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The underlying price of high school sports

Between all the sports, the average cost to play and to buy equipment is $275. Athletes have to spend  not only their health and time but also their money or their families money.

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...

Sophomore Ella Roesch utilizes grit and God to win soccer championships

Posing with her team on the champions stage, sophomore Ella Roesch holds one finger up, indicating that her Lou Fusz Blue team won first place in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships June 26 in Saginaw, Mich. Roesch’s team beat out teams from 15 other states, all located in the Midwest, beating Iowa Rush 3-1 in the finals. “The first goal of the game was my favorite part because I got the assist. The one who scored was one of my good friends on the team and ran right to me. We practice our celebrations, so we showed off to our parents. It was a lot of fun, but after celebrating, it was back to game time,” Roesch said.

Claire LeDuc, Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

Looking at the field in front of her, sophomore Ella Roesch hears the first whistle blow in Saginaw, Mich. for the final game that week during the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. Roesch’s Lou Fusz Soccer Club team is taking on Iowa Rush in the Championship game. Roesch’s team played f...

Senior Nolan Cosgrove scores a Division I spot as a goalie

Leaping to save a ball, senior Nolan Cosgrove defends the goal against an opposing shot from Parkway Central. After deciding to attend University of Tulsa, Cosgrove is looking forward to the competitive nature of college soccer. “Playing soccer in high school is just trying to play at the highest level that you can while you’re here and trying to put in as much work as you can while you’re here, so that way you can be prepared whenever you do go into that college environment,” Nolan said.

Ella Mercer and Abbie Zensen

November 14, 2018

After three years of creating a name for himself in high school, senior Nolan Cosgrove has begun preparing for his future at the University of Tulsa. Since the age of five, Nolan has dreamed of playing professionally. Through years of training, he credits his supportive coaches and family for helping him ...

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Junior Bella Hatzigeorgiou glides into a pass. The game against Nerinx Hall took place on the opposing team's home turf.

Claire Smout

April 18, 2018

With a varsity record of 7-1 and a junior varsity record of 5-1, both girls soccer teams have high expectations for the rest of the season. “We really want to be undefeated for the season,” freshman and junior varsity player Claire Hardy said. “To reach that goal we are working a lot on foot sk...

Junior Moritz Riss adjusts to life as an American teen

Junior Moritz Riss adjusts to life as an American teen

Sophie Gulino, Convergent Media Writer

October 13, 2017

Although the vast majority of students live within twenty minutes of school, junior Moritz Riss had to cross an ocean from his home in Southwest Germany to attend Parkway West. Riss is a member of the Youth For Understanding exchange program; he found out about the program through his sisters, who also ...

Varsity soccer player Leul Mesfin takes his skills out of the country

Rushing towards the ball, senior Leul Mesfin blocks a Westminster player from taking the ball.

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

While other varsity soccer players are focusing on college, senior Leul Mesfin is taking extra classes and working to graduate early. Mesfin was offered the opportunity to play for the Chievo Verona academy team. “I got this offer from a club team in Italy. I spent last summer in London playing s...

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