Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Jan. 11, senior Haley Nichols scored her 1000th point in her high school basketball career, a feat she realized she wanted to hit going into junior year. She has played for the team since her freshman year. “My teammates are very supportive and have all said very positive things about [the point],” said Nichols. The point was not the easiest for Nichols to get. With a possibly broken wrist, she had to be careful during the game, which was against Danville. “It was hard with my wrist, but our trainers take care of … Continue reading Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point

Seven Lessons from Seven Semesters

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief So my time has come. As the end of winter break rolls around, I will have to face the inevitable; I am about to become a freshman all over again. While most of my peers pack their bookbags for another semester at AHS, I will once again show up unprepared. This time, however, I’ll be showing up unprepared to college. But that’s the life of a mid-year graduate. From me to you, in the midst of the school year, here are seven high school lessons from seven high school semesters. Bleed black and gold. It … Continue reading Seven Lessons from Seven Semesters

Nathaniel James Squats 750 Pounds, Is Featured on Instagram Account ‘BenchMob’

Senior Nathaniel James is Avon’s High School’s version of the Incredible Hulk. The 6’0″ 260-lb defensive lineman will be headed to Washington State next year to play football, but he’s not done smashing records at Avon. On Dec. 11, with about twenty teammates watching, James squatted 750 pounds, setting a new school record. The lift was featured on the Instagram account benchmob. See the video below. View this post on Instagram 750 let’s goooo @n.james.90 (submitted by @ty2wavyy__) A post shared by BenchMob \\: (@benchmob) on Dec 11, 2019 at 1:29pm PST Continue reading Nathaniel James Squats 750 Pounds, Is Featured on Instagram Account ‘BenchMob’

Daniel Clements Plays in The National Wheelchair Basketball Association

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief Sophomore Daniel Clements has already mapped out his top choices for where he wants to play collegiate basketball. At the top of the list sits Auburn University in Alabama, one of only a dozen or so schools in the country that offers a wheelchair basketball program. For Clements, who was born paralyzed from his shins down, this a must-have. Basketball first piqued Clements interest 10 years ago as he recovered from surgery on his legs. “I was having one of my surgeries at Riley Hospital and I liked to goof around a lot in my … Continue reading Daniel Clements Plays in The National Wheelchair Basketball Association

(Podcast) Mark Bode: From Avon to Harvard to Working for Presidential Candidate ‘Mayor Pete’

Stephen Dumeyer and Prabhvir Lakhan | Reporter and Contributor   Stephen Dumeyer and Prabhvir Lakhan sit down and talk with former Oriole Mark Bode on his journey from Avon High School to Harvard University and working with presidential candidate Pete … Continue reading (Podcast) Mark Bode: From Avon to Harvard to Working for Presidential Candidate ‘Mayor Pete’

Raymond Rioux Wrestles His Way to Hungary

Mason Trimmer | Reporter Senior Raymond Rioux won’t just be a local wrestler for much longer; after placing second at state last season, Rioux will travel to Hungary later this month for wrestling training and practices. Rioux said that he got an invitation to the event through a connection to one of the event planners and hopes it will be a big benefit. “I don’t necessarily know who’s all coaching it and everything, but I’m assuming they’ll be sure they know what they’re doing, and it’ll be a good deal,” Rioux said. One thing Rioux said that he is very … Continue reading Raymond Rioux Wrestles His Way to Hungary

Meet Spanish, Japanese, and National Honor Society Presidents

Mira Branham | Reporter Senior Jazmine Susana, President of National Honor Society: Q: Why did you want a leadership position in your Honor Society?  JS: I wanted a leadership position because I felt like I embodied what NHS was about regarding caring about your grades and education while still giving back to the community, so I really wanted to help lead that. Q: How has your Honor Society influenced you so far? JS: NHS for this year is just getting started up, but I really like the idea that we have an issue or organization that’s beneficial or prevalent to the community … Continue reading Meet Spanish, Japanese, and National Honor Society Presidents