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Playing for Preemies

Soccer team hosts game benefitting premature babies on Feb 25 Jackson Wallace Sports Editor

But they were more than happy to do it. “This all started with a group of parents and our coaching staff, we had to get it apSoccer is making a move to help out some proved through our admin building, and our of the goal is small5,000 est dolmemlars.” bers said in the coach comLauren muArias. nity. Arias On is the Febasruary sistant 25th, Photos coiurtesy of The Zone varsity Central will host its coach for girls soccer. She first annual “Playing is also one of the main for Preemies” event. people responsible for Playing for Preestarting this new annual mies is the game of event. “ We really just Central vs Keller on wanted to give back as a the soccer field. This community event” said game is all about Arias. raising money for the In order to meet premature babies that this goal, Central soccer, are born in the United both girls and boys, are States each year. selling T-Shirts, collectMore specifically it is ing donations and finally about raising money selling purple bracelets for the March of that will get students into Dimes charity. a pep rally during fourth The March of period on February 25th Dimes charity is a big to celebrate their donawalk in March for the tions to the charity. Later premature babies and that night on the 25th their mission is to at Keller ISD Stadium, help raise money for both Keller and Central research and the care will present March of of premature babies. Dimes charity with a “I think it is a woncheck that will include all the proceeds from the derful idea and could really help little babies,” T-shirts, bracelets and many donations they will said Maggie Gagnon, senior. The overall goal for Central is to raise $5,000 to donate to March have received by then. of Dimes. According to medicalnewstoday.com 12.5% of all babies born in the United States are born premature. Also according to marOLD WEST chofdimes.com a premature baby has a higher BARBER SHOP chance of health risks, such as mental retardation, lung issues as well as hearing loss along with vision problems and cerebral palsy. According to marchofdimes.com “Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect movement, balance and posture.” The soccer team had to go through many 310 N. Main, Suite B steps to get this event approved and planned. 817-337-4218 Keller, TX 76248

Volume 8 Issue 5 Page 8

Rodeo team rides strong

Christine Mounce and Katie Homans Online Director and Staff Writer

and am trying to get one to use for pole bending even though I currently compete in other events,” said Hope Smith, senior, “My favorite part of rodeos are the wrangler jeans and bull Being a member of the rodeo team is more riders.” than just beThis ing “ a dumb sport is more redneck,” said than just Jake Tooley, roping cattle; senior. Central it’s more of High’s rodeo a challenge team is ranked and a big rush 25 out of of adrenaline 56 teams in going through north Texas your body. and compete “I comthroughout pete because the year. They of the adrenaparticipate in line rush I get six of the 13 when I ride,” events: baresaid Schback, saddle neider. bronc, bull There’s riding, steer a real sense of undecorating, camaraderie chute dogon rodeo. To ging, and steer wrestling. Ro- Cody Schneider covors his bronc one suinday afternoon while riding join the team, students had deos are held in bareback. to attend Saginaw every meetings, weekend on fill out paper Fridays and work and pay Saturdays in membership the evenings fees of $100. and Sundays in Most the 13 the afternoons. members don’t They compete practice duragainst other ing the week, schools for and don’t points, both have coaches. team and They ride at individual, the rodeos to to make it to the cheers of finals rodeo. friends and They bring family. what their “We all talents to the love each arena, and give other, there’s it their all. a real family “I aspect,” said compete in Smith. All bareback and the members saddle bronc Cody Schneider hangs tough against the bronc while competing in know each because I like saddlebronc other and hang the challenge,” Photos courtesy of Christine Mounce out inside and said Cody Schneider, senior, “It’s man versus beast, danger- outside of school. “At the rodeos we all hang out, sit together ous, fast and rough.” Schneider is ranked third and cheer each other on,” said Smith. in bareback, and forth in saddle bronc in north The team meets again this weekend in Texas. Saginaw to gain more points and move up in Not all the events require your own horse rank. Tickets are sold at the arena. Members to be able to compete, like steer undecorating encourage their fellow Chargers to come check and chute dogging. out what they do. “I don’t have a horse, but a really want one,


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