Panther Prints

Dressing Out Becomes Dressing Down

Junior and soccer player Dylan Mandala holds a soccer ball and shows off his earing on April 23.

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

April 30, 2019

The male athletics dress code faced significant changes for the first time since Tom Gray, John Clark and Tom Kimbrough who played a key role as the forerunners of the athletics program in Plano high schools. The most notable changes include a lift on the ban of earrings, facial hair and long hair on bo...

Tracking Down First Place

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

April 17, 2019

The panthers men’s varsity and women’s junior varsity teams took home first place in the District 9-6A meet with scores of 148 and 186, respectively, while the men’s junior varsity and women’s varsity teams took home second place with scores of 137.32 and 136. The meet took place in Kimbroug...

Shooting for All-American Stars

Senior Tyler Owens gives a speech during the All-American jersey ceremony on Nov. 27, 2018.

by Emma Trussell, Photo Editor

January 22, 2019

All-American Bowl Experience The sun shines brightly, blocked only by the figure standing at 6’2”, stepping out onto the football field. Adrenaline courses through his veins. His heart pounds in his ears. His 202 pounds of muscle can’t compare to the weight of expectations on his shoulders. The fi...

Throwin’ it Down with Football

by Travis Humphrey, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

How Kaepernick ad helps Nike

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and safety Eric Reid (25) kneel during the National Anthem prior to a game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 12.

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

September 11, 2018

Nike made Colin Kaepernick the face of their iconic “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback, created controversy in 2016 after he began kneeling during the National Anthem in protest to what he perceived as police brutality in the killing of several unarmed African-American men by...

Tackling the NFL Season

Running back LeSean McCoy (25) warms up prior to preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 26.

by Travis Humphrey, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

With the NFL season a little over four weeks away, I will be giving my opinions on what I believe will happen in each division. Although some divisions seem to be foregone conclusions, this year may be remembered as one of the most competitive seasons in past few decades. As teams that struggled last ye...

New Path

Coach Clarkson looks on as junior Jackson Davis takes the shot against McKinney Boyd on December 21, 2017.

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

May 22, 2018

Varsity basketball coach Jeff Clarkson will not be returning next year as he has accepted the head coaching position at Prestonwood Christian Academy. Clarkson has been head coach of the Panthers since 2012, when he moved away from Naaman Forest.   “I hope to stay connected to the program even though I’m not a coac...

Sports Highlights 2017-2018

Jackson Traylor (junior) on the golf course.

May 16, 2018

Football: Varsity wins against Jesuit, 41-30, at  the Cotton Bowl on Sept. 9. Senior Trey Hunter had 238 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. “Before the game I was excited, but also a little nervous.” senior Luis Cruz said. “Once we started playing I started worrying, since it was a close game, b...

Ending on a Loss

Junior Theron Afseth delivers the pitch.

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 30, 2018

The baseball team played its last game on Friday night against Plano Senior High, with a chance to eliminate the Wildcats from playoff contention. Despite allowing four runs, the Panthers only scored two. With the loss, the Panthers ended the season losing nine games in a row and a 2-12 record in district play. ...

Final Season Matchup

Baseball team stands during national anthem.

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 27, 2018

The Panthers look to finish the season on a high note with a win against rival Plano senior to split the series. After a rough game last Tuesday, losing 18-2, they want to increase the offense which has struggled the last three games. The only hits on Tuesday were by seniors Joey Erickson and Jake Rudkin w...

Run Ruled Again

Senior Andrew Mills steps in to bat on March 26, 2018.

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 25, 2018

It was senior night for the baseball team on Tuesday night, in which they were defeated by the Plano Wildcats 18-2. The game started off well for the Panthers, after giving up one run in the top of the first and scoring two in the bottom half. Seniors Jake Rudkin and Andrew Mills each batted in runs. ...

Looking to Finish Strong

Team preparing for game against McKinney Boyd on March 26, 2018.

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 24, 2018

The baseball team will have their final series of the year, as they are matched up with the Plano Wildcats, who are 7-5 in district play. As of now, the team is tied with the Wylie Pirates for last place in the district standings with a 2-10 record. Plano comes into the series losing three consecutive district ga...