All work, no pay: Coaches score big payouts for player performance

Whether the star of the little league team or the kid picking flowers in the outfield, it’s a rite of passage for American children to test the waters of sports. The obsession with sports doesn’t end in grades school, but instead continues even after teams become more selective at a collegiate level. As little league athletes transition to weekend fans, the popularity of sports in universities has continued to increase and coaches have started making millions of dollars based on the revenue generated by the players on the field. Coaches are over privileged and excessively paid for their players’ performance in numerous college sports while the athletes are strictly sanctioned by the NCAA.

Olympics heightens pride, builds ambition

When the Olympics come around, a majority of viewers only watch the events they care about and enjoy watching. For some, they watch a sport that they used to play or an intense game that gets their adrenaline pumping just by watching it. For others, they watch to feel in the loop while around the water cooler or at the lunch table. No matter what our reasons are for watching the Olympics, the Games always seem to bring about a heightened sense of nationalism, an interest in new sports, and a newly acquired passion for athletics.

Summer baseball National Champions grow bonds of friendship

“I’ve always been pushed. It’s better to be that way because it has taught me to be my best, not only just in baseball but simply in life.”

Batter up: Student find focus on field through endurance, dedication

The brown dirt, the freshly cut green grass, the stands filled with eager supporters, the smell of nachos and hotdogs in the air… the game of softball. Junior Rebecca Peirce has a love for this sport and what it’s done for her outside of the field.

Soccer player leads through example

High school is the time when most students explore what they want to do in their life and what they are good at. For senior Joey Wilder soccer plays a key role in who he is and what he is passionate about.

Intramural competition scheduled

Students interesting in participating in the Intramural Tournament must submit their entries to Coach Rose Gregg or Lester Banks by March 30.

Power lifters advance to region

Five power lifters qualified for the regional championships this weekend at Dripping Springs High School. The top two in each weight class advance to the state meet.

Wrestlers take down opponents to advance to state

Your opponent has you in a headlock, and there seems to be no escape. Seconds are ticking away as time runs out. You think back to all your hard work; everything you have done to prepare for this moment. You get a rush of adrenaline and suddenly, you get them down on the ground, trapping them on the mat. It’s all over, the referee raises your hand, signifying that you won.

Wrestling advances nine to region

The boys’ wrestling team finished in second place with 154 point at the District 25 meet Saturday, Feb 4. The girls team finished fifth with 38 points. Nine Vikings qualified to move forward and compete at regional.

Mens Soccer wins first tournament

After defeating Humble Summer Creek 3-0, the Boys Soccer team took the championship title of the Willis Kat Cup soccer tournament on January 14.

Lady Vikes come home victorious

The Lady Vikings began their season as undefeated tournament champions after winning 5-0 against Travis, 3-0 against Reagan, 5-0 against Crockett, Akins 3-0 and Lanier 2-0, never allowing a goal for the entire tournament.

Volleyball teams heads to the playoffs

The volleyball team won their playoff warm-up match at Elgin Friday by beating Elgin 25-21, 15-25, 25-23, 26-24.

Volleyball team enters into bi-district match

The volleyball team will play Mesquite Horn Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00pm at Fairfield High School.

Varsity volleyball wins against Harker Heights

The Bryan Varsity volleyball team played Harker Heights on Tuesday, September 27th.

Wrestling practice to begin in October

After school practice for the 2011-12 wrestling season begins Monday, October 3rd.