Where are they now

Where are they now

Katie Johnson, Associate Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Bella Palazzolo What was it like when you got your scholarship to SLU? “It was really exciting getting a scholarship to SLU. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to play for a great program and get a very good education.” What was your first week of college soccer and your first game...

Where are they now

Where are they now

Katie Johnson, Associate Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Collin Koscieniak What do you think of Lake Erie college? “School is great. I love it. It’s tough at times, but you get used to it. It’s also a lot of hard work and I have to put a lot of effort in, which I don’t mind because I love the sport.” How have you adjusted to Lake Erie’s...

Concussions

Concussions

Grace Kulin, Editor

February 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

A hit to the head can mean the end of a season for some athletes. Despite the National Football League’s (NFL) efforts to protect their athletes concussions are up 58 percent, 115 in 2014 to 182 in 2015. The dramatic rise makes concussion awareness much more important, not just for the NFL but for...

Powderbuff serves second tournament

Justin Berryman, Staff writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

A tone of excitement floats in the air, music booms throughout the gym and onlookers watch the 10 teams participating in the second annual powderbuff tournament. Starting with the gym arrangements, senior Derek Hentkowski expanded the scale of powderbuff in comparison to last year. Exchanging one net...

Dance team goes to Chicago

Dance team goes to Chicago

Linsley J. Snider, Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, Sports

On January 10th varsity and JV dance team traveled to Chicago and competed at the last regional competition before Nationals. “I’m really happy we’ve done so well and have ended our season on such a high note,” senior Sarah Sahutske said. Both teams performed a hip hop and jazz dance routin...

Cheerleaders make a change

Cheerleaders make a change

Isabella Serraiocco, Staff writer

January 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Hair up, bows in. Cheerleaders are back and more determined than ever. After complications with varsity’s coach leaving early during sideline season, the team worked hard to move on with English teacher and former coach Holly Kralik stepping in to finish the season. Going into the new competitive ...

Grewette skates with scholarships

Grewette skates with scholarships

Sam Semerau, Staff Writer

January 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

Skates scrape on ice, competitive cries from one teammate to another, wooden sticks clash in pursuit for the puck. Senior Rachel Grewette experiences this every day as a hockey player. Now she’s been recruited and received an academic scholarship, allowing her to play at the college level for the...

Bitter defeat and sweet victory

Lauren Harris, Staff writer

January 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Sports

Defeated and undefeated. This year’s double header for varsity basketball took place against the visiting Henry Ford II. “It’s unfortunate we lost, but we know what we need to work on and we are working hard everyday to improve what we do,” said guard Matthew Donahue. Varsity boys los...

Boys swim team races against alumni

Boys swim team races against alumni

Katie Johnson, Associate Editor in Chief

December 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

They walk to the locker room to suit up; as they step into the warm and open room, they breathe in the familiar smell of chlorine. “Every time I talk to seniors who are graduating, they tell me how much they are going to miss the team and swimming at IKE. This year, it's weird to know what they mea...

Dance Team Competition

Maria Chodnicki, staff writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Sports

The smell of hairspray and makeup combined with many teams and fans shouts dance competition. After a successful first competition of the season, the junior varsity and varsity dance teams will be competing in the second one of this year on Sunday, Dec. 6. “I thought we did our best and worked as a...

Macomb Unified expands team

Macomb Unified expands team

Isabella Serraiocco, Staff writer

November 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

Macomb Unified skaters glide with pride as their program continues to grow in its second year. “I believe that growth comes over time and comes from the leaders of each activity building relationships with the kids in the program,” athletic director Kevin Donahue said. “The growth of this skating...

Ask the athlete

Ask the athlete

Olivia Thayer, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

ATHLETE: sophomore varsity quarterback Maxwell Wittwer Q: How long have you been playing football? A: "Since I was five-years-old.” Q: What made you want to start playing? A: "My whole family plays. I was basically born into the sport.” Q: What is your favorite football memory? A: "Either back...

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