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Sophomore Explains Hardships in Playing Hockey

Sophomore Explains Hardships in Playing Hockey

June 17, 2019

By Claire KnudsenThe feeling of excitement and pride swept through Sophomore Samantha Shaffer’s body after winning the state championship and her first year on a girls ice hockey travel team. Samantha Shaffer started playing ice hockey at 13. Shaffer has been playing ice hockey for 3 years, 2 of them being with the ...

Female Athletes and Teams Deserve More Attention

Female Athletes and Teams Deserve More Attention

June 11, 2018

By Alexis Weeden The doors slam shut behind me while, fluorescent lights buzz above. I pull my jacket closer, taking in the empty stands around me. The time for the face off is getting closer and closer. The women's team -- the Aquinas Saints -- is already on the ice warming up, the blades of their ska...

Kalamazoo United Hockey Team Celebrates a Successful Season

Kalamazoo United Hockey Team Celebrates a Successful Season

Bill Bowser

April 24, 2017

The smell of ice, mixed with sweat, colored under the glare of fluorescent lights, a scene any hockey player knows all too well, especially a Kalamazoo United (KU) hockey player. Since its founding in 2000, KU hockey has been primarily associated with its negative records and continuous losing seasons...

Detroit Red Wings Host High School Media Day for Journalism Students

The group of high school journalists pose for a final picture of the day. Photo Credit / Brian Woodworth

Abby Farrer

April 17, 2017

A small room at Joe Louis Arena (The Joe) was filled with journalism students from all over Michigan who came for the annual high school media day. The students waited for the first panelists of Detroit High School Media Day: Justin Rose, WXYZ-TV sports reporter, Michael Caples, Michigan Hockey editor ...

Recap Of The 2016/2017 Loy Norrix Winter Sports Season

Senior Takary Dreams stands at the free-throw line during the basketball game against Kalamazoo Central on Friday, January 20th. Dreams is a former Giant and faced old teammates during the latest matchup of the rival schools. Photo Credit / Michaela Whalen

Maxwell Link

March 29, 2017

Bowling Team “We had a great season. We had a lot of fun. We worked hard and I think we proved we worked hard at the end when we won the conference,” said junior Trevor Morgan, captain of the bowling team.   The bowling team was very successful this year. They won the conference for the first time the school’s histor...

2016's Most Popular Trends at Loy Norrix

2016's Most Popular Trends at Loy Norrix

Erika Wagoner

March 2, 2017

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Kalamazoo United Hockey Looks to Secure First League Championship

Kalamazoo United hockey team celebrates after Captain Jacob Remelius scores a game winning goal with 0.3 seconds left in overtime.  This win extended their win streak to twelve games. Photo Credit / Bailey Handley

Bailey Handley

January 25, 2017

The Kalamazoo United (KU) hockey team is off to a 14-1-1 start this season. They currently sit in second place in the Southwest Michigan High School Hockey League (SWMHSHL). KU is off to their best start in team history and they have proven to all the doubters that they are one of the teams to beat ...

Hockey and Swimming Morning Practices: Dreadful yet Helpful

Senior Jacob Remelius goes to defend against Portage Northern player from scoring. He is successful in getting the puck away from the opposing team. Photo Credit / Erika Wagoner

Erika Wagoner

January 16, 2017

Imagine finally laying down in bed for the night. As exhaustion takes over your body and your body finally relaxes, you get to sleep, but as fast as sleep comes, it goes away. The sound of your alarm wakes you from the deep slumber, and you’ve only gotten five hours of sleep. Still tired, you g...

Sam Ftorek's Rising Career is Changing His Game

Sam Ftorek in the players box coaching the Team. This is his first season as assistant coach. Photo Credit / John Gilroy Photography


March 14, 2016

The Kalamazoo Wings hockey team has been playing hockey since 1974 at Wings Event Center, previously known as Wings Stadium. The team has come a long way since then. In the past five years, they have had over 20 thousand people in attendance (each season spanning between two and three thousand in atte...

Ice Hockey Can Be Tough, But Rewarding

Ice Hockey Can Be Tough, But Rewarding

December 14, 2015

  By John Michael Garcez, guest writer. The chill of the ice. The smell of sweat. The sound of clashing sticks and pucks. The taste of hot dogs and nachos. The sight of a victorious team on ice skates. All of this is part of your average ice hockey game.Wyatt Atkins, a freshman here at Loy Norrix,...

The Red Wings Practice for Future Victories

(Left to Right) Niklas Kronwall, Darren Helm and Brendan Smith all zoned in on coach Mike Babcock.


February 24, 2015

The Day in a Life of a Sports Journalist: Detroit Red Wings host a Statewide Journalist Day


May 15, 2014

Located on 19 Steve Yzerman Dr. Detroit, Michigan, is a building that is sacred to the City of Detroit. It looks across the Detroit River towards Canada. However this isn’t just any old building, it is the Joe Louis Arena. The Joe has seen history made night in and night out. The Red Wings have m...

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