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From a Teen To A King: Part 2

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Entering the 2010-11 season, James was the most highly coveted free agent, being contacted by multiple teams around the league. On July 8, ESPN hosted a national television special called “The Decision”, where James spoke on his time in Cleveland and also announced that he would be signing with t...

From a Teen to a King: Part One

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sixteen years ago, a young man from Akron, Ohio arrived at Madison Square Garden for the NBA draft. Eighteen year old LeBron James was the world’s highest ranked high school basketball player, accumulating three division titles and was voted “Ohio Mr. Basketball.” He was named to USA Today’s...

Cleveland Browns’ comeback

Litzy Casas, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Thursday, September 20, the Cleveland Browns gave their fans something to celebrate. After a  635 day losing streak, they finally scored a 21-17 win over the New York Jets.   Thanks to running back Carlos Hyde, and other players, the Browns were able to achieve this long-awaited accom...

Shooting Leaves Two Dead at Florida Madden Tournament

Michael Chambers, G.O.A.T

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

  When you attend a gaming tournament, you expect to hear screams of excitement from the audience, but at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Tennessee you couldn’t help but hear screams of horror.   Electronic Arts, a gaming company, was holding a Madden tournament for pro gamers...

2018 NFL Draft Grades

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every year during the NFL offseason, there is a draft held for college football's most elite talent from around the country to be drafted and play for an NFL team. This year, there were a lot of good players who were drafted by different teams, some essential to a championship, while others are ke...

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

531 catches, 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. These are stats for NFL star Dez Bryant, who  was recently released from the Dallas Cowboys. While these stats are impressive, there has been a major decline in his production over the last three years. In the 2014 season,  Bryant amassed 88 catches for 1,320 yards ...

The Journey To Silver Gloves

The Journey To Silver Gloves

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Sports

Freshman Nemesis Ruiz was overweight when he joined the Garland Police Boxing Club in 2012. While losing weight, he would also learn how to fight and stand up for himself. Six years later, Ruiz had the chance to compete in the Region Six Silver Gloves.  “Silver Gloves is the tournament that you ...

Chasing The Championship

Chasing The Championship

Michael Chambers, Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2016-2017 NBA Finals ended with the Golden State Warriors winning their second title in three years, trumping LeBron James and the Cavaliers 4-1, leaving many to wonder how could they could ever be stopped.   Then came the offseason, and it seemed like more than ever before, players were ...

Protesting Injustice: Kaeper-kneel

Michael Chambers, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Since the 2016-2017 NFL season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has kneeled during the national anthem to protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Since May 2017, Kaepernick has been a free agent, and has yet to be signed despite proving to be a capable NFL starter and leading the 49ers to...

A New Era for Raider Football

A New Era for Raider Football

Michael Chambers, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

Each year, there’s something special about the beginning of football season. This year at North is particularly special. With a new offensive coordinator and 14 sophomores on the varsity football team, the 2017-2018 Raiders are looking to make a new identity for themselves. The Raider football team...

Basketball Player Accepts Offer to Play on Collegiate Level

Braedon Harris, Reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Walking off the unfamiliar campus, senior Alexis Chapman never thought she'd find herself here.   Chapman, a varsity basketball player, will be going to the University of Northern Colorado to compete in women's Division 1 basketball.  After visiting the campus, she received an athletic sc...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

National Signing Day, Feb. 1, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA. This year, five North Garland athletes signed a letter.   Seniors Conner Dagen, Kofi Obeng, Jaylon Ray, Garrick Hubbard an...