What is the battle on 3009? A big game we always lose! Well not this year, everyone has high hopes we will beat Steele High School tonight. The battle to 3009 is also a time when our whole community has a time to all get together and unite as one, even though we might be mortal enemies in football it’s nice to see everyone together. DECCA will be selling 3009 shirts, $12 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeve. Shirts are going quickly so you should buy one soon! There was a contest held for who came up with the best design for our 3009 shirts. Kaliah, senior class of 2018 won best design so congratulations they look really good! At 7AM on November 9th , today there was a big pep rally in the mall area that was televised on CW FOX NEWS. During the pep rally many clubs were given recognition such as football, cheer, dance, the Samuel Clemens step team, ROTC, concert choir, and student council. My only question is why was it so early? Not a whole lot of people showed up to the pep rally but I do have to say it was a lot of fun. There was also a Veterans Day ceremony right after the pep rally held out on the Lehnhoff Stadium. I believe almost everyone would have loved the Veterans Day ceremony if held inside a gym because the weather was in the 40’s this morning. For everyone attending the game tonight please dress warmly it will be in the 60’s and then drop back down into the 50’s so be prepared. For the game tonight the Samuel Clemens choir will be singing the National Anthem for the last home game of the season. GO BUFFS!
Assistant Editor In Chief
Handling school and sports at the same time
Life as a student and a athlete can be difficult when doing both at the same time.
“It can be difficult to handle sometimes if you don’t plan out things good with time when it comes to your studies and practices” said by 10th grader Ashley Burke
When being a student and also being involved with sports at school they are are putting more work on yourself. Having time management is the main key they would wanna use when being a student athlete because of the fact you have to squeeze in your studies for school but also your practices and games for your sport. Student athletes have more on their plates since they have to juggle more than one thing at once.
Other students have to understand that these are not normal students who go to school and then go straight home to study or do whatever. These are people who wake up early in the morning to go to practices in the morning and after go start their nine hour shift at school then go right back to practice after the last bell. They are putting in more work and effort than what an average student does on a daily.
There are many student athletes who enjoy what they are doing.
“I have fun playing softball in school and probably would like to do it for another year or two.” which was said by Ashley Burke, a 10th grader who is currently playing for the softball team. Even though to other people it may seem like being a student and athlete is too much work or too much to do, others enjoy taking the task of being an athlete at their school and being able to participate in playing sports. But some just have to understand that being a student athlete is not made for everyone.
With being a student athlete they still have to make sure their academics are good. They must make sure their grades are up and they are staying out of trouble in and outside the classroom. Athletes have a bigger responsibility since they are representing their school as a student and also an athlete so, they have to make sure they are not representing in a poorly way.
They are setting a big role for their school.
So far a winning season for the Varsity volleyball team
Your varsity volleyball team has had an impressive record so far going 6-1 in district matches and and an overall record of 34-4, now ranked in your top fifty nationally and top ten in the city.
With so many returning players to varsity the season has shown to be a very beneficial for this team, the team chemistry is already there and with only four new girls on the team it is easy to get into a great team groove. For Coach Wunderlich-Ellis this has been her experience with a returning team, “It's good because there is a lot of people who know the expectations and have experience and know how the class works and how our schedule is going to be, and they help the younger ones and helps them get accustom to day to day life for volleyball and school.”
With the ten returners and only four new players to the varsity team they are all close to begin with. They spend a lot of time together as it is, but with all of the team bonding and team dinners they can't help but be close, “we all have different relationships, but we are all pretty close, but we are all unique in our own way.” is what Alexa Ruiz had said about her and her teammates.
Ranking in the top fifty in the nation the varsity team has an overall record of 34-4 and have been playing since August first. Also ranking in the top ten in the city is a very big accomplishment for the Varsity team. Now with a district record of 7-1 the varsity team is playing in the midst of one of their best winning season in a while.
Not just Clemens is having a great season, the entire district is having a great year for Volleyball. “Their is not a team right now that is not giving it their all, this is the best that a lot of the schools in our district have looked in a while.” Coach Wunderlich states about the district competition.
With the heavy competition the main goal for the team is still trying to make it to the state competition and maybe even win. “ our goal is to be district champs and go all the way to state championships as a whole team.” showing Alexa Ruiz’s goals for her team and this volleyball season.