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S.H.S. girl wrestlers achieve success

S.H.S. girl wrestlers achieve success

Leora McCall and Alexa Montes February 22, 2024

  Although the Sterling girls wrestling team is fairly new and only has six members, the team had a great season with one individual qualifying for sectionals.   With it being some of the girls’...

Stanley bowls a perfect game

Stanley bowls a perfect game

Chavela Quintana, News Reporter February 9, 2024

  During a meet against DeKalb, senior Brenden Stanley bowled 12 strikes in a row making it a 300-point game. This was the second time in S.H.S. bowling history for a student to bowl a 300 during a meet.    “I...

Golden Warriors host annual MLK tourney

Golden Warriors host annual MLK tourney

Rowan Workman, News Reporter February 1, 2024

  On Monday, January 15, Sterling hosted their annual “Martin Luther King Day” basketball tournament. Every year there are some familiar teams at the tournament, including Sterling, Rock Falls, and...

The poms competition team poses with their first place plaque from the Kewanee invitational. The team reclaimed first place after falling short to Feildcrest during the 22-23 season.

Another season down for competition poms

Addison Andrews, Design Editor February 1, 2024

  The S.H.S. poms team competes in yet another season. This year the team went to one new competition in Evergreen and repeated two of the same they went to last year. This year the team competed a lyrical/contemporary...

Golden Warriors return to Taylorville

Maddux Osborn, News Reporter February 1, 2024

  Over Christmas break, the boys basketball team traveled to Taylorville for their annual holiday tournament. They went into this tournament with a big head on their shoulders and ready to go to the championship...

Softball prepares for 23-24 season

Mya Lira, News Reporter December 21, 2023

  After going 24-12 this past season, the Golden Warriors softball team brings back a strong starting lineup even after losing four seniors. The Golden Warriors took second in the Western Big 6 going...

Girls track preps during preseason

Girls track preps during preseason

Anna Aulwes, News Reporter December 21, 2023

  With spring sport season quickly approaching, many members of the Golden Warriors girls track team are busy preparing for their events. Whether it’s lifting after school or participating in training...

S.H.S. winter sports are held in the Musgrove Fieldhouse.

S.H.S. welcomes new coaches for the 2023-2024 winter season

Alexis Rosas, News Reporter November 16, 2023

   A new year and a new season brings new coaches to S.H.S. Sterling High School has three new coaches for this 2023-2024 winter season.    S.H.S. Wrestling head coach has been passed down to Nolan...

S.H.S. winter sports preview

S.H.S. winter sports preview

Patrick Riley and Braden Birdsley November 16, 2023

Boys Basketball: Head Coach: Ryan Vasquez  Key Returners: Andre Klaver, Lucas Austin, and Kaedon Phillips  Last year’s biggest accomplishments: Regional Championship, 23-win season Biggest...

Fall sports led by strong captains

Fall sports led by strong captains

Olivia Melcher, Copy Editor October 17, 2023

  Earning the title of captain for Sterling High School teams is a well respected and an honorable title to have as the captain represents the team and the school. Good sportsmanship is something that...

Who to watch out for as fall sports wrap up

Who to watch out for as fall sports wrap up

Laney Zuithoff, Copy Editor October 17, 2023

 Every fall is a new beginning. With a new school year starting, fall sports are back into full swing. Football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, cross country, cheer, and golf. SHS has some exceptional athletes...

S.H.S. cheerleaders decorate football players lockers before each game. This year, the cheerleaders post a new sign before each game.

S.H.S. cheerleaders bring back locker signs

Alexis Rosas, News Reporter October 13, 2023

  As the new year of school starts, football locker signs have been hung up throughout the halls, all S.H.S. Cheerleaders make the signs each week for both varsity and jv football players. Varsity cheerleaders...

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