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Principal Michael McDonough and Ms. Kelli Tomlinson cheer on the runners.

Varsity girls and boys cross country teams give their all in regional meet

Ryan Lu , Managing Editor January 13, 2021

The varsity girls and boys cross country teams powered through a grueling five-kilometer race on Tuesday, Nov.10 in Huntsville, Texas.  Senior Cate Urbani described her training process and how she...

Giselle Garza wins second place in her heat on a 100-meter butterfly stroke at the “Cardinal Classic”. The race was hosted at Lamar High School.

SERIOUS SWIMMER: Passion, work ethic pushes junior to succeed

Maria G. Perez, Reporter January 12, 2021

In 2009, Giselle Garza was like any other 5-year-old girl, playing with dolls and having tea parties with her stuffed animals. Until everything changed in 2010.  Diana, her mom, enrolled Garza, 6,...

Varsity football players stand for the national anthem before a game agains Heights High School.

[EDITORIAL] HISD’s damaging policy: why athletes are unprepared for their season

Editorial Board Staff December 14, 2020

The pandemic forced sports leagues to temporarily cancel their seasons, but leagues such as the NBA managed to resume playing within a COVID-19 bubble. Now, as professional sports teams have started playing...

Ricky Kai shoots the soccer in preparation for the game against Lamar at Delmar Stadium during his sophomore season.

The side of soccer no one sees: athlete reflects on demands of club sport

Ricky Kai, Features Editor December 14, 2020

The monotonous sound of the tires on the ground blend with the whistling of the winds as we race through the highway. My dad is mindlessly driving as his favorite podcast plays. I’m sprawled out...

The Houston Rockets play at Toyota Center, located in Downtown Houston.

Loyal restless Houston sports fans need change, relief from decades of pain

Eli Cowan, David Bournat, and Ryan Lu December 14, 2020

Dysfunction, frustration and disappointment. These three words can be used to describe Houston sports for as long as many of us can remember. For the past decade, Houston sport teams have not only let...

Senior Riley Gwyn and junior Brandon Huang practice their starts before the meet against Lamar

Varsity swim competes in first meet since regionals this past January

Eli Cowan, Sports Editor December 14, 2020

Swimmers, take your marks! This is something each member of the varsity swim team has patiently waited months to hear.  On Dec. 12, the swim team swam its first meet since January of 2020 when they...

Senior outside hitter Spirit Martina rises up to spike the ball on an opposing defender

Varsity volleyball girls power through most successful season in years

Eli Cowan, Sports Editor December 14, 2020

A year ago, not one varsity volleyball player could envision how their season would play out. Fast forward to the tail end of this rollercoaster 2020 season and the girls find themselves in a great...

Sami Ferguson shows off the shirt she received from Rhodes College.

Q&A with committed athletes

Rory Schoech, Reporter November 8, 2020

Senior athletes Elijah Costa, Cami Ferguson and Elijah Lawrence have all dedicated their lives to sports. I interviewed them about how they got their start and where their talents have taken them. I was...

Senior defensive back Walter Truitt dives to bring down a Lamar wide receiver.

Bellaire vs. Lamar: football in the trenches

Eli Cowan, Sports Editor October 23, 2020

With this season’s Bellaire vs. Lamar football game approaching, it is only right to focus on the history, importance and excitement surrounding the rivalry and account what exactly it is like to be...

Eugene Heger runs up to kick the ball to his teammates.

Q&A with boy’s varsity soccer captains

Ricky Kai, Features Editor October 21, 2020

Eugene Heger:  What do you think you bring to the team as a captain? As a captain, I believe I bring a lot of soccer experience and intelligence to the team. I’ve been playing soccer since I was...

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