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Winning by spinning: ARS colorguard take first in competition

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On Saturday, February 25, the Ann Richards color guard took home first place in district, their first award of the year. The team had practiced every Monday after school and the first B day of the week during class and after school. Some team members have a different approach of preparing for performances, where the…

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From a running start, Track season continues at ARS

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Track season kicked off with a varsity meet February 18th with a varsity track meet. Distance runners have been training since November with new coach Albert Marino. Marino is very excited for this meet and expects that, “the girls will perform excellently.”

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Swim Good: My experience in the deep end

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As of 2017, I’ve been swimming with the Ann Richards team for 3 years. In those three years, I’ve learned the value of team breakfasts, tasty vegan queso, spent at least $500 on coffee from Wheatsville, and grew to appreciate parkas more than I ever thought I could. I could go on and on about…

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Runner up: My transition to assistant track coach

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This season, while track runners are jumping, sprinting, and practicing, I will be behind the scenes acting as assistant coach. I will help the Coach Thiel and Coach Mendoza take attendance during practices, help set up cones and hurdles, time runners, run errands as needed, and make sure the runners are ready at meets.  …

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Kicking off the new season: 2016 high school soccer tryouts

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    On November 29-December 1 40 ARS high school students took to the soccer field to try out for the varsity and JV soccer teams.

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Getcha’ Head in the game

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Despite losing last year’s graduates, the basketball team is confident for the upcoming season. “I think they’re all really nice players, they have lots of skill and I think we’ll do really well this year,” returning player Jaqueline Galvan (11) said. “I think everyone’s stepped it up and I’m pretty sure it gonna be a…

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Running to the Championships; Current cross country team prevails despite former stars’ graduation

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Victory rewarded the runners, all covered in ant bites, as the junior varsity team won the title of district champions. Varsity also brought home a win as they qualified for Regional Championships. Placed as district runner-ups, varsity came in after Austin High School and before LBJ. “Every girl fought all the way until the end…

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In it to Win it: Spiking past leukemia into volleyball

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The freshman volleyball team huddle up before a home game against Pflugerville High School on August 30th in the big gym. Last March, Mary Elizabeth, known to most as M.E., Powell (9) was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, AML. She has been in remission since August 17 and due to the effects of chemotherapy, she…

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Eyes on the Prize: Middle school volleyball sets goals for the start of the season

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Coach Meg Brown talks to the 8th grade A team during a timeout in their game against Clint Small Middle School. Picture by Sammie Seamon   Volleyballs flew from both sides of the net as the teams lined up with serious expressions, preparing for their game. The 8th grade team was about to take on…

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ARS High School Volleyball 2016-2017

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ARS high school volleyball team schedules and rosters for the 2016-2107 school year.

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Taking a shot: One district champ’s athletic trajectory

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Ebheni Henderson (10) shows Alexis Miller (9) proper throwing form for discus. Photo by Lauren Breach “There was this girl, and she was just a beautiful thrower. Sometimes when I was supposed to be throwing I just stood there and stared at her. I said ‘Someday, I’m going to do that.’” Since sophomore Ebheni Henderson’s…

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Going the extra 26.2 miles: ARS students run their second marathon

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“When you finish a marathon, you feel really proud of yourself,” sophomore Anabel Martinez said. Martinez was a part of Marathon High last year, and ran her second marathon last Sunday. “If I can do it once, why not do it again?” Fifteen girls at ARS trained since September to run the full or half…

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