Catch-up on the Fall Sports season, page 8
World renowned scholarship expert visits Glencoe. See page 4
Who did kill Toto? Find out page 4
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Passion for education brings Bob Macauley to Glencoe by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO Though she covered her legs with long skirts during class, her bruises became visible on the playground. The recess supervisor was teaching her to tumble when he noticed her injured legs. Concerned about the third grade girl, he inquired about her bruises. The young girl was being abused. Bob Macauley, then 19 years old and working as a playground supervisor at the elementary school, was deeply troubled. “I felt an exaggerated sense of rage and violation,” he recalled. Macauley notified a counselor, and the young girl was given the help she needed. The incident inspired Macauley to become a teacher, answering what he describes as a life-long calling. After 19 years of working at Sisters High School in Central Oregon, that calling has led Macauley to Glencoe. He takes the place of long-time principal Carol Loughner, who retired last year. “There are only a few high schools I’d want to work at, and Glencoe is one of them,” Macauley said. “The culture here is outstanding. ... I hope to enhance the good things that are already going on here.” Suzanne Lind, Macauley’s assistant at Sisters, said his ability to connect with students is one of his best traits. “[It’s] a unique trait in an administra-
photo by HALEY FORTIER New principal Bob Macauley was impressed with Glencoe’s school spirit and tradition of excellence, which motivated him to apply here after working 19 years at Sisters High School. tor,” Lind said. “Oftentimes they focus on the administration and leadership of the school as opposed to being connected with the students. [Macauley] connects.” After only a few weeks at Glencoe, Macauley has already made a positive impression on senior Becca Baugh. Baugh, along with seniors Rebecca Holland and Samantha Fancher, met with Macauley to discuss the new Honors Pass policy, which did not allow students to work in the drama hall practice rooms. Macauley was more than willing to accommodate the students, and the problem was quickly resolved. The discussion shifted from policy to theatre when Baugh and her friends noticed the play bills lining Macauley’s shelves.
“He just [got excited] and talked about [theatre] for 25 minutes,” Baugh said. “It was amazing.” Macauley was a high school football player and a player in the Canadian Football League, Canada’s equivalent of the NFL. However, his interests were not limited to football. Macauley was also involved in theatre in high school, playing Harry MacAfee in his school’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” Macauley said that being involved in diverse activities gave him an understanding of the importance of involvement for students.
Macauley Fast Facts Hometown: Binghampton, NY High School: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) College: Boise State Hobby: White water rafting Activities in High School: Football, baseball, basketball, theatre Hobby: White water rafting Favorite Musical: “Les Miserables,” “Jersey Boys” Favorite Food: Spaghetti Macauley played professional football in the Canadian League for the Edmunton Eskimos (“Eskies”)
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Glencoe is off to see the ‘Wizard’ Neon brightens by ANISHA DATTA
photo by VALENTINA CHAU Junior Neil Duzett leaps during the dance number, “The Merry Old Land of Oz.” The dance shows the people of Oz welcoming Dorothy and Toto to their home. Also pictured are junior Devon Roberts (back left) and freshman Maddi Ogden (far right).
With spectacular special effects, innovative set design, and a swarm of Munchkins played by elementary students, Glencoe Theatre’s fall musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” presents a new take on the timeless story. The production, based on the classic 1939 film, follows the journey of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, through their adventures in the mystical Land of Oz. “Even though it’s been around for a while, the story never gets old,” musical director Jeanine Stassens said. “It’s not a show that [kids these days] see all the time.” Drama teacher Lori Daliposon said the renowned production will be given a new twist. “The set itself is going to be way more intense,” Daliposon said. “There’s some really fun special effects to look forward to this year. We have the Wicked Witch melting, and a lot of pyrotechnic effects. This isn’t going to be your grandma’s Wizard of Oz.”
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Homecoming by MATTHEW KISHLOCK
Blinding stadium lights and neon brights will greet the football team at tonight’s Homecoming Game, which will be played against the Forest Grove Vikings. The theme of Homecoming Week is “Neon Nights,” and students are encouraged to wear neon or Tide colors to the game. The Homecoming parade will leave school at 5:15 pm, travel down Glencoe Road, Harewood, Arrington, and arrive at Hare Field before kickoff. Students participating in it should meet in the student parking lot after school. The theme of the Homecoming dance is “Neon Nights,” and students are encouraged dress neon. The Homecoming dance will be on Saturday from 8-10 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 for students with I.D. Refreshments will be available, and coat check is complimentary. Groups in the parade: band, cheer team, dance team, girls lacrosse, soccer, class floats, court floats, AVID, and a vehicle built by the metalshop.
New principal comes from diverse background
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During his time at Sisters High School, Bob Macauley taught Humanities and Social Studies. In 1999, he was promoted to Assistant Principal. Macauley was also the head coach of Sisters High School’s football team.
Continued from page 1 According to Macauley, 83% of students at Sisters High were involved with activities, which he believes is a factor in the low .06% drop out rate. “Everyone deserves to have a good, rigorous education. [The education system] has to allow people to grow and meet them where they’re at,” he said. “We have to break the cycle of failure.” Macauley has based his administration on that belief. “He treats all of his students as individuals, regardless of whether they’re TAG or in special education or [if] they’re having a hard time even coming to school,” Lind said. “He builds relationships.” In Macauley’s experience, building relationships with all students has made a large difference in their success rate, even against the odds. In 1998, under the supervision of program manager Dan Saraceno, Sisters High School became one of the first high schools to participate in Heart of Oregon, a program that takes troubled drop-outs and pays them for community work while helping them earn GEDs. Because of the program, 75% of the students went on to a trade school or a 2-year college, Macauley said. “Those were the kids who were going to fail, and we got three out of four of them back,” said
Macauley. Kristy Rawls, activities director at Sisters, said Macauley’s commitment to helping students has affected many students at Sisters. “There are kids that are in school and graduated because of him and his caring relationships,” Rawls said. “There is story after story of kids being affected by him.” Macauley’s enthusiastic nature has affected the staff he worked with, according to Lind. “He’s a very positive force,” she said. “His school spirit rubs off on you. You can’t help but get into what he’s doing,” Since her initial meeting with Macauley, Becca Baugh now high fives him in the hallways of Glencoe. She said she believes the new principal is a good fit for the school. “He knows what he wants and what he should be doing,” Baugh said. “He wants to let kids know that they’re going to be noticed.” Macauley said he just hopes to give all Glencoe students the school they want to have. “It doesn’t matter who they are, or what the situation is, I think that we still want to respect the dignity of each person,” Macauley said. “I just want every child to fit. I’d like this to be four positive years for the students.” photo by HALEY FORTIER
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SCOTT ROOSEVELT- SOCIAL STUDIES When people hear Scott Roosevelt’s name, they often joke that he must be related to one of the presidents. Little do they realize that the newest addition to the social studies department is actually the great-grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president. “Some people make the connection; others have no clue,” he said of people’s reactions to his name. Roosevelt said that, although he never knew him, his relation to the president has given him many opportunities. “I’ve met some pretty famous people,” he said with a smile. During high school he met Bill Clinton in the White House and was recently invited to speak at a school in the Netherlands. When not teaching or taking care of his one year old son, Roosevelt hikes, follows sports teams such as the Timbers, and plays basketball.
SHERIDAN TATOR- P.E. Most people would love to have a former Olympic athlete as a gym teacher. This year, P.E. students will have that opportunity with new physical education teacher Sheridan Tator. Tator played water polo for Estonia at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Tator laughed about the experience, saying that Estonia’s team “wasn’t very good,” and that although she loves water polo, being a teacher is what she had always wanted. Outside of school, Tator plays tennis, takes care of her dog, and participates in squirrel fishing. The objective of squirrel fishing is to lift a squirrel off the ground with a peanut and a string.
AUSTIN SCHNEIDER- MATH Austin Schneider’s many travels have brought him to Glencoe’s door. The newest member of the math department has lived in seven states including Oregon. “It’s fun to experience what each state has to offer,” he said. His favorite state to live in was Colorado because of the expansive mountain ranges. “It’s not just one [mountain]; they’re everywhere,” he explained. Outside of school, Schneider spends time with his wife and does outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and kayaking. Schneider will be teaching pre-calculus, calculus 2 and algebra 2. “I look forward to the school year,” he said with a smile.
REBECCA BUCHANNAN- ART Even though she has taught at every Hillsboro district high school, new art teacher Rebecca Buchannan has found Glencoe to be one of the best. The atmosphere at Glencoe is completely different then anywhere else she has taught according to Buchannan. Buchannan will be splitting her time this year between Glencoe and Liberty. This year at Glencoe she teaches Art 2, Sculpture, and ceramics and Buchannan said she hopes to help her students create art that reflects them, not just what the teacher wants to see. “I love art: it is truly everything to me. I hope that’s what my kids get from [the class].” Buchannan said. Originally Buchannan went to a junior college to study oceanography. However, her school stopped offering the class, so she switched her major to art in order to follow her passion. Now, rather than studying the ocean, she paints in her home studio. Over the summer, she took a painting class at the Art Institute of Chicago. Some of the paintings she produced there were displayed last month at Sequoia, a gallery in downtown Hillsboro.
TANYA STREMME-COUNSELING Born into a ski loving family, returning counselor Tanya Stremme entered the world of ski racing at age five. In her junior year of high school, Stremme decided to break from the sport competitively, as she was tired of the rigorous training schedule and the lack of time for a social life. Stremme chose to instead coach skiing to younger students. “[When you’re in a non-school sport] it takes you away from the school,” Stremme said. Stremme was a counselor at Glencoe from 1999 to 2004, and coached the Ski Team for Jesuist and Century High School. However, in 2004, Stremme moved to Australia for a year due to her husband’s work. “[In Australia] it felt like you [went] back in time…Families all ate dinner together, and all the stores would be closed on Sundays. You could knock on your neighbor’s door and just ask to borrow sugar!” Stremme said. When she returned to Oregon, Stremme was a counselor at Hillsboro High School from September 2005 until June 2011. Stremme will be interning with assistant principal Mary Peterson to complete her administrative degree. Stremme said she hopes to one day be a principal.
REYNA McMAHON- FOREIGN LANGUAGE Though Paris has enchanted her for years, new French teacher Reyna McMahon chose to live in Portland instead. McMahon had studied abroad in France during her junior year at New York University, and had enjoyed it immensely, she said. “[Paris] was great. It was easy traveling in Europe once you were there, and it was very laid back,” McMahon said. Originally, McMahon was inspired to learn the French language and to visit France by her family. Growing up in Connecticut, she was close to her French-Canadian grandparents. However, she decided to move to Oregon this year because she already had friends here and she found the cost of living to be cheaper. McMahon is glad that she made the choice they did, because the relaxed atmosphere in Portland is similar to that of Paris, McMahon said. She looks forward to join the community in Portland by participating in the Portland Marathon. Being an athlete in high school and college, McMahon was a cheerleader and a runner and she is excited about becoming involved in Portland’s athletic community. She said she also hopes to become a greater part of Glencoe by getting involved in dances and other student activities.
LAYTON FISHBACK- ENGLISH Wanting a position at Glencoe more than anything, Layton Fishback set up an interview for the day after the end of last year’s school year. Fishback has taught at Glencoe for the last two years, student teaching and substituting. She now teaches Sophomore English and Senior Reading Workshop. “I’ve wanted to be at this school more than any other school in the district. I just love Glencoe. It just has felt like a home to me since I’ve been here,” Fishback said. Following college, Fishback and her husband taught Advanced English in Thailand to college prep students. “It was hard because we didn’t know any Thai, [and although] it was supposed to be Advanced English, a lot of their English skills weren’t that good,” she said. After returning from Thailand, Fishback was undecided on whether to remain in teaching because of the cultural difficulties she faced while teaching in Thailand. Upon her return, she entered the marketing field for two years. Feeling she could not make a difference in the world behind a desk, Fishback began to reconsider her job change. “I reevaluated my life and decided that maybe teaching was the way to go. As soon as I started teaching [again] I knew I had made the right decision.”
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Theatre classes write, perform original show by MATTHEW KISHLOCK With an original interactive murder mystery, a colorful cast of 1930’s characters entertained an audience of about 235 people last Friday, Oct. 21. “Who Killed Toto?” was an original piece written, produced, and performed by Drama 3 and 4 students in a span of six weeks. Lori Daliposon, theatre teacher and director of the show, said the idea came about in July during a fundraising meeting for the fall musical. When she told the Drama 3 and 4 classes, Daliposon said they were all extremely excited. “[There was] a lot of enthusiasm, but a little bit of fear,” Daliposon said. Much of the show was improvised, and since most of the actors sat in the audience during the
show, it created a constant challenge to remain in character, Daliposon said. Senior Samantha Fancher said that although the experience was different, it was nothing the advanced theatre classes could not handle. “It was easy [to ‘improv’ for so long], since we’ve all been learning ‘improv’ for so many years,” Fancher said. “It was different, something new, because we made it up as a class, and we’ve never done that before.” Daliposon said that the show ended as a success, and that Glencoe can expect more shows like this from its theatre. The winner of the detective challenge was Ida Mannen, who won among four correct guesses.
Scholarship expert visits Glencoe
by VALENTINA CHAU Two of the suspects in How Killed Toto played by Jake Malstrom and Samantha Fancherpicured above. The two played old married couple, the parents of Toto’s owner. Audience members walked around the auditorium, as servers delivered hors d`oeuvres, asking the cast members questions. The audience, after receiving all the clues, placed guesses as to how killed Toto. Once all of the guesses where made, it was revealed that Eleanor, a small girl, killed the dog on accident, suffocating it with a hug. Only four people guessed the correct murderer.
by TINA ANDERSON Nationally renowned scholarship expert, Ben Kaplan visited Glencoe on Monday. Kaplan speaks all over the country, and Glencoe was one of just seven schools in Oregon he visited. During the seminar Kaplan showed prospective college students and their parents how to find, apply and win lucrative scholarships. Kaplan has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and personally won more the two dozen scholarships worth more the $90,000 which was used to pay for him to attend Harvard University. Originally from Oregon, Kaplan graduated from Harvard in 1999 with a degree in economics. He has been on more than 2,000 TV programs and written 12 books on the subject of scholarships. For more information visit Cityofcollegedreams.org
Two Juniors take first in debate at Tourney
by ANISHA DATTA Competing against 30 other schools, juniors Brett Morgan and Jacob Pavlik took first place in the Public Forum Debate finals last weekend in a speech tournament at Willamette University. So far this season, many speech team members have placed in competition against schools from all over the state. Senior T.J Miller placed third in Lincoln Douglas debate. Sophomore Lorena Colcer took second in Radio, Senior Royal Stearns placed third in Impromptu, and fourth place finishers in various events inclue Tasha Lane, Brett Morgan, Matthew Bergthold, Jacob Pavlik, and T.J. Miller. Overall, there were several great scores from the young team, which is composed mostly of freshmen and sophomores, according to adviser Susan McClain. The next competition will be the Sprague High Debates on Nov. 12th.
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Glencoe goes off to see
photo by VALENTINA CHAU (Pictured from left to right) Munchkins Alison Glaze, Tyler Storelli, Makena Petrick, Jack Ceciliani, Sofie Fraiser, Draven Teel line up in height order.
Continued from page 1 However, the biggest challenge, backstage technician senior Miranda Leyson said, will be coordinating the 41 Munchkins, played by kids between the ages of three and twelve. Only a handful of previous Glencoe productions have involved younger children, which adds to the uniqueness of the musical. “We’re going to have a few techs on Munchkin duty, solely responsible for shepherding them around,” Leyson said. “Our youngest munchkin is three and a half. She’s simply adorable.” Along with the Munchkins, another change will be the amount of new talent in the lead roles. The play features three first time leads. “I was simply thrilled,” sophomore Ashley Gaston said about being cast as Glinda, her first lead
role. “I was ready for anything, but getting a lead…wow.” Freshman Emily Upton is equally excited for her role as Dorothy. Upton is one of the few freshmen to score a lead in Glencoe’s history, according to Daliposon. “To be honest, when I came in for auditions, I was expecting to get cast as a Munchkin.” Upton said. “I’m really excited to play Dorothy. I want to show people what I’m capable of.” Junior Bailey LuBean, another first-time lead, describes the challenges of portraying his character, the Cowardly Lion. “It’s very exciting, yet very daunting,” LuBean said. “He’s a very iconic character. He lacks courage, because he thinks that he can’t stand up for himself. Ultimately, it’s the journey that gives it to him. He really earns it.” But through the many modernizations and stunning special ef-
This isn’t go“ ing to be your
grandma’s Wizard of Oz.
fects, according to Daliposon, the Wizard of Oz is the same timeless story that captured generations of audiences around the world. “It’s a story about a journey,” Daliposon said. “A journey of a girl who goes through many trials to find that she was really over the rainbow all along.” The Wizard of Oz is playing December 2’nd through 4’th, and December 9’th through 11’th. Friday and Saturday performances will start at 7:30 pm., while Sunday performances will begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets will be on sale at the main office.
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photo by VALENTINA CHAU Between rehearsing dance numbers, freshman Emily Upton (right) talks with castmembers sophomore Kaleb Bachetti (far left) and senior Jake Malstrom (center). Malstrom, who plays the Scarecrow, also had a lead in the 2010 musical, while Upton is a first time lead as Dorothy.
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Band grabs first place with ‘Mountain’ routine by NICOLE KULICK Despite the icy theme of their fall show “Winter on the Mountain,” Glencoe’s marching band, the Marching Tide, started their season hot. In its first show of the season, the ensemble placed second and scored 70.6 at the Pacific Coast invitational on Oct. 1, the highest they have ever scored on a first performance. They won High Visual Effect, an award given to the ensemble with the best marching technique. Their next competition, held at Hillsboro Stadium on Oct. 8, had an even better result. They earned a score of 70.8 and placed first in their division. Senior Adam Heyen, the ensemble’s Drum Major and single soloist, won Outstanding Solo as well. Band Director Ray Severns attributes the band’s success to strong student leadership and a solid show. “I think it’s a really…well designed show. It’s really fun and entertaining and the kids really like it.” Band Director Ray Severns said. “We’ve also had some really great leadership from the [percussion] and color guard, and a lot of enthusiasm from the ensemble in general.” The Marching Tide has a tradition of altering their uniforms based on the show, so all member of the Marching Tide wear glitter on their faces to represent snow. The color guard members dress in fleece and ear warmers, and the band marches in the shapes of snowflakes
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Amalia Vieria--Brazil Shivering in her t-shirt, jeans, and sandals, senior Amalia Vieira is not prepared for Oregon weather. Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Vieira was accustomed to 10 months of heat and humidity and dressing in summer attire. “At first when I came it was hot...now it’s so cold,” Vieira said. Vieira came to the United States because she had a passion for learning, and the English language. “I really want to improve my English...especially [because] colleges love it,” Vieira said. Amalia loves American culture and wants to immerse herself in it. “I really love the American people...they are just so nice,” Vieira said. “They always help me when I ask for it.”
Since arriving in August, senior Ivan Kulifaj has already hiked up Mount St. Helens and had his first backyard barbeque. Kulifaj is from Bratislava, Slovakia. “I had my first barbeque [recently]...it was my first American experience,” Kulifaj said. “It was really fun.” Adjusting to life in the United States was challenging at first, especially since he is not allowed to drive. “Back in Slovakia I had my license, a car, and could get around easier,” Kulifaj said. The hardest thing for Kulifaj to grow accostomed to was the language barrier. Getting used to speaking English exclusively was challenging, he said. Kulifaj has joined the cross country team and jazz band. “I’ve been playing piano now for almost 12 years,” Kulifaj said. After Kulifaj returns to Slovakia, he plans to further his education in college. “I want to study Architectural Design, but I am not positive yet,” Kulifaj said.
Longer class periods and crowded hallways awaited senior Susanne Ruether when she arrived in the United States this year. Ruether is from Höxter, Germany, and comes from a school with only 1000 students and a school day that is much shorter. “The school day is really long [here] especially compared to my school [in Germany],” Ruether said. “School ended at 1:00, but over here it ends at 3:30.” In Germany, Ruether’s school lacks clubs and school sponsored sports. “I love how Glencoe offers many clubs and sports. Back in Germany we didn’t have that,” Ruether said. Besides studying, Ruether enjoys typical American pastimes with her host family. “I love going to the movies with them, and I especially love having barbeques.” Ruether said.
Macarena Ehrmantraut--Chile Though she is still getting used to attending an American high school, senior Macarena Ehrmantraut said she is learning to appreciate the many small freedoms Glencoe offers that her old school did not. “In Chile, we had to wear school uniforms. Here we don’t,” Ehrmantraut said. “It is a lot easier.” Ehrmantraut is from Curicó, Chile, which is about two hours south of Santiago. Though enjoying her time in the US, Ehrmantraut misses the constant tremors she had experienced back home. “I miss all the little earthquakes that we have [in Chile],” Ehrmantraut said. Ehrmantraut is leaving the United States in February to continue her foreign exchange experience in Germany.
The U.S is the sixth country senior Hannah Weba has visited. She came to the United Sates to meet new people and experience a new place. “I like going to new places and making friends,” Weba said. “Traveling has just always been a part of me.” So far, Weba said she is enjoying her stay in Oregon. She loves the people, the malls, and the food. Taco Bell is one of her favorite restaurants. “The malls here are huge; in Germany we only have a few. People usually shop on the streets, it’s like a market,” Weba said. Though she does miss her family and friends back in Germany, Weba is soaking up her experience here. She plans to join the tennis team and is excited to continue experiencing the American lifestyle.
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Having already traveled to 11 countries, senior Melissa Stöhr has already seen much of the world. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Stöhr said that traveling has deeply impacted how she sees the world around her. “It has really given me a greater sense of respect for different cultures and religions,” Stöhr said. Traveling has also changed the way Stöhr sees herself. “Traveling so much...I don’t know what it is like to stay in one place for a long time,” Stöhr said. Speaking four languages greatly helps her whenever she travels. “I speak Mandarin, German, English and Spanish and wherever I go I mostly am able to interact with those around me,” Stöhr said. Besides a passion for traveling, Stöhr loves to play soccer and the piano. She also likes to sing, and cheer. Stöhr will return to Germany after first semester to continue her studies. After she graduates, she plans to study in China for a year.
The desire to experience the “American Dream” compelled senior Andréa Bokser to come to the United States. Born in Grenoble, France, Bokser was familiar with a different political and social culture. “America is the land of the free,” Bokser said. “I want to immerse myself in the American Culture.” Bosker said that there is pivotal difference in behavior and attitudes between Americans and the French. “Americans are funny and know everybody, but the French have only a close group [of friends] and aren’t very open,” Bokser said. Bokser also has a passion for sports. “I love to rock-climb, play basketball, and soccer,” Bokser said. “No matter what, I have to stay active.” After returning to France, Bokser plans to finish secondary school and college.
After a three- plane flight, happy- go- lucky senior Desiree Balser arrived in Oregon from Frankfurt, Germany, exhausted. “It was a long day, so I was just happy to be off the plane and on land,” Weber said. Balser came to the United States to become fluent in the language, become more responsible and independent, and experience a new culture and place. “I am an open person and I love to learn. Staying here for a year is different than visiting a place for two weeks,” Balser said. “You become more connected with [the people] and the culture rather than just an observer of [it all].” Currently, Balser is spending her time doing cross country. Though she says she is not the best runner on the team, she enjoys it and likes that it keeps her busy and focused on something.
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Glencoe Leaps into Fall Sports Boys’ Soccer
At press time, boys soccer was ranked fifth and working to qualify for state playoffs for its seventh year in a row. “We’ve got a good squad,” said Head Coach Tom Stephens. Season highlights include their win against rival Hillsboro High School. Stephens added that the energy from the large turnout motivated the players to succeed. Seniors: Lawrance Chel, Max Morales, Max Garrison, Stuart Crook, Eddie Dominguez, Chad Smith, Connor Kastelic, Jose De La Torre, Carlos Miranda
At press time, Girls Soccer was coming off a nearly undefeated season and was second in the Pacific Conference. Coach Deanna Joyner said she is confident in the team’s skills. “[I want them to] believe in themselves that they can hang with some of the best teams,” Joyner said. Joyner emphasized that, even though some players are more experienced, the team works together to keep their winning record. “It’s [all] about how bad they want to win,” Joyner said. Seniors: Hannah Smith, Cori Bianchini and Melissa Mauk
photo by VALENTINA CHAU Daniel Douvris and Jacab Stafford, leading runners of the 2011 season, warm up with the cross country team.
The Homecoming game against Forest Grove is expected to be a close one, as the Vikings are ranked 37 against Glencoe’s ranking of 36. Of the 22 starters on offense and defense, only two are returning players. “It’s a different level from Junior Varsity to Varsity. And if you haven’t done it, then you learn through experience. And if you don’t have experience then there is a learning curve,” first-year Head Coach Steve Jones said. Encouragement and support from the school stimulates the team’s growth, according to Jones. “We love the school spirit, and we love the kids that come out and watch the games,” Jones said. “It really helps us a lot.” Seniors: Austin Tieu, Cristian Guillen, Max Garrison, Chad Smith, Mike Jones, Shane ORourke, Tyler Duenas, Ahmad Abdellatif, Logan VanRoekel, Alex Barr, Landon Glynn, Isaiah Sexton, Josh Talty, Alex Mendoza, Sam Noh, Joe McNeilly, Arturo Hernandez, TJ Thrienen, Alexander Logan, Josh Friend, Michael Alvarez, Austin Foumal, John Atkinson, Brian Morales, Ian VanNess-Knight, Jacob Rossman, Tyler Becker
Strengthened by a team of experienced seniors, the volleyball team will be competing in districts on Nov. 11-12 at Liberty High School. At press time, the volleyball team was ranked fourth in the league. Eight out of the twelve players are seniors, according to Head Coach Whitney Sahlfeld. “It’s not anything new playing with each other. They are well aware of each other’s roles and responsibilities on the court,” Sahlfeld said. The team’s priority this season has been to achieve mental toughness: overcoming nervousness and being more aggressive. Seniors: Alex Roe, Kayla Miller, Becca Vanoudenhaegen, Lizzy Olson, Lori Hursh, Sam Hopman, Carmen Walsh and Sharis Tabaranza-Awa
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Cross Country will be working its way towards state championships at the district meet next Saturday, Nov. 5 in Eugene, Oregon. Head Coach Dennis Rice said that cross country has been despite the smaller-thanaverage team. “It’s a building year,” Rice said. “We get better every day.” The boys` team is ranked in the middle of the Pacific Conference, led by team captains Jacob Stafford and Daniel Douvris. Douvris is also ranked in the top 10 of the conference. The girls` team is led by team captain Rachel Gibbs. Seniors: Daniel Douvris, Jacab Stafford, Matthew Bergthold, Shaye Canaday, Brandon Choo, Ivan Kulifaj and Desiree Balser
Many new additions to the winter cheer squad has made the coach excited about what this may bring to the team. “We’ve added a lot of new girls this year, and that makes it extremely complicated for stunt groups, but they work hard and are dedicated,” Head Coach Kyra Weaver said. They hope for next season to improve and add to their stunts and teams. With basketball season right around the corner, the team wants to build team unity and a strong connection with their student body. “The girls really love when the crowd gets into it; they feel appreciated,” Weaver said. Seniors: Alissa Hettinga, Taylor Chapman, Elizabeth Figel, and Kiara Krieger
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The dance team will be competing at their first competition next weekend at Gladstone High School with their jazz and contemporary routines. The captains of the dance team said they are impressed with the work ethic and dedication of the new members. “Everyone on our team is really hard-working. You can tell everyone has a desire to improve,” Makayla Koch, senior team captain said. With a younger team this year, the Tidettes face new challenges and opportunities. The team has many freshman and sophomores with less experience. “It’s a building year. We have a really young team, so it’s more [about] everyone getting to the same level,” Kayla Miller, senior team captain said. Seniors: Kayla Miller, Makyla Koch, Madeline Rouches and Ibeth Alvarez
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