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Jansey Jr. elected to the Under Armour All America game


Jansey Jr. elected to the Under Armour All America game

By Luke Zahner and Emma Kielion Every year, 100 of the best high school football players in the nation are selected to go to the Under Armour All America Game. This year, one of Batavia’s own, Northwestern commit Michael Jansey was one of those select athletes. The town got behind his bid to secure him […]

Leave it all on the mat


Leave it all on the mat

By Grace Summers The wrestling season started Nov. 5 with a group of new wrestlers, now including girls. Coach Scott Bayer and Coach Ryan Farwell have been coaching the team throughout the summer and through preseason training. All eyes are on the team as BHS has just now created a girls’ wrestling team. “I work […]

OPINION: Are sports too important in Batavia?


OPINION: Are sports too important in Batavia?

By Koby Kett Within Batavia, sports are revered for their popularity and the students’ dedication. But what if it wasn’t everything that it’s said to be? What if sports were too important in Batavia? There are 23 individual sports in Batavia. That’s not counting differences between the different tiers, such as varsity or junior varsity, […]

Cubs parade a grand slam


Cubs parade a grand slam

By Sarah Hager The halls may have seemed a bit emptier than usual on Fri., Nov. 4 as many students headed to Chicago to attend the Cubs World Series victory parade. The Cubs’ final defeat of the Cleveland Indians on Wed., Nov. 2 clinched the team the title of World Series champions for the first […]

Color Guard: Relationships that last a lifetime


Color Guard: Relationships that last a lifetime

By Abby Hill Emotions pour out onto the tarp, a story being created right in front of the audience’s eyes. Flags and weapons spinning, the color guard performs their heart out as a team, but more importantly, as a family. Ranging from 25-12 people, the BHS color guard prioritizes relationships and teamwork in everything they […]

OPINION: Color guard is a sport


OPINION: Color guard is a sport

By Abby Hill With chins lifted high, the color guard performs across the field; flags and rifles spinning in time behind and around the band. “Oh, they’re just spinning flags. That’s not even a sport.” Color guard performs with the band in the fall and competes on their own in the winter. Sports used to […]

Soccer growing in popularity


Soccer growing in popularity

By Sarah Hager Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States today. According to US Youth Soccer, the amount of adolescents registered with a soccer team has increased by nearly 700,000 athletes over the past 20 years. So what is it about this sport that draws in so many athletes? “It […]

Fall Sports Preview: Girls Cross Country looks to build off previous success


Fall Sports Preview: Girls Cross Country looks to build off previous success

By Xander Lundblad Head coach: Coach Chad Hillman Years coaching at BHS: 14th year in IHSA Asst. coach: Coach Samantha Miller       Last season’s highlights: The cross country team took third in the state, and that was the second girls’ athletic trophy in school history. The team won the Upstate Eight conference title and IHSA […]

Batavia/Geneva rivalry still a strong one


Batavia/Geneva rivalry still a strong one

By Rachel Morano Team rivalries spike interest throughout a high school better than anything else, especially when it comes to football and cheer. Batavia and Geneva have had a strong rivalry since 1912.  This rivalry is the 72nd oldest in the whole country. I was able to interview a player and cheerleader from both schools […]

Finding the right college- how will you choose?


By Ilena Gilbertson Students all around the world attend college. Sometimes finding the right institution is a difficult choice. Most students start looking at colleges in their junior year of high school. Determining where to go can depend on what major you want to study, a desired location, or many other reasons. Finding the right […]