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Tanking Time

Oakland Raiders' defender tackles Miami Dolphins' running back Reggie Bush on September 16, 2012

JustinP, Online Editor

November 8, 2019

Through half of the NFL season, teams are starting to find out who they are and what their plans are for the future. While some teams have real aspirations for a Super Bowl, there are a decent amount of organizations who are now more focused on getting the futures next best player in the upcoming NFL...

Column on the Houston Astros

Alex Bregman shows dissapproval for strike out called on him on March 2.

Hunter Mancuso, Journalism 1 reporter

November 7, 2019

The 2019 season was a magical season for the Houston Astros. With a franchise record of 107 wins this year and almost every single player having a career year, this was the team to beat. That is until the team stepped under the lights of the World Series. After a shaky previous two rounds of the pla...

The Dynasty that never falls

Tom Brady gets ready to throw a pass against the New York Jets

CooperG, Staff reporter

November 4, 2019

Ever since Tom Brady played his first game as a New England Patriot, they have been the top dogs in the NFL. The Patriots have the longest active consecutive playoff appearance streak, ten seasons in a row and counting. They have also won the Superbowl six times in the last 17 years. Even now with a ...

The Madden Curse

Tom Brady on the cover of Madden, an American football video game.

EstebanG, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

Injuries are associated with many players when it comes to the NFL, but there are a certain group of athletes who get hurt from something they can’t stop. Madden is a video game over the NFL allowing people to play as their favorite teams. Players who do an excellent job from the previous year can ...

The Gold Rush

The San Francisco 49ers huddles up before they ran a play against the Green Bay Packers

CooperG, staff reporter

November 1, 2019

Last year the San Francisco 49ers were one of the worst teams in the league, and going into the season nobody in their right mind thought that the 49ers would be one of the best teams in the league, let alone the best team in the AFC.  One of the reasons why the 49ers are playing completely differen...

Texans Versus Colts

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Darius Leonard tackles Houston Texans Wide Receiver Deandre Hopkins after a reception.

EvanH, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Houston Texans traveled to Indianapolis to face the Colts, who were on a two game winning streak after losing to the Raiders in week three. The Texans were coming in with a surprise win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The game was going to decide who would lead the AFC South, and t...

NBA Awards predictions

The logo of the NBA, who is former Los Angeles point guard Jerry West

CooperG, staff reporter

October 24, 2019

The Golden state warriors have fallen, and with them gone new teams can finally claim the throne. With the balance of power in the league finally leveled, there are new opportunities for players to make a name for themselves. I am going to predict what players are going to take this opportunity and win...

NFL sends message to all players of the league

NFL sends message to all players of the league

EstebanG, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2019

On Sept. 29, the Oakland Raiders and the Indianapolis Colts played against each other for a hard wanting victory for both teams. In the second quarter, Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who plays for the Raiders, hit Jack Doyle, a tight end for the Colts. After the play, the referees quickly threw their fl...

Perfect Beginning

Nationals Stadium during the 2019 National League Game

EvanH, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2019

With an end to an exciting and nail-biting 2019 season, the Major League Baseball postseason began on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The postseason began with the National League Wildcard game where the Milwaukee Brewers took on the Washington Nationals. After such an exciting season, the average fan would expect no...

King of the Woods

Associate Principal Dirk Heath rallies the crowd with the use of a megaphone at varsity football game against Cy-Ridge on September 27

JustinP, Online Editor

October 17, 2019

Students at Cy Woods know the name Mr. Dirk Heath, but do they really understand the man cheering at the football games, telling you the announcements, and bringing the best energy to school everyday?  Mr. Heath was brought to Cy Woods around eight years ago after he got a call from principal Mr....

Unexpecting stars of fantasy football

NFL logo

Cooper Griffin, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

QB-Lamar Jackson Who else but Baltimore Ravens Lamar “Action” Jackson. Coming into the season Jackson was widely considered a solid backup Quarterback in fantasy, but nobody predicted he would turn into one of the best Quarterbacks in the league. So far this year he is the second best quarterback in f...

Week 2 reflections

Cam Newton cheering for his team

JustinP, Online Editor

September 16, 2019

Carolina Panthers: After a rough week one for the Cam “Superman” Newton, most thought he would pull off a bounce back performance playing at home against the Jameis Winston led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, things didn't turn out that way. Newton threw only 48% from the field and it eventuall...

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