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Student section will have new look, new name

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

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 student section at sporting events. The leaders also chose a new name to represent the 2020-2021 stud...

Changing the Game

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.

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 changes to the sports in which they participate.  “We have to wear masks whenever we are not...

NBA Finals begin soon due to COVID-19

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.

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 is history. He makes one of the greatest shots ever seen with four bounces on the rim to secure the Raptor...

Senior athletes miss out on last season of spring sports

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.

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 without any warning.  “Right now it’s not really bothering me [that the season was canceled], but...

Sport organizations prepare for future while entertaining fans

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.

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 still hope.  The PGA is expecting to open back up for tournaments on June 11. This would be on...

New league introduced for football

The Battlehawks, St. Louis, Missouri’s XFL team, plays their games at the Dome at America's Center. “It is a really fun league and is a great filler while the NFL and college seasons are in their off-seasons,” sophomore Camden Millheiser said. “I am also very glad that they brought football back to St. Louis where it belongs.” The Dome is where former St. Louis NFL team, the Rams, used to play before they moved to Los Angeles.

Kaylee Karll, Reporter

March 29, 2020

The XFL is a form of a professional American football league which is owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment. This league was founded in 2018 but didn’t begin until February of 2020. The league consists of eight teams that are divided equally into two divisions: East and West. The president of...

Cardinals begin Spring Training while preparing for the new season

Cardinals begin Spring Training while preparing for the new season

Ben Tobben, Reporter

February 24, 2020

In Florida, the St. Louis Cardinals finished their first series against the Mets in Spring Training this past weekend. This was the first Grapefruit League match for the Cardinals, where they won the series 1-0.  It was a two game series, but the Cardinals and Mets tied 3-3 after nine innings. N...

Wrestling, dance and girls swim head to state competition

Junior Aubrie Moreland gets ready to go in Lane 5 during the freestyle.

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

As winter sports come to an end, it’s time for the dedicated athletes to get a shot at the state competition. Members from WHS’s wrestling, dance and girls swim teams qualified this year, and are hoping their hard work pays off this weekend.  “It’s really exciting. It’s just like a big deal because I...

WHS student participates in the Wonder Woman wrestling tournament

Mia Reed represents WHS at the Wonder Woman tournament. Reed earned second in the tournament.

Jadyn Whittall, Reporter

January 31, 2020

There are so many different sports that go on at WHS. Wrestling is one that takes a lot of dedication, hard work and motivation, which is exactly what junior Mia Reed puts into her beloved sport. “[I prepare for wrestling meets and tournaments with] pre-match practices,” Reed said. "Also drillin...

Bieg named turkey tournament most valuable player

The Blue Jays celebrate their victory over Borgia on Friday, Nov. 29 at St. Francis Borgia High School.

Sophie Nieder, Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 30, junior forward Todd Bieg helped earn a win for the Blue Jays at the 67th Annual Turkey Tournament Championships at Borgia High School. The basketball team defeated the Fort Zumwalt North Panthers 61-52. His performance at the tournament not only secured a trophy for his team, but the ...

Girls swim team, coach prepare for upcoming season

Girls swim team, coach prepare for upcoming season

Kaylee Karll, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Being a student athlete often means you know you’re going to face challenging and rewarding times. As their 2019-2020 meets are coming up just around the corner, Washington High School girls swim team members and their coach, Lane Page, start practicing and preparing for their upcoming season. ...

WHS cheer ‘hits zero’ at state competition, places 2nd

The WHS cheer team takes a group photo after performing at the state competition at Lindenwood University.

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

November 25, 2019

The WHS cheer team left the 2019 state competition filled with pride as they placed second with zero deductions for their team division. An activity that includes constant jumping, stepping, tumbling and stunting is the perfect recipe for mistakes, but the girls were the only team among their division ...

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