The Eagle Angle

Catching Up with the Pros

Catching Up with the Pros

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

February 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Quarterback of Special Teams

Quarterback of Special Teams

Brandon Barton, Staff writer

December 13, 2016

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

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

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...

Tackling Concussions

Tackling Concussions

Parker Primrose and Jackson Stone

December 5, 2016

A crushing blow to the head. The world temporarily goes black. Color comes back, but the scene around you appears to spin. You hear a whistle blow in the distance and feel someone lifting you back onto your feet. You stumble to the sideline and try to make sense of what just happened.  You have been ...

Eagles surge late in win over Duncanville

Eagles surge late in win over Duncanville

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

December 3, 2016

The Allen Eagles will advance to the semifinals of the Texas 6A playoffs after a surging in the second half over the Duncanville Panthers, as they won by a score of 42 to 23 at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle offense struggled to establish a passing attack, but it didn’t matter as the running game...

Eagles Win in a Battle with the Bobcats

Eagles Win in a Battle with the Bobcats

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

November 25, 2016

On the road in a hostile environment, the Allen Eagles emerged victorious against the San Angelo Central Bobcats, winning 34-21 at San Angelo Stadium to advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The game was set up as if scripted in a movie. A city with a $60 million dollar stadium and four state...

Allen Emerges Victorious in Battle Against Belton

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

November 18, 2016

The Allen Eagles won their second playoff game 24-7 in a defensive battle with the Belton Tigers at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. Both teams had been averaging almost 40 points per game on offense coming into the contest, but combined for only 31 points in the game. Running backs Brock Sturges and Kirby Bennet...