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Ginger Britton, head coach of the CHS softball team, talks strategy with players during a game. Britton said female-to-female communication with coaches encourages players to talk about their struggles.

Members, head coach, of women’s softball team acknowledge benefits of female coaches, challenges for women in coaching

Alivia Romaniuk May 15, 2021

Arguably one of the most monumental breakthroughs of gender equality was when Title IX was passed in 1972, prohibiting sex-based discrimination in federally-funded activities, including school sports....

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...

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...

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...

Winter athletes remark on goals for spring season

Alivia Romaniuk January 17, 2021

MacKenna Leiske : women's swimmer “This season I want to help the team win our 35th state championship. It’s been such a privilege to be a part of this team and see everyone continue to grow over...

Griffin Hadley, varsity swimmer and senior, takes a breath during a practice swim. According to Hadley, his winter workouts are often more rigorous than his school ones.

Winter sports athletes will continue practicing over upcoming winter break

Andrew Caito December 12, 2020

With winter break less than a month away, winter sports will continue practicing throughout the break. Several sports have games or meets throughout, such as basketball, wrestling, and swimming programs....

LONG GLIDER: Junior Claire Qu glides on one leg during her practice at the ice rink. She said one of the hardest parts of ice skating is being consistent and being able to balance every part of her body the correct way so she does not fall down.

Q&A with junior Claire Qu regarding her passion to ice skate during pandemic

Austin Guo December 7, 2020

Q: Which competitions do you compete in?  A: The Indiana State Championship, the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championship, and another one is the Battle of the Lakes   Q: How do those competitions...

Senior Maggie Love swims the butterfly stroke after school in preparation for the upcoming season for the varsity women’s swim team.She said she is committed to Purdue University but is frustrated with the changes to college recruiting. She said she wished she could meet the coaches face-to-face because so she could feel like a student athlete.

Aspiring NCAA athletes react to changes to in-person college recruitment visits, scholarship decisions

Alivia Romaniuk November 22, 2020

On Sept. 16, the NCAA suspension of all Division 1 in-person recruiting went into place. This suspension is effective through Jan. 1 and prohibits coaches from meeting in-person with potential student...

MASKS ON: 
Members of the wrestling team put on their gear before practice. Harel Halevi, varsity wrestler and senior, said he believes contracting the virus while wrestling is less likely than it seems because athletes meet only a few people at each meet on top of the many new safety procedures.

Wrestling team begins season amid pandemic, practices new safety procedures

Hannah Baer November 19, 2020

For all sports, everything including practices, games and matches has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Carmel wrestling team has also been adapting to new rules and regulations. In order to prevent...

CHEER-ING UP:
Riley Shockey, varsity cheerleader and senior, pumps up her team for an upcoming routine. Shockey said when she performs in front of an audience there is more excitement and adrenaline.However, with new COVID-19 safety guidelines, her virtual performances have no audiences, which she said makes it harder to perform.

Cheerleaders, coach reflect on pros, cons of competing virtually

Darshini Shankar October 16, 2020

Due to changes with COVID-19, many sports now follow safety precautions to limit the exposure at competitions and games and the cheerleading team at this school is no exception. In order to continue...

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