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March Madness

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Sports

As spring approaches, one of the most highly anticipated sporting events is set to start. As selection Sunday, March 12, reveals the dates, location and schedule of the upcoming games, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament begins. However, the annual tournament is...

Respect All, Fear None

Respect All, Fear None

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

There are many different aspects that define the girls varsity soccer team: long sleeve, dri fit game-day shirts, pregame meals at Jason’s Deli and early 2000s “throwback” rap music blasting from a portable stereo on away game bus trips. However, nothing exemplifies the team as well as the tight-knit...

Track and Field Sprints For Success

Leah Martineau, Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

Sprinting toward the end of their high school career, seniors on the track team train and build their endurance in hopes of competing at State. “I think the overall goal for the team is to get better in their events and to improve on what they need to improve on personally,” senior Sharoné Johnson...

Boys Lacrosse has First Match

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

IMG_7448Varsity lacrosse had their first match of the season on Feb. 2 against Frisco High and won by a score of 5-2. Junior Jackson Gunnells is a member of the varsity squad, and is looking excited about the team's progression leading up to the new season. “I’m looking forward to getting to play against ...

Girls Varsity Soccer Wins 1-0 vs Denton Guyer

Girls Varsity Soccer Wins 1-0 vs Denton Guyer

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Behind a late-game goal from junior forward Tessa Elizondo, the girls varsity soccer team defeated Denton Guyer with a score 1-0 in a home conference game on Feb. 15 at Clark Stadium. “Everybody had a hand in that win,” Balogh said. “It was such a battle and I’m so proud of them for their eff...

Wrestling Team Competes to Own the Mat

Leah Martineau, Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Tension runs high while the wrestlers are at a stalemate in the third period. Sweat dripping down their faces, muscles shaking from the past two periods and their teammates motivating them to pin the other guy down. There is a fight to stay off your back that requires technique and grace; a workout fille...

Patriots Win Super Bowl

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Sunday, Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, the New England Patriots of the American Football Conference (AFC) were crowned National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl LI champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football Conference (NFC) 34-28. Led by superstar quarterback Tom Brady...

Girls Shoot to Win

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

With girls basketball looking to win a ninth consecutive District title and advance to State, members of the team and the students are looking forward to the rest of the season and the many possibilities it might bring. Senior Gina Riedell wants to finish the season strong and take advantage of the...

Art of Archery Aims For Success

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

Sports of all kinds have a place at the school, from football to golf. However, senior Shabeeh Rizvi wanted to share his passion for a more uncommon sport, archery. He decided to take a shot at it, and thus, a new club, Art of Archery made its debut. “The idea just hit me one night,” Rizvi said....

Cubs Bear a Big Victory

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Major League Baseball World Series ended on Nov. 1, crowning the Chicago Cubs as champions. Although any team would have been ecstatic being named victors of the league, there is a little more sentiment behind this victory for Cubs fans. This sentimental feeling is prevalent, since the last time...

Tennis Wins State

Tennis Wins State

Gina Quatrino and Chloe Oani
December 8, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Nov. 3, the school’s tennis team won the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 6A State Championship at Texas A&M University in College Station. Led by Head Coach Morgen Walker and Assistant Coach Mike Bischoff, the team rallied to defeat Houston Memorial High School in team play by...

Kickin’ It with the Royales

Kickin’ It with the Royales

Lizzi Price, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Although dance may not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word “sport,” the dedication and hours of work the Royales put into dance rivals that of any conventional sport. “We dance two to three hours every single day,” junior lieutenant Lexi Anderson said. “Some weeks we have...

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