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Krieger Impacts Athletes in Brevard

Krieger Impacts Athletes in Brevard

By Julia McCarthy, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Professional soccer player and World Cup champion, Ali Krieger, took the field in Indialantic as part of her recently launched youth soccer camp. Established in July of 2018, Ali Krieger Football Camp is an ongoing series of instruction sessions, clinics, and camps for soccer players nationwide. AKFC...

Grappler Grabs First Girls Wrestling Medal in School History

Grappler Grabs First Girls Wrestling Medal in School History

By Jeff Swift, Marquette High School

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

Leah Ozersky, sophomore, has practiced as a member of the new girls squad since wrestling started in November, and she was hoping to make an impression in her first tournament at Rockwood Summit. And boy did she ever. Ozersky finished third in the tournament, becoming one of the girls divisions...

Head Games

Head Games

By McKenna Brodbeck, Dallastown Area High School

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

Junior soccer player, Kyle Reuter, sat on the Dallastown bench during several big games this year. With no crutch, cast, or even a wrap, Reuter appeared to be healthy to the visible eye. However, he had a dangerous head injury that could have kept him from playing for several months, or even ever again. ...

Parents take on coaching roles

Parents take on coaching roles

By Max Schwartz, Granite Bay High School

February 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

  A parent and a coach hold very similar – and at times interchangeable – roles in a child’s life. But when those two positions are held by the same person, the speculation of it bleeding into both areas may be hazardous.   David Wells, a three time NCAA All-American for wrestling at California...

McCay finds success in freshman swim season, breaks school records

McCay finds success in freshman swim season, breaks school records

By Samantha Little, Harrisonburg High School

February 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

Completely surrounded by water and isolated from the cheers and whistles of the surrounding swim meet, freshman Maddie McCay dives into the water to begin her race after the starting buzzer. Until she returns back to the wall after her final lap, she will take on the mindset that is present during each...

Sophomore sport stacker joins Team USA

Sophomore sport stacker joins Team USA

By Curran Nielsen, Mater Dei High School

February 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

Thirty fifth-grade students roared and cheered as Cameron Fetter swiftly grabbed colorful plastic cups and began stacking them more quickly than any of his P.E. classmates. This was the scene - one of many that occurred during his P.E. cup-stacking relay races - that inspired current sophomore Cameron...

Not quite a pipeline, wrestling program develops bond with a top college program

Not quite a pipeline, wrestling program develops bond with a top college program

By Joelene Hefferon, Danbury High School

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

      The DHS wrestling team has been known for phenomenal and well rounded athletes. With countless FCIAC title wins and top placeholders in weight classes, it’s no secret that the Danbury wrestling team is a successful bunch.       Just last weekend the Danbury team won the state Class LL...

Six for six

Six for six

By Alexis Russell, Lovejoy High School

February 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Night has come and gone and now the reality has set in: this ride won’t go on forever. These guys have spent six years playing together, but from here on out, every game has the potential to be their last. In order to capture the essence of this year’s senior class of basketball players, one...

Bowling team rolls on

Bowling team rolls on

By Tim OLeary, Davenport West High School

February 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

This past week the bowling team has proved their ability in the sport with 2 of the team’s bowlers, Zach Hainline and Erica Henderson qualifying for the all-district team. The team as a whole takes pride in their sport as well as the odd quirks and boons of it. Bowling is a much different sport...

FHN and FHHS have Built a Rivalry over the Years

FHN and FHHS have Built a Rivalry over the Years

By Joel Boenitz, Francis Howell North High School

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

The FHHS Vikings going up against the FHN Knights. For the past decade or so, the matchup could be comparable to a second seed going up against the fifteenth seed in March Madness in nearly every sport FHN has faced them in. And while this Goliath vs. David matchup always seems to have a predictable...

Minnesota minnow to state shark

Minnesota minnow to state shark

By Sally Parampottil, Coppell High School

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

To automatically qualify for state championships, a swimmer must finish in the top two places for his/her event in the finals at regionals. Coppell High School junior Aurelie Migault placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke. A few hours later, she learned she had advanced to state anyway. Migault...

A “pass” at the Elite 11

A “pass” at the Elite 11

By Sumerlyn Yudell and Cady Grace Wynn

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

In the fall, more than 14,000 high schools put 11 players under the bright lights to play tackle-football on Friday nights. Each team is led by a quarterback, a point man the players can look to for direction and pushes the team to be their best. Junior quarterback Dru Dawson found out he was nominated...

The Art of a Dying Sport

The Art of a Dying Sport

By Addy Bates, Cedar Park High School

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

In 1964, the top professional bowler made $100,000 a year through tournaments, television appearances and endorsements. That’s the equivalent to $750,000 in today’s money. In 2019, however, some professional bowlers struggle to make enough to support a family and often have to work another job...

Junior offensive tackle commits to play college football

Junior offensive tackle commits to play college football

By Ana Arredondo, Prosper High School

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

After receiving his first offer from Colorado Boulder during his sophomore year, offensive tackle Jake Majors said he knew he wanted to continue playing football far after his high school career. Majors, a four-star offensive lineman, announced his commitment to the University of Texas on Jan. 24. “The...

Senior Madi Nichols Concludes Her Successful Swim Career at La Salle Despite a Rare Blood Clot Sophomore Year

Senior Madi Nichols Concludes Her Successful Swim Career at La Salle Despite a Rare Blood Clot Sophomore Year

By Samantha Kar, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

To ring in 2017, Madi Nichols watched the ball drop on a hospital TV screen with a cup of Martinelli’s sparkling cider in her left hand, because she couldn’t pick it up with her dominant right hand. She had a rare upper extremity deep vein thrombosis — a blood clot — in her right arm. Blood...

Senior guard assists varsity to victories

Senior guard assists varsity to victories

By Naya Tillisch, James Bowie High School

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

The high pitched squeak of basketball shoes sharply changing directions on the court fills the air as number five swishes the ball through the net, making the amount of points she’s scored individually equal to the total score of the opposing team. That player would be Hailey Atwood, a senior who ...

Much ‘Moore’ to Come

Much ‘Moore’ to Come

By Margo Eugenio, Lake Ridge

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

As the announcer yells out for the next jumper, Jasmine Moore stares down the strip at the pit. She leans back, exhales, and takes off sprinting. Moore bounds to the line and jumps farther into the sand-filled pit than any other competitor; winning yet another state championship title. The 7-time state...

It all started here

It all started here

By Raven Gatson, Judson High School

February 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

Judson’s football program is known for having substantial talent, containing a rapport of committed and signed players throughout the years. Seniors Rashad Wisdom and Sincere McCormick are adding their names to the list with both of them verbally committing to the University of Texas at San Antonio,...

Swim & Dive Set Records at Region, 11 Advance to State

Swim & Dive Set Records at Region, 11 Advance to State

By Emily Lu, Westwood High School

February 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eleven swimmers will represent the Warriors at the State Swim and Dive meet after a triumphant run at the Region III-6A Championships on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. Competing in one of the strongest regions in Texas, these swimmers make up the largest group head coach Matt McBrearty has ever brought for the Warriors. “You...

Meyer swims though her last season

Meyer swims though her last season

By Connor Reiche and Matt Storms

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

After swimming as a youth, senior Katelyn Meyer quit in her middle school years. But she came back in her freshman year and has not looked back since. Now in her fourth year of high school swimming, Katelyn has gone from being a returning swimmer to a team leader. “She teaches me how to step...

New Coach Dives into a Challenging Season for Girls’ Water Polo

New Coach Dives into a Challenging Season for Girls’ Water Polo

By Alex Bernal, Godinez Fundamental High School

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Girl’s water polo has found a new coach, John Wright.  Wright comes to Godinez Fundamental High School with over 20 years experience and a wealth of knowledge having c coached high school, junior college, and club water polo teams. But the team has a lot of work to do since they’ve missed...

A Swimmer’s Soul

A Swimmer’s Soul

By Chasteanne Salvosa, Liberty High School

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The sport of swimming not only takes a physical toll on the athlete but requires a lot of soul out of those who participate in it to endure the potential hardships that come with the sport. And that’s exactly what coaches and teammates see in junior Hallie Anderson when out on the water; they see a...

Like mother, like daughter on the field

Like mother, like daughter on the field

By Lily Williams, Granite Bay High School

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

   After 10 years of hard work and dedication, softball player and senior Lindsay Poulos was recruited in December to play for the Harvard University softball team.   “Harvard never crossed my mind until this past November,” Poulos said. “I always wanted to play in college, and that has...

Attention stance: Hayakawa punches through challenges, perseveres

Attention stance: Hayakawa punches through challenges, perseveres

By Andrés Bear, Coppell High School

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Movement is present at every step in Coppell High School sophomore Jessica Hayakawa’s life. She punches and kicks opponents with such finesse and aptitude that her talent has brought a major opportunity into her life. Last year, she was admitted into the Mexican National Taekwondo team. ...

Running West

Running West

By Arushi Gupta, Lovejoy High School

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

It wasn’t until senior Jake Chamberlin answered a certain phone call that he considered attending the school he will soon call home- West Point. After six years of running with the track team, Chamberlin’s talent has led him to be one of a handful of students accepted to run for the United States Military Academy, a univ...

Scoring points off the court

Scoring points off the court

By Jackson Dunbar and Jordan Ivory

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Both the Women’s and Men’s Varsity Basketball Teams are extremely unique. It’s not common where you have a team with as tight a bond like these two. Both teams even have a member on their team that aren’t players but contribute a lot to the team as a whole. SENIOR David Akanbi is the Team...

Christas Collects Awards For Successful Senior Season

Christas Collects Awards For Successful Senior Season

By Brielle Berry, Dallastown Area High School

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

Offensive lineman are essential to a football team’s success, but aren’t always the ones in the spotlight. Recently, Dallastown senior Raymond Christas has stepped into that spotlight by winning two prestigious awards. The 6-foot-2, 260 pound center who blocked for running back Nyzair Smith,...

Magnificent Mottl

Magnificent Mottl

By Daniel Cohen, Ingrid Stahl, and Jimmy Malone

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

In just her second meet on the CHS girls’ varsity swim team, freshman Kellen Mottl broke the girls’ 100-yard breaststroke school record set by Lydia Welty, a graduate of CHS in 2016. Welty swam at a national level throughout her childhood and went on to swim on the NCAA Division I swim team at Indiana...

Winter student-athletes cope with cold days

Winter student-athletes cope with cold days

By Becca Fritz, Mayfield High School

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

Swimmer Gianna Ferrante, gymnast Sasha Borshev, and wrestler Rory Nolan all have to deal with the cold days affecting their sport. Winter athletes, just as every other season athlete, have big obstacles they must face. One of those obstacles being the chances of the athletic director, or their coach...

Swim injury opens new lanes of opportunity

Swim injury opens new lanes of opportunity

By Clay Stone, North Platte High School

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Livin’ the dream. No matter who you are, it’s safe to say that you’ve had some dream for the future. Senior Montana Heffernan was living his dream, he had the time and the talent to make it a reality, but complications made him stall one foot from the finish line, literally. On Sept. 28, Heffer...

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