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Sports in 2020

How Coronavirus has shaped sports around the world
October 29, 2020

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped pretty much every aspect of society in 2020. From festivals to presidential debates, it is clear that the impact that COVID-19 has had on society...

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16

The Cy Woods Junior Varsity Soccer team playing against Bridgeland High School
Predictions and what to expect from the knockout stages
February 27, 2020

The world’s most pristine soccer competition returns this February, with the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League commencing. With 16 teams left, Europe’s top teams fight it out to earn one...

When Should Red Cards Be Used?

Thomas Linke of Red Bull Salzburg is shown a red card after committing a foul.
A guide to when the dreaded punishment should be used
January 16, 2020

In soccer, a red card is used when a player commits a foul that is deemed "unsportsmanlike" or "too dangerous" to another player. Most red card fouls are a result of dirty tackles or violent play. In fact,...

An overview of the UEFA Champions League Draw

An overview of what may become an exciting year for European Soccer.
September 4, 2019

This past Thursday, UEFA held their annual UEFA Champions League draw. This draw determines which teams play who in the group stage, with the top two advancing to the knockout rounds while the third-placed...

Why VAR Is Necessary

VAR logo
How VAR affects soccer
May 22, 2019

VAR, or Video Assistant Referee, is an review system in soccer which reviews plays that may or may not count, like a goal. It has had some mixed feelings since it was introduced at the 2018 FIFA World...

National Signing Day

Carson Danner (QB) , one of the athletes who signed to play college football
Wildcat athletes sign their letters of intent to play sports at the college level
May 2, 2019

National signing day is traditionally the first day that high school senior athletes can sign a letter of intent for a collegiate sport in the NCAA. Every year, multiple athletes from Cy Woods sign to...

QandA with Kelly Hines

Hines standing in front of McNeese University
I sat down with the Cy Woods Varsity Soccer goalie
May 1, 2019

Q: How do you feel about this soccer season? A:  I love this soccer season because it’s been really fun. I love this team. They are so much fun to be around, and we’ve been winning. It’s been...

Person Of The Week: Coach Trocquet

Person Of The Week: Coach Trocquet
Head girls soccer coach Amy Trocquet
March 9, 2018

For the girl’s soccer team, the 2017-18 season has been one for the books. Their current undefeated record reflects their hard work and 212 mindsets. Leading these athletes to success is Head Girls...

Girls’ Soccer v. Jersey Village

Sophomore Taylor Sims prepares to pass the ball during the game against Jersey Village.
pictures from the February 20th game with Jersey Village
February 21, 2018

Kicking Off the Season

Credit to the Cy Woods Yearbook
varsity boys soccer schedule
December 13, 2017

Date              Time             Opponent 2/2/2018,  @7:30 PM,   Cypress Ranch Soccer, at Cy Woods 2/6/2018,  @7:30 PM,   Cy Ridge Soccer, at Cy Ridge 2/9/2018,  @7:30 PM, ...

Top Pics from Signing Day

 Miranda Carrasco signs her national letter of intent to Mississippi State.
two seniors sign national letters of intent
November 8, 2017

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