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Senior Samantha Bowron hits the ball over the net during a game.

Girls varsity volleyball serves up the season

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor October 16, 2023

The girls varsity volleyball team started their season in August and are on the way to the district playoffs on Oct. 17 and 19. The district playoffs could take the girls to regionals, and then possibly...

Freshman Carys Horve does a tempo run at Sanlando Parkto to practice for a meet on Sep. 9.

The race has just begun

Amelia Galliford and Kingston Lareau September 8, 2023

On Aug. 19, the school’s cross country season officially kicked off. The start of the cross country season is exciting for all runners; it is when training and getting ready is most crucial. The preparation...

On Aug. 25, Lake Brantley lost their home opener to Oviedo 60-47

Friday night lights just began, but might be dimming

Nairie De Gregory, Gauge Spurlock, and Ruby Ferrell September 6, 2023

Friday night lights shone brightly on Aug. 25th when the varsity football team played their first home game of the season against Oviedo High School. The team trailed throughout all four quarters, and...

Senior catcher Kylie Strott leading her team to yet another victory.

Pressure and performance

Madalyn Propst, Staff Reporter April 28, 2023

The 2023 Lady Patriots varsity softball team is breaking records this season, ranking second in the state and number 28 in the nation. The team boasts an impressive record of 19-3 overall and 6-0 with...

Before inviting the incoming freshman class on Feb. 8, cheerleaders got ready for their Patriot Preview Performance. “The team I performed with was our gameday competition team and we performed at this to try to make the incoming students excited to go to Brantley,” senior Kiley Johnson said. “Our performance went well and we got a lot of energy from the people attending, which was cool.”

Patriot Preview

Makayla Martindale, Julia Hubbell, and Avery Ranum February 14, 2023

On Feb. 8, the school held a welcome event for the incoming freshmen class. Patriot Preview featured performances from a variety of group on campus including drumline, dance, chorus and the step team....

At a meet, senior lifter Mary Bonnett’s teammates watch on as she begins to lift. “I hope that by the end of the season I will be able to bench my bodyweight,” Bonnett said. “I also hope that I make it to regionals and that [the school] can get first at districts.”

Girls weightlifting hits a strong stride

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor January 16, 2023

Since the start of their season in Nov., the girls weightlifting team has been riding a wave of team unity and excitement. Stocked with high hopes and an eagerness to succeed, the team is experiencing...

On Dec. 2, senior Nolan Moran and junior Jadon Thayer watch as senior Eric Vandendriessche attempts to make a point in the game against Lyman. The game ended with the Patriots victorious with a score of 61-35, 19 of those points scored by Vandendriessche. “He [Vandendriessche] is averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds a game,” varsity boys basketball coach Mike Cuff said. “He has been a big part of our success.”

‘This is the best start in history’: boys basketball boasts triumphant season

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2023

Besides exciting games, the varsity boys' basketball team is known for one core thing: winning. The team is currently ranked number one in the district and are the defending district champion entering...

Senegal vs. England Quarterfinal at the 2022 World Cup, where England won 3-0.

Qatar world cup 2022: was it worth the wait?

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter December 20, 2022

Less than a month ago the 2022 World Cup in Qatar came to a close with Argentina lifting the Cup in front of millions around the globe. It is no secret that this World Cup has been filled with controversy...

The fall sport season traditionally runs from the beginning of August to the end of October.

Fall sports collection

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2022

Beginning practices over the summer, many school teams prepared for the 2022 fall sports season. Football, golf, swim, bowling and volleyball all put in many hours of practice, leading to successful seasons....

Girls volleyball went to districts on the week of Oct. 17. With many weeks of preparation, the Patriots were able to secure the district level win.

Girls’ volleyball dominates districts

Trinidy Kev, Staff Reporter October 28, 2022

On the week of Oct. 17, the girls varsity volleyball team prepared for a series of games that would aid in their journey to possibly win the 2022 Girls Volleyball District Tournament. These matches required...

Lake Brantley swimmers practicing for their swim meets; such as the SAC championship were the girls took 1st place.

Girls swimming take the cake at SAC championship

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter October 28, 2022

On Oct.7, the Lake Brantley Girls swimming team competed in the SAC Championship and fought hard to clinch the number one spot. The girls swam like fish to out pace their competitors. The overall win boosted...

Senior Sofia Krstolic poses in front of her house wearing her future college T-shirt. It was posted to her Instagram as the official announcement of her verbal commitment.

Committed to Carolina

Trinidy Kev, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

Many student athletes struggle to get scouted in order to continue to play their sport at the collegiate level. However, this was not a problem for senior Sofia Krstolic, as she started to take swimming...

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