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Training through uncertainty

Dylan Buckner, Sports Editor

June 1, 2020

Ever since freshman Griffin Yoss was in seventh grade, he hoped to play varsity soccer as a sophomore. While watching varsity games, Yoss would look for common mistakes players were making, especially those playing his position, and...

Division I GBN Athletes Class of 2020

Megan Fahrney, Executive Sports Editor

June 1, 2020

Below are responses from six senior athletes who have competed on Glenbrook North sports teams and have scholarships to continue their athletics at the collegiate Division I level next year. Interviews were conducted over the phone a...

Seniors reflect on canceled spring season

Jonathan Lidskin, Sports Editor

June 1, 2020

On April 21, the IHSA announced its decision to cancel state tournaments for spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many seniors lost their last season of high school sports. Below, some of these athletes share th...

New scoreboard with video capabilities installed in Main Gym

Peter Bazianos, Sports Editor

June 1, 2020

When they assumed the roles of Booster Club Co-Presidents, Lori and Mark Spencer were not thinking small. And when conversation began about replacing the decades-old Main Gym scoreboard, they found a major investment the Booster ...

Athletes, coaches continue adapted recruitment during pandemic

Peter Bazianos, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Ever since a conversation with a coach from Ball State University in Jan. 2020, junior Jackson Carsello has been receiving offers to play football in college. On April 15, Carsello said in a phone interview that he had received ...

Pole vaulter clears new heights

Sari Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

At the beginning of his freshman year, senior Sean Licata, then a small and quiet newcomer, stood with approximately 30 other freshmen who wanted to try pole vaulting. On his first attempt, he could only clear 6-6. Three years lat...

Superstitions provide competitive confidence

Peter Bazianos, Alexa Stolyarov, Sports Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Before the first and second half of each basketball game, senior Olivia Kosla takes a left-handed layup after all of her teammates have finished shooting. She cannot explain why she started doing this, but she does know that ma...

Sports Pump Up

Mariel Mudrik

February 14, 2020

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Varsity cheer flips to coed division

Megan Fahrney, Executive Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

The varsity cheer team bounds onto the mat at the Huntley Sweetheart Invite, with a room full of spectators and a panel of judges before them. Smiles wide across their faces, they begin their routine, bursting with energy. When it comes time for tumbling, junior...

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