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Football seniors say goodbye

Football seniors say goodbye

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

  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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Freshman makes swim history

Freshman makes swim history

Willa Reust, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Freshman Aubrie Moreland swam in the girls State swim competition Feb. 15, making WHS history. Moreland is the first individual swimmer to compete at State, earning State consideration times in three different events. Moreland placed 22nd in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:45.47 and 28th ...

New teams emerge in NFC playoff picture

New teams emerge in NFC playoff picture

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

I don’t think anyone was ready to see such a competitive NFC this season, especially from the league's hottest teams the Vikings, the Rams and the Eagles. The Rams and Eagles, which both have sophomore quarterbacks, picked first and second last year—no one could have seen them coming, especially Jare...

Porzingis leads Knicks to unexpected start

Porzingis leads Knicks to unexpected start

Jake Hillermann, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

There is a Unicorn running rapidly through Madison Square Garden, crowned as the new leader of his team and a future best in the league; of course I am talking about Kristaps Porzingis. The Knicks are only 20 games into the season, and they are one of the league's most surprising teams in the league a...

Boys soccer team scores run at State title

Boys soccer team scores run at State title

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the boys soccer team’s record-breaking season came to an end. The 25-9 season was capped off with a Class 3 second place state trophy. A double overtime win against Harrisonville on Friday, Nov. 10 advanced the team to the State Championship game: a place no WHS soccer team has...

Hundreds of WHS students support boys soccer team at State

Hundreds of WHS students support boys soccer team at State

Sophie Koritz, Jake Hillermann, and Elizabeth Busch

November 11, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

It’s not every day that Washington High School’s student section, The Flock, has more than 300 students chanting and cheering for fellow Blue Jays, but then again it’s not every day that the boys soccer team advances to the Final Four State Competition. On Friday, Nov. 10, over 280 students and ...

Boys soccer advances to State Championship with win over Harrisonville

Boys soccer advances to State Championship with win over Harrisonville

Bailey Bair, Elizabeth Busch, Paige Ritson, and Olivia Robinson

November 10, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer team defeated Harrisonville 4-3 in double overtime at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The team will face Parkway Central for the State Championship Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. ...

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