Virtual academy student stays involved by helping football team

When thinking about Skyline High School football, the first few thoughts probably contain something along the lines of a Friday night at Webster Field cheering on the T-Birds. Of course, like any team, each player has an important role, but there is one member who plays a big role that might not come to mind. The manager. For the past six years, senior Gage Barbour has been on the sidelines doing everything he can to help the coaches and the players.

“The best part is getting to be with all of the boys every day,” Barbour said. “That is what I’m going to miss the most when I graduate.” Continue reading

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Runners look to send boys’ team to State

Cross country runners are looking to finish their season as strong as they started it. The 11 boys and seven girls plan to carry that success to State on Nov. 2 in Wamego.

Due to injuries and low numbers, there hasn’t been a full girls’ team at every meet, but individuals have still placed. Senior Abby Giles has been out the majority of the season struggling with shin splints, senior Brooke Fisher and junior Jenessa Corbet have been battling hamstring problems, and sophomore Miranda Ghumm fractured her ankle at cheer practice. Continue reading