Best of SNO High School Edition

A Ball, a Team, a War and a Dream

A Ball, a Team, a War and a Dream

Anthony Kristensen, Francis Howell North High School

November 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

He’s a stocky man, sporting a Barcelona soccer jersey with the name “MESSI” and the number 10 printed on the back. He greets everyone he encounters with a smile on his face, living life to the fullest. However, as he sits at a Panera Bread Company table in St. Louis, he knows that this is not home....

Freshman Football Gets Diversified

Freshman Football Gets Diversified

Max Becker, Sahuaro High School

November 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sierra Garbarino is stepping from the sideline to the 50-yard line. Sierra, a freshman, is the only current female on the 2016-2017 Freshman Football team. She recently graduated from Magee Middle School, and has been a cheerleader for the past 10 years. She claims that while she was on the sideline...

Despite adversity, Zoeller’s hopes for the season remain high

Despite adversity, Zoeller’s hopes for the season remain high

Sasha Milbeck, Homestead High School

November 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It's the second quarter of a nail-biting football game: Whitefish Bay is up, 21-20, yet Homestead has the ball. All of a sudden, Eric Zoeller, senior quarterback, is tackled and falls to the ground, only to have an opposing player land directly on him. A moment passes and the fallen quarterback rises,...

Defining the female Olympian

Defining the female Olympian

Michael Moonjely, Iowa City West High School

November 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Like most Olympics, the 2016 Rio games did not escape controversy. Amongst the gold medal moments, the world saw Hope Solo call the Women’s Swedish soccer team cowards, Russian athletes get disqualified for doping and the US Olympic Committee ban Ryan Lochte for ten months. However, South African middle-distance...

ASP varsity boys soccer and Association Pierre Claver battle to tie in first-ever matchup

ASP varsity boys soccer and Association Pierre Claver battle to tie in first-ever matchup

Susie Pieper, Jess Schot and Hugo Ward, American School of Paris

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

VAUCRESSON, France — The Association Pierre Claver soccer team battled the American School of Paris boys varsity soccer team in a match Monday at the ASP home pitch at Stade de la Marche, ending in a hard-fought tie, 3-3. The teams met at 4 p.m. on a brisk but sunny afternoon. From the beginning,...

‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway

‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Shalhevet High School

October 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

Competition, anxiety and many lost hours of homework are all hallmarks of Fantasy Football, but it seems students at Shalhevet have fallen for it as hard as the rest of the country. Once an activity whose members gathered on Sundays around the living room TV with magazines, notepads and pizza, Fantasy...

Softball and Volleyball teams honor veterans by joining the Heroes on Helmets program

Softball and Volleyball teams honor veterans by joining the Heroes on Helmets program

Grant Aden, Parkway West High School

September 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

To honor fallen veterans, the girls softball team joined the Heroes on Helmets program, a nationwide initiative that commemorates veterans who perished in action by displaying memorial stickers on players helmets. West is one of eight schools from across the nation participating in the program. “My...

Assistant principal reflects on athletic equality at the Mill

Assistant principal reflects on athletic equality at the Mill

Spencer Dawson, Starr's Mill High School

September 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

This summer, on June 28, historical athletic figure Pat Summitt passed away from early onset dementia. During her time as a collegiate women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, she had an overall record of 1,098 wins and 208 loses, 16 Southeastern Conference championships, 16 SEC Tournament...