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Coach Profile
Coach Profile
Ria Gupta, Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

With the winter sports season in full swing as the fall sports came to a close in early November, activities like boys swimming, girls’ basketball, and bowling have all begun.  The Troy High Varsity Boys swim team, led by Coach Kyle Larson, has been practicing vigorously through Thanksgiving break and the upcoming winter holidays. Coach Larson has been coaching the boys team for three years,...

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Just Keep Swimming
Just Keep Swimming
Anjali Sanil, Graphics Editor • December 15, 2021

Troy High’s swim team captain, senior Rucha Deshpande, has left her mark on Troy High School. Deshpande, who has been swimming since she was only 5 years old, joined the Troy swim team in her freshman year. “I joined because swimming has always been something I loved to do,” Deshpande said. “I knew it would be a ton of fun.” For Deshpande, the best part of the swim team is the team...

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Jumping Through China’s Hoops
Hannah Lee, Staff Reporter • December 15, 2021

The Olympics. The biggest sports event that is watched every year. The games first originated 3,000 years ago. This year, the 2022 Winter Olympics hosted at Beijing, China, has become a debate. A debate about whether or not China should have the privilege of hosting the most anticipated event.  The genocide going on since 2017 against the Ughyers, has now started gained attention. Ughyers are a...

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The Lesser-Known Sports of Troy High
The Lesser-Known Sports of Troy High
Urvi Patil, Staff Reporter • October 25, 2021

Most parents feel proud if their kids are on a soccer, football or basketball team. But there are many other sports that Troy High offers which many students and parents are not so aware of. Troy High has many students who are passionate about sports and want to participate in them during their four years here. However, not all sports are well-known and these lesser-known sports should be brought to...

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Spring Sports: Then and Now
Spring Sports: Then and Now
Emma Mertz, Staff Reporter • May 21, 2021

Over the past year, many seniors at Troy High were uncertain whether or not they would get to participate in their final season of high school spring sports. In 2020, many spring sports seasons were cancelled after the  shut down of schools due to COVID-19.  Senior Sabrina Song, captain of the girls’ varsity tennis team, shares her experiences with the new regulations tied to spring sports.  “Last...

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Lauren Gumma tosses the ball.
Senior Profile: Lauren Gumma
Katelyn Peaslee, Staff Reporter • May 21, 2021

Lauren Gumma is a senior who has been playing basketball since she was a kid, and plans to continue being involved in it as long as she can.    “I think the person who really got me into basketball was my dad,” Gumma said. “He played a lot when he was a kid and introduced me into the sport that I now love. My family kept me really involved in a bunch of sports, but basketball was...

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Senior Signing
Senior Signing
Manny Al-Nsour, Web Editor • March 3, 2021

With start dates being pushed back over and over, resources continuing to be limited, and season time winding down, the COVID-19 pandemic has made daily life increasingly more difficult for many developing athletes. College recruiting is already hard enough, but for student athletes like Paige Anderson and Colby Dimsdale, COVID-19 has made the process more difficult. Senior and varsity swimmer Colby...

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Return to Play
Return to Play
Manny Al-Nsour, Web Editor • October 30, 2020

As many students begin to return to school, many feel as though they are left with unanswered questions. Recent changes, specifically in sports, have been a challenge to many students, but also a new learning curve for athletes to work around. Most sports have had changes made to them to help protect athletes as well as their families, health-wise, and allow them to continue to practice and compete...

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Spring Sport Cancelations Leave Students Devastated
Spring Sport Cancelations Leave Students Devastated
Luanni Ford and Manny Al-Nsour June 4, 2020

Many high school students turn to sports to lead them through their four years of high school, introduce them to lifelong friends and many further opportunities. All throughout their sports’ career, many athletes look forward to senior sports’ traditions and celebrations.   MHSAA says this will be the first school year to not see MHSAA finals since 1942-43, when WW2 canceled finals in many...

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Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations
Emma Mertz, Staff Writer • March 6, 2020

Some believe gender biases in sports have created a lack of opportunity for many female athletes. While some sports have become more gender inclusive, there are many teams that aren’t co-ed. This makes the rules different based on the gender of the player. For example, hockey and lacrosse have contrasting rules between the boys’ and girls’ teams. For instance, one rule that differs for boys’...

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