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Dance Marathon participants high five other participants during the start of the event last year. Maximus Shurr, Dance Marathon executive committee member and junior, said the overall support and awareness raised by this event contributes to its consistent success. (Annie Salter Submitted Photo)

Assistant athletic director, students acknowledge sports as force for good

Alivia Romaniuk April 12, 2021

Assistant athletic director Jeff Hester has one memory that stands out when thinking about sports as a force of good in the world. “In 2015, when I was the athletic director at Columbus North, our...

Trinity Griffin, varsity cheerleader and senior, cheers for the varsity basketball team at a home game in March. She said one of the biggest challenges to being a student athlete is trying to maintain grades at school while performing for a sport. Although she said she values her grades, she said she prioritizes her mental health over her school work and grades.

Student athletes, counselor share experiences, perspectives on balancing school, life

Hannah Baer April 10, 2021

Bing Hudson, Varsity Men’s track runner and senior is a busy student athlete. He says that the best way that he manages his stress is to find a balance.  “I just try to balance things as much as...

Sophomore Everett Carlisle watches a game from the March Madness tournament at home on his TV. Carlisle said if he had  an opportunity to go to one of the games in-person he would take it.

Q&A with students on March Madness

Andrew Caito March 18, 2021

Do you plan on attending a game since the NCAA Tournament is all in Indiana this year? Do you want to go watch a game? Why? Have you before?  Who do you think will win and why?  And...

WARMING UP: 
Lily Rose, varsity women's track and field team member and junior, runs a lap as a part of her  warmup. Rose said she thinks cross country has developed a supportive culture to help any girls who may be struggling with body image issues.

Female athletes, coaches share experiences with body image, expectations of what athletes should look like

Kaitlyn Loper March 16, 2021

Lily Rose, varsity women’s track and field team member and junior, has only had one experience in which someone approached her about her weight. Rose said, “I’m a very skinny person and as a runner,...

PITCH PERFECT:  
Daniel Cunningham, varsity baseball player and junior, practices pitching indoors. Cunningham said practices have been more difficult during the pandemic due to more baseball fields and training facilities being closed.

Athletes, coaches consider challenges in spring sports after long hiatus due to COVID-19

Jillian Moore March 14, 2021

School administrators canceled most spring sports last year due to COVID-19. Coaches and athletes have had to adjust to limited practice times and limited access to sports facilities while athletics phase...

Athletic trainer Chad Bergman helps to adhere tape on an athlete to help prevent future injuries. Bergman said, Bergman said he likes his job as an athletic trainer primarily because it allows him to dwell on his love of both sports and helping others.

In light of National Athletic Training month, students, trainers discuss importance of its role in shaping athletes

Hannah Baer March 12, 2021

Athletic trainer and senior Jessica Frazer, has helped out with the men’s basketball team and the women’s soccer teams. She said her responsibilities vary.  “I am in charge of monitoring injuries...

CHS Men’s Basketball defeats Warren Central as Women’s Cheerleading thrills

Andrew Caito February 22, 2021

Women's Sideline cheer thrills in the biggest crowd they have had since COVID-19 hit last March. While Peter Suder led CHS with 26 points against Warren Central, the crowd's reactions helped the team cheer....

Riley Pennington, member of the women’s basketball team and senior, passes a basketball to a teammate during a game. She said she thinks the demographics of Carmel explain why there may be underrepresentation of blacks in some sports at CHS.

Athletics at this school increasing in Black representation, reflecting national trends

Alivia Romaniuk February 16, 2021

February is Black History Month, dedicated to remembering and celebrating those who paved the way for today’s society, breaking deeply-rooted racial barriers. Arguably some of the most groundbreaking...

Maddie Quigley,
women’s soccer
player and junior,
prepares to kick
the ball during
a match against
North Central.
Quigley said she
has missed three
seasons due to
hip surgeries.
She said, “Missing soccer
is definitely very
draining ... It’s
very hard to
watch people
play and not be
able to.

Athletes, trainers reflect on experiences with surgeries, recovery process

Austin Guo February 14, 2021

Swimmer and senior Brooke Zurcher knew something was wrong when she was training with the swim team. Her heart was beating unusually fast during workouts. When she consulted a cardiologist, her cardiologist...

ROUTINE RIDE: Clare Leedke, horseback rider and sophomore, controls her horse on a practice ride. According to Leedke, controlling a galloping horse while riding is much harder than a traditional trail ride.

Q&A with Clare Leedke, horseback rider and sophomore

Leah Tan February 9, 2021

How’d you start horseback riding? I always wanted to ride when I was younger, I’m not sure why I wanted to (ride) so bad, but I apparently just always wanted to ride horses. My parents put off getting...

Sophomore Gavin Owens celebrates during a playoff football game before the Super Bowl. The game Owens watched was between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orlean Saints, in which the Buccaneers won and will play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7th.

CHS students predict their Super Bowl winners, share plans for game day

Andrew Caito February 8, 2021

Sophomore Braden Thomson - “I think the Chiefs are going to win. Tyreek [Hill] and Patrick Mahomes are too good to be stopped in the end, especially after what they did to the Bucs in the first game...

Men’s varsity wrestling match against Hamilton Southeastern canceled

Aniket Biswal January 21, 2021

The men’s varsity wrestling match against Hamilton Southeastern on Jan. 20 was canceled. Head Coach Ed Pendoski said he was not given the formal reason for the cancellation and he had no control over...

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