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New cheerleading coach implements changes

New cheerleading coach implements changes

Caroline Cooney and Anna Sullivan
September 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

The cheerleading program will face multiple changes in hopes of improving for the upcoming season as a result of Lisa Czwalyco becoming the new head coach. Rather than having separate JV and varsity cheer squads, Czwalyco is combining the 22 girls into one team and calling them “The John Carro...

Field hockey and soccer teams share locker rooms

Field hockey and soccer teams share locker rooms

Daniel Robinson, Sports Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

If you walk into the women’s locker room today, you’ll notice a major change: the varsity field hockey and soccer teams are now sharing a locker room. The decision to share the space, although surrounded by skepticism at first, has been quite pleasant for both teams. “I thought there were going t...

Two student athletes recognized with Cesky Scholarship

Two student athletes recognized with Cesky Scholarship

Elizabeth Harmison, Multimedia Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Sports News

On May 19, seniors Claire Grunewald and Kurt Rawlings were recognized for their excellence in academics and athletics by The Al Cesky Scholarship Fund. The Al Cesky Scholarship Fund, also known as the Cesky Scholarship, is a scholarship awarded to high school seniors in Harford County that excel in athleti...

Alice Puckett ’77 named new field hockey coach

Alice Puckett ’77 named new field hockey coach

Adriana Guidi, Entertainment Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Sports News

After coming off two consecutive championships and 10 years of coaching, varsity field hockey head coach Gary Scholl will be departing from his position as head coach and welcoming a new head coach, alumna Alice Puckett class of ‘77. Puckett is a well known field hockey coach, who has won multiple...

Sophomore point guard invited to U17 National Team trials

Sophomore point guard invited to U17 National Team trials

Elizabeth Harmison, Multimedia Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Sports News, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Sophomore basketball player Savannah Simmons recently received an invitation to the 2016 U17 National Team trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The trial consists of a series of individual skill showcases, a 3v3 tournament, and many scrimmage opportunities. O...

Spring sports set new standards

Spring sports set new standards

May 24, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

With two championship-winning sports, the spring season has increased the standards and raised expectations for next year.

Junior running back named best in Maryland

Junior running back named best in Maryland

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 23, 2016
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

Taking notes in math class, junior Devin Darrington anxiously awaits a phone call from the school calling him down to head football coach Keith Rawlings’s office. His mind is fixated on the possibility of receiving a football offer from another well-known Division I college. Over the past few mont...

Men’s track takes home the championship

Men’s track takes home the championship

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Sports News

On May 4, the men’s varsity track team became the new MIAA B conference champions. They finished their last race with a score of 232 points and broke several school records during the season. Freshman Ayo Bodison, senior Ky’el Hemby, and juniors Devin Darrington and Niko Rice broke the school rec...

Senior pitcher enters top ranked Division II school

Senior pitcher enters top ranked Division II school

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 16, 2016
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

Senior Paul Wilson walks down the stairs and opens the varsity baseball locker room door and is met by teammates listening to music and getting dressed for the game. Wilson walks over to his locker, unlocks it, and takes his cleats, pants, and number-6 jersey, the same jersey he has been sporting for...

Badminton places second in IAAM

Badminton places second in IAAM

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sport Updates, Sports, Sports News

The badminton team finished second in the IAAM “B” Conference tournament, continuing JC’s success established by fall and winter sports teams. Sophomore Lily Chen went undefeated in all of her matches, finishing first in the conference. “My coaches encouraged me a lot and my skills really...

Razz Reports: Orioles steal spotlight

Razz Reports: Orioles steal spotlight

Alex Rasmussen, Social Media Manager
May 13, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

Although I understand most high school students aren’t in love with the game of baseball, the Baltimore Orioles have been fun to watch so far this season. The Orioles, (21-12) are currently first in the American League East. The O’s won their first seven games behind hot bats from Manny Macha...

Freshman fences to Junior Olympics

Freshman fences to Junior Olympics

Grant Sharrretts, Sports Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

Advancing on his opponent, thrusting his arm forward and cutting his opponent in the chest, freshman Jack Plumer throws up his arms in victory, sealing his place in the national rankings at the Junior Olympics. It takes a lot to be nationally ranked in any sport. Hard work and major dedication t...

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