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2017 Spring Sports Previews

Ava Darden and Mohamad Hilal, Staff Writers

March 1, 2017

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Men’s Tennis: Men’s tennis, which plays in the spring season, has just finished tryouts and finalized the team. William Ojiambo, a junior who has played for the Athens Drive tennis team since his freshman year, is excited...

Carolina Hurricanes steadily improve upon recent years

February 24, 2017

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After winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, the Carolina Hurricanes, coached by Bill Peters, have had a tough time keeping up with the rest of the Eastern conference. Coming in sixth place for the 2015-2016 season, the Hurricanes are in ...

The rise of swimming marks the beginning of a new era

Patrick Gurganus, Party Planner

February 24, 2017

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Swimming is one of the most popular sports yet many overlook it. Students do not realize that swimming is one of the most competitive sports and one of the largest recreational sports in the world. Parents are now teaching kids to swim; some p...

With a new coach in place the women’s lacrosse team plans for improvements from last year

February 23, 2017

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For the past few years the Athens Drive High School, varsity women's lacrosse team has had varying seasons. During the 2015 season, the team had a 9-6 record, and just last year they had a 1-9 record. With a new coach, Mike Sangiac...

Athens Drive Men’s Lacrosse looks to continue recent success this season

Hunter Gill

February 22, 2017

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After a 9-9 record with a playoff win last year the Athens Drive men’s varsity lacrosse team looks to build off their success in the 2016 season with the help of new head coach Tom Wetherby. Wetherby was the head coach of the junior varsity (JV) men’...

ADHS Track and Field team sends two athletes to nationals

Cameron Thomas, Sports Copy Editor/Editorial Cartoonist

February 22, 2017

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  The Athens Drive fall track and field team just finished the indoor season. The team grew in size, from having seven members in 2015 to 95 members at the start of the 2016 fall season. “With that increase in par...

Charlotte Hornets competing for playoff position

Mohamad Hilal, Online score reporter

February 22, 2017

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From only winning 24 percent of their games to last year’s 58 percent, the Charlotte Hornets have come a long way in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Many fans would like to see that number rise even higher this season with the potential chance to make t...

ACC Basketball intensifies as Tournament approaches

Michael Lee, News Editor

February 17, 2017

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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men’s basketball division is having a very competitive year as six of the teams in the conference rank in the top 25 of the nation. These teams consist of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Virgi...

JV Volleyball Game against Cary Imps

Megha Iyer, Staff Writer

January 3, 2017

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The Junior Varsity (JV) volleyball team traveled to Cary High on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Jaguars lost, but the loss did not affect their spirit. In volleyball, teams play three sets. In order to win a set, a team needs a two point...

New Year, New Coach

Danasia Wills, Business Manager

December 19, 2016

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Starting off the indoor track winter season, with new faces, coaches and experiences, Logan Caldwell, head coach, hopes to enforce new strategies to the runners in order for them to improve physically. The returning players ar...