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Frisco ISD drops “Pay-to-Play” policy for athletics

Frisco ISD drops “Pay-to-Play” policy for athletics

Maddie Aronson, Managing Editor

August 21, 2019

Frisco ISD has dropped the “Pay-to-Play” athletic fee for the 2019-2020 school year, required for all sports in 2018-2019, after receiving an additional $25.2 million in state funding after the passage and approval of Texas HB3.  “It's great, I think that the district and the planning committee, that t...

Featured Athlete: Ethan Riedl

Featured Athlete: Ethan Riedl

Yael Even, Managing Editor

August 20, 2019

Wingspan: How long have you been doing cross country and what got you started? Riedl: “I have been doing cross country since seventh grade.” Wingspan: What fuels your passion to run? Riedl: “The competition.” Wingspan: What are your goals for this season and how are you working to achieve them? ...

Redhawks sweep to second

Redhawks sweep to second

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

August 19, 2019

After three days of tournament play, volleyball finished second in the Bronze bracket at the Northwest ISD tournament at Byron Nelson. “I think it was good for our team to see how well we work together,” junior Sue Slater said. “We can see what we need to change for future games too.” The teams overall ...

Cross country teams open season with top 10 finishes in Plano

Cross country teams open season with top 10 finishes in Plano

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

August 19, 2019

Saturday launched the 2019 cross country season as both the boys’ and girls’ teams ran in the Plano Invitational at Russell Creek Both boys and girls finished in eighth, with the girls’ team earning 207 points and the boys scoring 222 points. “Our goal was to start the season off strong...

First strides of the season

First strides of the season

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

August 16, 2019

Striding into their first meet of the season, cross country is racing bright and early on Saturday for the Plano Invitational at Russell Creek Park. Varsity girls’ 5k will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the varsity boys’ race following at 8:30 a.m. “Our mindset is very positive, especially since we don’t have...

Set to serve, Redhawks gear up for season

Set to serve, Redhawks gear up for season

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

August 16, 2019

Volleyball continues with their pre-district season as they go head to head against diverse teams around the Metroplex for the Northwest ISD tournament at Byron Nelson through Saturday. “The team this year has a lot of energy and is really excited for the tournament,” senior Alyssa Franklin said. “...

New face of football

New face of football

Yael Even, Managing Editor

August 15, 2019

There’s a new face leading the Redhawks football program as former defensive coordinator Larry Swinnea takes over for Chris Burtch, who resigned over the summer for a job with the Frisco ISD Athletic Department. Wingspan caught up with Swinnea to get his thoughts on being the school’s new head foot...

Top 5 sports moments of 2018-19

Top 5 sports moments of 2018-19

Carter Brock, Executive Sports Producer

May 30, 2019

Through morning practices, two a days, and curahees, Redhawk athletes have produced some of the greatest sports memories that will forever be a part of the school’s legacy. With another school year coming to an end, here’s a look at the top five sports moments of the year. Frisco ISD Hockey to nati...

The start of summer sports

The start of summer sports

Aaron Boehmer, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Classes end on Thursday, but campus athletics will stay in action throughout summer break as football, volleyball, cross country, and track and field continue to grind in order to prepare for the 2019-2020 season. For football player, junior Corbin Ridlehuber, summer training serves as a chance f...

Myron makes move to Missouri

Myron makes move to Missouri

Aaron Boehmer, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Family, friends, coaches, and teammates of senior Myron Huff gathered on Wednesday morning as he signed his National Letter of Intent, committing to continue his football career at Missouri Baptist University. Wingspan: What school did you choose? Huff: “Missouri Baptist University.” W...

Featured Athlete: Jacob Lin

Featured Athlete: Jacob Lin

Maddie Aronson, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2019

Wingspan: What inspired you to start swimming? Lin: “My mom wanted me to not continue being in a contact sport so she put me in swimming.” Wingspan: What keeps you motivated to stay in swimming? Lin: “I have big goals and I am continuing to work to achieve them.” Wingspan: What i...

Intrasquad scrimmage brings spring practice to an end

Intrasquad scrimmage brings spring practice to an end

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

Kicking off for the four day weekend, football brings spring practice to an end Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with an intrasquad scrimmage. “I think that it's important that we are able to end the year with a kind of showcase for next year’s team,” junior Corbin Ridlehuber said. “I am hoping to see...

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