Tag: Sports

Huntley survives scare against Barrington

Huntley survives scare against Barrington

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013 |

On Saturday night the Huntley girls basketball team hosted the Barrington Fillies in a non-conference game. The game would not turn out quite as expected.

Early in the first period Barrington jumped out to a 10-3 lead on Huntley, as Huntley started slowly with their only basket being a three pointer from sophomore Kayla Barreto. Then Huntley went on an 8-0 run and ended the first quarter with a 14-12 lead behind their top scores Ali and Sam Andrews.

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Huntley places eighth in swimming sectional

Huntley places eighth in swimming sectional

[ 0 ] December 5, 2013 |

The clock reads 50.56 seconds, only eight more feet to the end of the lane. If she can grab the wall in nine seconds or less, she can qualify for state. Her arms swing above and behind her head, slicing the frothy water, propelling her forward. Her feet kick rapidly to assist in the exhausting backstroke.

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Hunley tops Hononegah, wins tournament

Hunley tops Hononegah, wins tournament

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

After starting off the season undefeated, Huntley had a Thanksgiving Tournament at the high school over break. The championship game was the night before the holiday and Huntley had high hopes of keeping their record perfect.

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Con: Smiling is not a sport

Con: Smiling is not a sport

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

Cheerleading should make people scared. Not because you saw a routine or tumbling pass that was really good at the pep rally, but because people are actually making a big fuss over it and starting to believe that it is actually a sport. By definition, sports are activities involving physical exertion and skill in which […]

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Pro: We’re athletes,too

Pro: We’re athletes,too

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

The cheerleaders here at HHS practice four days a week for two to three hours a day. They run, lift weights (and their flyers), and practice their routines until they get them right. They practice to win. Last time I checked, that’s what all the other sports do as well, so why is cheerleading still […]

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Huntley’s ice Kings

Huntley’s ice Kings

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

Kings Hockey Club is an underappreciated part of HHS athletics

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Aubrie Purtell: gymnast extraordinaire

Aubrie Purtell: gymnast extraordinaire

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

Huntley gymnast Aubrie Purtell demonstrates her skills.

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Huntley blows out Central in opening game

Huntley blows out Central in opening game

[ 0 ] November 19, 2013 |

When the Huntley High School girls basketball team finished fourth in the state last season, all eyes turned to “next year.” With four returning starters, expectations soared for the Red Raiders. But whether or not those expectations are fulfilled depends on how the team handles itself.

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Boys bowling finishes ninth at Sycamore tournament

Boys bowling finishes ninth at Sycamore tournament

[ 0 ] November 17, 2013 |

As the lights dim the bowlers position themselves in front of each lane. Everyone is standing in silence as the national anthem sounds from the intercoms. Once The Star-Spangled Banner is done the sound of pins tumbling begins to overwhelm the room. On Nov. 9, Huntley’s varsity boys bowling team attended the Sycamore tournament, the first game of their season.

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Huntley tops Crystal Lake South at the YMCA

Huntley tops Crystal Lake South at the YMCA

[ 0 ] November 2, 2013 |

The six lane indoor pool at The Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake is crowded, muggy, and silent. The stands are so packed with family and friends that visitors are crowding glass windows outside just to get a peek. Everyone is ready to watch two rivals duke out the final meet of this year’s regular swimming season. For the many seniors competing, it is the last dual meet of their high school swimming career.

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Soccer, success, & schnitzel

Soccer, success, & schnitzel

[ 0 ] October 24, 2013 |

He walks onto the AstroTurf soccer field as the rubbery, wet smell fills his nose. The rain has just stopped and now it is time to get serious about the game. Dressed in his black Nike cleats, high bright red socks with protective shin guards underneath, white mesh shorts, and his red #10 jersey, there is no way for him to predict how this game will turn out. Well, not until the very end at least.

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The future of the Huntley defense

The future of the Huntley defense

[ 0 ] October 24, 2013 |

On July 23, 2013, at 5:30 a.m., the car is gone, the cereal bowl is left on the table, and the house is silent. High school football players all around Huntley are on their way to school to run, lift weights, and bash helmets.

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Keagan Smith finishes third in FVC meet

Keagan Smith finishes third in FVC meet

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013 |

The runners wait in deep anticipation for the referee to raise the red flag and fire the gun.. Nobody dares to make a sound. Then suddenly the first shot is fired. The race has officially begun. On Oct. 18, Huntley’s varsity cross country team attended the FVC conference meet at Emricson Park in Woodstock.

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Red Raiders Defense

Red Raiders Defense

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013 |

When Huntley’s team takes the field, it’s their job to defend.

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Raider Nation for the win

Raider Nation for the win

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013 |

As the wind blows against the faces of Huntley High School students, they stand anxiously in the bleachers watching the game to see if the varsity football team will defeat prairie Ridge at the much anticipated homecoming game. The students are the most excited they have ever been to have the new Raider Nation section. […]

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