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Swimmer Tate Bacon Verbally Commits to Notre Dame

Tate Bacon (Left) and Leah Given (Right) were named most outstanding athletes at the 2019-20 winter sports banquet, Tate for swimming and Leah for indoor track
Junior began the 2020 swim season Nov. 23 with the first meet scheduled for Dec. 17
December 1, 2020

Throughout his freshman and sophomore year, junior Tate Bacon excelled in swimming—so much so that he has been offered a spot in Notre Dame’s class of 2026. Bacon’s search for the right college...

XC Teams Sweep Corinth Holders in First Home Meet

XC Teams Sweep Corinth Holders in First Home Meet
Junior Nick Hottell takes first place in the boys' race, while junior Olivia Fischlein captures first in the girls' race
November 25, 2020

Boys' Scores: WF 19, Corinth Holders 44 Girls' Scores: WF 25, Corinth Holders 31   Top 7 WF Boys: 1st: Nick Hottell / Time: 17:21.5 3rd: Jude Sandridge / Time: 17:40.2 4th: Callum...

XC Nabs First 2020 Season Victory on the Road

XC Nabs First 2020 Season Victory on the Road
The Cougar boys defeated Knightdale at home15 to 50.
November 19, 2020

The Cougars swept the top seven spots in the meet. Knightdale did not bring a girls' team. Here are the times and places of the top seven boy runners. 1st: Jude Sandridge // Time: 16:45:82 2nd:...

Pittarelli Preps For Team’s Defense of State Title

File photo: Senior Chris Steg #11 during his 2019 junior season.
The boys' season has moved from Aug. 1 to Jan. 11.
October 28, 2020

After a successful 2019 soccer season, varsity boys’ soccer coach Rich Pittarelli was named High School OT Coach of the Year and brought home a Soccer State Championship. Pittarelli had a vision for...

Cross Country Season Begins With Safety Protocols

File photo: Junior Isabella Frey shown in November 2019 during her sophomore cross country season.
Daily temperature checks and social distancing the new normal for one of two sports approved to return to play
October 28, 2020

In the midst of a world run by Covid-19, some high school sports with low contact are able to resume earlier than others. Cross Country is one of those lucky sports with workouts that started in October...

Club And Travel Sports Teams Return To Play

by Josh Dick from Pixabay
Many Cougar athletes spend weekends competing while school sports remain limited
October 28, 2020

Traveling sports teams and clubs have endured many troubles with Covid-19. A number of teams have not been able to play and are only just starting due to the global health crisis. But in light of these...

Reporters Hone Writing Skills at UNC Camp For Young Journalists

Reporters Hone Writing Skills at UNC Camp For Young Journalists
Seniors Sophia Fuller and Jessica Klarman were tutored by nationally recognized sports journalists
October 28, 2020

Seniors Jessica Klarman and Sophia Fuller attended the 2020 Carolina Sports Journalism Camp this past summer.  The camp encourages aspiring sports journalists by providing guest speakers who have or...

Wrestlers Comment on State Tournament Results

Wrestlers Comment on State Tournament Results
Cougars earn one 2nd place and two 6th place finishes
March 5, 2020

Four qualifying wrestlers represented the school at the Feb. 21 - 22 state tournament. Going into the championship, junior Ben Lance was nervous. “There was a lot of pressure behind it and just...

Girls’ Lacrosse Preview

March 5, 2020

Coach Ivan Braszo shares his thoughts and expectations on the season ahead. Videographers: Connor Kitson and Chris Steg Video editing: Jessica Klarman and Sophia Fuller

Boys’ Lacrosse Preview

March 5, 2020

Coach John Fernandes shares his thoughts and expectations on the season ahead. Videographers: Connor Kitson and Chris Steg Video editing: Jessica Klarman and Sophia Fuller

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