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Welcome new Volleyball coach

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Smoky Hill continues to grow each year, and with it the necessity for additional staff. We are pleased to welcome Scott Nugent (also known as “Nuge”) as our new girls’ volleyball coach. Nugent has been playing volleyball for 30 years and has been coaching at “no limits” (Volleyball foundation)...

Why I Chose Lacrosse Over Baseball

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Sports

After years of preparation to get to a point to compete for a spot on our high school baseball team, including playing spring and summer ball my freshmen year, continuing in the Smoky Hill baseball program wasn't just an option anymore. It was a necessity. To get a chance at playing time, there were...

Concussions in Football

Concussions in Football

Issac Rodriguez, Editor
November 19, 2015
Filed under Sports

Junior Maurice Wyatt took a bad hit to his head during football practice, and as a result he received a concussion. Due to Wyatt’s concussion he missed four football games.  A concussion is a brain injury that can be caused by a blow to the head, or jolt to the head explained in "Heads Up: Concussio...

Mr. Puga Makes Himself Known

AJ Olsen, Staffer
September 17, 2015
Filed under Academics

It’s not a secret that Smoky Hill’s new principal, Mr. Puga, has made an appearance to almost all of the fall sports and activities so far this school year. He was there to encourage students to follow their dreams and to get them prepared to leave the nest. “I think it’s important to support all k...

Freshman on Varsity

Freshman on Varsity

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer
May 24, 2015
Filed under Sports

Being on Varsity for any sport or team can be an honor for which players deserves recognition. Players will be placed on a certain team based on their level of skill and sometimes with the exception of the grade the student is in (junior or senior). Freshman would have to really prove their worth ...

Stay healthy and active

Stay healthy and active

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Academics

Girls on the Run is a program to help improve the way young girls feel about themselves, and build their confidence. Written in a 9News article a recent study by the British Medical Journal found the regular to vigorous exercise improves’ teens academic performance and involves young girls in science. Physical...

Final Four

Kade Reed, Staffer
April 2, 2015
Filed under Sports

The final four games are on Saturday April 4th in Indianapolis,Ind. The teams in the Final Four are Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, and Michigan State. All teams are 1-seeds except for Michigan State which is a 7-seed. Kentucky coached by John Calipari will play Wisconsin which is coached by Bo Ryan at...

A Day in Lacrosse Shoes

A Day in Lacrosse Shoes

Loralee Bandy, Staffer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Smoky girls varsity lacrosse team meets each school day for practice on the Laredo Track Field from 3:15 to 5:15pm. The team does so in order to be in shape, develop skills in the sport, and work on plays for games against other teams. The players do this through various drills and activities. “First,...

Smoky’s first female baseball player

Smoky’s first female baseball player

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer
March 5, 2015
Filed under Check This Out!, Sports

Freshman Emilie Roberts, a Smoky Hill High School varsity softball and now baseball player who is advanced in her skills and knowledge of the game both baseball and softball who doesn’t look for any kind of special privileges. “She (Emilie) is an extremely hard worker, she has taken on this chall...

800 Yard Freestyle Relay Record Broken

800 Yard Freestyle Relay Record Broken

Ivory Brallier, Staffer
March 1, 2015
Filed under Check This Out!, Sports

Former Smoky student and current University of California Bear, Caroline Piehl and her Four woman swim team broke the American and NCAA record of the 800 yard freestyle relay on Wednesday, February 25. But this is not Caroline’s first success as a swimmer. According to Scott Cohen, activities...

Smoky vs. Grandview

Smoky vs. Grandview

Loralee Bandy, Staffer
February 12, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Girls Varsity Basketball team has a game against Grandview today, Wednesday, Feb 11, in Smoky’s own West Gym at 7:00pm. “The audience can expect us to put everything we have on the court,” states Junior Vanessa Ruby, who plays number 13 guard on the team. “We don’t have weaknesses. We...

College Football Championship

College Football Championship

Kade Reed, Staffer
January 8, 2015
Filed under Sports

The College football championship is on Monday, January 12th, at 6:30 on ESPN. Ohio State who defeated Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl will play Oregon who defeated Florida State 59-20 in the Rose Bowl. These teams will play in the first ever college football playoff which has been requested by fa...

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