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    East Women’s Basketball puts in the time for a great season

    By: Zoe Hazerjian East’s Women’s Basketball team is ready to start a new season and is coming back stronger than ever. Both JV and varsity team have their first scrimmages on November 16th. “It was just an opportunity to get a feel for the game before the season,” said junior Riley Foster. The Lady Wildcats put in a lot of practice time. “We practice almost two hours after school, Monday through Friday,” said sophomore Abigail Garcia. The devotion the players put into practice matches the team’s eagerness to improve. “I want to learn anything I can; I just want to be a better player, become the best I can,” said…

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    East football plays record breaking season

      By Victoria Brancazio This year, East’s football team continued to focus on each individual game rather than worry about playoffs. The team, disadvantaged by its size, compensates by working together. “The team’s strongest advantage [was] when we all playedas one, not as individuals,” said senior captain William Buckley. “There [were] 11 of us on the field, but when all pulled together as one, we are unstoppable.” Throughout the season, East football played opposing teams where the players are physically bigger than East’s. East compensated for the size difference by using discipline and playing as a unit, and the major downfalls this season have occurred when players seemed to be…

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    Unusual seasons for local ACC football teams

    By Sam Killenberg Known more for their success on the basketball court than on the gridiron, Duke and UNC football are in rare positions of contention this year in the ACC’s Coastal Division. The Blue Devils (6-4, 3-3 ACC) have become bowl eligible for the first time since 1994 and could even win the division. UNC (6-4, 3-3) could also secure the best record in the division, but the Heels are blocked from ACC Championship or bowl eligibility because of the recent academic scandal. Since head coach David Cutcliffe took over in 2008, the Blue Devils have been slowly on the rise. This year, Duke is off to its best…

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    Men’s Lacrosse Looks Forward to Next Season

    By Jamie Stuart Men’s Lacrosse had a successful season this year but unfortunately fell short of their goal of making it to the State Championships. The season record put the Wildcats with 11 wins and 7 losses. Although this is a lower number of wins than in previous seasons, the team maintains high hopes for next year. Naturally, the team is sad to say their goodbyes to graduating seniors. “This season has been unlike any other” said Leo Moran, this year’s senior co-captain. He is not exaggerating when he says this, either. It is indeed rare to experience as many injuries as the team has endured this year, or other…

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    East Women’s Lacrosse Looks Forward to a Great Season

    By Victoria Brancazio The East Women’s Lacrosse team has high hopes for this season and is striving to have a great season through immense effort and strong team bonds. Although the team has had a rough start to the season, losing 13-12 to Ravenscroft, their hustle to recover in the second half left team members proud after the game. “We definitely played strong and intense and we played with our heart, and as a goalie that is the only thing I could ask for,” said junior Reilly Johnson. “We all hustled and played our hearts out.” The team has also had several injuries in their starting line up.  Determined not…