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Breaking the norm

Breaking the norm

Jessica Sinclair, Staff Reporter December 15, 2023

Being a freshman on a varsity team is a huge accomplishment, but achieving this with little experience is an anomaly. Jada Luke played basketball for just one year before earning a spot on the Cy Woods...

Team of the issue: Volleyball

Team of the issue: Volleyball

Jessica Sinclair, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

The women’s varsity volleyball team places high in district play and brings home wins consistently. Despite this, due to the timing of their season, volleyball is oftentimes overshadowed by the hustle...

Players stand at attention to the pre game coin toss

All gas no breaks

Hunter Mancuso, Copy Editor January 5, 2022

All gas no breaks. That's the motto to live by when starting something new. Hit the ground running. An entire highschool football team had to live by that when going through something they hadn't seen...

The Iranian and Moroccan Mens National Teams playing against each other during the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Downfall of the World’s Best

Evan Hull, Business Manager January 5, 2022

Throughout the years, soccer clubs around the world have blessed us with some of the best soccer the world has ever seen. From generational powerhouses to one time wonders, teams have made strides and...

Xander McWhorter and the water polo team at the CFISD Natatorium

Cy Woods student wins Oustanding USA Water Polo All-American Award

Esteban Garcia, Co Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2021

Water Polo is one of the only professional games that can be played in a pool. Water polo is one of the fastest growing sports across high schools. It ranks sixth for boys according to the National Federation...

Leonard at his commitment trip to Fordham University

Highschool Stars: Duke Leonard

Hunter Mancuso, Copy Editor September 24, 2021

The majority of people who go to Cypress Woods High School have heard of Duke Leonard. He’s a towering football player who is loved by most. Leonard's fans had a chance to support him by nominating Leonard...

Highschool Stars: Tristan Russell

Highschool Stars: Tristan Russell

Hunter Mancuso, reporter May 24, 2021

Success takes work. It's not an easy process. So when you see success, you know whoever it is has worked to earn it. That's the case with high school baseball phenom Tristan Russell.   Russell...

Bankers Life Fieldhouse gets prepared for March Madness

March Madness: A tale of underdogs and Cinderella stories

Evan Hull April 1, 2021

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, better known as March Madness, or the Big Dance, is probably the most captivating college sports tournament around. Happening every March and April, the Tournament...

NFL players who were signed to different teams during the off-season

Top NFL off-season moves

Esteban Garcia, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

This year hasn’t been as great as the past years when it comes to talking about the NFL free-agency. The salary cap was set at $182.5 million dollars, while during the 2020 off-season it was at $198.2...

Signing Day at the Woods

Esteban Garcia, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2021

Playing sports at the collegiate level is something that you don’t hear very often. Only about seven percent of athletes from high school go play their sport at the next level. This year at Cypress Woods...

The biggest Super Bowl let down of all time

The biggest Super Bowl let down of all time

Hunter Mancuso, Staff Reporter March 1, 2021

By: Hunter Mancuso February 12 2021       Super Bowl 55 had what seemed to be the two best quarterbacks the game has to offer right now, so you'd expect a slug fest of nothing...

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Way too early 2021 NFL predictions

Hunter Mancuso January 25, 2021

The 2021 season is bound to look a lot different than the 2020 season. With a few quarterbacks retiring and a whole new set of quarterbacks coming in, teams are set to change this offseason, some for the...

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