The Maroon

Big Changes; Same Sport

Junior Joseph Yang
Junior moves from Seoul South Korea to Austin to pursue sports and education
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...

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.
Awards and punishments handed out to participants
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...

Girls kick into soccer

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

New Talent on the Team

Assistant Varsity Coach Kyle Fosco
Fosco arrives from Chicago to start career as assistant varsity baseball coach
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...

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.
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...

In Synchro

In Synchro
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...

First Title for Washington Nationals

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,”...

Academy Field Trips Cause Scheduling Issues for Student Athletes

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...

Junior Olympian balances life as teen & athlete

Junior Olympian balances life as teen & athlete
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...

Play like a Girl

Play like a Girl
Sophomore tackles stereotypes on and off football field
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...

Lebo and Roberts Take Over as Golf Coaches

Graphic by Xander Christou.
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...

Football Team Prepares for Upcoming Season

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

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