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Nikki Crangle searches for Chloe Schwab as they run up the field.

Improving With Each Pass

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor May 6, 2021

In a close match against Parkway South, the Varsity Lacrosse members grew as a team as they advance toward their ultimate goal for the season; to place at state. The game on Apr. 28 served as a crucial...

Tanner Jones taps rackets with his opponent a the end of a match.

Racking Up Wins

Amelia Vohsen and Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editors April 20, 2021

As the season kicks off, the boys tennis team competed in the Holt Invitational on April 10. The team participated in singles as well as doubles during the invitational, working as a team to play well....

Sophomore Peyton Shepard attempts to work a tilt on a difficult opponent.

Stepping Stones to State

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor March 15, 2021

With an added step to qualifying for state, the boys wrestling team was excited to send seven athletes to the State tournament. Including the four qualifiers from last year, the athletes all hope for a...

Sophomore Sophia Miller drinks water and talks to her coaches as she recovers from a fall on her head.

Sending off State Qualifiers

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor March 8, 2021

Going in with 8 wrestlers from Districts, the girls wrestling team had high hopes of many qualifying for the State tournament in March. On Saturday, Feb. 20 the team competed in the sectional tournament...

Kaden Hart stands looking down preparing for his match

Coming Up Short to Fort Zumwalt South

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor February 5, 2021

An extremely close dual had each member of the wrestling team on the end of their seats during each match. On Feb. 2, the team fell short to Fort Zumwalt South by one point with an ending score of 36-37....

Gwen Raziq touches the wall after finishing her event.

Supporting Each Other Through the Season

Rhyen Standridge and Keaton (Kiki) Frye, Photo Editor and Staff Photographer January 27, 2021

Coming close to the end of the season, the girls swim and dive team continues to work hard at each of their final meets. On Jan. 14, the team faced Fort Zumwalt North in a tough meet. Being so close...

Swim Comes to an End

Swim Comes to an End

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor November 5, 2020

Most sports have had to face a plethora of adversity with many athletes being quarantined. On Oct. 28, the boys swim team had their last meet before GACs. The meet was hard on team morale as many were...

Connor Casler rests after a difficult race

Running Through Adversity

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor October 20, 2020

With fall sports seasons coming to a close, the cross country team looks upon their victories and shortcomings that the season held for them. On Oct. 10, the team went to McNair Park for the annual Border...

Natalie Walsh is congratulated by Dr. Sonny Arnel after receiving her senior night award.

Cross Country Senior Night

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor September 22, 2020

For most Senior team members, they have been on this journey together for four years. Despite the difficulty of the sport, many enjoy being surrounded by the people on the team and will miss it in the...

Erin Reitz, Captain, hugs her teammate during an emotional senior night ceremony

Tennis Senior Night

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor September 22, 2020

In many aspects this fall sport is much the same, despite the use of masks the team continues to enjoy their season and make the most of it. Seniors this year were celebrated in normal fashion with the...

Alex Vogel is awarded with his medal by Dr. Sonny Arnel

Football Senior Night

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor September 21, 2020

Most senior nights conclude a season and leave the seniors off to find what they intend to do with their careers in college. However, this year brought on an early senior night on only the second football...

Sanya Suri walks confidently to receive her senior night award

Cheer and Dance Senior Night

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor September 21, 2020

An emotional night for many teammates on the cheer and dance squad was pushed to the beginning of the season due to fear of the school closing early again. With the date being moved up to Sept. 11, the...

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