The Advocate

… And the ball keeps rolling

Samantha Welch, Advertising & Photo Editor

November 30, 2016

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

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

Junior Mikayla Reed accepts her All-State Missouri title for cross-country. “There are no words to describe what I felt after I crossed the finish line, knowing I had won State,” Reed said. Reed beat the second place finisher by 25 seconds.

Madilynn Kipp, Reporter

November 18, 2016

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

Super team with KD a good idea?

Super team with KD a good idea?

Jake Hillermann, Reporter

October 27, 2016

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

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

Preparing to swing, senior Sydney Parrish participates in a home meet Sept. 7.

Samantha Welch, Photo and Advertising Editor

September 30, 2016

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...

Golf season takes full swing

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

May 18, 2016

Julius Caesar. Feathers. Tree Branches. Golf. To many, these four statements probably have nothing in common, but to some they do. The sport of golf dates back to Julius Caesar’s time. It has developed quite a bit since then, as players back then would hit a feather-stuffed ball with a ...

Team bonding scores a point

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

May 11, 2016

You are more comfortable talking to your friends than you are a complete stranger, right? Most people are. Being a part of a team requires communication and people are more likely to communicate with people they know and are comfortable talking to. The WHS varsity girl’s soccer team has discovered this...

Football team finishes successful season

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 14, 2016

Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success. Fifty years ago, many Washington High School students came together and began a football team. Twenty-five years ago, this team was still together and made progress. This year, the WHS team worked together to...

WHS basketball supports fellow athlete

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 14, 2016

It’s your junior year in high school, which is usually the most difficult. You’re 17. You’re an athlete. You love Netflix and chocolate milk. You’re trying to balance all of kinds of activities and you get diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. What happens now? Stephanie Lindemann, a 17­-year-­old...

The right choice for you

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 1, 2016

Club sports or school sponsored sports? Which will be more valuable to you if you plan on playing in college? Senior Abby Boehlein plays soccer for both WHS and the competitive team Lou Fusz Michalek. She started playing at the young age of 5 and realized that she wanted to continue competitively ...

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