The Chariot

Winter Olympic Games Begin

Winter Olympic Games Begin

Priya Bandstra, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Winter Olympics have started discussions about both political tension and equal rights for LGBT and those with disabilities.

New Method for Diagnosing CTE

New Method for Diagnosing CTE

Jack Stromberg, Section Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Researchers may have discovered a way to diagnose Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head. CTE can cause memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, anxiety and a plethora of other symptoms. The disease is often...

No Fear, Just Freedom

No Fear, Just Freedom

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Homepage, Sports

When thinking of sports, you might think of football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, etc. Sophomore Shanun Sun sees them as a way of living on the edge. A year ago, Sun began the art of aerial acrobatics, otherwise known as aerial silks. "Aerial silk is a silk that hangs from the ceiling and can hang one o...

Hit the Court with New Co-Captains

Hit the Court with New Co-Captains

Olivia Perron, Web Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

The varsity girls basketball team hits the court for a new season with two new co-captains: senior Danika Murray and junior Emily Olson. The two were selected by their teammates and varsity basketball coach and history teacher Simon Bato at the start of the 2017-2018 season. Olson and Murray’s goal...

The Year for Cheer

The Year for Cheer

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

The cheer team is striving for the top of the pyramid in the Oakland Activities Association, winning several competitions this season. On Feb. 10, the Colts will be competing against White Division rivals at the combined meet at Athens High School. A victory would earn the team a league title and a championship...

Background of Breen

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Broken records and state titles are found at Breen Track Club. In 2009, math teacher and former cross country coach Eric Prowse, track and field coach, Matt Richardson, and Jim and Shelly Green, whose kids ran for Troy several years ago, established Breen. In its first year, the club consisted of about...

Boys Cross Country Recognized as Academic All-State

Samantha Fisher, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

Troy High School’s own Boys Cross Country team has recently won the title of the Academic All State Award. With their practices starting as soon as the first week of summer, the team still manages to balance sports as well as their social and academic calendars. “Making sure you schedule everything helps...

Freshman Scores a Spot on Varsity Basketball

Morgan MacDonald, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming off of a historic regional championship and state quarterfinal appearance last year, the varsity basketball team looks to improve on their success. To prepare, the boys have been participating in off-season workouts and practices since the beginning of the school year. “If you’re practicing...

Bowling Becomes a New Varsity Sport

Bowling Becomes a New Varsity Sport

Michael Thistlethwaite, Staffer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Bowling is now a varsity sport. Officially recognized by school administration, coach Dave Scillion’s team will receive varsity benefits for the 2017-2018 season. In previous years, the bowling team has acted as a self-funded club, but with its new inclusion in the lineup of varsity sports, the...

Hockey Team Starts Regular Season

Hockey Team Starts Regular Season

Megan Wallace, News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

As the fall sports season is wrapping up, the winter sports season is kicking off. The varsity hockey team has been practicing since June, skating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and conditioning off the ice on Mondays and Wednesdays. Practices last for about an hour to an hour and a half. The team’s...

Cross Country Makes a Comeback

Cross Country Makes a Comeback

Tracy Cabej, Feature Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

The last time the girls cross country team won the state championship was in 1993; that changed this year on Oct. 29 as the team won the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 championship. The girls said they felt good getting that win for their school and themselves. “It was honestly...

Set for Success

Set for Success

Cole Mertz, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a 3-0 win over Athens to move on from semis, the varsity volleyball team won the district finals on Oct. 3 against Seaholm in the Athens gym. Following a 10-14-3 season (4-4-0 in the league), the win at districts felt ecstatic to junior Jessica Robinson. The victory was a milestone for the team, i...