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No horsing matter

No horsing matter

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Athletics, The People, Top Stories

In high school, there are many different activities that students participate in, ranging from clubs to sports to volunteer work. For Kristen Epperson, sophomore, how she spends her time after school is in her barn with her horse, Rocky. “I’m riding five days a week for about an hour at a t...

Athletes tackle PowderPuff

Cael Brunson, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Athletics, Photo, Photo Slideshows

What it means to be a leader

Paige Rodriguez, Blog Editor

February 2, 2019


Filed under Athletics, Audio, Media, StoryCorps

Grace Rodriguez, a co-head captain for the district dancer middle school dance team talks about what dance means to her, and what being a captain is all about. StoryCorps is a non-profit challenging people to capture their families’ histories. If you want to join the challenge, download the Story ...

What basketball really makes

Brendan Kobilha, Yearbook Staff

December 21, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Basketball, Media, Photo, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

  The basketball team plans their strategy to win the quarter final game. Aaronette Vonleh,10 goes up for the layup on southridge. Makayla Long, 9 charges in for a risky shot to try to pull back the game. Peyton Shelstad, 9 shoots a free throw and makes a point for her te...

5 ways to prevent sport injuries

Augustin Seigneur, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events

Always wear protective gear A very common piece of protective wear is the helmet. Helmets can save your head from injury in a collision. They are most effective if they are the proper type of helmet for the activity, and fitted correctly. Other examples of protective equipment are: shin guards,...

A discussion about concussions

A discussion about concussions

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Academics, Athletics, Concussions, Top Stories

In the world of youth sports, there is a problem that is becoming more and more apparent: the rising rate of concussions. Recent studies show that 3,800,000 cases of concussions were reported in 2014, which is double the amount of concussions reported in 2004. As for high school sports, according to re...

High School Football Rules Could Be Changed To Prevent Concussions

Bayler Brundage, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events

In high school sports, 40.5% of concussions come from high school football according to NCBI. In football, making contact and tackling the opponent is required to play the game. In this contact between players, risks for concussions are high. These concussions are head traumas that put athletes ...

Facing an unrecognized injury head-on

Facing an unrecognized injury head-on

Andie Jamison, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Concussions

For dancers, concussions are so rare that the concern and awareness for them is extremely low. This, however, makes concussions even more dangerous for dancers. In recent years, awareness for concussions has increased and more advanced information has been discovered. This has led to more prevent...

Thinking ahead about the safety of dancers

Thinking ahead about the safety of dancers

Andie Jamison, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Concussions, Opinions

Despite the recent development in awareness and legislation for concussions, dance still has little regulation or education on the topic. Although concussions in dance are rare, this is still extremely worrisome for dancers. There are multiple ways to get a concussion while dancing. This could be by ...

The helmet or the game?

The helmet or the game?

Megan Riehle, Staff

December 4, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Concussions, Football

Football is a rather dangerous sport: there were 281 concussions in the NFL in the 2018 season alone. This raises the question of if players are being well protected by the pads and helmets they are provided. Doug Sommer, psychology teacher, has coached football for 33 years and played for 10 when he w...

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