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Why We Play

Why We Play

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

Money, fame, championships. There are many reasons why people choose to play sports, but not everyone is reaching for the same goals. According to the NCAA, of the nearly eight million high school athletes participating in sports, only about 495,000 of them will make it to the collegiate level, but t...

2018 NFL Draft Grades

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 23, 2018

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...

Chasing The Championship

Chasing The Championship

Michael Chambers, Reporter

March 27, 2018

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 ...

A New Era for Raider Football

A New Era for Raider Football

Michael Chambers, Reporter

October 31, 2017

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...

Junior Named Hispanic Athlete of the Month

Braedon Harris, Reporter

August 30, 2017

Varsity basketball player, junior Daisy Rosales was announced the Hispanic Athlete of the Month by Telemundo News.     “I was surprised when I first found out,” Rosales said. ”I was like, ‘Me?’, I thought I was just a regular person, but I guess they look up to me. I was at work...

School Swimming Record Broken

School Swimming Record Broken

Braedon Harris, Reporter

March 24, 2017

At the 6A district swim meet on Jan. 27, sophomore Leila Atumah broke the school’s swim record in the 100 yard backstroke.   Going into the district meet, Atumah was very nervous about her races. She knew what each of her opponents’ time ranges were, but still wasn't sure about the outcom...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 21, 2017

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...

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Tournament

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Tournament

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 1, 2017

During winter break, Dallas ISD hosted the 77th Annual Holiday Basketball Invitational, previously known as the Coca-Cola Invitational. Teams from the DFW Metroplex, California, and Australia competed on the court.  North Garland’s varsity basketball team won the consolation championship. The girls’...

Track Off To An Early Start

Braedon Harris, Reporter

December 6, 2016

Track officially starts next semester, and practice began the week after Thanksgiving break.  After the track interest meeting on Nov. 10, both athletes and coaches are ready to compete. “Track starts so early, because you’re preparing for the meets later on,” senior Pedro Trevino said.  “You’re...

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Braedon Harris, Reporter

November 3, 2016

With the first meet under their belt, the swim team is expecting to do much better at competition this season.  Members of the swim team competed along with Garland High School against Bryan Adams Oct. 3 at the White Rock Pool in Dallas.  Both the boys’ and girls’ team had much better times overall...

Raider Cross Country Comes To An End

Raider Cross Country Comes To An End

Braedon Harris, Reporter

October 28, 2016

After nearly six months of training, the cross country season has finally come to an end.  On Oct. 18 the cross country team competed at the district championships.  The varsity boys’ won, and will continue to regionals on Oct. 29. Although the boys’ and girls’ teams compete separately, both...

Soccer Superstar

Soccer Superstar

Eden Amberber, Reporter

May 13, 2016

As she shows off her skills in front of the judges, she doesn’t break a sweat. She is confident. She knows she has skill. She is sure she will make the cut. Freshman Randi Thortis is set to star in a Nickelodeon reality television show, Soccer Superstar, which will premier this summer. The show is a ...