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Mark and Tate NCAA Basketball Tournament coverage 1

Tate Peterson and Mark Young
4 days ago
Filed under Audio, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/allen-student-press/mark-and-tate-ncaa-tournament-podcast-1

Injured Eagle turns into MLB Draft Prospect

Injured Eagle turns into MLB Draft Prospect

Jackson Stone, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

Senior Ronnie Taylor has been playing baseball since the age of 4, but his journey from a freshman on varsity to a senior committed to Wichita State has not always been a homerun. During Taylor’s sophomore year, tragedy struck as he encountered a serious injury to his throwing elbow. “[Having] to get Tommy ...

Freezing out the competition

Freezing out the competition

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen Eagles Ice Hockey Club kept their season alive with a 5-0 beatdown of Southlake Carroll in the Pure Division High School State Championship on Jan. 29, marking the program’s first state championship in 10 years and punching the team’s ticket for the National Tournament that begins on March...

Eagles Prepare for Playoff Tip-Off

Eagles Prepare for Playoff Tip-Off

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen Eagle men’s basketball team will play against the Lewisville Farmers in their first playoff game of the season in the bi-district round of the 6A Region 2 playoffs. The game will be played at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at The Colony High School. “I think there’s a lot of confidence in the locker room righ...

Catching Up with the Pros

Catching Up with the Pros

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

The Eagle Angle caught up with two Allen alumni currently playing in the National Football League in order to talk about life in the pros and the pair’s fondest football memories. Steven Terrell, safety for the Seattle Seahawks How does it feel to be playing in the NFL? It’s a dream come true...

New Coaches Find a Home in Allen

Tate Peterson, Staff writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The athletics program has already had one major change this past year with football head coach Terry Gambill taking over for Tom Westerberg. Joining the list of newcomers is Kim Fullerton, who is the new head coach of the Allen boy's soccer team. “As a first year coach, I hope to establish a st...

Eagle Swim and Dive Teams Advance to Regionals

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen swim and dive teams capped off a successful District 7-6A tournament with district championships for both the boys’ and girls’ swim teams as well as two regional qualifiers from the dive team. The tournament took place on Jan. 19 and 20 at the Natatorium in Allen. The boys swim team ...

Redemption Season

Astrid Souto, Staff writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

Redemption is all that matters to the Allen girl’s varsity soccer team. Last year, the team included some of the best talent Allen soccer had ever seen, starting six seniors, three juniors and two sophomores, all committed to Division One schools to play ball at the college level. They were ranked as one...

Mark and Tate at the tailgate: NFL Season Finale

Tate Peterson and Mark Young
January 9, 2017
Filed under Audio, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/allen-student-press/mark-and-tate-at-the-plate-nfl-season-finale

Quarterback of Special Teams

Quarterback of Special Teams

Brandon Barton, Staff writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Features, Sports

The kicking position in football is unique. Most of the team focuses on scoring a game changing touchdown or forcing a crucial turnover or stop on defense. A kicker, however, is expected to put points on the board when the offense is stopped short of a touchdown or to add an extra point after a touchdo...

Allen’s comeback attempt falls short in loss to The Woodlands

Allen’s comeback attempt falls short in loss to The Woodlands

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
December 10, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

In the 6A Division 1 semi-finals, the Allen Eagles fell short to The Woodlands Highlanders 28 to 36 at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. The loss was the Eagles’ third in the last five years and represents a disappointing finish to what was otherwise a great season. The Highlanders got off to a quick start, ta...

Balancing Act

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief
December 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Sports

Junior Jenna Wicker wakes up around 7, and by 8 she’s at the gym practicing routines. After two and a half hours of training and a quick primping session, she slides into a desk at 11 to attend school until 3:35. At 4, she’s back at the gym practicing bars, beams, floor and vault. Rinse and repe...