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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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Basketball Senior Spotlight: Brooke Toigo Reflects on Final Days of Season

It is near time for the girls on the varsity basketball team to watch their season come to a close. The last home game of the school year resulted in a bittersweet victory for the team, especially for the seniors who played on the Forest Hills Eastern court for the final time. Not only was Tuesday the last game at FHE, but it was also Senior Night, where a ceremony was held during the game…

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The (Hoc) Key to Winning, FHNE Hockey

An infamous rivalry stands between the three Forest Hills district schools. Northern, Eastern, and Central high have a deep-rooted history of competitive relations. The belief that one school is better than the others is brought to life in the prideful student sections at sporting events. Efforts to bring the three together have all but failed as competing against each other in games creates more tension. But there is one thing that at least Eastern and…

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The Lady Hawks of the Cheer Team Start Their Season

The Forest Hills Eastern cheerleading team is heading into their fifth season with only 10 girls. Most schools have both varsity and junior varsity teams with over twenty girls on each, but Eastern hasn’t had this in years. The small but mighty team has been working tirelessly since the beginning of November to put together three routines that will wow the crowds. In competitive cheerleading, each team performs in three rounds. The first round consists…

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Boys Swim & Dive: Battle of the Hills

After weeks of preparation and twice-a-day practices, the Forest Hills Northern-Eastern boys swim team finally geared up for their first dual meet on January 18th. Swimming against Forest Hills Central, the boys prepared for their meet with vigor and excitement. “[Preparing] for the first meet, we went through winter break with a really intense practice schedule: twice a day, one and a half hours in the morning, two and a half hours in the afternoon.…

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Putting the W in Hawks – A Recap of the Girls Varsity Game

It has been a thrilling season for Eastern’s girls’ varsity basketball team so far this winter, and with every game comes an opportunity. An opportunity for these dedicated young women to improve their teamwork, determination, strategy, and sportsmanship; skills that are essential for a successful season and even more essential for life. The team shares a mindset that is fueled by competition and ambition, making each player a force to be reckoned with. Those who…

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Starting Off Strong

The freshman basketball team is shaping up to have a successful season. The players, with the help of their coaches, will continue to develop their on-court communication and basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and passing. The team already has sportsmanship; no matter what happens during the games and practices, they respect their opponents and leave the court with their heads held high. As Eastern’s freshman team embarks on the beginning of their season, it…

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Tip-Off to the Season

After just beginning their season, the Eastern women’s junior varsity basketball team played against Forest Hills Central last night at home. Many things are gained from joining a sport, including hard work, dedication, and teamwork, something that all of the young women on the team have learned within their few weeks of playing together. When joining a sports team, especially basketball, it’s important to learn how to properly communicate with each other to ensure that…

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