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Volleyball teams streaks through season Undefeated

Grace Haycraft-Mckee, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

    This year’s varsity volleyball team did not lose one game in their section. From the experienced players and diversity between the girls, the team has been able to keep their undefeated record. “At the beginning of the season, we practiced a lot. We had full two and a half hour pra... Read more »

Falcons on Ice

Falcons on Ice

Caity Bonine, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

Despite the almost year-round warm weather and sunshine that consume the state, Arizona is gaining a bigger market for hockey. This does not only include professional hockey. In fact, students are taking more interest in the sport in high schools and clubs across the state from Tucson to Flagstaff. A... Read more »

Teachers Form A Fantasy Football Team

Louise Jagus, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The Cactus Shadows teachers’ fantasy football league has brought an aspect of healthy competition and bonding among teachers of all subjects. Fantasy football is the competition in which participants select imaginary teams from existing players in the NFL and score points according to the actual p... Read more »

Cross Country Team Projected To Win State

Cross Country Team Projected To Win State

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The Cross Country team is expecting triumph for the season. This team has many tradition, including team dinner, Falcon challenge and the cone. The Falcon challenge is a run at the beginning of the year, at which most athletes run the longest they have ever run. The cone is a kind of mascot fo... Read more »

Lacrosse comes to The Nest

Lacrosse comes to The Nest

Keely Doran, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

Cactus Shadows students interested in forming a lacrosse team need to “stick to it.” Since the early 1800’s, lacrosse has dominated east coast schools and according to the Wall Street Journal, has recently started to muscle its way west. A competitive, bare minimum contact sport that focuses m... Read more »

Crossfit continues to gain popularity

Olivia Stickel, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

Crossfit is a rising fitness craze, and some students and teachers have chosen to take part in it. It may not seem like it, but crossfit’s growth has risen tremendously over a decade. There are over 7,000 gyms now that are affiliated with crossfit, “a huge jump from just 13 in 2005,” as stated b... Read more »

Teachers form a fantasy football team

Louise Jagus, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The Cactus Shadows teachers’ fantasy football league has brought an aspect of healthy competition and bonding among teachers of all subjects. Fantasy football is the competition in which participants select imaginary teams from existing players in the NFL and score points according to the actual p... Read more »

Breaking The Losing Streak

Keely Doran, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

This years homecoming game will take place on October 14 and the Cactus Shadows Falcons will be playing St. Mary’s Knights in an intense face off. Michael Marchica, a junior on the varsity team said,“ Last year they played a really good game against Saguaro who is the best in the state.” Th... Read more »

Too much head in the Game?

Caity Bonine, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

Play smart, play safe. With the high risk of head injury that comes with playing the contact sport of football, the NFL has introduced disciplinary action for teams that do not follow the potential concussion protocol. Before 2009, the National Football League did not have an official concussion... Read more »

Standing Alone in her Field

Standing Alone in her Field

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

Yes, that is a girl out on the field kicking the football. Karli Koskovich, a freshman, was recruited by Coach Michael Hudnutt to be a part of the football team. Ever since Koskovich was a little girl she always enjoyed kicking. While many find it unique that Koskovich kicks for the team she finds ... Read more »

Swim Team Switches Divisions

Olivia Stickel, Foodie Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The swim team is preparing for a new season, ready to represent Cactus Shadows starting with their first match on September 1. There have been many changes to the team this year. The team has switched divisions, from division one to division two. The switch was made based on population. This affects who... Read more »

Tackling the Competition

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

This fall season, the football team is focused on becoming a better team, with more practices and training. “We are really focusing on process rather than the instant gratification of wins,” said junior Jordan Dauch. The varsity team has zero hour every day, which means they come in an hour before s... Read more »

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