Athletes come back from injuries

Isaiah McIntyre, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018

Student athletes seem to struggle with playing sports and maintaining good grades during the season, but an even bigger struggle that most athletes go through are injuries, especially if they play physical sports like football or hockey. Junior Logan Williams has been playing football for six...

Girls soccer prepares for Regionals

Ellie McShane, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018

While students and staff are preparing for the end of the school year, the girls varsity soccer team is in the midst of their season, working daily to prepare for games. “We normally practice every weekday that we don’t have a game as well as on Saturdays,” said sophomore Emma Hochstein. This...

Boys volleyball works to achieve goals

Erin McBriarty, Executive Editor

May 7, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, the boys volleyball team continues their season with a positive attitude. The team captains, Sage Lawson, Marshal Diep, Nick Anello and Jarod Hesse, are prepared and ready to lead their team to the upcoming games against Lakes on May 8. “My goal is to become a...

Boys tennis looks to advance to Sectionals

Isaiah McIntyre, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018

The boys tennis team is currently 6-4 and just came off a 7-0 victory over North Chicago on May 1. The team is looking to build off of their success from last year as NLCC champions. The team is hoping that some of their players will go to Sectionals. “The year is going well for us, and we beat our...

Competition rises for softball

Competition rises for softball

Evan Garrett, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

With the unpredictable weather of the spring season, the softball team has been struggling to play their scheduled games. Despite this setback, the girls continue putting in hours indoors, including in the weightroom. However, with the weather becoming more manageable, the team has been able to play...

Lacrosse ranks first in Conference

Lacrosse ranks first in Conference

Evan Garrett, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

Lacrosse puts in many hours to practice and prepare themselves for difficult competition spread throughout the course of the spring season. The boys want to continue the reputation of North’s successful lacrosse program and put up tough fights against aggressive teams. “The most difficult part of...

Swimmers compete at Sectionals

Swimmers compete at Sectionals

Katie Santa, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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