Stress of Student-Athletes

Elece Vandergeld, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The struggle of juggling between school and sports add stress upon students causing them to not perform at their best which can lead to bad grades, poor sports performance and impact their day to day behavior. Student-athletes should get more time on homework and more time to take tests in their cl...

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

Kira Stacey, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Softball preseason is a time for players to mentally and physically prepare for the upcoming season, so they try to improve their skills. “I like improving every time I go and trying to fix the little things by doing drills and getting advice. I want to get ready for the season,” sophomore first...

States ups stakes

States ups stakes

Justice Seay, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

Varsity cheerleaders go for gold, with winning States being the most prominent goal in their minds as they strive towards success one competition at a time.  “We’re very pumped and excited. We’ve been working so hard all season, so we’re finally ready to show off, prove ourselves and show that al...

Dine and donate

Dine and donate

Abigail J. Trudelle, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

On Jan. 19 at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica, there’s a fundraiser in order to support the wrestling team. The event takes place at the from 2-7 p.m. and during this time, 15 percent of the food bill goes to the team. Live music will be available at the venue; Music Maker Studio plans to host the o...

Athletes score college signings

Athletes score college signings

Makenna Sloat, Business manager

January 17, 2020

Pressure to win weighs on student athletes’ shoulders, but the pressure pays off when colleges take notice and sign them.  “They are all very committed. They take their skill seriously and they’re good athletes,” athletic director John Bertich said. ”They are not only good athletes, but go...

Men’s swim and dive against midterms: sink or swim

Men’s swim and dive against midterms: sink or swim

Peter Gojcaj, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

School bells and the starting whistle blur together as the men’s swim and dive team scrambles to balance their academic and athletic lives. “It's a little stressful and a little too much to worry about, but I don’t think it’s that big of a problem,” junior swimmer Angelo Asta said.  ...

Eagles soar in Dakota game

Eagles soar in Dakota game

Elece Vandergeld, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Eagles soar into the Dakota game with a vengeance to win and reclaim victory over their cross-town rival.  “We got to just go out, show hustle, get the ball and grind out during the game,” senior point guard Matteo Candela said. Since Dakota is the team’s biggest rival, this game is cruc...

Tennis team makes States

Tennis team makes States

Amber Slagle, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

For the first time in four years, the men varsity tennis team advance to States. “It was exciting because the last time we went to states was four years ago,'' senior doubles player Matthew Adamaski said. “I wanted to go and this being my last year was fun.” The team experienced anticipati...

Misch secures spot at states

Misch secures spot at states

Lucie Lee, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

The varsity team member runs toward the finish line at regionals. ”It [making states] was fun,” she said. “I was happy, but it would have been cool if more people went.” Her coach and teammates supported her throughout the season, Misch told.

Swim team dives with new coach

Swim team dives with new coach

Peter Gojcaj, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

The sound of water splashing against their ears, the heat hitting their foreheads and the smell of the chlorinated pool filling their noses, the new and returning swimmers alike express excitement in anticipation for the new season. “I think overall he's going to perform well, but the team is n...

Freshman cheerleaders fly up

Freshman cheerleaders fly up

Justice Seay, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The announcement that the JV and freshman cheer teams would merge for competitive season sent a shock through the cheer program -- now both teams are wondering how their teams merging will affect their 2020 season. “I think merging the team will actually give them a benefit and upper hand against the ...

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