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Basketball Player Accepts Offer to Play on Collegiate Level

Braedon Harris, Reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Walking off the unfamiliar campus, senior Alexis Chapman never thought she'd find herself here.   Chapman, a varsity basketball player, will be going to the University of Northern Colorado to compete in women's Division 1 basketball.  After visiting the campus, she received an athletic sc...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

National Signing Day, Feb. 1, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA. This year, five North Garland athletes signed a letter.   Seniors Conner Dagen, Kofi Obeng, Jaylon Ray, Garrick Hubbard an...

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Tournament

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Tournament

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

During winter break, Dallas ISD hosted the 77th Annual Holiday Basketball Invitational, previously known as the Coca-Cola Invitational. Teams from the DFW Metroplex, California, and Australia competed on the court.  North Garland’s varsity basketball team won the consolation championship. The girls’...

Track Off To An Early Start

Braedon Harris, Reporter

December 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

Track officially starts next semester, and practice began the week after Thanksgiving break.  After the track interest meeting on Nov. 10, both athletes and coaches are ready to compete. “Track starts so early, because you’re preparing for the meets later on,” senior Pedro Trevino said.  “You’re...

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Braedon Harris, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

With the first meet under their belt, the swim team is expecting to do much better at competition this season.  Members of the swim team competed along with Garland High School against Bryan Adams Oct. 3 at the White Rock Pool in Dallas.  Both the boys’ and girls’ team had much better times overall...

Raider Cross Country Comes To An End

Raider Cross Country Comes To An End

Braedon Harris, Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After nearly six months of training, the cross country season has finally come to an end.  On Oct. 18 the cross country team competed at the district championships.  The varsity boys’ won, and will continue to regionals on Oct. 29. Although the boys’ and girls’ teams compete separately, both...

A Swimmer’s Summit

A Swimmer’s Summit

Lillian Tram, Business Manager

May 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

There are many sports such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and even ping pong, but many students are unaware of the school’s swim team. The team currently consists of five members: freshmen Kelly Thai and Lelia Atumah, and  juniors  Annie Thai, Chris Do and Jibrell Agu...

Soccer Superstar

Soccer Superstar

Eden Amberber, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

As she shows off her skills in front of the judges, she doesn’t break a sweat. She is confident. She knows she has skill. She is sure she will make the cut. Freshman Randi Thortis is set to star in a Nickelodeon reality television show, Soccer Superstar, which will premier this summer. The show is a ...

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

  Senior Oscar Marin found his passion for physical therapy unintentionally. During the first football game of the season, Marin tore a ligament in his leg and fractured his fibula. For Marin, it was not just a moment of pain, but also of guidance. “[Our team] was running a play, and while I ...

Football Dreams Made a Reality

Football Dreams Made a Reality

Karla Romero, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Although the varsity football team won only three of their 10 games this season, defensive tackle senior Lorenzo Bennett was sought after by a Division II university (typically a smaller public or private university with under 10,000 students that offers partial scholarships for football rather than...

Football is no longer a fantasy for linebacker

Football is no longer a fantasy for linebacker

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

She knows what she signed up for. She knows she’s gonna get hurt. And, she’s not scared. Freshman Sarai Aradillas has been ready since day one. Aradillas had wanted to play football since middle school, but was stopped due to already being captain of the volleyball team. Now in high school, s...

Varsity Beats W.T. White

Varsity Beats W.T. White

Karla Romero, Reporter

September 8, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three seconds left on the clock. The air is tense. Everyone is quiet - hoping, wishing and praying as the kicker, junior Jose Gutierrez, gets ready. And then, the crowd roars, everyone jumps up and down, the band starts playing, seniors are crying everywhere you turn. The game is won, 38-37 over...