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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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Athletes get ready for a play against Troy Athen’s Unified Team.
Unified Basketball for All
Bridgette Scott, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

Many students and staff are excited to introduce the newest team that gives certain students a chance that they might not have had before. According to the Special Olympics website, “Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding,...

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Senior Corey Pichel sets ball during a game against opposing team.
Powerpuff and Powderpuff
Ping-yu Hsu, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

Powerpuff and Powderpuff give students an opportunity to raise school spirit. One day a year, boys and girls have the opportunity to play a sport that is usually unavailable to them. Powerpuff and Powderpuff allow students to participate in those sports, which for girls is football, and for boys it is volleyball.  Powderpuff is a school-wide event where junior and senior girls get to play football...

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Getting low to the ground, McBride prepares to retrieve the ball.
D1 Destiny
Meriam Meram, Body Copy Editor • December 16, 2019

It is May 20, 2020, the last day of school for seniors. It is spring and the weather is getting warm, the sun is up, the sky is clear and the flowers are blooming. It is early afternoon, most seniors are in the gym, putting on their caps and getting last minute pictures with their friends. They line up and begin walking, commencing the senior clap out. Making their way throughout the entire school,...

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Troy High competes against Athens High at a season game.
Preseason Conditioning for Sports Teams
Jessica Geisler, Staff Writer • October 29, 2019

For sports teams, it’s crucial the team be ready for their upcoming season. As a result of this, many sports have developed early conditioning programs during the off season. During preseason conditioning in girls’ soccer for example, conditioning sessions start two months before tryouts. These sessions consist of a mix of weight lifting and running, to get the girls in optimal shape for their...

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Girls Hockey is new to Troy high and with that comes the purchasing of equipment to play.
The Start of Girls Hockey
Chloe Collins and Manny Al-Nsour October 29, 2019

Since Troy High’s establishment in 1950 and the creation of the Troy United hockey team in 2015, there has never been an opportunity for a female hockey player. Two years ago, Math Teacher Joe Moceri brought up the idea of starting a Troy United girls’ hockey team. The 2018-2019 school year was full of planning and strategizing on how to get the team rolling. As of May 14, 2019, the Troy United...

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The Troy High Archery Club poses with bows in hand.
Give Archery A Shot
Allie Zaluski, Staff Writer • October 29, 2019

There are 26 varsity sports at Troy High School from football to swim and dive and many more. Currently, there are too many sports at the school to add another one; this is the case for archery. Sophomore Siya Gupta expresses her enthusiasm toward the archery program. “It’s actually not even a club, technically it’s an enrichment program, so it spans all three high schools,” Gupta said. “But...

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2019 Powderpuff Football Game
2019 Powderpuff Football Game
Olivia Perron, Website Editor-In-Cheif • September 11, 2019

Seniors and juniors signed up for the annual Powderpuff football game during homecoming week. Seniors can be seen wearing black with the number 20 on their jerseys, while juniors wear white with 21 on their jerseys. Students who participate, practice their football skills and learn the ropes on the technical manner of the sport. Seniors and juniors then vs each other in a flag football match and...

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Troy High competes against Athens High at a season game.
Troy High vs Troy Athens Football Game 2019
Olivia Perron and Kaitlyn Piggott September 8, 2019

Troy High Lost Against Troy Athens at the 2019 rivalry game of the year.

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