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Boys’ track sprints toward history

Boys’ track sprints toward history

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys’ track and field season has started coming off their best track season in school history, looking to add on and top that performance will be of focus for the tigers. “We had 15 all-conference athletes and won the strongest conference in the state,” head coach Anthony Holler said. “Success...

Stomping, clapping for stepping

Stomping, clapping for stepping

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Stepping or step-dancing was introduced to North this year as something new to bring to the school. It is a percussive dance where the participant uses entire body as an instrument to produce complex rhymes and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand clap. It can be performed by an...

Starting off on right track

Starting off on right track

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


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This season holds great promise and potential as girls’ track finds themselves three meets into the season. They finished first place in their first two meets and still have plenty more to come in the following months. Coach Tammy Gummerson, who is both the girls’ cross country and track coach,...

Boys’ basketball shoots for strong season

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019


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The basketball season for the North varsity Tigers began with high optimism to win the SPC conference title and put it back in their hands for the first time since the 2014-15 season. “When healthy and playing together, we can play with anyone in our sectional,” coach Robert Krahulik said. The...

Competitive cheer flies high

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

Girls’ competitive cheer started its season with high determination and a dedication to strive and compete. Winter cheer is different from the football season with statewide competitions that require focus and commitment. “This team has a whole new level of motivation and drive, which plays into...

North wrestlers break their opponents for win

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019


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In the wake of an incredible last season, mostly due to graduate Matt Hennessey’s state title run, wrestling has been burdened with high expectations. In comparison, the team is much younger overall, and they have become familiar to life without Hennessey. “We are a super young team this year,”...

Tiger enthusiasm dribbles onto court

Tiger enthusiasm dribbles onto court

Tommy Tracey, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Entering this season with more youth and scoring options than last year, there is plenty of optimism concerning Tigers girls’ varsity basketball. Senior Olie Cantu reflected Head Coach Reggie Lemon’s ideology on the team’s current situation. “This year’s team is a lot younger and smaller,”...

Dancers turn toward new season

Dancers turn toward new season

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Competitive dance has stepped up their preparation and have a significantly changed roster for this season. Head coach Callie Gliwa is new this year and is looking forward to her first season. She noted the passion that she sees with this year’s group. “I would say one big change that I’ve...

Tigers back-to-back in conference

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys’ golf swings into the new season looking to match the same results from last year. Trying for a different approach to this season, coach Michael Kniep did not lean on one leader, but instead to an overall leadership and responsibility throughout all his 10 players. “We will not have captains...

Racing for return to state

Racing for return to state

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Girls’ cross country is on the verge of greatness and is looking to qualify for the state meet for a third consecutive season. Head coach Tammy Gummerson believes that ending the season well is most important. “[We] are hoping to win the regional this year and qualify [for] state for the third...

Tigers eyeing second half of season

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under New, Showcase, Sports

With a 1-1 record to start the year and 7 games left in front of them, North varsity football is still optimistic about the rest of the season. In the first matchup of the new season, the North Tigers took on the Joliet West Tigers at home. The North Tigers finished last season with an 8-3 record...

Future cheerleaders practice

Tommy Tracey, Sports Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

This year’s North cheer camp was held from Sept. 11 to 13 and included a performance at halftime of the football game on Sept. 14. “The participants get the feel of what high school cheerleading really is,” senior Nia Salcedo said. “[It] can help them decide if they want to tryout for the...

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