The Maroon

Big Changes; Same Sport

Junior Joseph Yang

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

When junior Joseph Yang first moved to the United States from South Korea he spoke little English; however, his passion for school and baseball motivated him to fly halfway across the world to go to Austin High. “I started playing baseball in South Korea, but if you play a sport you can not study...

Fantasy footfall leagues come to a close, best are lost

Junior Ben Woodhouse shows off his fresh cut after losing in Fantasy Football. “When I first went through with it, I didn’t really know what to think, I just got used to it after a while,” Woodhouse said.

Will Jones, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Fantasy Football is one of the most beloved forms of football fan entertainment across the country. With the end of the NFL regular season, football championships for fantasy leagues have begun. It’s no doubt that one of the highlights of the fantasy season is making the playoffs and working your way...

Girls kick into soccer

Erin Collins tries to get the ball before the defender. “They were very aggressive but we played well,” Collins said.

Bri Bady, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Sophomore Makoya Kourouma, senior Taylor Russell, and junior Sadie Austin play on the girl’s soccer team. This year, Russell plays midfield. “I’m feeling pretty confident about the new season. We have a new system and we have more structure. I think this season’s really different because we...

New Talent on the Team

Assistant Varsity Coach Kyle Fosco

Juan Montelongo, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Coming all the way from north Chicago, Kyle Fosco, a former Missouri University baseball player, is the new baseball coach and also teaches math. “I love being outside, love playing sports and always did when I had the chance,” Fosco said. “I was always the one who would turn off all of my...

Tennis Progresses Through the Playoffs

Senior Ainsley Merrit sets up against a strike from Westlake. This is the final district game between Austin High and Westlake.

Juan Montelongo, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The varsity tennis team went to the first round in the playoffs for the regional quarterfinals after beating Clemens 10-2 and Johnson 10-1. A freshman named Conor Smillie helped improve, scoring 2 out of the 2 points that they had made during this last game after losing 10-2 as the final score against...

In Synchro

In Synchro

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Junior Claire Dempsey spends most of her time in the pool practicing for hours at a time. But she’s not swimming laps. She’s synchronized swimming, an elaborate hybrid of swimming, dancing, and gymnastics where swimmers perform a synchronized routine of moves in the water. “I started s...

First Title for Washington Nationals

Connor Tate, Copy Editor

November 3, 2019

The World Series, major league baseball’s biggest event, concluded on Oct. 30 with the Washington Nationals defeating the Houston Astros, 4 games to 3. “I watched all seven games of the World Series,” junior Alex Chacon said. The Nationals’ victory was a disappointment for fans of the...

Academy Field Trips Cause Scheduling Issues for Student Athletes

Kylie Baber-Gonzalez and Evan Myers

October 23, 2019

The academy model was implemented at Austin High to help create communities among students; however, it has caused issues for some student-athletes, including scheduling conflicts and missed games due to academy field trips. Not all coaches and admin agree on whether or not the academy model is at the...

Junior Olympian balances life as teen & athlete

Junior Olympian balances life as teen & athlete

Juan Montelongo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Sophomore Juliana Martinez started taking part in the Junior Olympics when she was only 13-years-old. Juliana competed in the 200-meter and 800-meter hurdles, helping her team get to 7th place in the Junior Olympics in her second year. Juliana does more than run though -- she also plays baske...

Play like a Girl

Play like a Girl

Bri Bady, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

While the sport of American football is maledominated, sophomore and JV football player Thalia Smith hopes to change that. Smith began playing flag football when she was five years old, started tackle football in her middle school years, and hopes to continue throughout high school. “Ever ...

Lebo and Roberts Take Over as Golf Coaches

Graphic by Xander Christou.

Zab Rodriguez and Jackson Grimes

September 25, 2019

The school recently acquired two new golf coaches, the boys’ coach Nick Lebo, and the girls coach Lance Roberts. Before he came to coach at Austin High Lebo was a defensive coordinator at Reagan High. “The number one reason I got into coaching is because I love to build relationships with the students...

Football Team Prepares for Upcoming Season

Senior Colby Kalbacher runs with the ball in the game against Connally.

Will Jones and John Paidle

September 16, 2019

Coming off a season with the departure of many critical senior players, this year’s football team has a long road ahead of them. Coming up against big schools such as Westlake, Lake Travis, and Bowie, wins week in and week out will be critical for a winning season. “We’ve got some good wide receivers, Col...

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