Basketball fundraises by helping community

Basketball fundraises by helping community

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


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On Nov. 19, the boys basketball team held a workday fundraiser for the first time. For this event, the basketball players went out and did everything from raking to vacuuming for different people around the community. Community members were able to donate as they pleased based off of how well the boys...

Girls get tough for powderpuff tournament

Girls get tough for powderpuff tournament

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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Freshman Lindsey Voth What made you want to play this year? Because all of my friends are doing it and I wanted to play football. My brother also plays football and I thought it would be fun. What are you most excited for? Just to play against the seniors and all of my senior friends. I hope ...

Top-seeded volleyball falls short of state title

Top-seeded volleyball falls short of state title

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2016


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Volleyball entered as the number one seed in the 2016 state tournament, hosted at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Newton finished the season with a 39-6 record, but failed to place at the tournament. “I thought we did good, but some of our unforced errors killed us. Other than that, we had a really...

Coaches Corner: Andy Hill

Coaches Corner: Andy Hill

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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Math teacher Andy Hill has been coaching basketball for eight years total. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Andover High School for two years and an assistant coach at Wichita Northwest High School for six years. Along with being an assistant coach, Hill also played basketball for Northwest Wichita,...

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016


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Every team dreams of a state title. Whether they have a roster full of natural D1 talent, or just a few average players, they all have the dream. However, these hopes are deemed impossible by the realization of the insane talent in the various private schools. According to the Kansas State High School...

Students thrive in unique sports outside of school teams

Students thrive in unique sports outside of school teams

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

October 21, 2016


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While many students choose to participate in school sports, some students find the option of non-school sports more appealing. A few of these students include junior Brian Wedel, a hockey player, junior Matthew Sattler, who rides motocross, and sophomore Alexandra Murray, a taekwondo purple belt. “I...

Coaches corner: Pauls inspired by past coaches and father

Coaches corner: Pauls inspired by past coaches and father

Caroline Barger, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


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Head boys and girls golf coach, Joanie Pauls, started her golf career by going out and playing with her father. The sport was a bonding opportunity for them. As an amateur Pauls qualified for the national championship but golf is not the only thing that Pauls excelled in. She played basketball at Bethel...

Zastrow coordinates preseason workouts earlier than usual

Zastrow coordinates preseason workouts earlier than usual

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2016


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Like most sports boys swimming has started their preseason training. Each year they participate in preseason training but this year they have started especially early. Senior Seth Zastrow has lead this change. He has been coordinating the preseason practices for the team. According to Zastrow, the swimmers...

Dual sport athletes experience highs and lows of busy schedules

Caroline Barger, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Senior Carlos Cornejo is not only a captain for the soccer team, but he is putting his soccer skills to use on the football field as well by being the team’s new kicker. “I just missed it from when I use to kick in eighth grade and I asked a couple of the guys on the football team if they need...

Coach’s Corner: Dibbens keeping coaching in the family

Coach’s Corner: Dibbens keeping coaching in the family

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016


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Head volleyball coach and assistant girls basketball coach, Jamie Dibbens, has been involved in sports since the fourth grade. However, her earliest sports memories come from her crib in the gym during her mother’s sports practices. Some may say that coaching is in her blood with an uncle, cousin,...

Athletic staff sacrifice time away from young children

Caroline Barger, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Teacher. Coach. Mother. All of these words describe Lisa George. Between grading papers and putting in time on the volleyball court, George still finds time to spend to with her two daughters, Taryn, who is two years old, and Lucy, who is nine months old. “I like to be silly whether that’s dancing...

Cost of keeping athletes safe, equipment budget important

Cost of keeping athletes safe, equipment budget important

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2016


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Students often overlook how much time and resources and money go into high school sports. Each sport has a different cost, some more than others, but all are equally important. Athletic Director Brian Becker is responsible for replacing old equipment each year and obtaining what each sport needs. “Uniforms...

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