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From left, sophomore Julia Donnelly, senior Mia Reed, senior McKenna Deckelman and senior Allison Meyer stand together for a picture after qualifying for state.

Wrestlers head to state championships

Lucas Newhouse, Reporter March 4, 2021

Over the last few weeks, a total of five wrestlers from WHS have punched their ticket to the state championships. Senior Allison Meyer, senior Mia Reed, senior McKenna Deckelman and sophomore Julia Donnelly...

WHS rugby players place value in teamwork and cooperation for success.

WHS students find new sport outside school

Elena Roewe, Features Editor March 1, 2021

Although WHS offers a multitude of sports throughout the school year, there are some which students participate in elsewhere. One of these sports is rugby, a sport in which the goal is to carry the ball...

Sophomore Maci Rohlfing battles for possession during one of her hockey matches.

WHS sophomore competes on ice

Sophie Nieder, Web Editor February 26, 2021

Along with all the sports offered at the high school, students may choose to join a club sport to get the chance to play at a higher level or try something new. One such student seized this opportunity...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Miami Air and Marine Branch patrol the airspace over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 31, 2021, in advance of Super Bowl LV.

Sarah Thomas to become first female Super Bowl official

Emma Busch, News Editor February 2, 2021

From being the first woman to officiate a major college football game, the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium and the first full-time female official in NFL history, Sarah Thomas has had many accomplishments...

Bartlett reflects on his senior season

Bartlett reflects on his senior season

Grace Hoerstkamp, Advertising Editor November 30, 2020

While 2020 comes to a close, it's the perfect time to reflect back on several memories made throughout the final months. With one of Washington High School's most successful seasons in the past couple...

The girls cross-country team poses for a picture at the state competition in Columbia, MO, on Nov. 7, 2020.

Girls Cross-Country

Emma Hillermann, Entertainment Editor November 12, 2020

After the girls cross-country team’s second place victory at districts, which took place on Halloween, the team advanced to state at the University of Missouri in Columbia. To prepare themselves for...

The Washington football team lines up for a play in the championship versus Battle.

Washington football advances to district final

Lucas Newhouse, Reporter November 11, 2020

On Friday night, Nov. 6, both the excitement and tension were on the highest level as Washington was set to play Camdenton, the team that eliminated them last year in a blowout, 56-7. This time, the Blue...

Senior Grace Hoerstkamp cheers on the Blue Jays at the football game against Liberty High School Friday, Oct. 1 at Scanlan Stadium.

Student section will have new look, new name

Sophie Nieder and Emma Hillermann October 2, 2020

The new school year came with many changes and challenges. There are new rules in place in and out of the classroom, as well as at the extracurricular activities. One of the biggest changes was with the...

The pandemic is teaching students to embrace the memories they are making with their teammates. “I would say the best moments this year have been being able to be a leader,” 
senior Louis Paule said. “I am a senior and I remember what the seniors have done before me, and I like being able to continue their legacy and create my own.” Paule has set a goal to play to the best of his ability for the football team.

Changing the Game

Bobbie Morrison, Editor-In-Chief September 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the community, many adaptations were made to school activities to keep students and their families safe. Student athletes are one group of students who have experienced...

LeBron James shoots a fadeaway against his future team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He is now carrying the Lakers on an NBA Finals run with former Pelicans star Anthony Davis. The blockbuster trade for Davis instantly made the Lakers a competitor for the NBA Championship.

NBA Finals begin soon due to COVID-19

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor September 24, 2020

The date was May 12, 2019. The Raptors v. The Sixers game was tied 90-90 with just a few seconds left. Marc Gasol inbounds the ball to Kawhi Leonard. Leonard dribbles down the half-court, and the rest...

Senior Sarah Becszlko goes for the ball during her last year as a Blue Jay. “I don’t think I’ll ever forget warming up before a game,” Becszlko said. “Just singing and dancing while we stretched and got a few touches on the ball while JV played, and just cheering JV on, screaming at the top of our lungs when they scored.” Becszlko does what she can at home to stay in shape, including running and playing soccer with her brother.

Senior athletes miss out on last season of spring sports

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor April 27, 2020

While the unexpected global pandemic COVID-19 has taken away many memorable moments for seniors, students involved in baseball, track, golf and girls soccer played their last games and had their last meets...

Arizona scenery is pictured by the sign seen entering the state. Arizona is a potential spot for the MLB to make an isolated return according to rumors. This location would allow for baseball fans to see their favorite teams resume the season earlier than expected.

Sport organizations prepare for future while entertaining fans

Ben Tobben, Reporter April 23, 2020

One thing missing from the world right now almost entirely is sports. Every major sport has come to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. While most sports do not have a returning date yet, there's...

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