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...

Boys’ swim and dive team fights for success at state

Freshmen Joey Sloan performs butterfly on Sept. 6 at his Ladue meet. The team won this meet with an overall score of 118 to 68. “My favorite part about being on the swim team is hanging out with the friends that I have made,” Sloan said. “We have all become really close so I am not looking forward for the season to end.”

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Practicing six days a week with three morning practices, the boys’ swim and dive team prepares for the state championship in hopes of improving from their fifth-place finish in 2017 to top three. “We have a very diversely talented team,” assistant coach Mary Beth Wilson said. “We are able to qual...

Swim and dive make waves at state

West's swim and dive team competes at South.

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

The swim and dive team closed the winter season out with five wins and four losses.   “The season went well. We had three top eight finishes at Conference including first and second finishes. Sophie Wojdylo, a junior diver, qualified for state and finished 14th. We had a lot of injuries an...

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