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Boys gymnastics team places third at state

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

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T he boys gymnastics team watches at the sectional meet as their teammate, senior Cameron Hardegree, performs on parallel bars, erupting into excited cheers and applause as he lands a double back tuck dismount. Hardegree finished ...

2018-2019 year by the numbers

Sophie Sperber, Opinions Editor

May 23, 2019

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Give our indoor track team the recognition we deserve

Sarah Sandlow, Haley Sandlow, News Editor, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

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After weeks of demanding practices beginning in January, our 2019 indoor track season came to a triumphant end when the JV team won the conference meet and the varsity team earned second place. The emotion that followed was unmatched: freshmen were ecstatic, seniors cried tears of joy. Weeks later, a similar degr...

Division I Athletes

May 23, 2019

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Freshman assists in varsity volleyball

Joey Harris, Executive Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

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The stands were filled, sneakers were squeaking and Glenbrook North was leading 23-20 in the first set of a crosstown rivalry match against Glenbrook South. The ball was flying back and forth between the two teams when a GBS outside spiked the ball at freshman Paul Wyszynski, who...

Purdy makes waves at state

Peter Bazianos, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

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He is Glenbrook North’s only boys swimming state champion in two events, the holder of four individual school records and a member of two school record-breaking relay teams, but senior Ryan Purdy is not done yet. In November 2018, Purdy signed his letter of i...

Skating team makes strides in Italy

Sarah Boeke, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

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Since she began her skating career 11 years ago, senior Caroline Clesen has dreamt of skating for Team USA. Dreams turned to reality when Clesen boarded a plane to Milan, Italy with her teammates to compete at the Spring Cup, the team’s first international competition. Clesen...

Girls lacrosse attacks competition with few varsity returners

Megan Fahrney, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

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With just seconds left in the first half, trailing by five points, the Glenbrook North girls lacrosse team has possession of the ball in front of Stevenson’s net. Sophomore Mia Fusco receives a pass at the Patriots’ goal. Eyeing the net, Fusco cradles the ball...

Policy, cost dictates athletic trips

Matthew Chupack and Jonathan Lidskin, Features Editor and Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

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While scrolling through his Twitter feed, senior Spencer Testa saw a tweet that finally confirmed a months-long rumor. The baseball team was traveling to Disney World in Orlando for a baseball tournament during spring break. ...

Boys hockey skates toward state

Jonathan Lidskin, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

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It was the final minutes in the third period of the Ho Ho Tournament championship game and Glenbrook North led top ranked New Trier Green 2-1. The two teams faced off in the Spartans’ zone. A turnover by New Trier Green allowed senior David Wilcox to collect the puck and skate down the...

Winter sports seasons in review

Sophie Sperber and Alexandra Chertok, Opinions Editor and Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

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The 2018-2019 winter sports season has seen winning records, state qualifiers and conference champions. Below are a few moments and statistics from each of Glenbrook North’s teams. Boys Basketball: At a game against Vernon Hill...

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