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Changing tides

Changing tides

Madi Olivier

March 13, 2020

Every day at 4:45 a.m., swim coach and natatorium manager Shannon Gillespy is greeted by the smell of chlorine as she steps into her office at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center. A large window takes up the back wall, looking out to the pools that swimmers will be diving into at 6 a.m. sharp. Binders w...

Top of the pyramid

Top of the pyramid

Ayra Charania

March 12, 2020

The cheerleaders circled together, tightly holding hands and watching from backstage as the team before them performed at NCA nationals. After sharing motivational messages and saying a prayer, they spun themselves out of the circle and hugged. Senior captain Riley Schmidt counted off “five, six, sev...

Fighting back #together

Fighting back #together

McKenna Cowley

March 11, 2020

Golf coach Kerry Gabel was honored for his fight with kidney cancer at the Lady Marauder Basketball game on Feb. 4. The annual Cancer Night is organized by the Lady Marauder basketball coaches. They pick a different member of the community each year. “This time we kind of wanted to honor one of our...

Let’s get ready to tumble

Let’s get ready to tumble

Adriana Pueskens

March 6, 2020

The arena is half-full with spectators there to see the tumblers. The place is filled with the sound of feet hitting the trampolines, and competitors practicing their routines on the floor.  Senior Quinn Maguire has to focus on his routine and block out the noise. He’s done this routine a thou...

Basketball loses to Flower Mound 66-51

Basketball loses to Flower Mound 66-51

Samson George

February 7, 2020

The boys’ varsity basketball team came up short 66-51 against their cross-town rivals, the Flower Mound Jaguars, at their game Tuesday night. “We’ve got to have a good start,” Rogers said. “[We’ve] got to get the offense in a rhythm.” However, the Marauders found themselves down 11-4 w...

Lucky charms

Lucky charms

Michael Minton

February 2, 2020

Coach comes full circle

Coach comes full circle

Adriana Pueskens

January 30, 2020

Editor’s note: this story was named as an excellent sports feature in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. April 14, 2007 On the windy Saturday night, the Marauders were down 2-1 in the state soccer championship. Marcus had never made it this far in the playoffs. With only 10 players instead of the usual 11 on the...

Marauders beat Irving Tigers 65-32

Marauders beat Irving Tigers 65-32

Samson George

January 23, 2020

The Marauders beat the Irving Tigers 65-32 on Tuesday night at the boy’s varsity basketball game. It was the team’s seventh win of the season. The Marauders got an early lead after going on an 11-0 run in the first quarter. Senior forward Ryan Vaughan started strong and scored 7 points. The team e...

Meet some of basketball’s playmakers

Meet some of basketball’s playmakers

Michael Minton

December 12, 2019

Abbie Barr, 10, Girls Varsity Guard and Captain How is the team preparing for the season? "Preparing for the season so far, during practices we do conditioning and try to show up every day just giving it our all and trying to get better." What difficulties do you see this coming season? "I would say our main difficu...

Varisty football ends season as area champions

Varisty football ends season as area champions

Samson George

December 10, 2019

It’s a good sign when a team only loses one game in the regular season. This was the case for the 2019 varsity football team. They won both major rivalry games, Battle of the Ax and Mound Showdown. They continued their winning streak to go undefeated in the district and secure the titles of bi-district and area round district champions for the first time in 12 years.  ...

Softball shares love of sports with kids in need

Softball shares love of sports with kids in need

Madi Olivier

December 5, 2019

The softball team will be collecting gently used sports equipment this Saturday to send to kids living around the world, including in Costa Rica, Peru, Jamaica and the Philippines. All donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Marauder softball field. Students can also give equi...

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