Sep 27

Tradition Returns

Miguel Monroy ‘17

Staff Writer

 

Nouvel Football is very special, not because of all of the victories, the numerous playoff appearances, or even the state championships, but rather what makes Nouvel Football so special is the rich tradition. On Friday September 30th, tradition returns to the gridiron for the second annual alumni football game. Players from all different graduating years come back to play on Boyd Field for old times sake.

This year instead of the current football team playing the alumni it is the graduating year that will separate the teams, even vs. odd years. Even though this is an exhibition game expect the competition level to be through the roof. As the football team experienced first hand last year these alumni coming back mean business and expect them to do whatever it takes to win. Some notable alumni who are returning include state champions Nick Hammis 11′, who played football at Northwood, Bennett Lewis 11′, who played for Hillsdale, and Joe Buchalski 11′, who chose to play baseball at Oakland. Also rumored to be playing is former University of Michigan fullback John McColgan who himself won a state championship at Nouvel in 2006. The returning MVP of the alumni game is Mike Quiroz, who was the quarterback for Nouvel in the early 2000’s, will be back ready to sling the ball around to his fellow Panther Alumni.  #TraditionNeverGraduates

 

Sep 26

Sports Updates 9/26

Cross Country

Hunter Grigg ‘17

Staff Writer

Who’s got it better than our cross country team? Nobody.  At Saturday’s Delta College Invitational, both Ceci Gross ’19 and Matt Bartels ’17 earned medals. Bartels placed 2nd (out of 101 runners) in the previous Frankenmuth Invitational, also won the Div III/IV race over 75 other runners and was awarded the Al Kayner scholarship (based on academic and athletic achievement and commitment to distance running). Sergio Molinar ’19, William Sherman ’20, Nathan Wardin ’20, as well as Ceci and Matt all ran personal bests in the 2 mile.The Panthers are continuing to add to their resume for a strong season, continuing to strive for greatness behind strong runners. Bartels is currently ranked second in the state (in our Division 4)  for best times.

Soccer

Miguel Monroy ’17

Staff Writer

The boys soccer team continues to battle and compete every time they take the field. Although the win loss column might not look great, it sure has not effected the competitive spirit of these guys. This squad is very close to really putting things together and becoming a very tough team for opponents to play. On the brighter side of things, the boys had a tremendous 9-0 victory against Laker High School on 9/16. A performance like this shows just how dangerous this team can be when clicking on all cylinders. Be sure to support the team during this homecoming week as they face off against rival John Glenn, @ Glenn, on Wednesday 9/28, and on Friday 9/30 @ home vs. Catholic Central.

Volleyball

Matt Sullivan ’17

Staff Writer

The Lady Panthers are on fire on the court. With an away win At New Lothrop High School to Bendle, the volleyball team is unstoppable! Captains Allie Buckingham ’17 and Anna Buko ’17 are continuing to be a threat on the court, with multiple Ace’s and outstanding teamwork. The Lady Panthers still have a long season ahead of them and a lot of experience to gain, so be sure to check the schedule and come support! If you are not doing anything tonight i strongly recommend you come show them some love at Bay City Western High School for the Swan Valley Quad. Have a great rest of the season ladies and always check nccpantherprint.com for updates and more!

Sep 26

Get Involved!

 

Clubs and Organizations

Get involved at NCC!

Information compiled by: Anna Buko ’17

SADD: The Students Against Destructive Decisions club’s theme this year is impaired and distracted driving. This theme is not only limited to texting and driving, rather all forms of distracted diving such as drinking or even browsing social media. SADD strives for at least one, maybe two, assemblies per year. If you are interested in joining SADD please feel free to stop by at any meetings, all are welcome. If you have any further questions please see Mrs. Chaltraw.

Spirit Club: The Nouvel spirit club is responsible for promoting our blue and silver school spirit. Creating banners, coming up with new student section cheers, and showing pride in our school is what this club is all about. Typically spirit club meets on Mondays after school, this week however, they will meet after school on Tuesday and Wednesday due to homecoming week. If you would like to make signs, you do not have to be present to do so and may do it whenever you can. Students are needed to sign up to be the panther. Service hours will be given, see Mrs. Adelman for more details.

NHS: The National Honors Society’s four pillars are: service, leadership, scholarship and character. NHS sponsors three blood drives and the first one is coming up on September 27th. The following blood drives will occur 12/13/16 and 4/10/17. Thank you to all NHS members who participate in recycling. Finally, NHS will be sponsoring a Halloween dance on October 22nd, tickets will be five dollars and goes from is 8:30 to 10:30.

Students for Life: Students for, is a pro-life, non-profit organization that seeks to end abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide. They aim to educate students about issues through non-violence and most importantly prayer. Coming up there will be a group that goes to the abortion clinic on Fridays to pray for the unborn lost lives of children. All are welcome to meetings, more information to come.

Sep 23

Nouvel Football

Justin Lobsiger ’17

Staff Writer

Panther football is at is again with a 24-17 victory over John Glenn, one of our rival schools.   Touchdowns were scored by Seniors Tyler Sprague and Christian Mendyk and also Junior Tate Hausebeck. The game was intense but the defense had a clutch moment at the very end of game when they stopping John Glenn on fourth down on our own two yard line. Both teams played like they had something to prove and our Panthers came out on top. Their next game is against Thornwood at Nouvel at 6:30PM. Next week, the Panthers will face Bay City All Saints for this year’s Homecoming match-up.  The Homecoming game will kick-off at 7:15PM.

Sep 22

NHS Blood Drive

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Masey Seals ’17

Staff Writer

Well Panthers,  it is that time of the year, the annual NHS Blood Drive, sponsored by Michigan Blood is upon us. It will be held on September 27, 2017 in room 106. NHS members need at least one donor, do not forget!  It starts bright and early at 7:30 a.m. and it ends at 1:30 p.m. There are however, a few requirements in order to donate blood. One has to be at least 110 pounds and healthy. If one is 16 years old, parent permission is required, but if you are 17 years old, you can sign up by yourself. If you can not participate in this blood drive, do not worry. There will be two other blood drives this year, December 13, 2016 and April 10, 2017. Mr. Bartels is encouraging everyone who can donate, to donate! Here is the link to sign up for the blood drive and do not forget to include NHS member’s name, so they can receive credit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45ADAF2EA5FB6-nhsfall1

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