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How Kaepernick ad helps Nike

How Kaepernick ad helps Nike

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports, Sports Top Stories

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

Tackling the NFL Season

by Travis Humphrey, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

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

New Path

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Top Stories

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

Sports Highlights 2017-2018

May 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories

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

Ending on a Loss

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories

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

Final Season Matchup

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories

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

Run Ruled Again

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories

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

Looking to Finish Strong

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories

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...

Series Sweep

Series Sweep

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Friday night was a repeat of Tuesday night’s loss for the baseball team, as they were defeated 15-4. Overall, the team was outsourced 30-6 in the two games against the first-place Allen Eagles. On Friday night, the Panthers fell behind early, as the Eagles scored five runs in the top half of the fir...

2018 Winter Olympics Recap

2018 Winter Olympics Recap

by Mahi Patel, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories

Plano Bounces East Out of Playoffs

Plano Bounces East Out of Playoffs

by Joey Erickson, Co-Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Slider, Sports, Sports Top Stories

The final game of the season was a big one for the Lady Panthers as they were looking to clinch a playoff berth for back-to-back seasons. Teams are constantly changing positions because of how competitive district 6-6A is. Both teams were held scoreless through the first two innings until East gen...

Wrestling Clubs Open for Middle Schoolers

Wrestling Clubs Open for Middle Schoolers

by Juliette Roberts, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories

Senior high schools opened wrestling camps on April 9 to prepare middle school students for wrestling at a high school level. Wrestling coaches Bryan Kenney and Eric Semifero are hosting one camp for future Plano East students to introduce them to the basics of wrestling and offer experience prior ...