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All-Star Weekend 2017

All-Star Weekend 2017

Jacob Hillermann, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Feb. 17-19, the NBA got a break from its constant competitiveness and weary 82-game long season. Players got to stop and have fun in the game that has made them who they are today—the All Star Weekend, which was held in New Orleans. It is a three-day event welcoming in chosen players for a rookie...

WHS Girls Basketball coach hits milestone

WHS Girls Basketball coach hits milestone

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

Many people cycle throughout Washington High School; some leave, and some come in. What doesn’t change are the dedicated teachers who plan to leave behind not only class lessons, but life lessons. One of these is special education teacher Adam Fischer. Fischer is coaching his fifth year for the...

Bolting out of San Diego

Bolting out of San Diego

Jacob Hillermann, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

As of next season, the San Diego Chargers will be no more. They are now the Los Angeles Chargers. The team announced its departure from San Diego after 56 years. The team had played in Los Angeles during the 1960 season but moved after realizing they couldn’t make enough money being in the same town as...

Hitting the ice with the Washington Hockey Club

Hitting the ice with the Washington Hockey Club

Bailey Bair, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the commencement of the hockey season, the Washington Hockey Club is steadily preparing to take to the rink and gain more awareness. “More kids seem to be hearing about our hockey club and joining,” senior Liam Forbes said. The team was formed in 2012 and consists of 12 athletes. The...

Boys soccer team ends successful season

Boys soccer team ends successful season

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer team, led by coach Brian Dougherty, finished up a very successful season this past fall. With help from their new head coach and productive underclassmen with reliable upperclassmen play, the Blue Jays became the first WHS boys soccer team to win the district. Senior Gaveyn Novak was very happy with the ...

… And the ball keeps rolling

Samantha Welch, Advertising & Photo Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sept. 25 marked the end of MLB player Jose Fernandez’s life. After asking many of his teammates and friends, Fernandez realized no one was going to join him during a night out—in fact, some even tried to persuade him not to go. Sometime between when he left the Marlins Clubhouse and got to Cocoplum Yacht C...

… And the ball keeps rolling

Samantha Welch, Advertising & Photo Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

When there are two dominant sports in a city, some communication and support is needed. On Nov. 1, Cleveland showed this. The local basketball team, the Cavaliers, communicated with the NBA and got their game moved to an hour earlier so the fans could support both them and the Indians, who were playing ...

Reed wins State title

Reed wins State title

Madilynn Kipp, Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Heart thumping. Feet throbbing. Coaches yelling. Junior Mikayla Reed endured many hardships and obstacles to earn first place at the State cross-country meet in Jefferson City. “My hopes were to have no regrets; just leave it all on the course,” said Reed. While preparing for her season,...

What in the world has happened… since the Cubs last won the World Series?

What in the world has happened… since the Cubs last won the World Series?

Spencer Johnson and Samantha Welch, Web & Entertainment Editor (Johnson), Advertising and Photo Editor (Welch)

November 18, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Sports

Super team with KD a good idea?

Super team with KD a good idea?

Jake Hillermann, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Unfairness, a dream come true, a given Championship, a broken friendship and thousands of broken hearts in the NBA highlighted this season's prelude surrounding the KD free agency surprise. The 4th of July this year was another routinely exciting holiday for people across the U.S. But, wasn’t th...

St. Louis Cardinals fail to succeed

St. Louis Cardinals fail to succeed

Samantha Welch, Photo & Advertising Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Oct. 2, the Cardinals ended their season with an 86-76 record after being eliminated for a wild card spot by the San Francisco Giants. With just one spot left, the Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants were playing as hard as they could. Both teams won, which brought the Giants to a 87-75 rec...

Student athlete receives recognition

Student athlete receives recognition

Samantha Welch, Photo and Advertising Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Imagine participating in a sport for 10 years and then suddenly getting a major injury that stops you from playing. This is exactly what happened to senior Sydney Parrish, who played basketball up through freshman year until a knee surgery stopped her from playing any longer. Without being able t...

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