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Loy Norrix soccer girls prepare for the upcoming season

Victoria Hoppe, the author of this article, using her soccer skills on the field.  Hoppe must work out to maintain her game.

Victoria Hoppe, Guest Writer

March 28, 2020

Loy Norrix soccer players workout and train for their upcoming season by playing indoor soccer, as well as training daily at school. Female student athletes have the opportunity to prepare themselves to have a good tryout when soccer season comes into full swing. Members of the Loy Norrix women’s soccer t...

Boys & Girls Club teens face off in a competitive basketball showcase

Senior from Kalamazoo Central Jakeise Gardner puts on a show and puts shock in the eyes of the fans of the Adrian Boys & Girls Club. Teammate, Sophomore at Kalamazoo Central Jamare Sims, sets a screen to open up Gardner for a wide open mid-range jumper.

Damarion Johnson, Guest Writer

March 11, 2020

On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo’s Lake Street unit took a trip to a memorable basketball game against the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee in Adrian, Michigan. There hasn’t been any time when Lake Street has gone up against another club outside of their c...

Comeback over setback: Loy Norrix women’s JV basketball wins against Grand Rapids Union High School

Junior varsity and sophomore Vicky McGowan dribbles around her opponent in an attempt to score a basket. McGowan scored a total of eight points in the game against Grand Rapids Union high school.

Hannah Locke, Guest Writer

February 27, 2020

On February 4, at Loy Norrix High School, the Loy Norrix women’s junior varsity basketball team went up against Grand Rapids Union High School's JV team. After a grueling first half, the team was only down by two with a score of 17 points to Grand Rapids’ 19. However the girls managed to comeback a...

Men’s swimming & diving team beats Coldwater 127-55

Freshman Keng Wee swims the 500 freestyle in a meet against Coldwater. Wee got 4th place in his heat and overall

Ellie Haase, Guest Writer

February 26, 2020

The Loy Norrix men’s swim and dive team competed at their home pool on February 6, 2020. The Knight’s defeated Coldwater, 127-55. This meet was special because after the conclusion of diving, head coach Cameron Beauregard gave a speech to appreciate all the parents of the swimmers and divers.  ...

Loy Norrix men’s swim team takes a strong win over Coldwater

Sophomores Andrew VanHouten and Roman Wassink get ready for their 50-yard freestyle. Both VanHouten and Wassink have been swimming varsity at Loy Norrix for two years now.

Samantha Hogan, Guest Writer

February 25, 2020

Water is flying everywhere, arms and legs are flailing and every person on the pool deck is cheering as loud as possible for the swimmers in the last event of the day.   The Loy Norrix mens swim and dive team swam at home against Coldwater on Thursday February 6, putting up a strong fight. With a fi...

All in for the win: Sophomore talks about her time playing volleyball

Freshman Bianca Hobson plays in a Volleyball game for her school team. She has trained hard for her games and gave up two other sports to focus on Volleyball.

Lucy Heystek, Guest Writer

February 21, 2020

Sophomore Bianca Hobson steps onto the court, she feels anxious but excited, she sees her competitors on the other team and hears the audience cheering, she tastes the sweat sliding down her face and smells the leather material used to make the volleyball.  Bianca Hobson used to play basketball and ru...

Freshman Hannah Locke opens up on her experience as a student athlete

Goalie, Hannah Locke, kicks the soccer ball out from the net. Hannah played a big role during a big away-match.

Adeline Turner, Guest Writer

February 18, 2020

Sports: a way to socialize and make friends, an outlet for stress teenagers across the country are feeling, and a way to work exercise into your schedule. However, sports aren’t all fun and games, they become more demanding as student athletes face numerous challenges presented by their hobby.  ...

The death of a legend: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash

Victoria McGowan playing in the Junior Varsity basketball game on Tuesday. McGowan looked up to both Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

Clara Moss, Social Media Team

February 7, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, the 41 year old retired basketball player Kobe Bryant passed away along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna, also known as Gigi, in a helicopter crash that killed nine people. The helicopter went down in Calabasas, California, and was on the way to Gianna’s basketball game. Along...

Loy Norrix vs. Kalamazoo Central basketball game location being changed

Senior Quincy Ellis shoots a three point shot. Ellis did not make the shot.

Yasmin Mosqueda, Assistant Photo Editor

January 10, 2020

With the basketball season approaching, the game almost everyone looks forward to is the rivalry game: Loy Norrix vs. Kalamazoo Central.  Many might not know, but this year the location of the game will be different than past years. For many years the Kalamazoo rival schools Loy Norrix and Kalam...

How a student reaches great heights while rock climbing

Sophomore Tanner Klute enjoys rock climbing in his free time, citing the challenge and workout as one of the main reasons for why he enjoys the sport.

Jack Warmelink, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

“It’s a fun way to work out,” said sophomore Tanner Klute about rock climbing. Rock climbing is something Klute has been doing since the start of the year.  “[It can be] super scary in the beginning but it gets better the more you do it,” Klute said.  Klute goes to Climb Kalamazoo ...

Loy Norrix cross country closes the season on a positive note

From left to right, junior Keegan Hughes, seniors Ella Schnell and Jozef Meyers, sophomores Lillian Daniels and Gavin Rozanc, and junior Kinsey Skjold pose for a photo after receiving their awards at the cross country awards ceremony. Hughes and Skjold received the sportsmanship award, Meyers and Schnell won the MVP award, and Daniels and Rozanc won the most improved award. Photo Credit / Colin Carnell

Colin Carnell, Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

Since summer practices started on June 17, the cross country season drew to a close on November 2 for Loy Norrix High School (LNHS). Thursday, November 7, the team had an end of season banquet and award ceremony in the LNHS cafeteria. "I would like to be better than this season, I want to keep impr...

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