The Moxie Mountie

Varsity girls basketball advances to regional finals

Lexie Khon, Sports editor

March 9, 2016


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The Varsity Girls Basketball team took home another win Tuesday, Mar. 8 to move on to the regional finals and improve their record to 22-2. The Mounties defeated Kalamazoo Central 57-59 after coming back from a ten point deficit in the third quarter. A player from Kalamazoo Central was ejected from...

Girls basketball wins district championship

Girls basketball wins district championship

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2016


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The Varsity Girls Basketball team took home another district championship for the second year in a row Friday, Mar. 4. The Mounties beat Mason 36-34 on a buzzer beater by senior Lexie Khon. They will face Kalamazoo Central in a regional semi-final match up at Mason High School at 7:30 p.m Tuesday, Mar.8.

Striking spot in state bowling tournament

Myranda Dillay, Photographer

March 1, 2016


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February 26 and  27, the boys and girls Varsity bowling teams took the floor at Continental Lanes in Kalamazoo. Friday morning they competed as teams, then Saturday morning was the individual meet for the bowlers. With a total score of 1,128 senior Kelsey Thomas took ninth place individually and...

Senior signs to run track at collegiate level

Senior signs to run track at collegiate level

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2016


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Senior Tyriah Pryor signed to run track for Indiana Institution of Technology on Friday, Feb. 5. Her scholarship is a partial as of now, but may increase if she improves her running time in the spring. She will be attending in the fall of 2016.

Annual pink game brings awareness

Annual pink game brings awareness

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-chief

February 4, 2016


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The annual breast cancer awareness "shoot for a cure" basketball games will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, during both the Varsity girls and boys games. The games will be against Lumen Christi. The girls' game will begin at 6 p.m. and the boys' game will follow at 7:30 p.m. The team will be dressed in pink...

Mountie Mentors

Mountie Mentors

Myranda Dillay, Photographer

February 2, 2016


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Being led into the season by Northwest alumni, the bowling team is learning from not only experience but from people that understand their school system. Bowling became a high school sport in the Jackson Community 15 years ago. Gerry Lobdell was the first coach for Northwest. “The bowling program...

Working to improve

Lexie Khon, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016


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Each second wasted, every minute spent sitting on the couch is another minute that someone else is improving. Yet, there are so many high school athletes who are content with this, and in turn they are content with being mediocre. It is very easy as an athlete in high school to just pass the four years...

Athlete breaks 1,000 career points

Athlete breaks 1,000 career points

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016


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The Varsity Girls Basketball team dominated the Stockbridge Panthers with a 40 point lead in their game on Tuesday Jan. 26. During the third quarter, senior Lexie Khon achieved a total of 1,001 points for her high school career. She is the fourth player in Northwest history to score 1,000 career points.   Link...

Athlete trains to compete at collegiate level

Athlete trains to compete at collegiate level

Maddie Perrin, Video Editor

January 26, 2016


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   Track is a sport that is often paired with other sports. Senior Tyriah Pryor pairs track with basketball and volleyball. Although Pryor participates in these three sports, track is most likely the sport she will pursue in college as it has become a passion of hers.      For an athlete to be a...

Running club conditions off-season athlete

Running club conditions off-season athlete

Maddie Swope, Web Journalist

January 20, 2016


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Running Club, a program currently in its third year, offers off season athletes a chance to condition for upcoming spring sports. Each year the club begins in November, but students who want to participate are welcome to join any time. Senior Devon Walsh has been in running club since it was established...

Senior basketball player breaks former record

Senior basketball player breaks former record

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-chief

December 4, 2015


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Without even knowing it, senior Lexie Khon broke the Northwest High School girls’ basketball all-time rebound record that was held by Kim Weinberg since 1980. During the game against Grass Lake on Dec. 1, Khon had 16 rebounds putting her at 650 so far, beating the previous record by six.  Khon...

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