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The football teams four captains pose with a Pop Warner player before Friday nights victory over Portage.

Captains work to inspire team to new heights this season

Destiny Givens, Editor September 13, 2023

With a team always needing leaders to step up, show leadership, and be resilient  for the team. MHS football has embraced four new captains to lead the Pirates to success. The selection of becoming captain...

Dejah Sheehy takes a practice swing.

Golfers forge new friendships on the greens

September 12, 2023

Junior Dajah Sheehy joined the girls golf team because her friend wanted them to. Sophomore Carliyah Griffin, who is the only returning member from last year, joined to have something to do after returning...

Rheana Early made all-DAC in her freshman year.

Freshman softball player gains early accolades

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

Growing up watching her two older brothers play baseball inspired her to get into the game of softball. 10 years later Freshman Rheana Early is starting on varsity as a freshman. Playing softball for...

Robert Richardson pitches for the Pirates this season.

Athletes make plans to continue careers in college

Shanyla Smith, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Two students have committed to colleges to further their athletic careers Senior Robert Richardson is attending college to continue his baseball career “I am going to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne,”...

Senior Cayden Haywood

Haywood soars to success in pole vaulting

Jonpaul Patterson May 17, 2023

Senior Caden Haywood first got into pole vaulting when he was recommended by Mr. Josh Haynes, an assistant coach, during his freshman year. He started pole vaulting his Sophomore year.  Since then,...

Tennis players reflect on senior season

Ja'Mare Mitchell, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

As their high school careers come to a close, Seniors Sincere Peterson and Monica Valladares reminisced about what they love most about tennis. “My favorite thing about this tennis team is probably...

Simpson sprints towards Sectionals with high goals

Simpson sprints towards Sectionals with high goals

Ameya Calvillo, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Senior Paige Simpson enjoys the freedom that running gives her. “Doing track . . . is actually a stress reliever,” she said. “When I come from school and other things outside of track, track is...

Former MHS player helps coach while pursuing career as tattoo artist

Former MHS player helps coach while pursuing career as tattoo artist

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Coach Jose Carbajal stands outside the cage as he helps tweak mechanics on the players swing. He gives his feedback on how the hitters can improve their swing and stay engaged at the plate. Carbajal,...

Senior Jordan Jones jumps to spike the ball during a recent volleyball game.

Boys volleyball team makes history at MHS

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

With the new addition of boy’s Volleyball to Merrillville High School, they look to make a splash early. With boys volleyball being one of two new sports at MHS, it instantly gained interest from many...

Robert Richardson pitches for the Pirates this season.

Newcomers help fuel baseball squad this season

Ameya Calvillo, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

After graduating nine seniors last year, the baseball team is looking for newcomers to help power the team this season. Only four players with varsity experience are returning this year. Senior Colin...

Time-management key for successful student-athletes

Caleb Henderson, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

During a typical week Senior Tyler Wheaton is constantly moving and focused on sports and keeping his grades up. He only has a few hours after work on Sunday to really have some free time to enjoy himself. “When...

Alabama State is one of several colleges baseball player Robert Richardson has visited.

College visits crucial for athletes to make informed decisions

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

College visits are a big part of the decision process, you get to experience where you could be living the next four years. I’ve had my fair share of college visits with a couple visits being in Alabama...

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