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Lil’ Viks, bigger spirit

Lil’ Viks, bigger spirit

Oliver Hopcroft, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Print Stories, Sports

If you’ve been to a football or basketball game, you’ve probably seen a group of passionate elementary school students, cheering on the sidelines with spirit gear and pom-poms. These are the Lil’ Viks. At their cheer camp, held twice a year for one day, boys and girls in pre-K through sixth gr...

Lady Viks advance to the Kingco playoffs for the 2nd straight year

Lady Viks advance to the Kingco playoffs for the 2nd straight year

Caden Frank, Reporter

February 10, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter

As the season winds down and the KingCo girls team prepares for the playoffs, the Lady Viks are right in the middle of the playoff action. With a record of 10-8, the Vikings are currently in a good position to advance into the playoffs as the sixth seed. Shaylen Haller, a senior captain on the girls tea...

Boys Basketball improving in the midst of a tough 2017-2018 campaign

Boys Basketball improving in the midst of a tough 2017-2018 campaign

Caden Frank, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter

Despite the difference in success from last season, the youthful roster has continued to work hard and focus on their team improvement as a whole. Coach Gregory Lowell said that improvement has been his main focus all year. “They’ve improved in every area. Offensively, we are setting screens and ...

Swim team acquires divers for postseason

Swim team acquires divers for postseason

Christian Barlow, Sports Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Sports, Winter

Records show that the boys swim team continued to fight hard through their season. After facing a recent string of losses, junior Captain Quinn McCloseky said that the reason behind the recent struggles is very clear. “We are a fierce bunch,” McCloseky said, “but our boys are small in n...

Students hit the slopes

Students hit the slopes

Sam Goetze, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Print Stories, Sports

Blue skies, fresh powder and some good friends are the perfect ingredients for a day on the slopes. With the impressive amount of snow the Northwest has had this winter, many high school students are heading to the mountains to ski and snowboard. Whether someone is an instructor, a highly experience...

Students continue sports outside of school

Students continue sports outside of school

Olivia Sasson and Christian Barlow

February 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

Freshman runs with Cascade Striders By Olivia Sasson Being on one cross country team takes a significant amount of time and commitment, and freshman Brooklyn Liang is now running for two. Liang has been running for the Cascade Striders Club for four years and has just finished her first season ...

Youthful roster may be an early obstacle for boys basketball

Youthful roster may be an early obstacle for boys basketball

Caden Frank, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter

As the Varsity boys lead up to this season’s league play,  they may have a potential challenge already brewing. The roster includes six underclassmen (five sophomores, and one freshman.) However the team is ready to face the season head on. “When you’re younger, it’s all sort of a process in terms ...

Girls basketball captains excited by the young squad

Girls basketball captains excited by the young squad

Caden Frank, Reporter

December 17, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter

The girls squad enters the 2017 season with a roster full of young athletes. The team includes just two seniors, and only five total upperclassmen. However, according to senior captain Shalen Haller, the inexperience on the roster is overshadowed by the team’s remarkable determination. “This ...

Boys swim and dive prepares to make a splash

Boys swim and dive prepares to make a splash

Shannon Hong, Reporter

December 16, 2017


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Print Stories, Sports, Winter

During the few weeks since the boys swim and dive season started, the team has already formed strong connections with one another. “It’s still early on, but they seem like they’re bonding really well. They’re a tight-knit group and they’re all pushing each other, which is fun to see,” Co...

Viking alumna returns to coach gymnastics

Viking alumna returns to coach gymnastics

Jonah Austin, Reporter

December 16, 2017


Filed under Gymnastics, Print Stories, Sports, Winter

After competing as a Viking herself from 2008 to 2012, new head coach Shayla Anderson said she is excited to lead the gymnastics team this season. Anderson started doing gymnastics when she was 4 years old and continued it all the way to her high school graduation. In her senior year she served a...

Wrestlers prepare for the new season

Wrestlers prepare for the new season

Maria Solorzano, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Wrestling

When it comes down to strategy, strength and focus, wrestling is a sport that requires one of the toughest mindsets. Sophomore Jack Murphy described the intensity wrestling requires. Despite the great physical and mental strength of these wrestlers, the team has some challenges ahead of them. The...

Cross country takes state meet in stride

Cross country takes state meet in stride

Caden Frank, Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall, Showcase, Sports

The cross country season came to a close in a historic way this year; the boys team qualified for state for the first time in 13 years. Sophomore Olivia Wisont also qualified individually for state, as well as setting a sophomore school record. “The mindset going into the race was making sure we...

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