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Madison defeats Highlanders 28-21

Photos by Samanta Garcia

Highlanders lose to Madison 28-21 on Friday

Photos by Blake Dykes

Dazzlers begin training for upcoming season

Senior Courtney Willman begins a set of pushups during Dazzler training on Wednesday,  Aug. 27, 2014. "Insert Quote" Photo by Alaina King.
Senior and Dazzler captain Courtney Willman begins a set of push-ups during Dazzler training on Wednesday, Aug 27. “We focus on building stamina and muscle at training,” said Willman. “Training is different than practice because during practice we work on perfecting routines, preparing pom and hip hop for nationals, and practicing for home games.”¬†Photo by Alaina King.

Heat arises on Highlander turf Saturday afternoon against Bulldogs

By Ashton Beck

Managers hand out water bottles to all of the football players to help them stay hydrated.  Photo by Alaina King
Managers hand out water bottles to all of the football players to help them stay hydrated.
Photo by Alaina King

Due to the storm Friday night, the varsity football game against Male High School was rescheduled to 11 a.m. Saturday. Sweat fell down people’s foreheads, and sunburns grew brighter, so keeping the Highlanders hydrated was an important task for senior football manager Jordyn Boling.

“We had to make sure everyone had enough water. We had to insist the players needed to keep drinking. We had towels soaking in water. It was a struggle,” said Boling.

According to webmd.com, people exercising in severe heat should drink every 15 to 20 minutes to stay hydrated. The heat index for Saturday’s game was 95 degrees, but to call off a game it has to be 105.

Sophomore cheerleader Olivia Babbitt thought it was too hot.

“I would have much rather played in the rain last night than in the heat,” said Babbitt.

With all the equipment on their bodies, the players tried to stay positive.

“It was really hot out there, but since we practiced on the turf, it wasn’t too bad,” said senior Garry Posey.

Freshman Dazzler Rosie Allen said even though it was hot and sweaty they did not allow the heat to affect their performance.

The Highlanders lost to the highly-ranked Bulldogs 49-3. Posey is using this loss for next week.

“I always want to improve and through reviewing the game film a couple hours after the game ended and some guidance from the coaching staff, I know exactly what I need to do to help beat the Pioneers,” said Posey.

 

Varsity boys’ basketball is defeated on Jan.10 against Corydon, 65-34

Video and photos by Blake Dykes