The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

Quarterback hands the ball off to the running back, image courtesy of PxFuel.

MMA Versus Football: Which is more dangerous?

Jonathan Tinker, Sports Copy Editor May 26, 2023

You wrap up your hands, put on your gloves, and prepare for war. Every fighter must mentally prepare prior to making their walkout to the ring/octagon. They have to be ready to annihilate the man they...

Four of the seniors listen Athletic Director Wes Caldwell introduce the program.

8 seniors ink their future in Spring Athletic Signing Day

Ella Cox, Staff May 11, 2023

Yesterday, HHS held their annual spring signing for senior student athletes. Listed below are where the seniors will be attending, what they will continue to do, and what they will study.  Senior Kennedy...

First overall pick, quarterback Bryce Young

NFL Draft: First ten picks of the draft

Jonathan Tinker, Sports Copy Editor April 28, 2023

The NFL Draft began yesterday and first on the clock was the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have been in need of a franchise quarterback since the Cam Newton Era. With the first pick of the draft, they...

New York Islanders players skate onto the ice after win versus Colorado Avalanche on January 6, 2020.


Liam Downie and Jonathan Tinker April 26, 2023

The NHL (National Hockey League) playoffs commenced on April 17th. The NHL playoffs work similarly to the NBA playoffs where they play a best-of-seven series and four rounds make up the tournament.  The...

The Bengals’ offense huddle up, image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The offseason struggle: the Bengals offseason moves

Jonathan Tinker, Sports Copy Editor April 18, 2023

The prolonged and dreadful years of consistently being a bottom-tier football team have long since passed for the Cincinnati Bengals.  The team chose the best year to be the worst in the league in...

Lakers star LeBron James runs down the court

April Madness: NBA playoffs kick off after March Madness ends

Owen Yelton, Staff April 17, 2023

With spring break ending, that means the NBA playoffs are starting up. With recent changes in the format, the teams seeded nine and ten in each conference now have a chance to make the playoffs in what...

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