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Competing for fair competition: Staff Editorial on 2018-2020 athletic UIL placing

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Every two years on February 1, sports, arts, and academic UIL (University Interscholastic League) districts are evaluated and redistricted by the UIL board of directors. Every two years, The Ann Richards School is moved up to 6A based on the board’s interpretation of school type. Every two years, Ann Richards Coach, Meg Brown, appeals this…

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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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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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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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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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Sofia Hruby signs for Clemson volleyball

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On April 30th, 2015 senior Sofia Hruby officially signed to become a volleyball player at Clemson University in South Carolina. Sofia is the first student at Ann Richards to receive a scholarship for athletics. Sofia has played for the Ann Richards volleyball team since she was in middle school, and has received numerous awards for…

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Volleyball team keeps title as district champs

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The  JV and Varsity volleyball teams kept their title as top district team after playing against the other top contender, the Bastrop Bears. “[I was] so excited. We are still district champs half way through the season,” said Sofia Hruby, senior and co-captain of the ARS varsity team. Two of the three ARS teams won…

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Varsity Volleyball Hitter Plays Cousin in Bastrop Game

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The Ann Richards vs. Bastrop Volleyball game this past Friday received a lot of buzz for obvious reasons– both teams undefeated, Bastrop being new to the district this year– but what most people didn’t know was that STARS varsity outside hitter, Ally Reznicek (11), was playing against her cousin, Quinn Blackwell (10), who’s a hitter…

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Ann Richards Varsity Volleyball team starts season

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The Ann Richards School Varsity Volleyball team started their new season with their first district game last Tuesday, August 26th, versus Travis High School. “I’m so excited,” said Maura Cosgrove, coach of the Ann Richards Varsity volleyball team.  “I’ve been looking forward to this season since the last season ended.” Cosgrove’s Varsity team won the 4A…

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Superb, Amazing and Worth Every Suspenseful Bite

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The popcorn wasn’t the only thing that was good and poppin’ tonight. In the ARS vs Crockett game, the Stars take three wins earning the number one in district .  The gymnasium loud from all of our proud the Freshman  team entered the court. “I [had to] calm myself down.” Said Britton Andrews (Freshman Player)…

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