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Crew team advances to Nationals

Crew team advances to Nationals

Harmony Tarpein
April 10, 2017 • 125 views
Filed under Crew, Sports, Top Stories

Before the sun began to peak over the horizon, rowers shuffled slowly up to the boat trailer to begin a long weekend of intense competition. At 6:30 am, the work began. Over the next two days, the HHS crew team would compete against schools who fought to take titles and national qualifying spots ...

Crew continues competition tradition

Crew continues competition tradition

Michael Strobl
April 6, 2017 • 107 views
Filed under Crew, r&b Magazine, Sports

The loud banging of water jug drums ring through the air. The Hillsborough River is flooded with a mixture of protein powder, fish and pudding. Prayers are being made to the river gods for good luck in the coming weeks. This can only mean one thing: a new season of crew has begun. Before compet...

HHS Crew sweeps (and sculls) FSRA West District Championships

HHS Crew sweeps (and sculls) FSRA West District Championships

Cassidy Bull
April 2, 2017 • 136 views
Filed under Crew, Sports, Year-Round

  It’s 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday and the HHS Rowing Team is waking up to get ready for their FSRA West District Championship Regatta in Sarasota. Upon arrival, the team began re-rigging or putting together their boats that they would use on the racecourse. The whole set-up process took a co...

Crew team has its first annual erg-a-thon

Crew team has its first annual erg-a-thon

Harmony Tarpein
March 25, 2017 • 182 views
Filed under Crew, Sports

In summer 2016, the HHS crew team found a new home and began to adjust to not having docks. The team, along with the crews of Academy of Holy Names and Berkeley Prep, have been working to raise the funds for their own docks. To supply enough docks for all three teams, at total of $20,000 needs to be ...

The Dancerettes perform at annual showcase

The Dancerettes perform at annual showcase

Dylan McAleese and Jayla Rogers
February 18, 2017 • 259 views
Filed under Dancerettes, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

As the Dancerettes came to a close on their piece, "The Black Rose," cheers and claps ensued. On Feb. 17, the Dancerettes performed a variety of pieces incorporating different styles of dance at their annual showcase. Friends and family came out to support the dancers as they demonstrated their ta...

QUIZ: Which senior Dancerette are you most like?

QUIZ: Which senior Dancerette are you most like?

Jacob Thornton
February 16, 2017 • 547 views
Filed under Dancerettes, Interactive, Quiz, Sports

Senior Dancerette Personality Quiz

Crew team fishes picnic table out of Hillsborough River

Crew team fishes picnic table out of Hillsborough River

Cassidy Bull
January 24, 2017 • 288 views
Filed under Crew, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Sports, Year-Round

A couple of weeks ago, the HHS Rowing Club discovered that one of the picnic tables at Rivercrest Park, the team’s practice site, had been pushed into and submerged in the Hillsborough River. The team collectively decided to take it upon themselves to fish the local park’s property out of the...

Crew team finds a new home

Jorge Garcia
August 17, 2016 • 204 views
Filed under Crew, Sports, Year-Round

They’re knee deep in water as they pull their boats to dry land. They carry them a few meters up an incline to a fenced in area containing racks where several boats are placed. There is no roof to cover them, allowing the sun’s harmful rays to slowly damage the boats. This is what the crew team...

Crew races to nationals

Crew races to nationals

Tegan Smith
May 24, 2016 • 385 views
Filed under Crew, Sports, Year-Round

One boat on crew is headed to Nationals. Five members are competing in the boys junior four 1500 meter against 24 other boats on May 27 in Nashport, Ohio. To qualify for the 2016 Scholastic Rowing Association of America Regatta, they needed to be in the top three of their division at the Sweep State...

Will she make the Dancerettes?

Will she make the Dancerettes?

Theontae Walton
April 26, 2016 • 585 views
Filed under Dancerettes, Sports, Year-Round

The girls stood outside the gymnasium, waiting for the results to be posted showing who would be joining the Dancerettes for the 2016-17 school year. The three-day audition for Dancerette tryouts was held in the school’s gymnasium, where the girls were tasked with completing simple exercises, doing...

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