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Sophomore Keith Cyracus launches off the board during the long jump event at the First to the Finish invite. Photo courtesy of Tony Holler

Boys track sprints to success

Alexandra Eydenberg , Online Editor March 17, 2023

North’s boys track team is off to a strong start to the 2022-2023 season during meets at both University of Illinois and North Central College. Kicking off his season, junior Owen Stahl had impressive...

Girls basketball shoots for top spot

Girls basketball shoots for top spot

Dylan Budd, Sports Editor February 14, 2023

North’s girl’s varsity basketball team defeated the Romeoville Spartans at home 68-63 on Jan. 13. The win gave the team a 14-8 record and maintained their first-place spot in the conference.  Led...

Senior swimmer Ian Mallari signs with the University of Maine on Feb. 1. Photo by Dylan Budd

Recruitment ins and outs

Alex Barlog, Staff Reporter February 14, 2023

Senior John St. Clair has always wanted to play baseball, and he’s now given that opportunity thanks to the recruitment process. Little did he know how lengthy this process was. Many high school athletes...

Senior guard  Lexi Salazar passed 1,000 points in her career, becoming the third player  to do so in program history.

Salazar achieves rare air

Dylan Budd, Sports Writer January 27, 2023

North’s girl’s varsity basketball team defeated the Romeoville Spartans at home 68-63 on Jan. 13. The win gave the team a 14-8 record and maintained their first-place spot in the conference.  Led...

Sophomore Emily Semrau (left) shakes hands with opponent before taking the win in the 135 weight category against Joliet Central on Nov. 22.

Season starts with takedown

Dylan Budd, Sports Editor January 20, 2023

Girl’s wrestling is the newest IHSA-sanctioned sport offered at North. Though a co-ed wrestling team has existed since North opened in 2005, this is the first year the girls have a dedicated team. The...

Max Newman shows off his gymnastics skills before a game.

Newman flips for gymnastics

Alex Barlog, Sports Writer January 20, 2023

The stadium's lights brighten, and the crowd roars as the gymnast flips across the track, becoming louder as he picks up speed and  the act crescendos to its finish.    Senior Max Newman is North's...

Senior guard Demir Ashiru (right) defends an Oswego player during North’s 65-59 win over the Panthers on Dec 2.

Tigers defeat Panthers in home opener

Dylan Budd, Sports Editor January 20, 2023

The Tigers' boy’s basketball team defeated the Oswego Panthers 65-59 in their first home game of the season on Dec. 2.  Although Oswego won the opening tip-off, junior forward Jeffrey Fleming scored...

Senior forward Cooper Allen holds the school record for most career goals

Soccer loss doesn’t dim playoff chances

Dylan Budd, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

The North boy’s soccer team met the Romeoville Spartans at Tiger Stadium on Oct. 4, but couldn’t prevail with a final score of 1-0. Though the tally suggests otherwise, the contest featured strong...

Fast take: Cayden Amico

Fast take: Cayden Amico

PROWLER STAFF November 9, 2022

What has wrestling taught you? Wrestling has taught me how to push myself for the things I care about Whether it has to do with wrestling or not. We all have goals in life; it's up to you if you want...

North sophomore wing CJ Rybka scans the defense during the Predators’ win over the Huskies.

Predators slap Naperville North

Sophia Woods, Feature Editor November 9, 2022

The four-school Plainfield Predators won 7-2 over the Naperville North Huskies on Oct. 2.  Two minutes and 32 seconds into the game South junior Mateo Campasano, with an assist by Central sophomore...

Senior running back John St. Clair fights for extra yardage on a 23-yard run, a highlight from North’s 19-9 win over Naperville Central on Sept. 2.

Tiger football starts undefeated

Dylan Budd, Sports Writer October 20, 2022

The Tigers football team defeated the Naperville Central Redhawks 19-9 in their home opener on Sept. 2, but not without some late-game drama.  Both teams came out struggling, as the first half ended...

Senior Christina Petkus (right) tips the ball to continue a Tiger rally against Wheaton North on Aug. 23.

Girl’s volleyball serves up win in home opener

Dylan Budd, Sports Editor September 30, 2022

Girls’ varsity volleyball head coach Matt Slechta grinned from the sideline after his team beat the Wheaton North Falcons in three games during the Tigers’ home opener on Aug. 23. Junior Cassidy...

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