Spring sports

April 27, 2017


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Spring sport athletes share their goals for the season.

Coaches corner: Jantzi kicks off season

Coaches corner: Jantzi kicks off season

Marissa Gauthier, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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Head soccer coach, Scott Jantzi, has been involved in soccer since the third grade. He was a quick learner and picked the sport up fast. His inspiration comes from Brazilian soccer player, Pelé. When the offer to be a soccer coach fell into his hands he could not pass up the offer. He has experience...

Varsity track runners prepare for pre-state, successful season

Varsity track runners prepare for pre-state, successful season

Laryssa Kemp, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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The 2016 track season ended with a girls state title and numerous top three individual finishers and high expectations for next year. On Friday, April 14 the varsity track team attended the Shocker Pre-State Challenge at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. In previous years, the Railer throwing...

Coaches, athletes overcome rain challenge

Guilia Marilungo, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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Since the beginning of the spring season, the rainy weather has made it difficult for the teams to practice on the field, on the court or on the course. For some sports, practicing has been more demanding than others. The rain did not interfere that much for the tennis team. Instead, they just had...

Experienced freshmen make a splash in swim

Meya Green, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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From lessons to meets, freshmen Jaden Anton, Ashley Salgado and Annika Senn have been swimming since they were little. They started years ago and have been competing with the Newton Nitros ever since. Even with club experience, they all have noted several dramatic differences between club swimming...

Springing into sports: practices in full swing for athletes

Caroline Barger, Reporter

March 17, 2017


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Dan Park, varsity softball coach How do you feel about this year looking at tryouts? Disappointed. A little disappointed that we didn’t have more numbers than we did. I’d like to see more girls come out. Not that I have a great desire to cut people but that’s what this program needs. Until we...

Coaches Corner: Park looks to improve Railer softball for second year

Coaches Corner: Park looks to improve Railer softball for second year

Aydan Rolph, Co - Entertainment Editor

March 17, 2017


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Varsity softball coach Dan Park has coached for 15 years, 13 of those years being at Valley Center and two of them in Newton. He played baseball from the age of six on through high school where he attended Pine Ridge High School in Chadron Nebraska. While in the Navy he attended several different colleges....

Girls basketball season comes to close

Girls basketball season comes to close

Macy Rice, Reporter

March 17, 2017


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What is special about the group this year? “This team has several, athletic players. In addition, this team has size inside and size on the perimeter. Most teams have a difficult time matching up to us. We try to find the mismatch and take advantage of it. This is the first time in many years that ...

Winter sports athletes switch sports

Winter sports athletes switch sports

March 8, 2017


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Junior Railiner dancer Payton Fenwick and sophomore basketball player Damarius Peterson try their hand at each other's sports.

Coaches Corner: Powell new girls swim coach

Coaches Corner: Powell new girls swim coach

Macy Rice, Reporter

February 16, 2017


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After two years as the boys swim coach, Kim Powell is now taking over the girls swim team. She has prior experience coaching at Junction City four years and has helped train triathlete and swimmers of all ages. She swam at the lake by her house growing up and was the captain of her swim team her senior...

Athletic mentors give back to young athletes in their sport

Athletic mentors give back to young athletes in their sport

Caroline Barger, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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High school student athletes have been taking time to coach kids and help them learn from their experiences. Seniors Megan Akers and Aneka Voth are taking the skills that they have acquired throughout their sports careers and giving guidance to youth. “I decided to teach dance classes because I...

Close-knit seniors add strength, experience to boys tennis program

Close-knit seniors add strength, experience to boys tennis program

Faye Smith, Reporter

February 16, 2017


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Senior year is the last high school experience to mark down in the books, from pranks and prom, to the last match or game. For the seniors of the boys tennis team, the family they have built together is as valuable as a state title win. “We really think of ourselves as a close knit family, and by...

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