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Tennis and soccer coaches analyze pros and cons of selective teams

Tennis and soccer coaches analyze pros and cons of selective teams

Maya Hodison, Reporter

October 28, 2015


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When sophomore Ashton Rantilla tried out for soccer this year, he hoped to make a team. When he did not, however, he chose a different sport: ultimate frisbee. “I do want to practice more and try out next year, but I went and joined ultimate frisbee instead, and am now pursuing different opportunities,”...

Free State cross country team boasts largest numbers in Free State’s history

Free State cross country team boasts largest numbers in Free State’s history

Hala Hamid, Copy Editor

September 28, 2015


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From the long, sweaty runs in the hot August sun, the yearly team campout and helping out at the state meet, senior Hayley Boden has had countless memorable moments during her time on the cross country team. Boden started running casually four years ago, but soon realized she loved being on the team. “I...

New sprinting coach Joanna Romito’s experience promises success

New sprinting coach Joanna Romito’s experience promises success

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief

May 6, 2015


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Striding across the football field, new sprinting coach Joanna Romito works to reach the track’s finish line and shout out times as the sprinters complete a workout. “I ran track and field in high school, and then I went on to KU and ran cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, so it’s...

Young varsity girls soccer team set to defy expectations

Young varsity girls soccer team set to defy expectations

Darby Gilliland, Reporter

April 28, 2015


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With an assist from freshman Maya Hodison, senior Hannah Reussner scores a goal to win the game, securing an unexpected victory in the season opener. “We want to prove other people wrong,” sophomore Goosie Zicker said. “We’re not expected to win anything, not even a single game.” The...

Seniors commit to post-secondary schools, continue athletic careers

Seniors commit to post-secondary schools, continue athletic careers

Maame Britwum, Reporter

March 9, 2015


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When senior Scott Frantz signed his letter of intent to play football at Kansas State University, emotions were running high. Frantz thanked everyone who helped him along in his athletic journey. “[Signing] was a really amazing feeling,” Frantz said. “It was nice to know after such a long recruiting...

Family influence leads to swimming trio

Family influence leads to swimming trio

Catherine Prestoy, Online Managing Editor

February 11, 2015


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Senior Jack Ziegler positions himself on the starting block, waiting for the signal to send him plunging into the pool with only one thought in mind: break the record. One stroke after the other, Ziegler nears the end of the last lap and reaches to touch the wall and stop the clock: 21.64 seconds—just...

Team chemistry drives girls basketball team’s success

Team chemistry drives girls basketball team’s success

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief

February 11, 2015


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On the bus to an away game, members of the varsity girls basketball team listen to music and joke around with teammates of all grade levels, a scene which is a stark contrast to the attitude of last year’s players. Starting off the season 7-0 for the first time in school history, Coach Bryan Duncan...

Ashley Frankian doubles as athletic trainer and paraprofessional

Ashley Frankian doubles as athletic trainer and paraprofessional

Maame Britwum, Reporter

February 5, 2015


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When junior Mika Schrader entered the athletic training room after getting a concussion, she was met with a cheery Ashley Frankian ready to help diagnose her. “She was super nice and really helpful,” Schrader said. Frankian is an Autism paraprofessional during the day and the athletic trainer...

Students, staff react to Super Bowl 49

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief

February 2, 2015


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Senior Jack Ziegler breaks school record

Erin Friedrichsen, Reporter

December 16, 2014


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Listen as senior Jack Ziegler talks about breaking the 50 meter freestyle school record. ...

Head football coach reflects on season

Ryan Liston, Online Editor In Chief

December 6, 2014


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Listen as head football coach Robert Lisher discusses the football team's season which ended at sub-state....

Athletes reflect on fall season, look forward to winter

Athletes reflect on fall season, look forward to winter

Trenna Soderling, Reporter

December 3, 2014


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Season in Review: Gymnastics The gymnastics team finished the season defending their state title for the third time in the last four years. This was also the second consecutive title for the girls. “(People) put a lot of pressure on our whole team,” senior Grace Bartle said. “But I think we took it well....

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