Middle School Volleyball Team Evens Out Scores

Lauren Bander, Columnist

September 20, 2013

Over the past two middle school volleyball games, the A and B Teams were beaten by opposing teams, and the B Team got off to a daunting start at their most recent game when Gilbert Christian earned the first point. However, the girls didn’t get discouraged too easily. Seventh grader Olivia Moran saw the b...

First Cross Country Meet

First Cross Country Meet

Damian Kemper, Columnist

September 17, 2013

The Horizon Honors Cross Country team had their first meet on Sept. 4, and the students came prepared to start out the season with success. The event was held at 4:30 p.m. in 100 plus degree heat, which was a challenging meet to start the season. The course was approximately three miles, snaking thro...

Athletic Director of the Year

Athletic Director of the Year

Daisy Valentin, Columnist

September 17, 2013

Nate Agostini, Horizon Honors’ athletic director, was named the AIA 2A Athletic Director of the Year. “It’s an honor and privilege... love doing it [being the athletic director],” exclaimed Agostini. This means that Agostini kept up with his responsibilities as the athletic director which includ...

Why Fancy it Up?

Photos courtesy of Daisy Valentin, Copyright © 2013 Daisy Valentin.
Sophomore volleyball girls: Michelle Ogle, Joli Sadler and Emma Martin. Doing volleyball poses.

Daisy Valentin, Columnist

September 13, 2013

Student athletes at Horizon Honors are required to dress up on game days as a display of team spirit and school pride. Horizon Honors is a part of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and we take the “honors” in our title very seriously. Students live and work up to our name, Horizon Hono...

Gymnast Shannon Binkley

Emily LaBatt, Columnist

September 13, 2013

Eighth grader Shannon Binkley is an experienced gymnast, who has been training in her sport since she was five. She sat down to tell us about her sport, and her dedication to gymnastics.

MS Volleyball B Team Starts Season with a Win

Addy Bennett, Columnist

September 7, 2013

Shouts of “mine!” or “my ball!” rang through the gym on September 3. The middle school girls’ B team volleyball season started with a win. They played a home game against the Rancho Solano Mustangs. It was a near perfect beginning, what with the easy points and the simple judging. The most ...

History in the Making


Lauren Arenas, Student Opinion Editor

August 19, 2013

The new school year brings a host of exciting new opportunities for Horizon Honors students. One such opportunity is the new sport being added to the list that gives select students the opportunity to compete against some big-name schools. Though tryouts will not be held until later in the year, excite...

Cross Country Tryouts

The cross country team after morning tryouts. Photo courtesy of Natori Cruz, Copyright © 2013 Natori Cruz.

Natori Cruz, Columnist

August 16, 2013

This year, the cross country tryouts are scheduled for August 12-17, with about 25 high school students participating. The tryouts take place from 6:20am to around 7am at Pecos Park. “The tryouts were difficult,” began Sophomore Kori Klein, “but the members of the team helped me with motivatio...

Cheer Tryouts

The 2013-2014 Horizon Honors Cheer Team ~ used with permission of Daisy Valentin

Daisy Valentin, Columnist

May 31, 2013

Lots of high school and middle school girls have been looking forward to cheer tryouts. For several years the high school team has been very small. The cheerleaders from last season were thrilled to find out that more girls would be trying out for cheer this season. Tryouts began on Wednesday, May 15, 2013...

Take a Swing with Golf

Dane Allen, grade 12, at practice.
Used with permission by Dane Allen.

Daisy Valentin, Columnist

March 1, 2013

The Horizon Honors golf team is comprised of students from all grade levels, all hoping to make a mark on the course. The golf team calls the freshmen on the team “The Fab Four.”  The team tries to meet Monday through Thursday, from three o’clock until sundown. Zach Dunham, grade 9, has been...