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New JV girls soccer coach passes lessons to players on and off the field

JV soccer coach Darren Rahe informs his players what position they will be playing. Rahe taught the girls about their role on and off the field. ¨If you approach practice each and everyday to be the best that you can be, you can use that same mental focus for anything that you do in life,¨ Rahe said.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Focusing on self-improvement, new girls JV soccer coach Darren Rahe prepares to lead the team to success both as athletes and individuals . “As each individual decides what it is they want to focus on, it’s my goal to help them improve so that I can create chances and develop their awareness ...

Longhorn Sports Productions takes student’s skills into the real world

Sitting at the microphone, senior Zaven Nalbandian announces the basketball game. LSP streams every home basketball game through YouTube’s live streaming service. “It can get complicated at times with all the high-tech equipment but after I really got the systems down I can focus on providing good commentary,” Nalbandian said.

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Students are being thrust into the world of broadcast journalism through Longhorn Sports Productions (LSP), an organization founded in 2016 as a way of bringing Longhorn sports to those who cannot attend games. Originally, students volunteered as camera operators and producers to broadcast football and baske...

New coaching staff brings changes to girls basketball

Coach Josh Gannan goes over the game plan with the girls JV basketball team as they take on Fort Zumwalt North High School. The team lost to the Panthers 23-29. “Our main goal is to always be improving,” Gannan said. “You never start out your very best, but if you can see little bits of improvement throughout the season, you know you are doing something right. I have been very proud of the girls and their work ethic to turn things around and become better players.”

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Girls basketball adjusts after a new addition to the coaching staff as they welcome new JV coach Josh Gannan and freshman coach Tim Clark. “Both coaches have a strong basketball background, but more importantly, they have the ability to create strong relationships with the players and parents,...

Brothers on and off the ice: the Waddell brothers connect through hockey

Sophomore Ty Waddell takes stride into the offensive zone looking to add to their lead against the Lafayette Lancers. The Longhorns lead the game 3-1 in the third period. “I was just trying to get through the defender and get a good scoring chance and put the puck on net,” Waddell said.

Luke Leahy, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Growing up brothers on and off the ice, junior Cole Waddell and sophomore Ty Waddell connect through playing hockey for the school.   Being only a year apart in age, the Waddells had the opportunity to play together before high school. “When myself and Ty were younger, we used to practice to...

#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

Sophomore Emma Carter and freshman Paige Wehrmeister pose together after the Mehlville Women’s Invitational Dec. 21. The tournament was the first girls tournament that either one had been to; Carter took third place in the 167 pound weight class, and Wehrmeister took fifth in the 121 pound weight class.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019

This wrestling season, #WrestleLikeAGirl has trended across Missouri. Girls have turned out in record numbers for the sport, more than doubling the number that the Missouri State High School Activities Association predicted would join. Now, their season is coming to a finish, with district tournaments...

Boys varsity basketball counters adversity through positivity

The boys varsity basketball team faces adversity. While facing adversity they try and turn around a losing season by using positivity and enthusiasm. ¨At practice sometimes it varies whether if the guys had a good day or not, but most of the time it’s pretty positive, and sometimes before games we’re pretty quiet and sometimes we’re energetic and pumped up,¨ Loaney said.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

Despite their record of 2-14, the boys varsity basketball team continues to show morale as their district tournament gets closer. “At practice it varies whether the guys had a good day or not, but most of the time [the energy] is pretty positive. Sometimes before games we’re pretty quiet and so...

Alumnus Chris Sartorius returns to coach JV boys basketball

Alumnus Chris Sartorius coaches the JV boys basketball team. Returning to coach at his old high school fulfilled Sartorius' dream.

Tre Bell and Piper Brown

December 12, 2018

After nine years of coaching at the college level, alumnus Chris Sartorius fulfilled his dream of coaching at his former high school. "It’s always been a dream of mine to come back and coach at my old high school because of the positive and fun experience I had playing basketball here. I had coach...

Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Posing on the podium, the members of the state team receive the second place trophy. This was the team’s first all-state performance since 1990. “It was a huge step forward for us.  We were always on the outside looking in at all major meets,” coach Charles Cutelli said. “We slowly knocked down barriers, winning conference championships, district championships, and sectional championships, and finally having an all-state finish. I’m proud of this group.”

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 30, 2018

A moment of quietness and stillness. Then the gun goes off and an anticipatory shout rises from the crowd. After the runners go by, flocks of parents, teammates and coaches scatter every direction to line the course in order watch the race unfold. The state cross country meet has just begun. After ...

Junior Erin Slutzky represents Team USA at Junior Worlds for racquetball

Preparing to slam a racquetball into the wall, junior Erin Slutzky stands alert for the next move. Slutzky competed for Team USA at the IRF Junior World Racquetball Championships from Nov. 1-11. “Because racquetball is more of an individual sport, if you lose you pretty much have no one else to blame besides yourself. You can practice whenever and whatever you need to work on to go out next time and win,” Slutzky said.

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

November 29, 2018

During the five-hour plane ride to San Luis Potosí, Mexico, junior Erin Slutzky reflected on the eight years of training that led her to one of the most important racquetball tournaments of her life: Junior World Championships.    Prior to leaving for Mexico, Slutzky and the rest of Team USA p...

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