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Bretton Mackiewicz hits a golf ball at Wekiva Golf Club on Thursday, Aug. 26. Contributing to the team’s victory, Mackiewicz has a fond outlook on the match. “We won by 16 strokes,” Mackiewicz said. “After the match we all had a dinner together.”

Girl’s golf: taking a swing

Annaliese Long, Staff Reporter September 13, 2021

Fresh into their season, the girls golf team has experienced great success. With their first match on Thursday, Aug. 26 being a victory, momentum has been built and the team’s spirit has been boosted....

Although the varsity football has significantly grown during the 2021 season due to the lack of a junior varsity team, the additional players seem to be benefiting the roster. On Friday, Aug. 27, the varsity football team beat Hagerty High School 36-27. Athletes, like sophomore Tavin Hebert, have felt the direct impacts of the additional players, as he has been on varsity since his freshman year. “Im a starter,” Hebert said. “I got my spot last year in spring as a freshman.”

End of an era

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

The beginning of the school year normally brings about fall sports, pep rallies, lunch jams and early morning drum circles, but the 2021-2022 school year is off to a slightly different start. The football...

In the debut episode of Sports JAM, sophomores Julia Hubbell, Avery Ranum, and Makayla Martindale introduce themselves and dive into SuperBowl LV. Listen as these girls dance around the topic of the actual game, instead focusing on streakers, halftime, and Rob Gronkowski.

Sports JAM: Superbowl

Julia Hubbell, Avery Ranum, and Makayla Martindale April 6, 2021

Sports JAM is your podcast for everything sports… maybe. However little you think you know about sports, these girls know less. Hear from Julia, Avery, and Makayla as they dive into the athletic world;...

Sophomore Dean Scornik plays singles against Apopka High School. “My favorite part of tennis is the mental aspect and its individuality, Scornik said. Tennis is a sport where you often have to rely on yourself and your mental strength in order to win tough matches.

Sophomore Scornik on the court

Mia Taylor, Journalism 1 Reporter April 3, 2021

Sophomore Dean Scornik is currently Lake Brantley High School’s number one Boys Tennis Player and striving toward a Division I or Division II tennis scholarship. Division II scholarships primarily offer...

Junior Lindsey Follesse serves as goalie during a JV soccer game. Follesse has a neurological condition called Narcolepsy. Having an attack before a soccer practice or game is very draining because the disorder is not a controllable thing and it happens at any given time, Follesse said. I can miss going to practice or be late to a game.

Narcolepsy on the soccer field

Jacinda Miller, Journalism 1 Reporter March 30, 2021

A soccer ball is coming down the field at full speed. Behind the ball, a running JV soccer player. She brings her leg up to make a shot. Players hear someone yell, “Keep!” and they see junior Lindsey...

The girls varsity soccer team on Nov. 10. I have only been in track for a few days and I can already see improvements, track is keeping me motivated and it’s a great environment, Espinosa said. It is not the only sport I play, I also play soccer.

From the field to the track

Allison Baker, Journalism 1 Reporter March 15, 2021

Jayla Espinosa is a freshman on the girls’ varsity soccer team who has joined track and field this year to improve her speed. “I have only been in track and field for a few days and I can already...

Senior Adam Satterly overcame a torn ACL to finish his high school wrestling career on a high note. My ACL being torn affected me by setting me back in wrestling and my body’s physical health, Satterly said. I wasn’t able to move around well and I was on crutches for almost two months and having to relearn how to use my knee.

Overcoming injury

Christian Mowry, Journalism 1 Reporter March 15, 2021

For the past year, wrestler Adam Satterlee has been battling his torn ACL. He has gone through multiple surgeries and rehabs to get to where he can compete today.  At a tournament held at Deland High...

Senior Chadrick Richards competes in the 200 meter event at the districts gathering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on April 10, 2019. “His work ethic from on the field to off the track is just great,” junior Relamp Ramirez said. “He is a good student and leader, and is always going on runs and workouts when not on the track, he is always putting in that extra work.”

Chadrick Richards: talent on the track

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter March 7, 2021

Senior Chadrick Richards is a sight to see on the track, and a shining star off of it. Richards has been doing track since his freshman year, and is known for being one of the fastest students to ever...

Junior Samantha Cyr is winding up to score her first goal of the game against Boone High School at Lake Brantleys pool. It was the teams first goal of the game in the third quarter with five minutes left. This sparked a 5-0 scoring run for the Lady Patriots. The team played like a different team as they played with excitement. Samantha ended the game with two goals.

Girls water polo learns from loss

Christian Mowry, Journalism 1 Reporter February 28, 2021

The Girls Water Polo team played a home game versus Boone High School on Wednesday Feb. 24. Lake Brantley lost the match 6-14. That improved Boone’s record to 9-0 and Lake Brantley’s to 5-1.  “We...

Unlike years prior, the ability for tennis players to receive instruction and practice before the start of the tennis season was lessened because of the onslaught of restrictions regarding COVID-19. Sophomore Delaney Taylor on the girls’ varsity tennis team has felt the effects firsthand, but found a way to improve and compete with the competition. “Last week we won both of our doubles and singles games,” Taylor said. I believe the doubles score was eight to one and the singles score was eight to two.”

Game, set, match

Makayla Martindale, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021

The girls’ varsity tennis team started the season strong by exceeding expectations against their competition. On Thursday, Feb. 25, the team competed against Lake Howell High School, and was successful...

On Dec. 4 during the varsity boys basketball game against the Oviedo High School Lions, varsity coach Mike Cuff motivates and instructs players on what to do during the game. “I think the boys have really bonded and have come together,” Cuff said. “The coaches challenged them and they have responded.”

Boys basketball shows a promising season

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

During the winter sports season, boys’ basketball is front and center. Their games attract big crowds and for good reason. As of Jan. 25, the varsity team had an impressive record of 7-1 for the month,...

S.A.L.T. members smile for a photo during their October meeting. Together they built their leadership skills, and grew together.

Brantley’s Got S.A.L.T.

Rylee Malloy, Staff Reporter December 15, 2020

Brantley S.A.L.T. stands for Student Athletic Leadership Team. They are a group of student athletes who were selected by their coaches for demonstrating leadership qualities, a positive attitude, and...

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