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Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College

Carly Henning, Canby Biddle, Mary Ellen Enright, Paul Watkins, Caleb Vercek, Brody Westbrooks (Left to Right) are proud recipients of sport scholarships.

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Six Raider athletes honored the tradition of signing on to play sports at their respected colleges in ceremony. The signings take place at North Forsyth where families, friends and teammates can see their athletes move on to the next chapter as an athlete. Mary Ellen Enright, who recently was named c...

An Inside Look into the Life of a Student Athlete

Sophia Eglian is sporting her wrestling shirt. All of the athletes of North Forsyth work hard every day in and out of playing season to help our sports teams be the best in the county.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

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...

North Freshman Hanna Zinn Defies Wrestling Stereotype

Hanna Zinn wins her first in State Title in 2014. Even though winning that award was a big deal, it was not her best moment. She describes her best one to be qualifying for State her first year wrestling. Photo by Phyllis Zinn.

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

Most girls are drawn to sports like softball, cheerleading, or volleyball -- but not NFHS freshman Hanna Zinn. Rather, she is a wrestler and has been for about five years. She even won state champion in 2014.    Now, she is on the North Forsyth co-ed wrestling team comprised of both girls and boys...

USA Places Fourth at Paralympics

(From left to right) The “Mc-trio,” Amanda McGrory, Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer, won multiple medals for the women's 1500-meter T54. These athletes train and compete alongside one another (Photo from TeamUSA.org).

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

October 5, 2016

At the end of September, the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games winded down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 160 countries participated in 528 medal events for 23 different sports- all competed by athletes with a large range of disabilities. Some disabilities include impaired muscle power, vision, range of...

North Forsyth’s JV Softball Team Fights Hard Against South

Freshman pitcher, Sarah Lowe, was wicked on the mound. With five strikeouts within the first three innings, she readied her team to fight against South.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016

North Forsyth’s Lady Raiders Junior Varsity softball team competed with South Forsyth on August 29, finishing the game with a disappointing score of 8-3 and a loss for the Lady Raiders. However, regardless of how the score might sound, the JV team put up a tough fight. The first inning passed without...

“Being a Swimmer”

Being a swimmer means participating in something larger than yourself.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

Being a swimmer means more than simply playing a sport, it means participating in something larger than yourself, where dreams can be created or crushed by a fraction of a second.   Being a swimmer means making unforgettable memories with lifelong friends it means encouraging and...

Mayweather VS Pacquiao: The Fight Flop of the Century

(Screenshot from YouTube) Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao square off in one of the most over hyped sporting events in history.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

Coined as "The Fight of the Century", this matchup between two of the best boxers in the world stirred up tremendous amount of hype. For weeks, advertisements, pump-up videos, and Tweets about this fight appeared on the Internet – the world was buzzing about one of the biggest sporting events of the...

North Forsyth Track and Field Placements

The North Forsyth track and field team represented the school very well at the County and Region Championship. Several athletes from the school had first place finishes, and they will find out soon if any of them qualified for the State Finals.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

Congratulations to the North Forsyth High School track and field team for their placements at the Forsyth County Track Championship. The girls finished fifth overall, and the boys finished in second place, with only a small margin behind Lambert. North’s winning participants for the girls include Jessica...

Pollution Still a Concern for 2016 Olympics

Rio Olympic Committee admits that their clean-up goal may be unattainable.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro rapidly approaches, there are still many concerns about the pollution levels in the Guanabara Bay. All of the outdoor water sport events will be held there, and when Rio was chosen six years ago to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Rio committee promised to...

Should Athletes be the Role Models in Today’s Society?

Should Athletes be the Role Models in Today’s Society?

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

In this day and age, it seems like there is a fresh story in the news every week. Often, faces be-longing to a superstar athlete pop out on the daily paper, with bold words such as ARRESTED, CAUGHT, or PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS spanning the cover page. About a month ago, Michael Phelps, the most successful...

Senior Softball Players for the Lady Raiders

Seniors (from left to right) Andrea Coleman, Sydney Turner, Lea Ann Porter, Jenna Zirlott, and Darrian Short were the leaders of the North Forsyth Lady Raiders softball team, and they will be missed as they head out into the world and towards their future.

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013

The softball team practiced every day- they hit in the batting cages, performed throwing drills, ran for conditioning and fitness, and played two or three games a week. The days consisted of these practices for two months, but the team enjoyed every minute of the action. The Lady Raiders went to the f...

A Dive into the World of Swimming

The UGA aquatic center waits in peace, minutes before the college swim meet begins.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013

What comes to your mind when somebody says “I am a swimmer?” If an image of them in mid-stroke, giving their all in an eight lane pool at five o’clock in the morning does not pop into your head faster than Michael Phelps swims, something, somewhere, has gone terribly wrong. “What is swimming li...

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