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Loyd’s Last-Second Basket Shoots Lady Wolves into Sectionals

By Nick Goldwyn

February 18, 2011

After Jewell Loyd had hit the final shot--the almost-a-buzzer-beater that defeated New Trier (46 to 45)--after the crowd went crazy and stormed the court, after the nets had been cut down, after everyone was chanting "MVP," and the Regional championship had been awarded, after all that, this morning in the halls...

Lady Wolves Win Big Vs. Maine East in the Regional Semifinals

By Nick Goldwyn

February 17, 2011

The Maine East Blue Demons had a fast break; with a three-on-one and their guard driving the lane, it seemed sure they would score.  The basket wouldn't have mattered, as the Wolves would end the half leading 39-11, but that di...

Ram VS. His Senior Year

By Nate Schapmann

February 8, 2011

NWN Anchor Ramsan Younatham is sitting with his co-anchor in Broadcasting class, editing their script for the forthcoming morning announcements.  The script looks like the usual stuff they say on the NWN: sports meetings, information about textbook return...

Winter Sports Update

By Nick Goldwyn

January 19, 2011

Girls' Gymnastics The girls' gymnastics team is waiting. Waiting for the opening of their new gym. The gym that created so much controversy around school at the beginning of the year, with talk not only about when it would open, but also about how it was displacing sports. The girls' team has been waiting...

Jewell-apalooza: A Day in the Life of Niles West’s Resident Superstar

By Nick Goldwyn

November 30, 2010

Jewell Loyd looks slightly troubled. She takes a step back from the play, trying to figure out what to do next, and then, as any good coach would do, she calls to all of the other girls to watch her as she walks throu...

Girls Swimmers and Divers Stand Out at State

By Nick Goldwyn

November 23, 2010

Last Friday the Niles West Girls Swim Team boarded a bus to the IHSA State Swim meet held at Evanston Township High School. They were quiet, as they drove the short distance between the two schools, so that they could cheer until they couldn...

Fire Mike Martz!!!

By Nick Goldwyn

November 3, 2010

Do you know what comes up if you type in the words “fire” and “Mike Martz” into Google? Well, next to his Wikipedia page and a story about how he was fired from his jobs with both the 49ers and Lions is a link to a website, a website that was published back when Martz was still the headstrong head coach of the S...

Boys Soccer Team Takes Conference

By Nick Goldwyn

October 13, 2010

The Maine South Goalie was screaming. Why? Because one of the best players on the Wolves (senior star Thomas Villamil) was about to take a free kick from point blank range. The screaming didn’t help, the goalie didn’t gat...

Tranton Stuns West With Yo-Yo Skills

By Nick Goldwyn

September 19, 2010

Most of us think of yo-yoing as “walk the dog” and “around the world,” but junior Eric Tranton, former World Yo-Yo Champion, thinks of it as gravity defying, mind-bending, unexplainable feats of amazement that you can’t su...

Fall Sports Preview

By Nick Goldwyn

September 19, 2010

Go Big Red! School has started, and so have all of the fall sports. Football, Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ Swimming and Diving, Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, and Golf are all in full swing. All of our teams...

The FAIL of Fantasy Football

By Nick Goldwyn

September 19, 2010

FANTASY Football sucks. There, I said it.  Don't break your computer, just yet. To clarify--before you go off and do something you and your wallet (computers aren’t cheap) might regret--reread my first sentence. Notice in all c...