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Confidence is Key: JV Basketball 2021-2022

Numerous things go into having a successful season in any sport. Not only must you find chemistry with your teammates, you must also play with a chip on your shoulder and play to win, or what’s the point of playing at all? Eastern’s JV basketball team is learning all of these tools and more to take the talent they have and mold it into a well-oiled machine. It takes a lot of effort to do…

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The Final Lap: Swim Season Strokes to a Close

All sports require time, dedication, and perseverance, something that the Forest Hills Northern Eastern women’s swim team knows well. From two-hour practices each day to relentless swim meets, members of the team must demonstrate discipline to show up and try their best every practice. Many people may argue that one of the most important aspects of a team sport is the community it creates between its members. The FHNE swim team is no stranger to…

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Sideline Send-off

Roaring crowds dwindle to silence. Chanting cheers come to a close. Through the ups and downs, the girls on the cheer team remained full of school spirit. With the student section rallying behind them, they cheered loud and proud, encouraging the football team to play better. This year’s season consisted of team building and working hard to recover the time lost last year.  Through the cold winds and disappointing losses of Eastern’s football team, these…

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Shooting for Success

As fall sports come to a close, the men’s varsity soccer season has winded down. It was a cold, windy Thursday night when their season came to an unfortunate end.  On that chilly night, the Hawks faced off against Lowell High School, a team whom they had defeated earlier in the season, for their first game of the annual MHSAA district tournament. The atmosphere of the game was tense: parents were yelling, players were getting…

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Cross Country Cool Down

Last Saturday, November 6th, the 2021 cross-country state championship race marked the end of the fall running season. Held at the Michigan International Speedway, top runners from all across the state arrived to compete in their final race of the year. Eight runners from Forest Hills Eastern earned their spot in Saturday’s race, and the rest of the team traveled to the raceway to cheer on their teammates. More than a last hurrah, the state…

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The Final Play: Season Wrap-up

Forest Hills Eastern’s Varsity Football season is officially coming to a close.    Uniforms are being handed in, practices have ended, and the cold is setting in. Eastern’s team closed the season after the Playoff game against Unity Christian, a 9-0 team. Unfortunately, Eastern did not advance past the playoffs. Though disappointing for both the team and the school as a whole, this year marks the second season in a row with Eastern in the…

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An End to a Vibrant Season for Varsity Volleyball

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team wrapped up their season this week – finishing with a record of 5-3. The team had a strong, memorable season thanks to their connections to each other and team cooperation. At their last game of the season, a rainy and cold day, emotions were running high among players, especially seniors, as they recounted all their previous games and celebrated their last game together. The team played an exciting, tense game…

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Bursting Through Boundaries

With the conclusion of the fall season also comes the conclusion of fall sports. Forest Hills Eastern’s Junior Varsity Football team fought through every game until the end. Although they ended with a record of 2-5-1, FHE battled until the final seconds. As a newcomer to FHE last year, Mark Fuehrer (‘24), the quarterback for the Hawks, was able to push through competitions with grit and determination as he and the team aimed for victory.…

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Against All Odds: The 2021 Atlanta Braves

As of July 27, 2021, the season the Atlanta Braves had envisioned was not panning out. The World Series hopeful team was sitting at 50 wins and 52 loses, putting them five and a half games behind the division-leading New York Mets. It was safe to say that the team that made it to the National League Championship Series the year prior was not the same. The Braves needed to make some adjustments by the…

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