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April 11, 2024

Freshman starting high school sports

Feeling more or less pressure
Vincent Thach

Freshman voices speak about how being in high school sports is different than being in middle school sports. Students have gained more experience while being in high school playing sports alongside older and mature students. 

     Gianna Magnone, volleyball freshman student states, “In high school you are more involved in the program and it is a bigger responsibility.” 

     High school sports are definitely more of a challenge but a wonderful experience. You’re pushed more in high school to do your best and have good sportsmanship. 

     “High school is more strict and competitive and carries high expectations,” said Crystin Hernandez, a cheer student.

      It is tough being watched and being held to a high expectation so you need motivation and support. Parents and family are there for that reason. 

     “My dad is the biggest supporter of all. Every Saturday we will play for 3 hours or more,” says Reyva Sohan, a tennis frosh student. 

     Nothing is more relieving when you have support at home. 

     Overall, these freshman students feel pretty confident about joining high school sports. “It pushes me to do my best and how to juggle school and sports,” says Jordin Zavala, a freshman cheer student.     

     Throughout high school and playing competitive sports, you make friends and learn leadership skills along with good sportsmanship. 

     “It keeps me involved and busy but also active,” said Magnone. 

     Being a student athlete is not easy but you learn responsibility and learn to use your time wisely. It also teaches teamwork, playing and participating with your teammates.


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Briana Barajas
Briana Barajas, Sports Editor
This is Briana Barajas. Briana is a senior attending Sanger High School; she has been attending Sanger High for 3 years. Briana left Sanger High for a short period of time but has returned back and we could not have been happier for her to join Journalism. Journalism and digital photography are a couple of her favorite hobbies. Briana is the happiest when she is with her friends and when editing in Adobe Photoshop. Being involved in social media and news editing is her passion and she hopes to take higher steps in journalism.   
Vincent Thach
Vincent Thach, Production Editor
This is Vincent Thach. This is his first year in journalism. He frequently takes photos and videos but wants to take it to the next level. Thach hopes to attend Clovis Community College. He hopes to learn a lot in Journalism. Thach has loved to play video games ever since he was little. Attending Reagan Elementary School in his younger years, basketball became a popular sport for him. His favorite subject is math. In his free time, he loves to drive around and enjoy the breeze.
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