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The underlying price of high school sports

The underlying price of high school sports

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Whether it is fees for a club team, equipment, travel, event admission or other sports costs, families can spend thousands of dollars on athletics. In addition to the cost of club sports, when kids reach high school, parents must pay what is required to participate in high school athletics. “We...

Wait of a lifetime culminates in Super Bowl LIV for English teacher Casey Holland

Wait of a lifetime culminates in Super Bowl LIV for English teacher Casey Holland

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

February 2, 2020

English teacher Casey Holland jolts awake at 2 a.m.  “I haven't been sleeping well,” Holland said. “Last night I woke up at 2 a.m. and checked my Twitter feed for any Chiefs news or Chiefs videos. That’s what's been getting me through: watching Patrick Mahomes highlights.” Holland, born a...

Football preps to make a run in the playoffs

Football preps to make a run in the playoffs

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

As you look at the football field, you see a group of determined and focused boys getting ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. “It's win or go home at this time.  We will be the underdog in all of our games from this point on, so we know that we have to play our best football of the season in...

“The sky’s the limit”: Sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne breaks 52-year-old school yardage record

“The sky’s the limit”: Sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne breaks 52-year-old school yardage record

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

October 25, 2019

Under Thursday night lights at the Mayor’s Cup football game Oct. 17, sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne carried the ball 463 yards, breaking a record set in 1968, the school’s first year. The first record was for rushing yards: the total number of yards gained by a single player as the result of a rushi...

Practice makes perfect: Varsity football coach Melvin Bethany trains football players for the field and the classroom

Practice makes perfect: Varsity football coach Melvin Bethany trains football players for the field and the classroom

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

NFL Pro Bowler Ezekiel Elliott, Super Bowl champion Carey Davis and sophomore Tyree Simms. These athletes all have one thing in common: coach Melvin Bethany. Bethany not only coaches varsity football, freshman boys basketball and track and field, but he also manages Running Performance, an athleti...

Football beyond Friday nights: senior Jackson Barnhart’s journey to Lindenwood University

Football beyond Friday nights: senior Jackson Barnhart’s journey to Lindenwood University

Ross Harter, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

You might know him from his name being called over the loudspeaker during Friday night football games after a complete pass, or for winning first in districts wrestling. What you do not see is the player staying after practice in hopes of making a career out of football. Senior Jackson Barnhart recently committed t...

Students address inadequate fan sections

Students address inadequate fan sections

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Flashback to the 1990s: the back wall of the gymnasium is lined with additional bleachers to accommodate a student section that is constantly growing. However, this year, the student section at football games was relatively small, which caused frustration for fans and athletes. Recently, a photo ...

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