Category: Sports

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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LARP

LARP

by Kyra Yanny It’s an early Sunday afternoon in Volunteer Park. The clouds are covering the sky and the trees are still shedding the last of their autumn leaves. You are walking through the park with a couple of friends. To your left, your friend, the cleric, is muttering five hundred words from their spellbook. To the right, your friend […]

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Norris Frederick Q&A

Norris Frederick Q&A

by Keaton LoCicero Norris Frederick is on the road to gold. Frederick is currently training to go to the 2016 Olympics for long jump. The very first time Frederick had ever done track and field, he had no idea what high jump was. He ended up jumping the second highest in the state at 6ft 4in. Frederick then went on […]

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Keep it off the field

Keep it off the field

by Nathan Lowe When Percy Harvin was traded, 12th men everywhere fell into a panic. Why? For who? To where? What do I do with the jersey I just bought? I don’t have any physical evidence but I’m like 90% sure those questions were asked at some point. As details started slowly coming out about why he was traded, and […]

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State Track Meet

State Track Meet

Boys take 2nd at state meet Best boys team in Hale’s history loses to Bellevue in state track meet by Sam Huston and Zach AIrth   Junior Stuart Smith and Seniors Max Leach and Andrew Foerder in the 1600 meter race at the District meet on May 21st   Javelins fly through the air, runners pump their arms as they […]

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Sketchy scheduling

Sketchy scheduling

Bizarre schedules make it difficult for athletes to succeed Regular season, metros, districts, state. A seemingly simple order becomes very complicated in certain sports. In golf and girls swimming, scheduling can make it much more difficult to have success at the highest levels. The 4A schools have such big teams that they need to split their girls and boys team […]

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The private school advantage

The private school advantage

New equipment creates vast disparities in sports If you’ve played a high school sport, you have probably noticed the differences between your equipment and your opponent’s equipment. Whether it’s shoes, a baseball bat, a golf club, or even the gym facilities teams use, certain teams have much better equipment than others. Equipment has improved as time has passed. Everything has […]

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Roller Derby Girls

Roller Derby Girls

The jammers are coming up fast. The blockers look behind them preparing to block the oncoming skaters. There’s a bit of a scuffle, and then freshmen Kailee Taylor and Flora Peterson break out of the pack and speed off ahead. Taylor and Peterson both play for the Seattle Derby Brats. This is Taylor’s third year of playing and Peterson’s second […]

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