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Reid Olson, Yaris Irby reach 1000 points

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Juniors Yaris Irby and Reid Olson hold posters celebrating their achievements. Photo credited to: Niles North Athletics on X

This past month, two players joined the 1,000 points club at Niles North, increasing the total count to nine. 

Niles North backcourt duo Reid Olson and Yaris Irby both reached the 1,000-career point mark, with Reid following Yaris; and they’re both only juniors. This now means that nine total players in Niles North history have reached the historic mark. 

Yaris eclipsed 1,000 points in the game against #4 ranked in the state Thornton High School, with 20 points on the 67-60 loss. The Vikings almost took the victory against a highly ranked Thornton side, but barely fell short. 

Reid reached the mark with a 20-point game against conference opponent Vernon Hills on Friday, Jan. 26. The Vikings won 69-54, keeping their first-place spot in the Central Suburban League (CSL) North conference. 

The historic achievement made for a great moment for both the players.

“It was cool in the moment,” junior Reid Olson said. “Having my teammates celebrating and reaching that milestone as a junior was pretty awesome. We won which made it better and it’s a nice memory.”

Although they both reached a mark that only the best of the best end up reaching, the duo is not done just yet. They still have four games left this season, not including playoffs; not to mention an entire other season to go. The Vikings’ next game will be against conference opponent Maine East on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7pm. This will also be the boys’ Senior Night. Even though the Vikings are 21-6 on the season, they’re not satisfied yet. 

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Quinn Graham, Sports Editor
Quinn Graham is a senior at Niles North and this is his second year working on the newspaper. He enjoys playing soccer, working, and hanging out with his friends in his free time.

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