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Lose it or Lose it

Lose it or Lose it

By Deana Trautz, Cedar Park High School

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Wrestling may just look like tight uniforms and mats, but apart from intensive practice, wrestlers must do whatever is necessary to meet their weight requirements for competition. If a wrestler wishes to compete, they must first decide their weight class. Weight classes are used to match up wrestlers...

Football coach believes in no rest for the weary

Football coach believes in no rest for the weary

By Christian Barlow, Inglemoor High School

May 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the football season came to a close, one might have expect the football team to be ready to rest up until next year. However, head coach Steve Hannan said he is already anxious to plan for the next season. Hannan, who signed on to coach the team this last summer, said that what the team really...

Can you dig it?

Can you dig it?

By Graham Pearson, Cannon Falls High School

May 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil discovered that his shadow was following him, signaling another six weeks of winter. Now, here we are 10 weeks later, and spring has sprung at last! Well, that is if one considers a 13 inch pile of snow the blessing of spring. With all of this powdery interference, the Bomber...

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

By Hunter Hippel, Stillwater Area High School

April 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

The return from spring break signifies many things for students: warmer weather, the beginning of the spring sports season, and dwindling days of the school year. But this year, that has not been the case. Winter weather has hung around the state for weeks longer than normal. Multiple inches of snow...

On your mark, get set, go! The Paralympics

On your mark, get set, go! The Paralympics

By Ruby Carter & Sasha McLin, Herman Intermediate

April 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

Can you imagine playing soccer in a wheelchair? Or maybe cross-country skiing with one leg. For paralympic athletes these types of things are second nature. This year the Paralympics started on March 9 and ended on March 18. Many people believe the paralympics are underrepresented. Paralympic athletes...

Alum Kelly Pannek reflects on her gold medal win at Winter Olympics

Alum Kelly Pannek reflects on her gold medal win at Winter Olympics

By Sarah Hansberry, Benilde-St. Margaret's School

April 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

Although alumni Kelly Pannek (‘14) has returned to the U.S. from her first Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, her experiences as a key part as the US Women’s Hockey Team are still fresh. The team defeated arch-rival Canada in a shootout after a nail biting 60 minutes followed by double overtime. The...

Tyrone Alum “Retrieves” History In The Big Dance

Tyrone Alum “Retrieves” History In The Big Dance

By Asher Christine, Tyrone Area High School

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Before March 16, you probably had never heard of the UMBC Retrievers. Within 24 hours, UMBC would become the focal point of the sports world and all of social media. They're the first 16-seed team in Division I Men's Basketball history to upset a 1-seed after defeating the University of Virginia in the...

The dynamic sister duo on the court

The dynamic sister duo on the court

By Anna VanderLaan, East Grand Rapids High School

April 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

It isn’t hard to tell that Olivia and Jillian Brown are sisters. The girls share the same house, the same brown curls, the same fun-loving personality, but the resemblance doesn’t stop there. Both junior and freshman are remarkably talented at playing basketball: a sport for which the Brown sisters...