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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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A Wolverine Win

The Michigan Wolverines are in the College Football playoff for the first time ever since the new format was implemented in 2014. Led by a ferocious Defense and potent running game, the Wolverines finished off their regular season campaign with a sweeping win, mopping Iowa in the Big Ten championship 42-3. Up next, the Wolverines play Georgia in the Orange Bowl to vie for a spot in the national championship against either Cincinnati or Alabama.…

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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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