New Trier News

COVID-19’s impact on athlete recruitment

New Trier national signing day 2020
Brooks Herb, Sports Editor September 25, 2020

The odds are already stacked against high school athletes to receive a sports scholarship to an NCAA school. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling and postponing the seasons for  many athletes, it...

Brady’s move to Tampa will be boon for NFL

Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, now with Tampa Bay, could help revitalize the 2020 NFL season
Brooks Herb, Sports Editor April 23, 2020

There may not be a more recognizable figure in sports than quarterback Tom Brady, and after 20 years  he is leaving the New England Patriots for Tampa Bay.  Brady has won  six championships and many...

Covid-19 complicates college athletics recruiting

Junior Ben Yoder running at a New Trier open meet this season
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor April 17, 2020

Since school was called off due to COVID-19 on Mar. 12, the college recruitment process has been disrupted for spring athletes.  Though recruitment methods vary from sport to sport, in normal times,...

It’s time to pull the plug on the 2020 sports season

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the status of the NBA and NHL’s postseasons in jeopardy, and both league offices have been pursuing alternative options for crowning a league champion
Matt Murray, Sports Editor April 11, 2020

Ever since the COVID-19 virus forced millions of Americans into hibernation for the spring, there has been a national pause on public gatherings not seen since the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. And...

COVID-19 postpones school sports, disappointing athletes

Spring sports have been cancelled indefinitely, though teams hold on to the hope that they may resume.
Brooks Herb, Sports Editor April 7, 2020

COVID-19 has led to a wave of  school shutdowns, not only keeping students out of the classroom, but off the fields and courts as well.  Even though IHSA has a target date of resuming in May, the...

COVID-19 concerns put sports on pause

Caption: On Mar. 24, the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were scheduled to begin on Jul. 24 in Tokyo, became the latest sporting event to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Matt Murray, Sports Editor March 24, 2020

In an unprecedented 48-hour span from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, nearly all of the world’s major sports leagues indefinitely suspended their operations due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, which is expected...

Boys swimming & diving earns 10th place at state meet

The Evanston pool stands ready for the 2020 Boys Swimming & Diving State Championship
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor March 13, 2020

Despite team-wide struggles with illness, boys swimming & diving placed 10th at the state meet held on Feb. 28-29 at ETHS’ William Dobson Burton Aquatic Center. Going into the 2019-2020 season,...

Boys basketball eliminated by Evanston 49-46

The basketball team regroups with head coach Scott Fricke at their final game against Evanston on Mar. 6
Matt Murray, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

The boys basketball team’s season came to an end on Mar. 6 with a 49-46 loss to the Evanston Wildkits in the IHSA regional finals, snapping the team’s eight-game wining streak in the process. Although...

Wrestling enjoys outstanding season

NT Wrestling sectional qualifiers take a team photo
Caroline Bewley, News Editor March 13, 2020

New Trier’s wrestling team recently wrapped up a successful season and sent six members of their team to sectionals on Feb. 14. Those six qualifiers were three more than were sent last season,...

Girls track off to fast start

Casey Bertocchi, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

The girls track team competed at a meet at York University High School in Elmhurst, Illinois on Mar. 6 with their varsity team placing third out of six teams and their freshman and sophomore...

Being NT’s equipment manager: Beth Lopiccolo

Belah Ratowitz, Staff Reporter March 13, 2020

Beth Lopiccolo has been working as Athletic Equipment Manager for nine years. Most students see her when they pick up or return uniforms for sports, but her job extends beyond just handling...

Dale Grooms: the man behind the New Trier sports machine

Grooms (left) receiving IATA Distinguished Service Award in 2015
Carsten Sheehan, Staff Reporter March 13, 2020

There is a lot that goes into making a sports team function effectively. There are the players of course, but the coaches, strength coaches, and equipment organizers are all responsible for helping...

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