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Crash! Crack! Ouch! MS Students Deal with Injuries

Virginia M., Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

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While not an official part of the dress code, boots, slings, and casts are worn regularly in the middle school. According to a recent survey of seventh and eighth grade students, over 85 percent have been injured while playing a sport. About 43 percent of those ...

Girls LaxCats Open Season with a Loss

Julia P., Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

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Winter coats are put away, and the grass is looking greener; it's time for spring sports. Lacrosse tryouts for seventh and eighth grade girls are over, and the season has begun. On Saturday, February 24, the LaxCats lost 18-7 to Blessed Trinity. The coaches this year are Amanda Barksdale and Hartley Glass. C...

CatFish Nab a Record Breaking Season

Jae W., Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

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This year’s CatFish season ended in December with the boys earning an undefeated season and the girls undefeated in dual meets. Eight new middle school records were set by seventh and eighth graders. They also made many memories...

HoopCat Seasons Filled with Positive Takeaways

Brooks P., Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

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The MS boys and girls basketball teams finished up their seasons with highlights and memories. The eighth grade boys team went 14-2 in the regular season and made it all the way to the championship, but lost 51-44 in overtime...

Eighth Graders Hyped Up for MS Soccer

Alex L., Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

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With the MS soccer season just beginning, players are excited to represent this year's teams and hope for a season full of fun and improvement. Westminster’s Middle School hopes to put together four strong teams this year. The boys green team will be coached by Coa...

RacketCats Serve Up the Season

Walton N., Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

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Each year, the girls middle school tennis team is a popular sport to tryout for. In the Westminster Middle School, most of the sports teams are separated by grade. But, not tennis. The girls and boys teams in the middle scho...

Boys GolfCats Take on a New Season

Brooks P., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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As spring nears and many are talking about baseball, lacrosse and soccer, the MS boys GolfCats take part in a sport that not many Westminster students talk about. Tryouts begin the week of February 20. The Cats have been preparing...

MS Boys LaxCats: Shooting Their Way Into the Season

David M., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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Seventh and eighth grade boys are beginning their lacrosse journey at Westminster, following in the footsteps of the varsity team who was the 2017 state champion. The win was the sixth lacrosse state championship title for the Wildcats in school history. Boys mi...

MS TrackCats Take Their Marks For The Season

Nicholas H., Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

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On February 20, athletes will gather at the track ready for the first day of practice. As the only non-cut spring sport, Track and Field attracts many middle school students. Coached by Dana Notestine, Carolina Mares, Chuck Breithaup...

MS SquashCats: Rare and Ready for Nationals

Helen R., Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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Not many people in the middle school play squash at Westminster, but the ones that do are able to play with the high schoolers and challenge themselves to get better. Since squash is not a common sport played here, seventh and eigh...

MS Baseball: BatCats Nervous, but Confident

Reilly O., Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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  Basketball, swimming and wrestling are all finished, and spring sports are soon to be underway. Westminster Baseball gets up and running on January 29. The varsity baseball program has won four state championships in school history, including one in 2016. Chad Laney is the varsity head coach and also ov...

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