The Horizon Sun

Why TNF Has Got to Go

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

December 22, 2017

The NFL’s expanded Thursday games rub players the wrong way, and with general viewership declines, many media executives are blaming the Thursday games for the public’s general football fatigue. Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman says they aren’t getting enough rest for their body going into ...

College Football Playoffs and Bowl Projections

Matt Butler, Matt Butler

December 6, 2017

As November ends and December is upon us, the push and fight to make the college football playoffs begins. If you don’t make the playoffs, you're more than likely to make some sort of bowl games. Here are my predictions for the college football playoff games and the top 5 bowl games. College ...

Athletes Winning the Style Game

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

December 6, 2017

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook, a 6-time NBA All-Star, 2017 NBA MVP, and noted for having the Best Style within the NBA for 2016-2017 season. “I wear a combination of everything,” Westbrook says. “I go with what I’m feeling and with what looks good, reg...

MS Softball Tussles with a Tough Rival

MS Softball Tussles with a Tough Rival

Reese Bennett, Columnist

December 1, 2017

The winter sports for Horizon Honors have begun, and the MS Softball just hit off a well-anticipated season with their first home game. The game, versus Fountain Hills, took place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and was well-fought, all the way to the end. The skies were overcast and gray as the game started, t...

Hard Work Pays Off for Cici Collins

Hard Work Pays Off for Cici Collins

Matt Butler, Columnist

November 16, 2017

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, “only 1.2 [percent] of all high school volleyball players go on to play at a D1 collegiate level.” For some, this dream of playing at the next level is diminished by the competition at the high school level, but for students like senior Ce...

Take to the Field

Reese Bennett, Columnist

November 14, 2017

As last season’s sports come to a wrap, winter sports tryouts have begun. The three middle school winter sports Horizon Honors are participating in are baseball, softball, and cross-country. All sports have had a good turnout of students wanting to participate, with softball in particular looking ...

NCAA Cheats Student Athletes and Plays Itself

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 1, 2017

As Adidas and University of Louisville are involved in a bribery case that has so far resulted in the firing of Rick Pitino, college basketball coach, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is embroiled in scandal yet again. Last week, federal prosecutors, including the Federal Bureau of...

Sports Fans Could Use A Few Chill Pills

Reese Bennett, Columnist

October 29, 2017

Sports are known worldwide, and they’re something almost everyone can relate to. However, some people need to take a serious chill pill when it comes to watching and supporting their favorite teams. The sports fan zeal comes from the brain. A hormone called testosterone rises by 20 percent when...

“Defending The Ship” With Broken Records

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

October 29, 2017

Our Horizon Honors high school volleyball team has had an outstanding season so far with 32 matches won and only four matches lost. After winning State last year, the volleyball team has continued to improve. Through practices and games, the team has shown dedication and determination. Out of all t...

Bring Back Basketball

Bring Back Basketball

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

October 6, 2017

Basketball has been a popular sport since 1891, and many students enjoy playing it. At most schools, students have basketballs available to play with. At Horizon Honors, the middle school courtyard has no basketballs, even though there’s a basketball court. This is unhelpful and a waste of resources; stude...

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