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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...

Senior wrestler says the best is yet to come

Marlone Kirksey, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

With the wrestling team getting off to a strong team this season, Cameron Crisp is helping lead the way, including five victories this Saturday at the Tom Cameron Invitational. Last year’s state qualifier...

Freshman Malika Jenkins brings the ball down the court.

Freshman finds success starting with varsity team

Erin Mukes, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

Malika Jenkins felt a love she never felt before when the basketball touched her hands for the first time at the age of only five years old. Throughout the years, she has played on school and AAU teams....

Senior Javeion Gills has gained more than 100 all-purpose yards during his career as a Pirate.

Senior Gills hits football milestone

Joshua Jordan, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

Senior running back and wide receiver Javeoin Gills recently hit a high school milestone for 1,000 all-purpose yards. What motivates Gills is the fact that the team didn’t make it to State his junior...

Sophomore celebrated after scoring 1,000 assists for volleyball team

Sophomore celebrated after scoring 1,000 assists for volleyball team

Joshua Jordan, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

In just her sophomore year, Lucy McCollum has managed to score more than 1,000 assists for the varsity volleyball team.  “It feels good that I can accomplish so much in two years so far in high school,”...

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