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Back on the court

Back on the court

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

December 12, 2019

After months of practicing, the varsity basketball team finally hit the court on Tuesday, Dec. 3 for their first game of the season.    “It went pretty well,” senior Izzy Shein said. “There's still more for us to work on but it was good to start the season off with a win. We were best at working together and coming together at the end to ge...

Athlete of the Week: Hayden Judge

Athlete of the Week: Hayden Judge

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

December 12, 2019

Q: How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing? A: “I started playing soccer because my dad influenced me to because he grew up in England where soccer is a well-known sport. I’ve been playing since I was three and I haven’t stopped playing ever since.”  Q: What is yo...

Athlete of the Week: Trevor Haire

Athlete of the Week: Trevor Haire

Lauren Azevedo, Staffer

December 9, 2019

Q: How did you get involved in football?  A: “So, I was playing soccer and I just thought I would try it out. I used to go to a different school, and I asked the coach if they had a spot (on the football team) and they said I could try it out. I got into football by quitting soccer and getting into football full t...

From Season to States

From Season to States

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

December 3, 2019

It’s a sunny Florida day, and there are fans ringing a lush green field to cheer on groups of athletes who compete in contests of strength and agility. There’s something unique about these contests and these athletes: they are participants in the long-running program Special Olympics.  Special ...

Athlete of the Week: Arden Friar

Athlete of the Week: Arden Friar

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

December 2, 2019

Q: How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing?  A: “I first started playing when I was ten because my aunt played in college and I would always play with her as a kid. I really enjoyed it because it was such a fun game and all you need is a ball.  Q: What is your favorite part...

All out, all season

All out, all season

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

November 21, 2019

It’s two o’clock on Nov. 9, and the semi-final volleyball game against Hagerty High School is about to start. Last year, the girls defeated Hagerty in the region final. This year, however, the girls took a 3-0 loss, ending their season.   Despite the loss, several players said they had a good season and enjoyed the time the team had together. This year the girls ranked number 12 in the entire state of Florida.   “It was a...

#5Strong

#5Strong

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

There was something slightly different about the starting linebackers on Friday, Oct. 4 as the varsity football team took on Steinbrenner High School.  When senior linebacker Ben Hestorff took to the field, he was not wearing his normal number 24 jersey, he was wearing number five. Jersey n...

Racing to the finish

Racing to the finish

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

November 19, 2019

At the break of day Nov. 9, the girls cross country team approached the start line of the FHSAA 4A state championship meet with the anticipation of a back-to-back state title riding on their shoulders.   Unfortunately, the team fell short of a potential 12th state title and placed sixth out of 32 teams, a...

Boys cross country makes history

Boys cross country makes history

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

November 19, 2019

Despite missing a podium finish, the boy's cross country team wrapped up their season with a successful performance at the FHSAA 4A state championship meet, finishing third out of 32 teams with the best team time in the history of Plant boys cross country. The state finals were at Apalachee Regi...

Purple Pride

Purple Pride

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

November 19, 2019

Purple filled the rows of the Lakeland Ice Arena Nov. 12 at the Hockey Fights Cancer night where the hockey team played against George Jenkins High School, winning 5-2.   As spectators walked in the door, they were handed bows and programs by volunteers.  This is the first Hockey Fights Cancer Night hosted ...

A day in the life of Quinn Ryan

A day in the life of Quinn Ryan

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

November 18, 2019

-I wake up at 7 a.m. 30 minutes before I need to leave the house   -I make breakfast (eggs, toast and fruit)   -I get dressed   -I pack my uniform and water   -I leave the house around 7:45 am  -I go to school and go to class  8:25 am   U.S. History  Customer Service AP Engli...

Talk birdie to me

Talk birdie to me

Salena Kahassai, Staffer

November 15, 2019

The girls golf team lost two games in the regular season to Steinbrenner High School and Academy of the Holy Names. At the First Tee Invitational, the girls placed third.   “I knew going in that I was going to have to focus and give it my all,” sophomore and team captain Claudia Hofme...

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