After an endless battle between the two, Jackson United took the victory with a score of 4-3.       The score...

Seniors Lioba Werner, Chloe Laird, Khrystine Weesner, and Kennedy Maynard (right to left) playing in the pep band at  Snowfest games.

Northwest’s pep band continues legacy

Mason Schroeder, Sport's Editor February 11, 2022

   After years of success, the Mountie pep band has become very well known. Bryan Mangiavellano, the band teacher at the high school, is the lead director of this compact ensemble.    This group...

OVERTIME: Varsity athletes battle in-season injuries

OVERTIME: Varsity athletes battle in-season injuries

Mason Schroeder, Sports Editor February 10, 2022

     Injuries in sports are inevitable, ranging from rug burns, blisters, sore legs, sprained ankles, bumps, and bruises. With athletes' bodies constantly going through many movements and changes, playing...

Overcome with competitive joy, Junior Adam Haselius defeats division team Pennfield.

Junior wrestler finds success, looks to the future

Noah Banner, Web Journalist February 1, 2022

   Many athletes find a particular sport that they enjoy and continue beyond their childhood. Junior Adam Haselius found a sport that he loves, and it is beginning to benefit him immensely.    Haselius,...

OVERTIME: More students needed to improve spirit of student section

OVERTIME: More students needed to improve spirit of student section

Mason Schroeder, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

   The "Win Now" mentality is what the Northwest student section needs to have. Supportive, cheering, and encouraging are attributes that each student should bring to every game.    For the past...

Coach Parker instructing his team in a basketball gave against Battle Creek Harper Creek

New coach, new team, new beginning

Mason Schroeder, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

   A new coach is at the helm of Northwest’s Freshman basketball team, Coach Michael Parker. A graduate of Jackson High School found a new home here in the Mountie Nation, and with being the new coach...

Varsity tennis team celebrates a huge tournament win in Coldwater.

Fall Sports Rewind

Mason Schroeder, Sport's Editor December 14, 2021

   With the fall sports season over, let's look back on all of the achievements and accomplishments, as well as future expectations. Five different sports were played during the fall, including boys'...

Jackson United Hockey team standing for team introductions, before the start of a game.

Hockey team of 517

Mason Schroeder, Sports Editor December 10, 2021

   Although it is not unknown that Northwest High School has a hockey team, many do not know it is formed by combining numerous schools in the area.     Juniors Carson Lacinski and Easton Neitzke...

Junior Lonnie Robinson demonstrates movement in his legs after months of recovering from a rare syndrome.

Journey to recovery

Meris Lacinski, Feature Editor December 7, 2021

   When the doctor walked in to share the diagnosis, Junior Lonnie Robinson first thought, “Will I ever play sports again.”     Robinson was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome in July...

Junior JR Morrow honoring his Papa, who battled and beat cancer.

Real Men Wear Pink

Noah Banner, Journalist December 2, 2021

   Every year athletes on a team have a day when they are handed their jerseys. Usually, these jerseys have just the team's name, but for the football team, one special jersey has someone else's name....

Northwest Equestrian team during opening ceremony at states, in Midland, MI. Team includes (left or right) Kaitlynn Sommer, Skylar Tucker, Coach Dave Cox, Rachel Keeler, Ava Conner

Equestrian team rides to a successful season

Leo Moten, Web Journalist December 1, 2021

   Many students at the high school are unaware of the Northwest Equestrian Team and what they do. The Equestrian team has been riding through their success, which includes regional and state competitions....

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