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Sprinters prepare to begin their event on the starting line of the Loy Norrix track.

High school track and field athletes prepare to face the challenges of competing in college

Miya Timmer and Carter Pickett May 30, 2023

The smell of popcorn fills your nose as you hear the pop of the starter pistol. Runners sprint by fast enough that you’d miss them if you blinked.  Across the field, you see a glimpse of a pole vaulter...

Kalamazoo United lacrosse teams explain the financial struggles of being labeled a ‘club’ team

Sophia Ciokajlo, Photo Editor May 29, 2023

As spring sports season began, many teams spent time prepping for the season by conditioning, but for club teams such as Kalamazoo United (KU), decisions about funding dominated the preseason. The...

Senior Trevor Watts doing long jump, placing 2nd overall.

Loy Norrix hosts its 36th annual Don Lukens track meet

Gracie Goschke and Naysa Quinones May 15, 2023

“The competition-level is my favorite part. It is highly competitive, and you have to be a very strong track and field athlete to win your event,” said Loy Norrix athletic director Andrew Laboe.  The...

UCONN mens basketball team proudly holding up the trophy after shocking the world. On April 3rd in Houston, at the NRG stadium UCONN defeated San Diego State, completing their miracle run in the yearly “March Madness” tournament.

One of the craziest seasons of March Madness in the recent decades leaves UCONN at the top of the throne

Cavan Helms, Sports Editor May 11, 2023

March Madness, the NCAA Division I basketball tournament, commenced on Mar. 14 and it ended with the final game on Apr. 3, but it’s what happened in between these two dates that has left many American...

Madeline Chappa scores a goal against Kalamazoo Central, making the score 2-0. The team comes together to celebrate the lead.

Loy Norrix women’s soccer upholds their 13 year win streak over rival Kalamazoo Central

Naysa Quinones, Sports Editor April 27, 2023

It’s been 13 years since the Giants have conquered the mighty Knights on the soccer field.  On Wednesday, Apr. 19th, the Loy Norrix women's soccer team defeated  their crosstown rivals, the Kalamazoo...

Loy Norrix bowling team shows off their medals following their conference win at Continental Lanes, on February 18th.

Loy Norrix Men’s Bowling team are crowned conference champions with an unbeaten record

Zach Eldred and Cavan Helms April 20, 2023

With the loud roar of the crowd and enough artificial lighting to render the sun completely useless, Loy Norrix’s finest bowlers must find enough peace to concentrate on the last ten pins glaring down...

Sophomore Jason Rocco tries to create space for an open shot against Mattawan high school.

How student athletes balance their work load with their sport

Samuel Schnell, Guest Writer March 23, 2023

Millions of students each year participate in a school sport. This commitment can take up free time causing students to not have time for schoolwork or other things they need to get done. Many student...

Sophomore Edwin Ciokajlo returns a tennis ball to his opponent. Ciokajlo is a three sport athlete who experiences the struggles of keeping his grades up while in season.

School sports help athletes get higher grades

Brody Adalbert, Guest Writer March 14, 2023

Being a student athlete is tough. Wake up around 6:00 a.m., go to school and wait for the first bell at 7:33. Work hard in school until the 2:20 p.m. bell, go to practice or a game, go home and do homework....

Freshman Jesus Banuelos works on assignment in English Class. When he gets home
he balances playing sports and watching sports.

Freshman share their favorite sports teams

Aiden Verbrigghe, Guest Writer January 6, 2023

It’s Sunday morning and your favorite team is getting ready to play. You flip through the channels to find the game so you can relax for an hour or two. This is a weekly tradition for millions around...

Argentinas captain Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy after beating France on Penalties to be crowned world champions

The complete World Cup review as Argentina are crowned world champions

Zach Eldred, Sports Team December 23, 2022

Every four years thirty-two of the world's top nations compete against each other for the title of soccer world champions during the FIFA World Cup. This global spectacle is watched by fans all around...

Local skateboarder speaks on conquering fear

Local skateboarder speaks on conquering fear

Huck Reynolds, Assistant Social Media Editor December 23, 2022

Imagine you’ve been digging up the courage to ask your friend on a date. You know what you want, you’re just afraid of being vulnerable and possibly getting your feelings hurt. Say you muster up...

WMU Men’s Soccer tops off historical season with a trip to Portland to play in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen

WMU Men’s Soccer tops off historical season with a trip to Portland to play in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Cavan Helms, Sports Editor December 22, 2022

Western Michigan Men’s Soccer just had one of their most successful seasons in the program's history. With their defense ranked number one in the nation, they ended up with a 16-2-2 winning record. Sixteen...

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