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The Rackets are Out! – Keeping Up With Girls Varsity Tennis

Spring sports started last month, and although it is fairly early into the season, this didn’t prevent the strong-willed girls on the varsity tennis team from having a bold start. Tennis is an elegantly aggressive sport that requires intense coordination and strategy. The team’s skill was displayed when they took on Wayland Union High School with full force during the intense match.  The radiant sunshine beamed down onto Forest Hills Eastern High School as the…

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Girls Lacrosse is Number One

With the countless spring sports all competing for their fans’ attention, the FHNE Girls Varsity Lacrosse team is pushing through their season and drawing quite a crowd. The team includes those from all grades, bringing together new friends and teammates. The seniors on the team continue to set a high standard for upcoming players as well – inspiring the team to work their hardest during game time. With the rest of their season ahead, the…

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Jennis: A Life Changing Experience

The girls’ JV tennis team, otherwise known as Jennis, has become increasingly popular. For Tara Kloostra, one of the team’s seniors, it is often a highlight of her day. “So far, this season has been so amazing!” Tara shares, “it has been such an amazing opportunity for me to get to know so many underclassmen that I would not have otherwise met. Though the season has been super short, with many weather cancellations, it has…

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Splashing Into the Season

The unseasonably warm weather on Saturday created a perfect day for the Forest Hills Eastern Rowing team to start their spring season. Over the weekend the team participated in the Belted Galloway regatta hosted by Forest Hills Northern at the shared FHPS boathouse. Unlike some regattas, only “big” boats (eight-person and four-person boats) were allowed to race, excluding all sculling events. Despite the restricted event list, many members of the crew team were still excited…

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Get a Kick Out of Girls Soccer!

As a crisp spring air blew across the Eastern stadium on last week’s cool Wednesday evening, the girls’ soccer team ran out onto the field ready to take on one of their biggest rivals: Catholic Central. Eastern gave it their all and kept the Cougars from coming away with the win by ending the game in a hard-fought tie of 1-1. Although the Hawks wanted the win, they were more than thrilled to kick off…

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Water Polo: FHE’s Most Underappreciated Sport

Unknown to many, one of Forest Hills’ most underappreciated sports is girls’ water polo. Played similarly to soccer, water polo is a fast-paced, ferocious water sport in which players attempt to score goals while also treading water and struggling against the opposing team. Just like soccer, the pool is set up with two goals on each end, each with goalies, and players grapple for the ball, swimming in every which way while passing and swimming…

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A Home Run for The Hawks

Last week at Eastern, we saw the beginning of spring sports, meaning that tryouts for baseball started last week as well. There were great turnouts from all grade levels. From the varsity standpoint, the team is shaping up to be worthy of a shot for the state championship. There are a lot of underclassmen coming in who will be of great value to the team. The first day of tryouts saw some impressive improvements from…

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Sunrise of the Season

On Monday, March 21st, the Forest Hills Eastern Rowing team had their first on-water practice of the spring season. Smiles were evident on the faces of the rowers and coaches alike, all of whom were eager to trade in their ergs for boats and oars. “Rowing on the water in boats is a lot different than erging – it’s not as repetitive. There’s more going on around you outside, which makes the workouts more fun,”…

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The Girls Varsity Team Rounds Out Their Season

Booming crowds fill the stands as the girls’ names are announced over the loudspeaker. Cheering coming from every direction imaginable gives off electrifying energy. A small huddle gathers in front of the bench, and the girls gather in close in anticipation. With excitement in the air, they encourage each other with words of confidence and inspiration. A cheer for Eastern rings out through the gym, and the starting lineup gathers on the court. They find…

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On and Off the Court

Through hard work and dedication, Eastern’s girls’ junior varsity basketball team has strived to have the best season possible, both on and off the court. Their season came to an end with their last home game on Tuesday, February 22nd against the Kenowa Knights. Out of a total of 19 games, the team has had 16 losses and three victories. The endless hours spent on the court and striving to reach their goals have allowed…

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