Tennis tournament brings funding to suicide prevention

May 6, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Logan Tesmer On April 26, The Howell High School girls varsity tennis team hosted a tournament to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Representatives from AFSP were there handing out brochures and selling food and drinks to raise money for the foundation. Each coach of all ...

Dedication to sport pays off for Howell baseball player

May 6, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton Hard work and hustle are qualities that many coaches tend to look for in athletes. Senior James Edwards possesses both of these qualities and shows it every day. Before moving to Howell just before his freshman year, he lived in Ypsilanti where he played baseball...

New pompon season begins

May 6, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton On Monday, May 5, the Howell varsity pompon team began tryouts for next year. The tryouts will continue until Wednesday and the team will be decided before the end of the week. This past season, the pompon team came in first in the High Kick Competition. They also plac...

Old rivals meet in baseball, softball doubleheader

April 30, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Travis Waker  In the first game of the softball double header against Brighton on April 23, Howell junior Alaina McClellan  got the start at pitcher. The first inning was rough with McClellan allowing some walks.  Brighton scored one run, but the Highlanders responded with several hits...

Superstar players leave school early for NBA

April 30, 2014


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By Staff Writer: James Edwards  In the past month, the University of Michigan men's basketball team lost its three best players. Michigan State also lost one of the best point guards in the Big Ten. Nik Stauskas, Big Ten player of the year, announced his decision on Tuesday, April 15 to forego his remaining college eligibility to enter the NBA draft. The sophomore guard average...

Girls’ basketball program restored with return of legend coach

April 28, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton Looking at the girls varsity basketball team record and statistics from school last year, you would not expect them to have the season that they did this year. Last year, Howell’s season ended in the district semifinal. This year, it lasted until the regional semifinal. Th...

Boys basketball has historic season

April 28, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton In the season home opener, Howell beat Flint Beecher, a ranked team. Right from the start, the team and fans knew this season was going to be a special one. After the game against Flint Beecher, junior Jake Wendel said, “This is the start to a great journey.” I...

Howell basketball player named top player for the All-County team

April 28, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton One reason as to why the Howell girls varsity basketball team won the district championship this past season was senior Tess Weatherly. Weatherly has been a member of the varsity team all four of her high school years. She has played the sport since she was very young and has a true passio...

Athlete begins preparation for college

April 24, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton Howell senior John Brennan has been an outstanding athlete his past four years. He has participated in football and basketball and has excelled in both. Brennan was a huge part of the varsity football team his junior and senior years. He played linebacker and full...

Howell varsity baseball finishes trip to Indiana on a high note

April 22, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Travis Waker For three hours almost every night during a two-month period, the Howell High School varsity baseball team practices either on the field or in the field house gym, depending on the weather. The ultimate goal, of course, is to win Howell’s first baseball state championship in 104 years. The team, having returned from th...

Highlanders fall to Grand Blanc

April 3, 2014


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By Staff Writer: James Edwards There was a chill in the air as the Howell High School girls soccer team squared off against the Grand Blanc Bobcats on Tuesday, April 1. The temperature was sub-40 degrees and it showed in the fans, as only die-hards and parents were the only ones to show, in isolated groups throug...

Varsity baseball kicks off a new season

April 3, 2014


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By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton The Howell varsity baseball team played their first doubleheader on Monday, March 31. Howell played Northville at Eastern Michigan University. Unfortunately, Howell fell in both games. The scores were 7-3 and 8-3, respectively. But the team and coaches are not allowing these ...

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