Vol. 1 , Issue 12 4/26/2013
Going Great Lengths for Generosity Michelle Flanagan
return a sense of self confidence and normality to those who are suffering from hair loss due to treatments. The ponytails need to be at least six inches long, but ideally, they are ten or more inches since that’s what it takes to make a wig. The six inch donations are used to offset the costs of the company. Besides the length stipulations, the most common reason a donation couldn’t be accepted is if the hair was bleached. Permed or dyed hair can still be used. If you have six or ten inches of hair that you’re willing to part with, we encourage you to do so. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Daniels or Ms. Salisbury.
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Locks of Love is a well-known event at Van Buren and takes place the Monday following prom each year. It started in 2009 in memory of Amanda Simon, who attended Van Buren and passed away in the fall of 2008, during her junior year, after battling Ewings Sarcoma cancer. It’s an important tradition at our school, especially because it hits so close to home. Amanda benefited from this service, and the faculty wanted to give back after she had passed away. This way, we can help so many more people who are in need, all while remembering why it started. Each year, many girls (and occasionally a few boys) donate ponytails that will then be made into wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair during treatments. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that specifically targets patients under the age of 21. Their mission is to
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» Walk for a Cause » Prom Safety » Locks for Love » Summer Adventures » Summer Festivals and Concerts
put your knowledge to action and check out one of the open-to-the-public tennis courts at Donnell or Findlay High School? Grab some buds, a few tennis racquets, and buckle down for some serious fun.
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2- Wash your own car. Although manual labor may scare the youth of this day and age, there’s nothing like a good, old Courtesy of pinterest.com(fair use) car wash to get you in the summer mood. Girls, put on on your bikinis. Boys, (why not?) go shirtless. Grab a bucket, a hose, some soap, and a rag and get to work cleaning that four-wheel beauty that takes you to school every day. 3- Go to a drive-in movie. Kenton’s drive-in theater is quite the hopping place in the summer as well as Sundance Kid Drive-in in Oregon, Ohio. Find a cool movie, borrow your aunt’s convertible and kick it old school at either of these locations. 4- Sell lemonade! Get a small group of friends and run a lemonade stand on your block. Perfect your lemon-sugar-water ration (just like you learned playing Lemonade Stand) and you are bound to make bank. Don’t know what to do with the money? Give back to the community and donate it to the Women’s Resource Center.
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Alexis Kelly & Dylan Sexton
1- Play tennis! You all learned the proper way to execute a forehand and backhand swing from gym class, so why not
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Adventure is Out There! April showers bring May flowers! And with these late spring blossoms come the inevitable awareness of the quickly approaching event that us students have been desperately awaiting ever since it came to its annual, tragic end two long semesters ago: summer! Ah, summer; it comes and goes just a little too fast for almost every kid’s liking. But one way to make sure its seemingly short time does not go to waste is to go on as many adventures as you can! Make your summer interesting! Make it unforgettable! Is your school-muddled brain lacking creativity and needing some help thinking of different adventures in Ohio? Here’s a list of some inexpensive activities you could do this summer. This is only a small fraction of the possible adventures out there. Come up with your own adventures! Just remember, an adventure is an adventure no matter how small.
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Meet the Staff Allison Arthur Sarah Benson Ryan Brauneller Heather Clark Jessica Cunningham Laura Endicott Madison Endicott Michelle Flanagan Jessica Gilts
Brice Lawrence Caitlin Nieset Ian Rafferty Chandler Riffel Rachel Silver Jacob Szczublewski Jonathan Tobias Alisa Warren
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Summer Fun Rocking Music Jessica Cunningham
Walk for a Cause Ian Rafferty
For the past four years Van Buren has walked for a cause. Mr. Vennekotter, National Honor Society advisor, has taken the lead on conducting the Walk For a Cause. Each student that wants to walk has to raise 100 dollars for the cause. The cause itself is Cancer Patient Services in Hancock County. Over the past four years, Van Buren has raised over 20,000 dollars, which is a substantial feat. Next year, you have a chance to walk for a cause and the good part is, you get out of class and you benefit those in need! So next year, raise some money and go on out for a walk!
Summer Activities Cont’d 5- Attend an Open mic at Coffee Amici. Catch some of your VB buds doing what they love and get some java in the process. This event is a fun and relaxing way to spend your Friday night.
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With summer quickly approaching, it’s good to know what concerts and music events are going on around in Ohio. As your responsible, reliable source on all the greatest hook-ups and latest things to check out, The Knight Writer has compiled a small list of some to check out. There’s no guarantee any will still be available, but here’s a quick update just in case.
4th of August. Train, The Script, and Gavin DeGraw will be in Cuyahoga Falls on July 17th. Warped Tour 6- Hit up the library. Spend a magical hour which includes not only pop music, but alternative, walking up and down the aisles in search of the rap, and metal, will hit Cleveland (July 18th), Detroit perfect book. Make the trip interesting and park (July 19th), and Cincinnati (July 30th). your car a few blocks away and walk (yes, we can use our legs as a means of transportation) to the For Rock/Metal Fans: Rock on the Range— library. Then, why not sit outside on one of the starring Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Korn, Three inviting benches on Main Street and start reading Days Grace, and more—is coming up soon down in that glorious novel the library has graciously Columbus on the 17th through 19th of May. Though allowed you to borrow? it’s not in Ohio, The Rockstar Mayhem Festival (with acts like Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch) is in Clarkston, MI on July 28th.
For Country Fans: The Country Concert in Fort Laramie, OH, will take place July 11th through July 13th, which includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley. The Country Megaticket will also be going through the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati from the end of May through September, Miscellaneous: The Alive Festival, a Christian including acts like Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Toby gospel music festival featuring artists like Switchfoot Keith, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, and Skillet, will go through July 19th through the Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, and Luke Bryan. 22nd in Mineral City, Ohio. The Abbey Road on the River in Cleveland—a large dedication fest to The For Indie Music Fans: The Bunberry Music Beatles with many tribute bands—will go on from Festival, with acts like Cake, FUN., and Tegan & Sara, August 30th to September 1st. Lastly, New Kids on will be happening in Cincinnati on July 12th through the Block, Boys II Men, and 98 Degrees will be hitting the 14th. As well, the Gentlemen Stopover Troy will Columbus on August 3rd in Value City Arena. hit Troy, Ohio on August 30-31, and include Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and more. Though there are many festivals and music events we might have missed, this is probably a good For Pop Fans: The Honda Civic Tour—including start! Enjoy your summer of music, and be safe! Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson—hits Cincinnati on the
Staying Safe on Prom Night
Alcohol might make the night “more fun”, but if you drink enough, you won’t even remember it. You are risking death for a night you won’t be able to recall. In 2005 alone, 376 teens died in an alcohol related death. That may not seem like many, but here in Van Buren, that’s more than our entire high school student body. Think about how many families were crushed by that death or how many parents must live life without their children. Don’t do that to your family. Don’t become a statistic. You can have fun without the alcohol, or the stupid stunts. If you need to do something stupid to impress someone, they aren’t worth impressing. Have a prom to remember for the good times you had, for Courtesy of moodymamasays.com(fair use) For many teens, prom night is something they the people you spent it with. Stay safe on prom night. will look back on with fondness. They will laugh at the dancing, the music, and of course, after-prom. Unfortunately, there are those who look back on it with nothing but sadness. These people have been changed forever because of a few fatal choices. Young adults are face with many choices. Making the right one is not always easy. Poor choices may involve the use of alcohol or drugs, or perhaps just a stupid stunt to impress that girl. These choices are dangerous. Courtesy of oregonlive.com(fair use)
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7- Have a picnic! Pack some sandwiches and veggie sticks and head out to Riverbend Park to enjoy a magical afternoon in one of the shelter houses. Riverbend also has a few fantastically elaborate playgrounds that are sure to entertain after the meal. 8- Watch the meteor shower. Have a stargazing party in your back yard under the open sky and watch the meteor shower that will take place on August 10 – 13. 9- Have a water balloon fight! This is a great way to have fun with friends, get a tan, and cool off. Take a trip back to the fifties and enjoy a meal from this drive-in diner located near Cooper Tires.
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Dangerous Habits in the Name of Beauty Alisa Warren The mirror is indeed disorders. But perhaps a powerful object; it’s the saddest part of strange that a simple this is how early the piece of reflective metal irrational desire begins: can drive a society to 80 percent of all 10 think the way it does. year olds are afraid of The flawless subjects being fat. Society has of ad campaigns easily even driven children become the muses to measure their worth and goals of teenagers based on appearance. to one day see staring One could even classify back at them through this as an epidemic. the mirror, and these What drives these desires can send disorders is a diluted anyone into a trap of reflection of oneself. Courtesy of eatingdisorderssouthafrica.com (fair use). attempting perfection, I admit to it without all done in vain. Trying hesitation: I probably to be “pretty” is excused as a normal behavior fit into the social media statistic. As I turn of young girls. Yet, the standard seems to to sites such as Tumblr, I'm constantly become increasingly ridiculous, as images bombarded with images of seemingly of thin frames and large bust lines are perfect figures and pages dedicated to implemented into young minds as normal and “thinspirations,” dangerously thin women achievable. And what happens when striving that I am apparently supposed to strive for perfection begins to take a toll on daily life, to look like. It’s easy to get caught up in going as far as developing an eating disorder? wanting to be someone else, and it’s even The statistics are staggering. According easier to get the false impression that you are to the National Eating Disorders Association, worthless, simply because you don’t fit into the average American woman is 5’4” and 140 the criteria of what is considered beautiful. pounds. Now look at the average fashion With this comes a fear of furthering oneself model: 5’11” and 110 pounds. To go along from this so called standard of beauty, and with this picture is a sad fact that 10 million extreme measures can be taken. American women are currently battling Anorexia nervosa is a well-known eating bulimia or anorexia, and even 1 million disorder, distinguished by starvation and American men do the same. As the time spent very low body weight, marked by such on social media websites go up, so does the symptoms as a restriction of certain foods, likeliness for teenagers to develop these or a refusal to eat overall. Bulimia nervosa
is another eating disorder, characterized by frequent occurrences of binge eating and purging. Purging could be anything from excessive exercise, to forced vomiting, all in an attempt to reverse the effects of consuming large amounts of food, propelled by an irrational fear of gaining weight. Victims of this disorder are harder to distinguish than those with anorexia, because their body weight often falls into the normal range. Yet, the similarities can be drawn between them, as both disorders deal with extremely poor body image, and dangerously abnormal eating patterns. In fact, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. It's probably safe to say that the desire to look a certain way resides among the various perils of youth. You might hear a girl saying that they hate the way their thighs look, or that they seriously consider going on a diet because they want to shed a few pounds. As these words fly through the air frequently, it's easy to blow them off as casual remarks, and maybe a fat joke would be thrown here and there. But, it's extremely crucial to remember that eating disorders are no laughing matter. Being young is a time that should be full of happiness and positive memories, not to be plagued by irrational desires and doubts of self-worth, so look for the signs. If you feel that anyone, including yourself, might be developing dangerous habits in the name of beauty, seek help. This struggle doesn't have to be battled alone; the free and confidential National Eating Disorders Helpline is 1-800931-2237.
The War Between Reflection and Reality Michelle Flanagan
“What is sexy?” Victoria's Secret asks in their most recent ad campaign. The answer that immediately comes to my mind is, “Sexy doesn't have to be a tan blonde girl showing off her goodies,” courtesy of Paramore's Hayley Williams. Victoria's Secret doesn't totally agree with her statement, as they might add that the girl doesn't necessarily have to be blonde. I had the chance to hear Kylie Bisutti, former Victoria's Secret Angel, speak a few weeks back at my church. Involved in a program called “Get Real,” Bisutti is trying to get the word out to girls about how society is sending the wrong message. She is 5'10” and although she only weighed around 125 pounds when she began modeling, her agency called her a “fat pig” and pressured her to lose weight. Complying to their wishes, she dropped down to 108. But she still wasn't thin enough. Because she was severely underweight for a while, she now has an irregular heartbeat among other health complications. She stressed the fact that she was supposed to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but she was still never good enough. Women are encouraged to lose weight, dye their hair, get hair extensions... “Perfection” is always just out of reach, and just one step further. In addition to weight loss, thigh gaps are a new standard as many models have them. This is just another media-driven standard making girls feel bad about themselves.
Why on Earth is a gap in between your thighs a standard? It has so much to do with genetics and bone structure, things that we cannot change. You can't look in the mirror and compare yourself to someone you saw on a magazine, or even just out on the street. You don't know their situation, and, when it comes down to it, they are not you. Stop trying to contort your body into this tiny little box of “beautiful”. You are a person. You cannot be constrained by boxes. Guys, if you're still reading, (or girls, if you're expecting all of our guys to look like John Tucker, listen up) all of this goes for you too. Stop holding yourself to insane standards. You don't need a six pack, shoulders like you're on a crew team, and you don't need to spend hours of your life toning muscles you never even knew you had. It is okay not to spend every waking moment at the gym. And if anyone judges you for that, they're not someone you want to associate with anyways. While you probably won’t love your body every second of every day, the point is to be happy and focus on the traits that make you an individual. Focus on being healthy, fit and
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strong. Be proud of who you are, and tune out the people who tell you what you shouldn't be. Stop listening to Victoria's Secret and start listening to Nike, who says, “I'm making myself strong.” Set goals. Surpass them. Shock everyone, and shock yourself. Because when you're shocking yourself, and you're doing things you thought you'd never be strong enough to do, there's no way you're still going to look into the mirror and hate yourself. Life is about a lot more than the judgment of a reflective piece of glass. There are greater things to strive for than society's perception of you, than a thigh gap, than toning all 850 muscles in your body. Go get strong. Mentally, physically....any way you want to.
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Dylan Sexton has chosen to attend the University of Cincinnati Sarah Bensonin the fall. If this news causes severe trauma to your heart in which you would need a replacement heart, you’re in good hands. Sexton plans on majoring in Biomedical Engineering and will be able to build you an artificial heart in the future. This accomplished young man specializes in multi-tasking as he has been extremely involved in multiple extracurricular activities. He is a 4 year member of the soccer team, The Essentials, band, and quiz bowl, and has competed for the track team for 3 years. He has also been a proud member of the Boy Scouts and has received the high prestige of being an Eagle Scout. Sexton’s leadership skills, a quality that must be prevalent in a doctor, has set him apart from the pack by his participation in Hancock Youth Leadership and his application of the leadership tools he learned in the program to give back to his community. Best wishes to Dylan Sexton to have a very successful journey through his studies. What would be your advice to students when school gets tough? I would advise students to seek out help from teachers and students. Nobody is there to make you feel stupid, and almost everybody wants to help. Favorite athletic memory: One of my favorite athletic memories is driving home on the soccer bus after having won a game. How do you picture your life 10 years from now? Ten years from now, I hope to have finished medical school and have become a doctor. Top things on your bucket list? I want to travel across Europe, save somebody’s life, and go skydiving. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a zookeeper, because animals are pretty awesome. Favorite teacher? My favorite teacher is definitely Mr. Vennekotter.
“Shoot for the Moon” would be a phrase to describe Sarah Benson Alexis Kelley’s ambitions. This standout senior has a dream to one day walk on the moon. As a youngster, Kelley wanted to be an astronaut. Since NASA had a significant cut-back on spending her career aspiration changed, but her desire to walk on the moon has remained the same. This could possibly be a reason why she has chosen to attend The University of Toledo, Home of the Rockets. Kelley is a leader in the classroom, on the stage, and in athletics. She is ranked number 1 in the senior class for her 4.0 GPA, is a 4 year member of The Association, and has helped the girl’s golf team to a state birth. Kelley has accomplished an even more impressive feat than excelling significantly in high school; she has received contingent admission into UT’s Pharmacy Program and is a winner of the Pharmacy Excellence Award, which will provide her tuition for the next 4 years. Congratulations to Alexis Kelley, and good luck in the future. What is your advice to students when school gets tough: My advice to students when school gets tough is to just get more comfortable with your teachers. A teacher is there to help students and I know it sounds cliché but they will help. Favorite golf memory: My favorite memory was my last hole at the state golf tournament my junior year. I was on the tee box of my last hole on the Grey Course in Columbus and I hadn’t had one par in the past 35 holes that I had played. I eventually took a par on the hole by changing my mindset. What will your life be like 10 years from now: Ten years from now I imagine I’ll have a hot husband that will do whatever I tell him and of course loves me very dearly. I’ll be a big time pharmacist that manages hundreds of different retail pharmacies around the state and therefore making tons of dough. I’ll maybe have a child or two depending on how it is all playing out. I’ll have a dog for sure though. Top things on her bucket list: 1. Walk on the moon 2. Write and create a Nancy Drew PC Game 3. Discover a new kind of sea creature Favorite high school class: My favorite high school class is any class with Mr.Rader. Some advice to the young ones: take every Photos Courtesy of the Yearbook Staff Rader class possible, he is the man.
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Subs at the Station Jessica Gilts Tired of Subway and need a new place to chow down on some great sandwiches? Try Penn Station located between Iggy’s and Hot Head Burrito on Tiffin Avenue! The restaurant offers a laid back environment with their friendly staff and cozy lobby. Upon walking through the door, I was greeted with a big hello from one of the older ladies working there. She seemed to be a manager that was training the younger girl taking my order. It was my first time at the restaurant and I had no clue what to order. I asked the cashier what she recommended and apparently Findlay’s favorite is the Italian sub. I would’ve given it a try but she also recommended the Philly Cheese Steak or the Dagwood. The Cheese Steak seemed to be a good choice but it wasn’t necessarily my style so I stuck to the Dagwood. The sub is simply a 6, 8, 10 or 12 inch masterpiece served however you would like it. You were able to pick everything that went on your sub unlike the others that came with pre-chosen items. Some of these sandwiches included the Chicken Teriyaki (which is this month’s special), the Reuben and the grilled artichoke. When picking out the items to go on my sub, I was pretty excited. I ended up choosing pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese, lettuce, banana peppers, red onions, salt and pepper, and vinegar and oil. You also had the choice of having your sub grilled or cold, which I chose cold. After making my decisions, I was directed down to the cashier where I was asked if I would like a drink or anything else. I went ahead and got a small order of fries and freshly squeezed lemonade to wash my meal down. The grand total came to $8.33. Not too bad for a dinner for one! I chose a table near the far wall and took a seat. My meal was brought to me by one of the teens working there in a relatively quick manner. The food looked great and smelled like heaven when it arrived to my table. I pushed my sleeves back, picked up my sandwich and took the first bite. “Yummy!” I thought, until I realized that most of my sub was missing. The onions, peppers, salt/pepper, and dressing were MIA. I decided not to make a big deal out of it and continued to eat my sandwich, which was very good. The bread they use to make their subs is unlike any other. I wish I had a way to explain the taste but I don’t think I could put words to the deliciousness. I finished my sub and moved on to my fries. They were made freshly cut and tasted just like the fries from the fair, only better. They were paired perfectly with a little salt and ketchup and my lemonade complimented them nicely. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a quick bite to eat or a cheap meal. Not to mention, there were also giant chocolate chip cookies sitting by the register that looked very tasty, which is a reason to go all in itself. I encourage everyone to check out this new hot spot in town and try every single sub they have! Overall, four and a half out of five stars!
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Heard in the Halls Jessica Gilts •
I’m getting high off my hair!
It’s common sense, Germans just love potatoes!
You look just like Ryan Gosling…just not as hot.
I have no reason to go to Cabela’s, I don’t like camo and I don’t like shooting things in the face!
A skeleton walked into a bar, he ordered a drink and a mop. . .
(While Ag class is making beef jerky) Girl walking though hall: Eww!! Do you smell that?! It smells like dog treats!!
Girl #1: He spit on me and called me names! Girl #2: Don’t worry, that means he likes you!!
You want the cookie?! Eat the cookie! It has SPRINKLES!!!
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Sports Schedule Ryan Brauneller * Denotes home games
Fitness Fun in the Summer Sun Madi Endicott
May 3, 2013 *Varsity Baseball vs. Mohawk @ 4:45 *Varsity Softball vs. Mohawk @ 4:45 May 4, 2013 Varsity Track w/ Liberty Benton @ 9:00 AM
Summer is no time for hibernation. This is especially true for your body. The weather's warming up and that means bikini season is just around the corner, so this is definitely not the time for your body to be dormant. Being active is a crucial part of summer, especially for high school athletes who participate in a fall sport. Even for people who aren't involved in sports, summer is the perfect time for you to get healthy. Summer is the perfect time to try new things while enjoying the beautiful weather. Instead of sitting on the couch eating Sun Chips all summer, get off your butt and be active! Get outside, enjoy the fresh air! Get the sweat flowing and muscles working. Here are some fun and simple ways to make sure you don't wake up on the last the day of summer with chip crumbs in your belly button.
stains, maybe a few bruises, but absolutely fantastic stories.
1- Play manhunt. Not familiar with this game? It's very similar to tag but with a bit of a savage t w i s t . Gather at least eight friends (the more the merrier) and head out to the VB state park. Designate one person to be a chaser, then release the rest of the group into the trails. The chaser should wait three or four minutes then enter the trails and try to find and tag the other players. You'll find yourself screaming and â€“ at that moment what you'll consider â€“ running for your life and, in the end, just having a ton of fun and getting a good workout.
5- Try an Insanity workout. These intense, fullbody workouts are all the rage right now. Check them out on YouTube and give one a try. Although challenging, they aren't as hard as they seem (HASfit has some easier, beginners' workouts if you aren't up for Shaun T).
2- Jump on the trampoline. If you have one of these bad boys, you know that countless hours can be spent on its stretchy fibers of fun. Put on some summer tunes and do some fancy flips, play Popcorn with your brother, and get your heart pumping and legs burning. 3- Take a bike ride. Come on, everybody's asked for a bike for Christmas at some point, so dust off that two-wheel wonder that's been sitting in your garage too long, put on a helmet (safety first!), and take a long ride through your neighborhood. If you're really up for a challenge, take an adventurous bike ride through the trails at Van Buren. That'll ensure a few mud
4Just run! Lace up your tennis shoes, put in your headphones and take a run around the block. It may seem hard at Photo Courtesy of: Kristen Tropf the beginning if you are a first-time runner, but it's a great way to clear your head and burn some serious calories at the same time. Hey, why not be competitive, too? Sign up for a 5K and train for it (Pinterest has some great exercise plans). This will ensure that you are staying active all summer.
6- Play on a playground. Almost everyone has a swing set in their back yard that they probably haven't touched since they were in elementary school. It has probably gotten quite lonely and could use a visit from your high school butt. Get outside and relive the glory days, feel the youth course through your Photo Courtesy of: leanitup.com (fair use) aged body as you pump your legs and soar higher and higher. 7- Play a pick-up game. Soccer? Basketball? Volleyball? Football? Get some of your teammates together over the summer and do little three on three scrimmage. It's a great way to get the sweat dripping and, better yet, an opportunity for some team bonding.
Scoreboard Ryan Brauneller
May 6, 2013 *Varsity Baseball vs. Hardin Northern @ 5:00 * Varsity Softball vs. Hardin Northern @ 5:00 May 7, 2013 *Varsity Baseball vs. Carey @ 5:00 * Varsity Softball vs. Carey @ 5:00 JV Baseball vs. Carey @ 5:00 May 8, 2013 * Varsity Baseball vs. Cory Rawson @ 5:00 * Varsity Softball vs. Cory Rawson @ 5:00 JV Baseball vs. McComb @ 5:00 JV Softball vs. McComb @ 5:00 May 9, 2013 JV Baseball vs. Waite @ 5:00 May 10, 2013 Varsity Track vs. Elmwood Invitational @ 4:30 May 13, 2013 Varsity Baseball vs. Waite @ 5:00 May 17, 2013 Varsity Track vs. BVC Invitational @ 4:00
Swinging Into Spring Softball Alli Arthur The softball season is in full swing! The team started out their season with a bang as they are undefeated (4 wins, 0 losses) in the BVC. The team's goal this year is to win the BVC, and they are well on their way. Photo Courtesy of: Yearbook Staff The team has been on the field nearly everyday since their first game, with their overall record of 8 wins and 3 losses so far this season. One big win they achieved is beating McComb 4-2 to stay unbeaten in the BVC in search of the outright title. Softball tournaments begin May 13. The team plans to make their way from sectionals to state tournaments one win at a time. For now, their focus remains on bringing home the BVC title. Come out and support your softball team as they swing their way to the BVC title!
April 17, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren-9 McComb-3
April 20, 2013 Varsity Track Boys- 3rd place Girls- 1st place
April 23, 2013 Varsity Track Boys- 2nd Girls- 1st
April 27, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren- 10, 11 Columbian-1, 14
Varsity Softball Van Buren-4 McComb- 2
April 22, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren-13 Arcadia- 1
April 24, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren- 12 Arlington- 2
Varsity Softball Van Buren- 2, 5 Columbian- 9, 6
Varsity Softball Van Buren-11 Arcadia- 1
April 26, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren- 12 Tiffin Calvert-9
JV Baseball Van Buren-10 Lima Perry- 0 April 20, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren-12 New Reigel-2
JV Baseball Van Buren-0 Findlay- 19
JV Baseball Van Buren- 1, 1 Columbian- 11, 11 Varsity Track Boys- 12th Girls- 2nd
April 29, 2013 Varsity Baseball Van Buren-5 Leipsic- 6