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Athletes, athletic director reflect on overarching effect of coronavirus on sports

Avery Jarosinski (right), lacrosse player and junior, poses for a picture with her teammates junior Anna Moore (left) and junior Ally Bailey (middle). Jarosinski said although the team is doing at- home workouts, they were not the same as normal practices afterschool before the COVID-19 break.

Aniket Biswal

March 28, 2020

Ever since March 13, COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life at CHS, including athletics. According to Athletics Director Jim Inskeep, athletes won’t have any events, practice on school grounds or host any scrimmages until we return back to school. He said most coaches have given athletes individual ...

Sean Grove, men’s golfer and sophomore

Sean Grove, men's golfer and sophomore, poses for a photo. Grove said the coronavirus will not have a great impact on golfers since golf is mostly an individual sport.

Olivia McKee

March 25, 2020

How has the coronavirus affected training for your sport? We can't train as a team which isn't a huge deal for golf, but we like to be together and build team chemistry. Are you having organized practices with the whole team? No we aren't having organized practices. What are you doing to ...

Jennifer Karakash, women’s tennis player and sophomore

Jennifer Karakash, women's tennis player and sophomore, practices at a club court. Karakash said it was hard to find someplace to practice with school practices postponed and clubs closing due to the coronavirus.

Olivia McKee

March 25, 2020

How has the coronavirus affected training for your sport? The coronavirus has affected the tennis team because we can’t practice as a team anymore and many clubs are closing as well, so it’s challenging to find a place to practice at all. Are you having organized practices with the whole team?...

Ella Ohrvall, softball player and sophomore

Ella Ohrvall, softball player and sophomore, catches balls during practice. Ohrvall said it would be harder for the softball team to work as one unit after training alone during the COVID-19 break.

Olivia McKee

March 25, 2020

How has the coronavirus affected training for your sport? Coronavirus has affected my training because I now have to work on my own and not with the whole team. Are you having organized practices with the whole team? We cannot have organized practices because after school activities are close...

K-8 Mentors continue two-month training process

Mentor and senior Cameron Clark studies in K-8 Mentoring teacher Robin Pletcher's SRT. The class is currently in the middle of their two-month training process which they must complete before becoming a mentor for the 11 elementary and middle schools in Carmel.

Da-Hyun Hong

September 21, 2018

According to Robin Pletcher, K-8 Mentoring teacher and AP Psychology teacher, the students will continue learning about communication and mentor skills through their two-month training process before they meet any children from the 11 elementary and middle schools in Carmel. “I’m always changing an...

K-8 Mentoring class starts training portion of new year

Mentor and senior Fareeha Mouzan works on her homework in SRT. It is her first year as a K-8 Mentor, and she said she's excited to work with the students.

Da-Hyun Hong

September 2, 2018

The K-8 Mentoring class, consisting of 24 juniors and seniors, is learning how to mentor students from all 14 Carmel middle and elementary schools. According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, “the goal of the program is just to have a positive impact on the lives of the ki...

Playing Off the Field: Students reflect on importance, benefits, trade-offs of off-season training

RUNNING HARD: Colin Altevogt, assistant coach for CHS track and head cross-country coach, helps runners analyze their form. Altevogt said both students and coaches use the off-season time to recover from injuries and prepare for the upcoming season.

Sameen Siddiqui

May 18, 2018

For many sports, off-season training has been a vital part for student athletes to help prepare for their regular seasons. According to Joey Schmidt, varsity football outside linebacker and junior, off-season training is important because it helps athletes build their strength and speed for the following se...

Unique Ways Athletes Train at CHS

Aniston Eastes, dance teacher and junior

Kelly Truax

February 24, 2018

Aniston Eastes- Eastes is a dancer and junior who, outside of dancing, teaches children different dances and leads them in performing them.   How did you first become interested in becoming a dance teacher? “Well, I started dancing when I was five. I began in recreational dance class at Sho’T...