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  • Graduation rehearsal Thursday after school in the gym

  • No school Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)

  • No school Friday (May 26 - bad weather make-up day)

  • June 2 is the last day of school

  • Class of 2017 graduation is June 3 at the Dr Pepper Arena at 1:30 p.m.

Featured Athlete: Tyler Garrigus

Featured Athlete: Tyler Garrigus

Catie Reeves, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete

Years Played: 13 Pre-game meal: Chick-fil-a Inspiration: Tiger Woods Future Job: Law Wingspan: How long have you been playing golf and what got you started? Garrigus: “I’ve been playing golf since I was four years old. I was watching Tiger Woods on t.v at my grandmother's house, so I ju...

Softball steps up to the plate

Softball steps up to the plate

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The softball team has stepped up to the plate this year, winning nearly twice as many games as last year and hovering on the outskirts of the District 13-5A playoff race, a few games out of the final playoff spot. “Probably the biggest thing this year is we are better offensively and defensive...

NFL draft could be coming to The Star

NFL draft could be coming to The Star

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Star could be soon be named as the host of one of the NFL's premiere offseason events as there is growing speculation the Cowboys headquarters located in Frisco could be selected as the site of the 2018 NFL draft. "We sure want to have our opportunity," Cowboys' executive vice president S...

A passion for endurance

A passion for endurance

Hallie Winterbauer, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Three sports, one girl, a one hour endurance test: a 750 meter swim, a 20 kilometer bike ride, and a five kilometer run. For sophomore Madeline Kennedy, this is what high school sports are all about. A member of the varsity swim team, Madeline also competes in triathlons outside of school, with practic...

Red team strikes silver at district tournament

Red team strikes silver at district tournament

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

For the first time in 10 years, a boys’ golf team advanced to the regional tournament with the Red squad scoring a second place finish in the District 13-5A tournament on Monday in Tuesday at The Bridges Golf Club in Gunter. “Some of the guys really put in some time on their own with their short...

Frisco hockey team claims national championship

Frisco hockey team claims national championship

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Frisco Ice Hockey Association varsity team won the 2017 USA High School Hockey National Championship on Monday morning, winning 5-0 against a team from Missoula, Mont. The team, featuring five players from the school (Skylar Boughner, Andrew Cimino, James Gillilan, Chase Nies and James Wheel...

Featured Athlete: Eryka Anderson

Featured Athlete: Eryka Anderson

Catie Reeves, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete

Years played: 7 Pre-game Meal: Subway Sandwich Hype Song: “Kelly Price” by Migos Inspiration: Lolo Jones Future Job: Occupational Therapist Wingspan: How long have you been doing track and what got you started? Anderson: “I’ve been doing track since sixth grade.My step-dad was an olympian in track,...

Former Redhawk gets invite to national team camp

Former Redhawk gets invite to national team camp

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Former Redhawk and 2015 graduate Keaton Parks was put on the U.S. U-20 men’s national team roster on Sunday for its training camp in London as the team prepares for May’s U-20 World Cup in Korea. “I’m a little nervous, but I’ve been playing this game my whole life and I know I’m good enough,” Parks...

Redhawks race to Austin

Redhawks race to Austin

Kasey Harvey, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

This weekend, track girls Carrie Fish and Nissi Kabongo head to Austin for the annual Texas Relays meet. “In order to make state, once we get to district they have to qualify for area, regionals and then qualify for state, so it’s a long road to get there,” head girls track coach Amanda Bye...

Tennis makes final preps before district

Tennis makes final preps before district

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After finishing the fall season in the regional semifinals, the school’s tennis team is back on the court for its spring season with action continuing Friday in Rockwall for the Rockwall Tournament. “Spring season is individual, it’s more bracket style, tournament style,” coach Brandon Justice said. ...

Opinion: next year starts now

Opinion: next year starts now

Cole Engelbrecht, Guest Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

The soccer season is over for both the boys and girls with the goal of making the playoffs coming up short for the two teams. Although qualifying for playoffs in a district like Frisco ISD is challenging, it's the goal for both teams to be able to play in the postseason. Coming up short can be de...

Featured Athlete: Halle Birckelbaw

Featured Athlete: Halle Birckelbaw

Catie Reeves, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete, Showcase

Years Played: 9 Pre-game meal: Chick-fil-A Hype song: “Work Hard, Play Hard” by Wiz Khalifa Future Job: Business Wingspan: What is your favorite position on the field? Birckelbaw: “Probably pitcher or somewhere on the infield.” Wingspan: What got you started playing softball? ...

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