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East sophomore and right fielder Krystalin Wagner batting against Simon Kenton ending in a 16-4 Thunderhawk loss.

Overhand to Underhand

Macie Manzardo, Staff Contributor June 1, 2023

STORY MACIE MANZARDO | PHOTOGRAPHY USED WITH PERMISSION | INFOGRAPHIC CARA RAIFORD At 14, Krystalin Wagner steps up to bat. Now she hears the familiar snarky comments made by the parents around her. She...

Lena and Greg James prepare for their upcoming meet together, on and off the track.

Twins on Track

Leah Arnett, Staff Contributor June 1, 2023

STORY LEAH ARNETT | PHOTOGRAPHY AND INFOGRAPHIC CARA RAIFORD Sitting in class, they would count down the minutes until recess. Once the bell rang, the two fifth graders bolted outside of Winton Woods...

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) during a game against Vanderbilt on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

Bowl Guide 2022-2023

January 10, 2023

Moving up

Moving up

Audrey Allen, Business Manager December 8, 2022

STORY Audrey Allen PHOTOGRAPHY AUDREY ALLEN | INFOGRAPHIC COLIN KUNZ The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) announced the new divisional breakdown using enrollment data provided by the Ohio...



Ezri Colpi, Culture Editor December 5, 2022

STORY EZRI COLPI PHOTOGRAPHY ANDIE MADDING | INFOGRAPHIC RILEY GROSNICKLE In a small high school classroom, two opponents sit at a desk, facing each other in a battle of the minds. Carefully, a set...

Under the watch of veteran coach Scott Fetzer, East wrestlers follow their new safety protocols during practice by sticking to one opponent and spacing out on the mat.

Athletes Take On the Pandemic

Mary Barone January 20, 2021

story by Mary Barone | photography by Cassandra Mueller Coaching high school sports is full of unseen pressures - parents, scholarships, and unrelenting competition. However, for East boys varsity coach...

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There’s Always Next Year

April 20, 2020

story by Brayden Barger | photography by Rebecca Breland | art by Abbie Westendorf The atmosphere was electric. East students and members of the pep band packed one side of the Cintas Center while Beavercreek...

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Back With a Bang

April 2, 2020

story by Josie McKain | photography by Andrew Marshall Against Hamilton in January, the game was neck and neck as East had struggled to score in a defensive battle. As the clock ticked down towards zero...

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On the Rise

March 22, 2020

story by Mason Wise | photography by Andrew Marshall The Boys Wrestling team gathers inside the East wrestling room to prepare for their Monday practice. However, this is not just any routine Monday practice....

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Orange Out for Dragonfly

February 29, 2020

story by Hannah Fuller | photography by Riley Higgins As the buzzer for the 2020 East versus West basketball game sounded in the East gymnasium, the scoreboard read the winner of the game, but the real...

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34 With the Score

February 12, 2020

story by Drew Bachman | photography by Riley Higgins Everyone in the gym knew he was going to get the ball. With 11 seconds left and the game on the line, everyone, right down to the scoreboard operator,...

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Put a Pin In It

January 30, 2020

story by Jake Ratliff | photography by Andrew Marshall The East wrestling team walks out onto the mats of Mason High School as one of the ten schools at the 2020 Mason Wrestling Invitational. Around 200...

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