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Griffin ignites gymnastics team in Croteau’s absence

Griffin ignites gymnastics team in Croteau’s absence

By Blake Melnik, Londonderry High School

January 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

As the winter sports season starts rolling, it is easy for Lancer fans to get caught up in the hype of basketball and hockey, while forgetting about smaller sports that deserve the same amount of support, like gymnastics. Fans might have known that senior captain, Maddie Croteau, has had her season...

Poll shows Firehawks favor Rams as both LA teams make NFL playoffs

Poll shows Firehawks favor Rams as both LA teams make NFL playoffs

By Alex Rubel and Adam Tizabi

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

The results are in. Whatever happens in this weekend’s playoff games, the Los Angeles Rams have thus far won the contest for loyalty among most Shalhevet football fans, who hope to be able to root for them in this year’s Super Bowl. In a Schoology poll Jan. 8, 47 percent of 66 respondents said...

Buckner leads varsity girls basketball team as only senior

Buckner leads varsity girls basketball team as only senior

By Sophie Sallah, Harrisonburg High School

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

A typical high school varsity sports team is made up of mainly juniors and seniors, with the exception of some higher-level young athletes. However, the girls varsity basketball team is anything but typical this year. Featuring five freshmen, the team has one of the youngest rosters and least high...

Girls’ soccer adjusts to largest varsity roster in school’s history

Girls’ soccer adjusts to largest varsity roster in school’s history

By Megan Chang, St. John's School

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

Only 30 girls signed up to participate in the soccer program this year, the smallest number in the team’s history. Twenty-seven athletes comprise the girls’ varsity soccer team, the largest number of players to ever be rostered on one team. Because the average varsity roster has about 24 players,...

Changing directions

Changing directions

By Jackson Posey, Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

January 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

Former star quarterback Levi Williams decommitted from the University of Houston on the heels of former Cougar head coach Major Applewhite being fired in lieu of former West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, according to his Instagram page Thursday night. Williams had been committed to Houston since...

Knights win one for Coach Caldwell

Knights win one for Coach Caldwell

By Gregory James, McCallum High School

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

The clock winds down as double overtime draws to a close. The Vikings lead the Knights 57-56 after a successful layup. The Knights call a timeout with 30 seconds left on the clock. The Knights hurry the ball down the court, the energy in the stadium at a fever pitch, and they pass the ball around...

Senior wrestler overcomes setbacks in final season

Senior wrestler overcomes setbacks in final season

By Nick Desrosiers, Londonderry High School

January 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Overcoming an injury can be a slow and painful process for most athletes, but for senior wrestler Vincent Del Signore it's an opportunity to grow and understand the realities of competing in a physical sport. Del Signore has been sidelined since his first match this season when he suffered a gruesome...

Wrestling team resurrected

Wrestling team resurrected

By Katherine Esterl, Henry. W. Grady High School

January 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Two years ago, the wrestling team fell apart after only one season when the team couldn't find a coach. Two months ago, a new team formed. After nearly a dozen students requested a team from the athletic department, coaches Joshua Crowder and David Bunker, both college students and volunteers, agreed...

King discovers new talent in indoor track, follows in siblings’ footsteps

King discovers new talent in indoor track, follows in siblings’ footsteps

By Ashley Iscoa, Harrisonburg High School

January 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

From the moment she was able to kick a ball, freshman Olivia King has played soccer. Like many athletes, King started out with one sport and branched out to others. This year, she decided to expand her horizons of high school athletics and take on indoor track. Coach Matthew Denlinger sees promise...

Swimmers balance club and school swim teams

Swimmers balance club and school swim teams

By Lucy Bertsch, Henry. W. Grady High School

January 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Swimming for both their club and school, sophomores Fred Hamilton and Noa Deseda have high expectations for the future. The impacts each athlete has on their respective club teams is similarly received on the Grady team. “Grady swim team has greatly impacted my life, allowing me to make new friends...

Coach Denny Graser: Loved by All

Coach Denny Graser: Loved by All

By Alyssa Buchheit, St. Dominic High School

January 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

Former St. Dominic athletic director Denny Graser passed away from a decade long battle with cancer on December 23, 2018, at the age of 69. A longtime coach in the Wentzville school district, Coach Graser came to St. Dominic in 2002, and his legacy changed our community forever. During his time at...

Girls’ cross-country champion season sets stride for indoor track

Girls’ cross-country champion season sets stride for indoor track

By Jake Goodwin, Danbury High School

January 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

As of Nov. 1, the girls’ cross-country team was named best team in the state, prevailing in the Class LL’s and winning with a total of 56 points, for the first time in more than 10 years; Glastonbury was close, but too far behind, at 97 points. “This has taken a lot of commitment, and a lot...

Freedom High School Girls Soccer Team becomes first team in school history to make the PIAA state championship

Freedom High School Girls Soccer Team becomes first team in school history to make the PIAA state championship

By Dylan Scheel, Freedom Area Middle School

January 8, 2019


Filed under Middle School, Sports

The 2018 season for the Freedom Area High School Girls Soccer team was one to remember. The team was the first ever Freedom High School athletic team to advance to the PIAA State Championship in any sport. The team ended up losing in the State Championship 3-2 in overtime to Southern Columbia on Friday,...

Bracho relocates to Coppell, settles in soccer

Bracho relocates to Coppell, settles in soccer

By Pramika Kadari, Coppell High School

January 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

Many consider moving once during high school difficult, but Coppell High School junior Richard Bracho had to do it twice - from Venezuela to Kentucky two years ago, then from Kentucky to Coppell in August. Although he has needed to adapt to a multitude of new surroundings, one thing has always...

Inside the Football Recruiting Process

Inside the Football Recruiting Process

By Tucker Dunn, Central Catholic High School

January 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

Mr.Bezila, '99, our very own Dean of Students and offensive coordinator for the football team here at Central Catholic, might seem like he does the same thing everyday like yelling at students for not having their I.D. lanyard on, for not having their shirt tucked in, for goofing around etc. in the halls....

Senior goalie focused on the team

Senior goalie focused on the team

By Dayton Podvin, Superior High School

January 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

Autumn Siers was looking forward to her senior year on the ice.  Her shoulder, however, had other plans “It’s going to be different for all the girls playing, but they should have Kat’s back just like they had mine”, said senior goaltender Autumn Siers. Siers has recently been sidelined...

A day in the life: Donovan makes time for skiing

A day in the life: Donovan makes time for skiing

By Melissa Nie, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

January 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

An avid skier since age three, senior Bailey Donovan’s schedule during the ski season is a busy one. Donovan is on the Alpine team as well as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, or the USSA. She began racing when she was five and joined the USSA at eight. As a result, the rhythm of a ski meet...

WHS wrestling adds another girl to a male-dominated team

WHS wrestling adds another girl to a male-dominated team

By Hailey Robinson, Wayland High School

January 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Wayland wrestling recently brought in freshman Mia Djafari as the second girl on the team, joining junior Emma Sheehan, who is in her second year of wrestling. Wrestling is a historically male-dominated sport, but Djafari doesn’t let the stereotype stop her. “I have a background in Taekwondo,...

Pushing to Play

Pushing to Play

By Major Melson, Mansfield Legacy High School

January 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

As she plants her foot in the ground, junior Brenna Scheffler grimaces at the pain that shoots through her leg during a sprint at practice. She experiences what feels like fireworks popping throughout her thigh but shrugs it off and catches back up with her soccer teammates. Scheffler tore her quad,...

Time to change the rankings

Time to change the rankings

By Carli Spelhaug, Pleasant Valley High School

January 2, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) is in charge of making all rankings and pairings for all girls’ sports in the state of Iowa. The way they come up with these rankings is not the best option and it’s time they change it. IGHSAU makes weekly rankings based on how the teams performed...

Cetrulo Family Fencing Center: New Room Brings New Enthusiasm to Fencing Team

Cetrulo Family Fencing Center: New Room Brings New Enthusiasm to Fencing Team

By Jacob Anthony Amaro, St. Benedict's Preparatory School

January 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Yesterday, students, alums, and friends gathered at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School for an unveiling of the newly upgraded Cetrulo Family Fencing Center. Reminiscence, laughter, advice and new expectations for the fencing team filled the night. The new center has been made possible by a donation...

Girls’ cross country – A job well-run

Girls’ cross country – A job well-run

By Grace Williamson, Prosper High School

December 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

Aubrey O’Connell, 17:59. Sadie-Leigh Gonzales, 19:12. Tatum Castillo, 19:21. Madison Christy, 19:36. Emily Kern, 20:13. Alexis Svoboda, 20:17. Kirstin Towle, 22:02. Girls cross country made district history when they attended Nike Cross Nationals for the first time. The team placed 20th overall, ranking them ...

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

By Kaia Myers, St. Louis Park High School

December 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

Senior Nordic captain Cece Schmelzle said she is trying out for the 2019 Junior National Cross Country Championships team. “People from the different divisions compete to try out and make their Nationals teams. (The tryout process) entails four weekends of racing in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota....

Flying forward

Flying forward

By Kara Wagenknecht, West High School

December 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

Six months. A record-setting swimmer, Lily Ernst had to slow down and do physical therapy for six months straight to help ease a severe pain in her hip. She started experiencing hip pain early last school year. “We were painting my [bedroom] wall and I was sitting criss-crossed, and my [right]...

Dance director refreshes program, focuses on psychology, physiology

Dance director refreshes program, focuses on psychology, physiology

By Ellie Crabbe, Mater Dei High School

December 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Since being hired as the new dance program director in 2016, Kristina Marquez has refreshed the program by creating a new culture that emphasizes creative expression and dance science. Marquez manages both the dance and all-male hip-hop teams and also teaches Dance I, II and III, which are performing...

Seniors Je’Shaud Armwood and Rajuan Stevens: Best Friends On and Off the Basketball Court

Seniors Je’Shaud Armwood and Rajuan Stevens: Best Friends On and Off the Basketball Court

By Anna Stewart, Rockville High School

December 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

In the Rams 48-47 victory over the Quince Orchard Cougars Dec. 11, most fans were focused on the high-scoring performances of junior guard Jailen Anderson and senior center Jimmy Sorunke. But, what was just as essential to that win, was the chemistry between best friends of seven years, senior co-captains...

A blessing in disguise

A blessing in disguise

By Gregory James, McCallum High School

December 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Knights football season may have been over after McCallum lost to Hutto in the first round of the 5A-D1 playoffs on Nov.  15 , but for senior defensive back Elijah Griffin a postseason saga was just beginning. During the 58-7 loss at Hutto Memorial Stadium, Griffin was pursuing Hutto running...

Club vs High School

Club vs High School

By Julia McCarthy, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

December 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Whether you’re stepping onto Ford Field with a tiger plastered across your chest, or onto a court in Rome, Georgia, head to head against an unfamiliar face, an athlete’s commitment to the game is undeniable. At Holy Trinity, students are given the opportunity to play any sport they desir...

Student athletes, coaches discuss why they don’t allow hazing at Watkins Mill

Student athletes, coaches discuss why they don’t allow hazing at Watkins Mill

By Jessica Cruz, Watkins Mill High School

December 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

Recent allegations of hazing in Montgomery County Public Schools athletic teams have raised concerns about supervision and appropriate behavior of students in organized groups. But at Watkins Mill High School, the overwhelming response from student athletes and coaches is that the school environme...

Two freshmen explain their lives through skating

Two freshmen explain their lives through skating

By Carol Kornworcel, H.B. Plant High School

December 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

Their dresses spin, glitter visibly flying onto the rink and some onto their faces. Their pearly-white shoes hit the ice after a successful jump, chipping a small part of the frozen surface. Smoothly skating to the beat of their songs, freshmen Isabella Costa and Lauren Lampinen do this six days a...

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