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Winter sports prepare for season

Winter sports prepare for season

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Girls Basketball: This year’s girls basketball team has already started warming up. Senior Alexys Mathangani has been playing since her freshman year and said she now has a lot more pressure to be a leader and make a difference on the court.  “One challenge is playing to our potential,” Mathangani said. “I hope we can work together to go really far this season.”...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Kate Caranante and Hartley Hill

December 7, 2018


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Football:  The varsity football team finished the season with a 11-2 record, won the district championship and made it to the regional final.   “The biggest accomplishment is always just to play to the best of your abilities, and I felt like we did that often, and I feel like we did that overall,” head coach Robert Weiner said. “I was really proud of our players’ season on the field and off the field.”  ...

17 students sign letters of intent

17 students sign letters of intent

Kate Caranante, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Following an introduction by their coaches, each of the 17 seniors signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at their respective universities Nov. 14.  “It’s a great feeling to know all the hard work has paid off,” Logan Morrissey, who will be attending th...

Student receives U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey

Student receives U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey

Kate Caranante, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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Four-star senior offensive lineman William Putnam was presented his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey Thursday, Nov. 8 in the presence of his family, coaches and teammates.    The All-American Selection Committee, comprised of 247Sports and All-American Games, evaluates thousands of the nation’s top prospects on an annual basis fro...

Varsity football falls short to Lakeland in Regional Finals

Varsity football falls short to Lakeland in Regional Finals

Kate Caranante, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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Before the clock could hit zero, or the sportsmanlike post-game handshakes at midfield could be completed, tears were already filling in the eyes of the varsity football players. With these tears streaming down their faces, teammates embraced one another, heads buried in shoulders, as their run in the...

Varsity football defeats Viera

Varsity football defeats Viera

November 18, 2018


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Varsity football prepares to face Gaither in playoffs

Varsity football prepares to face Gaither in playoffs

Kate Caranante, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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At the start of the fourth quarter Friday, Nov. 2, the varsity football team was trailing Newsome High school 36-35.   The only other time the Panthers were not winning at the start of fourth quarter resulted in their first and single loss so far this season. Saving them from losing the final ...

Varisty volleyball becomes district champions

Varisty volleyball becomes district champions

Hartley Hill, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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After coming out victorious, the girls volleyball team became district champions, defeating Wharton High School 3-1 Oct. 18. The girls will compete at Regionals next where they’ll vie for a position at States.  “Our intentions were to maintain composure, to be able to dictate the tempo of the game, and be able to win districts,” coach Vanja Todorovic said.  The team came out of the first set winning 25-12. The s...

Varsity football triumphs over Freedom

Varsity football triumphs over Freedom

Kate Caranante, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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The varsity football team traveled to Freedom High School Oct. 19, where they put up 42 points and gave up only three, improving to 7-1 on the season.    “We did move the ball around a lot, and we had good conversions, but I wish we could have moved a little bit quicker in the first half,” junior defensive lin...

Varsity football defeats Leto

Varsity football defeats Leto

Kate Caranante, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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The varsity football team boasted ten touchdowns in a home victory over Leto High school Oct. 12.   “We had a flow to us,” senior safety Isaac Sames said. “Both our starters and our backups really played up to the level we are expected to, and we kept things rolling no matter who was in.”  Senior wide receiver Leonard Parker started off...

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