From Field to Life: Football Tackles COVID-19, Teaches Lifelong Skills

The cool fall breeze is just starting up, as players roll out onto the field for practice. There’s shouting as players jog to their respective line, offense and defense, and special teams. It’s loud, the breathing of players harsh. Booming coach’s voices echoing off the stadium walls. Football season is well underway “I’m a fairly energetic non quiet person. So I think constant reminders of … Continue reading From Field to Life: Football Tackles COVID-19, Teaches Lifelong Skills

Take a Closer Seat: Inside Lesser Watch Sports

Every sport is unique in its own way. In Texas, certain sports are capitalized more than others, such as; football, basketball, baseball, and others. However, this school has many other sports that are just as good. Tennis: For the past several years, the tennis team has made it to districts, bi-districts, areas, and all the way to regionals. However, they would fall short by a … Continue reading Take a Closer Seat: Inside Lesser Watch Sports

DEMO is Here: Into The Group Livestreaming Sports

Want to watch the game but don’t want to leave your house? The Dripping Entertainment Media Organization (DEMO) has got your back!  DEMO is a live streaming service that provides a safe way for parents and students to enjoy our school’s sports from anywhere.  “The goal of DEMO is to provide live entertainment to the parents and spectators of the Dripping Springs community,” Safety and … Continue reading DEMO is Here: Into The Group Livestreaming Sports

Q&A With Girls Tennis Captain Senior Gracie Johnson

Q: What are some of the rules in place around COVID-19 and your sport? A: Some of the new rules this year would be that we always have to wear masks under the shaded areas, we have to provide our own water/Gatorade, we have to fill out a pre-workout screening form, and we aren’t allowed to shake hands after matches. Q: What has been the … Continue reading Q&A With Girls Tennis Captain Senior Gracie Johnson

Setting the Season: Volleyball Deals With Socially Distant Season

Like many other sports, volleyball is facing a very different season. From masks to hand sanitizer, their practices, games, and team bonding looks much different than in years past. “I would say the most challenging thing, this sounds kind of funny, but remembering not too high-five,” varsity player Reagan Hellberg, a junior, said. “Like for me I know we all encourage each other so much … Continue reading Setting the Season: Volleyball Deals With Socially Distant Season

Coronavirus, Athlete Edition: How the Pandemic Changed the Sports Game

With sports seasons getting back into the swing of things, student-athletes have to deal with new rules in place surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  “In basketball, we never have all three teams in the gym unless it’s like the big competition gym because we want to make sure that everyone has enough space to stay distant,” varsity player Ainsley Ballard, junior, said. “Whenever we do drills … Continue reading Coronavirus, Athlete Edition: How the Pandemic Changed the Sports Game

To Return or Not to Return: Remote vs. In-Person Practices

The 2020-2021 school year has been like no other. With the start of the year remote learning, kids are just starting to come back on campus. With the return of students on campus, it also means the return of sports. But it hasn’t been all fun and games, there are many precautions that the coaches are taking. “During practice everyone has to wear masks, which … Continue reading To Return or Not to Return: Remote vs. In-Person Practices