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Saving the best for last

Saving the best for last

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

In the final game of the season, the Lions defeated the Lehman Lobos 52-14 gaining their first win of the year. “I think [the team has] been playing hard all year and I think they have been overmatched a bit in most of our games,” head coach Tim Smith said. “But that doesn’t matter to them...

Last away game ends in loss

Last away game ends in loss

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The Westlake Chaps won 20-59 against the Lions last Friday in the last away game of the year. “The highlight of the game was the kids competing for 4 quarters,” head coach Tim Smith said. “There were a lot of players that contributed and made an impact. The seniors competed hard and really showed...

State champs defeat Lions

State champs defeat Lions

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The Lake Travis Cavaliers beat the Lions last Friday night 0-44. This put the Lions record for the season at 0-8. “We never stopped playing hard and as a team,” senior Jake Egelsee said. “But on offense [we] need to execute, be smart and not make mistakes.” The Lions were only down by 10...

Frightless films

Frightless films

by Bri Branscomb and Amanda Nguyen

October 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Halloween conjures images of witches and ghosts; demons and devils, and everything scary in between. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix by attending haunted houses, or seeing one of the plethora of scary movies that will come out during this haunted holiday. However, not everyone likes being scared...

Can’t help fallin’ for you

Can’t help fallin’ for you

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

With the arrival of fall comes cooler weather, spooky seasons, and a perfect opportunity to spend some time with that one person you’ve been falling for. Here are some creative ideas on how to spend the Halloween season with your boo. Pumpkin Carving Grab a good ol’ gourd and carve it up as the scar...

Wrangled by the Rebels

Wrangled by the Rebels

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The Lions failed to score against the Hays Rebels last Friday, as they were beat 0-43. “I think that we played hard for the whole game, even when we finally realized that the lead was too big to overcome,” junior Riley Wells said. “We definitely stayed together as one, and didn’t turn on each...

Calling all dancers

Calling all dancers

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, Fine Arts

On Wednesday and Thursday October 25 and 26 the Blue Belles, Sapphires and other high school varsity and JV dancers will be performing during iDance. During iDance, the dance teams around the district get to showcase for the first time this year. “We are excited about how our varsity and JV teams...

Hitting it out of the park

Hitting it out of the park

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports Features

To continue to the next level of sports for high schoolers requires the three important factors of time, dedication and hard work. Committing to a college to continue their sport is the goal of many. Lions have gone all over the country to play the game they love. However, for one freshman, it led to...

Calling all guys and ghouls

Calling all guys and ghouls

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Featured, Fine Arts

The Leander theatre department is putting on its' annual fall show, Blithe Spirit. The show, which debuts tonight, has been put together by the actors and technicians in the advanced productions class period. “It’s going to be a great show,” senior Abigail King said. “It’s very funny and classi...

Homecoming game ends in defeat

Homecoming game ends in defeat

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The homecoming game last Friday ended in another loss for the Lions as they were defeated by the Vandegrift Vipers 13-63. “The difference between our defense and their offense was that we turned the ball over three times in the third quarter for touchdowns,” head coach Tim Smith said. “You cannot...

Close game ends in Ranger win

Close game ends in Ranger win

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The Lions lost to the Vista Ridge Rangers last week in an up and down game in which the Rangers won 28-35. “This has been our closest game yet, and we did well to keep ourselves in the game the whole time,” sophomore Eli Gehman said. “It was hard losing by just a touchdown, but we're now looking...

Keep an ear out

Keep an ear out

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

An increase in the sale of CamelBaks, schedules being compared and building excitement can only mean one thing: Austin City Limits is days away from kicking off! Being at ACL is a great experience in and of itself, but here are some key artists to try and catch with exception to headliners like Chance...

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