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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...

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...

The girls Junior Varsity soccer team beat Lyman on Dec. 9. The final score was 3-1.

JV girl’s soccer team beats Lyman

Kyra Martin, Staff Reporter December 11, 2020

On the chilly evening of Dec. 10, the JV girl’s soccer team took to the field and played a victorious game against Lyman High School.  Relying on their ability to communicate with one another across...

On Monday, Oct. 19, members of the girls’ golf team pose in the fairway section of the course in Gainesville, FL. The players had a great season and made it all the way to regional finals. The girls remain hopeful that they will have an even better season next year.

Up to par

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

The girls’ golf team excelled this season. The team experienced many struggles due to COVID-19, from missing players to later start dates mandated by the state. Despite these setbacks, the players persevered....

Junior Frans Louis Guinto takes a serve on the tennis court.

On the tennis court: Frans Louis Guinto

Julia Moon, News Editor October 31, 2020

As a tennis player, junior Frans Louis Guinto’s philosophy is that practice leads to improvement. Playing on a court that tests both endurance and the player’s game strategy, the sport of tennis is...

he varsity football game against West Orange was a Pink Out game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink shirts were sold at the game and on campus, and pink beaded necklaces were handed out by the varsity cheerleading team during the game.

West Orange football game

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

On Friday Oct. 23, Tom Storey Field came alive to host the varsity football game against the West Orange Warriors. This was the sixth game for the varsity team and one of the last home games of the season,...

Sophomore Sienna Banangada lines up her shot at the district meet at Ocala on Oct. 12. This meet qualified them for the regional’s meet on Oct. 19. This was an exciting moment caught on camera by Coach Peggy Leis.

Girl’s golf plays regionals.

Kaiden Bittinger, Staff Reporter October 25, 2020

As a nice closing to the season, the girl’s golf team qualified for the regionals meet held at Gainesville on Oct.19. This marks the first time girls golf have ever qualified for regionals. Although...

Seattle Storm player Breanna Stewart smiles during her game against the Dallas Wings on Aug. 19, 2018. Before 2020, this was one of the last WNBA games she participated in, due to the injury she sustained while playing in Russia in 2019.

Gender Disparity: A Constant Foul for Professional Basketball

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor October 9, 2020

If you have been paying attention to sports during these last few months, you would know all about the National Basketball Association (NBA) Bubble and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)...

This year marks the second time the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise won the Stanley Cup. The NHL team, established in 1992, was awarded their first Stanley Cup in 2004.

Lightning improve despite global pandemic

Julia Moon, News Editor October 6, 2020
Since 1983, the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been the annual NHL championship, with the championship trophy being awarded to the playoff winner of the Cup Finals. Since the start of this season’s run, the Lightning has eliminated their 2019 Stanley Cup rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who they lost to early on in the championship. Not long after, the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders were defeated by the Lightning, leading to their Eastern Conference title win. 
The student section cheers on the varsity football team on Thursday, Sept. 17. Face masks were encouraged in the stands, but social distancing was not enforced. The varsity football team suffered a narrow loss against Lake Mary High School and the final score was 15-14.

How safe are sports?

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor October 4, 2020

On Aug. 31, following the approval of the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA), the county announced that sports teams were officially allowed to practice for their upcoming games. According...

During the game against Dr. Phillips High School on March 4, freshman Jordan Sanchez slides to catch the ball from the catcher to tag out the runner.  “It’s a great feeling to know when you are helping your team out in any way, shape or form,”  Sanchez said.

Junior varsity baseball is divided into two teams

Joelle Wittig, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2020

When 30 students made the junior varsity baseball team, the coaches knew they had to divide the players into two teams: white and grey. Each was composed of 15 students, split up based on their positions...

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