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Jacob Swartz participating in a student-lead cheer during Cancer Awareness football game.

Plan to improve school spirit proves successful

Emma Flynn, Feature Editor November 1, 2022

   From silence to cheers, our school’s school spirit has been a concerning issue these past couple of years. With the return of Superfans, the intent is to increase involvement at school events.     Superfans...

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'...

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....

Winter sports begin preparation for new season

Winter sports begin preparation for new season

Mason Schroeder, Sport's Editor November 29, 2021

As the beginning of the winter season starts, sports players from basketball, bowling, hockey, cheer, and gymnastics make preparations. Boy’s basketball tryouts started the week of Nov. 15, as well...

Board approves replacing old tennis courts

Board approves replacing ‘old’ tennis courts

Noah Banner, Web Journalist November 12, 2021

  After sprained ankles, lost home matches, and countless frustrations, the Northwest tennis teams (boys and girls) will finally be able to play home games.    With the Board of Education's approval...

Senior Michaela Taylor

‘Last woman standing’

Genna Barner , Centerspread Editor January 7, 2015

From about 40 girls in the class of 2015 who played basketball together from elementary through middle school, senior Michaela Taylor is the only one still playing the game. As a child, basketball was...

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