The Eagle Angle

New district nothing to fret

story by McKenzi Morris, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2014

District Champions. That’s all the Allen football team has known since 2006. And with the new district alignments, nothing should change. UIL announced the finalized list for the new classes and districts, effective in the 2014-15 school year, on Feb. 3. They eliminated the title of “6-man”...

Sochi 2014

story by Katelyn Moody, staff writer

February 21, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be taking place in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony was on Feb. 7 with the closing ceremony on Feb. 23. There are 98 events in 15 discipline sports scheduled with a total of 88 nations participating. Bobsled Bobsleigh is a sport in which teams of two or four ride...

Croquet club kicks off

story by Jackson Meeker, staff writer

February 21, 2014

The Croquet Club made its debut Jan. 10 with more than 40 students attending the first meeting. Meetings take will place once a month in the field behind G-hall. “People can recruit all their friends and bring them over to play,” croquet club president Paul Russell said. “We’re kind of working...

Hockey remembers late teammate

December 25, 2013

Following the tragic loss of Travis Stryker to a car crash while on his way to a hockey tournament with his select team, the Dallas Penguins, the Eagles hockey team is now doing all they can to honor and remember their fallen teammate. “We were all at his funeral with our jerseys on over our ties...

Cross country strides to regionals

December 22, 2013

The boys’ cross-country team has not made an appearance at the regional meet in over a decade. This 2013 team put an end to the drought of post-season defeat. For Coach Kirk Trent, making it to regionals was all about a change in mentality and hard work. “We really started focusing on the pack...

Swim team tries to improve with youth

December 21, 2013

A new season means a fresh start, the chance to right last years wrongs and in the case of the 2013-14 swim team it means new, younger swimmers who need to be led. “They’re stepping up this year, which has helped a lot and has helped us in developing our kids,” swim coach Brent Mitchell said....

Volleyball scores district title

December 21, 2013

After earning the district championship title and becoming regional quarterfinalists, the volleyball team finished their season with a record of 29-16. The girls beat Plano Senior High in just three sets to achieve the district title. “We all had our minds set to [district],” junior Sheridan Ralston...

Going global

Going global

November 15, 2013

Wake up. Wrestle. Go to school. Wrestle again. Go to sleep. Repeat. These are the steps it takes to be a great wrestler. To be one of the best in the world, it has to be your life. That is what senior Bo Nickal has made it while proving this summer at the 2013 Cadet World Wrestling Championships that...

Shooting team takes state

November 15, 2013

Although it was the shooting team’s first year in existence, the members still managed to make it to the state tournament this past June in San Antonio. The JV trap team placed first and the overall trap team placed second. The Youth Target Foundation, Scholastic Clay Target Program and the Midway...

The earlier the better

November 15, 2013

D.J. Russell, who just started his freshman year at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida, committed to the University of Miami on a basketball scholarship last July. Freshman pitcher Alexis Holloway of Crown Point High School in Indiana has verbally committed to Notre Dame on a softball scholarship....

All in the family

November 15, 2013

Weighing in at more than 500 pounds in total are junior Bobby and senior Tay Evans, two massive brothers who tower over their competition at 6’5” and 6’3”. That is what other teams have to face every Friday night, and in two years it will be what The University of Oklahoma’s competition has...