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Girls Track and Field…future State champions?

Girls Track and Field…future State champions?

Bailey Vydareny, Guest Writer

May 27, 2018


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The Girls Varsity Track and Field team has been working harder than ever this year trying to be the first East Grand Rapids team to be Girls Track and Field state champions. This year has already had many obstacles added to the path that the team must hurdle. The first of these hurdles has been the chan...

Lacrosse goalie Lily Kate Rogers fulfills high expectations for young team

Lacrosse goalie Lily Kate Rogers fulfills high expectations for young team

Sophie Ackermann, Sports Editor

April 27, 2018


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Lily Kate Rogers ‘19 is filling in some big shoes of four-year varsity goalie Rebecca Scobell, and she is not skipping a beat. Rogers has been playing lacrosse for six years, and has been playing goalie for five years.”Our season is going really well this year,” Rogers said, “we don’t h...

The Rogers siblings find success on the lacrosse field

The Rogers siblings find success on the lacrosse field

Erin Rogers, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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As spring sports are off to a fresh start and everyone is breaking in new cleats, sticks and rackets there will always be an aspect of a particular spring sport that will never change. Lacrosse is a very important aspect in the East Grand rapids community and the excitement doesn’t just come from the su...

Beloved Gym and Team Games teacher Tompkins retires

Beloved Gym and Team Games teacher Tompkins retires

Michael Barnes, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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Anywhere else, students enter gym class merely fulfilling their necessary credit as they suffer through the lethargic conditioning and come to despise physical activity in their own lives. Thankfully at East, the culture of “Gym” and “Team Games” class is quite the opposite, thanks to all of ...

Robotics takes second at West Michigan district competition, looks toward states

Robotics takes second at West Michigan district competition, looks toward states

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Web Editor

March 25, 2018


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The robotics team had high hopes and expectations going into West Michigan, their second district competition. Last year in their second season they won this event and secured their first blue banner. This year, however, it was even more imperative that they do well in order to qualify for the FRC (F...

Swimming towards the final races

Swimming towards the final races

Lauren Ors, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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The boys on the swim and dive team had a plan walking onto the Northview High School pool deck for the day of finals on February 24th. To place in the top three, and when the swim and dive team sets its mind to something it always gets done. East Grand Rapids finished second overall with 360 points ...

Ski team looks forward to joint victory at states

Lauren Ors and Sophie Sears

March 1, 2018


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Biz Markie’s, “Just A Friend”, and Tee Grizzley’s, “First Day Out”, are the songs Will Marsh ‘18 and the rest of the boys on the ski team scream at each other on top of the slopes to reach the mindset necessary for a clean, smooth, perfect run. Marsh has a positive outlook regarding year...

Ten more student athletes sign

Anna VanderLaan, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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Ten of East Grand Rapids’ outstanding student athletes committed to the schools they will attend next fall. The Feb. 7 signers are as follows: Marty Ward to Kalamazoo College, Elliot Bergsma to Lake Forest College, Max Lundeen to Cornell University, Cooper Bell to Grand Rapids Community College, Kennz...

Students playing hockey at the highest level

Students playing hockey at the highest level

Emily Bergstrom, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Hockey season is in full swing and the EGR hockey team is doing very well. After all, what many of us forget is that there are many other people who go to East that play hockey, but they do not play for the high school team. These are the people who play on club hockey teams. Some of the more wel...

The dynamic sister duo on the court

The dynamic sister duo on the court

Anna VanderLaan, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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It isn’t hard to tell that Olivia and Jillian Brown are sisters. The girls share the same house, the same brown curls, the same fun-loving personality, but the resemblance doesn’t stop there. Both Junior and Freshman are remarkably talented at playing basketball: a sport for which the Brown girls...

Senior volleyball trio anticipate their collegiate athletic careers

Senior volleyball trio anticipate their collegiate athletic careers

Lauren Vanden Bosch, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Although the atmosphere of volleyball can often be extremely competitive, Seniors Ana Grunewald, Sara Vargo, and Katie Persons have never been rivals during their many years of playing volleyball with one another. “We’ve never really had to compete since we all play different positions,” Vargo ...

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