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Senior Mya Mendoza poses in front of the welcome sign for Daytona State College, where she has recently announced her commitment to.

Committed to the future

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter January 21, 2022

Applying for college and inevitably getting a decision is an exceptionally draining process. Over 4 million students submit college applications through Common App, an all-in-one college application service....

Down multiple players, the junior varsity girls basketball team invited junior varsity soccer players to play against Forest Lake Academy. I am pretty happy with the performance throughout the game, junior Adriana Sylvia said. Every player put in their all and didnt give up, which I truly appreciate.

From field to court

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor January 7, 2022

On Jan. 6, the junior varsity girls basketball team faced off against Forest Lake Academy. After an intense game, the Lady Patriots secured a win, ending the game 27-20. However, the girls basketball team...

Team members watch competitors eagerly from the sidelines, hoping for a win.

Girls’ wrestling takes the mat

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter January 7, 2022

On Jan. 5, the boys junior varsity, boys varsity, and girls wrestling teams participated in the Dual Districts Wrestling Tournament at Timber Creek High School. This tournament provided many opportunities...

The girls varsity soccer team’s season is off to a successful start, as they are 4-1-1 and, for the first time in seven years, beat Lake Mary High School on Nov. 16. “It was an explosion of emotions,” senior and co-team captain Madison Jones said. “It was great for the school and it’s always nice to have bragging rights over Lake Mary.”

More than a sport

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor December 13, 2021

As the girls varsity soccer season progresses, the team has gone 4-1-1, currently placing them as the number one rank in the 7A D3 district. In hopes to uphold last year’s title of District Champions,...

Although making such an important decision at a young age may appear daunting, Laila N’Diaye’s commitment to Florida State University is unwavering. “I chose to commit to FSU because I knew I wanted to stay in Florida, play on a good team, and have a well rounded education, so FSU was a perfect choice for me,” said N’Diaye.

Laila N’Diaye: continuing collegiate

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

While many athletes commit to a multitude of divisions to play college sports, significantly fewer have the opportunity to be recruited to Division 1 colleges to pursue their passion. However, senior and...

Senior Queens and Junior Jokers set up for one of the first plays of the Powderpuff game on Nov. 3. The first and only points of the game were scored by senior Maddie Jones 12 minutes and 46 seconds into the first half.

Queens rule the Jokers in powderpuff

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor November 11, 2021

On Nov. 3, the Senior Queens ruled the Junior Jokers 6-0 in a friendly game of flag football known as Powderpuff. The stands at Darvin Boothe Stadium were packed full of supporters to see the captivating...

After taking the win, the student section crowds around the teammates to celebrate their win.  This spawned a moment of celebration and a swarm of plaid patterned pants.

Girls varsity volleyball puts the Huskies to sleep

Brooke Holland, Editor in chief September 28, 2021

The Sep. 16 volleyball game was set as a pajama-themed night, leading to the gym being decked out in animal onesies and plaid pj’s. Holding onto their undefeated title of this season, the varsity team...

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...

The home football game on the night of August 27th was the varsity game against Hagerty High school. Coach Delfiacco spoke to junior Braxton Woodson to direct the game, the Patriots were declared the winners by the end of the end of the night.

Hagerty football game

Ashley Weston, Reporter August 30, 2021

The first home game of the school year was a success as the varsity football team came out with a win against Hagerty High School. With a final score of 34 to 27, the varsity football team kicks off the...

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...

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