Weather and Sports: Mother Nature Does Not Like Softball

Staff Writer: Hannah Stickle Woodstock softball season is here! The softball season started this month, and we could not be happier! After scorching summer training and rained out practices, the games have officially started. Despite the weather complications this year our season is off to a great start!   Summer Weather  We have had remarkably interesting weather this year! Ranging from 98 degrees all the way down to the […]

Fantasy Football Tips and Who/What Will Help You Succeed

Staff Writer: Connor Conkell  Fantasy Football season is coming up soon, right after the preseason is over. If you haven’t already formed a league with friends, or even drafted your team already, it is not too late to trade or draft your team. Here are some sleepers that you might want, or some of the top picks you could possibly […]

A New Opportunity

Staff Writer: Emme Ganster From a small farming community in South Dakota to Friday night lights in Atlanta, Coach Hoff’s life has been a journey fueled by his passion for life and for the game of football. Last spring, this journey led Hoff to accept a position as Woodstock High School’s new football coach. Troy Hoff […]

Rising Stars Shine in the 2021 NBA Summer League

Staff Writer: Trent Murtha The NBA Summer League concluded on Aug. 17, with the Sacramento Kings, led by their top pick Davion Mitchell, blowing out the Boston Celtics 100-67. Although the game was not close, the Celtics young group of Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, and Romeo Langford all performed well and showed flashes of potential. […]

Crazy for Cross Country

Staff Writer: Peyton Schroeder  The 2021 Cross Country season has now started at Woodstock High School. This year’s team, led by Coach Wake, Coach Sumner, and Coach Mitchell, is looking promising.   The men’s varsity team is led by Dillon Watson and Joseph Mines, who are both seniors. The women’s varsity team is led by Lily Bailey and Sam Burmeister, who are both are juniors. Additionally, the team has an exceptionally large freshman […]

The Return of the Steelers

Staff Writer: Blake Hopster The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a top tier team since the 70’s. The Steelers have had 38 winning seasons since 1975. There is no doubt they are a winning team when looking into their stats. Last season they did not do as well and were even involved in some controversy. This […]

Bump, Set, Spike!

Staff Writer: Hannah Stickle The season started on August 3 and runs through the beginning of October. The volleyball team is determined to win games this year, grow as a team, and play the sport they love. The Woodstock Volleyball coach is Coach Audia. If you do not know him, he teaches Health and Team […]

Social Justice: What Impact Does Sports Have?

Staff Writer: Kevin Mitchell To many, athletes have a certain obligation that goes along with them being athletes. They have a platform and it’s their job to use that platform to speak out for change and to speak out for a better way of living.  Athletes are more than just players in a game, they […]

A US Open Like We Have Never Seen

Staff Writer: Molly McWethy The US Open Tennis Championships held in the beautiful city of New York is a dream come true for all young tennis stars. It is hosted by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and is one of the 4 major Grand Slam tournaments in the world. The top players come from […]

The Comforting Familiarity of Football Season

Staff Writer: Abbey Skouras Our favorite time of year is finally here, football season! At 7:30 kickoff our stands are filled (within capacity rules, of course) with students and parents ready for a big game! This year our football stands look a lot different, but we have even more spirit than before. Our football team […]