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The student news site of New Trier High School

New Trier News

The student news site of New Trier High School

New Trier News

Junior Ben Yoder running at a New Trier open meet this season

Covid-19 complicates college athletics recruiting

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,...

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

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

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...

Spring sports have been cancelled indefinitely, though teams hold on to the hope that they may resume.

COVID-19 postpones school sports, disappointing athletes

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...

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

COVID-19 concerns put sports on pause

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...

The Evanston pool stands ready for the 2020 Boys Swimming & Diving State Championship

Boys swimming & diving earns 10th place at state meet

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,...

The basketball team regroups with head coach Scott Fricke at their final game against Evanston on Mar. 6

Boys basketball eliminated by Evanston 49-46

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...

NT Wrestling sectional qualifiers take a team photo

Wrestling enjoys outstanding season

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, Managing 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...

Grooms (left) receiving IATA Distinguished Service Award in 2015

Dale Grooms: the man behind the New Trier sports machine

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...

Ryan shoots a three against Niles West on Feb. 7

Boys basketball edges Maine South

Brooks Herb, Sports Editor
March 6, 2020

Fueled by a big first half from senior shooting guard John Carragher and a pair of defensive stops in the final seconds, the varsity boys basketball team outlasted Maine South 43-42 in their season finale...

The team’s seniors (left to right: Amy Zun, Avery Faulkner, Maeve Murdock, and Rachel Zun)

Girls gymnastics finishes fifth at state tournament

Mary Elizabeth Parks, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2020

After reaching the IHSA state meet for the fourth year in a row, the girls gymnastics team ended their season on a high note with a finish of fifth place overall in the Feb. 22 state tournament. The...

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