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  • May 28Home varsity softball game Thursday, May 30, starting at 4 p.m.
  • May 23Varsity softball game, May 23, at 6 p.m. @ Ranney Park in Lansing.
  • May 21Don't forget to study for your AP tests this week!

First time players bring a push to improve

First time players bring a push to improve

Bella Roberts, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2019

The girls junior varsity soccer team started the season with a loss of 0-8 but are determined to get the ball rolling. In spite of the season start, coach Jeremy Killinger has a positive outlook for the season. One contributing factor: the team is a lot bigger than the 2018 roster with a total of ...

Take a hike

Take a hike

Morgan King, Content Editor

May 20, 2019

SALIDA, COLORADO-We started where the Chalk Creek runs into the Arkansas River. On the hike beside Ruby Mountain up a trail, there is a point where the trail is right next to a little valley. At that point we got out the compass because we were going off the trail and straight down into the valley. ...

Muddy Situations: Dirt Bike Riding

Muddy Situations: Dirt Bike Riding

Bella Roberts, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2019

Eighth-grader Connor Allen rides his dirt bike whenever he has time. One of those times proved to be the scariest. The throttle on his dirt bike got stuck wide open and he hit the pool deck. He was terrified of getting hurt, and for good reason. He ended up with a burn on his arm. Allen counts ...

Gliding to gold

Gliding to gold

Chris Kaltner, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

On the ice rink at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea, Michigan, Samantha Ann Nothnagel gets off to a gliding pace with a look fierce concentration. She waits. Then, with her momentum, she leaps into the air and twist and lands back on the ice. With a loud click, it is known that her practice has paid off....

Passion for sports dwindles in youth

Passion for sports dwindles in youth

Chris Kaltner, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

After she had been on the soccer team all season of her freshman year, Anna Schlaff had yet to make a goal. Then, someone saw her potential and advised the coach to put her in as a forward offensive. Schlaff had three minutes and the chance to prove herself. She scored the final goal that the obliterat...

Take the bite out of frost

Take the bite out of frost

Abigail Douglas, Creative Editor

April 12, 2019

During the polar vortex, local temperatures reached down to -40 degrees. During this frigid time, it could have only taken a mere 10 minutes for exposed skin to become frost bitten. The solution? Face masks, hats, gloves and scarfs‒all in multiple layers. Add lip balm to the mix as well. B...

Playing year round, fast pitch softball league hits into spring season

Playing year round, fast pitch softball league hits into spring season

Sami Stitt, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Sophomore Alexis Hightower first watches the pitcher, plants on her feet on the homebase, counts how many seconds it takes until the ball gets to the plate, and‒then‒swings at the good pitch. But, wait. Doesn’t softball begin outside after the snow melts? Normally, it does, but Hightower began round...

Flipping for joy

Flipping for joy

Alex Rose and Hannah Bolton

February 23, 2019

  Perfect takes practice. The competitive cheer team knows this, so they practice 12.5 hours per week, plus hours of performance at basketball games. Any time they can get helps as the team is much smaller in numbers than league competitors. Hailing from a small school, the team competes in Division 4 of ...

Wrestle like a girl

Wrestle like a girl

Morgan King and Tylin Ayers

February 22, 2019

The competitive wrestling season has begun and with the season comes wins. Varsity placed 6th at the Dansville Tournament. With junior Cody Freiermuth taking home a silver in the 140-weight class and junior Bradley Cooper grabbing a silver in the 285-weight class. What the sports enthusiasts may not have bee...

New year, same season

New year, same season

Alex Rose, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2019

The baseball program has always rounded out last or close to last throughout most of its history in the GLAC conference. A few spurts of glory appear every year or two in each decade as the program has only been able to win the district 5 times in the past 25 years, the last time coming in 2010. ...

Turnover ends for boys varsity basketball

Turnover ends for boys varsity basketball

Tylin Ayers, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019

  Coach Craig Rehmann - 1 year Coach Joseph Wenzel - 2 years Coach Randy Swoverland - 2 years Coach  Rick Weaver - 2 years   Four different coaches for varsity basketball within the last 7 years. The team has never really had a committed coach for more than two years other than a teacher who coached for 7 years just prior to Rehmann. ...

Sports at a higher level

Sports at a higher level

Martin Hoeksema, Senior Reporter

June 12, 2018

High school sports may seem like a commitment, going to practice every day, games one or more times a week, but college sports tell a different story, with most athletically inclined people having to endure different drills and workouts. For those who make the major commitment that takes away enor...

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