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Softball team takes swings toward success

Softball team takes swings toward success

Erin Maroon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011


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With softball bats in hand and gloves pulled on tightly, the girls of the softball team acclimate to their new coach, Steve Hagar, and pursue their aspirations to win the state championship. The team’s chemistry and love for the game is just what they need to get them the state title. Hagar, who is...

Rounding the Bases

Rounding the Bases

Taiwo Alonge, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011


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The sweet sound of a bat hitting a baseball has finally returned; baseball season has commenced. Let the games begin. This year’s team is poised to make big steps and looks to surpass its final destination from last season with strong sophomore, junior and senior classes. Last season, four sophomores...

Lacrosse girls face new rules with focus on safety

Lacrosse girls face new rules with focus on safety

Natalia Rodriguez and Daniel Schleien, Business Manager and Staff Writer

March 6, 2011


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Sports are dangerous by nature; there is always the possibility of catastrophic injuries ending athletes’ seasons and possibly their careers.  To combat such risks, football players wear bulky helmets that are at times designed specifically for concusion patients and protective padding that nearly...

Strong start foreshadows an even better finish

Strong start foreshadows an even better finish

Taiwo Alonge, Staff Writer

February 18, 2011


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Getting buckets, winning streaks, and blowing out opponents; these all describe the stunning performance from the “Lady Panthers.” Under new coach Julio Garcia, the Panthers had a tremendous beginning, winning their first seven games, and having the best start to their season in the last four years....

Wrestling team keeps health in mind this season

Wrestling team keeps health in mind this season

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2011


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The wrestling team consists of a  group of tightly-knit boys looking out for each other and acting like a family. “We all hang out whenever we have the chance and we always have each other’s backs,” sophomore Kristopher Iglesias said. Additionally, the teammates exercise discipline and dedication. “What...

Super Bowl Buzz

Kyle Richardson, Sports Editor

February 8, 2011


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Championships never come easily, especially when playing on the grandest stage to ever hold a championship event: Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The shining silver and blue that lines the very walls perfectly represents this technologically-advanced millennium, as state-of-the-art technology defines...

Experienced co-captains lead young soccer team

Bree Ann Camacho, Staff Writer

February 7, 2011


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The varsity boys’ soccer team is one of the top four teams to get into districts, and they have a dream to win States. Senior Richard Sandoval made the winning goal in a game against Southridge, ending the game with a solid 1-0 and securing the a position in districts. “Soccer basically made...

Consistency reigns supreme for girls’ soccer team

Jonathan Perez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2011


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A sea of blue and white shines in the stands. Students cheer for their team, then silence consumes the field as anticipation grows and tension rises. With this undefeated girls’ soccer team, the sky is the limit. The girls’ soccer team has proven their determination as they beat both of their...

Girls’ soccer team advances to States

Angela Isalgue, Issues and Ideas Editor

February 7, 2011


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Defying all odds, Palmetto girls’ soccer team is moving on past regional finals. This is the first time in six years that the girls’ soccer team is going to States. Palmetto defeated American on February 4 with a score of 1-0. In the first half, Mathidle Rodinson scored the winning goal. "I had...

A night of victories

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2011


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Palmetto’s basketball teams landed themselves not one, but two victories on the 25 at the home game against Varela. The JV team started the game off with a penalty, resulting in a free throw for Varela. Fortunately for Palmetto, they missed, but for Varela, this stunt seemed to foreshadow how the...

$100 million leads Elin out of the ‘Woods’

$100 million leads Elin out of the ‘Woods’

Kyle Richardson, Co-Sports Editor

December 16, 2010


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A car crash nearly one year ago sent the world into confusion and disbelief. ‘Is Tiger Woods unfaithful?’ asked the millions around the world just hours after the incident. The nation soon got the much-anticipated answer. The answer led to other questions, like ‘How could he do such a thing?’...

Cross country races to victory

Cross country races to victory

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010


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Step forward; starting position, “gunshot,” GO! The cross-country team dropped jaws this season. “I have a team that is very dedicated and works extremely hard. As a result, both teams are always improving,” Coach Geimere Latimer said. Districts were held on  November 5; the boys’...

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