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Senior Jean Luma lines up against Jefferson opponent. Plant defeated Jefferson 22-2.

Plant defeats Jefferson

Hyatt Criser, Sports Editor September 2, 2021

On August 27th at 7:30 pm, the Plant Panthers Football Team defeated the Jefferson Dragons 22-2 in their first preseason home game. After Jefferson turned the ball over, the Panthers took advantage...

The 2021 Great Britain Grand Prix is one of the most controversial races in F1 history, involving rivals, Red Bull Racing and Mercedes Petronas. The race was a thrill for all fans and will affect the rest of F1 history, let it be rules and regulations or the fan base of the teams.

Anger, Excitement, Drama — A Recap of the Great Britain Grand Prix

Emma Kuschmeider, Coverage Editor August 25, 2021

The historic weekend of July 16-18 put many fans at the edge of their seats. Tensions and rivalries grew as crashes and celebrations occurred during and after the big race in the home of three English...

Barshim and Tamberi raise their fists as they stand on top of the podium at the World Olympics in Tokyo.

Shared Gold Medal in Olympic High Jump

Hyatt Criser, Sports Editor August 18, 2021

On August 1, the World Olympics made history in Tokyo, Japan, when the Men Athletics High jump had two gold medals. The clash between Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy seemed...

Standing at midfield senior Caroline Patterson prepares for the faceoff. The girls won their district and moved on to regionals to face Steinbrenner High School.

Girls lacrosse team wins district, falls in regionals

Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief April 29, 2021

After going 12-3 in the regular season and 5-0 in their district, the girls lacrosse team headed into the district playoffs as the No. 1 seed.   “We were so excited to be the No.1 seed since we’ve...

Standing on the sideline, the varsity flag football team prepares for their game. The team made it to the second round of districts before falling to Bloomingdale High School ending their season.

Flag football season comes to an end 

Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief April 26, 2021

After defeating Armwood High School 33-0 in the first round of district playoffs, the flag football team moved on to play Bloomindale High School in hopes of moving to the district championship game.   “We...

Ranking MLB jerseys

Ranking MLB jerseys

Ari Dolgin , Staffer April 5, 2021

One of my favorite aspects of baseball is team jerseys. Each Jersey is unique in its own way, whether it has to do with the design, the color scheme, or the creativity. Throughout time, teams have modernized...

Everything’s bigger in Texas 

Everything’s bigger in Texas 

Kallie Mckinney verbally commits to Rice University
Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor March 30, 2021

Varsity soccer player and junior Kallie Mckinney verbally committed to Rice University on Jan. 15 after talking with several schools regarding her athletic and academic future. Mckinney has played for...

After winning the district championship Feb. 10, members of the boys soccer team embrace each other as they walk off the field. The boys made it to the state championship this season.

Kicking it up a notch: boys soccer

Boys soccer makes it to state championship
Salena Kahassai, News Editor March 23, 2021

 The boys soccer team fell to Gulf Coast High School in the state championship game, ending their season with an 18-4-1 record.  “It was a pretty nice season considering we only lost 3 times,”...

At the sound of the buzzer, the girls basketball team swarms senior captain Nyla Jean on Feb. 27 at FHSAA 7A Girls Basketball State Championship at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. After losing in the State Finals to Miami High School last year, the girls came back and defeated the Miami Stingarees 52-40 and claimed Plant’s first girls basketball state title.

Girls basketball team makes history

The girls basketball team brings home their first state championship
Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief March 7, 2021

When the final buzzer went off in the RP Funding Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, the girls basketball team celebrated a moment that was a long time coming.  “It was just a fairytale,” coach Carrie...

Huddled around the trophy, the girls soccer team smiles for a picture after defeating Palm Harbor University 1-0 on Feb. 9. The girls won the FHSAA Girls Soccer District 7A-7 champions allowing them to advance on to regionals.

Kicking it up a notch: girls soccer

Girls soccer season comes to an end
Salena Kahassai, News Editor March 5, 2021

After an undefeated regular season, the girls soccer season ended at state semifinals. The team had a record of 18-2 for the season.   “This was a great season for us,” junior Olivia Zavala said....

Some of the players on the flag football team pose for the camera as they wait for their second game to start. The girls attended the preseason tournament held every year by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Girl’s flag football on the rise

Jadyn Mize, Staffer March 4, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Nike announced that they will be partnering with the National Football League to grant a total of $5 million to further the production of girl’s flag football among high schools...

On Friday, Feb. 19, the girls basketball team secured their position in the FHSAA Class 7A State Finals as they took down Oak Ridge High School 63-29, claiming the Region 2 Championship. The girls will advance to the state semifinals game Friday, Feb. 26 in Lakeland, FL, where they will face Oakleaf High School.

Girls basketball prepares for state semifinals

Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief February 25, 2021

The girls basketball team entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed after finishing the regular season with a record of 21-3. After winning their district, the girls moved on to regional play which began...

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