Plant-powered athletes: Students share their experiences in sports with modified diets

Photo illustration of athletes who find strength in vegan and vegetarian diets.
January 13, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Venus Williams and Scott Jurek rank among many professional athletes who fuel their performance through plant-based diets. In addition to the big names, athletes on our home turf...

Will Bonnett: from surgery to state in one swim season

Sophomore Will Bonnett finishes a lap of breastroke during a home meet versus Parkway Central. Bonnett focused on gaining strength outside of the pool to aide his transition back into the water after healing. “I feel like I was able to build more muscular strength while out of the pool, and I was able to put in a lot of endurance work in the water to help get me back to my past endurance level,” said Bonnett. “Both of these things combined together to help me perform better than I ever have.”
November 13, 2019

At the beginning of boys swim season, sophomore Will Bonnett imagined he would be training for the first meet with his teammates, not in recovery after emergency ear surgery.  The surgery, originally...

Junior Angela Sanfilippo trains with discipline

Angie Sanfilippo kicks a practice dummy.
April 12, 2016
"The adrenaline rush from Taekwondo is amazing, and I really look forward to the competitions and new friends I meet through it."

Freshman Chris Bass races to victory

Freshman Chris Bass sprints in the 4x400 relay after freshman Kevin Chen hands off the baton.
May 18, 2015
Freshman Chris Bass has run nearly every event in boys track and had numerous victories, all leading up to how he became the team's Rookie of the Year.

Defending for equality in co-ed competition

Defending for equality in co-ed competition
April 27, 2015

Swimming to reach her opponent, sophomore Emily Bauer press block defends him and stops him from passing the ball. Bauer was one of three girls on the water polo team. “I played games with JV, but I...

Athlete Spotlight: Kaleigh Stanfield

Catching the ball and looking to pass in practice, Stanfield gets the chance to spend some time on the court instead of the sideline earlier this year. Stanfield has spent four months with Petersen out of her four on the team due to the strained quad.
March 24, 2015

In the world of sports, athletes face more than 2,000 injuries per 10,000 competitors according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, athlete Kaleigh Stanfield could claim a good number of those...

Athlete spotlight: Andrea Gordon

Junior Andrea Gordon plays catcher for the varsity girls softball team. The team was playing Webster Groves.
February 17, 2015
For junior Andrea Gordon, an injury may alter her options for higher education. This season she tore her labrum.

Athlete Spotlight: Andrew Osborne

Athlete Spotlight: Andrew Osborne
November 21, 2014
Read about senior Andrew Osborne's experience through all four years of Cross Country.

POW: Jackson Fleming, 12

POW: Jackson Fleming, 12
November 8, 2014
“What is your passion?”
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