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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

GBN may move to CSL South due to realignment

Robbie Fraser, Executive Sports Editor

October 2, 2017

In response to the news that the Central Suburban League is planning to realign its divisions Robin Walker, girls swimming head coach, said he has a very simple message to his team: just keep swimming. “Swim here, swim [there...

Returning runners race to qualify for State meet

Micha Gachpar, Editor-at-Large

October 2, 2017

After qualifying for state in the 4x800-meter run during last year’s track season, junior Dana Sullivan and seniors Michael Ocasek, Ari Bosse and Kyle Foley are hoping to have the same success during their cross country season. Altho...

Low numbers force sophomore football cancellation

Evan Goldberg, Sports Editor

October 2, 2017

When sophomore Andrew Koulogeorge first entered Glenbrook North as a freshman, he never imagined that by his sophomore year he would be on the varsity football team. That all changed this summer when he found out there would ...

Freshman provides driving force on golf team

Derek Blunt, Sports Editor

October 2, 2017

Standing on the tee box of the fourth hole at Chick Evans Golf Course, freshman Kevin O’Regan gazed ahead of him. The pin stood 125 yards away, an easy pitching wedge according to O’Regan. Just prior to hitting his shot,...

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