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Excitable Hawes Has Mounties Thinking Big in Football

By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (September 10, 2022 8:13 AM) The Northwest High School varsity football team may be changing its tune when it comes to performances on the football field. Last year could be described as the Miranda Lambert song “Somethin’ Bad About to Happen.” NWHS running back Izayiah Hawes said the Mounties are going to change those lyrics in 2022. The Mounties are 2-0 to begin the season with Hawes and an improved offensive line as a big factor. Hawes rushed for 353 yards and four touchdowns in the Mounties opening wins. Northwest rushed for nearly 400 yards in the opening game this season. “We have a better line so we can run the football,” Hawes said. “Against Gabriel Richard we called the same play three times in a row and were successful each time. “Teams haven’t been able to stop our offense.” Hawes has also seen a rebirth in the football program with new Coach Stafford Newsome, a teacher in the district. “A lot of student-athletes knew Coach Newsome (as a teacher) and like him,” Hawes said. “There is a chance as we have something new.” Hawes said a number of seniors have rejoined the football program.…

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NW Tennis Opens New Tennis Courts with 8-0 Win

Drew Maples of Northwest High School returns a shot during a home match at NWHS against Hillsdale.  Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (August 22, 2022 10:16 PM) Imagine being a high school tennis team and playing on the road for more than a decade. On the off days, the team practices on courts that are old and not in a condition to host matches. That all changed on Monday as Northwest High School opened its new tennis facility just southwest of the high school. The eight tennis courts include fencing, benches, lighting, and stands for tennis fans. The building of the courts was delayed due to COVID and other factors. The Mounties made it a Disney ending with an 8-0 win over Hillsdale to improve to 3-0 on the season. Longtime Coach Ron Woodruff said the new courts will help build the program. “I can now see us creating children’s and middle school programs,” Woodruff said. “The school approved the building of the courts and we received a lot of donations from people in the community.” To make up for all of those years as the road warriors, Northwest will play all Interstate-8 Conference…

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