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Winter Guard takes first place at competition

Winter Guard takes first place at competition

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The crowd cheers. They did it again - another first place. Yet the winning team is nowhere to be found. This scenario took place on Feb. 2, when winter guard took first place in Scholastic AA at the Edwardsville High School Winter Guard Competition. Not only did the team place first, but they...

Cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Sarah Harris, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the cheerleaders landed their final stunt, they erupted in hugs and cheers. Even though the winners hadn’t been announced yet, they had a feeling that they just won State. And they were right. On Oct. 31, 2017, the cheerleaders earned first place at State, making MHS history as it was the first ...

Fantasy football’s growing popularity

Fantasy football’s growing popularity

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Around 75 million Americans play fantasy football every season, according to the New York Post. American football is by far one of the most popular sports in the United States, and fantasy football only proves that even further. ESPN, NFL, FOX, among many others, are all outlets that allow millions of ...

Section Leaders: Pep band rallies varsity basketball team

Section Leaders: Pep band rallies varsity basketball team

Sarah Harris, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the time ticks down in the fourth quarter, tension builds. Five: the Mustangs dribble the ball down the court. Four: they drive to the basket. Three: they pass to the open person on the three point line. Two: he shoots. One: he scores! As the crowd cheers, the faint sounds of “Firework” by...

Following their footsteps: Siblings share sports

Following their footsteps: Siblings share sports

Greg Svirnovskiy, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

When Haley Downs, senior, stepped out onto the field for her first field hockey practice of the season, something felt different. Haley’s sister, Maddie, a freshman, was on the field with her, her first ever MHS practice. “It’s really cool because we’re kind of inseparable,” Haley said. “We...

Superbowl LII Preview

Superbowl LII Preview

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

On Feb. 4, all eyes will be on Minneapolis to witness the biggest sports event of the year: Super Bowl LII. More than 100 million people are projected to watch Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. The spotlight is all on them. Two teams. One game. So which team...

Montgomery Madness: Small Pointer Piles on the Points

Montgomery Madness: Small Pointer Piles on the Points

Abhijit Srirangam, Production Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Small forward Jason Montgomery, junior, dominates the basketball court with his offensive game as he currently has a total of 383 points this season over 19 games. In the Mustangs’ most recent game against Kirkwood on Jan. 30, Montgomery scored 29 points, and the team won 58-57. In the team’s...

Rock climbing club finds success in competitions

Rock climbing club finds success in competitions

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

“Every month we have a competition,” Jason Schibler, junior, said. “We compete to see who has the overall better climbers.” On Jan. 19, the rock climbing club won their competition and Schibler recently won in the advanced category for the men. MHS has competed in three competitions and has...

The NFL Concussion Problem

The NFL Concussion Problem

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Opinions, Sports

For the second time in two seasons, Cam Newton is at the center of the NFL concussion controversy. During an NFC Wild Card game, Newton took a nasty hit that left him shaken to the point that he was barely able to stumble off the field. Return seemed impossible, until Newton miraculously trotted bac...

Running for it: New years resolutions take off

Greg Svirnovskiy, Editor in Chief

January 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

It's a cultural phenomenon. As soon as the ball drops in New York City and the clock hits 12, the New Year resolutions began. For Imai Anabayan, senior, this means a never-ending cycle of running and weights. So far, he has gone to the gym every day since the first, to fulfill his goals of building muscle tone ...

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