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Girls volleyball spikes back up

Freshman Sophia Marini sets the ball. The girls volleyball felt more confident going into their season after they defeated Lake Howell.

Karson Cuozzo, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2020

After ending last year's season on a high note, many are wondering if the varsity girls volleyball team will replicate their victory this year. The loss of nine seniors on the team seems like a crushing blow, yet the head coach feels that the team is still ready for the season.  “We have a blend...

Athletic department prepares for fall sporting events

Linebacker Wyatt Wilson and ___ Alex Gorczany working on tackling drills at their Aug. 31 practice. Their first game is Sept. 17 at Timber Creek.

Hayden Turner and Karson Cuozzo

September 7, 2020

Will athletes have to play in masks? Will fans be allowed? Is there even going to be a fall season? Sports programs have elicited questions than answers recently, but on Aug. 24,  tryouts were able to be held. With schools needing approval from the county and the Florida High School Athletic Associatio...

Fall sports still in question

Both the offensive and defensive lines for Hagerty and Gateway respectively line up on the line of scrimmage, getting ready to rush the other side. Hagerty would go on to win 23-0.

Hayden Turner, Sports Editor

August 9, 2020

With a mix of virtual and brick-and-mortar instruction(face-to-face) scheduled to start on Aug. 17, Seminole County has been planning the upcoming season of fall sports and how it will continue while also complying with COVID-19 guidelines. Due to COVID-19 concerns, athletics were pushed back to Aug....

Athletes recognized at Breakfast of Champions

Sophomore guard Jah Nze pulling up on the top of the key vs Winter Springs. He was one of seven athletes honored at the day.

Hayden Turner, Sports Editor

May 25, 2020

In previous years, the Breakfast of Champions is held at the Lake Mary Events Center with a breakfast and a ceremony for the best athletes in the county. Now, they must resort to Facebook Live. On Thursday, May 21, Seminole County hosted a “Day of Champions” livestream on Facebook to replace what...

Missing more than the game

Missing more than the game

Hayden Turner, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

Senior outfielder Grace Germer has had a roller coaster softball career. From playing baseball with boys until she was 7 to travel softball, winning a state title, almost quitting, to a senior season comeback where she has been the leading batter for the varsity softball team. Germer misses the sport...

School teams playing wait-and-see for spring seasons

Junior pitcher Trent Caples pitches in a 3-0 win against Oviedo on March 13. The win was the last game any sports team played since COVID-19 shut down schools and sports.

Noah Kemper, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2020

The postponed season for spring sports teams is another example of the second and third order effects of COVID-19. On Friday, March 13, after Hagerty defeated Oviedo 3-0 the final baseball game was played in march, all Hagerty sports  were postponed. It is undetermined when sports games will resume, b...

That’s the goal

Junior Colby Mang, despite being a main offensive component to his team, Mang also guards the defense. Mang is inspired and motivated by his favorite player, Brayden Point from Tampa Bay Lightning.

Zoey Young, Print Editor

March 18, 2020

After permeating the air with the smell of spray-on sunscreen and guzzling cases of water and Gatorade,Florida athletes get used to temperatures reaching the ninetys and the sun out in full force. Football players jogging across the field, swimmers with sunburns raging across their cheeks and surfers...

Pride of the ride

Junior Jackson Schwerdt performs an ollie, a popular trick many skateboarders learn. He usually practiced a few times a week for a couple hours.

Lukas Goodwin, Lifestyles Editor

March 16, 2020

When he was still in middle school, sophomore Vincent Connelly often hung out with his older brother and his skater friends. Spending so much time with them, and being an impressionable younger sibling that looked up to his brother, Connelly quickly picked up skateboarding as well. Since then, it has bec...

Next level

Senior Christian Hofer faces off against Oviedo player at the game on March 5, 2020. Hagerty loss the game 6-8.

Hayley Hibdon

March 12, 2020

During spring break of freshman year, senior Christian Hofer ran down the field, with 10 seconds left in overtime. Sophomore Landon Spangenburg inbounded the ball from behind the net. As Hofer approached the net, Spangenburdg fed him on crease, and Hofer scored the game-winning goal of the game against...

Boys lacrosse loses to Oviedo

Midfielder, Collin Bruno goes in for the ground ball in the first half. Bruno won possession and advanced the offensive play.

Alexis Madlang, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Halfway through the first quarter, midfielder Christian Hofer drove down the right alley, took a diving shot and finished on the ground. The ball launched from his stick and ripped to the bottom right corner between the goalie's legs. It was a crowd pleasing goal to start off the rival game. On Thursday,...

Boys water polo falls short to Oviedo

Michael Grinstead plays in a water polo game last season. He scored seven goals against Oviedo on March 6, but it wasn't enough in a 13-18 loss.

Noah Kemper, Sports editor

March 10, 2020

With two minutes left in the game, weak flat Michael Grinstead swam past the defense, putting the ball in the back of the net for his seventh goal of the match-up, but it was not enough. On Friday, March 6, the boys water polo team lost to rivals Oviedo 18-13 in a conference match. The team started...

Varsity baseball falls to Seminole

Ryan Carroll holds the runner close to first in the Tuesday game against Winter Springs.

Laura Shaw

March 7, 2020

Varsity baseball came close to a win against state champion Seminole this Tuesday, but fell 3-2 in a action-packed game. Hagerty scored first as first baseman Ryan Carroll got on base in the first inning and pitcher Jackson Grabsky made the hit to score the run.  Seminole matched the score in the second inn...

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