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Sports Scandals

Jordan Hamburger, News Editor

March 13, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

They may win championships, MVPs, land magazine covers, and sign multimillion contracts, but as soon as an athlete makes a mistake, his or her entire career may be jeopardized. Although being an icon in society has its perks, athletes still have to deal with the same issues that ordinary people have....

Waterpolo: Issue 5

Bianca Lopez, Features Editor

March 13, 2013


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More than scoring goals or winning games, sports rely on a certain family dynamic between the team and its coach in order to run smoothly. Coach Ryan Lindblom rejoined the Panther water polo family this year after playing for the team during high school. “Ryan has been a really good friend of mine...

Lacrosse: Issue 5

Alexis, Barkow

March 13, 2013


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As players graduate, rookies train, and new coaches are introduced, every sports team undergoes inevitable changes in structure that come with each new season. For Palmetto’s girls and boys lacrosse teams, these changes have been drastic. However, both teams have managed to quickly adjust and continue...

Softball: Issue 5

Carlos Suhr, Business Manager

March 13, 2013


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And the winner of the 2012 FHSAA Softball State Final is…Durant. With the agonizing feeling of defeat, by a score of 8-2, still fresh in the girls softball players’ minds, this year provides an opportunity to regain the softball crown. In this comeback season, fourteen women stand ready to take the...

Tennis: Issue 5

Sebastien Siclait, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013


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There exists a select few students among the school's populace, a group who runs forward onto the court when others run away. To them, the whizz of tennis balls aimed in their direction reverberates in their ears as the sound of potential victory. They are the Panthers tennis team. "When you're on...

Lacrosse: Issue 5

Audrey Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

As players graduate, rookies train, and new coaches are introduced, every sports team undergoes inevitable changes in structure that come with each new season. For Palmetto’s girls and boys lacrosse teams, these changes have been drastic. However, both teams manage to quickly adjust and continue to...

Badminton- Issue 5

Jacquelyn Hsiao, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013


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A competitor confronts his or her opponent. Constantly lunging and changing positions, both contenders retrieve and return a rubber-nosed shuttlecock. Honing in on fast reflexes, steady mental concentration, and hand-eye coordination, the badminton team prepares for its opening season in March.   “The...

Baseball- Issue 5

Chris Perse, PR Manager

March 13, 2013


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Sports teams develop into something more after years of playing with each other. Daily practices, pregame dinners, hundreds of hours spent together on and off the field create a bond unique to any team. This season, the baseball team brings a squad of 11 seniors to the plate with an eye bent toward advancing...

Track- Issue 5

Alexis, Barkow

March 13, 2013


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"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." This quote by athlete Herschel Walker wholly describes Palmetto’s track team. Despite their lack of adequate facilities and training equipment, the track team members continue to show their determination and persistence. “Since...

Volleyball- Issue 5

Sidney Sterling, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013


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Behind each sports team lays a coach who is just as dedicated as the players. Often, fans attribute victories to the athletes rather than to the mentors who work behind the scenes, but the boys volleyball team begs to differ; the players find that Coach Chris Kalinosis’s prowess drives their success. Coach...

NFL Referee Scandal

Jordan Hamburger, News Editor

October 2, 2012


Filed under Issues & Ideas, SPORTS

Last year, the NFL underwent a well-publicized lockout with the NFL player’s association that threatened to eliminate most, if not all, of the regular season and postseason.  This year, the NFL has a lockout with an entirely different and oft-overlooked group of employees; the black-and-white referees...

A pep rally for all

Bianca Lopez, Features Editor

October 2, 2012


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The music pounded, the crowd cheered, and the team entered. The bleachers in the gymnasium filled with Panther Pride at the pep rally on Friday, September 7th. To kick start the fall football season, Variations, African Heritage Club, the Cheerleaders and Chattonettes danced, the Pep Squad preformed a sk...

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