Armani Dennis (12) inclines while Zachary Seybert (12) spots him. Dennis has attended Champions Hour in the past.

Champions Hour provides extra opportunities to workout

January 18, 2019

Champions Hour takes place every Thursday at 7 a.m. in the weight room. It consists of a quick workout and all students are welcome to attend. “It [Champions Hour] is an opportunity for any student or athlete who wants to get an extra lift in during the week,” Head football coach Jason Filbeck...

Boys basketball wins first game of the season

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

December 12, 2018

Boys basketball started its season off with a 65-53 win over Mulvane Nov. 30. “Overall, I thought the game went well; we got a lot of guys in the game; we got a lot of guys with a lot of minutes,” head boys basketball coach Jake Sims said. Before the game, only four players had experience at the varsity level. “For seven of the guys, it was their first true varsity experience. I was pleased with the way we played,” Sims said. “We made a lot of first time varsity mistakes, but overall, it was fun to watch, a...

New season approaching with new coaches

Basketball coach Rainey Maloy tells Jaydenlee Marlnee (12) to break the team down. The team then lost to Abilene in overtime.

December 10, 2018

    Basketball season 2018-19 has a lot of changes this year, not only for boys basketball, but girls, too. With two former basketball coaches leaving (boys JV coach TJ Meyer and girls head coach Traci Anderson), the school had to find two new coaches. Former girls JV coach Rainey Ma...

Wrestling wins first dual of the season

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

December 6, 2018

The wrestling team started its season off with 15 pins for its first meet, resulting in 48-30 win over Andover Central. “The team is young, so I think the momentum will help some of the younger kids,” head wrestling coach Brandon Terry said. “We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on our team, so that helps them get a little enthusiasm early.” Fans enjoyed watching the meet. “The atmosphere made it so much more fun; there was never a quiet moment. I love it,” Ashley Prentice (12) said. Gabe Fox (1...

Girls golf team places at state

The golf girls stand together in victory after placing at the KSHAA state tournament.

Maegan Morrison, Features Editor

October 24, 2018

Tuesday, Oct. 16, the golf team competed in the state tournament. This was played in Hutchinson at Carey Park Golf Course. Originally the meet was to be held Monday, Oct. 15, but was delayed due to snow on the course. The team placed fourth overall, and Lindsey Lewellen (12) placed seventh as an ...

Cross country trains hard for new season

Keelynn Barnett (9) and Porsha Zweifel (9) take to the track for the teams' warm-up.

Maegan Morrison, Features Editor

October 1, 2018

Averaging at about 30-40 miles per week, the cross country team is practicing for a good season. Head coach Steve Reichardt is preparing the runners for regionals and state meets by increasing the mileage per day. “I felt that we needed to cover more miles as a team,” Reichardt said. Reich...

Varsity teams utilize freshmen players

Reporter Ivory Rightnar

September 27, 2018

Middle School athletes hope to make the A team. No one thinks about making varsity sports in middle school until their eighth grade year. Six sports take place during the fall season, only 10 of the freshmen athletes made varsity. Football Football might be Augusta’s most popular fall sport, and two freshmen (Hunter Anderson (9) and Riley Buck (9) obtained a varsity spot. Anderson hyperextended his knee during the Black vs Orange football scrimmage. Anderson was upset but knew he was going to be able to play in the gam...

9th and 10th place medals

Girls golf competes at Andale, El Dorado

September 27, 2018

Girls golf had two competitions within the last two weeks. The first tournament took place Sept. 20 at Prairie Trails Golf Course in El Dorado, The team took 3rd as and three people placed individually. Lindsey Lewellen (12) took 3rd at the tournament. She also won the longest drive competition. ...

Braden Jergensen (12) kicks the ball out to his players. As the goalie, Jergensen is the team's last line of defence.

Soccer team looks forward to season

September 12, 2018

This current season, the soccer team is looking forward to a much better year than the last. “Definitely better than last year [the team’s performance]. We’ve got some new pieces,” Wyatt Pankratz (10) said. The number of players who tried out for soccer doubled from last year. Having so ma...

Offseason work prepares athletes for school sports

Abbee Rhodes (12) takes a shot over her opponent's defense. Over the summer, Rhodes played for The Twisters traveling basketball team.

Jaden Laing, Reporter

September 10, 2018

In any athletic field, if an athlete wants to get better they must train. The truth is, every athlete will face competition, and the competitor will rise due to their opponents’ missed opportunities during training. Many athletes have worked at camps this summer to prepare themselves for the fall season....

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