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Controversial Nike ad inspires athletes

Controversial Nike ad inspires athletes

Giorgio Gayleard, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Column

Nike revealed its new, controversial advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick on Sept. 3 with the slogan, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” This caused a stir, but my goal is not to debate that. The social injustice, the conflicting views on kneeling or standing...

Senior guidance propels talented youth in program

Kyle Frederick, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

A major factor in the Lions’ success has been the juxtaposition of veteran leadership and promising youth. Behind the helm of the varsity golf team’s 8-0 record were seniors Johnny Carroll and Chan Park. Sophomore Ryan Choi, freshmen Nick Charlow and Luke Murnane also played a large part in the team’s...

Revamped app promotes school spirit

Johnny Carroll, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Lions’ Den app is making a comeback this year, after taking a year off following its development in 2016. Student Athlete Leadership Board presidents Zoe Hermann and Giorgio Gayleard have worked alongside Director of Athletics Richard Reed to create a plan that encourages widespread attendance...

Family fuels Wynn’s passion

Family fuels Wynn’s passion

Brian Ellis and Rushil Byatnal

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Football has run through senior Jeremiah Wynn’s family for as long as he can remember. “My dad put me into football at a young age. I had a lot of older brothers and cousins play, and we loved to run around the house all day with a lot of energy,” Wynn said. Wynn, a defensive back and running...

Kindness influences teammates

Kindness influences teammates

Meghan Gaumont, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Leana Kashtelyan is a fairly new volleyball player, picking up the sport in Jan. 2016. Both her teammates and coaches say that she is not only a great player but an extremely influential person. Teammates say they feel comfortable going up to Kashtelyan if they have a problem. “Leana...

Freiert’s composure radiates with teammates

Freiert’s composure radiates with teammates

Bobby O'Grady, Robert Feerick

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Since she was eight years old, senior Katie Freiert has always been driven to improve her golf game. Her passion for the sport stemmed from playing with her father throughout her childhood and transitioned to having personal trainer later on. “She has a coach at Pine Ridge Golf course, and she will...

Hobbs heading to stardom

Hobbs heading to stardom

Drew Dailey, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Freshman Amalia Hobbs is grabbing opponents’ attention this basketball season, averaging eight points per game. She is one of the team leaders in points, guiding the team to a 6-1 record and the first place spot in the junior varsity women’s basketball division. “(The team) is looking really...

Dow dominates

Dow dominates

Cooper Giesler, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Embodying explosiveness, strength and pure domination, senior Aaron Dow wrestles for both the competition and the physical aspect of the sport. Dow, who started wrestling in freshman year, has developed into a fantastic wrestler and leader. Dow’s career success is undeniable, as he’s tallied 55...

O’Connor strikes success

O’Connor strikes success

Giorgio Gayleard, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Coming off a hot sophomore season, junior Matt O’Connor is back for round three of allied bowling. After last year’s performance, winning the “High Roller” award for having the best average score on the year, O’Connor is looking to have another great season. O’Connor is currently averaging...

Dailey new branch on family tree

Dailey new branch on family tree

Will Boellner, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Growing up in a family of athletes, freshman track and cross country runner Marissa Dailey is destined to uphold her family’s reputation. Marissa’s outstanding running ability is no surprise, her father was a collegiate runner at Eastern Michigan, eventually making it all the way to the Olympic...

Reed’s reflections and reviews

Reed’s reflections and reviews

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

On JV Success… “The JV teams have earned accolades that haven’t been celebrated enough. Currently, men’s basketball lies in first place in the JV division. Women’s basketball is the same. You know, our indoor track team, the freshmen and sophomores are killing it and the wrestling team has...

Making a difference beyond the box

Making a difference beyond the box

Bryce Frederick, Sports Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

In today’s society, whether they deserve it or not, professional athletes are extremely prominent. With their platform comes an overwhelming sense of influence towards society. How they carry themselves both on and off the field of play, whether it be giving back to others, or their sense of personal...