Torch

Swim team embraces change

Megan Fahrney, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018

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In the first week of September, senior Ryan Purdy was shocked to learn Kirk Ziemke, former head boys varsity swim coach, had resigned. His teammates began to panic, some questioning whether or not they would continue to swim for the team. Ryan, along with some other swimmers, called ...

Spartan athletes’ regimens, routines and rituals

Jonathan Lidskin, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018

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Siblings tackle Israeli self-defense

Maddie Harris, Features Editor

December 7, 2018

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Walking into the five-day training to become a certified Krav Maga instructor, senior Katie Suarez felt confident in her technique. She had to train each day for about seven to 10 hours, perfecting skills in order to teach each movement correctly to students. “It was...

I’ll pass on P.E.

Haley Sandlow, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

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It was freshman year, the day of my gymnastics meet. I quickly stretched my legs and bounced from foot to foot, jittery, my body buzzing with adrenaline. The gymnastics meet? Oh, that wasn’t until after school. At that moment, it was f...

Cheers, jeers and tears

Sonia Zaacks, Executive Features Editor

November 2, 2018

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My jaw dropped in disbelief as Serena Williams, one of the greatest female athletes of all time, smashed her racquet on the ground during the finals of the U.S. Open. My eyes remained fixated on the screen as Williams received a point penalty and proceeded to call the umpir...

Number of available certified referees declines

Micha Gachpar and Jonathan Lidskin, Features Editor and Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

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After 41 years working as an official for athletic events, IHSA referee Bill Orris has learned that handling emotional fans and coaches is a part of the job. Quieting angry coaches and containing parents’ profanity as they see controversial calls are problems experie...

CDC cracks down on concussions

Ellie Pazol, Features Editor

November 2, 2018

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As her head collided with a teammate’s at swim    practice, junior Alexandra Gehrs’s vision went black. She had been cruising through the lane and was nearing the end of her set when she hit what she had thought was the wall. She began to feel dizzy and hopped out of ...

Torch challenge: jumping into cheerleading

Anya Eydelman, Editor-at-Large

November 2, 2018

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I would not call myself athletic. Yes, I can run a certain distance without getting too tired or if no one is in my way, I can evenkicka soccer ball into a goal. While I struggle to keep up in sports, my sister, sophomore Ilana Eydelman, has always excelled. Growing up, my parents made one m...

Coach races to Chicago Marathon

Joey Harris, Executive Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

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She runs four or five miles before school and four or five miles after, many of which are run alongside her athletes on the varsity girls cross country team during practice. For Lori Gonzalez, assistant girls cross country coach, this is not a punishment or a chore, this ...

Junior serves in volleyball success

Megan Fahrney, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Students sprung from their seats on the crowded bleachers and erupted into applause. They then hushed to a sudden silence in anticipation of the next serve. The second set of the Glenbrook North girls varsity volleyball team’s...

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