Appleton North High School

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Appleton North High School
Appleton North logo.png
Address
5000 North Ballard Road
Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
United States
Coordinates 44°18′50″N 88°22′24″W / 44.31383°N 88.3733°W / 44.31383; -88.3733Coordinates: 44°18′50″N 88°22′24″W / 44.31383°N 88.3733°W / 44.31383; -88.3733
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1995
Oversight Appleton Area School District
Principal David A. Pynenberg
Faculty 100+
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,531[1]
Color(s) Navy, Silver and Gold
              
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics conference Fox Valley Association
Mascot Lightning
Newspaper The Noctiluca
Yearbook The Almanack
Website

Appleton North High School is a comprehensive secondary school in Appleton, Wisconsin that is part of the Appleton Area School District. Opened in August 1995, it is the most recently built of the three four-year public high schools in the district. The school has 1485 students.[1] The school colors are gold, silver and navy blue. The school's nickname is the Lightning.

Athletics[edit]

Football[edit]

During the 2004 football season Appleton North went undefeated in the regular season until losing to Marshfield in the postseason.[2]

The class of 2006 was the first class in history to defeat Appleton East and West all four years in football.[citation needed]

During the 2009-2010 football regular season, Appleton North went undefeated. They were the first team in school history to go 12-1.[3]

During the 2011-2012 football season, the Lightning were the FVA champions, advancing to the playoffs, where they lost to DC Everest.[4]

Boys' basketball[edit]

The Appleton North boys' basketball program has never won the conference championship.[citation needed] In the 2011-12 season, they had a record of 11-7,[5] in the 2012-13 season, 10-8,[6] and in the 2013-14 season, 13-10.[7]

Girls' basketball[edit]

The Lightning captured their first WIAA Division 1 state title in the 2016-17 season, when they beat De Pere to complete an undefeated season.[8]

Boys' volleyball[edit]

The team compiled a perfect season in 2012 (34-0) by defeating Burlington to claim its first boys' volleyball state championship.[9][10]

Girls' soccer[edit]

During the 2008 soccer season, the varsity team went to the state tournament, where it lost to Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.[11]

Boys' hockey[edit]

The Appleton United hockey teams are composed of students from North, East and West. In the 2007-08 season, the team went to the state tournament for the first time, before losing to Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart in the semifinals.[12] In the 2015-16 season, Appleton United won the state championship.[13]

Girls' hockey[edit]

During the 2006-2007 inaugural season, the Appleton United Women's hockey team won sectionals and went to the state tournament, eventually winning against Chippewa Falls 4-2 in the championship game.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

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