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SIGNING OFF: Ava Giglio and Riley Bajorek sign their commitment letters to West Carolina University and Providence College, respectively.

A glimpse into Northwood’s student athletes’ National Letter of Intent signing

Amy Jeon, Staff Writer
December 21, 2023

Softball athletes, seniors Ava Giglio and Riley Bajorek, committed to Division 1 university softball teams at the National Letter of Intent Signing on Nov. 8.  Giglio and Bajorek, who have both been...

KICKING OFF THE SEASON: Center senior Aryan Mascarenhas works to connect goals in their preseason game.

Boys soccer prepares for league play

Timothy Shin, Staff Writer
December 17, 2023

After graduating over 10 seniors from the varsity team last season, Northwood’s boys soccer team is hard at work rebuilding their team culture and attitude in addition to training for their regular season...

TEAM TIME, TURKEY TIME: Northwood girls water polo celebrates their team Thanksgiving meal after a morning practice over the break. Photo provided by Kyle Kim-E.

The unspoken challenges of being a winter sport athlete

Raya Abu-Tarif and Jaycee Hendrickson
December 17, 2023

There is a reason why athletes are told to continue walking after a long run, or to continue fueling and hydrating long after a competition. The last thing they want is a harsh stop because it will only...

204 people responded to our Instagram poll.

What is your favorite sports tradition?

Chanel Capa, Graphic Artist
December 17, 2023

Tackling the debate between club sports and school sports

Tackling the debate between club sports and school sports

Sienna Hidalgo, Staff Writer
December 17, 2023

    I love both club and school softball, but I do prefer club softball. I have known my teammates for years and due to the fact that travel is year round, I have been able to build a...

(FUN)DRAISING: Freshman Zulyamar Velazquez practices for the team’s upcoming game, where the big head cutouts will be displayed.

Fundraising With Flair: Northwood athletics’ creative twist

Anthony Park, Staff Writer
December 17, 2023

Any student participating in Northwood’s athletic program is familiar with the significant costs associated with it; equipment, facilities and travel costs can quickly add up, especially with the number...

TAKE IT TO THE PAINT: Sophomore Sam Alegre breaks past the Mustang’s defense and reaches up for the layup.

Boys basketball dominates Costa Mesa in home opener

Jaycee Hendrickson, Sports Editor
November 16, 2023

The atmosphere in Northwood’s gym was reminiscent of last year’s basketball season, full of anticipation as the Northwood boys basketball team made their 2023-24 season debut on Tuesday with a win...

LEAF IT ALL ON THE FIELD: For fall athletes, sweater weather is rather a time to dawn their jerseys and cleats.

Looking back on a decorated 2023 fall sports season

Megha Kishore, Staff Writer
November 4, 2023

Kicking off the school year, each fall sport has navigated through their own challenges, eventually rising above and ending their seasons off with individual and team victories. Here’s a recap of the...

GOING PRO: New NIL laws are a “score” for college athletics.

What does NIL mean?

Courtney Lee, Staff Writer
November 4, 2023

The “Name, Image and Likeness” policy of the NCAA has transformed college sports. Student-athletes can now monetize their personal brands through apparel, trading cards and even video game endorsement...

TRIPLE THREAT:  Teacher-coaches Megan Stuart, Nicole Grau and Harry Lee coach their respective teams to bring Northwood more wins.
Additional photo credit: Andrew Le

Impacts Beyond the Classroom: Teachers who are also coaches

Raya Abu-Tarif, Staff Writer
November 4, 2023

32 members of Northwood’s staff are specialized in the training of both the mind and the body as they spend their mornings teaching in front of the board and their evenings coaching on the sidelines. Being...

TIME FOR TACKLING TRIATHLON TRAINING:  Senior Madison Ledgard (left) stretches before cross country practice.

Madison Ledgard takes on national triathalon competition

Shreya Aithal, Staff Writer
November 4, 2023

As thousands of athletes gather at the Milwaukee Lakefront, senior Madison Ledgard takes a deep breath. Three…two…one… and she dives, marking the start of her USA Triathlon Nationals experience. This...

TEE-TIME: Northwood girls golf junior Shivali Shrivastava prepares for postseason competition at Oak Creek Golf club.

Girls golf stays undefeated in CIF

Riya Gupta, Sports Editor
October 31, 2023

Northwood girls golf swung their way to victory, placing third at the Team Divisional Championship tournament yesterday which sent them to the Individual and CIF Southern California Golf Association Team...

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