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Crew team advances to Nationals

Crew team advances to Nationals

Harmony Tarpein
April 10, 2017 • 250 views
Filed under Crew, Sports

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 • 244 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 • 228 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 • 312 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 ...

Crew team fishes picnic table out of Hillsborough River

Crew team fishes picnic table out of Hillsborough River

Cassidy Bull
January 24, 2017 • 414 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 • 285 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 • 475 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...

Quitting crew

Quitting crew

Annie Aguiar, Editor
February 18, 2016 • 565 views
Filed under Crew, r&b Magazine, Sports

Allison Snow She misses being out on the water. She rowed for two years before finding out she had to stop. What was originally thought to be a hip flexor injury was actually hip dysplasia, a congenital disorder. Due to the injury, she returned to the sport her junior year as a coxswain — the on...

Crew offers scholarships to expand their program

Crew offers scholarships to expand their program

Matt Lutton
September 24, 2015 • 496 views
Filed under Crew, Sports, Year-Round

“One of the biggest blockades as far as getting people to join crew has always been money,” said junior Luke Jeske, a captain of the team. “This is an attempt to overcome that.” The crew team is now offering scholarships that will cover 100 percent of the expenses for the season. “Right...

Crew skips out on nationals

Crew skips out on nationals

Amber Shemesh
May 27, 2015 • 704 views
Filed under Crew, Sports, Year-Round

Only the top three scholastic boats in Florida qualified for nationals. Hillsborough’s Junior Women’s Four was one of them. “When we got to the finish line, we were neck and neck with this [other] boat. If we’d been one second slower, we wouldn’t have qualified. So we really had to fight...

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