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Small Town Kid, Big City Dreams

Small Town Kid, Big City Dreams

Paola Beltran, Student of Journalism

October 27, 2019

He admits that he tries to weigh himself and to keep his feet on the ground. “I'm not perfect." D1 wrestler Marshall Kools illustrates his passion for wrestling, since the age of 6.  He starts wrestling as a way to meet new people and bond with his father. His parents divorce when he is a young...

Neenah Football Player Achieves Dream

Neenah Football Player Achieves Dream

October 17, 2019

Waking up at 4:30 a.m., Sam rolls over and shuts off his alarm clock. He stumbles out of bed, body aching from lifting and football practice. School has been tough lately for him; a calculus and physics test weigh on the back of his mind. Sam cruises in his Intrepid to the University of Wisconsin...

Neenah Basketball Prospect Proves Work Ethic Leads to College Offers

Neenah Basketball Prospect Proves Work Ethic Leads to College Offers

Collin Parker, Student of Journalism

October 15, 2019

It’s 2017, and a wiry, wide-eyed freshman hooper is playing — dominating — against kids older and stronger than him. Three years and some-hundred days later in the Apollo Commons, Max Klesmit sits as humbly as any high school student, though his name is as widely recognized as the Wofford basketball...

Volleyball Player Creates Her Own Path with a Scholarship to Kent State

Volleyball Player Creates Her Own Path with a Scholarship to Kent State

Edgar Nieto, Student of Journalism

October 14, 2019

Junior Kiersten Kraus follows sister’s footsteps to go division 1 volleyball. At only 16 years old, the varsity setter from NHS gets a full ride to Kent State University in Ohio.    It doesn’t look as easy as it sounds. Being a D1 commit comes with pressure and responsibility. She feels as s...

Future Badger: Kicking His Dream Into Reality

Future Badger:  Kicking His Dream Into Reality

Evan Krook, Student of Journalism

October 13, 2019

"Thank you, Mom and Dad" are the first words Jack said after realizing his dreams of playing at the University of Wisconsin became a reality. “Wisconsin has always been a dream of mine,” Jack said sitting in awe as the image of 80,000 roaring fans inside of Camp Randall bolts to the front of his...

Girls’ Volleyball Supports Ms. Bork Through Her Medical Journey

Girls’ Volleyball Supports Ms. Bork Through Her Medical Journey

Kendall Retzki, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Come and support the NHS girls' volleyball team and Ms. Sara Bork on Thursday, Oct. 10, as they take on Appleton North in the Fieldhouse. The girls will be wearing green tie-dye jerseys in representation of support of Bork's fight against cancer as well as green scrunchies. The opposing Appleton Nort...

Sports Column: Multi-sport Athlete Trend Grows

Sports Column: Multi-sport Athlete Trend Grows

Caden Scheibel, Student of Journalism

May 19, 2019

Ever since the early 1920s when sports became popular in America, high school’s have been adding sports to their extracurricular activities for students all over the world. Out of the 15.1 million high school students in America, 55.5 percent play some sort of sport; however, 57 percent of the athl...

Turf War Continues

Turf War Continues

Caden Scheibel, Student of Journalism

April 15, 2019

Rocket Stadium, home of the Neenah Rockets, turf experiences damage over time because of the natural grass deterioration and wear and tear. Since its birth in the 1960s, artificial turf football fields have been taking place of grass all over the country -- except in Neenah. The Rockets are one...

Neenah Makes History with 27th State Appearance

Amanda Argall, Student of Journalism

April 14, 2019

The Neenah Boys’ Basketball team capped off its season on March 15 with a trip to the WIAA state tournament held at the Kohl Center in Madison. “In the beginning of the year we were counted out and projected to finish near the bottom of the conference. Then throughout the season as we won gam...

Boys’ Track Team Sprints Full Steam into Record-Setting Season

Boys’ Track Team Sprints Full Steam into Record-Setting Season

Trevor Oneacre, Student of Journalism

April 7, 2019

The Neenah Boys’ Track Team starts the season off strong by breaking records at the first few meets of the 2019 season. Recently, the 4x800m team of senior Griffin Congdon, sophomores Zach Ziegert and Trenton Bauer, and senior Matt Meinke dropped a time 8:17.68 beating the old record by under fiv...

Mindset of 3-Sport Athlete Guides His Success

Mindset of 3-Sport Athlete Guides His Success

Trevor Oneacre, Student of Journalism

March 2, 2019

Unable to hear his surroundings, Anthony Van Sambeek, 17, gets in a mindset to win. Hoping to break his record, he races off the block into the water. Within the blink of an eye, his race is over with no time to think. Appearing at the sectional meet is impressive, but it's more impressive with backgr...

Time Away Gives Neenah Athlete Time to Learn

Time Away Gives Neenah Athlete Time to Learn

Kaitlyn Nelson, Student of Journalism

February 22, 2019

Through injury and time away, volleyball has taught Addie Barnes many lifelong lessons about leadership, relationships, patience and dedication. With her unbelievable talent, she makes varsity as a freshman and has been on the court ever since. That’s why the ultimate learning curve for her was...

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