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It’s a Great Day to Be a Baller

Vanyssa Haug, Copy Editor

December 9, 2016

The Horizon Honors 2016-2017 JV girls’ basketball began their season with seven girls, but unfortunately for the team, several girls got injured, leaving them with five players. The JV team was not originally big in numbers but has always played hard. However, these injuries have caused the remain...

Boys’ Basketball Makes a Slam Dunk at First Home Games

Hannah Browning, Columnist

December 4, 2016

The first home basketball games of the season were on Nov. 29. The junior varsity (JV) girls’ team lost with a score of 10 to 70 but made a great effort. The JV boys’ team won with a score of 44 to 31, while the varsity girls’ team lost with a score of 29 to 35. The varsity boys’ team won wi...

Opening Game for 2016 for Boys’ Soccer

Opening Game for 2016 for Boys’ Soccer

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

December 4, 2016

What a hard-fought game it was on Nov. 29, as the Horizon Honors played ASU Prep. Both teams played aggressively, determined for a win. Just a couple minutes in, junior Ryan Holguin found an angle and guided the ball into the goal, raising the score to 1-0. Soon after, ASU Prep came back, scoring a h...

Eagle Becomes a Yellowjacket

Eagle Becomes a Yellowjacket

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

November 11, 2016

On Wednesday, senior Alexa Smythe signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Montana State University – Billings (MSUB). Smythe’s friends, family, and coaches gathered around outside Horizon Honors’ gym to watch. A letter of intent is when a student athlete signs a contract stating th...

Student Spotlight: Trevor Tam

Aidan Greger, Columnist

November 4, 2016

Senior Trevor Tam’s final season of cross country at Horizon Honors is coming to a close. Tam is going to State Finals on Saturday, Nov. 5, after a great season. Tam, who is the only runner to qualify for state on Horizon Honors’ team, has balanced his athletic success with his rigorous academics.  ...

Missed Calls on Cam Newton: Intentional or Poor Officiating?

Jake Matise, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016

Following their game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 30, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton of the National Football League (NFL) voiced his concern regarding the hits he absorbed that warranted a penalty, but did not draw a flag. Newton stated in a press conference after the Pant...

Middle School Soccer Comes Out On Top

Middle School Soccer Comes Out On Top

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

November 4, 2016

The Horizon Honors’ middle school soccer team won the championship game against Scottsdale Christian Academy 2-0 on Monday, Oct. 31. Heath Leonard, seventh grader, scored a goal with an unstoppable rush in the first half, and William Armstrong scored with an expertly placed penalty kick in the seco...

Student Spotlights: Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Seniors

Student Spotlights: Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Seniors

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

November 2, 2016

Tension rose during the game on Tuesday, Oct. 25, against Chandler Prep due to it being senior night and the last home game for the varsity team, but the girls managed to not let that distract them and won 3-0. I asked each adrenaline-filled senior their thoughts for the night right after the game, and...

Place to Play Ping-Pong

Place to Play Ping-Pong

Hannah Browning, Columnist

October 27, 2016

If you are interested in ping pong, then Horizon Honors is starting a new club where you can play the game with your friends

Swimmers Dive into the Season

Swimmers Dive into the Season

Hannah Browning, Columnist

October 2, 2016

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Horizon Honor’s first swim team swam against Desert Ridge in their third meet of the season. The students on the team were excited to try and drop their times, and the coaches – Staci Smith and Adam Butler – were ready to help them compete. Since this team is a new additi...

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