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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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“Every day we get better”: Soccer season begins with new coach and large team

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Seventh and eighth graders stand across from one another to practice drlls with a player of a different skill level. Photo by Sammie Seamon. Forty-five seventh and eighth graders stayed after school last week to try out for the 25-spot middle school soccer team.The soccer team has an exceptionally large amount of players compared to…

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All good things must come to an end: ARS Cross Country seniors run their last race

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ARS Seniors on the Junior Varsity cross country team ran their last high school cross country meet Friday October 16, 2015 at Long Lake for the 2015 District meet. Rewon Shimray joined the cross country team in 8th grade and has since made many close friends among her teammates, some of whom she claims she…

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Get in the Zone: Seventh grade volleyball team advances to the zone tournament

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Seventh Grade B team volleyball player gets ready to serve the ball.  The seventh grade volleyball team advances to the zone tournament and will play against Bailey Middle School on October 15th. “I feel nervous, but it’s a good type of nerve you know? Like the ‘Bring it on,’ nerve,” seventh grade volleyball player, Natalia…

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Sprinting for Survivors: ARS Cross Country team runs in the NOCC 5k

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The ARS cross country team went to Camp Mabry to run in the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 5k on September 27th to support ovarian cancer research and funds. “I think it’s going to be a good race today,” senior runner Miranda Ward said. “I mean there’s lots of different people who are running at different…

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Taming the Mustangs: Ann Richards middle school volleyball team beats O. Henry Middle School at O. Henry

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The Ann Richards seventh grade volleyball team goes into a team huddle before their game against Covington Middle School. Photo by Sammie Seamon   The seventh grade Ann Richards volleyball team beat O.Henry Middle School on September 24th. “I was actually very proud of our team, because they haven’t beaten O.Henry since my oldest sister [senior…

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Double Dose: Middle schoolers participate in both cross country and volleyball

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Five middle schoolers are participating in both volleyball and cross country this fall season. Each have a different motive for competing in two sports. “I really like running, but I also really like being part of a team,” eighth grader Ariel Wilson said. “Cross country is more of like an individual sport so volleyball is…

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Ovarian cancer fundraiser takes off

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The ARS cross country team is hosting a fundraiser for National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 5k this Sunday, September 27th, to increase awareness in the community. “I think it sends a really strong message that we support the other women in this community and the other women around this country who are struggling with ovarian cancer,”…

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Sore Sports: Cross country runners injured ahead of district race

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Injured Varsity and JV cross country runners work on sustainable strengthening in hopes of running the district race. “I was out for about four weeks. And so I ran twice this past week and my third run of this whole season was this past weekend at the Cedar Creek meet in the two mile. The…

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Eyes on the Tiger: ARS family supports alumna at Dallas Division I volleyball tournament

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Ann Richards alumna, Sofia Hruby, was supported by friends, family, and former teammates in the SMU Doubletree Classic volleyball tournament in Dallas, Texas September 18th and 19th. Hruby is one of eight freshmen on the Clemson University volleyball team.  Since late June, she has been at Clemson in South Carolina preparing for the Atlantic Coast…

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A rivalry visualized: Ann Richards takes on McCallum

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On Friday, September 4th, 2015, the Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball teams of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders played the McCallum Knights. The night was filled with seven sets, fans decked out in all-black, popcorn and pizza, and volleying. The teams outcomes are as followed: Freshmen | 2-0, with the Knights taking the…

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