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Rounding third and headed to a new home

Rounding third and headed to a new home

Justin Hendrian, Reporter

May 17, 2017


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Chelsea Getz is one of few athletes that have the ability to go on to play Division 1 softball. Getz will attend college at Tennessee State in Nashville. Getz started playing softball when she was in third grade and plays summer ball for the Central Illinois Chaos 99 Elite. Getz also has a brother (Dakota Getz)...

Boys CIC track meet

Boys CIC track meet

Cameron Getz, Reporter

May 16, 2017


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The Meridian Hawks boys track team competed last Tuesday in Macon for the CIC conference meet. Even though the Hawks placed 7th in the meet out of 8 teams, there were some good things that happened. Marshall Brown, a junior sprinter for the Hawks track team, got second in the 200-meter dash, with...

Elite athletes compete at the Macon County Meet

Elite athletes compete at the Macon County Meet

Justin Hendrian, Reporter

May 1, 2017


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On April 25, Meridian hosted the Macon County Meet, and a total of 16 teams were present. High jumper Cameron Getz is currently tied for first in the state with a jump 6'8''. He started doing track his sophomore year of high school, and his main goal for this season is to place in the top five for...

Meridian football seniors seek change with “All Eyes on Us” campaign

Meridian football seniors seek change with “All Eyes on Us” campaign

Spencer Maxwell, Reporter

April 11, 2017


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The "All Eyes on Us" campaign is the product of a Meridian journalism class project. The class was tasked with, "finding something in the school or community that needs a positive boost, then create and launch a campaign to change public opinion," says journalism teacher Sheila Moore. The journalism...

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Justin Hendrian, Reporter

March 22, 2017


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Meridian Hawks track star Cameron Getz currently stands at 5'8'' tall (not something you would expect from an average high jumper). Despite Getz being smaller than most who compete, he ended up winning the most recent track meet with a new personal best of 6'6'', against 1A, 2A, and 3A schools. Getz...

Senior sendoff

Senior sendoff

Connor Hurelbrink, Reporter

February 28, 2017


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On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Meridian High School hosted its winter sports senior night. The Meridian High School Boys Basketball team hosted Edinburg High School on February 14.  The two seniors, Joe Ford and Layne Kircher, were honored with their senior night. Both Kircher and Ford have played...

One K Kircher

One K Kircher

Justin Hendrian, Reporter

February 17, 2017


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Layne Kircher is one of few players throughout high school to score 1,000 points. Kircher started playing basketball when he was in second grade and is averaging 25 points per game. Over this last season, Kircher has had a huge impact on his teammates. Garrett Meisenhelter stated, "It's fun to play...

Ian on the street: Super Bowl LI

Ian on the street: Super Bowl LI

Ian Carnahan, Reporter

February 8, 2017


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Super Bowl LI was the deciding game to see whether the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons would be the best team in the NFL. Although it was a very tough game for both sides, the Patriots ended up winning in overtime, 34 to 28. Super Bowl LI was the fifth most-watched Super Bowl ever, according...

Super Bowl 51

Super Bowl 51

Austin Durbin, Reporter

January 31, 2017


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The Super Bowl is the largest televised event for the NFL. On February 5, the 51st annual Super Bowl will be held in Houston, Texas. The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will face off for all the glory the Super Bowl offers. The Super Bowl has created numerous memories and countless legends...

Tough loss but great school spirit

Tough loss but great school spirit

Cameron Getz, Reporter

January 30, 2017


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The Meridian Hawks basketball team played St. Teresa for the second time this season. The first time these teams met, St. Teresa went home with the win. The Hawks were hoping for a different result this game, but the game did not go as planned. The final score of the game was 76-46 St. Teresa with the...

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