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Spring Sports: Then and Now
Spring Sports: Then and Now
Emma Mertz, Staff Reporter • May 21, 2021

Over the past year, many seniors at Troy High were uncertain whether or not they would get to participate in their final season of high school spring sports. In 2020, many spring sports seasons were cancelled after the  shut down of schools due to COVID-19.  Senior Sabrina Song, captain of the girls’ varsity tennis team, shares her experiences with the new regulations tied to spring sports.  “Last...

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Lauren Gumma tosses the ball.
Senior Profile: Lauren Gumma
Katelyn Peaslee, Staff Reporter • May 21, 2021

Lauren Gumma is a senior who has been playing basketball since she was a kid, and plans to continue being involved in it as long as she can.    “I think the person who really got me into basketball was my dad,” Gumma said. “He played a lot when he was a kid and introduced me into the sport that I now love. My family kept me really involved in a bunch of sports, but basketball was...

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Senior Signing
Senior Signing
Manny Al-Nsour, Web Editor • March 3, 2021

With start dates being pushed back over and over, resources continuing to be limited, and season time winding down, the COVID-19 pandemic has made daily life increasingly more difficult for many developing athletes. College recruiting is already hard enough, but for student athletes like Paige Anderson and Colby Dimsdale, COVID-19 has made the process more difficult. Senior and varsity swimmer Colby...

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Return to Play
Return to Play
Manny Al-Nsour, Web Editor • October 30, 2020

As many students begin to return to school, many feel as though they are left with unanswered questions. Recent changes, specifically in sports, have been a challenge to many students, but also a new learning curve for athletes to work around. Most sports have had changes made to them to help protect athletes as well as their families, health-wise, and allow them to continue to practice and compete...

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Spring Sport Cancelations Leave Students Devastated
Spring Sport Cancelations Leave Students Devastated
Luanni Ford and Manny Al-Nsour June 4, 2020

Many high school students turn to sports to lead them through their four years of high school, introduce them to lifelong friends and many further opportunities. All throughout their sports’ career, many athletes look forward to senior sports’ traditions and celebrations.   MHSAA says this will be the first school year to not see MHSAA finals since 1942-43, when WW2 canceled finals in many...

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Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations
Emma Mertz, Staff Writer • March 6, 2020

Some believe gender biases in sports have created a lack of opportunity for many female athletes. While some sports have become more gender inclusive, there are many teams that aren’t co-ed. This makes the rules different based on the gender of the player. For example, hockey and lacrosse have contrasting rules between the boys’ and girls’ teams. For instance, one rule that differs for boys’...

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Athletes get ready for a play against Troy Athen’s Unified Team.
Unified Basketball for All
Bridgette Scott, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

Many students and staff are excited to introduce the newest team that gives certain students a chance that they might not have had before. According to the Special Olympics website, “Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding,...

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Senior Corey Pichel sets ball during a game against opposing team.
Powerpuff and Powderpuff
Ping-yu Hsu, Staff Writer • February 19, 2020

Powerpuff and Powderpuff give students an opportunity to raise school spirit. One day a year, boys and girls have the opportunity to play a sport that is usually unavailable to them. Powerpuff and Powderpuff allow students to participate in those sports, which for girls is football, and for boys it is volleyball.  Powderpuff is a school-wide event where junior and senior girls get to play football...

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Getting low to the ground, McBride prepares to retrieve the ball.
D1 Destiny
Meriam Meram, Body Copy Editor • December 16, 2019

It is May 20, 2020, the last day of school for seniors. It is spring and the weather is getting warm, the sun is up, the sky is clear and the flowers are blooming. It is early afternoon, most seniors are in the gym, putting on their caps and getting last minute pictures with their friends. They line up and begin walking, commencing the senior clap out. Making their way throughout the entire school,...

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Troy High competes against Athens High at a season game.
Preseason Conditioning for Sports Teams
Jessica Geisler, Staff Writer • October 29, 2019

For sports teams, it’s crucial the team be ready for their upcoming season. As a result of this, many sports have developed early conditioning programs during the off season. During preseason conditioning in girls’ soccer for example, conditioning sessions start two months before tryouts. These sessions consist of a mix of weight lifting and running, to get the girls in optimal shape for their...

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