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Junior Nick Ortinau looks for a pass.

Practice Makes Perfect

Madi Hermeyer, Photo Editor January 25, 2022

The Varsity Boys Basketball Team faced the Troy Trojans on Tue. January 18th. While the team suffered a great loss, they hope to only improve their performance. Sophomore Nate Rush thinks the loss...

Nick Ortinau walks to the end of the court.

Facing Our Rivals

Aniya Sparrow , Video Editor January 19, 2022

On Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, the varsity boys basketball team went head to head with our rivals Francis Howell High, and the match was packed with students from both schools. The entire gym was filled with...

Landon Gordon going for a layup.

Must. Beat. North.

Riley Wania, Photo Editor December 9, 2021

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the boys basketball team faced a tough match against FHN and came out on top winning the game 40-36. Junior Nick Ortinau feels like this is only the beginning of a great season for...

The team in a huddle

The Last Play of the Season

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer March 19, 2021

Varsity boys basketball lost to Howell during districts on Tuesday March 2  at Howell High school. It was the end of the season for the boys with an ending score of 62-40. It was a good season with...

The team huddles together to discuss strategy to keep the game alive.

A Season to Remember

Anna Baranowski and Sydney Tran March 9, 2021

The boys basketball team lost 62-40 against Francis Howell on Wednesday, March 3, marking the end of their season with a record of 12-12. Senior Myles Estrada believes the team had a very strong, memorable...

Connor Casler running down the court.

Keeping Ahead

Aniya Sparrow , Staff Photographer March 3, 2021

The boys varsity basketball team played a tough game against Lafayette on Tuesday, Feb. 23. They team ended with a 14 point lead over Lafayette, with a final score of 46-32. Although they won, it didn't...

Kannon Cissell about to throw the ball in from the sideline

Seniors Night Ends in a Win

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer February 26, 2021

The boys varsity basketball team beat Holt high school with a close score of 53-46. It was an amazing home game on Friday Feb. 12. Along with their win, the team celebrated their graduating players during...

Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs. Cancer

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer February 24, 2021

Boys varsity basketball tried their best against Howell at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game on Friday Feb. 5. In the end they ultimately lost with an ending score of 51-32. Hopefully we can win the...

Sophomore Connor Casler and teammates celebrating a well executed play by their players on the court.

Bringing the Heat

Maya Culian and Riley Wania February 4, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, varsity boys basketball worked together towards a victory against Timberland. Junior Adam Painter believes that the lessons they have learned from previous games this season proved...

Traveon Williams jumps above his competitors for a shot.

Chemistry on the Court

Avery Ott, Staff Photographer February 3, 2021

The JV boys basketball team triumphed over Timberland on Tuesday, Jan. 26 with a score of 45-32. The team came in determined to keep their winning streak going. For Junior Traveon Williams, the secret...

Junior Adam Painter waiting for the play to pick up again.

A Step Up

Riley Wania, Staff Photographer January 25, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, varsity basketball suffered a tough loss against Fort Zumwalt South. Sophomore Nick Ortinau feels the boys will take the loss as an opportunity to grow as a team.  “I think our...

The Game That Was Almost Won

The Game That Was Almost Won

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer December 22, 2020

Boys Varsity basketball came close to winning Friday, Dec.18 against Howell. The team was winning most of the game, but ultimately lost 50-48 in the last minute of the game. Senior Kannon Cissell feels...

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