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Perseverance from hardship: The Marcus Pierre Story

MIchael Tandlich, Staff Writer

March 26, 2011

As Marilyn Monroe once stated, “Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” Overcoming adversity in his life and learning from every experience, Marcus Pierre has become the senior, track star and role model whom people have grown to admire. Pierre has participated...

Absence of track does not limit success

MIchael Tandlich, Staff Writer

March 26, 2011

Runners take their mark seconds before the starting gunshot fires. They race to the finish, sometimes only to win by a foot. Others compete by putting heavy disks and vaulting over hurdles. However, all these games occur “away.” Students who walk past Palmetto’s athletic field can see it for...

Badminton earns respect

Badminton earns respect

Natalie Rodriguez and Matthew Healy, Staff Writers

March 23, 2011

After losing its boys’ double team, half of the girls’ double team and the boys’ singles team, the badminton team hopes to acquire new star players this season. Coming off their winning record going three and five at GMAC, the badminton team held tryouts to bring several new players to the team....

Four sports, two athletes, one priority

Bree Ann Camacho, Staff Writer

March 10, 2011

With rackets gripped tightly and balls pelted toward opposing players, both the girls' and boys' tennis teams present strength. But for a couple of the teams' top five players, it has been nothing but tough decision making to get to where they are now. Senior Dylan Schlesinger and junior Andrew Salazar...

“We are family” resounds on tennis team

“We are family” resounds on tennis team

Jonathan Perez, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

Yellow blurs racing across the court at high speeds. One blink, and the game could end immediately. Players launch the ball high into the air, only to send it ferociously back at the opponent. Ladies and gentleman, tennis is back. This year, the tennis team has lost only one match against Gulliver...

Lacrosse leaders carry their teams to success

Lacrosse leaders carry their teams to success

Natalia Rodriguez and Daniel Schleien, Business Manager and Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

Senior captain inspires team: David Grossman The boys’ lacrosse team, currently ranked 28th in the Florida Club district and second in the FL SFIA-4 district, has 22 seniors, three of which are team captains - seniors Chris Burg, David Grossman, and Patrick Schaefer. Grossman has been playing lacrosse since h...

Softball team takes swings toward success

Softball team takes swings toward success

Erin Maroon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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