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Maxys moxie

Maxy’s moxie

By Sophie Murk
May 4, 2012

The forceful thumping of the tennis ball that Max Pilkerton pounded onto the asphalt matched the thumping of his heartbeat during his most memorable...

Huntley finishes third in county competition

Huntley finishes third in county competition

By Sophie Murk
April 25, 2012

As girls track plunges into the heart of their competition season, the meets become bigger both in intensity and difficulty. The McHenry County Meet,...

Girls track team plan to host own invite in memory of deceased Huntley graduate

Girl’s track team plan to host own invite in memory of deceased Huntley graduate

By Sophie Murk
April 6, 2012

As girls Track continues to improve with every meet, they prepare to host their first outdoor meet of the season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. The...

Tryouts for next years future cheerleading team were held this past week. Motivation and team loyalty serve as big factors for the six coaches and IHSA judges during tryouts (M. Krebs).

Cheerleading and poms tryouts held, in search of the perfect team

By Sophie Murk
March 27, 2012

Throughout the week, beginning March 19, hopeful and talented girls entered into either the gym or the cafeteria every day, their stomachs filled with...

The Huntley poms team poses for their group shot

Huntley poms team place sixth in state competition

By Sophie Murk
March 5, 2012

Sunday, March 4, the varsity Poms team traveled downstate to compete with their hip-hop routine in the state competition. They placed sixth out of...

Junior Kaitlyn Luebke jumps hurdles during track practice (S.Murk).

Girls track and field season preview

By Sophie Murk
March 3, 2012

Sport: Girls Track Head Coach: Shawn Nordeen Assistant Coaches: Brad Gallaugher, Keleey Forner, Tim Essig, Sarah Kuchta Final Standing in...

Girls from the varsity pom team perform their hip hop routine during half time (M. Krebs).

New year, new team, same dream

By Sophie Murk
February 10, 2012

Taylor Kent, co-captain of Huntley High School varsity poms, stood with her fellow senior dancers in a room listening to judges, whom she had just...

Huntley High Schools Cheerleading squad enjoy themselves at their last competition. (Sophie Murk, Voice)

Huntley High School cheerleading squad delivers at sectionals

By Sophie Murk
February 2, 2012

As their competition season comes to a close, Huntley High School cheerleading placed 11 out of 17 schools at sectionals on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Belvidere...

Huntley cheerleading squad hosts Sweetheart Challenge

Huntley cheerleading squad hosts Sweetheart Challenge

By Sophie Murk
January 26, 2012

Huntley High School cheerleading made a statement on January  22 by hosting the largest invitational competition in Huntley’s history. It was almost...

Local theater group brings Little Women to Huntley

Local theater group brings “Little Women” to Huntley

By Sophie Murk
January 8, 2012

Quality live theatre entertainment is difficult to find without taking a full-day trip to the city and emptying your wallet, but Greenroom Productions...

Community Service: For College and the Community

Community Service: For College and the Community

By Sophie Murk
November 22, 2011
Volunteering does not only benefit the people who are in need. It can also benefit the volunteer by teaching him/her various life skills or giving experience in the career that he/she may want to pursue.
Born To Run

Born To Run

By Sophie Murk
October 21, 2011
Beth Parks was born with hip dysplasia, and as a baby the doctors said she may not be able to walk. Now she is one of the best runners int the state.
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