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Q & A with senior varsity tennis player Carmen Kent

Q & A with senior varsity tennis player Carmen Kent

Story by Joseph Lee, Co editor-in-chief

August 26, 2019

Get to know Carmen Kent, number one doubles player this year.  What do you play, who’s your partner?  My partner is Emma Lawson and we’re the number one doubles team.  What are you excited for this season? I’m super excited for the season. It’s my senior year and there...

Turner and Robinson earn first in three events at state

Junior Faith Turner and Laken Robinson both placed first in three different event at the state competition.

Story by Matthew Moore, Managing editor

June 12, 2019

This year at the Kansas State Track and field meet, two juniors earned first in three events. Faith Turner triple jumped 38’10” and long jumped 19’2.5”. Turner worked mainly with her jump coach, Rob Cummings. “[Faith] is so coachable and can make adjustments on the fly,” Cummings...

Gallery: National Archery Qualifiers

Gallery: National Archery Qualifiers

Story by Francisco Castaneda, Photographer

June 12, 2019

Featured below are the Archery National Qualifiers, which include Freshmen Emily Schneider and Beth Blessent, junior Nic Bastion and senior Ben Blessent.  

Aiming for Nationals

Featured above are National Qualifiers Freshmen Emily Schneider and freshman Beth Blessent, junior Nic Bastion and senior Ben Blessent.

Story by Matthew Moore, Managing editor

June 12, 2019

A phrase heard repeatedly by four students while preparing to compete on a national scale was “Aim small, miss small.” The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) held its National tournament this year in Louisville May 9-11. Freshmen Emily Schneider and Beth Blessent, junior Nic B...

Taking aim, changing targets

Taking aim, changing targets

Story by Matthew Moore, Managing editor

April 4, 2019

Sophomore Kyle Wescott draws his string back and releases it. The string snaps forward and his arrow flies towards his target. For Wescott, “target” holds multiple meanings. Wescott has been hunting since he was three and is comfortable with a bow. “Bow hunting to me means that I can pr...

Stepping up to the mat

Sophomore Dalton Sutton pins down freshman Dexter Carlton at the Purple and White Wrestling Scrimmage. Sutton competed on the White Team, while Carlton competed on the Purple Team. The tournament, which kicked off the Dragon wrestlers' season and determined who would be taking the team's varsity and junior varsity spots. Carlton and Sutton are two of the 16 underclassmen on the varsity team, coached by LC Davis.

Story by Keith Perkins and Matthew Moore

March 21, 2019

This year, freshmen and sophomore wrestlers have had to step up. Of the 21 wrestlers competing this year, 16 of them are underclassmen. “We’re asking a lot out of our underclassmen to go compete in varsity against guys that are seniors and juniors and have been wrestling their whole lives,” ...

Ahead of the game

Ahead of the game

Story by Lane Phifer, Reporter

March 20, 2019

From the age of four, sophomore Madden Petty has spent a majority of her life playing basketball. Over the years, she has received multiple awards, including an all-state honorable mention. This year, she has more to add to her list. In December of 2018, the Sports in Kansas organization placed Ma...

Ahead of the game

Ahead of the game

Story by Ian Sullivan, reporter

March 20, 2019

Javon Grant is the lone sophomore returning for the varsity basketball team.   Grant, who has played basketball since he was 4-years-old, credits his style to players like former NBA star Allen Iverson. Grant is currently the only sophomore starter on the varsity team and he also played a considerable amo...

Sophomore wrestler places fourth at state tournament

Sophomore Rebeccah Jones (right) — the only girl on the PHS wrestling team — takes on Labette County at PHS's first annual home Southeast Kansas JV Wrestling Championship. Jones went 1-2, placing second in the tournament's all-girls, 100-104 pound weight class.

Story by Vincent Norman, Reporter

March 1, 2019

On Feb. 9, sophomore wrestler Rebeccah Jones competed at the McPherson Girls State Wrestling Championship and won fourth place in her weight class of 106 pounds. 80 schools competed in McPherson, Kansas and with Jones representing it, Pittsburg High School placed 52nd. “Her points alone were pr...

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