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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Tigers back heel into new season

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018


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Boys’ soccer season has once again begun, but this start to the season has in a more positive upward direction for the Tigers than last year. Beginning the season on the road, the Tigers were quickly tested during an opening game against Geneva where the Tiger came out with the win 1-0. It was a...

HENNESSEY WINS STATE

Preston Zbroszcyk, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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North witnessed history when undefeated and number one ranked wrestler in the state senior Matt Hennessey captured the allusive state title he has worked for since middle school. “[This achievement] fulfilled my promise to myself, family and school. To win it feels pretty good,” Hennessey said. This...

Boys’ baseball swings into action

Preston Zbroszcyk, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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Another baseball season for the Tigers gets ready to begin with the same high expectations it does every year with a run to state. After last year’s disappointing semifinal loss to Neuqua Valley, the meeting between the two on April 27 is a game North will have circled on its calendar. Coach John...

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