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Twelth Man Strikes in Basketball

Twelth Man Strikes in Basketball

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The comeback was improbable, but they overcame those odds. March continues to be madness in the NCAA after Texas A&M overcame a 12 point deficit in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, needing an additional OT period before defeating Northern Iowa and advancing to the Sweet 16. With...

First Round NBA Playoffs Breakdown and Predictions

First Round NBA Playoffs Breakdown and Predictions

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

First round action of the 2016 NBA playoffs starts this weekend, and some great teams will be truly tested. The regular season ended Wednesday night with an emotional finish to the career of Kobe Bryant and finalized first round matchups. Each team has a clean slate heading into the playoffs, and history...

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The crowd erupted with energy as Michael Phelps began to close in on the Serbian star, Milorad Cavic, in the Beijing Aquatic Center. As the Olympians neared the wall, the tension in the aquatic center boiled over.  In a split second decision, Phelps took a short stroke into the wall just as Cavic finished...

Top Ten Most Dangerous Sports

Top Ten Most Dangerous Sports

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sports have become a major pastime in the United States and the world.  Huge tournaments, televised events, and millions of dollars are spent each year on sports, but, however enjoyable they may be, sports can also be relatively dangerous.  Despite the fact that better safety equipment and other precautions...

The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

March 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A flow of tradition has opened wide across the ocean between Japan and America. Since the time of the Shogunate’s fall in World War II, their foods, their stories, their art, countless things have melted into our culture from our island brothers. Beyond the many superficial ideas, however,...

Fifty Years in Atlanta: A History of the Braves and Falcons

Fifty Years in Atlanta: A History of the Braves and Falcons

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports

Fifty years ago, the Atlanta Braves became the first Professional Sports Franchise in the city of Atlanta. It was a huge step for the city, and it marked a huge step for the city. Besides finally being involved in professional sports, it was a huge step for African American civil rights in the south...

New Sports in the 2016 Summer Olympics

New Sports in the 2016 Summer Olympics

Noah Smith, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year the Summer Olympics is making its triumphant return in Rio De Janiero with 28 sports and 38 disciplines in total. As of right now, the “new” sports that are appearing in Rio are golf, returning from a 112-year hiatus, and rugby sevens making its first ever appearance in the games. Among...

Starting up Lacrosse Season

Starting up Lacrosse Season

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A myriad of sports have recently kicked off their seasons and among the lot, lacrosse. North Forsyth High School’s lacrosse department is pumped for the new year. In addition to the many freshmen that have come out, North Forsyth has a new JV boy’s lacrosse coach, history teacher Jake Castleberry....

North Faces West at Varsity Basketball

North Faces West at Varsity Basketball

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity girls basketball team faced a sound defeat against West at their basketball homecoming game on Friday, January 15. After starting off with a very early lead, North ultimately saw tough opposition as West fought back hard, scoring 32 points to North’s 17. In the second half, West maintained...

NFHS Winter-guard Returns with a Bang

NFHS Winter-guard Returns with a Bang

Morgan Champion, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It is winter guard season here at NFHS, and our team and their coach, Mandy Brooks, have something special up their sleeves. With the team’s talent and dedication to the sport, captain Noelle Walker assures us that the guard will have a wonderful and memorable season with many surprises to come. The...

The Indoor Drumline: Medusa’s Transformation

The Indoor Drumline: Medusa’s Transformation

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The North Forsyth Indoor Drumline is preparing for their 2015-2016 show based on Medusa’s transformation from beauty to the image we know her as, with snakes for hair and the ability to turn innocent lives to stone. To pull off this wonderful idea, they have combined with West for the second time;...

Equestrianism Takes Over SEC

Equestrianism Takes Over SEC

Natalie Wilson, Associative Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Up until last year, the University of Mississippi was the only SEC university without an official Interscholastic Equestrian Team since the conference adopted the sport in 2013. Thanks to Colleen Stimola, a student passionate for equal recognition of her sport, the “Ole Miss Equestrian Club” began...

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