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Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

March Madness recap

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Mason Dean
Played in the Hornet’s home arena, Charlotte played host to first and second-round matchups including UNC vs. Michigan State.

Final Four Recap

Purdue vs. State

Purdue ended NC State’s Cinderella run to advance to the national championship with a score of 63-50. Zach Edey led his team with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. DJ Burns Jr. from NC State was shut down all night and was unsuccessful in his matchup against Edey leading to an inevitable defeat.

UConn vs. Bama

UConn defeated Alabama 86-72, with freshman Stephan Castle scoring 21 points. This game kept UConn’s dream of back-to-back championships alive. 

UConn vs. Purdue

Purdue and UConn met up in the national championship. UConn mostly dominated the game. Purdue struggled to get started and was unable to come back.

UConn back-to-back

UConn won its sixth school title since 1999. Other schools have gone back to back before, but the fact that UConn lost so many players since last year and still managed to repeat makes it even more impressive.

East Region

UConn, the number one overall seed, dominated the East region, winning their first four games by an average of 28 points a game. The biggest upset in this region was Yale (13) taking down Auburn (4) in a last-second thriller. Auburn missed a shot at the buzzer leading to a two-point Bulldog win.

West Region

Alabama, the number four seed in the region, won the West region after defeating UNC (1) in the Sweet 16 and Clemson (6) in the Elite 8. Clemson (6) also went on an impressive run, defeating two schools that were a lower seed (Baylor and Arizona).

South Region

NC State, the best Cinderella story of the tournament, won the South region as an eleven-seed defeating Duke (4) in the Elite 8. Oakland (14) captured the attention of the country with their first-round win over Kentucky (3)

Midwest Region

The most “chalk” region in the tournament this season, one-seeded Purdue defeated Tennessee (2) to win the Midwest Region. The only higher seed to win a first-round game in this region was Oregon (11) who defeated South Carolina (6), but Oregon fell in the next round to Creighton (3).

In the last year of six power conferences for basketball, the Big East and ACC were the only two conferences with a winning percentage over .700. (Mason Dean)

Top Performers

East Region

Terrence Shanon Jr. (Illinois, 5th-year senior)

After averaging 23.0 points per game (ppg) during the regular season, Shannon continued his success on the court into March Madness, averaging 28.3 ppg in the first three rounds. He struggled in the Illinois Elite 8 matchup against Purdue but had a strong tournament overall.

West Region

Mark Sears (Alabama, senior)

After averaging 21.5 ppg during the regular season, Sears excelled in the tournament, averaging 24.2 ppg in the five games Alabama played. In addition to scoring, Sears averaged 5.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

South Region

DJ Burns Jr. (NC State, 5th-year senior)

After averaging 12.9 ppg during the regular season, Burns stepped up on the court in March Madness, averaging 16.2 ppg leading his team to the final four. He struggled against Purdue’s Zach Edey in the final four-matchup against Purdue but overall had a strong tournament, making a historic run.

Midwest Region

Zach Edey (Purdue, senior)

After averaging 25.2 ppg during the regular season, Edey stepped up on the court in March Madness, averaging 29.5 ppg leading his team on a run to the national championship. He struggled against UCONN in the championship but overall had a strong tournament.

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Mason Dean
Mason Dean, Staff Writer
Mason is a junior at Green Hope and this is his first year on the staff. He loves sports and is on the varsity baseball and basketball teams here at Green Hope. Mason has a knack for math and history. Outside of school, he plays on a club baseball team and spends time with his 2 dogs, Margo and Olaf. While on break, Mason loves to travel to new places with his family. He has 3 siblings and in the future, he plans to play baseball in college and attain a mathematics degree.
Mason Cline
Mason Cline, Staff Writer
Mason is currently a junior at Green Hope High School and this is his first year on staff. He plays for the school’s varsity football team and hopes to study business at either NC State or UNC Wilmington. He spends his free time eating “good food”, especially sushi. As the youngest in a big family, Mason claims it was hard for him to figure out what he wanted to do. However, with a few English classes and a new found love for writing, joining the GH Falcon became an interest he could call his own. Nine times out of ten, if you ask Mason what he’s listening to, it’ll probably be a Travis Scott song.
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