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Attending athletics

Attending athletics

By Ken Wilbur and Carmela Cohen-Suarez

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

The bell rings, signaling the end of yet another long school day. The halls are abuzz with excitement about tonight’s big event. Athletes' lockers are covered with posters wishing them luck for the game. Students rush through the hallways sporting their green and gold, and athletes wear their jerseys...

Girls varsity basketball incorporates practice players

Girls varsity basketball incorporates practice players

By Willie Roberts and Josh Schreiber

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

For the past few years, the Wayland girls varsity basketball team has incorporated "practice players" into their practices several times per week. This idea has been implemented by head coach Amanda Rukstalis. The practice players are a group of junior and senior boys at WHS who have volunteered to...

Caldwell leaves lasting Mac legacy

Caldwell leaves lasting Mac legacy

By Kristen Tibbetts, McCallum High School

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

At Coach Don Caldwell’s funeral service on Jan. 19, Caldwell’s wife, Dorothy thanked the McCallum community for being behind her husband throughout his career. They were all behind him because as multiple generations of McCallum players can attest, he was always behind them. His former players remember...

No. 5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title

No. 5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title

By Emily Hawkins, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

The varsity girls basketball team had one goal this year: return to Gill Coliseum for a chance to play for a state championship title. They did that, and more. On Saturday, March 9, the #5 girls basketball team played against #3 Springfield in the finals and won 55-48, earning their third state ...

Hatters welcome home NFL’s Austin Calitro

Hatters welcome home NFL’s Austin Calitro

By Jake Goodwin, Danbury High School

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

“I used to get told I was too small, so I would come to the weightroom everyday at 5, 6 in the morning, every morning, and workout,” began Austin Calitro in his speech to the boys’ football team. Calitro, now a starting outside linebacker for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, returned to DHS on Feb. 2...

Wayland Wrestling pins down a state championship

Wayland Wrestling pins down a state championship

By Charlie Moore and Max Brande

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

The school bus barrels down Route 27 headed toward Wayland High School on a chilly Saturday afternoon. The student-athletes inside scream and sing along with the bus speakers’ rendition of “We Are the Champions” by Queen as they pass a trophy among seats and snap photos for Snapchat and Instagram....

Child’s play

Child’s play

By Valeria Herrera, Wylie East High School

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports

As if trying to manage seven classes and extracurricular activities isn’t enough, imagine adding in the responsibility of having to take care of someone else, while still trying to grow up yourself. Senior Mateo Andrew Duran's life got a little bit brighter when he found out that he was going to...

Playing for Mack, Hometown Crowd Led to Johnson’s UL Signing

Playing for Mack, Hometown Crowd Led to Johnson’s UL Signing

By Matt Gadd, Trinity High School

March 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

It came down to three. After months of mulling over his decision, Trinity senior David Johnson was finally ready.  Johnson tweeted “#L1C4." He was staying home; he was going to attend the University of Louisville. This pickup was huge for Louisville basketball, working to overcome myriad ...

Triple Threat: Tyrone Grads Lead Penn State Altoona Lady Lions

Triple Threat: Tyrone Grads Lead Penn State Altoona Lady Lions

By Emma Hoover, Tyrone Area High School

March 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Penn State Altoona head women's basketball coach Casey Wilt isn't from Tyrone and probably couldn't tell the difference between a Macs and an East End hoagie, but she definitely knows a good Tyrone basketball player when she sees one...or even three. Three former Tyrone standouts: Finnley Christine,...

Walking into a reputation

Walking into a reputation

By Fatima Kammona, West High School

March 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

She was an athlete. She would push her body past its breaking point in hopes of seeking perfection. The stage was her canvas and with her body, she became an artist, painting a picture for all to see. As she grew, the love for what she did grew with her. One day, she found a group who had a passion for...

More than brawn; not just brains

More than brawn; not just brains

By Lainey Devlin and Dehlin Lee

March 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Students underestimate the dedication of their peers walking in the halls around them. With a commitment to both sports and studies, student-athletes endure long days in their paths to success. Athletes experience morning practices, a whole school day, afternoon practices, and the same amount of homework...

Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record

Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record

By Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

As sophomore boys’ swimmer Hayden Zheng realized he had broken the all-time State record in Minnesota for the 100-yard breaststroke, he said he felt thrilled, which was displayed in his post-swim repeated splashes in the water. “Going in I was not expecting the 53.8, so I looked up at the time,...

Have You Heard The Herd?

Have You Heard The Herd?

By Keegan Nickoson, Ross High School

March 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

In the northeast corner of the Ross High School gym, a sign reads “home students”. Under that sign, one of the best student sections in Ohio resides. The Herd was asked to attend a school board meeting in the RHS Media center On Jan. 31. However, Ross administration had a little surprise up their...

All I Do Is Wynne

All I Do Is Wynne

By Tim Cohrs, Klein Oak High School

March 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

42 states. 10 countries. 493 schools. 1 life-defining moment. Senior Marc Wynne experienced his life-defining moment at the 45th annual Harvard University Speech and Debate tournament in Boston, Ma. at the end of February. Wynne won 2nd in Humorous Interpretation, 4th in Program of Oral Interpretation,...

Snow Much Fun

Snow Much Fun

By Stephanie Lentz, Dallastown Area High School

March 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

Dallastown Ski and Snowboard Club is an opportunity for aspiring winter sports enthusiasts to showcase their talents on the slopes of Ski Roundtop. Some students see it as an outlet after a long week at school, while some are hoping to pick up a new winter hobby. Sophomore, Will Borden, has been boarding...

Triton Swim Makes a Splash at CALs

Triton Swim Makes a Splash at CALs

By Sam Bell, Triton High School

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

On the bus home from the CAL championship, co-ed swimmers for Triton celebrated their latest victory. “Everyone worked really hard and we had a really good season,” said sophomore Alexandra Flodman. Triton’s swim team just capped off their undefeated season by winning the Cape Ann League...

Swim center air quality needs to be addressed

Swim center air quality needs to be addressed

By Olivia Young, Noah Vu and Abbi Elliott, Tigard High School

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

A number of varsity swimmers have inhalers. The environment at the Tigard Swim Center may be contributing to their health issues, and it is time for people to take a serious look at this issue. Several THS swimmers have reported asthma and related breathing problems. During practices, swimmers go...

A Wintry Start To The Spring Season

A Wintry Start To The Spring Season

By Nick Howard, Liberty High School

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

When you think of spring sports starting up, we don’t think of weather so cold that we have to stay inside for practice. Teams starting their new seasons have limited space to work with as being away from the fields and tennis court have made the coach’s plans a little different to begin the...

Eric McWoods: A flash from the past

Eric McWoods: A flash from the past

By Hayden Davidson, Kirkwood High School

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

He raced across Selma Field, ready to make his next move. To him, there is nothing better than a double overtime soccer game against Webster Groves. The KHS varsity boys’ soccer team had a tough matchup against Webster’s future MLS senior goalkeeper Sept. 17, 2010. But he was no match for 2014 KHS graduate Eric McWoods, a freshman at the time. With just se...

My week with girls basketball

My week with girls basketball

By Mateo Gutierrez, Walt Whitman High School

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

When I reached out to girls basketball coach Peter Kenah about shadowing his team for a week, he responded with “A week following the team! Get ready for laughter & crazy high volume!” The girls varsity team is 19–3 and has been a dominant force in the county this season. I followed the...

Freshmen triplets are turning heads in varsity sports

Freshmen triplets are turning heads in varsity sports

By Nathan Wong, Pleasant Valley High School

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

On teams traditionally dominated by upperclassmen, freshmen triplets Jake, Ryan and Sydney Dolphin have already worked their way up the ladder of their respective sports to become varsity athletes. The triplets play a wide array of sports, at which each of them excels. Jake plays tennis, Ryan plays...

Everyone has a role

Everyone has a role

By Noah Schwartz, Pascack Valley High School

March 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Pascack Valley senior Brenna Collins has a job working at LaViano Jewelers in Westwood, but she had to take a leave of absence during the winter season because she was too busy with her responsibilities as a member of the girls basketball team. Although Collins has only appeared in nine of 29 games and ha...

To Be Played at a Later Date

To Be Played at a Later Date

By Joseph Whittall, Antioch Community High School

March 5, 2019


Filed under Sports

The recent extreme weather has lead to some cancellations of games and practices for the boys basketball team. “We are pretty frustrated with all the canceled games,” senior forward Jack Gillespie said. “It’s tough when you gameplan for an opponent and get into a game day mindset and then...

Youth Teams program introduces elementary and middle schoolers to Whitman basketball

Youth Teams program introduces elementary and middle schoolers to Whitman basketball

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop, Walt Whitman High School

March 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

The first time point guard Lexi Fleck heard basketball head coach Peter Kenah’s pre-game talk in the locker room, she was only in third grade. When Fleck joined the team as a sophomore this year, she already knew the team's traditional cheer by heart. Started by elementary school parents 11 years...

The Lane to the Top

The Lane to the Top

By Keegan Nickoson, Ross High School

March 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

The last two seasons of Varsity Boys Basketball has revealed a huge spike in success. All these wins may be attributed to the leadership of second year Head Coach David Lane. Lane’s time at Ross began far before he accepted the head coaching job in 2017. Lane was a two year starting point guard...

Fast and ‘fan’tastic

Fast and ‘fan’tastic

By Jenna Sanders, Starr's Mill High School

March 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

Fans interacting with athletes is a rarity in most sports, yet NASCAR is known to have the most accessible athletes. This year, tracks are implementing new ways for fans to get even closer to the action. “The NASCAR people like to interact more than the football players,” Ian Mitchell, a fan from Jacks...

Girls’ wrestling athletes on the rise at local schools

Girls’ wrestling athletes on the rise at local schools

By Raha Elahi, Granite Bay High School

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

   Many students participate in sports, but few women join wrestling.   This year Victoria Wells, Hannah Thrash, and Lauren Gray have joined the Granite Bay High School wrestling team.   While this number may seem insignificant, they are a part of the growing number of women joining wrestling...

Dance Team Brings Home the National Championship

Dance Team Brings Home the National Championship

By Varun Shankar, Dominion High School

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

The dance team sat together on the stage with all the other groups next to them. They held hands, hunched over in anticipation as each of the fourteen places were named. As the numbers got lower, Dominion’s named still hadn’t been called, and with each name that was, the excitement level of the school’s...

PV wrestler makes splash amid first ever wrestling season

PV wrestler makes splash amid first ever wrestling season

By Jeremy Lesserson, Pascack Valley High School

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

PV Senior Andrew Demboski broke the news to his parents on the morning of Nov. 4, 2018. Just a few days after his senior season of football ended, Demboski had committed himself to wrestling. He told his parents, Lorraine and Charlie Demboski, that he was going to get breakfast with his friends. As...

All Business and Some Play: Hawks Sweep the Class 2A State Tournament

All Business and Some Play: Hawks Sweep the Class 2A State Tournament

By JoAnna Voss, West Delaware High School

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

It may seem like the West Delaware wrestling team was all business during the state tournament, but between winning the dual tournament and the traditional tournament, the Hawks found time to have some fun. Before the state dual tournament, the Hawks ran their regular warm-up run to sophomore...

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