Pruitt joins coaching staff

Holland Primm, Opinion

September 9, 2014

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Houston Pruitt stands triumphantly under Friday night lights, reflecting on the fact that he just helped lead his team to the state championship. Four years later, Pruitt is back at Har-Ber as a volunteer assistant coach with the school’s record for career tackles, an all-state defensive back title, Northwest Arkansas Sophomore...

Boys’ cross country team sets sights on state title

Holland Primm, Opinion

September 9, 2014

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Senior Chris Sandoval stands poised and ready in the box, one foot on the start line, the other behind him, ready to launch him forward. Beside him stands fellow senior and close friend, Noah Antony, who also waits in nervous anticipation for the shot to go off, signaling the start of the race. But they both have much larger...

Wrestlers go for gold

Jakob Garcia, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2014

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Junior Tanner Collins bends down and straps a green band around his ankle.  He steps his foot on the line and squats into his wrestling stance.  His hand jolts out for a quick handshake with his opponent, and the whistle blows. Fourteen wrestlers from Har-Ber trekked down to the Jack Stephens center in Little Rock to compete...

Evening highlights senior athletes, homecoming maids

Aly Shuster, Sports Editor

April 8, 2014

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Senior night – a night of celebration of a season of hard work and great games, specifically made to honor the seniors who participated in the sport throughout the season.  And what is a celebration without a dance? This year, the Wildcat’s basketball season ended with both senior night and homecoming in the same game. ...

Changing Territories: Reed dives into new experiences

Ashlynn Mayes, Features Editor

April 8, 2014

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At the onset of the year, swim and dive coach Samantha Brown-Couch approached fan-favorite cheerleader junior Ryan Reed about joining the dive program. Due to Reed’s excellent tumbling skills, Ms. Brown-Couch was confident that he would make a great addition to the swim and dive program. Her intuition proved to be on point,...

Out on the Diamond: Baseball, softball players anticipate putting their new learned skills to use

Aly Shuster, Sports Editor

April 8, 2014

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End one sport, start another.  It's the endless cycle of high school athletics - there's always a new season starting up just as another ends.  Spring brings about the end of basketball and the stat of America's Sport:  baseball. With the baseball and softball teams still young, each new season brings new opportunities...

New volleyball coach builds new foundation

Samantha Stansbury, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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Motivation, dedication, work ethic, pride, and teamwork are all virtues the volleyball team’s new addition Coach Shyra Schisler plans to use to create a strong foundation for this year’s volleyball season. Schisler is filling the Head Coach position formerly held by Coach Sandy Jones, and will continue the development of ...

Students’ Super Bowl XLVIII predictions

Cidnie Lewis, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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Football season is winding down, and that can only mean one thing: Super Bowl XLVIII is coming. This year will include the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. A few of Har-Ber’s very own will be hosting parties to root on their favored teams. “I’ll be ordering food, and friends are bringing snacks and drinks,...

Athletes look to gain edge over opponents

Avery Mackey, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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There are many ways that athletes in all sports try to gain an edge over their opponents or just improve their performance in general. This can range from wrestlers spitting in cups and not eating to people taking things such as Jacked or Speed Xtreme to get an illegal advantage. Wrestling is a sport that involves many thin...

Grand Champions

Katie Jones, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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“We want to win, we want to win,” is the Wildcat’s cheerleader main thoughts walking into the first cheer competition of the season said junior cheerleader Lindsay Jansen. The first competition resulted in first place girls 7A and Grand Champions overall girl squad. The Wildcat cheerleaders walked out of the competit...

Students school teachers

Avery Mackey, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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The Arthriticats line up in their offensive formation. Senior coach Logan Carmean notices a shift in the girls’ soccer team’s defense and calls an audible for English teacher Karla Sprague to ‘do her thing.’ “Coaching the teachers was a blast. Their personalities are what made it fun, they were ready to show ...

Gold statue, superstition provide hope of victory

Jakob Garcia, Reporter

March 31, 2014

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Senior Chad Birkes comes into the locker room after the first half of the Webb City only to find his golden mohawked statue on the floor in two pieces. He swiftly picks up the pieces and pastes it back together. He and junior Rickey Dobbins begin to rub the statue all around its hard ceramic exterior. They finish off ...

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