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Torch Tries CorePower

Lindsey Masterman, Executive Editor-at-Large

March 2, 2018

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Team strives for back-to-back conference titles

Micha Gachpar, Editor-at-large

March 2, 2018

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Last year, Craig Loch, girls soccer head coach, watched as junior Samantha Cramin raced down the right sideline before crossing the ball to sophomore Olivia Kosla. Kosla fired a one-touch shot into the upper right corner of the goal, increasing Glenbrook North’s lead ...

Experience, team unity has baseball team swinging for success

Brandon Mankoff, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

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While struggling midway through his set of dumbbell chest press, baseball team members stopped what they were doing and ran over to cheer on senior Jack Garibaldi. The yelling and screaming echoed throughout the weight room, motivating Garibaldi to finish the set. ...

Relay team, new coach headline track season

Robbie Fraser, Evan Goldberg, Executive Sports Editor, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

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Apart from nervous jokes in attempt to lighten the mood, the bus ride to the stadium on the last day of the 2017 outdoor track season was silent. After being the last of 12 teams to qualify for the IHSA 3A Boys Championship finals by less than a second in the preliminaries ...

Spartans Surpassing Expectations

February 2, 2018

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Enthusiasm, unity motivate gymnastics team

Joey Harris and Lindsey Masterman, Page Editor and Editor-at-Large

February 2, 2018

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After taking a two-year hiatus from gymnastics, sophomore Lucie Abbott attended her friend’s conference meet. Watching the gymnasts cheer each other on made Abbott miss being on the floor. She decided she would join the team the next year, but because she is a diver, her season ove...

Junior swimmer glides past competition

Brandon Mankoff, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018

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The stakes were high for junior Jake Shapiro last year as he approached the sectional final, one of the most important meets of his swimming career. Before the meet started, Shapiro’s mom and dad approached Kirk Ziemke, boys swimming head coach, to inform him that their son may...

Basketball manager brings passion to team

Evan Goldberg, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018

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In the past three years, the joint-longest serving member of the boys varsity basketball team has never logged a single minute of playing time, but junior Danny Brodson has been helping the team in a different way as the team manager. “I don’t consider myself a player,” said Brodson. “I never wanted to pl...

Sole boys diver jumps into new season

Derek Blunt, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

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Gaping at the scoreboard during one of junior Ryan Cohn’s last dives of the 2016-2017 Glenbrook North Sectional meet, Jessica Roby, boys diving head coach, realized that Cohn had a chance to beat the GBN diving record for an 1...

Graduate exhibits unwavering support for Spartan athletes

Robbie Fraser, Executive Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

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The first person to arrive and the last to leave the girls swim team’s conference meet on Nov. 4 was not one of the swimmers or coaches. It was alumnus James Williams (‘10), according to Robin Walker, girls swimming and diving h...

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