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Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College

Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase, Sports

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

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...

North Freshman Hanna Zinn Defies Wrestling Stereotype

North Freshman Hanna Zinn Defies Wrestling Stereotype

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

USA Places Fourth at Paralympics

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

North Forsyth’s JV Softball Team Fights Hard Against South

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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”

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

Mayweather VS Pacquiao: The Fight Flop of the Century

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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

North Forsyth Track and Field Placements

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015


Filed under News

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

Pollution Still a Concern for 2016 Olympics

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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

Senior Softball Players for the Lady Raiders

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

A Dive into the World of Swimming

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports

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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