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Womxn break for league of their own

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

The Austin Torch, Austin’s first semi-professional women’s ultimate frisbee team, is leading the charge for equality in women’s sports, according to Colleen Kepner, the team’s general manager. For last year’s season, the Torch and the other teams around the US and Colombia organized matches....

One last dinger for seniors

Helena Lara, Photo Editor

May 16, 2019

Though the LBJ Jaguars baseball team lost twice to rival McCallum High School, players are still hopeful for playoff games. According to senior Jacob Greendyk, the Jaguar’s win against Dripping Springs indicates a strong showing in coming games. “This season, I feel like the program has really hit...

Do Astros sweep? Or do Rangers surprise?

Trevor Anderson, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

It’s been almost a month since the 2019 MLB Opening Day, and even now, less than a month into the season, fans of the Texas Rangers or the Houston Astros have a lot to be excited about. Before either of them has a chance to get to the World Series, they’ll have to navigate a regular season loaded...

Virgina busts brackets and Duke disappoints

Max Domel, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

From March 19 to April 8, 68 men’s college basketball teams competed in the famous and beloved national March Madness tournament. This year, the University of Virginia’s Cavaliers came out as champions. The tournament is well known for being unpredictable, hence its name, and the events that occurred...

Camp in Motion provides sports opportunity

Charles Taylor, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Organizations in the Austin area like YMCA’s Camp in Motion, TOPSoccer and Austin Adaptive Sports offer people of any ability level an opportunity to participate in organized sports. According to Director Vali Martin, Camp in Motion reaches more Austin children because of its acceptance of all potential...

High hopes for water polo

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The LBJ water polo season is about to come to a close, which means both the boys and girls teams are facing four days of tough competition. Skilled opponents and frigid pools stand between them and victory. According to LASA senior and team captain Bryce Yeazell, the last leg of the season is often an...

March Madness: a history

Max Domel, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Besides the abrupt changes in climate, heavy workloads and frequently overwhelming national politics that will fill this March (and April) with madness, 68 American college basketball teams will compete in the annual NCAA “March Madness” tournament and keep the nation on the edge of their seats as...

New talent takes the field for softball

New talent takes the field for softball

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

The LBJ Lady Jaguars softball team welcomed 15 new players this year, and according to LASA sophomore and two-year team captain Alde Little, is more popular than ever in recent history. Last year, the Lady Jags were not able to have a junior varsity team, and this year they have two junior varsity te...

Sweet Victory

Somaya Jimenez-Haham, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

On Feb. 15 and 16, 12 members of the LBJ swim team competed at the UIL Class 5A State Championship (State), held at Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The team has taken at least one swimmer to the State Championship for four years in a row. However, one of the largest group of Pool Jags ever...

The NFL fumbles on domestic violence

Helena Lara, Photo Editor

April 11, 2019

On Nov. 30, 2018, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was released  after the publication of a TMZ video showing him kicking and beating a young woman in a luxury hotel. Just three months later, in mid February he was recruited and signed by the Cleveland Browns. Although the incident occur...

Senior rows to San Diego

Senior rows to San Diego

Malena Heineman, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Senior Thomas Wilson plans to take his passion for rowing with him beyond high school. He began receiving attention early on as a club rower for his exceptionally fast times on the rowing machine, and his desire to compete in college has had a great impact on his college application process. Wilson beg...

Looking to the future

Looking to the future

Helena Lara, Photo Editor

April 9, 2019

The LBJ Jaguars boys basketball season officially ended with a district win and a solid playoff run, according to Head Coach Freddie Roland. Roland said the team has shown improvement, but still has room for more growth for next season’s goal of reaching state. The team finished first in district...

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