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Simon gives up lifelong passion for volleyball

Evan Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

When Chris Cooper, boys volleyball head coach, saw senior Jonathan Simon during volleyball summer camps, he knew he had to convince Simon to play for Glenbrook North. “There [are] not too many people that have the natural jump...

Intramural pingpong serves unique opportunity

Brandon Mankoff, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

For sophomore Matthew Eng and about 15 other students, the cafeteria is not only a place to eat lunch. Every Monday, students meet there after school to play intramural pingpong. “It’s fun because I have only ever played [pingpong] maybe a few times a y...

Lowell learns from brother as coach

Robbie Fraser, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Just two days after a season-ending 5-2 loss to Loyola Academy Gold in the state quarterfinals, sophomore Jesse Lowell was back on the ice with his brother Jared Lowell who was coaching close by his side. Jesse Lowell darted ...

Spring sports preview

March 4, 2016

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Comphers continue to win gold

Shayna Lutz, Sports Editor

March 4, 2016

Most competitive families debate who will win a race or an arm wrestling contest. The Compher family debates who is the best athlete based on when each sibling won a gold medal playing hockey. “I came home [from the Women’s World Hockey Championship] and told my brother, ‘Well I...

Playing with another school

Shayna Lutz, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

Senior Gabe Rendon is a state runner-up, but the team he represents may come as a surprise. Rendon plays for the New Trier club rugby team, and he helped his team go undefeated before losing in the state championship game last s...

Is it wise to specialize?

David Greenberg, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

Senior Michael Oh often found himself going directly from basketball to baseball practice, having to quickly change uniforms in the car between each. Now, he has just one sport to focus on. A right-handed starting pitcher, Oh ...

Coaches in the classroom

Allan Dontsis and Joe Ferber, Executive Sports Editor and Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

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