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GOOAAALLLL! Captain Sophia Bleakley Wasserman ‘23 practices her free kicks.

Spring sports preview

Leo Applegate '23 and Dylan Carvette '23 March 24, 2023

Goal-oriented team WOMEN'S SOCCER After an injury-plagued season and an early playoff exit, the women’s soccer is looking to rebound this season. Members of the team feel as if they weren’t able...

HEAD FOR THE CHILLS Matthew Streicher ‘24 competes in a downhill race for his club team
XLR8. “XLR8 has created a plan that they have successfully implemented with three high school
ski teams in the past,” said Streicher. “With the forming of the Greenhills Ski team, a deal could be
signed with XLR8 that would entitle the Greenhills team to gates, coaches, and most importantly,
a ski hill. Once we are on our feet and can get our own coaches, then we move away from XLR8.”

Powder to the people

Nicholas Alumkal '23, Sports Staff March 24, 2023

As the 2022-23 winter sports season wraps up, Matthew Streicher ’24 and Dom Schuster ’24 already have their focus on next year’s winter athletics. More specifically, on a sport that is growing in...

PORT-SIDE PERFORMANCE Thomas Stoffel rows on machine during off-season. For the winter season we go to [Ann Arbor] Skyline to do conditioning on their machines, said Stoffel. Its hard work for sure but it prepares us for when we go out on the water in the spring.

Row row row your boat

Izzy Baru '25, Lifestyles Editor March 1, 2023

“Tick tock” the sound of your alarm clock joltingly waking you up at 6 a.m. It’s still dark out, but you need to get on the road for Saturday morning crew practice. This is what students like Thomas...

Bussell(left) explains how to perform an exercise of pushing up from a chest down position into a short sprint to Prabhu (center) and Raj Tiller (right). “I assess athlete improvement on form and mobility,” said Bussell. “When we are able to increase mobility, and bring it all together to connect our brain to our muscles and ensure that everything is in line—that is when we see the strength gains.”

No ‘cons’ in conditioning

Nicholas Alumkal '23, Sports Staff March 1, 2023

‘Get Jacked with Jarrett’ is what they call it. The afternoon strength and conditioning program led by cross country and track and field coach Jarrett Bussell allows Greenhills athletes to stay fit...

College athletes should be allowed to make NIL deals, compensation

College athletes should be allowed to make NIL deals, compensation

Aditya Kutty '23, Lifestyles Staff March 1, 2023

More than a hundred years have passed since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as the NCAA, enshrined the value of strict amateurism, that college athletes should not earn money from...

NIL policies go too far; focus on money not game

NIL policies go too far; focus on money not game

Leo Applegate '23, Sports Editor March 1, 2023

After years of pleading from fans, coaches, and players alike, the Division One board of directors for the National Collegiate Athletic Association finally approved a policy to allow collegiate athletes...

NOTHING BUT POTS Caitlyn O’Neal, now JV basketball coach and ceramics teacher, poses for her media day pictures at Goshen College. “Now, reflecting on basketball and what it taught me, I learned a lot about who I am, whats important to me, and who I am when things are difficult,” said O’Neal. “It offers an experience where you can learn a lot about yourself.”

Shooting hoops to throwing pots

Arjun Prabhakar '23, Associate Editor, Online March 1, 2023

After a successful career on the court, Caitlyn O’Neal channeled her interests into careers:  teaching ceramics and coaching basketball. Now, she is sharing her love of both crafts with a new generation...

READY HUP James Kluge ’23 finishes the leadoff lap as Leo Applegate ’23 dives off the starting block during the 200-yard relay to qualify for a MISCA cut.

Spirit Week crowd propels swim team to victory

Nate Burke '23, Sports Editor February 8, 2023

Following a loss to Detroit Catholic Central, the Greenhills, Father Gabriel Richard, and Whitmore Lake co-op swim team bounced back with a 103 to 80 victory against De La Salle High School. With state...

Ryan Kowalchik 23 maintains possession of the puck while attacking the defense.

Defending home ice

Leo Applegate '23, Sports Editor February 1, 2023

Following a 7-1 rout of Northview High School at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube on Jan. 20, the Gryphons took to the ice once more to protect their home rink, handily defeating Milford 7-2 on Jan. 21 to move to...

Driving Through the Competition Sophia Bleakley-Wasserman ’23, Reewin Shi ’24, Riya Narayan ’23, and Hannah Behringer ’25 set up play as Narayan drives to the basket for a layup.

Varsity Girls Basketball heading into break with high morale despite loss

Nathan Burke '23, Associate Editor, Print December 15, 2022

Following the loss to powerhouse Bishop Foley Catholic on December 9, the sentiment of Greenhills’ girls varsity basketball team was not one of disappointment, but instead one of pride and excitement...

SHE SHOOTS: Hamzavi ‘23 shoots a free throw after getting fouled on a made layup.	“Given it might have been my last ever high school play, I don’t really know how to speak on it, just a lot of emotions,” said Hamzavi.

Gryphons top Whitmore Lake at Crisler Center

Rishi Verma '23, School Staff December 13, 2022

The Gryphons young Varsity Women’s Basketball team got their first win of the season Dec. 8, and that too, at a venue different from the ordinary high school game. They had the opportunity to play at...

TWO LIVES HARNESSED TOGETHER Ella Kim ‘24 riding with her first horse. “This was our first show together, and I could not wait for more.”

Equestrians trot through highs, lows

Matthew Streicher '24, Sports Staff December 13, 2022

Equestrian was once a sport offered by the athletic department. Though today, it no longer exists for the Gryphons, the community is still full of riders that dedicate their lives to building lifelong...

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