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Parkway’s food policy benefits athletes

Parkway’s food policy benefits athletes

Sabrina Bohn, Features Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under news, showcase, sports

Although Parkway’s "food safety expectation" policy, implemented for the 2018 school year, has created uproar among students and staff, it does not apply to extracurricular activities, including athletics. “Originally, the policy wasn’t going to allow us to do what we needed to do after school, beca...

Photo Gallery: Football wins big in the last quarter

Photo Gallery: Football wins big in the last quarter

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under multimedia, photo galleries, sports

The Longhorns pulled out a surprise victory in their first game of the season on Aug. 18, scoring 22 points in the last quarter of the game against the Parkway South Patriots.

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Varsity water polo team heads to state

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

May 5, 2017


Filed under showcase, sports

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...

School upgrades have varying effects on students

School upgrades have varying effects on students

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

May 1, 2017


Filed under showcase, sports

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...

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under sports

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


Filed under sports

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


Filed under showcase, sports

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


Filed under sports

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


Filed under showcase, sports

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


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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...

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