Big Changes Coming Second Semester

By Riley Phillips

There will be some big changes coming next semester with one of the most popular topics, the dress code. From ripped jeans to leggings and even being able to show the shoulders, many students are happy with the new dress code that will be put into effect after Winter Break. “I am really happy that it is changing. I am most excited about the leggings change because I love wearing leggings and being comfortable,” said Junior Felicana Otano. These changes have also brought relief to some students because they do not have to worry about being dress coded when the new semester starts. ” I am very excited for the dress code to be changed because it will give me more options to choose fro. I will also not have to worry as much about being dress coded during he day or not,” said Junior Mackenzie Lillich.

It is not just about being able to wear ripped jeans for style or athletic shorts to be comfy. It is also about students being able to express themselves. “I think it is great that our policy is changing and evolving with the students in the building. It will give us a chance to express ourselves and we will also be able to focus more on learning rather than being dress coded,” said Junior Molly Romano. It seems to be the common trend that the students are excited about this new change and are ready to come back after break with less stress in deciding what to wear. By implementing this new change it will take stress off of both students, teachers, staff, and administration and allow them to focus on educating the students.

Wrestling Overview

By Riley Phillips

Since the start of the wrestling season there has been two tournaments and one duel. This Saturday the boys will take on the Tonganoxie Chieftains in a duel. “Seeing that this weekend’s tournament is a duel we will compete as a team rather than in individual brackets. We will have a few starters out of the line up, which will certainly make things tougher for us, but I am excited to see us compete as a team. It will truly take a team effort in order to find success at this competition,” said Coach Nick Flynn.

Mini Cheer

By Riley Phillips

For as long as anyone can remember, Mini Cheer has been hosted by the cheerleaders in both the fall and winter sports season. Young girls at the elementary level will learn cheers, dances, and what it takes to be a cheerleader.”Mini Cheer is going really well this year. I really enjoy knowing that we are affecting these young girl’s lives positively and that they are also habing fun as well,” said Junior cheerleader Abigail Butzbach.

This winter Mini Cheer will be held tonight during the girl’s basketball game against Spring Hill. “I am very excited to see the girls perform because they have worked really hard and I know they are going to do amazing,” said Butzbach. The LHS cheerleaders will be on the court with the younger girls, leading them the whole way. “Seeing that we changed up the way we teach the cheers and dances, the girls seemed to pick up everything really well, so I wouldn’t be surprised if tonight goes very smooth,” said Junior Feliciana Otano. The cheerleaders have shown that they know how to lead and are able to influence young girls to follow their dreams.

Lady Lions Prepare to Take on Spring Hill

By Riley Phillips

To kick off the girl’s basketball season the Lady Lions took on the Seman Vikings. The girls came out victorious with a score of 56-54. “I feel like the game went good. There are always things we can improve on, but going into the game we were well prepared for what was going to happen,” said Junior Stephanie Kirk. The Lady Lions have been hard a work to improve on their skills and prepare for their next game, which so happens to be tonight at 5 p.m. against Spring Hill. “Tonight’s game is going to be a harder game to win. They are 2-0 at the moment , but if we do what we have been practicing, there will be no doubt that we won’t win tonight,” said Kirk.

The Lady Lions have a strong returning squad. They know each other very well by now and are able to runs plays with ease. Just as Kirk said, if they do what they have been practicing, they are going to be hard to beat. So, come out and support your Lady Lions as they take on Spring Hill.  The theme of the game tonight is White Out and there will be Mini Cheer as well.

Basketball Preview

By Riley Phillips

Winter sports are now fully in session and as of the Red and White Scrimmage boys and girls basketball is looking pretty good. Both teams have been working hard during practice and are prepared to suit up for their first games on Tuesday December 4. Both teams will play against the Seman Vikings at home. The theme of the games will be an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and by partnering with Fashion Club there will be a fashion show at half time of the girls’s game. The Lionettes will also be performing their Christmas Kick-line at half time of the boy’s game to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit.

Coach Simmons returned to coach the girls again and hopefully progress further into sub-state this year, maybe even working their way to state. Yet, the boys have received a new coach, Coach Jones, and he has been working hard to rally the troops and bring the team together as one. It is going to take big push to bring the boys together as a team, but with the right mindset they should be able to have a big turn around from last year and produce a winning season.