Category: Sports

Let’s get physical

Let’s get physical

Physical Education has always struck a great and unmatched fear into my heart. It encompasses many terrible things: hand-eye coordination, mean ball-wielders, and the smell of many different sweats mingling together as one. This semester, due to my strategic but very stupid three-year-PE-boycott, I have found myself taking three classes involving the movement of my body. Every day, I enter […]

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Weekly Sports Roundup | Jan. 11th – Jan. 19th

Weekly Sports Roundup | Jan. 11th – Jan. 19th

Boys Swimming – The Boys swim took another loss last Friday at their first away meet against O’Dea 58-116. The team has become more experienced over the season and swimmers have started to qualify for metros and districts. Their next meet is at Meadowbrook pool against Ingraham Friday, January 22nd at 3:30. It is also Senior Night. Varsity Boys Basketball […]

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Hale freshman Kelsey Clough fights off the Holy Names Cougars

Athletic division change: Is hale out of it’s league?

Nathan Hale sports teams might be seeing new competition within the next few years! A change in division has been a point of concern for many coaches, parents, athletes, and school representatives. Nathan Hale is part of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Since the 1984-85 school year, Hale has been in the second largest classification, known as 3A. The […]

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Unequal representation in sports

Unequal representation in sports

Touchdowns, interceptions, victories, homecoming, school-wide glory and celebration: football attracts more attention than any other high school sport. What about other athletics? Information about the football team is easily accessible, but information about any other team is hard to come by. “I think football gets a lot more representation than a lot of other sports,” said senior Matthias Gibb, a […]

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Junior Stieg Smith wins the opening tip off over  Garfield guard Jelani Howard.

Weekly Sports Roundup | Nov. 29th – Dec. 6th

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29TH THROUGH DECEMBER 6TH Varsity Boys Basketball – The boys varsity team had three games this past week, resulting in one win and two losses. On Wednesday, December 2nd, the boys faced Highline at their home court in Burien in a non-conference game and won 67-61. On Friday, December 4th, the boys played their first home game […]

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Sophomore Evan Olivier made huge athletic improvements taking PE last year

PE waivers and outside sports

You play a club sport, you get to practice at four o’clock everyday, you work nonstop for three hours till seven o’clock. You take a language and have a full schedule, but you don’t know how you will get your PE credits waived. Students at Nathan Hale must take three semesters of PE just like everyone in the Washington state […]

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Continuing an impressive season

The varsity football team started off their season with five consecutive wins. Now their final record for the season stands at six wins and two losses, after losing to Ballard and Cleveland and winning against Ingraham. “Many things have led to the amazing success of this team,” Coach Brian Coon said. One thing that led to this success was the […]

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Freshman Yasmina Boui looks on during post-practice discussion, after attending practice despite being concussed. Boui is a guard and safety for the Freshman Football Team. Photo by: Andy Mayer

Girl tackles expectations on the football team

When you think of football, you think of blood, sweat, and dirt. These things are not usually associated with teenage girls. But freshman Yasmina Boui is not a typical teenage girl. Boui plays safety and guard on the freshman football team, two positions where height and weight are big factors. This has not stopped 5’6 Boui. “Even though I’m one […]

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Why are people so opposed to Superfan-ing?

Why are people so opposed to Superfan-ing?

by Nathan Lowe Why are most students at Nathan Hale so opposed to cheering at sports games? This past school year, I’ve started taking pictures of Hale sports for the sports page on Facebook, as well as the newspaper’s Flickr page. Throughout all these football, basketball (etc.) games, there’s been a recurring theme in the student section of the stands. […]

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High School Suspensions In Sports

High School Suspensions In Sports

by Nathan Lowe      A pinch leads to a slap. A slap leads to a shove. Soon, the gym is filled with whistles, and players are rushing onto the basketball court to stick up for their teammates in the ensuing scuffle. The referees manage to break up the fight, but now they must answer several critical questions: Who started […]

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