United in blue

  There is a complete shift in mood once you enter the gym. Everyone is smiling from ear to ear because they get another opportunity to cheer on their fellow classmates. As the athletes enter the gym, the band begins playing, and cheers roll over the crowd. Everyone had been looking forward to the HR…

Cheering through the drama

   They put down the mats. They start stretching. Then their coach huddles them up and tells them the plan for the day. Then the music starts. All of a sudden a girl will start flipping. And then another. And then another. Their routine is so fluent they could have their own Cirque du Soleil…

Celebrating traditions from the beginning

  An important part of sports that has been in the sports world for a long time is traditions. Traditions, like Notre Dame’s iconic “Play Like a Champion” sign that they slap before every home game or the Green Bay Packer’s “Lambeau Leap” that they do after they score a touchdown, are examples of long…

Home run season

  This past Saturday the HR baseball team went to Bear Creek to play Dakota Ridge and Bear Creek. In the first game against Bear Creek the boys won 17-7 after being down 6-0. In the second game they lost to Dakota Ridge and their amazing season ended.    Zac Dammel, junior infielder, said, “It…

Girls tennis strikes up a strong bond

  Some believe that winning is everything; they believe that the whole point of a sport is to compete against others and to ultimately win. While that is rewarding, the HR girls tennis team has shown the other motivations and benefits of team sports.   HR’s girls’ varsity tennis team has lost seven and won…

Stepping up to the plate

    HR’s baseball season starts off with many new players. HR offers varsity, JV, freshman and sophomore teams. According to New.berecruited.com, only 28%(470,671) of people who play baseball in their freshman year will continue playing in their senior year. This year, the freshman are able to see what it’s like to play at their…