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Senior joins bull-riding community

Senior joins bull-riding community

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,...

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...

Football jamboree successful

Football jamboree successful

September 6, 2019

A football event was hosted at Hiller Stadium last Friday for local football teams to participate in a safe scrimmage. The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) allowed high schools to participate in an event called a Football Jamboree. This is the first year KSHSAA allowed any ...

Teams prepare for season

Teams prepare for season

September 6, 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 differe...

Fall sports assembles teams

Fall sports assembles teams

September 4, 2019

Every year Kansas State High School Activities Association sets a date for the start of fall sports practices each year. The date teams could practice for 2019 was Aug. 19. Fall sports practices started right away, so they could prepare as much as possible for their first game.  With games starting ...

Seniors end athletic careers with graduation

Seniors end athletic careers with graduation

May 13, 2019

From the butterflies in a stomach, to the adrenaline rushing throughout a body and the feeling athletes get when knowing that they played their best are all unique and amazing experiences that an athlete can get. While some athletes play to get this feeling, others play to simply have fun and get the h...

Golf competes at invitaionals

Golf competes at invitaionals

May 13, 2019

Boys varsity golf competed at Wellington and JV competed at home for invitationals April 4. No golfers medaled at either invitational. “You win or you lose, but you're always trying to beat what you did the day or tournament before.  We try and get better every day, that's our ultimate goa...

Softball adds to coaching staff

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The softball team has announced former Oriole Christina Downs as the fourth coach on staff. “Christina Downs is our new JV assistant softball coach. She is an Oriole; she played varsity softball from 2008-2012,” head softball coach Jamie Van Dever said. “She is going to be a great addition to our coaching staff.” Downs is excited about her new opportunity. “I thought it would be an exciting opportunity to get back around the game, as well as getting to help coach girls who are in the same position I used ...

Basketball teams prepare for state tournament

Basketball teams prepare for state tournament

February 6, 2019

Imagine this: senior year basketball season is coming to an end. The big tournament just took place, and the whole team feels the state tournament approaching. The goal of every devoted high school athlete is to win state their senior year. That is the reality for the 10 seniors playing basketball this...

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