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Jayce Prante (215) fights his way through multiple rounds to take the 3A win at Ball Arena.

State Champion: Jayce Prante wins 215 3A Title

Pirateer Staff
February 20, 2024

Jayce Prante Aggressive, skillful, and prepared is how Englewood High School students describe the senior wrestling maestro Jayce Prante when he battles on the mat.   For all of his four...

National Signing Day at EHS

Pirateer Staff
February 15, 2024

All across the country, high school students sign a Letter of Intent to commit to playing a sport at the college level. The event happens on the first Wednesday in February.   It is not mandatory...

Order on the Court

Order on the Court

La'Adrianna Davis Townsell, Pirateer Staff
February 6, 2024

Reading Senior Jaliyah Mora's biography, it is clear, the love she has for sports. She plays softball, runs track and field, excels on the soccer field, and during the winter, it's all about basketball....

Senior Kaylee McCaskey (r) and senior Stephanie Montoya have been cheering together for years and have a tight bond.

The bigger the team, the harder to beat

Layla Archuleta, Pirateer Staff
February 5, 2024

  The weather may have changed but enthusiasm stays the same for members of the winter cheer team at Englewood High School.  Senior Kaylee McCaskey has been part of the team for years and...

EHS Basketball plays get ready for a game at home. Nathan Ortiz is known for his steals, racking up two against North, three vs AC and four against ERA.

Feature: It is just the beginning for one sophomore basketball player

Abisai Quezada Flores, Pirateer Staff
February 2, 2024

“My mom inspired me to play basketball because as a kid we would go and play together,” sophomore Nathan Elizondo Ortiz said. With that motivation, he was off and running down the court.     Ortiz...

Coming off a free throw, Dane Quintana gets ready to go for the rebound.

He joined for friends and stays for the friendships

La Marr Sykes, Pirateer Staff
February 2, 2024

Eight years ago, Dane Quintana first found his interest in basketball after being inspired by his friends. His love for the sport has grown ever since.   “Originally, I got interested in basketball...

Senior Jose Diego dribbles around a player during a game against Lake County.

Breaking records and taking names

Bryan Ruiz, Pirateer Staff
January 31, 2024

Fast, agile, and all over the place on the court. It may look energetic, but it is also calculated for senior basketballer Jose Diego Lopez who is always thinking about the other players, “I think it's...

Sophomore Maile Manfre has loved her time on the mat from youth sports to a high school career, “I really like to shoot double legs into a butcher or half.”

A journey from youth sports to regionals

Estie VerCande, Pirateer Staff
January 31, 2024

Finding a love for wrestling watching her little brother, sophomore Maile Manfre is in her fourth year of wrestling, beginning with Pirate Youth Sports and entering her second year at Englewood High...

EHS Boys wrestling team is strong this season. Junior Avery Garcia pictured center right.

The road back from injuries

Karma McLean, Pirateer Staff
January 31, 2024

"The doctors say I'm accident-prone," said Junior Avery Garcia, a long-time wrestler and letterman. Garcia has been wrestling since he was four, inspired by his brother because he “wanted to be just...

Junior wrestler Eli Cortez has his eye on state this year.

The countdown to state – from 10th

Abagail Williams, Pirateer Staff
January 31, 2024

Currently ranked 10th in the state, junior Eli Cortez got his interest in wrestling from his older brother at an early age, “My older brother wrestled and he’s the one who got me into it.” He...

Senior Jayce Prante chances his dream of competing at state, Its getting closer to the time where I can achieve my goal. Its all about working hard and reviewing all the moves so that I can be as successful as possible, Prante said.

Feature: Headed To State

Serenity Gambrell, Editor In Chief
January 30, 2024

Aggressive, skillful, and prepared is how Englewood High School students describe the senior wrestling maestro Jayce Prante when he battles on the mat.    For all of his four years at EHS,...

Mieke Waanders is a senior who is in her second year of wrestling, Ive seen a lot of improvement. I have a winning record now, Waanders said.

Feature: The Happiest Accident

Hailey Rae Darras, Pirateer Staff
January 30, 2024

Record-winning Mieke Waanders’ surprising love for wrestling began while she was invested in a different sport, “Last year on my softball team, a couple of my teammates just sort of invited me to try...

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