The Chariot

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...

New Coach, New Era

New Coach, New Era

Liam Clancy, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth, Sports

Under the instruction of new head coach Chris Frasier, the football team has had one of it’s most successful seasons in the past decade with a 6-3 record, earning the Colts their first playoff berth since 2009. Frasier, who has put an emphasis on team bonding this year, says he strives to make connections...

Kick It To Regionals

Kick It To Regionals

Kaitlyn Piggott, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The boys varsity soccer team beat Seaholm and Bloomfield Hills to make it to the district finals, which were Oct. 21, where they beat Berkley to win districts. The program hasn’t won the district finals since 2011. The district includes Athens, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills and Seaholm. On the first regionals...

Remembering Don Hill

Remembering Don Hill

Peyton Downing, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Don Hill, former wrestling coach and World War II veteran, passed away on May 14, leaving behind fond memories in the minds of staff and students alike. Born March 2, 1926, Hill graduated from Wayne State and Michigan State University and started working at Troy High in 1951. He was inducted into the M...

TC Line Unites All For Football

TC Line Unites All For Football

Gabrielle Francois, Web Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, In-Depth, Sports

For 14 years, the TC Line has been known for starting chants and exciting the crowd at football games. “We lead [the football games], and we set up all of the chants because not everybody knows the cheers,” senior Connor Bloomingdale said. The TC Line serves as a model for the student section,...

Strength In Numbers

Strength In Numbers

Morgan MacDonald, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

This past year, the cheerleading team has been rebuilding. The team has gained about 10 new members and picked up a new coach. "Our program has been growing and getting stronger each year," coach Sam Mularski said. "We have been working very closely with our amazing middle school programs and we just did...