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Senior Josh Magallon will play for Roosevelt University next year.

Pirate catcher signs up with Roosevelt University

Tia Ponder, Staff Writer May 27, 2024

Senior Josh Magallon has been playing baseball since 4 years old, and now he’s continuing to follow his passion to college. Last week, he signed to play for Roosevelt University in Chicago. “It...

Senior athletes making plans for college careers

Destiny Givens, Editor May 1, 2024

Graduation season has made many seniors start to plan for their future and get ready for life after graduation. With many of our MHS athletes wanting to continue both their academic and athletic career...

DeMarco Easter clears the bar in a recent meet.

Sophomore sets sights high, looking for return to State

Lester McSwain, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

Sophomore Demarco Easter has a hard act to follow this season after making it to State as a freshman pole vaulter. “When I made it to state it was such a surreal experience,”  Easter said. “It...

Sophomore throws Pirates first no-hitter since 1996

Sophomore throws Pirates first no-hitter since 1996

Alicia Martinez, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

Pitcher Kaleb Henry threw a no-hitter, the baseball team’s first one in nearly three decades. Merrillville wrecked Whiting with a score of 11-1. Henry, a sophomore, allowed no hits from Whiting, while...

Sophomore adjusts quickly to demands of track team

Sophomore adjusts quickly to demands of track team

Tia Ponder, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

As the sports seasons change, many students decide to take risks and try new things. Of course, this new experience comes with many opportunities, but many hardships as well. Many new athletes feel that...

Williams leads Pirates to DAC title

Williams leads Pirates to DAC title

Joshua Jordan, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Ever since he was born, Jaeden Williams has been around basketball, developing a deep love for the game. His love became deeper ever since.  However, he also found out he had to prove some doubters...

Caidyn Morgan performs on the uneven parallel bars.

Senior gymnast advances to Regional competition

Noah Molenda, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

At the Gymnastics Sectional Championship, the Pirate gymnasts placed 6th as a team, and Senior Caidyn Morgan placed 6th on beam with a Regional qualifying score of 9.225. Morgan also placed 6th in the...

Saniya Lipscomb performs on the balance beam.

Sophomore showing her strength on gymnastics team

Erin Mukes, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

In a stand-out season, Sophomore Saniya Lipscomb has turned various heads with versatile and impressive performances, being top five ranked on all four events. Lipscomb’s performances have been nothing...

Boys swim team find groove en route to Sectionals

Boys swim team find groove en route to Sectionals

Savannah Cantrell, Managing Editor February 11, 2024

With Sectionals on the horizon, boys’ swimming relentlessly prepares their minds and bodies for the grueling event.  Swimming about 3,000 to 5,000 yards a day, five days a week, Senior Ty Mercer,...

Coach Brady Willard works with a student during Strength and Conditioning class.

Coach knows importance of proper strength and conditioning

Joshua Jordan, Staff Writer January 30, 2024

Before he was a coach, Brady Willard was a high school athlete determined to get in the best shape he could. That’s when he discovered the importance of strength and conditioning. “Once I pieced...

Senior Preston Saia

New senior makes presence felt on court

Destiny Givens, Editor December 22, 2023

Senior Preston Saia has had anything but the average high school career. Coming from off a computer screen to being pushed into a new environment of over 2,000 students.  Saia’s transition while...

Female wrestlers show their strength on the mat

Aaliyah Parnell, Staff Writer December 22, 2023

Joy Cantu and Charisma Lawrence may not have been wrestlers if it wasn’t for the influence of their dads. From being little girls on the mat to number one wrestlers, Cantu and Lawrence are now among...

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