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A day in the life of an Athletic Trainer

A day in the life of an Athletic Trainer

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

September 8, 2016


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The athletic training program at Palmetto allows students to get hands on training and experience with student athletes. Ms. Michele Benz, the athletic trainer, covers sports nutrition, training and conditioning and responding to environmental hazards. Students learn about healthy eating habits and maint...

2016 Panther football: week one

2016 Panther football: week one

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

August 27, 2016


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Palmetto’s varsity football team opened the 2016 season on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Southridge Stadium with a 49-7 win over the Sunset Knights. The game was called final after halftime due to lightning nearby. Quarterback Hugh Lowson led the team with 117 passing yards for a total of four touchdowns thr...

The future of youth (tackle) football

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

May 23, 2016


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Youth sports culture in America has become centrally focused on safety: the equipment, proper form and precautions are perfected to a tee in youth leagues. Football receives what seems to be the most criticism toward its safety for its players - especially for kids - in the wake of the NFL’s scandals ...

The story behind Hoop Journey

The story behind Hoop Journey

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

May 22, 2016


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Hoop Journey, a popular YouTube channel made by Palmetto student Geronimo Gomez, produces basketball mixtapes, documentaries and all access films to help expose high school basketball players to teams who want to see game clips of the players. “I had a camera lying down and I had no use for it,...

Senior softball player excels on and off the field

Senior softball player excels on and off the field

Shane McCrink, Sports Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports

The girls softball team has its share of great players, but players like senior Christina Vincent stand out. For the past eight years, she's played softball. “I tried a bunch of different sports when I was 10,” Christina Vincent said. “My neighbor signed up to try softball, so my parents sign...

Girls Lacrosse bids farewell to their season

Girls Lacrosse bids farewell to their season

Agnes Bartha, Photo Editor

April 9, 2016


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On Wednesday, Apr. 6, the Palmetto girls lacrosse team lost in the District 31 championship against the Ransom Everglades Raiders by a final score of 18-3. The match concluded a 12-game season, that saw the Panthers finish second in the district and have their most successful season in six years. ...

Ending the Madness

Ending the Madness

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016


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Tonight, at 9:19 PM on TBS, the second seeded Villanova Wildcats face off against the number one seeded North Carolina Tar Heels(UNC) in the NCAA championship. Both teams head into tonight’s game with confidence and are looking to bring their A-game in Houston’s NRG stadium, where they already won...

2016 MLB Power Rankings

2016 MLB Power Rankings

Thomas Martinez, Copy Editor

April 3, 2016


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After a busy offseason following an exciting 2015 MLB season that saw the Kansas City Royals win their first World Series in 30 years, baseball fans will finally get a chance to see if their team has what it takes to play in October in the World Series. With opening day upon us, it is time to take a l...

Running towards success

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


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Junior Lylia Jiang stays active by going for runs around her neighborhood or at school; and attending cross country; and track and field practices. Jiang was a part of the cross country team at Southwood Middle School and furthered her love for the sport freshman year. After the cross country season ...

More than just another player

More than just another player

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

March 22, 2016


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Dark and curly hair bounces behind the face of determination as senior Gabriela Fernandez-pla practices flinging her lacrosse stick, trying to perfect every aspect of her form. The routine continues year-round as her dreams of playing college lacrosse linger in the back of her head. Now an experienced...

Trained for Success

Remy Farkas, Feature Editor

March 15, 2016


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The Panther: What is badminton?   Michael Trainor: Badminton is a two or four-player net sport. It's sort of a combination of tennis and volleyball; players can play singles or doubles with a partner, and they need to get 21 points before the other person/team does. You can get points by hav...

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