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Bradley Lavinier pushes his golf cart across a golf course. He participates in a school golf tournament.

Varsity Golf Q&A

Raina Blesi and Sara Wolf Feb 21, 2023

We interviewed three members of the Varsity golf team about their passion for golf and goals for the future. Bradley Lavinier (12) Q: Who is your golf role model and why? A: My golf role model has...

Kohlman Dutton watches his team from the bench as he recovers from his ACL tear. (Photo by ROHAN PARIKH)

Stuck on the sidelines

Ariel Lagnado, Reporter Feb 21, 2023

He had done it hundreds of times before. His feet sprang up as he slammed the ball through the basket. But this time, as his legs braced for impact, he felt a pop in his knee. The excruciating pain...

Dylon Lozano is ready to send the ball back to pitcher Kyle Beinart in their preseason scrimmage. Catchers play a critical role in the defense of a team, protecting homeplate from eager base-runners.

Striving for a stronger season: Bellaire baseball preseason

Avey Gannaway and Sara Tilney Feb 16, 2023

Uniformed boys with duffle bags full of bats and gloves make their way everyday after school to practice on the long-anticipated new field after a period of systematic pitching hiatus and overall conditioning. Bellaire’s...

Senior Victoria Allen prepares to do a relay dive for the 200 freestyle relay. Allen also swam in the 200 Medley relay, as well as the 50 and 100 freestyle

[NEWS BRIEF] Swim team competes at district meet

Ella Evans and Emily Vaughan Feb 3, 2023

The varsity swim team competed at the HISD District Meet against Westside, Lamar, Heights and Chavez on Saturday, Jan. 28. They placed first overall, with 30 out of the 35 swimmers at the meet qualifying...

At senior night, the swim team celebrated its 12 seniors by reading their bios and giving them roses. Hassan Abdullatif, along with his fellow seniors, enjoyed this show of appreciation.

Settled waters: Seniors’ swim night

Jason Deng, Features Editor Jan 25, 2023

The Cardinals faced off against the Westside Wolves last Tuesday in their final home meet until districts. Though they lost in the boys’ events, they made up for the margin in the girls’, bringing...

Siblings senior Zain Hamdani and freshman Sophia Hamdani both place first in their respective races at the district meet on Oct. 8. There is a shared sense of pride between them. Zain in particular is excited to see what Sophia is going to achieve next during her cross country career.

Running together, leaving an impact

Ella Evans and Angel Harper Jan 10, 2023

Spikes hit the track. Hearts pound. Whistles blow as the race begins. These are the sounds that runners live to hear. Siblings freshman Sophia Hamdani and senior Zain Hamdani have run since they were...

Junior Samantha Corona gets ready to watch Mexico fight for their World Cup dreams as they play Poland in the group stages.

World Cup comes to Bellaire

Rohan Parikh, Sports Editor Dec 22, 2022

It takes something special to bring the world together. This winter, the entire world has their eyes set on Qatar to see who lifts the biggest trophy in the world. Thirty-two teams entered Doha with the...

Moments before her teammate receives the ball, Castro aims at the perimeter. Her strategy against Cy Creek involved unpredictable shots and quick footwork to get the ball past defense.

Rookie vs veteran players: Athletes navigate high school sports

Avey Gannaway and Sara Tilney Dec 21, 2022

LACROSSE Two years ago, senior Casey McClelland stepped out onto the lacrosse field for the first time, nervously holding her new stick, mouthguard and goggles, unaware of the meanings of the lines...

The renowned World Cup trophy is awarded to the winning country. Brazil has won the trophy five different times.

Why the World Cup is the best sporting event in the world

Blen Abebe, Reporter Dec 3, 2022

Thirteen countries gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930 to participate in the first-ever international soccer World Cup hosted by FIFA (International Federation of Association Football). France’s...

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The pressure of the game

Summer Phenix, Reporter Nov 22, 2022

Nearly 57% of high school students participate in sports and only 2% of those athletes will go on to receive an athletic scholarship, creating a competitive environment where only the most dedicated will...

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