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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...

Cheerleader helps lift team to seventh place finish at worlds

Olga Archakov, Editor-at-Large

December 8, 2017

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Blinding lights shined down on the cheerleaders as the blaring music played. On the floor, the athletes flew through the air, timing their tumbling to the music. Spectators hollered and cheered as they watched junior Lindse...

How to hit a slap shot

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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Bowling hopes for history-making year

Lindsey Masterman and Danny Ogranovich, Executive Editor-at-Large and Page Editor

November 3, 2017

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People hang from ladders behind the bowlers. Spectators peer through their binoculars as the athletes prepare to throw. Dozens of screaming parents and fans roar enthusiastically as the bowlers stare down a set of 10 pins. Accordi...

Girls basketball plans to initiate changes for upcoming season

Brandon Mankoff, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

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The loud music echoed off the walls in the main gym and pommers energized the crowd as the girls basketball team warmed up against Deerfield last year on Dec. 6. The stakes were very high because Deerfield is a big rival, accord...

Karfis’ friendships aid on-field success

Evan Goldberg, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

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After a football career that included being called up to varsity as a sophomore for playoffs, being named first-team All-Conference junior year, rushing for over 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career and being named a team ...

IHSA considering addition of esports

Robbie Fraser, Executive Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

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Senior Dane Spengel has a talent. A talent that has taken him to tournaments in Anaheim and Las Vegas. A talent that has pitted him against some of the best competition in the world. A talent that has led him to win thousands...

Senior’s past impacts soccer talent

Derek Blunt, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

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The crowd screams for Glenbrook North. Lights shine down onto the field where senior Deng Deng Kur demands of his approaching teammate to leave the ball in the corner. Kur takes control of the ball, cuts to his left, sees a sm...

Volleyball team searches for identity

Brandon Mankoff and Sonia Zaacks, Sports Editor and Features Editor

October 2, 2017

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The girls volleyball team dominated Stevenson, who finished third in state last year, as they led 24-15 in the first set of the match on Aug. 26 at the Crosstown Classic tournament at Libertyville High School. Glenbrook North...

Sophomore Spikeball player creates IM league

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Glenbrook North’s intramural Spikeball league, which was created by sophomore Aaron Kates last year, meets on Tuesdays after school on the softball diamond. Kates said he first learned about Spikeball from his cousin and was i...

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