Category Archives: Sports

EHS Senior-Faculty Games Raise $700 to Support Riley

By Kayla Ratliff, senior


On March 10, 2017, Edgewood High School’s seniors and select faculty members faced off against each other in volleyball, dodgeball, and basketball to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children. In total, $700 was collected by EHS’s National Honor Society (NHS) members. Students were charged $2 at the door right before the game, but if they purchased them previously, they were only $1.

The following photos were taken by senior Kayla Ratliff.

Polar Plunge

By Logan Guzik, junior


Best Friends Club is participating in the 2017 Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Indiana University’s Assembly Hall in the North Lobby. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants must be 12 years of age or older to take the plunge, and if under the age of 18, they must sign a waver with a parent or guardian’s signature as well. The event will benefit Special Olympics and its athletes. Go to Firstgiving.com, and search for “EHS Best Friends and Unified Track”, then click on “Join The TeamorDonate” option. To participate in the plunge, each participant must raise at least $75 in pledges.  “Best Friends Club is for everyone,” Best Friends Club adviser Ms.Wilson said. (Reported by Logan Guzik) for more information visit,

http://soindiana.org/event/bloomington-polar-plunge-iuplunge/?instance_id=167

http://www.firstgiving.com/soindiana/2017-bloomington

Marching Mustangs Go to State for the 10th Straight Year

By Emily Crismore, junior


The Edgewood High school band is on the road to ISSMA State Marching Finals once again. This is the 10th year in a row that the Marching Mustangs have made it to State. Last night, October 27th, the band performed for parents, teachers, and other community members at the IU Memorial Stadium. The Marching Mustangs will be traveling to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 29th.  They will be competing against the top-ten schools in the state. Go Marching Mustangs! 

5 Buzzer Beaters that Shocked the Country

By Noah White, senior


1981 Arkansas defeats Louisville

Razorback fans will never forget March 14, 1981 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when U.S. Reed sank a half court shot as time expired from the game clock, defeating the 1980 national champions, the Louisville Cardinals.

 

Arkansas beats Louisville

1987 IU defeats UNC

The 1987 NCAA championship game took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Indiana Hoosiers and the North Carolina Tar Heels battled throughout the game until the final six seconds when Keith Smart hit the game winning shot.

IU beats UNC

1992 Duke defeats Kentucky

The 1992 championship game has earned the title, “the shot” when Christian Laettner grabbed an inbounded ball, turned and hit a jump shot in front of Kentucky’s defense with 2.1 seconds remaining.

Laettner

 

2010 Michigan State defeats Maryland

Maryland was on top of Michigan State 83-82 with 6.6 seconds remaining inside a charged Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Spartans inbounded the ball after a layup from the Terrapins to put them one point ahead of Michigan State. Michigan State drove the ball down the court and Korie Lucious hit the game winning three-pointer and secured a national championship for the Spartans, with a final score of 85-83.

Michigan State beats Maryland

2016 Villanova defeats UNC

After a year full of upsets and busted brackets, the national championship came down to Villanova and North Carolina in Houston, Texas. Tied at 74 points with 4.7 seconds left in the game, Villanova’s point guard Ryan Arcidiacono inbounded the ball, drove it down the court and then passed it to Kris Jenkins who eventually hit the game winning three-point shot to secure Villanova the NCAA championship (usatoday.com).

Villanova beats UNC

Evolutionary Journey to Super Bowl 50

By Noah White, senior


 

The NFL playoffs have commenced; twelve teams will go head to head until one is crowned the Super Bowl champion.

The teams representing the AFC include the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots. The teams representing the NFC include teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, and the Arizona Cardinals.

Wild Card Weekend began on Saturday, January 9th and continued through Sunday, January 10th. Wild card weekend is the first weekend of the playoffs where #1 seed and #2 seed get bye weeks and the other teams have to play and could possibly face elimination. Saturday games included the Kansas City Chiefs, who hosted the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals who hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sunday’s games included the Seattle Seahawks who hosted the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers versus the Washington Redskins.

The four teams that won went on to play the division champions in the divisional round of the playoffs. The divisional round took place Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th. The divisional winners were the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, and the New England Patriots.

Following the Divisional Round weekend is the NFC and AFC championship games, also known as the conference championships; one team is crowned the AFC champions and the other team is crowned the NFC champions. The Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 20-18 and The Carolina Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15. The championship games took place on Sunday, January 24th.

Following the conference championship weekend, the anticipated 50th Super Bowl contest will take place Sunday, February 7th at Levis Stadium located in San Francisco California. The Super Bowl is comprised of the AFC champions, the Denver Broncos, who will play against the NFC champions, the Carolina Panthers. Both teams will battle it out for the Vince Lombardi trophy, a trophy renamed the Vince Lombardi trophy in 1970 in memory of head coach Vince Lombardi after he passed away from cancer. Coach Lombardi was the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants from 1954-1958, head coach for the Washington Redskins in 1969, and won two Super Bowls while coaching the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967.

After Wild Card weekend, 200 students were asked, “Which team are you rooting for in the playoffs?” The data is recorded below.

 

New England Patriots

Arizona Cardinals

Denver Broncos

Carolina Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Kansas City Chiefs

7

18

73

25

48

29

 

Millions will be watching the 50th annual Super Bowl where history will be made. The Super Bowl is significant because it brings families, friends, and fans together. People across the world gather to watch two talented NFL teams lay it out on the line for the Vince Lombardi trophy.  

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” -Vince Lombardi

 

Patton Catches Football Scholarship

By Noah White, senior


At 6’5” and 270 pounds, senior Brayden Patton is furthering his football career; he recently was accepted to Northern Illinois University with a football scholarship.

NIU is a public research university located in Dekalb, Illinois. The school colors are black and cardinal red; their mascot is the Huskies, and during the fall, the football team competes against their opponents at Huskie Stadium. As a division one college, NIU participates in the Mid-American Conference.

At the age of five, Patton was playing pee wee football; 12 years later he was playing football at Edgewood High School as the varsity starter at right tackle and defensive end. On the afternoon of June 25th, 2015, Patton was conversing with his mother when he received a phone call from NIU’s head football coach Rod Carey. This was the opportunity of a lifetime and it meant four more years of football for Patton.

“He has put in a lot of hard work and he made it to every summer workout there was. He participated in a lot of camps over the summer and he has his own strength program outside of football; his hard work has taken him so far,” defensive coordinator coach Mr. Rosenburgh said.

Hard work isn’t the only attribute Patton possesses; being a team leader comes in handy when stepping on the field. Junior Sam Jeatran, a varsity tight end for the football team, knows what it’s like to follow a leader such as Patton.

“Brayden teaches me and coaches me a lot in the huddle, especially when I don’t know what I’m doing, and he’s just a good teammate. He’s someone you can trust and he’s a really cool guy off the field,” Jeatran said.

Patton is not only big on the outside, but also on the inside. His work ethic and character takes him places that his performance cannot.

“His athletic ability is pretty unbelievable for as big as he is. The biggest thing is that he’s a leader and he’s very fun to be around. He loves football and loves being around it, and he makes his team better and always improves the mood of practice when he’s around,” Rosenburgh said.

Taken by Stephanie Mason, junior
Taken by Stephanie Mason, junior

There’s no doubt that football has become an influential part of Patton’s life. After his 12-year journey, Patton is finally where he dreamt of being.

“It’s very awesome to get to this point because I have my next four years planned out and I know what I’m going to do. It’s just going to be a really good experience to see what it’s like. Football is my love and I think if you don’t do something then it’s not for you,” Patton said.

EHS Homecoming Game Against North Putnam

By Kayla Ratliff, junior & Emily Crismore, sophomore


The following photos were taken on September 25th at the Edgewood High School homecoming football game against North Putnam.

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