The Tiger’s Tale Vol. 91
Sept. 25, 2009
Poll shows students have problems with self-esteem, handling depression
By Sara Whitley, “I personally have had friends have reconstructive surgery, which couldn’t let this disease take over
Megan Williamson who do drastic things because they is usually recommended by a doctor me. I strongly hate it, so please don’t
A poll was taken here to survey thought they were fat,” another for the procedure to go through. do it, it’s not worth it,” Yruegas
students with self-esteem issues and student who wished to remain When a person has reconstructive said.
to see how others feel about them. anonymous said. surgery, it is typically done Ultimately many people felt
According to www.annecollins. “There have always been self- after an accident or birth defect, everybody should be happy with the
htm, in the U.S., five to ten million esteem issues with teens, I just think although there are many people body their given.
girls and women suffer from eating the technology we have today makes who will have it done for personal “Everyone has different body
disorders. One million boys and men it worse, thanks to PhotoShop, gain. The various kinds of plastic types… God made people to look
also suffer from eating disorders. airbrushing, plastic surgery, etc.,” surgery most commonly known are different, not all the same.”
These “disorders” are commonly Jessica Jones said. Rhinoplasty (nose job), liposuction “We all have flaws, but that’s what
referred to as diseases diagnosed by Anorexia (anorexia nervosa) is (tummy tuck), facelift and implants. makes us beautiful and unique,”
doctors and need medical attention. the most common form of eating Plastic surgery is generally safe and Makinzee Dingman said.
Common eating disorders include disorders. It consists of not eating successful, but any time someone “Who really knows what the
anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or eating very little in an extended goes under the knife, they have a ‘perfect body’ is?” Xalee Northcutt
binge eating, and extreme laxative amount of time. As the condition possibility of ending up worse than said.
use. persists, many people will have before and spending more money to Do you personally have is-
Some people feel they have yellowed skin, become weak, have fix the mistakes. sues with low self esteem?
problems with low self esteem. abdominal pains and constipation, Another problem many people
“I strongly believe I do with my become dizzy, faint or have see in this school or generation is Yes
personality, because people think headaches, and girls and women cutting and depression. Cutting has 54%
I’m gay because of the way I act,” will lose their menstrual cycle. been around for years, but has only No
Edward Yruegas said. Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) gotten more common within the last 46%
“The only thing I have a problem consists of eating large amounts, three or four years. Cutting, for most
with is my looks. I get compliments then throwing it up shortly after or people, is a secretive stress-reliever,
but I feel I am being lied to,” Malisa taking laxatives. Oddly enough, but different for different people.
Thompson said. bulimia is highly ineffective and can For many, but not all, it can be due
“As a child, I was always small actually cause weight gain from the to low self-esteem and problems
and awkward. I would get picked enormous amount of food intake. with family or friends. Problems
on or treated differently, even in Many symptoms of bulimia are that may occur range from infection
my first year of high school. My permanent such as acid erosion on to hemorrhaging (hitting a vein or
the teeth, or a ruptured stomach or artery) and, in some cases, death. Do you think our students
personality would usually be shy
esophagus. Others are weight gain, A couple of people said they have or generation has problems
around most people. My brother
is the academic one in the family abdominal pains, constipation from problems with bulimia, anorexia and with low self-esteem?
and I’m athletic. Sometimes I think the excessive laxative use, tooth or cutting.
that’s all I’m good at, sports,” one decay, and swelling of feet or hands. “Last year I struggled with Yes- 95%
anonymous student said. Girls and women will eventually anorexia and cutting. I hated the way No- 5%
“I do but who doesn’t? Some lose their menstrual cycle as well. I looked and I wanted to change. I
people are better at controlling it,” Plastic surgery is a common realize that I went way too far, but
Gina Guenen said. procedure of which many people then it didn’t matter,” an anonymous
A few felt this school and are aware. Most students said that student said.
generation have problems with low it would be a “waste of money and “I was bulimic for a year and I
self-esteem. time.” Many people will resort to strongly hope that no one would
“Too many kids are cruel to plastic surgery due to their low self- ever be bulimic. I was anorexic for
others about their size, clothes, etc.” esteem and dissatisfaction with their six months and I felt great, but my
Samantha Keener said. features. A large number of people friends stopped talking to me and I
Sept. 25, 2009 2
People should move over, move on
to pick up/drop off in front of school
Every year there is a problem with parking in the front of the school. People
should be able to drop students off and pick them up, but they shouldn’t park
behind the faculty and visitor cars waiting on their student.
People have gotten tickets for pulling over to the side to drop off because it is a
no-parking zone. Others have been pulled over and asked to drop off at another
location. It shouldn’t be a problem if a person pulls over to the side for a few
seconds, allowing room for other drivers to pass. However, they shouldn’t be
allowed to take advantage of that and stay parked for an extended length of time.
Also, people should not stop in the middle of the road to pick up or drop off. Pull
over out of the way of other cars.
We understand that traffic before and after school, and during lunch is drastically
heavy, but a few seconds of waiting to pick up and drop off wouldn’t cause any
more problems than there already are. When a policeman pulls someone over
for parking, more problems are caused since that there are more vehicles in the
Everyone gets frustrated when someone is parked in front of them and there’s
no other way around them. While driving, remember to be considerate of others.
Roar of the Crowd
What should be done about picking up/dropping off on Austin Avenue?
“I think the school should desig- “I think they should designate a place “There should be a designated “You should get a form that says “It would be nice if the students that
nate an area for loading and un- to pick us up. The police stopped my are getting off would have everything
area for loading and unload- you can pick up students from
loading because some people have mom and told her that she needs together before they get out of the car.
ing.” school.” Sometimes the students take their time
no choice. If the school gave them to pick me up at the parking lot by
Caleb Wilson Joseph Hernandez getting off, they forget their school sup-
a specific spot, like they do at the the practice football field and if she plies or money. People have to wait and
elementary or junior high, there doesn’t, then she will get a ticket. ” 10th 9th
wait on them to retrieve their belong-
would be fewer problems.” Anna DeAngelo ings.”
Nikki Casey 11th Mrs. Armanda Herrera
12th Spanish Teacher
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Sept. 25,2009 3
Country founded on Christianity; president needs history lesson
By Sara Whitley Obama gave a speech at a many people in this country to establish a nation that is me when the president makes
The start of a brand new press conference in Turkey also claim Christianity. Even based on Christian values. statements that contradict
year and that means an all where he said, “One of the still our president needs a bit Where they could pray to that. Statements like that,
new column. This year is great strengths of the United of work on his history. Our God and read the Bible!! I believe, are responsible
my senior year!!! But that States,” the president said, Constitution was created That sounds like a Christian for the fall of Christian
also means that this is my “is ... we have a very large by Christian men and those nation to me. values in our nation. That
last, first column of the year. Christian population -- we values the president refers I think what the president may be harsh, and, I am not
So I will be trying to leave a do not consider ourselves a to are based on the BIBLE should have said is no one preaching, nor would I try,
mark on everybody’s mind, Christian nation or a Jewish and on Christian values! No, is forced to be a Christian, but it has to be said.
whether good or bad, of me nation or a Muslim nation. our country is not founded Muslim, Jew or even
when I’m GRADUATED! We consider ourselves a on Jewish or Muslim or Buddhist or Hindu for that Those of you that also feel
Well, as my first column, nation of citizens who are any other religions values, matter. That is the beauty of this way need to stand up for
I am going to start out with bound by ideals and a set except Christian. Although this great nation. That we are it! We can’t just sit back and
a bang, and I anticipate of values.” Read more at: there is a separation of allowed to practice whatever let people, especially the
some compliments and http://www.huffingtonpost. church and state, we all must religion we prefer. But president, forget what this
many arguments about this com/2009/04/06/obama-us- remember how our country this country is a Christian country was founded on.
issue. As some of you may not-a-christian_n_183772. got started. Many of the men nation, founded on Christian Have a great day and
know, in April President html As Mr. President said, and women that came to this principles, and we need to GOD BLESS ALL OF
country from England came not forget that. And it scares YOU!
Pardóname mi francés
Writer advises readers to stop living by boundaries; embrace problems
By Megan Williamson The way I interpreted Honestly, if someone were just comply with it, you strong. If you don’t know
In our world, there is a it was that if you live by to bring out a book of mental can work with it, and not yourself, you can’t believe
separation of people. As boundaries, what you can issues (which everyone has), feel afraid of yourself deep in yourself. And if this is
black and white as it sounds, and can’t do, you don’t learn would you be able to see down, which I think is a true, how will our world
it is generally between anything about yourself. If the ones that relate to you big problem in our world succeed? It’s already been
liberal and conservative you go with your emotions in some shape or form? I today. Too many people are destroyed enough by the
views. Don’t get me wrong, with everything, you will know I could. Everyone has afraid of what is really deep ignorance of man, so stop
this isn’t always true. If you find yourself therein. problems; embrace them. inside and it’s a tragedy that ignoring yourself!
really put some thought into For example: say your With everything I’ve people can’t accept their
it, though, it comes down to boyfriend/girlfriend of… been through, I’ve learned own personalities. Our generation needs to
that. Whether it is how to one year breaks up with SO much about myself. I This denial can easily, be strong and see the truth
raise a child, or something as you.Your principles will tell could go on about my co- and usually does, result in in ourselves. If we can’t do
simple as getting dressed in you not to react harshly and dependency, anxiety, bi- terrible self-esteem issues. that, we will never see the
the morning, our basic ways move on. Your temperament, polar disorder and manic If you can’t accept yourself, truth in our world. We are
of doing things are separated though, your true being, will depression. But instead of you won’t allow society to here for a reason; what it is,
by these means. tell you to be mad. It will tell just a diagnosis, I understand either. Compliments will be I don’t know. While we’re
A German philosopher, you to cry all night; to eat all my problems. I know how ignored when you receive here, let’s figure things out.
Friedrich Nietzsche, said in day, then starve the next. In to cope with them and live them, and your own self- Open your eyes to the things
one of his writings that the doing this, we learn about happily. I truly know myself. image will be lower. inside and around you.
better man will live by his ourselves. The next time a I am not a fake by any means.
temperament and not his person hurts you, you know I love my problems, odd as Live by your tempera- Thank you for your time,
principles. How true is this? how your mind and body it sounds. ment, guys! Find out how guys! I appreciate all of the
It doesn’t get just a whole will react and you can cope Personally, I think this your mind reacts to situations readers and the feedback
lot more real than that right with it. is the best way to go about and stop resenting the truth. I get (good or bad). I hope
there. And most commonly, We need to stop living things. There is no need you all have a wonderful
you will find that the liberals by “musts” and boundaries. to deny your problems, We as humans in this day and truly take in what I
live by their temperament. Learn about yourself! mental or emotional. If you point in time need to be have said.
Sept. 25,2009 4
Fir s t t i m e c o l u m n-writer introduces self to readers
By Shelby Rasco rallies, and there’s nothing instruments, piano and As important as music and (in fact, I think he can make
Hey, everyone! My name like hanging out with my guitar. Every day before and writing are to me though, just about anyone laugh)
is Shelby Rasco, and I’m buddies on road trips. after school, if I’m not busy, I wouldn’t be anywhere and with him, what you
going to be writing a column As much fun as I have in you can usually find me without my family. see is what you get. Tobin
this year. Since this is my band, it does take time and with a guitar in my hands or My parents, for starters, always has my back, and I
first column, I’ll let you effort. I have been working sitting at the piano. I guess are absolutely amazing! can definitely count on him
know a little bit about me. really hard to prepare for it’s kind of like my hobby. My mom is always goofing for anything.
I’m a sophomore this year marching contest, which For me, there is no greater around, but she gives Last, but not least, is
and I’m loving every minute includes going to Monday sound than the strum of six awesome advice, and my my best friend, Corie. I
of it. I don’t feel so out-of- night class, Tuesday morn- strings or the strike of a dad… well, he’s his own have known her since I
the-loop. ing sectionals, and playing key. character. The important was five, and let’s just say
A big part of my life quizzes every week, not to Besides music, I have a thing, though, is they are our personalities match up
right now is playing alto mention fourth period class. major passion for writing. always there to pick me perfectly. We love to goof
saxophone in band. I’ve Even though band does My book shelf is packed with up when I’m down, and as off and have a good time.
been in band since sixth require dedication, I believe spirals and notebooks full of much as they aggravate me Honestly, Corie is like the
grade, so that pretty much it will pay off in the end. I stories and random thoughts sometimes, I know they only sister I never had.
makes me a band geek, think we have an excellent I felt like writing down. I want the best for me.
but there’s nothing wrong show this year, “Robin love writing poems and song My brother, Tobin, is Now that you know a
with that. I mean I get free Hood.” lyrics, and occasionally I’ll probably the dorkiest – but little bit about me, I should
access to football games, I Other than playing write a short story here and coolest – guy you’ll ever probably start wrapping
get to perform at all the pep saxophone, I play two other there. meet. He is extremely funny, things up. Until next time…
Dude, Buy Me a Coconut!
Random topics: from summer, to school’s back in session, to marching band
By Leslie Quinonez Well, I take that back. I did go I’m pretty thrilled. I’m almost to go to the Palo Duro football I’m suppose to be in the right
Wow. The summer has passed on a college tour trip with Trio. done with high school. I’m also game. I realize that it was long number of steps. I’m deciding
already. Here we are again, We went to San Antonio and worried about getting all the trip, but high school bands how big the steps should be. Or
sitting in the classroom, waiting then to Austin. That was pretty preparations for college done at should go to the high school maybe I have to take a small
for the bell to ring. Its seems like fun. My absolute closest friends the right time. I don’t want to football games! It’s just not the step. I could possibly have to
yesterday that I was wandering Roy Mojica and Eric Overton be behind and start out on the same without the music. march backwards. I could have to
around my house, longing for went also, so I was never bored! wrong foot. Then again, I don’t slide. OR I could have to march
something to do yet enjoying not We even made new friends from even know what I want as to do I don’t think people who are backwards and slide at the same
having to worry about homework different schools. I was a very as a career. Maybe I’ll just be a not in band realize how difficult time. Then I have to remember
or projects. happy person. certified bum! Just kidding. it can be. It’s not that simple. I’m if the beat is in half time; so
This summer was different. I was supposed to get a job. constantly thinking while I’m would we be marching slower
Not much went on in my life. I really could use the extra In junior high, I wanted to be marching. My brain never takes that usual. Then I’m worrying
That’s pretty lame. Compared to money. Shoot. Everyone could. a writer. I was always writing a break. about spacing. We have to stay
last summer, I don’t even know I just don’t know where to go little stories that were random between two people at equal
what I was expecting. So much to work. I get nervous easily. and made up. I aspired to have How about I explain what distance. I’m worrying over not
excitement from the previous I’m naturally shy, and I have a one of those stories be published. goes on at halftime. First of all, getting too close to one person
summer still flooded my body. soft voice. Not having a job But that seems like so many years I’m worrying about staying in and letting them get too far away
I was thinking about what I did makes me feel lazy. I feel like ago. When I got into high school, step with everyone else. Left, from me. Then I’m counting in
last break, and before I knew it, I’m not doing anything to help I stopped writing. It was as if I left, left right left. After I have my head. “Remember on count 8
I was smiling from ear to ear. my family out. I’m just sitting had lost my inspiration. I just the feel of the beat in my feet, turn and backwards march.” And
Feeling giddy, I would sit and around the house, watching dust couldn’t get back into it. When I I’m trying to picture the music on top of all that, I’m focusing on
think and think and think. Then pile up on everything. I know, did, I had major writers block. I in my head. We’re a small marching with heel toe, rolling
I would realize that nothing that I know. I should at least clean couldn’t even remember how to band. Everyone has to play. the toe over the roll of toothpaste.
exciting would happen this year. up the house and whatnot. I do, start with an attention grabber. I I’m remembering the notes, AND watching the drum major.
It just broke my little heart. To eventually. And that makes me still love writing. I miss it a lot. remembering not to play wrong It’s a lot to be thinking. Like I
tell you the truth, I don’t even feel even more lazier! Hurray for I just don’t know how to bring it notes, remembering to stay in said, it’s not that easy.
recall what I did this summer! A laziness! back into my life. the key. When I know that I can
whole bunch of nothing, that’s Now school is back in session. Moving on, I was pretty upset play the music in my sleep, I’m Well I’ll let you go now. Have
for sure. This year is my junior year. about the band not being able worrying about getting to where a lovely day!
Sept. 25,2009 5
New teachers join faculty April is a junior at Angelo State plan their high school career. My
University and Jayson is a Junior hope is that each student would get
at Tarrelton State University. to take the classes that really make
By Amanda Browning position: Coaching and teaching Hobbies: Hunting and fishing them tick.
students to become better athletes Favorite thing about SHS: SHS
from the knowledge I have is my alma mater. I have great
learned. memories of high school and I get
Favorite thing about SHS: The to relive them as I walk the halls
hard working athletes and faculty. and watch the students do their
Graduated from high school: thing.
Richland High School Graduated from high school:
Graduated from college: Tarleton 1991-SHS Juan Rodriguez
State University Graduated from college: 1996- Position: Inclusion Aide/Special
Trig Overbo Spouse/children/family: For Vickie Adams Abilene Christian University Ed
Position: Assistant Principal right now my two Boston Terriers, Teaches: Algebra 1 and math Bachelors in English/Teaching, Favorite thing about your
Favorite thing about your Shyner and Little Bit. TAKS 2009- Angelo State University position: I love working with
position: The privilege of working Hobbies: Softball, sports and Favorite thing about your MEd Guidance and Counseling students and the people around
with the faculty and students of watching the Dallas Cowboys and position: I enjoy teaching math Spouse/children/family: Emma- me.
SHS. Texas Rangers. and I love teaching students that 5th grade, Nathan-1st grade and J. Favorite thing about SHS: My
Favorite thing about SHS: The are interested in learning. Riley- 2nd grade favorite thing about SHS is the
positive atmosphere Favorite thing about SHS: Hobbies: reading, writing, going students, faculty and staff that I
Graduated high school: Viroqua The friendliness of all the staff. to plays and movies, spending time work with. I also like SHS because
High School, Viroqua, WI- 1989 They have been so helpful and with my sisters and watching my this is where I graduated from.
Graduated college: University supportive. kids’ activities. Class of 2003 baby!!!
of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Graduated from high school: Graduated from high school:
1994; major: education; minor: Brady High School, Brady, TX I graduated from Snyder High
coaching; Graduated from college: Tarleton School
Abilene Christian University 2008, State University with a Bachelor Graduated from college: WTC/
educational leadership in Science in Mathematics and UTPB online
Spouse/children/family: My wife Business Spouse/children/family: I am
Position: Assistant principal
Ashley and a daughter Charlotte Spouse/children/family: My single. My parents live in Snyder. I
Favorite thing about your
Rose husband is Kenneth Adams. We have two brothers and two sisters.
position: Working with students
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time have a daughter, Brooke, who is My brothers are Jeremy, who is 21
Favorite thing about SHS: It is
with my family and friends married and has identical twin Canita Rhodes years old and attends WTC-UTPB
large enough that it has almost
everything yet small enough that daughters who are two-years-old. Position: District PEIMS/ Testing and Jordan is 16 and a junior here.
you can get to know everyone. Hobbies: Playing with my coordinator My sisters: Crystal is 28 and a
Graduated from high school: granddaughters, reading and doing Favorite thing about your teacher and Erma is attending the
Plains High School crafts position: Coordinate with all WTC nursing program
Graduated from college: campuses to insure student data is Hobbies: I love all sports and
Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech correct and testing is accurate and playing the drums for my band
University and a master’s degree secure.
from Sul Ross State University. Favorite thing about SHS:
Spouse/children/family: My wife, Students, faculty and admin-
Kristin Williams Brenda Conner is a fifth grade istration
Position: Head softball, JV teacher. Four children: Calley is a Graduated high school: Clint
volleyball and physical education math teacher and coach at Forney High School
teacher High School, Toby is attending Graduated from college: Texas
Favorite thing about your veterinarian school at Texas A&M, Emily Beaver Tech University, ACU
Position: Freshman and sophomore Spouse/children/family: Greg,
counselor Cayelea, Brenon Toby Lopez signs up for a com-
Favorite thing about your Hobbies: Just work mittee at the first Student Coun-
position: Getting to visit with the cil meeting of the year. Photo by
students and helping them as they Taylor Tyrrell
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New teachers join SHS faculty continued Favorite thing about your Houston, TX University of Texas at Austin.
position: Working students Graduated from college: Spouse/children/family: None
Teaches: BCIS and keyboarding Bachelor’s in 2002 at Wake Forest Hobbies: Back in the day, I had
focused on succeeding.
Favorite thing about your University in Winston-Salem, NC. lots of hobbies and pastimes, but
Favorite thing about SHS:
position: My favorite thing about Master’s in 2007 at Texas State now my hobby is driving back and
Everyone is so friendly and willing
my position is that I have the University in San Marcos, TX. forth from Sweetwater to SHS.
to help no matter what I need.
opportunity to influence the lives Spouse/children/family: Michael
Graduated from high school:
of my students. Hall
Wynnewood High School,
Favorite thing about SHS: I love Hobbies: Reading, traveling and
Wynnewood, OK 1975
all the school spirit!! I also feel watching HGTV.
Deborah Doak Graduated from college:
blessed to get to work with such
Teaches: Spanish II/III Southern Nazarene University
wonderful students, teachers and
Favorite thing about your 1995 Bethany, OK
position: My windows, the Spouse/family/children: I have
Graduated from high school:
enthusiastic students and the two children, Misty is 29 and Teesa
Sabino High School, Tucson, AZ
friendly teachers! is 32. I have 10 grandchildren.
class of 2003
Favorite thing about SHS: Nine of them are biological and
Graduated from college: Dan Hicks
Technology and the standard of one step grandson.
University of Arizona, (Tucson, Position: Corporal/school resource
excellence here. Hobbies: Country music and Farm
AZ) graduated 2006 with a officer
Graduated from high school: Town on Facebook
Bachelors degree in Business Maria Duncan Favorite thing about your
Spring Woods High School 1975, Administration. Major in Finance Position: Attendance - PEIMS position: The ability to help the
Houston, TX Spouse/children/family: My clerk students with their problems and
Graduated from college: Wheaton husband Russell Riggan who is Favorite thing about your getting to interact with so many
College, Wheaton, Illinois a financial advisor for Edward position: Working with the people; students, teachers, parents
Spouse/children/family: Twin Jones. students and guests.
daughters, Mattie and Lauren who Hobbies: Supporting my students, Graduated from high school: Favorite thing about SHS: SHS
are 21 and my husband Raymond. watching college football, Eldorado High School in 2000 just wouldn’t be the same without
Hobbies: Foreign mission trips to exercising and shopping! Spouse/children/family: My hus- all the great people and the laid-
Guatemala, Austria, Slovenia and Amanda Hall band, Sean and a son, Bryson back, relaxed atmosphere.
the Czech Republic. Teaches: English III and IV Hobbies: Photography, shopping, Graduated high school: Barry
Favorite thing about your “watching” football with my Goldwater High School 1989
position: I enjoy working with husband and son Spouse/children/family: Shane
young adults. Hicks, senior and Nikki Hicks,
Favorite thing about SHS: The freshman
people I work with. The students, Hobbies: Carpentry and sports
fellow teachers and administrators
Glenda Henning Graduated from high school:
Kendall Riggan Teaches: DECA Marketing 1998 Memorial High School in
Favorite thing about your
position: Recess… Oh, I forgot
that we don’t get recess anymore.
Favorite thing about SHS: My
Graduated from high school: Cathy Powell
• Senior Portraits • Sweetwater High School
Graduated from college: Abilene
Position: Dyslexia teacher
Favorite thing about your
Christian University and the position: Getting to see the
• Digital Photography • students reading
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Favorite thing about SHS:
Friendliness of students and staff
Graduated from high school:
• Tuxedo Rentals • MAKING HIM KNOWN W.T. White High School in Dallas
Graduated from college: Mt.
First Baptist ChurCh Holyoke College in Massachusetts
3809 College Ave. • Snyder Snyder, TexaS Spouse/children/family: I have
been married to my husband,
1701 27th St. Richard, for 29 years. I have three
boys who are 26, 25 and 24 and
two girls who are 22 and 20.
www.fbcsnyder.org Hobbies: Reading, camping and
Sept. 25,2009 7
Drop-out prevention program
begins on all campuses
By Jessica Jones period, without an excuse,
This year, Snyder ISD or 10 days in a six month
has named Melinda Owens period, then you can have
as Drop-Out Prevention and charges brought against you
Homebound Coordinator. in a Justice of the Peace Teachers Malinda McClung and
So far, Owens has been “in Richard Hester dressed up for
court and be fined for non- Nerd Day during Spirit Week
contact with the principals attendance.” last week. McClung was Mis El-
at the various schools, who To help prevent students aneous and Jim Nasium. Photo
alert me if there are potential from taking the truancy by Amanda Browning
problems” regarding truancy or drop-out path, Owens
and drop-outs. Owens also suggests “being connected
works “with Judge Boyd,
who is our Justice of the
to your school. You can
connect through a teacher, Drama to present ‘Wizard of Oz’
Peace… with the school a class you like, joining an
By Jessica Bell Inky, Sadye Naizer; Blink, Sydney Glass.
resource officers, STAR extracurricular activity, (or)
The drama department Michael Redman; Slinky, Cast members are
Boot Camp instructors, the joining a club.”
will perform “Wizard of Oz” Devyn DeLoera; Amber, lights, Kyra Lara; lighting
probation department, High According to Owens, the
Oct. 15 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Taylor Drake; Topaz, technician/sound design,
Sky, parents and students.” most used excuse regarding
and on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Heather Crawford; Sapphire, Devin Blackwell; sound
“According to our local dropping out and being
Members of the cast are Beth Oliver; Winkle, Taylor technician, Carrie Harlan;
School Board Policy and the truant is boredom. “I have
Dorothy, Jessie Hibbitt; Duzan; Wonkle, Nolan stage manager, Maggie
laws set forth by the Texas heard students say that they
Toto, Taylor McClung; Duzan; Glinda, Good Witch Marshall; set design, Sydney
Legislature, any student who are ‘bored’ with school.”
Scarecrow, Logan Tabor; of the South, Gina Guerrero; Glass; and make-up, Taylor
is age six must be enrolled Another excuse is “that the
Tim Woodsman, Roylee Ruby, Aly Alvarez; Garnet, Reed.
in school. After enrollment, ‘classes are too hard,’” but
Sanchez; Cowardly Lion, Faith Overton; the Wizard, Admission is $5 for adults
(students) are required to Owens advises that “there
Chase Gaines; Melinda, Alex Parsons; Dancing and $3 for students.
be in class 90 percent of is help for students who are
the time the class meets, or Good Witch of the North, Poppies: Sarah Parmer,
struggling.” Director of the play is
(the student) will not receive Brittany Read; Boq, Boomer Mekayla Duzan, Hannah
By graduating from Katie Thornton.
credit for that class,” Owens Fowler; Zoq, Mattie Drake; Herring, Audrey Miller and
high school, students “have
said. Noq, Tanner Spraberry;
increased their monthly
The consequences of Verdo, Joseph Hernandez;
income potential twice as
being truant can range from Jade, Jamie Ramirez;
much.” Attending college
D-hall to fines. “If you miss Belinda, Wicked Witch of
increases the income poten-
three days in a four-week the West, Cassie Cochran;
tial even more.
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Heather Crawford, Beth Oliver selected
to Texas Baptist All-State Choir/Band
By Leslie Quinonez breakfast, worship, rehearsal, two people there, then there
This summer, junior lunch, free time, rehearsal, were big groups,” Oliver
Heather Crawford and supper, rehearsal and sleep. said.
sophomore Beth Oliver The rest of the time they “Everyone became one
were part of TBAS (Texas performed concerts. big choir and family. By
Baptist All-state Choir and The choir sang several the third day, everyone had
Band). The girls traveled to different styles of songs. forgotten that they were all
Marshall in East Texas to “We had gospel to from different churches,”
participate. To become part contemporary to hymns to Crawford said about the
of this group, Crawford and lullabies,” Crawford said. choir groups. Oliver and
Oliver had to audition for a With numerous different Crawford were the only
spot, unless they had made songs to be learned, many people from Snyder.
all-region. rehearsals were in order. This was Oliver’s and
“We stayed on the Crawford didn’t mind. Crawford’s first time to be
ETBU (East Texas Baptist “They were a lot of fun,” she in the TBAS choir and band.
University) campus. How- said. “Our director, Monte “But last year I did Master Heather Crawford practices with the Texas Baptist All-State choir.
ever, we sang at various Garett, made practice fun!” Singers, which is a branch Practices were held three times a day. Contributed photo
churches in the surrounding Oliver didn’t mind either. off of TBAS,” Crawford
towns,” Crawford said. “They were fun. I don’t said.
Oliver and Crawford stayed remember looking at a Crawford’s favorite part
at the school for one week. clock waiting for a break to of their trip was working
They were there July 7-14. come.” with the kids at the Boys
The days were planned The students came from and Girls’ club in Marshall.
out accordingly. For three all over Texas. “There were Crawford also enjoyed
days, the choir group had some churches with one or singing at Six Flags.
Beth Oliver plays at Boys and Girls’ Club Day on a giant slip and
slide. Working with the children at the club was just one of the activi-
ties she and Heather Crawford took part in with the Texas Baptist
all-state choir and band. Contributed photo
This is a group picture of the Texas Baptist All-State choir and band in which Heather Crawford
and Beth Oliver participated this summer in Marshall, Texas . contributed photo
Sept. 25,2009 9
Spreading ‘God’s love across ocean’
Miller travels to Africa
on mission trip
By Eboni Thompson like Lusaka, the capital, they the educated village kids
This past summer Audrey had cars and buses on the spoke English and most
Miller visited Africa with the left side of the road, but in of the billboards were in
Zambia Medical Missions smaller places and villages, English. Chitonga was
(ZMM). Her trip was from they either walked or had a the main language. If they
July 8-25. Seventeen hours bike,” Miller said. spoke English, they usually Audrey Miller with the village chief’s three-year-old son, Salant.
after take-off, she and her According to Miller, “the spoke five to seven other Contributed photo
group arrived. Miller said girls can’t wear pants. The languages,” Miller said.
she went to spread “God’s girls who wore pants were Miller’s favorite part
love across the ocean.” known as ‘loose women.’ about the trip was seeing the
The smell wasn’t very The huts that their whole little kids smile at her, even
nice down there. “As soon as families live in are smaller when they had nothing, and
I got off the plane, I smelled than the size of my bedroom. also hearing them call her
body odor,” Miller said. The people are more open name. Her least favorite part
“It was a medical mission with themselves. Like when about the trip was not being
trip, but since I’m not they’re nursing their babies, able to take a shower. She
a doctor, I worked with they don’t try to cover it up. said she got to take a shower
the kids. We did a sort of They’re also very grateful maybe every three days.
Vacation Bible School thing and thankful for what they Miller’s uncle had to build
with translators and songs, have.” showers for their group.
parades, puppets and short In Zambia they traded “The pipes connected to the
plays,” Miller said. cows for a girl’s hand in shower and were painted
The people were very marriage. Instead of talking black so the pipes would
malnourished. “Some of their to the parents, they asked absorb the heat from the
stomachs were protruding. permission from the uncle sun to make the water even
Our group never ate in front of the girl. While Miller was warmer,” Miller said. She
of people because we didn’t there, she said, “I got several said the water wasn’t very
have enough for everyone marriage offers. One boy warm even then.
else to eat,” Miller said. offered 1,000 cows for my While she was there, she
During Miller’s visit, it hand in marriage,” she said. tried mahao shake and a
was winter in Zambia but “The people who were mupanti worm. She said the This lady carries her bundle as A young mother holds her baby.
it was warm outside. The my age looked younger than worm “tasted like unsalted, she dances to music. Contributed On the ground are items that
people still wore their coats they actually were,” Miller unbuttered popcorn.” Other photo were in a bundle that she carried
on top of her head. Contributed
though, she said. said. than that, they had a kitchen
While she was there, she Miller and the other staff on their team from
and her group slept in tents. people on her missionary America, so she ate mostly
“They had electricity in nicer team taught the kids how American food.
homes, but the people in the to play Tick-Tack-Toe, Red One of the missionary workers
huts didn’t. Their electrical Rover, Duck, Duck, Goose If she ever had the chance, blows bubbles for the children.
Audrey Miller said they were
outlets were different from and how to hit a ball like she said she would go back
amazed at the bubbles and had
ours,” Miller said. a volleyball. Other than because she misses it so fun popping them. Contributed
Most of the roads were that, she said she didn’t much but it probably won’t photo
dirt and not gravel, according see the children playing be anytime soon, Miller
to Miller. “In bigger places any other games. “Some of said.
Sept. 25,2009 10
By Xalee Northcutt By Shawn Burns
Speech well as 71 USX competitors. He
The speech team travels to said he expects to reach quarter-
FCCLA (Family, Career
Texas Tech today and will stay finals or semi-finals in LD and
and Community Leaders of through tomorrow to compete at semi-finals or finals in USX.
America) meets Wednesdays their second speech tournament of For the year, Hester said he
at 3:45 in Room 103. the year. expects a lot from his speech
Students competing will be students. He is predicted that five
sophomores, Beto Jaimes, Cole students will qualify for the Texas
The officers for FCCLA Forensics Association (TFA)
Etheredge and Caleb Hester,
Labeth Carter, JessicaTorres, David Long, Kimberly Nolan and Sa- are President Kimberly junior Shawn Burns and senior state competition in El Paso.
mantha Wampler measure material for the FCCLA homecoming Nolan, Vice President of He also predicted a UIL district
float. Contributed photo championship. On top of that, he
Programs Kana Grimes, Jaimes will be competing in
Lincoln Douglas Debate (LD) expects three students to make
Vice President of Records
for the first time. Etheredge will it to the UIL state competition
Samantha Wampler, Vice be competing in United States in May, as well as two state
President of Community Extemporaneous Speaking (USX). champions in their respective
By Shanerica McGaha Tabor, treasurer; and Kristi Service Roy Mojica, Vice Hester will be competing in LD events.One thing he said will
President of finance Jesica and USX. Burns will be competing help reach this goal is his team’s
StuCo (Student Council) Guerrero, reporter. senior leadership and experience.
in USX and Original Oratory (OO).
meets in the Student Center “We hope to create care Kenly and Vice President On the downside, he said that the
Patel will be competing in Foreign
on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. packages for U.S. soldiers of Recreation Hayley Fry. Extemp (FX) and OO. overall team inexperience could
According to Charlotte overseas to honor the Sponsors are Labeth Carter, Other students on the speech be a weakness for the first few
Carol Landfried and Carrie team are sophomores Kayla Scott, tournaments.The first tournament
Clifton, sponsor, “Anyone memory of SHS graduate was held at Odessa High School.
Richardson. Corbin Holmesly, Maria Sanchez
can join. You just have to Michael Murphrey,” Clifton and senior Jonathan Kerr. Patel and Hester were the only two
attend three meetings and said. “We will go to a team Speech sponsor Ron Hester was competitors at this tournament. In
you are a member.” building ropes course in According to Carter, hesitant to share his predictions for LD Debate, Patel earned second
Officers are Taylor the fall. We will attend “Anyone who has ever the upcoming tournament. “It’s place and received the Outstanding
taken a family and consumer going to be a big tournament with L-D Debater Award. Hester earned
Tyrrell, president; Raven several functions of Texas third place in LD. In FX, Patel
a lot of tough competition,” Hester
Luna, vice president; Gina Association of Student sciences class and pays $15 placed third in finals and Hester
Guerrero, secretary; Alex Councils this year,” Clifton can be a member.” There are going to be two made it to the semi-finals. In OO,
Parsons, secretary; Logan said. speech-oriented Dallas schools Patel placed sixth in finals. Hester
Upcoming activities in- competing at Tech. The tournament also advanced to semi-finals in both
will host over 50 LD debaters as Prose and Poetry interpretation.
StuCo is also responsible clude leadership meetings,
AmAzing Cuts community service projects,
for homecoming activities
every year. fundraisers and educational
By Xalee Northcutt
Gina, Sandy, FCA (Fellowship of Chris-
Mandy, Jessica, Amanda tian Athletes) meets on Thursday
mornings in the film room at 7:30.
According to Dana Bailey,
4109 College Ave., sponsor, “Anyone can join. You
Suite B, Snyder don’t have to be an athlete.”
(Next door to Gebo’s) Officers are Tye Holley, presi-
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president; Gabby Arredondo, sec- FCA member Taylor Tyrrell
retary; Taylor Tyrrell, treasurer; speaks at See You at the Pole,
Barbee Medical Supply Nicole Molter and Tyler Sawyer, where people met at the flag pole
& Uniform Center outreach. in front of the school to pray for
Upcoming activities include the country, their school and
Field of Faith in Big Spring Oct. their families and friends. Tay-
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School supplies: $40; textbook: $160; yearbook: priceless
Purchasers explain importance of having yearbooks
By Shelby Rasco friends and all the fun we had at what you used to look be, yearbooks are bought for said.
In the past two years, in high school,” sophomore like,” junior Robert Munoz different reasons. The 2010 Tiger’s Lair
yearbook sales have Samantha Mitchell said. said. “I do buy yearbooks if I yearbook staff will begin
dropped. Several people say “It’s important because the “It’s fun to go back and have the money because I taking orders at the SHS
that they cannot afford a yearbook is all the memories look at it five, 10, 20, 30 like looking back to see what Open House Oct. 7. For a
yearbook. But even though of that year,” Ashtin Hand, years after you’ve graduated we did,” Owens said. “That yearbook only, the price is
prices are increasing, there sophomore, said. “(It’s also and remember how you way I don’t forget anyone. currently $50. Other options
are still important aspects of important) in case you need dressed and wore your hair. It’s like a memory for me.” are available for additional
having a yearbook. to know the date of when You can remember what cost. A deposit of $20-$30
“Having a yearbook is something happened or just activities you were involved “I buy a yearbook may be made. Students and
priceless,” Diane Arnold the usual thing – to look at in. The yearbook helps you because the books normally their parents should have
said. “The yearbook is old friends.” remember the good and not have pretty cool designs, received a letter and order
usually the only thing you A major part of a yearbook so good times of being a and I want to remember my form this week in the mail,
have from your high school is the memories. teenager,” Arnold said. high school years,” Mitchell Arnold said.
years - you don’t usually “It’s important because it Another advantage to
keep programs, class notes,
experiments - but you keep
helps us look back and have
memories,” Richard Hester
having a yearbook is for
“It’s important because
it’s like a history book of
“A yearbook is important
because in the future, you
“You can see the
activities, teachers, (school)
address, and phone number,”
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your high school,” Lindsey
Urias, senior, said. “You can
want to look back to see
what happened that year,”
Yearbooks can also be
always go back and look at
all the cool (and not so cool)
Crystal Owens, junior, said.
“You can look back and
useful for telling stories.
“I can look at old friends, beginning Oct. 7
things you and your friends see who you went to school and when I tell stories about
The importance of a
yearbook also includes
For some, an important
aspect of a yearbook could
people, and the person I’m
telling doesn’t know who
I’m talking about, I’ll just
50 - book only
extra options available additional cost
advantages. be for a flashback of their whip out my yearbook and
“The advantages of appearance. show them who they are,” Room 229, before/after school
having a yearbook is so “(An advantage to having Hand said.
we can remember our old a yearbook is) looking back Whatever the case may
10 - Sept. 25,2009 12
Coach thinks freshmen Bollinger expects
will do well against Pecos JV to play hard
By Andrew Velasquez be able to go into somebody By David Kreher
Results for the freshman else’s stadium and take Last night the JV football team
football game against Pecos control from the start,” Coach took on Pecos. The results of the
last night were not available Brogden said. game weren’t available at press
at press time. Coach Brogden said, “Our
Before the game, Coach
Before the game Coach biggest weakness is that we Charles Bollinger said, “I expect
Mike Brogden said, “The have started off too slowly us to play hard, execute well and
freshmen should do well in all of our game except for win the game.”
against Pecos if they will one. We tend to try and feel “The biggest weakness is
work at improving this week. the other team out before we mental confidence and focus. These
Jonathan Kerr causes the Estacado Matador to fumble during last guys must learn how to win and
As long as the team shows make up our minds to get
Friday’s game. # 67 Daniel Escobedo runs in to assist. Photo by Mea- make it a habit. We must get team
up ready to play and work on after them.” gan Downing chemistry put together. Athletic
playing hard all four quarters, “I think our size could be ability: we have players with more
we should do well against one of our biggest strengths if ability than they realize.”
Pecos.” we would learn to use it to our The coach said that his team
will “take care of the ball, run
Tigers travel to Pecos today
“Our offensive strategy advantage and get after other
hard, block the right people and
will be to mix it up a little people,” Coach Brogden
score lots of points.”
bit,” Coach Brogden said. said. The players are Alec Hinojos,
“We may come out and Members of the freshman By Alexandra Luevano Dakota Carroll, Jimmy Holt, Alex Pesina, Aaron Palacios,
run the ball right at them to team are Chase Toland, Will The varsity football team Shade Roemisch, Chris Ward, Domino Donaldson, Alex Rivera,
try and get the running game Stephens, Kenner Escobedo, will be traveling to Pecos Blake Thompson, Scott
Josh Sandoval, Robbie Rinehart,
going. If we need to back Dakota Kinkinger, Andrew Kyler Billingsley, Gene Alarcon,
tonight. Smith, Kelton Garcia, Jason Isaiah Alvarado, John Muniz,
them off a bit, we will try and Velasquez, Zach Harris, Coach Chad Rodgers said Mendoza, Zavier Malone, Flavio Borrego, Emilio Felan,
pass. We want to be able to do TJ Villa, Nick Hernandez, he feels good about playing Demetri Gunderson, Brandon Darius Biggers, Caleb Hester,
many different things to help Hector Torres, Spencer Pecos. “We will win,” he said. Medrano, Alex Torrez, Ricky Jacob Whitley, Josh Whitley,
make us less predictable. We Williams, Jesse Garza, Jeffrey “The travel time is bonding Esquivel, Dylan Early, Jordan Ashton Lee, Deshay Smith, Tyler
need to mix it up a bit.” Stewart, Kodee Simpson, time.” Tippens, Jerry Robles, Daniel
Redman, Lance Egan, Harley
“The freshman team has Larry Huddleston, Nathan Collins, Matt Martinez, Adam
He said the team has Escobedo, Roman Romero, Moncibais, Marco Ramos and
improved as far as their Villanueva, Hunter Wickline, improved on working Kris Leighton, David Kreher, Beto Arellano.
aggressiveness over the last Anthony Zamarippa, Drew together. Alex Alcala, Nick Morin,
few weeks. I think we took Moncevais, Fabian Gutierrez, Seniors on the team are William Varela, Taylor Tiger Special
a step backwards against Brandon Jaime, Hayden Nick Zajicek, Blake Cates, Carroll, C.J. Casas, Wesley #1 Combo
Estacado and allowed them to Meek, John Lujan, Darren Jose Ramirez, Tony Silva, Anderson and Matt Smith.
4.99 with tax
outplay us. I think travelling Escobedo, Zach Bowman, Jonathan Kerr, Tye Holley, Sophomores on the team
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. only
may have had something to Michael Bennett and Dalton Seth Naizer, J.C. Arellano, are Keenon Ward, Josh OR show your school ID and get that
do with that, but we have to May. Alex Hernandez, Roylee Sandoval, Chris Garza and deal anytime!
Sanchez, Bryan Muniz and Cody Chappell
Juniors on the team are Freshmen on the team are
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JV volleyball prepares for win against ‘biggest competition’
By Ashtin Hand anyone if we stay focused district. The girls can win Archuletta, Zoi Malone, Aleya Sharp, Ryanna
The JV volleyball team and play our game,” Coach every game if they keep Lucero Espinoza, Taylor Martinez and Tania
travels to Brownwood today Kristen Williams said. their confidence level up on Garcia, Maranda Guynes, Rodriguez.
for their first district game. The JV’s last game the court,” Coach Williams
“Brownwood is pro- against Lamesa Tuesday said.
bably the team’s biggest was a loss on their record. The players on the
competition, along with The team’s record is 15-7. team are Ashtin Hand,
Wylie. However we can beat “I am excited about Ashley McGinnis, Celeste
Freshman volleyball team defeats Lamesa
By Michael Contreras have defensive specialists. said.
Tomorrow the freshman All in all, I feel pretty good The freshman volleyball
volleyball team will play about this year’s team.”“The players are Loran Perry,
Brownwood at their home at team played summer Brooke Wilson, Courtney
5 p.m. On Tuesday the girls league and they played Pollard, Payton Gray, Jaeda
beat Lamesa, something that club volleyball, which has Jordan, Cailey Young,
hasn’t been done before, made a huge difference in Penny Holdren, Allie
according to their coach. their play. The girls were Hollingsworth and Samantha Megan Vineyard succeeds in saving the ball in the Lamesa game.
“I am hoping we can carry allowed to gain valuable Gonzales. Photo by Meagan Downing
that feeling with us going experience with all of those
into district. I feel like our
chances are pretty good,”
games. Plus, the girls were
given great instruction and
Varsity volleyball to face Brownwood;
Coach Robbie Braziel said.
“This year’s team is a good
coaching from their junior
high coaches,” Braziel said.
team holds record of 24-6 going into district
mixture of players who can “We play against freshman By Stephen Kelley 24-6. “We are satisfied with tumn Castillo, defensive
fill a variety of roles. I have teams; therefore we are able Today the varsity our past games. We continue specialist; Lindsey Urias,
players who can play all to judge our competition on volleyball team starts its to improve from week to libero; Megan Vineyard,
positions, players who just an even level. We put out the district competition in week,” Davis said. setter; Avery Ware, middle
play front row and I also best product we can on every Brownwood, beginning at 6 The last two games were blocker; Jodi Hamilton, weak
game we play. The girls p.m. played here against Big side; Gabby Arredondo,
come early in the morning, “We are going to compete Spring and then against defensive specialist; Laura
Big Country stay late in the afternoon, lift this year. It will be a good Lamesa. Reigh, middle/setter; Ja-
Electric weights, do jump training match,” Coach Harold Davis “Our team has been coree Brooks, weak side;
Cooperative, and they want to become the said. improving over the season. Shanerica McGaha, strong
best volleyball players,” she The girls have a record of We are gaining more and side; Kyla Freeman, weak
more confidence each time side; and Heather Medrano,
we take the court,” Davis defensive specialist.
said. Managers are Taylor
The line-up is Amanda Tyrrell, Tara Holley and
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Varsity tennis faces Seminole,
Frenship here tomorrow
By Kellie Sanders was cancelled due to rain, time.
The varsity tennis team according to Blazek. “I think it will be a close
will play Seminole at 9 a.m. Playing on the varsity are match,” Coach Blazek said
and Frenship at 3 p.m. here Taylor McClung, Cody Lee, about Thursday’s match.
tomorrow. Robert Velasquez, Edward On Sept. 12, the junior
They played against Big Yruegas, Lee Zalman, varsity defeated Odessa 10-
Spring on Tuesday for the Logan Tabor, Alex Parsons, 8, but lost to Permian 8-11.
second time this season. The Chance Kelley, Jenee Payne,
first time they played them Taylor Reed, Carrie Harlan, Playing on the junior
it was really close, but they Cassie Cochran, Melisa varsity team are Jacinda
ended up losing 9-10. Chhuor, Alexis Guerrero, Payne, Shauni Colvin,
“It will be close again. Lauren Bolinger, Amanda Allison Downing, Mekayla
Melisa Chhuor returns the ball while playing doubles with Jenee They are a good team,” Ochoa and Tayla Wesson. Duzan, Savannah Glasscock,
Payne against Big Spring. Photo by Natalie Kerry Coach Crystal Blazek said The junior varsity team Mattie Drake, Katlin Hestand
about Tuesday’s match-up. will play Graham Oct. 3 at and Faith Overton.
Last week the varsity 10 a.m. in Graham.
played at Plainview, and The JV played Sweetwater Others are Megan
they were down 3-4 after on Thursday, but the scores McWilliams, Hannah Herr-
doubles, but the match weren’t available at press ing, Samantha Mitchell,
Kim Hagins, Kellie Sanders,
Bianca Silva, Macy Bilano
and Kaitlin Stewart.
Also Brady Williams,
Nolan Duzan, Cole
Etheredge, Austin Morris,
Austin Forbes, Tim Hagins,
Taylor Duzan and Aeric
Bob Velasquez and Taylor McClung watch for the ball while playing And Logan Perry, Dillon
against Big Spring. Photo by Natalie Kerry Randolph, Mark Sosa,
Brandon Elam, Robbie Luna,
Chevy Wagner, Nelson
Sears and Justin Torres.
“They are becoming more
consistent, but there is still
Brady Williams returns the ball room for improvement,”
to Big Spring. The varsity ten- Coach Blazek said about the
nis team will play Seminole at teams’ improvement.
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Cross country runs fourth meet tomorrow,
team makes ‘great improvements’
By Leslie Rosas Brianne Perry placed fifth
Tomorrow the cross with a time of 13:31; Jessica
country team will be running West, 15th, 13:47; Sammie
in Lubbock for their fourth Medrano, 20th, 13:55;
meet. Ivana Valadez, 23 , 14:10;
Coach Jennifer Young Chelcea Roemisch. 24th,
thinks they will do very 14:11; Xalee Northcutt,
well in Lubbock. “It is the 27th, 14:17; Courtney
toughest course we run, and Pollard, 37th, 14:41; Jentri
will be a good test for us for Diggers, 43rd, 14:50; Karyss
two reasons: it is the site McCullar, 46th, 14:54;
of the regional meet which Averey Wright, 54 , 15:14;
we want to be competing Janell Espinoza, 56th, 15:15;
at this year, and Wylie, Kimbrelee Benavides, 60th,
Breckenridge and Graham 15:21; Ashton Burton, 78th,
are supposed to be there, and 16:40; Ashten Wilkinson, Cross country runners Karyss McCullar placed 46th, Jentri Driggers 43rd, Brianne Perry fifth, Chelcea
we can see how we measure 82nd, 17:00; Cortni Kiker, Roemisch was 24th, Samatha Medrano 20th, Jessica West 15th and Ivana Valdez was 23rd at the Hardin-
up to our district opponents. 86th, 17:32; Karissa Medina, Simmons meet. Contributed photo
So far we have only seen 87th, 17:37; Baylee Lewis,
Wylie,” Young said. 88th, 17:48; and Vanessa Varsity golfers to compete in El Paso
According to the coach, Ornales, 89th, 17:52. By Josh Kiker girls playing good, we are
the teams has improved The boys run three The varsity golf team going to be a good team.”
tremendously since their miles each meet. Last week will travel to El Paso Oct. 9- Lancaster said.
first meet, and said she Edward Yruegas placed 10 to compete in their first The varsity girls’ team
only expects them to keep ninth with a time of 17:50; tournament of the year. consists of Emma Nunley,
improving. “The majority of Armando Monroy, 12th, At the Hardin-Simmons cross Varsity contenders are Krysha Burleson, Aryn May,
them ran this summer and 17:56; Juan Estrada, 22nd, country meet, Armando Monroy Colby Barrera, Tanner Bragg, Nicole Molter, Samantha
placed 12th and Edward Yregas Julio Villaneuva, Toby Lopez, Villarreal and Brianne Perry.
on the first day of practice 18:53; and Antonio Estrada, came in ninth. Contributed photo Troy Henry and Zach Gafford. Both JV teams consist
were already in pretty good 48th, 20:33. Kaden Seale is on the disabled mostly of freshmen.
shape, and had a good base list. “Our freshmen are really
under them,” Young said. The El Paso tournament will talented on the course. They
Last Saturday, the be a 54-hole tourney, 36 holes can be better than they know
team traveled to Abilene on day one and 18 holes on day but it is going to take time,
running at Hardin-Simmons two, according to Coach Andra hard work plus lots of self
University. The Snyder Lancaster. discipline,” Lancaster said.
girls’ A team placed second, “It is a new tourney with The JV boys’ players are
B team eighth and the C new competition. It will be Reid Pinson, Josh Kiker, Kaleb
team tenth. tough, but we have a good team Presley, Bryce Eaton, Dylan
this year,” Lancaster said. “We Glover and Kelly Jones. Regan
The girls run two miles
will need to be physically and Head is on the disabled list.
each meet. Last week Snyder mentally ready for it.” On the girls’ JV team are
placed second overall. There are five returning Samantha Edwards, Sabrina
golfers on the varsity girls’ Castillo, Sydney Villarreal,
Health Food Center team. They will start their season Chelsea Chaidez and Hayley
1910 37th St. • 325-573-0251 in Abilene with the Abilene Crowley.
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Flora Stephens, owner “With all top five returning The JV teams start their
players plus the other varsity season in late October.
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Homecoming Alex Parson
shows his school
spirt on Extreme
Black and Gold
Day. Photo by
Dressing up for Multiplicity Day for Spirit Week were, back row, Skylar Jones, Joseph
Hernandez, Eric Overton, Trent Ruiz; middle row, Leslie Quinonez, Caleb Wilson, Luis
Monrreal Roy Mojica; front row, Carlos Landa, Amanda Gibbens, Jamie Ramirez, Sa-
mantha Mitchell. Photo by Meagan Downing
Darvie Sei expresses
her surprise when she
is named homecom-
ing queen. Photo by
Homecoming Queen Darvie Sei and her court, Autumn Castillo, Chelcea Roemisch, Me-
gan Vineyard and Devyn DeLoera. Photo by Meagan Downing
Dressing as nerds for Nerd Day were front row, Keenon Ward, Kelton Garcia; back
row, Ricky Esquivel, Kydrick Reed, Anthony Taylor, Dakota Carroll, Tye Holley, Brit-
tany Read, Taylor Drake, Alex McClung. Photo by Lindsey Urias