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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Track athletes head to state

Track athletes head to state

Chris Bass, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 456 views
Filed under showcase, sports

On May 22, male and female athletes competed in the Class 3 and Class 4 Sectional track and field meet. In the event 14 athletes qualified for the annual state meet on May 25 and 26. “I’m really because of the fact we qualified both in distance and in sprints,” Girls Head coach Kristen Witt said...

School upgrades have varying effects on students

School upgrades have varying effects on students

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
May 16, 2017 • 196 views
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With new changes to the school, such as the scoreboard and Adidas sports uniforms, student athletes and the Longhorn Sports Productions (LSP) have mixed opinions. “I like the look of our Nike [uniforms] better, they had really cool designs, but with Adidas, the jersey itself is nicer and a lot o...

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
May 5, 2017 • 950 views
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With a 26-5 record, the varsity water polo team will be heading to state beginning on May 5. “I feel like this group really puts the team ahead of themselves this season,” head coach Charles Cutelli said. “I’ve got 15 kids on varsity that all understand what we need to do, and they’ll sacrifice...

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017 • 393 views
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After the JV team outscored opponents 14-6 and varsity ended 11-13 last season, returning members and coaches have high expectations for the current lacrosse season. “[The program] is a great balance between  having fun and being competitive,” varsity assistant coach Tom Herpel said. “Lear...

Cheer trims down program with incoming freshmen

Cheer trims down program with incoming freshmen

Gaby Van Winkle, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017 • 376 views
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With the 23 incoming freshmen trying out for cheer on top of the 52 other people trying out, the program has no other realistic choice but to make cuts. “To me it’s really great that cheer is becoming a cut sport now,” varsity cheer captain and senior Kristen Baranski said. “When I started...

Tennis team ramps up for season

Tennis team ramps up for season

Grant Aden, Sports Editor
March 18, 2017 • 515 views
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With winter transitioning into spring, members of the tennis team find themselves making the daily walk up to the courts with goals for the season. “I hope to get better, I want to make my serve harder and more consistent because my goal is just to lose as few of matches as possible. I think Ke...

High expectations made for the upcoming track and field season

High expectations made for the upcoming track and field season

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017 • 436 views
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Over 150 girls and boys showed up Feb. 27 for the first day of track and field practice. “We are really excited about the group this season. We have a lot of kids, which is great, but we also have kids who are excited about the season,” Head Coach Kevin John said. To prepare for the upcoming...

Water Polo team welcomes talented freshmen

Water Polo team welcomes talented freshmen

Chris Bass, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017 • 434 views
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The boy’s water polo team began preparation the week of Feb. 21, a week earlier than other spring sports teams. “For the first week, it was a lot of basic work, especially for the JV group,” head coach Charlie Cutelli said. “For the varsity group, we’ll be getting more into the style of...

Senior Evie Pfeifer dives into college

Senior Evie Pfeifer dives into college

March 9, 2017 • 348 views
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After years of training and competing in meets, senior Evie Pfeifer is heading off to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and participating in their swimming program. Pfeifer’s swimming abilities were recognized by multiple different college coaches. She considered University of Virgin...

Freshman Abby Pfeifer swims her way to success

Freshman Abby Pfeifer swims her way to success

March 9, 2017 • 347 views
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Waking up before the sun rises, swimming six days a week for nearly four hours a day, freshman Abby Pfeifer heads to swim practice hours before school starts and is back in the pool hours after school ends. As a swimmer for Clayton Shaw Park (CSP) Tideriders, Pfeifer is currently preparing for sect...

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