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Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
May 19, 2017 • 69 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If you have ever watched men’s lacrosse and then watched a women’s game, it is safe to assume that the male version of this sport is a lot more of a contact sport than that of women’s. It requires a lot more equipment and gear than women’s lacrosse does, but does that mean that it is necessaril...

Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
May 19, 2017 • 64 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lady Raiders just hosted the biggest game of their season, winning the game with a tight score of 9-8 against the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs, and they called it the Night of Hope. The rivalry between the two schools caused a lot of tension within the game. “There was a lot of tension due to bot...

Dear Atlanta Sports

Dear Atlanta Sports

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017 • 80 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dear Atlanta Sports, You are probably the last group of people who want to hear about being “cursed” and “endless futility” at the moment. You are probably thinking “Yes, we are aware, can we please move on?” and to that I say, no. Atlanta, you should instead reflect on your mistakes,...

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017 • 111 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When one thinks of Atlanta Sports, until recently you’d often only hear reference to the spectacular 14 straight division titles the Braves won in the 90’s to mid-2000’s. Now you hear about 28-3, and the epic collapses all Atlanta teams, not just the Falcons, seem to suffer. But if there’s one...

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017 • 86 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When one thinks of Atlanta Sports, until recently you’d often only hear reference to the spectacular 14 straight division titles the Braves won in the 90’s to mid-2000’s. Now you hear about 28-3, and the epic collapses all Atlanta teams, not just the Falcons, seem to suffer. But if there’s one...

Nike Introduces Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

Nike Introduces Hijab for  Female Muslim Athletes

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017 • 118 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In recent weeks, Nike has created a prototype for a hijab. It is designed for the Muslim Female athletes who were complaining about the comfort of their traditional hijabs while competing. The hijab is designed with the Muslim rules in mind. For example, it is breathable, but also opaque, which i...

Hockey from a Non-Fan’s Perspective

Hockey from a Non-Fan’s Perspective

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017 • 103 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As a person who avoids sports and exercise like the plague and has almost never watched any kind of game on TV, I did not know what to expect from the first real hockey match I’ve ever been to this past Saturday. The teams playing were the Atlanta Gladiators and the Cincinnati Cyclones. At the first...

What is Atlanta United FC?

What is Atlanta United FC?

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017 • 81 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Soccer (or football in other countries) is the most popular sport in the world. While it is difficult to find exact numbers for the amount of fans, the sport known officially as association football (as opposed to gridiron football, its American counterpart) is ubiquitous across continents; it is hard...

Lady Raider Lacrosse Recap

Lady Raider Lacrosse Recap

Hailey Yarbrough, Editor in chief
April 12, 2017 • 84 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

To start off the season, the lady Raiders have played some tough and heart-filled games in the month of February. They battled against the Chattahoochee Cougars, Whitewater Wildcats, Lambert Longhorns, Milton Eagles and West Wolverines to make a very difficult schedule. Long time region member Chattahoochee...

Lady Raiders Suffer Loss to South Forsyth War Eagles

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017 • 155 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lady Raiders Varsity soccer team suffered a loss on Tuesday, March 7, with a final score of 0-4 against The South Forsyth War Eagles. It was a short time before the South Forsyth War Eagles began to win, scoring a goal in the first 90 seconds of the game. By the end of the first half, they h...

Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember

Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor
March 6, 2017 • 170 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Tuesday, January 10 the National Hockey League (NHL) announced the roster for the NHL All-Star Game on January 29, 2017. The roster consists of 40 of the best current players in the NHL who have been split up into four distinct teams based on their geographical region: Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central,...

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017 • 124 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This winter, North Forsyth High School’s Indoor Drumline will perform a show called Wasteland. Most of the music that will be played while the drumline marches is based off the soundtrack for the movie, Mad Max, which includes several intense pieces and rhythms. In the past, North Forsyth took a hi...

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