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Life on the Sideline

Life on the Sideline

Jaden Mckinnon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Last year, Coach Sam asked a few girl basketball players to help out during spring football. I originally signed up to get community service for AVID, and an excuse to drag my best friend to do something with me. I thought I would bring the coaches something once in a while and run the scoreboard. T...

Legacy Finds an Even Opponent in Lone Star

Legacy Finds an Even Opponent in Lone Star

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Another week, another win. Another step closer to bringing home a state championship. The Broncos defeated the North Forney Falcons last week in a high-scoring shootout. It was the first time North Forney had been held under 40 points all season which is an impressive feat for the Legacy defense. N...

Saving American Soccer

Saving American Soccer

Jose Cruz, Yearbook Copy Editor

October 31, 2017

Where did it all go wrong? For years, the United States Men’s National Team and Youth Teams have held a seat at the table with CONCACAF’s elite, a pantheon of giants like Mexico and the emerging Costa Rica. But for all the hype, all the growth that soccer has achieved in the past decade, one t...

2017-18 NBA Season Preview

2017-18 NBA Season Preview

Grant Baker, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017

Well, that was a fun offseason. Where else do you see stories of betrayal, backstabbing, rising stardom, disappointment and tragedy? Not in the NFL offseason. Certainly not the MLB offseason. Between Kyrie Irving leaving the team that he won three straight Eastern Conference titles with, Kevin ...

2017 NBA Playoffs Predictions

2017 NBA Playoffs Predictions

May 12, 2017

The NBA playoffs kicked off on April 15th, and originally I had imagined the Oklahoma City Thunder going all the way and earning their first NBA Championship. That obviously won’t happen, since the Thunder have already been eliminated from the playoffs. So, now that the Thunder are gone, I’ll anal...

Skipping College Bowl Games

Skipping College Bowl Games

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

It's been almost a month since the last college football game has been played. In college, bowl games only come once a year, and it's a great chance to represent your school and gain recognition as an athlete. With my father being a quarterback at Oklahoma from 1998-1991, he always tells me stories about when he went to the Gator Bowl, and it sounds like a fun time for the whole team. Howe...

Mavericks: Why not to Panic

Mavericks: Why not to Panic

Khalid Ahmed, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

The Dallas Mavericks are currently one of the worst teams in the Western Conference of the NBA. As a big Mavs fan, this comes to me as no surprise. After the trainwreck of an off-season, the Mavericks were doomed to fail. Sure they got Harrison Barnes, who is averaging about 20 points and 5 rebounds p...

Cowboys: Sure to Disappoint

Cowboys: Sure to Disappoint

Grant Baker, Entertainment Editor

January 6, 2017

UPDATE: I was right The Dallas Cowboys have made it to the playoffs exactly five times since I’ve been born. It was only five years since Dallas had won their last Super Bowl, but now, 21 years have passed. Since I’ve been alive, in 2010 and 2011, I watched my favorite baseball team, the Texas ...

Playing a Cursed Game

Playing a Cursed Game

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

I have been at every Legacy High football game since the school opened back in 2007. I’ve seen heartbreak and triumph. I stood by and watched as the team went 1-9 to 9-1 a few seasons later. Although their record doesn't show it, this year’s team is the best football to come through Legacy. I would...

Opinion: Athletes Should Be Positive Role Models

Opinion: Athletes Should Be Positive Role Models

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Young children in today’s society can be influenced by anything from older siblings to their favorite sports stars. Social media strongly affects the way we make decisions and chose our opinion on certain things. Having a role model to look up to could make or break the way kids interpret things, ...