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Mindset of 3-Sport Athlete Guides His Success

Mindset of 3-Sport Athlete Guides His Success

Trevor Oneacre, Student of Journalism

March 2, 2019


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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


Filed under 300-Word Story, Features, Showcase, Sports

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...

Sports Review: Fiserv Forum Making Waves with New Arena

Sports Review:  Fiserv Forum Making Waves with New Arena

Jarrett Cayo, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2018


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For each NBA team, there has to be an arena for them to play. The debates of who has the best arena are always up for discussion, but the Milwaukee Bucks might have put that debate to rest. As noted in Forbes, Fiserv Forum officially opened with a concert from The Killers on Sept. 4. The Milwaukee Bucks opened their regular season up against the Indiana Pacers in the F...

Neenah Diver Wins Three Consecutive State Championships

Neenah Diver Wins Three Consecutive State Championships

Ashlyn Jacobs, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Winning three consecutive state championships in diving takes talent and consistency -- both of which Neenah junior Av Osero displayed her freshman, sophomore and junior diving seasons. “Once I won, it felt like a whole bunch of weight was off my shoulders,” Osero said. At the WIAA state c...

Column: Special Olympics Basketball Pummels Staff in Annual Matchup

Column: Special Olympics Basketball Pummels Staff in Annual Matchup

Frank Slavinsky, Sports Columnist

November 17, 2018


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This past Thursday night, Neenah’s Special Olympics Basketball Team narrowly edged out the Staff Team with a score of 41-39 at the Phase 2 C game. Each year, the Special Olympics squad takes on a team made up of NHS teachers and staff in an exhibition game commonly known as Phase 2. This is not...

Seven Wrestlers Honored on the New Quote Wall

Seven Wrestlers Honored on the New Quote Wall

Jarrett Cayo, Student of Journalism

November 14, 2018


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Neenah Wrestling Booster Club made a bold decision in the summer of 2018 by ordering portraits for seven specific wrestlers and hanging them up by the wrestling room. The eye-catching wrestling portraits are displayed by the lifting room -- outside the cafeteria. During the summer the coaches went ...

Boys’ Cross Country Brings Home State Title

Boys’ Cross Country Brings Home State Title

Jami Fofana, Student of Journalism

November 12, 2018


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The Neenah boys' cross country team captured the first state championship title in 17 years on Oct. 27 at The Ridges Golf Course. Pride beams throughout the city as news of the win spreads locally as well as 6,000 miles away where Head Coach John Morgen serves in the army. “It is still sinking ...

Lifting to the Top: NHS Senior at International Powerlifting Championship

Lifting to the Top: NHS Senior at International Powerlifting Championship

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018


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Danielle Eaglin, senior, achieved second place at the International Powerlifting Federations World Championship held in South Africa on Sept. 7.   Eaglin completed all nine of her lifts, tying two personal bests in squat and deadlift, as well as dominating her previous scores in bench press and meet...

Neenah Lacrosse Looks to Regain Conference Glory

Neenah Lacrosse Looks to Regain Conference Glory

Grant Matheny and Collin Parker

March 15, 2018


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Looking to regain athletic sovereignty, the Neenah Rockets hope to add to their fishing and wrestling titles with a victorious lacrosse season. Last year, Neenah trotted through the Bay Valley conference to the tune of a 10-0 record. But, this year will be no cake walk. The infrastructure of last ...

Packers Look to Use Free Agency to Revamp Broken Defense

Packers Look to Use Free Agency to Revamp Broken Defense

Collin Parker, Sports Writer

March 10, 2018


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After rounding out the season ranked 26th in points allowed and 18th in opposing rush yards per game, it is clear the Packers defensive front needs to shuffle things around. But with a history of perennial draft let-downs, they are looking toward free agency for defensive firepower. Jets Defensive E...

Column: Bryant Adds to Impressive Trophy Case

Column:  Bryant Adds to Impressive Trophy Case

Grant Matheny, Sports Columnist

March 6, 2018


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 Five time NBA champion, 18 time all-star, 2008 NBA league MVP, and now the recipient of an Academy Award. After Kobe Bryant retired it was thought, that like most former stars, Bryant would never been seen in the public eye again. It turns out that Bryant has different plans for how he will spend the...

Neenah Rockets Lose to Kimberly . . . Again

Neenah Rockets Lose to Kimberly . . . Again

Collin Parker, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


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The Kimberly Papermakers delivered the season closing win in a 63-55 victory over the Neenah Rockets.   Amid their largest lead of the game, all five starters walloped the floor in unison. While the Papermakers section of the grandstands saw this gesture as a display of confidence, the Neenah fa...

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