Abrupt season finales prompt college ball preparations

Kayla Rushton, Co-Editor

April 13, 2020

Baseball season had a record of 5-2 before their season came to an abrupt end. Conference was just around the corner with their first game against Bentonville. Their season was cut short due the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arkansas Athletic Association banned athletic events for the rest of the school year...

Though the Track Season Stops, the Hard Work Continues

Emily Roberts

April 10, 2020

Among the multitude of events that have been canceled due to Covid-19, the track season also came to a premature ending. “We have a lot of talented athletes that will miss their chance to showcase themselves for 2020,” boys track coach Wayne Hall said. The team is doing their best to keep th...

Baseball team readies for new season, new field

In their second game on the new field, senior shortstop Hunter Wood attempts to throw a Shiloh runner out to senior first baseman Todd Girdner. The Wildcats lost to the Saints 11-1 on March 13.

March 13, 2020

As basketball comes to an end, the Har-Ber baseball team works to prepare for this coming season. This year, former pitching coach Dustin Helmkamp has stepped up to the batter's plate as the new head coach. According to junior centerfielder and pitcher Walker Immel, Helmkamp is very similar to former coach...

Injured Athletes

March 13, 2020

According to atyourownrisk.com, 54 percent of athletes claim to have experienced an injury of some fashion throughout their career. When injured, athletes can’t go right back into playing. Rehab and physical therapy are essential to ensure the betterment of each player. For some athletes, the healing ...

Girls in Hockey

March 13, 2020

Skating down the ice junior Kailee Neil shoves the boys to ground. She’s not afraid of the boys and she competes at their level.   Neil joined a coed hockey team at the Jones Center this summer.  “My team, right now, we’ve only lost one game out of like nine or ten that we’ve played,” Neil ...

Basketball Stories

March 13, 2020

First year head basketball coach, Tommy Deffebaugh, changes the team atmosphere for the best. His goal was to change the culture to make the team better. So far the changes have been playing in his favor with only four seasonal losses. As well as a conference championship title and a sure trip to ...

Construction of new wrestling facility brings hope to wrestling team

December 10, 2019

Over Christmas break construction crews won’t be at home cuddled up by a cozy fine, they will be busy breaking ground for a brand new wrestling facility that will benefit the 57 plus wrestlers present at Har-Ber. “It would help us stay warm because being in the cafeteria with the doors opening up, like...

Recruiting continues for girls wrestling team

December 10, 2019

As young teenage girls duke it out in the school hallways, someone is watching. Head wrestling coach Nika West is looking from afar at their technique and their skills,  contemplating if they would make a good candidate for the first ever girls wrestling team at Har-Ber. “We have nine and we’re ...

Early Signing Day

December 2, 2019

As every player grabs their pen to sign the letter that will begin the next chapter of their life, coach Deffebaugh counts down from three to build the suspense. The players autograph their letter of intent that will start their college career. There were a total of six athletes that signed on the early sign...

Doubles team crowned tennis state champs

November 11, 2019

The crowd went quiet as junior Hayden Swope made his last serve in the court. With one final swing, senior Connor Clardy volleyed the ball over the net, crowning Har-Ber the Tennis State Champs. Cheers erupted from the side lines; the boys shouted out in exhilaration at their victory. “I was so excited ...

Volleyball loses in state semi-finals

November 11, 2019

The Fall 2019 6A volleyball season has been the third time in five years that the Wildcats have been in the running for the state championship. Fayetteville ended the Wildcat’s chances of a state title three times. This season, the Wildcats lost against Fayetteville in a conference match on Sept. 26. ...

Reina breaks three-year-old record

November 11, 2019

The weather was almost perfect on Sept. 21 at the Missouri Southern State Stampede, where junior Reuben Reina was encouraged to run faster because of the other competitors. Even though he placed second in the race, he broke the Har-Ber Cross Country 5k record. “It was an over 40 second PR which is v...

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