Sophomore Dylan Albers is a defender on the varsity soccer team. He will take you inside the team this season with a weekly diary. Look for it every Wednesday.
Lately our team has been struggling. We have been trying to find our identity. North is a strong offensive team, but they don’t play well as a team. Maize is a 6A power house with decent skill all around. Who are we? We are a strong defensive team, despite how young our defense is with Aidan woods, a junior, Alec Bevis, a freshman, and me, a sophomore. So far we have been struggling, but now, we have finally gotten our rhythm. We tied Northwest 1-1. That is good. We now see that we can easily put up a fight. Yesterday, we beat North 1-0. That win was huge. We now know that we are easily capable of not just putting up a fight, but winning. We are getting nearer to finding our identity. We are just about there.
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Kyle Moore: With last week’s big 49-7 victory over rival Kapaun Mount. Carmel, the Eagles are flying high at 3-0 with over 1272 total yards of offense and outscoring their opponents 148-21. The currently ranked No. 1 Eagles will be playing the No. 2 ranked Heights Falcons on Friday. The Falcons are also 3-0 with having outscored their opponents 138-27. Last Friday, Heights went to Dodge City and played the Red Demons and won by the skin of their teeth in a grueling 26-21 game in which they. Heights has a very big offensive line that will prove to be a challenge for the Eagles’ gang green defense. The Falcons’ biggest man, Chris Ivy, stands at a staggering 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 290 pounds. The Heights backfield will also prove to be a challenge as senior running backs Tre King, Armand McCray, and Trenton Autry will be leading the way along with junior quarterback Garrett Haskins. This should truly be one of the best games of the year: the No. 1 ranked Golden Eagles of Bishop Carroll and the No. 2 ranked Falcons of Heights High School. Prediction: BC 28, HHS 7
Caleb Hudspeth: With the last meeting between Heights and Carroll being the season opener, it is nice to see this game later in the season. With Carroll being ranked No. 1, there is alot of pressure. Heights has outscored opponents 138-27 in the three games it has played. Heights’ defense is a very strong defense, led by Carlos Taylor, who already has 15 tackles, four sacks and an interception. Chris Dugan leads the Gang Green defense with 16 tackles and is tied with seven tackles for loss. This game will truly be a defensive showdown. The offensive side of things will also prove a good matchup this Friday night. The duo between Colton Howell and K-State commit Denzel Goolsby showcases a consistent, athletic presence. With junior quarterback Garrett Haskins and senior wide receiver Arie Johnson, offense should prove favorable also for the Falcons. The matchup of No. 1 and No. 2 in the state is a big one; there’s a reason this is the game of the week. Prediction: BC 36, HHS28
Brett Cass: I think the upcoming game this Friday against Heights is going to be the most competitive competition yet for Bishop Carroll. Both teams are undefeated so far this season with 3-0 records. In the City League, Carroll is ranked 1 while Heights takes the No. 2 spot. This should be a very physical defensive battle. Defensive end Chris Dugan is leading Bishop Carroll’s defense with 16 tackles, seven of those for a loss. On the other side of the field, Carlos Taylor is the guy to watch on defense. With 15 tackles, 4 sacks and an interception, he will be a major barrier between Carroll’s offense and the endzone. Offensively, Denzel Goolsby leads Carroll’s offense in rushing with 470 yards. Heights, however, has a trio of effective running backs in Trenton Autry, Armond McCray, and Tre King, who have a combined 619 yards. The two teams have been back and forth since 2006, so this game should be a very aggressive one. Prediction: Carroll 28 Heights 17
Kristin Frimple took this shot for Photojournalism class.
This photo was taken at the Sedgwick County Park at around noon on a Sunday. I was walking around the park and I noticed the windmill. I took a couple pictures of it, and I thought by using the composition guideline rule of thirds, that it gave the picture an interesting aspect. I like this picture because the colors are very bright and sharp in the photo. I also think this picture is very clear and simple, yet very interesting.
By Jace Hilger, Journalism
After the green-and-gold powder shenanigans, a student smirked at Principal Vanessa Harshberger and asked the million-dollar question: What will the punishment be?
It appears that the answer to that question will be decided Wednesday (today) when the administrative team will meet and decide on the consequence, if any.
Assistant Principal Slade LaMunyon said the mess wasn’t nearly as bad as last year, when students threw baby powder in the air before the Kapaun game. But Harshberger, on the other hand, is worried about the mess that was left for the WSU maintenance to clean up at Cessna Stadium.
“It was still really messy,” she said.
Last year, students were warned not to throw the powder, threw the powder anyway and, as a result, a pride day was taken away.
This year, however, the students managed to keep their mouths shut. Harshberger said she heard “not a word” about the plan to toss the colored corn starch in the air.
E-mail, Tweet, or post on our Facebook page your favorite selfie or picture that you took from the Kapaun vs. Bishop Carroll game on Friday to enter it into the contest!! Use the hashtag, #FlyerHolyWar, to submit your photos. All pictures are due on Wednesday at 8 pm!
This picture taken at Swanson Park is my favorite because of the rustic, spooky vibe. I put the photo in black and white to give an extra effect. It was very cloudy the night I captured this and, unlike other cases where you want the golden hours with sunlight, the clouds worked with this picture.
Journalism students share their views on the Holy War:
The “Holy War” is upon us once again and fans are getting geared up to cheer on their green and gold tonight at Cessna Stadium. Being the only two Catholic schools in Wichita, the intense rivalry between Kapaun and Carroll has brought excitement and pride to everyone in the Bishop Carroll and Kapaun Mt. Carmel communities for years. Students and fans are known for going all out in support for their team every year. Blackouts, whiteouts, numerous signs, chants, and baby powder clouds have all been a part of the fans festivities in the past. The past 15 years have been full of great wins for Bishop Carroll, sometimes cutting it close, and sometimes shutting Kapaun out completely. Whatever the score turns out to be this evening, it can be assumed that the atmosphere in the stands will be loud and proud. Katelyn Miranowski
The Holy War rivalry is always one of the best games of the season. I’m sure Coach Alan Schuckman would love a win on his 50th birthday. Addison Bright
This is the game all of the students, parents, and all of Wichita wait for. I think the score of the game will be 31-3 Carroll. Blake Kretchmar
Kapaun has never been able to stop Carroll’s offense, and I don’t expect them to now. While both teams have the motive, Carroll has the skill. I predict Carroll to win by a landslide, 48-0. Christina Leland
Every year we come together as a school when it comes to this Holy War. Carroll students that usually don’t go to football games clear their schedules or even take off work for this special night every year. Even though we have beat Kapaun for 15 straight years, we have just as much spirit as we would if it was a nail biting game. Kapaun’s team is 1-1, where we are 2-0 & ranked first in the 5A class & fourth overall. I predict tonight’s game to be a blow out, 43-14. Elisabeth Aikin
No doubt the BC v. KMC game tonight is on the minds of the entire BC community right now. As the only two Catholic high schools in the area, BC and KMC have always had a rivalry over which is the better one. Winning the game tonight is important to everyone here at BC because our winning streak of 15 years has become something like a tradition. Kapaun hasn’t won a game since 1999, and it’s important to Carroll to keep it that way. There’s no question that KMC will be out for blood tonight to quench their losing streak, but I predict Carroll will show them their place with a score of around 42-14, Carroll. Jace Hilger
If you plan on attending the game, (you’d better be) then you can expect a very intense, strategic game. BC 31, KMC 28. Jacob Buresh
The Bishop Carroll vs. Kapaun football game tonight is going to be pretty big. I honestly think we’ve got this one in the bag, again. Obviously, we have quite the streak going against Kapaun, and like I said before, I doubt it will end tonight. It’s been about 15 years ago since we last lost to Kapaun. The score of that games was 34-8. I’d probably say that our offense tonight will pull the steamroll maneuver while our defense does the same. Jordan Haffner
It has kind of become a “tradition” to defeat Kapaun annually, and they threaten that every year, which only motivates our drive to add another consecutive win against them. Phillip Hoang
Bishop Carroll and Kapaun are huge rivals in football. The rivalry between the sister schools is important to students and graduates of both high schools. Bishop Carroll fans really want to see a win tonight, but so does Kapaun, which hasn’t broken BC’s winning streak in a long while. Carroll’s huge streak hasn’t been broken for fifteen games, since 1999. I think it’s safe to say that Bishop Carroll is expected to win tonight. Suzanne Howey
Friends, family, faculty, staff, and everybody like to come together to watch the game and cheer on their team.BC 32-17 Taylor Legleiter
Carroll, ranked No. 1 in Class 5A, should easily handle the Crusaders in this game. Carroll’s spread offense was been difficult to stop much less slowdown in its first two games. Carroll’s offense has combined for 99 points in its first two games. The defense for Carroll is also exceptional, only allowing 14 points combined in its first two games. Carroll also held East’s Quarterback Dominic Web to just 13 yards passing and -13 yards rushing. The week before, Web passed 323 yards and ran for 71 yards against the Kapaun defense. This is why the Eagle defense will keep Brock Monty, the Kapaun quarterback, in check. And the offense will have no trouble moving the ball and scoring points. This game is also important to the Carroll community as two Catholic schools playing against each other in a rivalry really brings the community together. Zach Wright