Michigan High School Athletic Association reinstates sports

Reese Binando spikes the volleyball at tryouts in August. MHSAA decided that volleyball is one of the sports able to have a season this fall.

Sophia Considine, Editor

September 14, 2020

Walking into practice, senior varsity soccer player Evan DeJong dropped his phone and ran over to his coach, asking if they were having a fall season. “It’s really exciting to know I can have a season,” DeJong said. “The anticipation of waiting to see what was going to happen was something ...

Coronavirus infecting the sports world

Elece Vandergeld, staff writer

May 21, 2020

With the spread of COVID19, numerous sports and sports agencies are canceled and shut down, what is to do for the fans of games; from the changes that broadcasted games to the player and fans, everyone is affected by this pandemic. Mid-January started something that would soon shut down some of the b...

Fall signing day

May 21, 2020

Stress of Student-Athletes

Elece Vandergeld, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The struggle of juggling between school and sports add stress upon students causing them to not perform at their best which can lead to bad grades, poor sports performance and impact their day to day behavior. Student-athletes should get more time on homework and more time to take tests in their cl...

Practice makes perfect

The softball team participates in two tournaments at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. “I like getting extra practice and preparing for the season with real game experience and also getting closer with the team,” sophomore first baseman Alaina Lewis said. The team’s preseason record was 4-1-1.

Kira Stacey, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Softball preseason is a time for players to mentally and physically prepare for the upcoming season, so they try to improve their skills. “I like improving every time I go and trying to fix the little things by doing drills and getting advice. I want to get ready for the season,” sophomore first...

States ups stakes

Hitting the final pose of round one, varsity cheerleaders aim to impress the judges with their facial expressions and projected voices. “We really try to be loud and super sharp to initially grab their attention. We also use big facials to keep them entertained throughout the routine. This benefits our overall presentation and ‘wow’ factor, which ultimately ups our score in the end,” junior base Jaden Potance said. Making their routine engaging to judges helped the team score first places at their competitions throughout the year.

Justice Seay, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

Varsity cheerleaders go for gold, with winning States being the most prominent goal in their minds as they strive towards success one competition at a time.  “We’re very pumped and excited. We’ve been working so hard all season, so we’re finally ready to show off, prove ourselves and show that al...

Dine and donate

A fundraiser for the wrestling team happens on Jan. 19. “Anybody can show up. They are going to have music, open mic. We also have a bunch of raffles, probably two or three 50-50 ones,” head coach David Drath said.  The funds received during this event plan to be used for wrestling equipment and supplies.

Abigail J. Trudelle, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

On Jan. 19 at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica, there’s a fundraiser in order to support the wrestling team. The event takes place at the from 2-7 p.m. and during this time, 15 percent of the food bill goes to the team. Live music will be available at the venue; Music Maker Studio plans to host the o...

Athletes score college signings

Students Athletes celebrate their skill and sign to college at the signing celebration Dec. 18.

Makenna Sloat, Business manager

January 17, 2020

Pressure to win weighs on student athletes’ shoulders, but the pressure pays off when colleges take notice and sign them.  “They are all very committed. They take their skill seriously and they’re good athletes,” athletic director John Bertich said. ”They are not only good athletes, but go...

Men’s swim and dive against midterms: sink or swim

While studying with free time before practice, senior swimmer Michael Hagen makes sure he knows the material for his Wednesday exam. Michael practiced dryland exercises after studying with the meets being the week of exams. “I'm excited to see how we do and how we can improve times,” Hagen said.

Peter Gojcaj, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

School bells and the starting whistle blur together as the men’s swim and dive team scrambles to balance their academic and athletic lives. “It's a little stressful and a little too much to worry about, but I don’t think it’s that big of a problem,” junior swimmer Angelo Asta said.  ...

Eagles soar in Dakota game

Shooting the ball at the free throw-line, senior point guard Matteo Candela attempts to take the lead.“I was thinking that I got to make this shot,” he said. Ford won the game overall. Courtesy photo of eisenhowerathletics.org

Elece Vandergeld, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Eagles soar into the Dakota game with a vengeance to win and reclaim victory over their cross-town rival.  “We got to just go out, show hustle, get the ball and grind out during the game,” senior point guard Matteo Candela said. Since Dakota is the team’s biggest rival, this game is cruc...