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  • March 9Spring sports start today, 3/9, right after school. Make sure you have a physical on file.
  • March 5If you are running track there is a meeting after school, 3/5, in the media center.
  • March 4Academic team photos, 3/11, starting at 11 a.m., so make sure you wear your team shirt.

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Embracing the 2016 season

During the boys cross country race at the home meet on October 11, three Stockbridge runners were in the lead. Stockbridge runners swept the board with Alan Baird 12 in first, Jack Youngblood 12 in second, and Jake Chapman 12 in third. 


During the boys cross country race at the home meet on October 11, three Stockbridge runners were in the lead. Stockbridge runners swept the board with Alan Baird 12 in first, Jack Youngblood 12 in second, and Jake Chapman 12 in third.

Anna Baird, Content Editor

November 9, 2016

Countless practices after school, meets that last for hours, and comparisons race time: This is the life of a cross country athlete. Most sports teams turn and run when they are faced with trouble, but with cross country, running is what the sport is all about. The boys cross country team is currently ran...

A year of firsts

A year of firsts

James White, Content Editor

May 23, 2016

It is not uncommon for someone to be fearful of a speeding fastball whirling toward her face. It is also not uncommon to be off put by the startling transition from middle school to high school athletics. Despite this set of circumstances, freshman Michelle Zemke triumphs over both without so much as a ...

Mens and womens track in full stride

Justin Schray, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2016

Taylor Machette Grade: 12 Womens Track Track in three words: collaboration, independence, rewarding “I like the sport because it gives you a chance to be around people with many different talents.” “It’s all about how much you push yourself. All of your body is in pain because the...

A new perspective on senior year

During his 170-pound match
at an away meet at Perry
High School, Best waits for
his match to begin after the
first period. The Perry meet
also included Webberville
High School. Best went on
to beat the Webberville
wrestler by pinning him in
the second period to earn
his team six points.

Justin Schray, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

Watching her son play out his final year of sports, Theresa Best, mother of senior AJ Best, feels sad that it’s coming to an end, but is ready for her son to figure out what he wants to do with his life, as well as make a plan to get there. Pride, happiness and other emotions mix together to create...

Pointe ballet: Grace takes hard work

Pointe ballet: Grace takes hard work

Anna Baird and Cassidy Peña

April 12, 2016

When many people hear the word “sport,” they do not think of bruised toes, sore muscles, and bunions, they do not see the hours of practice that are put in, they do not know how badly it hurts and they do not understand the satisfaction of performing for an audience. When people hear “sport...

The perfect bracket

The perfect bracket

Justin Schray, Senior Reporter

March 23, 2016

John Wooden, the “Wizard of Westwood,” and former head coach at UCLA won ten national championships over a 12 year span, and an NCAA record seven in a row. March is here, and 68 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball teams are seeded and scattered across a bracket set up for only one champion to come out o...

How to stay on top of the game while away from home

How to stay on top of the game while away from home

Kali Roskowski, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2016

Spring sports practices have begun, and for sophomore Shelby Hall, that means hard soccer drills every day after school. Regardless of the energy-draining workouts, Hall loves the sport because her team is like a second family to her. Plus, it allows Hall and her sisters to have a common activity they ...

Athletes mentally preparing for upcoming spring sports

Athletes mentally preparing for upcoming spring sports

Anna Baird, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016

Some athletes have pre game rituals that other people know nothing about and they are more common than they might seem. Current NBA player, Dallas Maverick Jason Terry has been reported to eat chicken before every game and wear five pairs of socks while he plays. Physical preparation includes running, lifti...

Completing the Journey

Completing the Journey

Justin Schray, Reporter

February 29, 2016

Throughout high school, many students participate in varsity athletics, but few complete the journey of making it to the college level. The stress involved in transitioning between high school and college is hard to adjust to in general, and adding sports to the picture only intensifies it. Being away...

Finding a home on the court

Senior Charlie Young, warms up to play against Lansing Christian. “I was shooting some baskets to get the pre-game jitters out,” Young said. They beat Lansing Christian 49-47.

Brianna Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2016

Three seconds left on the scoreboard, he steps up to the 3-point line, shoots and scores a buzzer beater shot that tied the game and put the Red Cedar League team into overtime. This moment in seventh grade was the best moment for senior Charlie Young in his basketball career. Young has been on t...

Student athletes keep their ‘Heads Up’

Student athletes keep their 'Heads Up'

Cheyenne Strong, Reporter

January 28, 2016

“It’s better to miss one game than the whole season.” This quote is plastered on almost every Heads Up concussion awareness poster and fact sheet. Directed at student athletes, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, teachers, counselors, school nurses and healthcare providers, the Heads Up initi...

Ankle injuries bench basketball players

Icing her injured ankle,
sophomore McKenzie
Williams continues
to watch the rest of
the JV girls basketball
team practice after she
twisted her ankle by
landing on someone’s
foot when coming
down from a layup.

Kali Roskowski, Reporter

January 4, 2016

Scrimmaging against Dansville, freshman power forward Kyle Lilley sprinted down the basketball court, sweat running down his face, determination in his eyes. The ball pounded against the floor as he drove toward the basket, going for a layup. Then it happened. Both teams froze in a worried silence, Kyl...

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