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Athlete of the week: Max Smith

Athlete of the week: Max Smith

Jessie Larrinaga, Social Media Manager

October 17, 2019

Q: “How did you start swimming?”  A: “I started when I was like 10, and then I really started actually swimming when I was around 12, and I just kept at it. Now I really enjoy doing it.”  Q: “What is your favorite aspect of swimming?”  A: “I’d say probably spending tim...

Athlete of the week: Cooper Ross

Athlete of the week: Cooper Ross

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

October 10, 2019

Q: “How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing?”  A: “I started playing football because my brother got into it when he was a freshman. I trained and worked hard in 8th grade so I could be prepared for what was to come. I’ve been playing for almost tw...

Varsity football keeps playoff hopes alive

Varsity football keeps playoff hopes alive

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

In the past 16 seasons, the varsity football team has won 14 district titles, four state championships and two runner-up finishes. However, this season the team currently has a record of 0-5.   They have lost their last five games to teams that either made the playoffs last year or are nat...

Sisters unite volleyball team

Sisters unite volleyball team

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

The girls volleyball team takes the court as the reigning 8A state runner-up, but that is not the only reason they are a force to be reckoned with. Not one but two pairs of sisters build this team to their greatest potential. Lily and Birdie Frierson and Macy and Adele Cassidy have sh...

Athlete of the week: C.C. Sampera

Athlete of the week: C.C. Sampera

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

September 24, 2019

Q: “How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing?” A: “I started when I was 12 because all of my friends were playing, so I just decided to leave softball and start playing volleyball.” Q: “What is your favorite part or aspect of the sport?” A: “...

Swimmer qualifies for Olympic Trials

Swimmer qualifies for Olympic Trials

Kate Carnante, Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

Ten times a week, junior Ella Bathurst arrives at Bobby Hicks Pool for swim practice and has been doing so since she was 6 years old.   “Originally, I got into swimming because my parents wanted all my siblings and I to be safe in the water,” Bathurst said. “We all had to do one season of ...

Siblings given opportunity to play soccer in the Caribbean

Siblings given opportunity to play soccer in the Caribbean

Cole Morgan, Staffer

September 17, 2019

Siblings Jake and Elyse Iller will be playing on the U.S. Virgin Islands national soccer team as of summer 2020 after finishing their senior and junior year respectively. Both siblings were invited to the national soccer camp in the islands for a week last summer to see if they were a good fit for the team. After pro...

Varsity football looks to improve during bye week

Varsity football looks to improve during bye week

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

September 13, 2019

The football team took the field at Gaither High School Friday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. looking to get their first win of the season.  “The biggest thing we’ve learned is that we’ve got to get better,” head coach Robert Weiner said. “There are some things that you learn when you win a...

Volleyball defeats Newsome

Volleyball defeats Newsome

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

September 5, 2019

The volleyball team hosted Newsome High School in their first home game of the season Thursday, Aug. 29 in the gym. They defeated Newsome 3-0.  “These guys have never played them before, so we didn’t really know what to expect,” head coach Vanja Todorovic said. “The game plan was basically just...

Teams spend summer travelling

Teams spend summer travelling

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

August 26, 2019

Over the summer, many teams traveled to various camps to train and bond. Football, cheer and cross country all went to different states and universities to prepare for their upcoming fall seasons.  “I enjoyed travelling out of state for camp because it gave us an opportunity to train in the...

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