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Swim captains make waves

Swim captains make waves

Theontae Walton

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

It all started with one email. "Wow Katie," Jay Vickers wrote. "Literally I am just blown away with the quality of your email. Great use of humor, bullet points, and a light writing style. You nailed it." One innocuous email. But it didn't take long for Jay Vickers, father and biggest fan ...

Updated: Hillsborough athletes sign college scholarships

Updated: Hillsborough athletes sign college scholarships

February 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Fall Sports, Spring Sports, Swim & Dive, Track & Field, Winter Sports

UPDATED: Additional students signed letters on a spring signing day held April 12. Eight Hillsborough students signed Letters of Intent on National Signing Day (Wednesday, Feb. 1 ). They're headed to play football, run track, swim and play baseball at schools throughout the country.

UPDATED: Eight athletes commit to colleges

UPDATED: Eight athletes commit to colleges

Matt Lutton

January 31, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Spring Sports, Swim & Dive, Track & Field

Across the country, senior athletes will sign National Letters of Intent today, on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Each letter serves as a binding, written agreement to play a sport for each university and is the final step in the recruitment process. UPDATED: Eight Terriers signed this year, up from just last year. Signees are ...

Swim team places at states and breaks personal records

Swim team places at states and breaks personal records

Maddie Dhondt

November 29, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

Record breaking. That's what sums up this season for the big red swim team. The girls' swim team finished the season undefeated while the boys’ team went 3-2. The girls placed first at Western Conference, and the boys took fourth. The big red team also won second in districts and had multiple regional...

Swim team goes to states

Swim team goes to states

Maddie Dhondt

November 3, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

UPDATE: Fitz Rawls placed 6th at the State Swimming Championship for the 50 freestyle. The girls 4x50 free relay placed 7th at the State Swimming Championship. Fitz Rawls' backstroke placed 12th in the state, not qualifying for a medal. Tori Ellwoods' 200 IM and 100 backstroke both came in 13th, not...

Swim celebrates senior night

Swim celebrates senior night

Maddie Dhondt

October 12, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

The girl's swim team remained undefeated the entire season,  5-0 and also came in first place for swimming and diving at Western Conference. The boy's team followed closely behind going 3-2 this season and coming in fourth place at Western Conference.

City Relays Preps Swimmers for Districts

City Relays Preps Swimmers for Districts

Sabrina Chang

September 18, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

Last Saturday, the swim team hosted for the third time in a row City Relays at Bobby Hicks Pool. While the event mainly focused on team spirit, the competition displayed the top relay teams from the 25 schools in the district. This event gave coaches a reference to see where their swimmers were at,...

Swim Team Claims Victory Over Gaither

Swim Team Claims Victory Over Gaither

Jacob Kirchheimer

August 25, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

Thursday night at the Copeland Pool, both the boys' and girls' swim teams won in the swim meet against Gaither. The girls won 132-51 and the boys won 116-54. The girls won first in every event except the 500 meter freestyle. The boys also won first in all but one event, the 400 meter freestyle relay. "It...

On swim team, it’s not raining men

On swim team, it’s not raining men

Suparna Narayan

September 24, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swim & Dive

The crowded sidelines are full of swimmers and divers waiting to have their chance to attain victory. Full of girls, that is; lots and lots of girls. There are 45 girls and only 27 boys on the swim team. A lack of boy swimmers has become a major concern for this year’s swim team. “We really need...

Swimming siblings

Suparna Narayan, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

Tension was building as the swimmers prepared to take their marks. The crowd echoed with silence as the swimmers stood ready by the pool in anticipation. This was it, the meet that Fitzhugh and Madeline Rawls had been waiting for; the first meet of many. From a young age, junior Fitzhugh Rawls and...

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