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Shireen Gore '22 races the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, Sept. 25. Gore and her team in the 200-yard medley were able to place in first in this tri-meet.

Swimming Places First at Tri Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer October 1, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 25, the varsity swim team competed at their first meet of the season. Going against McNeil and Vandegrift, the Warriors finished in first place with 259 points.  “I thought the...

Running with the ball, Sarah Poppe '22 looks for an open teammate to make a pass to against Westlake. With last year's lacrosse season heavily shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the

Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Second “Try It” Clinic

By Silvia Ciacci, Reporter September 29, 2020

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the women's lacrosse team hosted their second “Try It” clinic, an introduction for girls interested in playing lacrosse. Having returning players and coaches helping the potential...

Quarterback RJ Martinez '21 makes a run for the endzone. Although he was unable to make in to the end zone on first down, the team was able to get a touchdown the second time around.

Varsity Football Starts Season Strong with 37-8 Thumping of Southwest

By Sourav Dhar and Arushi Sharma September 27, 2020

Kicking off a season like no other, the varsity football team welcomed the Southwest Dragons from San Antonio to the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Thursday, Sept. 24. Buoyed by six turnovers forced...

Eyeing the ball, Alek Mesarovic '24 split steps in preparation to frame a forehand volley return to his opponent. Playing singles in his first ever varsity match, Mesarovic battled his nerves to emerge triumphant with a score of 8-4.

Varsity Tennis Lands Commanding 11-2 Victory Over Round Rock in Fall Season Opener

By Catharine Li, Assistant A&E Editor September 17, 2020

Spirited racket clanks and face-masked smiles marked a momentous 11-2 win by the varsity tennis team over the Round Rock Dragons on Friday, Sept. 11. As athletics programs across the country reckon...

In a match against Leander last season, Abby Gregorczyk '21 gets down low to return the Lions' serve. The varsity volleyball team will begin district play on Friday, Sept. 25 at home against McNeil.

Varsity Volleyball Adjusts to COVID-19 Pandemic Ahead of New Season

By Camille Marshall, Reporter September 15, 2020

With sports beginning to come back, the varsity volleyball team is raring to get their season started. After weeks of waiting, the program got approval to start the season early with head coach Tara Grant...

In his stance, center Eric Taylor '21 waits to snap the ball. Players will have to wear masks under helmets during play. Photo courtesy of Ben Ramsey '22.

Fall Sports Start Practice as Seasons Approach

By Amoli Agarwal, Reporter September 12, 2020

While the kinks of online learning are being ironed out, the obstacles of kickstarting athletics and team sports safely are being evaluated as Thursday, Sept. 10th approaches. Many teams have already...

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will be the bubble site for the NBA and MLS. For the next few months, players will stay on the resort and complete their seasons in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Photo courtesy of Denis Adriana Macias.

Professional Sports Prepare to Return Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor July 29, 2020

In the early stages of quarantine, sports fans were deprived of the entertainment that had been a fixture in their lives. Supporters had been yearning for sports to return at some point, as it could provide...

Along with the new plan for the upcoming athletics season, the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) released some guidelines that schools across Texas must follow. As part of the new rules issued, stadiums, such as Eagle Stadium in Allen, will be limited to 50% capacity.

UIL Issues Modified Schedule for Fall Sports Season

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor July 26, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, fall sports around the country have resorted to crafting alternate schedules for the upcoming season to give student-athletes an opportunity to play out this upcoming...

Matthew Gula '22 hits a single in the third inning against Elgin on March 3. Baseball was one of many spring sports to have their season shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student-Athletes Adapt to COVID-19 Situation in Different Ways

By Amoli Agarwal and Amy Simon May 16, 2020

This school year was full of athletic achievements, including the varsity boys’ basketball team making it to their first regional tournament in 22 years, the varsity tennis team winning their 10th consecutive...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the start of the MLB season has been delayed until further notice. Until then, MLB partnered with betting company DraftKings to make the MLB Dream Bracket. Photo courtesy of MLB's Twitter account (@mlb).

MLB Dream Bracket Presents Baseball Fans with Backup Content While Season Delayed

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor May 8, 2020

As the New York Yankees officially clinched the World Series over the Cincinnati Reds in seven games, the entire New York dugout flooded onto the diamond to celebrate their championship, their 28th in...

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