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...

Friends compete as athletic rivals

Friends compete as athletic rivals

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017


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When fans feel the animosity from opposing teams coming out of the locker room, they rarely consider the possibility of a rival athlete’s friendship. For Sophomore DesiRay Kernal and Junior Izzy Saenz, competing against friends instead of with them is quite common during school seasons. “It’s...

Railiners bring home superior ratings

Railiners bring home superior ratings

Macy Rice, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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The Railiner dance team brings home another superior rating at Rally in the Valley, a dance and cheer competition, at Valley Center High School on Feb. 13. Judges evaluate performances based on formations/transitions, spirit, showmanship and overall effect. The ratings for each category in the...

College signing day

College signing day

February 7, 2017


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12 seniors signed to continue their athletic career at various colleges including three division one commitments.

Former Newton athletes shine at collegiate level

Michaela Regier, Sports Reporter

January 27, 2017


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Taylor Edson - Soccer player at Butler College What is different about soccer at the collegiate level? “The intensity level. At practice we were always giving 110% . You are always competing against someone for your spot on the team because there are a lot of good girls on my team and then we play...

Pitch count change for 2017 season affects smaller teams

Morgan Barnes, Feature Editor

January 27, 2017


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A new rule in high school baseball will have a large impact on all schools. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released a new rule limiting the amount of pitches a student can throw during a game without having to take a several day break. “I would say that this has...

Coaches Corner: Pollard coaching dance across America

Coaches Corner: Pollard coaching dance across America

Macy Rice, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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Dance coach Amy Pollard has been dancing since she was eight. She was on the Shawnee Mission East dance team during high school and majored in dance and business management at Wichita State. She worked for NDA (National Dance Alliance) for ten years, traveling all over the state and country choreographing...

Treaster, Roberson brothers compete alongside each other

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Co-Editor

January 27, 2017


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This year, the wrestling team had more of a “brotherhood” than past. Logan and Grant Treaster and Brody and Boone Roberson wrestled together this winter season. The Treaster brothers have wrestled together for 11 years while the Roberson brothers have wrestled together for ten. This will be the ...

Coaches Corner: Tommy Edgmon

Coaches Corner: Tommy Edgmon

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

December 21, 2016


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Tommy Edgmon graduated from Goddard High School after playing soccer and winning three state wrestling titles. He attended Pratt Community College and Fort Hays State University on a wrestling scholarship where he was a four-time national qualifier and received two All-American awards. He was also a...

Baseball offseason workouts improve focus, build Railer Pride

Baseball offseason workouts improve focus, build Railer Pride

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


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When watching the game of baseball, there is an array of endeavors going on. Throwing and catching, hitting and pitching. But when working on the technique of those fundamentals, it is not always working with an athlete’s body and its strength. A player must also use his cognitive skills. Head baseball...

Wrestling terms

Wrestling terms

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

December 21, 2016


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How is wrestling scored? “You can get two points for taking an opponent down. You can get a criteria of near fall points, two or three if you expose their back to the mat. For a longer period of time you get a three point and for a shorter period of time a two point. If you are in the bottom posit...

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