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Dear Atlanta Sports

Dear Atlanta Sports

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dear Atlanta Sports, You are probably the last group of people who want to hear about being “cursed” and “endless futility” at the moment. You are probably thinking “Yes, we are aware, can we please move on?” and to that I say, no. Atlanta, you should instead reflect on your mistakes,...

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When one thinks of Atlanta Sports, until recently you’d often only hear reference to the spectacular 14 straight division titles the Braves won in the 90’s to mid-2000’s. Now you hear about 28-3, and the epic collapses all Atlanta teams, not just the Falcons, seem to suffer. But if there’s one...

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When one thinks of Atlanta Sports, until recently you’d often only hear reference to the spectacular 14 straight division titles the Braves won in the 90’s to mid-2000’s. Now you hear about 28-3, and the epic collapses all Atlanta teams, not just the Falcons, seem to suffer. But if there’s one...

Nike Introduces Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

Nike Introduces Hijab for  Female Muslim Athletes

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In recent weeks, Nike has created a prototype for a hijab. It is designed for the Muslim Female athletes who were complaining about the comfort of their traditional hijabs while competing. The hijab is designed with the Muslim rules in mind. For example, it is breathable, but also opaque, which i...

Hockey from a Non-Fan’s Perspective

Hockey from a Non-Fan’s Perspective

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As a person who avoids sports and exercise like the plague and has almost never watched any kind of game on TV, I did not know what to expect from the first real hockey match I’ve ever been to this past Saturday. The teams playing were the Atlanta Gladiators and the Cincinnati Cyclones. At the first...

What is Atlanta United FC?

What is Atlanta United FC?

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Soccer (or football in other countries) is the most popular sport in the world. While it is difficult to find exact numbers for the amount of fans, the sport known officially as association football (as opposed to gridiron football, its American counterpart) is ubiquitous across continents; it is hard...

Lady Raider Lacrosse Recap

Lady Raider Lacrosse Recap

Hailey Yarbrough, Editor in chief

April 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

To start off the season, the lady Raiders have played some tough and heart-filled games in the month of February. They battled against the Chattahoochee Cougars, Whitewater Wildcats, Lambert Longhorns, Milton Eagles and West Wolverines to make a very difficult schedule. Long time region member Chattahoochee...

Lady Raiders Suffer Loss to South Forsyth War Eagles

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lady Raiders Varsity soccer team suffered a loss on Tuesday, March 7, with a final score of 0-4 against The South Forsyth War Eagles. It was a short time before the South Forsyth War Eagles began to win, scoring a goal in the first 90 seconds of the game. By the end of the first half, they h...

Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember

Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2017


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On Tuesday, January 10 the National Hockey League (NHL) announced the roster for the NHL All-Star Game on January 29, 2017. The roster consists of 40 of the best current players in the NHL who have been split up into four distinct teams based on their geographical region: Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central,...

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This winter, North Forsyth High School’s Indoor Drumline will perform a show called Wasteland. Most of the music that will be played while the drumline marches is based off the soundtrack for the movie, Mad Max, which includes several intense pieces and rhythms. In the past, North Forsyth took a hi...

An Inside Look into the Life of a Student Athlete

An Inside Look into the Life of a Student Athlete

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

North Forsyth High School offers many different types of sports programs for students to partake in, just some of which include football, soccer, swimming, wrestling, cheerleading and more. Most spectators, however, only pay attention to the games or competitions that the athletes are in, and they do...

Raider Soccer Teams Prepare for a New Season

Raider Soccer Teams Prepare for a New Season

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the air grows colder here in North Forsyth, most students and staff members head home after the school day and bundle up in their warm blankets and spend the night indoors. However, during this time of year, athletes of all ages and grades begin conditioning and skills-training for the upcoming North...

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