Life after sports

Life after sports

A.J. Firsht, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The buzzer sounds at the end of the second period and the score is tied 3-3. This was the first time I was entered into the 2015 Individual wrestling district tournament. In the back of my head, I knew that this could be my last period ever wrestling in my high school career. The opponent and I both...

Softball team receives new head varsity coach

Softball team receives new head varsity coach

Elaina McClellan, Sports Editor

February 13, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Howell High School has been known for many years as one of Michigan’s most prestigious fastpitch softball teams. For fourteen years, the team performed under the watchful guidance of varsity coach, Paul Bushong, but now the team is experiencing a change in management. Ron Pezzoni, coach and owner of the T2 softball and baseball facility accepted the job as head varsity coach just this past off-season. After being an assistant coach alongside Bushong last year, Pezzoni is ready to take command and continue the Howell tradition.

Howell faces off Grand Blanc

Howell faces off Grand Blanc

Evan Webster, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every school has its rivalries that have been around for generations. Howell’s rival for some time has generally been considered the Brighton Bulldogs. However, Howell has recently developed a rivalry with a neighboring school, Grand Blanc, in only a few short years. Both schools are extremely competitive in all sports, including basketball. On Friday, Feb. 13, Howell and Grand Blanc will go head to head for Howell’s Winterfest basketball game; both teams are tied for first in the division along with Hartland and Pinckney.

Howell Pom takes 3rd at High Kick championship

Howell Pom takes 3rd at High Kick championship

Ian Stone, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Howell High School Pompon squad took 3rd at the Mid-American Pompon High Kick Championship on Nov 9th at the SVSU Ryder Center. Howell's team finished 3rd with 289 points, right behind Garden City who finished 2nd with 291.5 points. Plymouth took home the gold in this competition with the winning count of 294.5 points. This comes after Howell's 1st place finish last year at the High Kick championship in medium varsity.

HHS student takes fifth at Majorette competition

HHS student takes fifth at Majorette competition

Jordan Pudvay, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Highlight

Twirling and catching batons is no easy thing, but junior Emily Coan has no trouble doing that and recently showed off her talent at Nov. 29th’s Miss High School Majorette competition. She started twirling after her mom brought home three batons from when she twirled in high school. Out of her three sisters, she was the only one who liked it and has stuck with twirling for six years.

The pain of being a Lions fan

The pain of being a Lions fan

Thomas Lassiter, Co-Sports Editor

January 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Over the weekend, the Detroit Lions were bidding for their first playoff win since the 1991 in the NFC Divisional Round. They matched up with the Dallas Cowboys, who were on a four game win streak at the time. Detroit lost the game on a picked up flag with no explanation at all. This horribly blown call was the grounds for national media controversy as even President Obama claimed he would be aggravated if he were a Lions fan. By Sports Editor Apprentice: Thomas Lassiter

Firsht’s look on wrestling season

Firsht’s look on wrestling season

A.J. Firsht, Staff Writer

January 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a disappointing loss during last years individual state championship tournament, the Howell wrestling team has been hitting the mats hard and working on getting stronger and perfecting every move. By Staff Writer: A.J. Firsht

Howell Pompon takes 3rd at state competition

Howell Pompon takes 3rd at state competition

Ian Stone, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Howell High School pompon squad took 3rd at the Mid-American Pompon High Kick Championship on Nov 9 at the SVSU Ryder Center. Howell's team finished 3rd with 289 points, right behind perennial pompon powerhouse Garden City who finished 2nd with 291.5 points. Plymouth took home the gold in this competition with the winning count of 294.5 points. This comes after Howell's 1st place finish last year at the High Kick championship in medium varsity. By Staff Writer: Ian Stone

Winter sports preview

Winter sports preview

A.J. Firsht, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With this past fall sports season closing on a high note, the Highlanders are looking to keep the high energy up as the winter sports season is about to start. “I expect the nothing but the best out of every sport. All of the athletes have been preparing and working hard. Im looking forward to another...

HHS figure skating team enters new season

HHS figure skating team enters new season

Sarah Cortez, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Howell High School Figure Skating Team is just beginning this year’s season’s and they have high hopes. The figure skating team so far has 9 members, and is open to any ranges of talent. The group does not just consist of athlete’s from Howell. The team Co-Op’s with other surrounding schools,...

HHS Equestrian team takes another victory

HHS Equestrian team takes another victory

Julia Lively, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On October 12th the Howell High School Equestrian team declared victory again, when they dominated at the state championship in Midland, Michigan. However, it wasn’t the easiest win they have ever seen since the final score was 325 for Howell and 302 for Oxford High School. “It was really hard...

Friend or foe: Howell and Brighton rivalry

Friend or foe: Howell and Brighton rivalry

Mackenzie McDonell, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Opinion Editor Mackenzie McDonell questions the cause of the rivalry between Howell and Brighton and discusses their recent game

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