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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 ...

Loy Norrix Needs a Turf Field

Loy Norrix Needs a Turf Field

Olivia Boblet (Grade 12)

June 16, 2019

As high schools around the area are renovating their athletic stadiums and building bigger and better fields, turf is an addition that is seen almost everywhere. For Loy Norrix High School, a synthetic turf field is something we can only dream about. Despite the extreme implementing costs, artificial grass has far m...

Loy Norrix Takes The Win In The Don Lukens Invitational

Loy Norrix Takes The Win In The Don Lukens Invitational

Jaelyn Anderson

May 25, 2019

Don Lukens has been at Loy Norrix for over 30 years and is the biggest invitational that Loy Norrix hosts. Track teams from all over the state come to compete against each other  in this all day meet. Don Lukens starts at 10 in the morning and goes on into the late evening. Everyone looks forward...

Sierra Knight: Switching From Softball to Soccer

Justin Timmerman

May 7, 2019

Tryouts for the 2019 Loy Norrix Women’s Varsity Soccer team were held on March 11th and 12th. These were on the same day as the Women’s Varsity Softball tryouts. Senior Sierra Knight who has been playing softball during her entire high school career decided this time to try out for the varsi...

Women in Sports Ask for Equality

Women in Sports Ask for Equality

Paula Montoro

April 24, 2019

Because of the rain, the soccer field feels different. It smells like wet soil, and water drops are still falling from the sky. After almost three days, the first rays of sunshine reflect on the grass. The temperatures are still low, but not even the weather could stop the women’s soccer team from t...

Drug Use and the Hall of Fame: Athletes Should Be Admitted Despite Drug Enhancement

Drug Use and the Hall of Fame: Athletes Should Be Admitted Despite Drug Enhancement

April 24, 2019

  By Ty Overhiser If you break the law and get caught, your punishment comes swiftly and fairly. Only committing an extremely serious crime will get you condemned for life. Typically if it’s a one time incident, once you have served your time, you are a free man. The same philosophy should be ...

New Competitive Cheer Coach Jumps into Action

New Competitive Cheer Coach  Jumps into Action

Jaelyn Anderson

March 4, 2019

“L-N-H-S! LET’S GO! L-N-H-S!” yells the Loy Norrix cheer team at Kalamazoo Central High School while preparing to take the mat for round one of the cheer SMAC tournament. It’s their first tournament of the season, and the new competitive cheer team finally gets to show off what they’ve been pr...

Diving into a Healthy Lifestyle: The Benefits of Swim

Diving into a Healthy Lifestyle: The Benefits of Swim

Justin Timmerman

February 15, 2019

Swim team members work unbelievably hard with daily morning practices from 6 to 7 A.M, and then again, after school  from 2:45 to 5:15 P.M. Then over winter break, men swimmers have 3 hour practices with 2 hours in the pool and one hour in the weight room, and women swimmers have this same routine i...

Dedicated Loy Norrix Tennis Player Makes it to States

Dedicated Loy Norrix Tennis Player Makes it to States

Justin Timmerman

December 13, 2018

Twenty-three wins, four losses, this year’s record for Loy Norrix’s star tennis player, Reed Crocker shows his abundance of skill and promising future. Crocker had a stellar season, and performed phenomenally at regionals, a tennis tournament where players in the same general area compete with eac...

Colin Kaepernick is the New Face of Nike and the Results are Mixed

Colin Kaepernick is the New Face of Nike and the Results are Mixed

Karli Little

October 13, 2018

It’s a bright Sunday afternoon, a great day for football. The stadium is packed and full of anticipation. The players walk out, and the crowd goes wild. The game is about to start. Traditionally, before any sporting event, the United States National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” is play...

Going for Gold: Loy Norrix Soccer Looks For a Record Breaking Season

Going for Gold: Loy Norrix Soccer Looks For a Record Breaking Season

Nate Goodwin-Kelly

October 5, 2018

The crowd of students cheered as Carter Scheel ran towards the crowd, hyping them up. The sophomore forward had just scored his 4th goal of the season putting Loy Norrix on top of their match with Niles, 2-1. The Knights would go on to defeat Niles 7-1, with 6 different players scoring goals. Games ...

Setting Their Sights: Women’s Varsity Softball Showcases Talent From All Ages

Setting Their Sights: Women’s Varsity Softball Showcases Talent From All Ages

Bonnie Bremer

May 24, 2018

The crowd falls silent as the batter steppes up to plate. Getting into position, her cleats sink further into the dirt as the anticipation builds. The golden sphere is pitched into the air, as she tightens her grip on the bat. Crack! The ball flies across the field. “[Hitting a home run felt like] It...

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