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Isa Luzarraga, Editor-in-Chief | February 26, 2021

God-given talent, awe-striking athleticism, pure grit. All three descriptors are said to have defined senior guard and five-star recruit, Hunter Sallis’ success. For the prolific basketball player, his rise to renown has been punctuated by his status as a semifinalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year award. “It means a lot. This is a testament to my hard work and also another...

Anna Pipinos, Lifestyle Editor | February 7, 2021

“Coach Paulson is just so smart about the Xs and Os [offense and defense] about basketball. I admire that so much. His outstanding ability to communicate that knowledge to players, combined with his relentless passion for excellence, has me convinced that Coach Paulson is going to do so, so well at MN,” Former girls basketball head coach David Diehl said.  After training and teaching the girl’s...

Lily Taylor, Sports Editor | February 7, 2021

The year was 1989. Jessie Armstead sat in the Loews Anatole Hotel banquet hall in Dallas, Texas. The future five-time Pro Bowler had a big decision to make as the ball cap belonging to his future college sat in front of him.  For the majority of high school athletes, furthering their athletic careers in college is a dream. Even with years of hard work and dedication only 7% of high school athletes...

Deeksha Shridher, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

As the lights shine overhead, the MN wrestling team waits in anticipation to see who will step onto the podium. After hours of grappling with competitors, the wrestlers wait to see who will come out on top.  Nov. 16  marks the start of the 2020 wrestling season. Soon, the wrestlers will put their months of practice and conditioning to the test to see who will come out as champion. However,...

Sneha Selvaraj, Staff Writer | February 5, 2021

Keeping her head down, senior Hannah Hailu watches her shadow in the light blue water, waiting for the signal to dive in. Her team of four are competing in the 200 meter medley relay, and she is about to start the race off with her backstroke. What none of them expected was breaking the school’s record for the event. The four of them would bring down the record time from 1:47.55 to 1:46.36. This...

Sidney Anderson, Opinions Editor | February 5, 2021

“Get on the line.” My stomach drops. I can already feel the ache in my lungs from the running I know is coming. Immediately, I started to analyze what wasn’t good enough in my team’s performance, and what we could improve on to avoid punishment next time. How can I fix it? Why is it not good enough? Why am I not good enough? How can I be perfect? Soccer wasn’t always like this for me....

Ever Loveridge , Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

You're flipping through the channels on your TV, trying to find something interesting to watch. You stop on a live basketball game, the Utah Jazz versus the Denver Nuggets. Scanning the court you realize the stands are empty. Instead of actual people filling the stands, virtual fans are being broadcasted on a video board above the benches. It’s unlike any basketball game you’ve ever witnessed.  Due...

New Coach, Up to Bat

Maddie, Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

It’s out with the old and in with the new this year for softball as a new coach is on the rise. After the last 15 years of the same coach, Travis Unzicker is moving his way up the girls softball program this year , and he’s ready to not only make it to state, but to win the whole thing.  Unzicker has been coaching his daughters for about fifteen years, and he has a great passion for the...

Olivia Torrez, Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

Lining up to hear the final scores at Pacific Springs Tournament, the MN girl’s golf team was elated when they heard their new record of 295, beating out their previous record of 319, set at their first tournament this year. Girl’s golf has now beaten two of their school records: their overall team strokes coming into this season were 322, which they have broken twice. “It’s really fun to...

Bridget Neville , Staff Writer | May 23, 2020

Her plan had been to take one last whiff of Nebraska turf before her career took her down south. Her plan had been to go out with a bang, but she could not have planned for a global pandemic cutting the year short. “After what happened last year, I was really looking forward to my last year and maybe winning state again,” Erin Morrissey said. Committed to play division one soccer at K-State,...