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September 11 football game results in injuries

September 11 football game results in injuries

Alyssa Magrone, Copy Editor/A&E Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The Friday night football game on September 11, left two varsity players injured. The players injured were seniors Isaiah Hensley and Gerald Onama. Hensley went down on the field, it was abnormal for him not to get up, so immediate worry filled the crowd and players. He ended up being carr...

Cross Country Nationals Race

Cross Country Nationals Race

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

September 4, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

The Cross Country team hit the ground running to Memphis, Tennessee Thursday morning. Seniors Collin Monsees, Emily Glotfelty and Jordyn Eskijian are joining juniors Cayla Adamson and Emma Evans to run in the Memphis, Tennessee Brooks Twilight Cross Country Classic race. Evans is featured in the race, b...

Gotta Keep Your Head Up

Gotta Keep Your Head Up

Rachel Adamson and Emily Elliott

August 28, 2015


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

According to senior Tyler Kalm, soccer is off to a rough start this season. The boys have yet to win a game and are trying not to be discouraged. Kalm claims that coach Flynn, the head coach of soccer is doing his best to keep the teams’ spirits up. “He [coach Flynn] makes us not feel as...

Tonka dance brings home accolades

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

August 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Griffinettes received several important awards this summer at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Summer Dance Camp. Four dancers were also selected as UDA All American Dancers. Senior Danielle Swinney, junior Gracie Taylor, junior Jessica Gebauer and junior Mya Riley all accomplished the UDA...

Ending with determination

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

The leadership on the girl’s basketball team has brought out the determination in all of the girls. “…we have good seniors this year, but there’s not as many, and because of that, how we respond to our senior leadership [has been] different,” coach Terry Vickers said. With freshmen playin...

Communication is Key

Kayla Pendergrast

February 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

To define character is the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual, and that is exactly what the boy’s basketball team is expecting. Even though there has been obstacles along the way, they have managed to keep pushing forward everyday. “Our motto is character. W...

The favorite, the scorer, the undefeated and the underdog

Eli Stenner, Sports columnist

February 10, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

The Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), or division one college football, has implemented a playoff bracket for the first time in college football history. What would the first college playoff be without the favorite, Alabama, the scorer, Oregon, the undefeated incumbent, Florida State and the...

Bowling team pins down a new season

Emily Elliott, Editor in chief

January 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

The bowling team reaches new heights with half the team being beginners. Only four members of the team are returning bowlers. “Right now we have a team of nine with five of them being new. We hope to add more,” team captain, senior Marcia Ruiz said. For most players, this years bowling team is...

Young; from Oak Park to Winnetonka

Baylee Gilliland

January 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spring

Splashing into swim season, thegirls take on a new head coach and several other obstacles. This year the girls are adapting to a new head coach, and gaining new swimmers while at it. “This is not my first year coaching. I coached for North Kansas City, Oak Park and Staley last year. This will be my...

Wrestling meets equality

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

Junior Kara Costanzo is bringing change and joining the wrestling team this year. Costanzo is striving to participate in all the sports she can this year. “I want to experience all types of sports, whether they’re supposed to be for females or not,” Costanzo said. Doss believes the situations...

Dedication over Pride

Kayla Pendergrast

January 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Winter

Sportsmanship is defined as dedication, fair play and graciousness of winning or losing and junior Travis Hostetter seems to be the perfect example of a player with good sportsmanship. After tryouts did not go as planned, Hostetter still chose to be a part of the team. “I have played with the same people ...

Players prepare for the upcoming season

Players prepare for the upcoming season

Jocelin Egeland and Emily Elliott

November 11, 2014


Filed under Fall, Sports

Coming to the end of the season, the boys soccer team is wrapping up and looking towards next year. The team has had their ups and downs throughout the season. “I feel like if we could clean up our defense we would be a greater team. Offensively we have the tools to score,” junior Itua Eho...

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