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College recruiters notice hard-working athletes

College recruiters notice hard-working athletes

April 7, 2020

Student athletes strive to earn recruitment opportunities to start their college careers and be able to play at the next level. The process of being recruited has many steps involved, one of which is receiving the offers.  “I have been approached by recruiters from many different schools invitin...

Three wrestlers place at state tournament

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook, News Editor

March 9, 2020

Cheers and shouts fill the crowded arena of Tony’s pizza event center. The stench of sweat mingles with the smell of mat cleaner. Determination gleams in the eyes of each individual wrestler ready to take their place as a state champ.  Three wrestlers made it to the state championship this season, all of which placed. Junior Andy Lin placed sixth in the 106 weight class, sophomore Garrett Davis placed second in the 145 weight class, and freshman Grady Fox placed third in the 113 weight class. Hours of hard work was...

Senior basketball manager plays in first game since 7th grade

Senior basketball manager plays in first game since 7th grade

March 2, 2020

Senior Garret Belknap played in the last regular season game against Winfield Feb. 27. Belknap had not played basketball in a competitive setting since he was in 7th grade because he realized he would rather manage. Belknap and the team had no idea he was playing until after practice on Wednesday, gi...

Teenagers speak out on Kobe Bryant’s death

Teenagers speak out on Kobe Bryant’s death

Claire Pletcher, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Former NBA star, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 near Calabasas, California. People gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday to honor the lives of Kobe and his daughter; the two now join the growing number of celebri...

Negative attitudes lead athletes in wrong direction

Negative attitudes lead athletes in wrong direction

February 13, 2020

“I believe negative attitudes affect the team because in team sports you must rely on each other to stay positive, so if one person gets negative everyone reflects it,” freshman Gracie Dalziel said. Athletes have come to realize that negative attitudes affect their teams even if they do not realize...

Boys varsity wins Baldwin tournament

Boys varsity wins Baldwin tournament

February 7, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team played three games in the Baldwin Invitational tournament Jan. 21, 24 and 25. In the first game, the Orioles beat Anderson County High School 62-29. The Orioles then played Bishop Seabury Academy three days later and won 60-47, which allowed the team to advance to the cham...

Bowlers looking forward to the season

Bowlers looking forward to the season

January 28, 2020

The bowling team has participated in a total of four meets so far this season. Their next meets are on Jan. 31 at West Acres against Andale and Valley Center and February 4 at home against Buhler and Cheney. To prepare for meets, bowlers work on form, the release of the ball, the correct approach, fol...

Senior joins bull-riding community

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Senior Austin Breed started his bull-riding career last summer when his father and him made a bet for Breed to ride a bull. “I had a fear of getting on the bull because it was big and weighed like 2000 pounds; I was just scared at first, then he told me to face my fears and just get on it,” Breed said.  One person Breed looks up to is his mentor Brice Loyde who has taught him how to ride a bull.  “I look up to him because he’s been doing it for a long time, he’s just really good at it,” Breed sai...

Girls golf competes at state tournament

Girls golf competes at state tournament

November 1, 2019

Senior Sarah Price and freshman Alexa Zweifel competed in the 4A State Golf Tournament Oct. 21-22 at Hesston Golf Park. To make it to state, athletes had to qualify and place in the top three teams at regionals or place in the top 10 individually. After the top 10 individual girls medal, the girl...

A fishing team is being rumored for the high school

A fishing team is being rumored for the high school

October 17, 2019

Fishing teams in schools have become popular in recent years. Teams compete for state and scholarships, and students are wanting to join in the sport. This fall, a new class Lifelong Fitness and Outdoor Activities (LLFOA) offered an opportunity for students to try their hands at fishing. Students en...

Athletes putting in extra effort for multiple sports

Athletes putting in extra effort for multiple sports

October 17, 2019

Playing multiple sports at the same time can take a lot of hard work and takes many hours away from social aspects of life.  Junior Jadyn Jackson plays volleyball and softball throughout the year. As there is set seasons for sports, some clubs go year round while playing. Each activity has many games a...

Sports teams prepare for games

Sports teams prepare for games

September 9, 2019

At 3:30 p.m. he rushes out to the field for practice for at least the next two hours. He faces warm-ups, plays, and fixing mistakes. At the end of those two hours, he will be tired but he loves the game and the effort is worth it.  He and the football team prepare by warming up in four different...

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