Member of Champions Together club helps students with disabilities via sports, wishes more people would volunteer

Champions Together members from CHS and Center Grove play basketball in the Fieldhouse during halftime of the men’s game. President and senior Sophie Gates said, “I know a good amount of people that would not only do well in Champions Together but would really enjoy it and I would love if they volunteered.”

Daniel Kim

January 23, 2020

For Sophie Gates, Champions Together president and senior, volunteering for Champions Together has been a big part of her high school career ever since her freshman year and she said she is happy with the progress it has made. She said, “Champions Together has made a huge difference in not only our a...

Follow the signs: CHS students use ASL beyond classroom in sports

Senior Taylor Gallagher signed to the girls on the deaf cheer team that she coaches to smile. Gallagher said learning ASL at the school has helped her communicate with her team, although it is still not always easy.

Olivia Childress

February 22, 2019

Senior Taylor Gallagher saw herself in the cheerleaders as they flipped through the air. Having cheered for seven years, she knew what was required from an assistant coach. But as familiar as she was with the sport, there was one large difference between her past experiences with cheer and the one th...

CHS athletes and coaches discuss the effect of outspoken parents on the players

Coach Conway crouches from the sidelines and instructs players on the field while the rest of the team watches. The men's lacrosse team is 10-5-0 for the season.

Kelly Truax

May 18, 2017

"When I was reffing one game, I was the center ref, I was the only ref, and this one lady wouldn’t stop screaming at me. This mom, she would yell at every call I made. She told me that I needed to check the rule book. I actually witnessed one time when I was co-reffing with someone and I was a sidel...

HORSING AROUND: CHS horseback riders discuss the challenges of working in tandem with another animal

Junior Evie Heffern trains with her horse, Casmir, in preparation for a competition. Heffern has been riding horses for six years.

Kelly Truax

April 20, 2017

Noelle Geisler, horse-back rider and sophomore, has been riding horses for five to six years. She first became interested in horseback riding when she attended a friend’s birthday party when she was 5 years old. She said she enjoys the experience because of the bond between a rider and a horse. ...

Student athletes come back better than ever after suffering from major medical problems

“I’m definitely mentally stronger, but I think everyone gets mentally stronger. I mean you have to be mentally strong when you go through chemotherapy, but also I look at life in a whole different perspective now, especially because I wasn’t given that great of a chance to live, and you just get a sense of what’s really important, like family and what’s maybe not that important.” - Matt Cooper

Alina Husain, Reporter

March 17, 2017

For most CHS students, Feb. 16, 2016 was just another normal day, but for Matt Cooper, student athlete and senior, it was a day that would change the rest of his life. On that day, Cooper was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The diagnosis presented Cooper with a low chance of survival, and it...

Learn how diets and nutrition affect CHS athletes

Learn how diets and nutrition affect CHS athletes

Angela Sun

February 23, 2017

At chs, many athletes change their diets to help them attain their athletic and physical goals, which vary from sport to sport. According to Evan Bouillet, varsity cross-country, track and field member and senior, while the cross-country team is advised to consume many carbohydrates before meets, th...

In an ever-changing landscape, advanced statistics are the next big breakthrough in athletics

In an ever-changing landscape, advanced statistics are the next big breakthrough in athletics

Adam Gostomelsky

January 27, 2017

Advanced analytical statistics are perhaps the greatest revolution the sports world has seen in the 21st century. With numerous job openings on professional and college athletic teams for statisticians, as well as various new websites like fivethirtyeight.com and kenpom.com, statistics have come out...

THE COST OF SUCCESS: While varsity athletes excel on the court, it can take a lot of money to get to that level

THE COST OF SUCCESS: While varsity athletes excel on the court, it can take a lot of money to get to that level

Kelly Truax

December 12, 2016

Brooke Grigsby, volleyball player and junior, plays for both the Munciana Volleyball Club and CHS varsity team. Playing at Munciana Volleyball can become costly even before tournaments and practices start. “We have to pay for tryouts; tryouts this year were $500. After tryouts, we have to pay for ...



Ben Traylor and Jess Canaley

November 17, 2016

In most athletic situations at school, families can participate as spectators, watching their sibling or child compete from the sidelines. However, for a few at CHS, being involved in sports is their opportunity to compete and grow with their family members on the same court or field. For these fami...

THE SPECIALISTS: In team sports, there are individual positions that require special skills – these are CHS’s specialists

Goalkeeper and senior Nicole Vohs warms up for a game with her teammates in the background. While on the same team, goalkeepers go through an entirely different warm up than the rest of their teammates. Vohs said there is constant pressure on the goalkeeper during the game. Even though she may be inactive for large amounts of time, the one moment that they need to come up with a big save, they have to be ready.

Kelly Truax, Reporter

October 13, 2016

Goalies, punters and kickers, called “Specialists,” stand out in their sports because they are allowed to perform acts other players aren’t allowed to. Goalies, for example, can use their hands, and kickers and punters use their feet. Along with their position comes specific training, constant ...

In order to gain an edge, many CHS athletes turn to sports psychology for a leg up

Senior Jalen Walker gears up for a game by listening to music. Music is a popular form of mental training, especially before games.

Jess Canaley and Kelly Truax

September 16, 2016

Dr. Ciarán Dalton helps athletes of all levels every day to overcome the mental blocks that often hold them back from reaching their physical goals. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology, which means that in his private practice, which is located in Philadelphia, he uses methods such as mindfulne...