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Athletics lead to academic success

Brandon Mankoff, Sports Editor

December 9, 2016

Due to the time spent at practices and games for sports, some athletes believe their grades will drop when in season because they have less time for schoolwork. Junior Josh Kazan said he found the opposite to be true, oft...

Title awarded to soccer coach

Grace Chatas, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

Paul Vignocchi, boys soccer head coach, was awarded the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Boys’ Coach of the Year Award for 2016. This is the first time a coach from Glenbrook North has won this award since 1980....

Senior joins soccer, raises team to new heights

Hailey Koretz, Executive Sports Editor

November 4, 2016

     The night before soccer tryouts, senior Timmy Iscra told senior Jackson Grabill he was not going to try out for the team.      After playing for club teams instead of Glenbrook North the last three years, Iscra verb...

Gymnasts transition into diving

Robbie Fraser, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016

     When Jessica Roby, girls diving head coach, arrived for the first day of the season in August, she was uncertain about who would come to practice.      According to Roby, the team had only two divers in 2015, which was the fewest in 25 ...

Two sports can be too much to handle

Evan Goldberg, Brandon Mankoff, Sports Editors

November 4, 2016

Every Monday last fall, sophomore Alyssa Nekritz would attend volleyball practice after school until 5:30 p.m., come home for an hour, then rush to soccer practice, which went until 8:30 p.m. After returning home, she would...

Horseback riders pursue unique sport despite risks

Olga Archakov, Chloe Carroll, Lifestyle Editor, Page Editor

November 4, 2016

     Guiding a 1000-pound animal is a normal occurrence for senior Sydney Burdick.      “I’ve broken my arm, I had a pretty big fall on my neck, I’ve been kicked before, I’ve been bitten before many times, but ...

Senior on track to finish high school as 16-season athlete

Hope Mailing, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

For most high school students, summer may be a time to travel or relax. For senior Luke Amen, summer is a frenzy of football, basketball and track to prepare for his four seasons of competition in the upcoming school year. Ame...

Underclassmen on varsity brings debate

David Greenberg, Sports Editor

June 1, 2016

When senior Sam Wetzel, who was moved up to the varsity lacrosse team as a sophomore, sat in the health classroom last year preparing for the upcoming lacrosse season, Justin Georgacakis, boys lacrosse head coach, told his team he envisioned them making it to the State Championship. A...

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