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Pitching a team, Varsity softball plans goals for season

Kaitlyn Grier, Journalist
March 29
Filed under Sports

Softball has started and the Varsity team is more than ready to start playing. There are new students to the team along with new coaches. The students that made varsity have been practicing every day after school for up to two hours. “The practices are hard but it’s worth the pain and time because...

Girl’s Track team strives for personal strengths, gains more participation

Abigail (Oli) Grenke, Journalist
March 24
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The Girl’s Track team began practice on Tuesday, Mar. 14. Although it is early in the season, the group already has some big goals and plans for the spring. The team meets in Track Coach Mr. Ron Woodruff’s room, number 508, every day after school from 2:50 to 4:00, but sometimes they will keep...

Wrestlers qualify at States

Wrestlers qualify at States

Sydney Boulter, Sports Editor
March 7
Filed under Sports

After Wrestling Regionals were concluded, three athletes moved onto the State Competition, senior Loren Mason, junior Tanner Beach, and sophomore Reese Darrow. During the State Competition Beach lost his first match, but then went onto win his next four matches to wrestle off for third and fourth...

Self characteristics, athletics grow side by side

Self characteristics, athletics grow side by side

Morgan Huver, Asst. Editor-In-Chief
February 28
Filed under Sports

Having played competitive golf for going on four years and on Varsity for three, senior Leah Olmsted looks forward to end her senior year. "Being with upperclassmen [my freshman year] created lifelong friendships," said Olmsted. "Also having the opportunity to be a vocal leader with a great group of...

Jackson United hockey scores friendships

Jackson United hockey scores friendships

Griffin Foster, Journalist
February 24
Filed under Sports

For the Jackson United hockey team the 2016 - 2017 season has been a team effort. After last year’s standout performance from alumnus Alex Gwinn, who led the team with 41 goals, the united team was hoping for a standout to lead the team. Seniors Brad Campbell and Seth Maloney have been splitting...

Talent does not equal winning

Talent does not equal winning

Griffin Foster, Journalist
February 21
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Hard work is a much better trait to have than talent in every aspect of life. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails work hard,” said high school basketball coach Tim Notke. Notke is a high school basketball coach whose quote was made popular by Kevin Durant, while Durant was playing college...

Passion for cheerleading creates life time impact

Passion for cheerleading creates life time impact

Morgan Huver, Asst. Editor-in-Cheif
February 21
Filed under Sports

When it comes to cheering, senior Ceairra Barron is the first to know what to do. Barron has been cheering since the young age of four, and has continued throughout her high school career. One of Barron’s many inspirations would have to be her mother Melissa and her sister Keairra Coleman. “My...

Bowling Regionals scheduled for February 24 and 25

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
February 14
Filed under Sports

The bowling regional tournament will take place next Friday and Saturday on February 24 and 25 at Continental Lanes in Kalamazoo.  Only Varsity will be competing. On Friday, Varsity girls will start at 7:30 a.m. while  Varsity boys will start around 12 p.m.. On Saturday the Varsity boys will start...

Senior Zack Wohlart signs to Northern Michigan University

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
February 7
Filed under Sports

Zack Wohlart signed to play soccer for Northern Michigan University (NMU) on Friday, Feb. 3. Wohlart chose NMU over seven other schools. ...

Athletes prepare for upcoming season

Athletes prepare for upcoming season

Adam Staudinger, Journalist
January 19
Filed under Sports

With track season starting in the spring, students are making an effort to stay in shape during the winter. Students train inside the high school during the winter months, using the hallways as their practice area. The athletes jog, run, and sprint to improve their running times for track for around...

Winter tryout dates

Audri Chenoweth, Photographer
November 9
Filed under Sports

Students who plan to try out must have an updated physical form on file in order to participate. Winter sports tryout dates and times include: Girls Basketball - Nov. 7, Nov. 8, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Located at high school Boys Basketball - Nov. 14, Nov. 15, Nov. 16 at 2:45 p.m. -...

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