Swimmers compete at Sectionals

Swimmers compete at Sectionals

Katie Santa, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018


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Four swimmers at Grayslake North qualified for Sectionals for boys swimming. Sectionals is the swimming event before State. Sophomore Gabe Beutel qualified for Sectionals in the 400 yard IM and 200 yard backstroke. He placed fifth in the 200 IM. Beutel has been swimming for Blue Devil Swim Club for...

Hoops for Hope raises money for 12 Oaks Foundation

Abby Hamelton, Online Editor

March 21, 2018


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The 12 Oaks Foundation was founded in 2010, by Julie and Steve Hupp, parents of Matt Hupp, the year after their son, Matt, died of cancer. Hoops for Hope was started by Steve in honor of his son’s love for the sport and is now one of the main fundraisers for the foundation. They created this event...

Special Olympics team places fourth at State

Special Olympics team places fourth at State

Morgan Buckley, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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The Special Olympics basketball team finished fourth at State after winning first in the qualifying tournament. “State is the same as any other tournament. There was a winning bracket and a consolation bracket. There were other activities for the athletes as well, food, laser tag, bags, volleyball...

Girls basketball finishes season strong

Miranda Rogina, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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The girls basketball team worked together to have a fun and successful season this year. “Our team was able to learn how work well with one another as the season progressed, and we grew to work together as a unit,” said senior Sarah Rauch. Even through some of the toughest games, the team kept...

Boys basketball works hard throughout season

Morgan Buckley, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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Boys basketball finished the season with a record of 13-15. “I’m not sure that I have coached a team that improved more in the second half of a season than this year’s team, which is a credit to how our kids refused to quit at any point in time,” said varsity coach Todd Grunloh. “We were down...

The Big Game brings school together

The Big Game brings school together

Michelle Jimenez, Features Editor

March 20, 2018


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North hosted the annual Big Game against the Wauconda Bulldogs in the fieldhouse as part of an all school assembly on March 9, 2018. “[What we did to prepare] was we’ve been practicing since October, and the students have participated in games and tournaments along the way. The athletes also got...

The wrestling team competes at State

The wrestling team competes at State

Evan Garrett, Editor

February 23, 2018


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Three North wrestlers qualified for the IHSA State Tournament held at the University of Illinois. Although none placed, the trio prepared heavily throughout the season to make it to Champaign for the finale. “My teammates motivate me the most. Having them next to me, cheering me on each match helped ...

Girls varsity basketball season comes to an end at regionals

Gracie Schultz, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


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The varsity girls basketball team had regionals, with a win on Mondays game against Deerfeild and a loss on the Wednesday game against Lake Forest High School.   “Regionals are important because it gives us another opportunity to prove something to other teams. Especially not having a winning reco...

Varsity boys basketball say goodbye to seniors

Varsity boys basketball say goodbye to seniors

Abby Hamelton, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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The varsity boys basketball team had senior night to honor the six seniors and their basketball careers at Grayslake North. To celebrate, they had posters made and their names were announced before the game started. “Basketball my senior year was a lot of fun. Meeting new people and everything abo...

Dance wraps up competition season

Ellie McShane, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


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After winter break, while most students at North were reluctant to get back into the swing of things, the dance team was in the midst of their competition season, cleaning their jazz and lyrical routines to prepare for Sectionals on January 20. “We [have been] working on our overall technique and show...

Work ethic pays off for boys basketball

Gracie Schultz, Features Editor

February 7, 2018


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The art of teamwork is not something new the varsity boys basketball team. Their work ethic in the team is continuing to pay off. “Their dedication and work ethic [is important]. This year we also have a very unselfish group, and it is great to see kids make personal sacrifices for the good of the...

Girls basketball prepares for Regional games

Girls basketball prepares for Regional games

Jennifer Lopez, Features Editor

February 7, 2018


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As the girls basketball season comes to a close, the coaches and team focus on the upcoming Regional games. “The season is going pretty well. We have played really well at times this year and are currently 7-4 in conference games,” said head coach Robert Nicoletti. As the basketball season and...

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