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Sons of Pitches Football Club unites players of all ages

Sons of Pitches Football Club unites players of all ages

February 21, 2019

Soccer players dash across the pitches, sprinting to take possession of the ball, as several games play out across the Walden Athletic Complex. Player...

African American athletes use platform to speak out

African American athletes use platform to speak out

February 8, 2019

Today, athletes are put on the biggest stage, under the biggest microscope and scrutinized whenever they make the most simple mistakes. The spotlight ...

Boys soccer to rebuild after graduation of 14 seniors

Boys soccer to rebuild after graduation of 14 seniors

Elias Podber, Sports Managing Editor

February 6, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

Much like its female counterpart, the boys soccer team took on heavy change at the beginning of its 2019 season. With the graduation of 14 seniors, the b...

Girls soccer uses senior leadership in new season, expect improvement

Girls soccer uses senior leadership in new season, expect improvement

Elias Podber, Sports Managing Editor

February 4, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

The girls soccer team experienced many changes since the end of last season. There’s a new head coach as well as a JV team for the first time in thre...

Overbearing parents create problems in school athletics

Overbearing parents create problems in school athletics

January 31, 2019

Parents: from carpooling, to washing smelly jerseys, to the loud cheering from the sidelines, find their way into almost every aspect of a child’s ear...

Vanderbilt commit gives hope to baseball team

Vanderbilt commit gives hope to baseball team

Kaitlin Palaian, Associate Managing Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under SPORTS

The baseball team’s season came to an abrupt end last year as the Knights failed to advance to the playoffs. The team ended 11-16 overall but were no...

Swim team’s difficulty retaining African American girls: hair

Swim team’s difficulty retaining African American girls: hair

Tyler Jones, Associate managing editor

January 30, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

When Simone Manuel swam the 100-meter freestyle in 52.7 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she did more than just become the first African-American woma...

A new girls junior varsity soccer team creates opportunities for freshmen

A new girls junior varsity soccer team creates opportunities for freshmen

January 23, 2019

The players watch in anticipation as the ball flies across the field, past the keeper, and into the goal. The referee blows his whistle three times, and su...

Lewis sisters take on basketball together

Lewis sisters take on basketball together

Lanier Pickren, Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS

For many families, siblings don’t want to do the same thing. They try to choose separate paths for their lives. Many times this sentiment flows into...

Candler Park course on par

Candler Park course on par

January 18, 2019

At a first glance, the Candler Park Golf Course might seem like any other golf course. It has neat putting greens, a tee box and neatly-raked sand traps...

Rifle team positions for perfect shot

January 16, 2019

It is a Tuesday morning in the JROTC hallway. Complete silence. Then, like clockwork, the sounds of gunshots pierce the air of a classroom down the hal...

Cheerleading, more than just a sideline sport

Cheerleading, more than just a sideline sport

January 16, 2019

Each fall, in nearly every high school in America, Friday nights comes to life. Crowds of students, parents, and athletes decked in gear and spirit wear ...

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