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Brooke Allen to cheer for MSU

Story: Mia Salvador, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Since she was a little girl, it's always been Brooke Allen's dream to cheer for a football team, and her dream came true about a week ago. Allen had to send in a video of herself cheering and stunting to the Michigan State University cheer team coaches. From the videos, about 20 girls were invited...

Haslett varsity baseball swinging into the season

Haslett varsity baseball swinging into the season

Story: Hunter Dawson, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

The 2016 varsity baseball team is looking to redeem itself after losing at Districts to Fowlerville last season. According to senior Luke Sleeper, the team struggled last year due to lacking fundamentals. “It was just kinda small things, we didn’t really do the small things all that much (and) we...

Boys lacrosse season begins

Story: Mia Salvador, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

As the snow melts and the winter seasons end, spring seasons have sprung, including boys lacrosse. Their very first practice starts on March 14 and their first game is against South Lyon on March 23. The season ahead of them is about to be a big journey as they play against tough teams and travel far. They...

Haslett onto Districts against Grand Ledge

Story: Kyle Looney, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

Time for the hard work and determination of a whole season to be shown on the court. It's playoff time, the Vikings are going up against the Grand Ledge Comets in a MHSAA district clash. The Vikes have had one wild and exciting season so far and look to win districts, with the pursuit of a state cha...

Haslett seniors commit to colleges

Haslett seniors commit to colleges

Story: Conner Heinz, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016

Of the approximately 8 million high school student athletes in the United States, only 460,000 of them will compete at the college level. Millions of kids grow up dreaming about competing at the college and pro levels, but of these dreamers only a select few will hold fast to their dream and make it. Of...

Looking towards the 2016-17 Haslett wrestling season

Story: Khonnor Longendyke, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016

Going to multiple schools and wrestling with his teammates, junior Nevin Brittain prepares for states. Being the only one from his team who qualifies, Brittain finds it as a great opportunity to represent his whole team. "Me making it to states kind of represents how well the team is," Brittain said....

Chemistry needed to end the season

Story: Mia Salvador, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Our favorite Hockey team in the area has made some big changes with their season as they shut down individually and aren't playing as a whole. They started off pretty hot as they beat some rivals and joined together as a team working together winning their first four out of six games. But as time...

Dewitt beats Haslett varsity boys again 68-66

Story: Kyle Looney, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Unnaturally warm weather for a rivalry night of basketball. The Vikings face off against long time rival, the Dewitt Panthers in a CAAC Red Contest. The Panthers look for another upset after a buzzer beater against the Vikings earlier this season. Into the action after one, Panthers lead the Vikings,...

Haslett vs St. Johns varsity boys basketball

Story: Kyle Looney, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

Snow is falling and the guys are playing against the St. Johns Redwings. Tough matchup with senior Darek Wroblak still out with a concussion and junior Evan Block with a broken hand. Into the action, after one quarter, senior Brandon Allen has 11 points, senior Luke Sleeper with five and junior ...

Haslett girls fight back early deficit but not enough as Detroit Country Day prevails

Story: Kyle Looney, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

Walking into the gym of Haslett High School and all you can smell is revenge in the air. The Haslett Vikings girls basketball team look for a win after a hard fought loss in last years semi-finals against Detroit Country Day Yellow Jackets. At the end of one quarter, DCD leads the Lady Vikes, 12-4. They ...

Star senior Brandon Allen success roots back to family

Star senior Brandon Allen success roots back to family

Story: Brodee Gillam, Sports Editor

February 1, 2016

Behind the basketball star that is senior Brandon Allen are roots grounded on a couple farms in small town Kansas, where his mom and dad grew up. He has the humility of a farmer, but the deadly shot of a hunter. Now in suburban Haslett, he averages the second most points in the Greater Lansing area, w...

Haslett wrestling captains lead the team to greatness

Haslett wrestling captains lead the team to greatness

Story: Kyle Looney, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

As the wrestlers step onto the sweat drenched mat, captains and the team join in to start pre-match warm ups. Captains senior Cody Heniser and juniors Micah Williams and Nevin Brittain lead the team into pre-game chants of “Vikes on three. One, two, three, Vikes.” Each captain brings his own persona...

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