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Freshman Steps Up to Play Varsity

Freshman Steps Up to Play Varsity

Michael Tiemann-Daniel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Due to a series of varsity injuries, freshman Charles Wright took the field for the first time as second string quarterback during the game against Anderson on Friday, Sept. 22. “It was pretty humbling just to be on varsity as a freshman. Pre-season I was wanting to make my way towards varsity,...

Varsity Players Take Knee to Support Protests

Varsity Players Take Knee to Support Protests

Eleanor Estrada, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Before varsity football’s first district win against Akins, half a dozen Varsity players took a knee during the presentation of the National Anthem. The peaceful protest comes following a wave of similar protests among professional athletes and NFL teams. The trend began a year ago when former San Fra...

Varsity Football Slaughters the Vikings

Varsity Football Slaughters the Vikings

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

October 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Opponent: Lanier Final Score: Austin 51 Lanier 7 Highlights: Late in the first quarter Austin defense allowed Lanier to slip a touchdown pass past them, but made it up in the fourth quarter with a safety gaining the team two points. Maroon offense dominated the vikings throughout the game. ...

Maroons Slay the Knights to Maintain Undefeated District Record

Maroons Slay the Knights to Maintain Undefeated District Record

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

October 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Varsity volleyball remains undefeated in district after the Lady Maroons crushed the Knights 3-1 in their second matchup of the season.   McCallum (17-21) fought hard in the first set; however, the Maroons (20-13) took the neck-and-neck set 28-26. The Maroons kept their momentum going and dominated the ...

McCallum Varsity Football Shuts Down Austin

McCallum Varsity Football Shuts Down Austin

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Varsity wide receiver Sawyer Berry put 12 points on the board by catching two touchdown passes against McCallum Thursday night, although it still wasn’t enough. McCallum (6-0) blew out Austin 56-13. In the first few minutes of the game, the Knights took the ball to score a 69 yard touchdown. T...

New Swimmers Crowned in King and Queen of Springs Tradition

New Swimmers Crowned in King and Queen of Springs Tradition

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

September 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sophomore Emmy Francell and senior Nathan Marsales were crowned champions of the swim team’s 16th annual King & Queen of the Springs. The competition consists of a 3 mile run from Deep Eddy to Barton Springs and a ¼ mile swim in the Barton Springs pool.

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Varsity Volleyball Hopes for Competitive Run in 5A

Varsity Volleyball Hopes for Competitive Run in 5A

Eleanor Estrada, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

As the volleyball season kicks into gear, the varsity girls are hoping their second season playing 5A will bring tough competition and a competitive run in district play.

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Girls Soccer Sweeps Lanier, Takes on Travis Friday

Girls Soccer Sweeps Lanier, Takes on Travis Friday

Django Fox, News Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

The girls soccer team honored their favorite teachers by sweeping Lanier with a combined scored of 18-0 Tuesday night.

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Plowman Rows Competitively

Plowman Rows Competitively

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

All it takes is a short walk across the street from Austin High to get to the Texas Rowing Center, where freshman Ella Plowman has been spending much of her time.

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Run Along with Thomas Chiang

Run Along with Thomas Chiang

Audrey Ashburn, Photo Editor

June 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Profiles

Running: a sport, an activity and a pastime, but for senior soccer player Thomas Chiang it’s for endurance, power and free time.

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The Close to a Home Run

The Close to a Home Run

Ellie Felts, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Lady Maroon softball team lost in the first round of the playoffs with a district record of 3-3 a district record of 5-9.

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Synchronized Dedication

Synchronized Dedication

Miranda Gershoni, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Profiles

We all know the struggle of extracurriculars: there’s so many to choose from and there’s no way to do them all.

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