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The Beat of the Drum

Volleyball

Leilani Ames, Reporter
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

Napa High Girls Volleyball had its first Varsity game against the Benicia team on September 3rd kicking off the official season for the girls. The Varsity team hosted a game with Analy High on Wednesday, September 4th, ending 3-1. The Freshmen and JV teams first games were held at Justin-Siena high on...

Soccer Kicks into Gear

Joy Hopkins, Op-Ed Editor
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

The stadium lights beam down as the players take their first steps onto the field, their cleats sink into the ground as the turf gives way.. It’s the first home game of the season and the players are here to impress. They look into the stands and they see expectant faces of their families, peers, and...

Putting Around with Girls Golf

Ariel Caro, Reporter
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

NHS girls golf has been a very powerful team for years. With 65 consecutive wins since the 2008 season, it is safe to say that the girls golf team has had a lot of serious golfers throughout the years. This year, six players are on the golf team; Andrea Alvarez, Stella Anderson, Jewel Gamsby, Kimberly...

The Effects of Steroids on Sports

Jaxson Shull, Sports Editor, Managing Editor
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

We have reached a time in professional sports where using Performance Enhancing Drugs is a prominent way to get ahead of ones competition. Steroids are by far one of the most misconstrued drugs today. There are many types of drugs that are commonly used in professional sports, such as Testosterone, and...

A Day in the life NHS Football: Bye Week

Kyle Foster, Reporter
September 30, 2013
Filed under Sports

What the heck, no football game this Friday night? That’s strange. What’s an Indian fan to do? While the fan base for NHS might be quiet during the bye week, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Football coaches have used the time to get their teams in better shape. They’ve been doing more rigorous trai...

Girl on the Gridiron

David Lopez, Reporter
September 27, 2013
Filed under Sports

You might be surprised if you watch a freshman football team practice, especially when you see a player with a ponytail sticking out from under her helmet. That ponytail belongs to Bailey Bledsoe, and she loves football. When I first heard about Bledsoe playing football, it was November of 2012...

Men’s Water Polo

Men’s Water Polo

David Lopez, Reporter
September 27, 2013
Filed under Sports

Although it's hard to believe, there are more sports here at Napa High than just football. One such sport is water polo. "It's crazy, chaotic and a lot of fun" said Quinn McMichael, a player on the JV team, when we chatted for a few minutes during lunch. "I love that you're there with your teammates...

Indians Roll in Homecoming Game

Jaxson Shull, Sports Editor
September 27, 2013
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Memorial Stadium was electric on Friday night, as Napa High School took on the Apaches from Vallejo High School, dealing Vallejo the loss by a score 36-0. The offense for Napa was on fire as Senior QB Kyle Beaver threw a season high 4 touchdown passes and also got in the endzone on his feet for...

Many Moons Ago Monday

Many Moons Ago Monday

Kyle Foster, Reporter
September 27, 2013
Filed under Sports

In the early years Memorial Stadium was the place to be. The stadium was ranked in the top ten by ESPN for high school football venues. It isn’t just used for high school football. It’s used for soccer,boys and girls, and graduations for both school and every other year the schools switch off for...

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