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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

New Pragues gym banner returns to the wall of the gym. It was removed last year when Park ceased competition with New Prague.

Competition with New Prague resumes

By Maren Wilsey, St. Louis Park High School September 27, 2022

After the highly publicized conflict surrounding racist actions by New Prague athletic teams, Park made the decision to halt all competition with the school indefinitely. Now, several months later, the...

Holding out the ball, varsity quarterback and junior Ayden Arp hands the ball off to senior Tyree Nicholson. The team lost 7-24 to Round Rock on Sept. 9. “I think that once we get into district, it’ll be a whole different story,” Arp said. “We’ll have a lot more toughness when we have our district play.”

When the Going Gets Tough, the Toughness Gets Going

By Kacey Miller, Cedar Park High School September 26, 2022

The blinding stadium lights streak across his vision as he joins the huddle with his team, warm bodies jumping up and down as they yell their pre-game chants. In these moments, it’s easy to forget the...

The Owatonna Boys Soccer team wore special warm ups for Dylan Lauwers’s memorial game.

Out of the Darkness

By Jose Rosas, Owatonna High School September 26, 2022

Dylan Lauwers would have been a junior this year and was involved in soccer since an early age, unfortunately Lauwers passed away due to suicide. September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  On Thursday,...

Bob Smartt, Lady Panthers Girls Swim coach, stands on the podium after he wins the annual AquaBike World Championship.


By Gabby Paterson, Powell High School September 22, 2022

As another year passes, Bob Smartt, the Lady Panthers swim coach, has won yet another world AquaBike championship. After months of strenuous training, Coach Smartt proved himself as a force to be reckoned...

The Women’s Coaching Alliances (WCA) central mission is to grow the presence of women in the sports coaching field.

A level playing field: local organization empowers women in sports leadership

By Sophia Bella, Burlingame High School - CA September 21, 2022

While athletes are often at the center of discussions about gender disparity in sports, the coaching industry frequently lacks the same attention. A Burlingame-based organization has their sights set on...

“When the coaches hit [the post], you’re winning that game,” Howell said. “There’s no doubt you’re winning that game. Obviously, you’re trying your hardest — you’re pushing yourself — but it’s that extra guarantee.”

Whitman’s lucky charms: Athletes share their sports superstitions

By Grace O'Halloran, Walt Whitman High School September 20, 2022

Whitman’s athletes don’t just dedicate their bodies to their chosen sport; off the field, rink, court or boat, their sport is a lifestyle. Athletes fill their closets with pre-game spirit wear and...

Rachel Chang throwing a forehand while being defended by a UCLA Midas Ultimate player during a game. Rachel recently spent part of her summer in Wroclaw, Poland with the women’s ultimate frisbee Team USA competing in the World Junior Ultimate Championships.

Rachel Chang: Ultimate frisbee assassin

By Noor Khan, Los Altos High School September 19, 2022

Think of that one kid you knew during the ultimate frisbee unit in P.E. class: jumping over people, tossing the frisbee inhumanly far, intercepting passes with grace and ease. Yeah — they weren’t...

Coach Gait, in the grey polo, will be honored at tonights game.

Coach Gait Honored At Tonight’s Field Hockey Game

By Caelan Jones, Dominion High School September 16, 2022

Tonight in Titan Territory will be memorable, as the field hockey team will be honoring Coach Gaitten, who coached from 2019 to Spring 2021 before losing her battle to breast cancer. Having a major impact...

Jersey Goodall is ready to make a difference as one of Libertys first females to play on the varsity football squad.

Jersey Goodall Pioneers In Her Gridiron Endeavor

By Gavin Block, Wentzville Liberty High School September 15, 2022

When you generally think of a high school football player, the first image that comes to your mind may not be a female. However, Liberty junior Jersey Goodall is blazing a newly set trail, playing primarily...

SEPTEMBER SUPPORT. The Wildkat Volleyball team hosts home games in support for Coach Storms. All proceeds made go to Michael Storms and his family.

Coach battles storm with community aid

By Reid Henderson, Willis High School September 14, 2022

The Devil whispered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the Storm.”  For Coach Michael Storms, the battle is just...

The 2022-23 Robinson girls flag football uniform from Nike, which now sports the Nike Elite status.

Flag Football Jersey Reveal Presented by Nike and the Bucs

By Juno Le, Robinson High School - FL September 12, 2022

Girls are running the world as RHS runs to the Nike World. In just a few days, Robinson High School and Alonso High School's flag football teams will fly out to Nike World Headquarters in Oregon...

Class of 2023 WayCo players lean against the fence at the Cochituate fields watching their teammates play. This summer marked the 15th season of WayCo softball. Even since I’ve joined, I’ve seen the spectator turnout and social media presence grow a ton, 2020 WHS graduate Jack Brown said.

WayCo returns for its 15th summer

By Sophia Oppenheim, Wayland High School September 12, 2022

It's a Monday night in the middle of July. The sun has just set and you are tying up your cleats. You step onto the field, the lights turn on as you listen to spectators chatting behind you. Your team...

Alyssa Thompson 23 and Gisele Thompson 24 pose with a soccer ball wearing Nike gear. The sisters are the first high school athletes in history to sign an NIL deal with Nike.

Thompson sisters sign historic NIL deal with Nike

By Ella Yadegar, Harvard-Westlake School June 2, 2022

Girls soccer players Alyssa Thompson ’23 and Gisele Thompson ’24 announced a deal with Nike on May 16. The sisters are the first high school athletes ever to sign a name, image and likeness (NIL) deal...

Abigail Nunez representing the El Salvadorian team in CONCACAF U-17 World Cup.

Carnegie Sophmore Abigail Nunez play for El Salvador in CONCACAF U-17 World Cup

By Julian Namerow and Kaitlyn Garza June 2, 2022

Since she was nine-years-old, sophomore Abigail Nunez has traveled across the country to support and watch her brother play in his club soccer tournaments. To pass the time, Nunez found herself kicking...

Senior Katie Dorsey competes in the fastest high school girls race of the night. Fans lined the outside of the track, cheering on the runners.

Delaware Runners Set New Records at One Mile Challenge

By Claire M. '23, Padua Academy May 31, 2022

A sub-four-minute mile has never been run on Delaware soil—that is, until the night of the Delaware Mile Challenge. The meet was designed to set the Delaware record and run a mile under four minutes....

The Unified Track team competed at Willow Spring High School, earning their spot at the national competition. Follow the team’s journey by following @ghunifiedtrack on Instagram.

Green Hope Unified Track Runs Into 2022 Special Olympics

By Noreen Mohamed, Green Hope High School May 27, 2022

Since 1968, the Special Olympics program has provided opportunities for students with special needs across the U.S. and the Caribbean to get involved in athletic competitions. From surfing to powerlifting,...

Anthony Walsh poses with his team after their state championship victory in 2013

Inclusion on the Ice

By Mia DiLorenzo, Edina High School May 27, 2022

Edina High School alum Anthony Walsh’s career has been nothing short of historic. As a member of the Edina Boys’ Hockey State Championship team in 2013, Walsh helped Edina clinch a 4-2 victory over...

Real Madrid and Juventus face off in the 2017 Champions League final match. Real Madrid is now back in the Champions League finals and will face Liverpool May 28.

Champions League final spurs excitement, speculation among students

By Tristan Weiss, The American School in London May 27, 2022

With Europe’s most famous football competition edging closer to its final, the Champions League has generated much anticipation and excitement as the Liverpool and Real Madrid teams go head to head May...

(From left to right) Seniors Haley Magin, Ava Hogan, Brianna Stearns, Jaylen Stasio, Sydney Hall, Lindsey Chadwick and Casey Ingram pose with the FHSAA Flag Football Class 1A State Championships trophy and their gold medals.

Lighting Interruption & Lightning Fast Interception: Flag Football Holds Onto State Title

By Juno Le and Zoe Thaxton May 26, 2022

Robinson served as the image of perfection in the high school flag football world for five consecutive years leading up to the State Championships. Their seventh (and sixth straight) state title in Class...

Training at quiet reservoirs and shorelines, rowing has become a meaningful and enjoyable sport for Chu, Kim and Venkatesh.

Boats, oars and ergometers: Lynbrook’s rowers

By Sophie Au, Lynbrook High School - CA May 26, 2022

As the whistle sounds, rowers speed across the lake in unison, navigating along the shoreline to reach the finish line. For sophomores Vera Chu, Christie Kim and Vinay Venkatesh, the breeze in the air...

Chloe Leotta ’24 is the only girl on Riordan’s JV baseball team.

Female baseball player creates a league of her own

By Talia Bumanglag ’24  , ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL May 25, 2022

This year at Riordan has been nothing less than historic.  Sophomore and JV second baseman Chloe Leotta ’24 made history as the first girl to ever play on the baseball team at Riordan, and has shared...

Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 1084 on April 28. The Georgia High School Association voted to exclude transgender athletes on May 4.

GHSA approves bill banning transgender athletes

By Stella Maximuk, Midtown High School May 25, 2022

Senate Bill 435, also known as the “Save Girls Sports Act,” attempts to exclude transgender youth from participating in high school sports. While the act has yet to be signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, it...

Student football players often feel pressured as they compare their bodies to those in the NFL

Male athletes experience muscle envy

By Tvisha Gupta and Aashna Patel May 24, 2022

The thundering sound of feet slamming onto the field filled the air as the athletes on the MVHS football team sprinted across the field for their running drills as part of their daily practice. Senior...

At the California Dance Classics competition in Downey, then-sophomore David Burn performs a ballet routine in which he received an honorable mention for on March 4, 2019.

Orange County Register recognizes senior David Burn for a top dancer award

By Grace Min, Sunny Hills High School May 24, 2022

Entering a female-dominated field as a boy, senior David Burn faced rude remarks and ignorant stereotypes at a young age. “I definitely hid [being a dancer] a lot more when I was in elementary school...

Many girls from grades 6-11 came out for the Girls Try Wrestling Night on April 27 in the high school wrestling room. Girls wrestling is not currently PIAA sanctioned but that may change soon.

Pioneering an Age Old Sport

By Evan Atwood, DALLASTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL May 23, 2022

As an 8th grader at Dallastown Middle School, Olivia Lipinski chose to compete in the start-up girls wrestling program at Dallastown this year. “It was something different from any other sport I’ve...

Although some special education students are wheelchair bound, Haley decided she wanted to try and complete the obstacle course standing.

Super Chiefs, Super Students

By Emilia Belcolore, Kickapoo High School May 23, 2022

Hundreds of students flood the stands every year to watch Kickapoo's star athletes compete. Whether it's football or soccer, basketball or baseball, the crowd can be heard across the field. For one day...

In 2020, Hudak travels to Colorado to take professional photos to add to her portfolio for auditions for ballet companies.

Broken At The Barre

By Janka Gerber, Lafayette High School May 19, 2022

Ballet is one big juxtaposition. It is both a beautiful and a grueling sport that asks to fight with every muscle, and to balance just right on a block of wood no more than two inches wide just to appear...

CHATTING AT MEET: Junior Mara Saprautzki sits and talks with her track teammates in between her races. Saprautzki runs as a sprinter in several events at each meet.

Exchange student leaves mark

By Ben Tillisch, James Bowie High School May 18, 2022

Breathing deep, junior sprinter Mara Saprautzki tenses her muscles, awaiting the loud crack that will commence the fierce rush of adrenaline that characterizes the 100-meter dash. A long way from her hometown...

Leading the Redhawks in multiple offensive categories, senior baseball player Cade McGarrh has a scholarship offer from Texas Tech awaiting him. However, his plans could change if he is selected in Julys Major League Baseball draft.

College or pro, McGarrh is ready to go

By Michael Coppinger, Liberty High School - TX May 17, 2022

The Redhawks baseball season is over, but for senior Cade McGarrh, the start of what could be a promising future is just beginning. It’s a journey that began more than a dozen years ago with a play...

Sophomore Kai Uemura competes in a gymnastics competition while overseas in Germany.

Going for Gold

By Samantha Graines, Francis W. Parker School May 17, 2022

On Friday, March 18, 2022, instead of attending classes, sophomore Kai Uemura and the rest of the Men’s Junior Olympic team won a gold medal at the 2022 DTB Pokal Team Challenge and Mixed Cup at Porsche-Arena...

Racing to the ball, freshman Molly Bailey and her opponent swim without hesitation. Bailey joined water polo for the first time this year, and although the sport has proven to be difficult, she has persisted. “Water polo is a sport that has pushed me physically. At the start of the season, I asked myself why I was there and why I decided to sign up for it in the first place,” Bailey said. “But as the season progressed, something about the sport kept me wanting to play more and more. I love the people, the competition and the game.”

A new beginning for female water polo

By Sabrina Urdaneta, Parkway West High School May 17, 2022

From 2018 to 2019, boy's water polo participation has risen by 8.8%, while girl's water polo participation across the country has seen an 18% increase. Team captains Taylor Johnson and Thalea Afentoullis...

Sage Benca (left) and Selena Sifuentes Shaffer celebrate after the Vista Ridge Invitational tournament. Benca and Sifuentes Shaffer, team captains and best friends, have made a significant impact on the Ranger wrestling program.

Pin it to win it

By Jackson Posey, Smithson Valley High School May 13, 2022

After a Senior Night win over a longtime opponent, Selena Sifuentes Shaffer looked triumphant. Nothing about the match seemed out of the ordinary, save for a short scuffle afterwards. But as she beelined...

Coach King shows her Charity Miles accomplishments, with over 3,000 steps for that day. Charity Miles is an app that records individualssteps, and donates money to a charity of their choice depending on how much they run or bike. King has been able to raise money for her chosen charity, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “I enjoy being active and I enjoy supporting charities, so it’s a win-win,” King said.

Miles For Money: Students, Staff Support Charities with Steps

By Anvi Talyan, Marquette High School May 12, 2022

A new opportunity has become available to encourage teachers and students to be more active, while allowing them to support a cause that is close to their heart. This came in the form of the Charity miles...

As of 2021, only 14.4% of professional sports reporters identify as female.

Underrepresentation of women in sports journalism

By Soleil Dam, Carlmont High School May 10, 2022

One of the most common questions female sports journalists get asked is: "What is it like to be a woman in sports?" Despite 37.6% of the professional athletes in the United States being women, only...

Olivia Molnar (11) races in the 100m wheelchair race at the district meet April 15.

Dreams of 2028 Paralympics: ‘I found myself in my sport’ 

By Anisah Collazo, The Colony High School May 10, 2022

The moments begin ticking down before the race starts. When time seems to disappear altogether her tunnel vision takes over. She is surrounded by her own thoughts bouncing around in her head before she...

Isabel Higgins Sweet, recently placed fourth at the PJW championships, but shes not afraid to mix it up with the boys either.

How Sweet it is

By Julius Diossa, Bellwood-Antis High School May 10, 2022

Isabel Higgins Sweet has heard it all before. The jokes. The snickers. The insults. They motivate her. As a young female wrestler in a male-dominated sport, it's actually quite common. But while the...

Audra Yoder, junior, catches the ball during a varsity lacrosse practice. Yoder is committed to play collegiate lacrosse at Rockhurst University, and has faced pressure from the recruiting process.

Time to Stress or to Decompress?

By Aarushi Bute, Marquette High School May 9, 2022

With a deep breath in and out, Omoye Ehimare, junior, squeezes her eyes shut and visualizes herself emerging victorious after passing the finish line at her track meet.  For Ehimare, this two-minute...

The Whitman sailing team racing on the Anacostia River during practice.

Navigating friendly waters: students find unity on the Whitman sailing team

By Stephanie Solomon, Walt Whitman High School May 9, 2022

A slight breeze sweeps gently through the air as the Whitman sailing team walks down the barnacle-studded dock towards the Anacostia River. The athletes will start practice soon, but instead of school...

Freshman Ani Yordonova during her performance that would win her the title of Teen Miss Dance Pacific Coast.

Ani Yordanova: Dancing into Nationals

By Noor Khan, Los Altos High School May 5, 2022

Making hard work look effortless is, well, hard work. And when a dancer takes the stage, that is exactly what they need to do — make spinning pirouettes, landing an aerial or dropping into the splits...

The ESPN-Athletes broadcasting deal marks an advance in women’s sports online accessibility. In 2019, a study on women and men’s sports coverage found 5% of total television coverage focused on women’s sports. The study also found that 80% of highlight programs and news devoted zero time to women’s sports.

A League of Her Own: ESPN-Athletes Unlimited women’s sports broadcasting deal overdue

By Caroline Coffey '22, Staples High School May 4, 2022

When asked who my sports idol was at the dawn of my softball career in second grade, Derek Jeter was my answer. In the impassioned one-on-one pick up basketball games I played with my younger sister, we...

DOING IT ALL: As aspiring public announcer Omar Villanueva Jr. works towards his goal of a career in professional sports, he balances school, work, and announcing for the Mater Dei varsity boys’ lacrosse and baseball teams up to 3 times a week. “A typical day [for me] would be getting up around 4 AM to go to work since I work at Amazon,” Villanueva Jr. said. “Im a supervisor there for the quality department. Then lets say I do have a game for Mater Dei, Ill get off work a little early and then get ready, drive over to Mater Dei, and announce a game.” He is also a student at Mt. San Jacinto College and is currently finishing his associates degree. “[If] I dont have a game, Ill be doing schoolwork in the afternoon,” Villanueva Jr. said.

Sports announcer uses Mater Dei as stepping stone towards professional aspirations

By Brigette Ramirez, Mater Dei High School May 3, 2022

“Are you using autotune to sound like that?” This is the most common question public announcer Omar Villanueva Jr. receives when announcing Mater Dei boys’ lacrosse or baseball games. It’s...

James Madison University sophomore catcher Lauren Bernett died Tuesday, April 26. The investigation is still ongoing and an official cause of death has yet to be released.

Students, faculty grieve loss of JMU catcher Lauren Bernett, push for reform on mental health in athletics

By Maya Waid, Harrisonburg High School May 3, 2022

‘You really never know what someone is going through.’  James Madison University (JMU) alumni and former softball pitcher Oddici Alexander tweeted these words after hearing news of the passing...

Training at the gym, senior Ryan Buckner engages in a deadlift. Ryan said this one represents her favorite type. She has goals to lift 320 pounds by the summer, along with setting a world record.

Senior powerlifter looks to ‘Worlds’ as ultimate goal

By Kaya Miller, Prosper High School April 29, 2022

Channeling every muscle in her body, senior Ryan Buckner ends her high school powerlifting journey at the state meet. Ryan ended up placing third in the state for the second year in a row. But, for Ryan,...

Berg competing at the 2022 United States Figure Skating Association Championship Series in Spokane, WA.

Skating in the Spotlight: Adriana Berg

By Lauren Herrick, Jesuit High School April 29, 2022

On most Mondays at 7:00 A.M., Jesuit students are just starting to get ready for the day— trying to get the last minutes of Membean done before 1st period, stopping at Dutch Bros., or hitting snooze...

Baldwin students Delaney Howard (from left), Evelyn Wright, and Maggie Overn play in the new PIHL Girls Hockey League.

Three hockey players help pioneer new all-girls league

By Kenzie Hirt and Eliza Swanson April 28, 2022

Freshman Delaney Howard and junior Evelyn Wright made their mark on the new PIHL Girls Hockey League from the first game, with Howard scoring the first goal in league history and Wright taking the first...

CHECK THE PATRIARCHY: In a ball control drill, Prentiss Corbin ’22 trains for season opener versus Brentwood High School on Feb. 22.

First female player joins lacrosse squad

By Charlie Seymour, Harvard-Westlake School April 26, 2022

Rummaging through her backpack in search of her safety pads and helmet, Prentiss Corbin '22 prepared to leave the empty girls' locker room for her first practice with the boys lacrosse team. Corbin said...

Dr. Michael Camino has been attending Scout games for 40 years.

Super Scout Has Been in the Stands for 40 Years

By Nick Winebrenner, Lake Forest High School April 25, 2022

He’s not the loudest fan. He doesn’t paint his face. Or scream at refs. Instead, he enjoys bringing friends and colleagues along with him to support the Scouts, win or lose. For almost 40 years,...

Goalie Arjuna Thiagarjan poses with his Division 7 CIF championship plaque. He believes sports psychologists are beneficial in unpacking the harmful effects of an unattainable standard of perfectionism athletes are held to. I do not get as much sleep as I should, so I am usually very, very tired during school. Thiagarajan said.  As an athlete, I have to have very good grades to play and when I do play [especially as goalie], my games have to be perfect.

‘It does have its toxic side’: A ‘desperate’ need for sports psychiatry in athletes’ lives

By Surya Patil, Archer School for Girls April 25, 2022

Simone Biles. Naomi Osaka. Michael Phelps. Serena Williams. In recent years, the list of athletes who have publicly voiced their mental health struggles has grown exponentially. According to a systematic...

Raising the bar

By Julia Sumpter, Hagerty High School April 20, 2022

From not making the starting team in tenth grade to earning the school’s first weightlifting scholarship, senior Chloe Varady has come a long way. In her third year, she became a captain, won fifth at...

Sisters Ansley (left) and Mary (right) Hails pose for a photo before their game against Pattonville High School, where they won 16-7. During the game, senior captain Ansley scored two goals and both Ansley and Mary won two ground balls. The sisters also chose sister numbers for their jerseys, with Mary choosing 22 and Ansley choosing 23.

Sisters by chance, teammates by talent

By Jack Daws, Lafayette High School April 19, 2022

Sports teams are known for creating bonds between players that can make teammates become like family, and sometimes, family members become teammates. Senior Ansley Hails has played lacrosse on the varsity...

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