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Lady Jays defeated by panthers

Lady Jays defeated by panthers

George Smith, Reporter

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 21, 2019, the Washington girls varsity team faced off against Fort Zumwalt at Washington High School in a 55-17. "It's not about winning," senior Nakya Kriebaum said, "and as long as we are doing our best and have fun, we're good." At the beginning of the game, seniors Jessica Huxol and Kriebaum...

Basketball manager takes his shot on senior night

Basketball manager takes his shot on senior night

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

February 24, 2019

On Monday,  Feb. 18, senior Kade Uetz made his varsity debut, sporting #15 on his jersey. Uetz has helped manage the boys varsity team his junior and senior years. He played in his first and last game of varsity basketball as a Blue Jay on his senior night. “It was something me and the oth...

Boys varsity basketball fights hard, loses Courtwarming game

Boys varsity basketball fights hard, loses Courtwarming game

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

January 22, 2019

After a lengthy battle on the home court, the boys varsity basketball team fell 60-41 to the Fort Zumwalt East Lions on Friday, Jan. 18. "During this game, we just couldn't score, especially during the second half," senior Timothy Corley said. "We've been having a hard time scoring the last couple...

NFL must change abuse rules

NFL must change abuse rules

Jake Hillermann, Head reporter

December 10, 2018

Before this year's NFL season had started, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt had been involved in a domestic violence incident in February. The league had claimed they looked into it and did not suspend him. However, nine months later, TMZ had obtained and leaked a video of the incident to the ...

Diving into girls swim

Diving into girls swim

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Winter sports are heating up this November with the start up of girls swim, and early mornings, soreness and a tight-knit team are what will help the girls achieve their goals this season. “I’m really looking forward to getting to know the girls a lot,” sophomore Aubrie Moreland said. “At this...

Kauffeld swims into school history

Kauffeld swims into school history

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

November 19, 2018

On Nov. 9, sophomore Mason Kauffeld made WHS swimming history when he took the block in lane six to swim the 200-yard Individual Medley at MSSHA Swimming State Championships. Following his second season as an aqua jay, Kauffeld earned State Consideration times in the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyl...

Football seniors say goodbye

Football seniors say goodbye

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

October 19, 2018

As October comes to a close, the WHS football seniors prepare for their last game on Blue Jay soil. Seniors will be recognized at halftime on Friday night for their years of hard work and dedication to the sport, saying goodbye to their teammates, fans and field. “It (football) made my high school experie...

Pre-game rituals run rampant

Pre-game rituals run rampant

Jake Hillermann, Head reporter

September 30, 2018

In sports, we see many rituals: shoving matches, chants, hugging goal posts to get excited for games. It is the same here at the high school with every sports team. “We listen to music and dance,” senior softball player Jenna Crider said. Before sports, players try to focus in on the game and...

Boys soccer kicks off new season at home

Boys soccer kicks off new season at home

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

August 25, 2018

  On Friday, Aug. 24, the boys soccer team took the field during their first home game of the regular season, which ended in a 5-1 defeat to Fort Zumwalt South. Head coach Derek Schriewer and assistant coach Brian Dougherty are coaching the team this season. Co-captains this year are seni...

Pelicans sweep Blazers

Pelicans sweep Blazers

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

April 30, 2018

The New Orleans Pelicans swept the 3 seed Portland Trail Blazers as a 6 seed. The last time a 3 seed was swept by a 6 seed I can’t remember. This is amazing considering after Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis’ co-star, was ruled out for season, many thought that they would not even make the playoff...

5 female influences in the sports industry

5 female influences in the sports industry

Jacki Reid, Reporter

April 3, 2018

When it comes to sports, many people will think of teammates such as Adam Wainwright, Aaron Rodgers or even Antonio Brown. And while many people's mind may go straight to a male, believe it or not, a bunch of the beloved sports teams are run by females or are influenced by women. Erin Andrews is the f...

Browns hold all the Cards to the Future

Browns hold all the Cards to the Future

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

March 13, 2018

How about the Cleveland Browns, who look like they are not only on track to win a game, which they didn’t do last year, but possibly become the most improved team in the league. They started trading for young wide receiver Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylo...

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