Sports

Photo by Kaylah Cook by Alina Dhanani

Sophomore track athlete breaks stereotypes, records

By

A sharp, loud silence reverberates through the air as a constant sense of commotion surrounds the atmosphere. With eyes shut closed in the anticipation of a change, the audience holds onto their words as she stands up to assume her stance with a shot put in hand. Sophomore Kaylah Cook went to state last year in both shot put and discus in lengths to break freshman stereotypes of not being good enough. Now, she returns to that stage, competing in the state meet today in Austin. “I feel great about breaking freshman stereotypes,” Cook said. “If they think you’re not […]

May 20, 2015

Senior catcher leads softball team to playoffs

By

As the eyes of the field, watching and calling plays while motivating her team, senior Alyssa Vega embraces her role as the catcher for the varsity Lady Cougar softball team. “Softball is a fun, aggressive and mentally tough game,” Vega said. Vega has been playing softball for many years. She started playing t-ball when she was six years old and went on to play for multiple teams. She even was able to go to the softball World Series when she played for the Bryan Cobras. She currently plays for the Lady Cougars and has been a part of the team […]

Baseball team no-hits Waco, advances to area round

By

The baseball team began their quest to defend their state championship Friday night by defeating the Waco Lions 8-0 in the bi-district playoff game in Mumford. The team combined for a no-hitter thanks to the performances on the mound by junior Kyle Richardson and freshman Travis Hester. “We came out fast and took care of business,” head coach Scott Holder said. “That’s what we talked about all week was coming out and beating them first and worry about the rest later.” The victory was led by the dominant outing by Richardson. The junior threw six innings, striking out 11 batters […]

May 9, 2015

Senior Post Player Unites Girls Basketball Team

By

She’s been called the glue that holds the girls basketball team together. At 5-10, senior Alex Bowden is formidable on the court. Off the court, she’s the kind of person who makes a difference in the lives of her teammates. “Alex is the type of player that every coach dreams of having,” said Allison Rackley, girls basketball assistant varsity coach. “She’s always positive, always hungry to practice and a real team player.” Bowden is a role model for her peers. After winning both a defensive player of the year award and a Coach’s choice award, it’s no wonder she is […]

March 25, 2015

Junior Tell Ward competes against a Waller wrestler at the Cougar 6-Way Tournament on Jan. 24. Ward went 3-1 in the home meet. Photo by Clarissa Parulian

Wrestlers advance to regional tournament

By

Giant mats cover the floor, and the room releases an energy filled with determination, intensity and sweat. Teammates from all around shout pointers and encouragement to the wrestlers, and each match is followed by the classic raised hand of victory. Wrestling at CSHS started small, yet with each year, its numbers and experience grows. Senior Brianna White joined the team her freshman year before track season. “You’ll never run enough to be fit for wrestling,” White said. “Wrestling is a whole new type of fitness. It takes more of your whole body than just different parts. We definitely sweat a […]

March 24, 2015

Camryn Lifting

Freshman powerlifter takes first at second meet

By

Powerlifting is a sport that is often overlooked and categorized as a filler for off-season athletes, but no one should underestimate the power of a lifter. Camryn Riggins is a freshman, and based off at her placement at her first two meets, already she is a winner. “Camryn is focused on what she needs to do to achieve her goals,” said Julie Riggins, Camryn’s mom. Powerlifting is its own kind of sport, because athletes are competing against themselves and trying to lift their absolute maximum. Individual scores do not affect the entire team as they do in other sports. “It’s […]

February 18, 2015

Athletes commit to colleges on national signing day

By

National Signing Day, Feb. 4th, has astronomical meaning to a select few at our school. Their entire athletic career has built to this one day, a day for them to commit themselves and their college days to a team of their choice. Most of these athletes have almost prepared their whole lives to have this experience. Senior Jeremiah Booker can attest to this. “In elementary school, I played football during recess with the older kids, and I began watching it on TV,” Booker said. “That’s when I fell in love with the game.” Senior Jaylen Hinckley’s interest in soccer was […]

Senior Collin Lawson looks to pass the ball in the game against Consol on Feb. 3. The Cougars won the close game 50-48, eliminating the Tigers from playoff contention. The Cougars face Willis tonight at 6:30 P.M. Seniors will be honored before the game. Photo by Alex Miller.

Senior helps team charge into basketball playoffs

By

Senior Collin Lawson may not be the star of the boys basketball team, but he knows that his role on the team is essential to their ongoing success. “I’m more of a role player, I go and do the jobs my coaches ask of me,” Lawson said. “I’m not going to go out and try to prove a point. I just go and do what I’m told.” Lawson’s different roles have shown in many ways this year, as he does almost everything while on the court. “He is always left with the task to defend people taller than him because […]

Precautions developed due to concern over concussions

By

Concussions have become a rising injury issue in athletics as a whole, and at CSHS, the athletic training staff has taken new approaches to reduce the risk of receiving one as well as treatment after an athlete has been diagnosed with one. “College Station ISD does baseline testing for athletes whether they are in cross country, tennis, gymnastics, football, soccer or any other sport,” head athletic trainer Chelsea Frashure said. These baseline tests come at the beginning of the year. “We have two pre-screeing tests that we use [at school],” assistant athletic trainer Sam Goodey said. “One is called the […]

January 27, 2015

IMG_1346

Senior plays different roles on team

By

  Every team has their superstars, but for Senior Jake Georgiades, being a team player is more important to him than being the star. “I’m going to play hard and do whatever I can do to help the team win, whether that means I’m blocking or scoring touchdowns.” Georgiades said. His coaches have seen this aspect of his game, and appreciate the commitment he put into the team before himself. “He works really hard, and he is a technician,” receivers coach, Daniel Trampota said. “He focuses on the small things and does the little things right, which makes him a […]

November 24, 2014