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Boys’ swimming dominates conference

Boys’ swimming dominates conference

Ireland Shelton, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2020

Reigning Southwest Prairie Conference Champions, North boys’ swim and dive is ready for another season to keep their title. The team has won three invitationals so far  including the York invite. “This season our team is looking the best I’ve ever seen it,” senior Joe Jamo said. “We...

Cheer jumps into Season

Cheer jumps into Season

Cody Marsall, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Competitive cheer flips into action as they wrap up their season. Although cheer is year-round, the competitive season lasts all winter allowing the girls to showcase their talents and skills to judges. “On the sidelines it's more laid back and we are cheering for a team, but during competitions...

Badminton rallies through season

Badminton rallies through season

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

North’s badminton season is under way. The Tigers hope they can get a quad team to the state qualifiers for the first time in school history. Senior Julia De Guzman reflected on her badminton career. “As a senior, my goal was to focus on improving myself and also motivating the younger levels to...

Tigers look to capture conference

Tigers look to capture conference

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

Off to a 13-3 start and beginning the season with a 10-0 record, boys’ volleyball has done nothing but impress. Senior captain Teddy Butler has been with the team for four years and was nominated as a captain for his continued commitment to the team. “Most of our team was here last season, and...

Boys’ baseball swings for state

Boys’ baseball swings for state

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

North baseball began the 2019 season hoping to make history with back to back state wins. The Tigers look to build off of last season’s success with the 12 returning athletes to try and repeat as state champions. “We got hot last year at the perfect time,” senior catcher Greg Budig said. “All...

Girls’ softball looking for state return

Girls’ softball looking for state return

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

Fresh off their best year in team history and a state championship appearance, girls’ softball is positioned to repeat last year’s success. They still have many of the players that they had last year during their long playoff run to state. Head coach Ben Hewett commented on the present state of...

Girls’ soccer ready to kick into gear

Girls’ soccer ready to kick into gear

Cassidy Sutton, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Girls’ soccer returns with the goal to remain conference champions. Last season they won 15 games, but after losing 10 seniors, the team is working on rebuilding. “We set two major goals this season which are to continue the tradition of conference champions and win a regional,” varsity coach...

Boys’ track sprints toward history

Boys’ track sprints toward history

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...