Wrestling team takes on shortened but demanding season

Brooke WomackStaff Writer Unlike some of the other sports taking place right now, wrestling is a full contact sport.  So also unlike the other sports, they have specialized rules. The only time wrestlers have to social distance and wear a mask is when they aren’t wrestling.  While on the mat, all CDC guidelines are forgotten.   Continue reading “Wrestling team takes on shortened but demanding season”

Swimmers overcome lack of home pool

Brooke WomackStaff Writer Swimming can be a challenging sport to participate in at Sandy since there isn’t a pool at the high school.  In fact they have to use Barlow’s pool.   “The pool is decent.  It’s no five star facility but a pool is a pool and I’m not gonna complain when our school doesn’tContinue reading “Swimmers overcome lack of home pool”

New coach guides young boys basketball team

Brooke WomackStaff Writer This basketball season hasn’t come with much change to the rules compared to other seasons.  They have to wear masks and sanitize the balls every half but overall it’s still the same sport at the root.  This year’s basketball team, although normal in size, doesn’t have a senior filled team like lastContinue reading “New coach guides young boys basketball team”

Summer blockbusters return as Sandy Cinema re-opens

Brooke WomackStaff Writer With more and more people being vaccinated everyday, more businesses are opening back up.  One of those places is the Sandy Cinema.  This can be exciting news for movie lovers as the last time the theaters were open was March 2020. “One of the last movies I remember seeing is ‘The CallContinue reading “Summer blockbusters return as Sandy Cinema re-opens”

Allinger, Tammad to lead ASB in 2021-22

Brooke WomackStaff Writer The ASB council votes are in and junior Ashley Allinger will be president. Junior Becca Tammad will be the vice president. “I’ve always had a desire to lead the school and influence people.  There is so much opportunity at Sandy and so many unheard voices.  So now that I’m the president IContinue reading “Allinger, Tammad to lead ASB in 2021-22”

OSAA issues much-needed mask update

Brooke WomackStaff Writer New rules regarding masks during certain sports were adopted  last week by the OSAA.   Track athletes, such as throwers, jumpers and distance runners are now allowed to compete without masks.  Sprinters must continue to wear them but are allowed to let them fall down while running. “When you run you tend toContinue reading “OSAA issues much-needed mask update”

Boys track team prepares for Districts

Brooke WomackStaff Writer With mask mandates changing for competitions during track, players are very excited for the meets to come as well as new track Coach Caleb Stringer. “I ran the 1500 last meet and I can say from experience that it’s terrible to run with a mask, so I’m glad the regulations are atContinue reading “Boys track team prepares for Districts”

Boys tennis team heavy with upperclassmen

Brooke WomackStaff Writer Although tennis competes as an individual and team sport, they aren’t counting team wins this year.  However the boys tennis team did get something to be considered a win with the new guidelines.   Tennis is allowed to compete without masks during matches if they are playing singles.  Although it isn’t everyone, it’sContinue reading “Boys tennis team heavy with upperclassmen”

Newcomers fill girls tennis team roster

Brooke WomackStaff Writer Similar to boys tennis, girls tennis is required to stay six feet apart when possible and not shake hands after matches. “Personally, I don’t think the new guidelines change the way tennis is played that much.  And I’m super thankful for that!” sophomore Julie Twist said. This year’s tennis team is almostContinue reading “Newcomers fill girls tennis team roster”

Girls track team adjusts to social distancing

Brooke WomackStaff Writer At the start of the track season, all athletes were required to wear masks at all times.  However, after an incident at Summit High School athletes are now allowed to pull their masks down while competing in their event. “I’m super happy to be able to play and be back in competitions,Continue reading “Girls track team adjusts to social distancing”