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Late goal by Schweitzer shocks Montgomery County in state semi-game

Late goal by Schweitzer shocks Montgomery County in state semi-game

Kayla Wilson and Tristin Brubaker

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Last night, the Highlands varsity boys’ soccer team shocked Montgomery County with a 2-1 defeat in overtime. Montgomery County struck their first goal with 34 minutes left in the first period.  Senior Luke Schweitzer scored Highlands’ first goal, tying the game. Senior Will Burnham protected...

‘We ain’t done yet’ – Bluebirds advance to state semi-finals

‘We ain’t done yet’ – Bluebirds advance to state semi-finals

Tessa Killen and Nick Caldwell

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Last night, the Highlands girls varsity soccer team won in a shutout game against George Rogers Clark High School in the semi-state round of the state tournament. 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the game, Highlands scored the first point with a foul kick. Another goal attempt was followed 3 minutes...

“See you lata, Alligator!” – Birds crush Gators on Homecoming Night

“See you lata, Alligator!” – Birds crush Gators on Homecoming Night

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Uncategorized

On Friday, the Highlands Varsity football team crushed the Greenwood Gators in the Homecoming game Friday, winning with a score of 42-7. The Birds scored their first touchdown 9 minutes into the game and went on to score 2 more in the first quarter. The team scored 21 points in the second hal...

Who is running in the upcoming elections?

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

As the election comes closer each day, many of Highlands seniors are eligible to vote on November 6th. The Journalism department contacted the representatives from local and state elections. Here are the responses that we received and what they have to say about their campaigns.

HHS Band fundraiser shows its true colors

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The HHS and HMS band program held a mile color run/walk fundraiser at Tower Park this Saturday October 19. Registration for the race opened at 9 AM and the race went off at 10. The race was $25 to run and included a race bib, a white Colorsplash t-shirt, and a color packet to throw at the beginning of...

Varsity Girls Soccer earns first state berth since 2010

Gwen Culyer, Staff

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Uncategorized

Last night, the Highlands Girls Varsity Soccer team knocked off the Notre Dame Academy Pandas to advance to the state tournament for the first time since 2010. The final score was 1-0. Starting off with tremendous speed and energy, Freshman Chloe Bramble scored the Birds’ first and only goal less than...

Spirit chains create competition for a good cause

Spirit chains create competition for a good cause

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

This week, the National Honor Society is hosting a competition fundraiser for Leukemia/Lymphoma through having all grades compete in a spirit chain competition as part of Spirit Week. Chain links can be purchased all this week before school, after school, during focus period, or during lunchtime....

Girls’ varsity soccer team wins region semi-final game

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

Last night, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team won the 9th region semi-final game. The team played against Ryle High School scoring 2-0, despite multiple team members having or recovering from injuries such as sophomores Jasmine Rehberger and Greta Noble. For the first half of the game, the score st...

Birds blow out St. Henry 9-0 in first region game

Birds blow out St. Henry 9-0 in first region game

Tessa Killen and Nick Caldwell

October 17, 2018


Filed under News

On Tuesday night, the Highlands boys varsity soccer team won in a shutout game against Saint Henry Catholic School in the first round of the regional tournament on October 16th. The final score was 9-0 in favor of Highlands. It was the first round of the boys' soccer regional tournament. Highlands...

SBDM toys with changing graduation venue

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under News

The graduation venue was a hot topic at the Highlands High School Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) on Monday, October 15th. Members of the SBDM Council discussed the move of the graduation venue for well over an hour. Government teacher and senior class sponsor, Kym Grillot, provided several optio...

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