dream JENNIFER CLEMENTE
BED RACING IN THE STREETS
n September 17, a portion of the back parking lot was emptied as the teams from all four classes prepared for the debut of the bed races. Making its first appearance as a Showdown event, students from each class pushed one of their classmates on mattresses through a series of winding trash cans placed throughout the parking lot. After several matches, the final results stood with the seniors on top, followed by the juniors, then the sophomores, and the freshmen finishing up in last. “It’s been on my bucket list since freshman year to compete in a Showdown event,” said senior Elaina Muterspaugh. “It was pretty rewarding.” For the freshmen, this was their first chance to compete in a Showdown event, and even with a last-place ranking, they still considered it a valuable experience. “I just wanted to be part of the team and to make something and compete,” said freshman Kalei Fogg. “I think next year’s will be a lot better.” Spectators also thought the new addition was a successful one, enjoying the friendly competition and school spirit associated with the rivalries that come with Showdown. 1
“I think the seniors winning was a lot of fun,” said senior Adrianna Griggs. “I think they got really creative with all the beds.” However, with new events come problems, and time constraints proved to be a setback for several of the teams. “I wish we had known a little bit more about it earlier,” said Griggs, whose Advisement was in charge of setting up the bed race for the seniors. Competitors agreed, feeling the rush and pressure of a brand new, untested event. “We started like two days ago,” said Fogg. “I think if we had more time to do it then it would have worked better.” Even Student Government Adviser, Robert Sutterer, was sure time would be an issue with the new event. “I was fairly amazed that every grade level had a working bed,” said Sutterer. “The fact that everybody was able to complete the runs actually was probably more than we had hoped for.” The seniors, though, seemed to have plenty of time. The clock wasn’t an issue for them, but neither was anything else. “I kind of wish the other classes had put up more of a competition,” said Muterspaugh. “We pretty much wiped the floor with them.” 2
1. FRESHMAN FUN The freshman team hurries their bed through the course in a match against the seniors. Although they came out last, they still had fun and enjoyed themselves as they participated in their first Showdown event. “I didn’t think that we were gonna win, and it was a close race with the juniors and seniors. It was entertaining to watch,” said freshman Kalei Fogg. 2. SENIOR TRIUMPH All five members of the senior team guided their bed to the finish line, finishing the event with a first place finish. Their unique design of having handles and an elevated mattress differed greatly from designs of the other three classes. “It’s been really great to kind of start out together and then finish together,” said senior EmmaJean Amann.
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sophomores freshmen It was pretty rad.” I expected to lose because we’re freshmen.” SHEELYN CLAYPOOL
We won 3 out of the 4 years. That’s pretty good.”
It was fun.” MORGAN LEADENS
1. LEADING THE PACK Four Castle
View High Schoolers lead the pack at one of their cross country meets. Student athlete Bryant Kraus is lading the three other CV students further into the track.
a new PHILOS0PHY
Photo by Emily Vairma
AS ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER DOOR OPENS FOR THE CROSS COUNTRY SQUAD. LEMUEL SCARBORUGH
At the end of the last Cross Country season, right before regionals, coach Mark Kuhn of Castle View’s Cross Country program announced that he was no longer going to coach the team. This left the team without a coach for the upcoming track season. That is until the previous assistant coach, Laura Cook, stepped up. But some of the athletes had a difficult time adjusting to the new strategy that she brought to the table. Junior Erin Kraus has been running cross country since she was in sixth grade and knows a thing or two about the sport. “As a coach, Kuhn was definitely more laid back,” said Kraus. “Cook focuses a lot more on strength. Kraus said the prior coach had them do more running in terms of
workouts so the change in training was difficult to get used to in the first few weeks. But Coach Cook said that was to be expected. “I knew going into the season that the kids would have a hard time with the new expectations that they were held to, but they’ve really impressed me,” said Cook. “They’ve stepped up to the workouts and into leadership roles.” Cook also said that she’s not only been focusing on the top varsity runners, but the younger JV athletes as well. “After all, they are going to become the varsity runners in a year or two so I want to start putting them into the leadership roles early to make great leaders out of them,” said Cook.
STUDENT ATHLETES SHARE THEIR STORIES
Q How did you get injured?
I am getting surgery to correct temporomandibular joint disorder, it is causing my jaw to pop and sleep apnea.”
What is the wort part of being injured? Not playing in general because I didn’t play last year due to tendonitis in my foot.”
Q How did you get injured?
I was doing agility drills. I stepped on a bag and it slid, taking the lower half of my leg with it and the upper half in the opposite direction.”
Q How did you get injured? Photos by Lemuel Scarborugh
I was dribbling and the girl went for the ball and basically tackled me and I landed on my ankle wrong.”
What is the wort part of being injured? Going to the games because you just sit there and you can’t do anything to affect how they are.”
What is the wort part of being injured? These crutches are the worst thing. They are such high maintenance.” The View | SPORTS |