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Winter and Spring Sports Overview for the 2018-2019 Season

Winter and Spring Sports Overview for the 2018-2019 Season

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Have you ever clicked on the “Extracurricular” tab on the North Forsyth High School website? The second choice is “Athletics-GHSA.” The GHSA, or the Georgia High School Association,  is an organization that governs athletics and activities for member high schools in Georgia. Clicking on the “...

North Forsyth Swim & Dive: Diving in with Ainslee Silverthorne

North Forsyth Swim & Dive: Diving in with Ainslee Silverthorne

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

The North Forsyth Swim and Dive team is underrated sports teams at the school--and wrongfully so! The team is extremely accomplished, with former students Jack DalMolin holding the record for the Male Open 50 Free with 21.89 seconds and Kelsey Robins holding the record of 25.07 seconds for the Female...

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It has been more than three weeks since the 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the Aug. 5 opening ceremony. The games came to a close in a remarkable closing ceremony on Aug. 21. Team USA’s athletes represented well in all events, ultimately coming out on top...

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...

“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...

Construction of North’s New Pool Proceeding Well

Construction of North’s New Pool Proceeding Well

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer

September 2, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Raider Flatline (North's Satirical News)

North Forsyth’s Raider Swim Team is receiving some sweet new upgrades this year. Thanks to generous funding from the Forsyth County Board of Education, North Forsyth High School decided to undertake an ambitious project: to finally give the Raider Swim Team its own facility. Rumors have been flying...

Record-Setting Performance by the Raider Swim Team at State

Record-Setting Performance by the Raider Swim Team at State

Jack Dalmolin and Owen Wickman

February 27, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On February 6th and 7th, the NFHS swim team competed at the GHSA 6A Swimming and Diving State Championships. The Raiders had a number of exceptional performances across the board, bringing a large contingent to compete in swimming. Most of the state qualifiers placed in the top 20 and returned for f...

Kaylyn Thomas Signs with Georgia Southern University

Kaylyn Thomas Signs with Georgia Southern University

Lisa Couts, Guest Writer

December 18, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kaylyn Thomas has signed a 4 year full ride scholarship to swim for Georgia Southern.  She is the first North Forsyth High School Swimmer for Coach Kris Hunt to sign with a college. When asked when she started swimming and what her favorite event was, Kaylyn responded, “I love swimming with all m...

Friday Links: Light News For a Dark Season

Friday Links: Light News For a Dark Season

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

With all the news of communism, US Government shutdowns, large, devastating storms in the Philippines, and other depressing reports, people need uplifting news for once. Earlier in November, Sean Conway became the first human to swim the length of the United Kingdom, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in northern Scotland. The journey began in June and ...

Boys and Girls Teams Make Waves in Gainesville

Boys and Girls Teams Make Waves in Gainesville

Lisa Counts Creech, Guest Writer

November 19, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The North Forsyth High School swimming Raiders had a double sweep (Boys and Girls) winning first place this past Saturday as they competed against 11 other teams. With underclassmen making their names in the pool, as Jack DalMolin (500Fr), Owen Wickman (100 Fly), Rachel Sullivan (200Fr), and Kelsey Robins...

Getting to Know Kaylyn Thomas

Getting to Know Kaylyn Thomas

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kaylyn Thomas tore through the water, crushing her opponents’ dreams with each stroke. Determination flooded through every muscle in her body, numbing the lactic acid with adrenaline. One goal filled her mind: medaling. All of the hard weeks of training were about to pay off. Kaylyn finished strong...

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