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Emeralds Step Up at State

Hailey Ladner, Reporter

March 6, 2013


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The Emeralds once again earned a trip to the state competition on Feb. 23 at St. Louis, Missouri. “Part of it is practice, and a lot of it is the mindset before we compete,” said senior Becca Henton. At regional competition Jan. 22, the Emeralds claimed first place in pom and second in dance. “It...

Snow Prevents Cheerleaders From Going to Nationals

Kaya Rausch-Santee, Reporter

March 6, 2013


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A cheerleaders dream; being named a national champion. Staley Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders were so close to having a chance to make their dream a reality, until the bad news struck. The 2013 National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) School Open National Championship is what the athletes had...

Girls Soccer Season Approaches

Hailey Ladner, Reporter

March 6, 2013


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With a new conference and a new attitude, the girl’s soccer team is ready for their upcoming season. “I’m really excited. We have a fun bunch of girls this year,” said junior Bailey Becvar. “We have a lot a good underclassmen that are ready to step up to the plate and play their positions.” If...

Girls Swim Beats Records at State

Marissa Hubbard, Reporter

March 6, 2013


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Swimmers Break School Records At State By Marissa Hubbard          Ending this season, the girls swim team had five swimmers make it to state and set seven new school records, 6 individual and one relay. The girls had two practices a day, one before school and one after school at the Gladston...

Wrestling Places Third at State

Hailey Ladner, Reporter

March 6, 2013


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Over Presidents Day weekend, the wrestling team finished third at the State Championships held at the Mizzou Arena. “It was an amazing experience,” said junior Bailey Sutko. “Best experience I ever had.” At the state championship the team had seven medalists, along with three finalists....

Baseball is Training Hard

Julianna Harrell, Reporter

January 23, 2013


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The baseball boys are beginning their training for the upcoming season. Since the season starts in a month and a half, until then they are conditioning. “We are trying to prepare for the season,” said senior Zach Stonecipher. Every Monday through Thursday the boys have after school workouts....

Cheer Prepares for Nationals Cheer Prepares for National

Marisa Hubbard, Reporter

January 23, 2013


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With less than a month left to prepare for nationals, the Cheer team has been practicing for many hours to improve for their routine instructed by coach Jennifer Newman.  The team has taken a hit from the flu season but is improving nonetheless, said senior Bethany Steyer. “We’re learning the...

Girls Basketball Set to Play at Sprint Center

Megan Hynek, Editor-in-chief

January 11, 2013


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The girls’ basketball team is playing North Kansas City at the Sprint center on Jan. 21. The game will start at 10:30 am. Tickets sold at the door at the Sprint Center will be 10 dollars. Tickets for students and adults can be bought in the activities office, now through Jan. 16 for 5 dollars. Those...

Boys Basketball Season Begins

Emily Chu, Reporter

December 4, 2012


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“It’s going to be good. We have a young team and a lot of room for growth, so that’s what we’re measuring our success on,” said coach Tyler Stricklin. “We grow from game to game and continue to progress as a program. We build on the successes that we have and we’ve already seen a lot of...

Hosick Becomes National Finalist for Heisman Award

Megan R. Hynek, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2012


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Senior Trent Hosick has been named a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. According to the Wendy’s high school Heisman website, the award honors hardworking individuals who excel academically and athletically. “The definition of the award is someone who exemplifies excellence...

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