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Kicker kicked off: Female football player chooses volleyball

September 14, 2012
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By: Lauren Grace It came down to a choice, but she knew the answer. She could not turn away from all the hard work and dedication it took to reach where she is today. Senior Amber Hemmie wanted something different for her final year by playing football and volleyball. She would be the first girl in histor...

Girls tennis starts season strong

Girls tennis starts season strong

September 4, 2012
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Photos by: Gabby Brancato Q&A by: Ryan Bennett On Monday, August 27, the girls tennis team competed in a match against St. Jo Central. Both JV and varsity teams won. Northmen News caught up with coach Tana Stock to ask about her coaching experience and hopes for the rest of the season. Northme...

A first for football: Historic game played on home field

August 30, 2012
Filed under News, Sports

By: Hannah Williams Streamers and balloons decorated the fences around the track on Friday, Aug. 25. Everything was blue; including a few extra bleachers. The bleachers, along with stadium lights were bussed in earlier that week. The lights stood around the football field, buzzing loudly, as fans sa...

Category 5 Headline

July 19, 2012
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Baseball triumphs over Tonka

Baseball triumphs over Tonka

March 30, 2012
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Photos by: Gabby Brancato Senior Rowdy Andrews throws a pitch to Winnetonka on Monday, March 26.  Andrews also plays some different positions in addition to pitcher. Senior Erik Ross gets ready to swing at a pitch during a game against Winnetonka.  This was the home opener of the baseball season.   Senior Tymon White catches a low pitch during the baseball game.  Junior Maxwell Bergman walks...

Districts end boys basketball season

March 1, 2012
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Q&As by: Laura Wuthnow Basketball Districts were Monday, Feb. 20. Northmen News caught up with team members to discuss the game and end of the season. Northmen News: Did districts go how you want? Freshman Mitchell Thompson: No, we’ve played better. We were really out of sync that night. S...

Pom triumphs at regional competition

February 24, 2012
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Q&A by: Laura Wuthnow At Regional Competition this year, the Pommies placed first at regionals. Northmen News caught up with team captains seniors Jessica Nichols and Chelsie Yokum to discuss their victory. Northmen News: Do you think you had good prep for regionals? Senior Chelsie Yokum: Honestly, no...

Cheer clinics bring school spirit

December 20, 2011
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By: Amber Ivy It’s not only a new season for sports; it’s also a new season for cheerleading. Since Tuesday, Nov. 15 Cheerleading clinics have been talking place after school in the west mezzanine. “What are these clinics?” one may wonder. They are sort of like training sessions; they prepare ...

Young players gain experience at varsity game

Young players gain experience at varsity game

December 12, 2011
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Photos by: Sydney Bennett On Monday, Dec. 5, sophomore Emily Ballard works her way around her Ray-Pec opponent to head for the basket. Ballard is one of the only two sophomores on Varsity. Junior Jennifer Stock forces her way through some Ray-Pec girls during the game on Monday, Dec. 5. Stock is one of ...

Basketball practice begins

Basketball practice begins

November 30, 2011
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Photos by: Brooke Kelly Sophomore Kelli Reichert runs down the court to shoot a lay-up on Friday, Nov.  18, 2011 during an Oak Park basketball practice. Reichert has been playing basketball since she was in first grade and has been on the Oak Park team since freshman year. “I plan on playing all four years, if I don’t...

Cheerleaders attend clinics

Cheerleaders attend clinics

November 28, 2011
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Photos by: Sydney Bennett On Tuesday, Nov. 15, an ample of girls, and one boy, from all grades, gather in the west mezzanine to participate in the cheer clinic held by the varsity cheerleaders and coach Megan Ives and coach Lisa Elder. Above, they all are stretching to get ready for what’s to come in being an Oak Park chee...

Marching Northmen take the field

November 13, 2011
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