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Sprinting toward the finish line, senior Ryan Caton races at the Missouri Sectionals meet at Parkway Central High School Nov. 2, which was one of the last cross country races of his career. He finished the race in 14th place and qualified for state the following week. “My teammates [were] everything. Nobody was motivated for themselves; everyone was motivated for the whole team, and that is something I can’t thank them enough for,” Caton said. “I felt very happy that I was able to end my season at state. Not very many people were able to do that.”

Senior Ryan Caton reflects on his running career after his final season is postponed

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

After three months of preparation and running more than 500 miles during the off-season, senior Ryan Caton is one of many spring athletes seeing their final season slip away due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Running past spectators, junior Emily Sipp conquers hills at Parkway Central on Nov. 2. The team placed fifth out of eight teams competing at the meet. “I think there were some rough moments during the race,” Sipp said. “A rough moment for me means to get nervous. I start to panic and I breathe really hard. When it has passed, something clicks in my head, and I have this sense of relief. Overall, it was a good race. I had a good finish [and] placed top 30.”

Photo of the week – Nov. 4

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer November 7, 2019

With 14 years of experience, junior Dorothy Wunderlich pitches the softball to her opponent. During the season, Wunderlich’s bone hit against her hip labrum and re-tore the muscle. “I played the entire season and had surgery the Tuesday after [the last game]. Loving the sport keeps me going [through the injuries]; I would love to play softball in college,” Wunderlinch said. “I love my teammates, and they are really supportive about me being injured.”

Un-be-leaf-able season: Fall sports recap

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor October 29, 2019

During Red and Blue night on August 27  the boys’ Cross country team came together for their first race of the season. Before racing against each other, the team captains divided the teammates into red, white and blue teams. “My teammates definitely motivate me to get better, whether it's through giving encouragement or making plans to train together,” senior Dawson Ren said.  “I'm really glad to have such awesome teammates, and I've grown really close to them. Racing with them is another joy, because we can spur each other on during competition.”

Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer September 6, 2019

Waking up with the sun, athletes on the boys and girls cross country teams unite at 6 a.m. to begin their weekly practices in hopes of improving for the upcoming fall season. “The thing about running...

Taping balloons to girls cross country coach Charles Cutelli’s science room, the team fills his room with decorations to celebrate his birthday. The team used one of their many inside jokes with Cutelli to decorate his room. “My favorite part of decorating was spending time with all the girls and just getting to have fun,” sophomore Claire Hardy said.

Girls cross country follows birthday traditions

Anna Pavlisin , Staff Writer November 13, 2018

Lining up 500 varying sized cups of water, the girls cross country team prepared for coach Charlie Cutelli's belated surprise birthday celebration. Rather than decorating his room on his birthday Oct....

On their marks, the JV squad waits for the gun to sound at the Dale Shepherd Invitational Sept. 29. JV placed first with a team score of 55 points. “I try to get out to the front of the pack pretty early on and from there I pay close attention to the people racing around me, like listening to their breathing and footsteps, and that helps me decide when to make my move,” senior Hannah Rushing said.

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator November 2, 2018

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

Pacing together, sophomores Leach Selm and Emily Sipp compete at the Paul Enke Invitational at Sioux Passage Sept. 15. Sipp and Selm have both qualified to compete with the state team.

Girls cross country team poised to podium at state

Maria Newton, Features Editor November 1, 2018

The varsity girls cross country team is preparing for their state meet Oct. 3. Sophomore Leah Selm, junior Emma Caplinger and seniors Natalie Butler, Chloe Hershenow and Claire Smout are returning members...

Senior Caleb Canatoy leads the pack during a boys Cross Country practice. Despite having his lung collapse last spring, Canatoy is a captain on the Varsity team and hopes to inspire young runners in the same way alumnus Jacob Cupps did for him. “My freshman year we had Jacob Cupps as a captain and he was also going through an injury, but it was cool how he had a connection to the freshmen,” Canatoy said.

After suffering a lung collapse, senior Caleb Canatoy is inspired to pursue nursing

Maria Newton, Features Editor September 17, 2018

During the spring of 2018, senior Caleb Canatoy woke up one morning to a sharp pain in his back. “It was just a really normal day...my mom thought it was just muscle cramps,” Canatoy said. “But...

Boys cross country team reflect on third place finish at state

Chris Bass, Staff Writer November 10, 2017

On Nov. 4, the top seven runners from the varsity cross country team competed in the Class 4 MSHSAA State Cross Country Championship meet, in Jefferson City. This meet marked the 30th time the team has...

Junior Sophie Pellegrino recounts recovery from anorexia with spiritual healing

Junior Sophie Pellegrino recounts recovery from anorexia with spiritual healing

Kelsey Long, Staff Writer November 10, 2017

Junior Sophie Pellegrino beat anorexia and recovered after a long period of struggling. Now, she uses her story to help others who are suffering. Her disorder started in eighth grade. She would wake up,...

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