BHS Insight

What’s it Like To Be An NFL Cheerleader?

Graciella Arrascue, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Filed under Sports

During her senior year at Barnstable High School in 1981 Ellen Botello decided to try out for the cheerleading team and made it; she had been a gymnast her whole life. After school, Botello moved to California. Her roommate encouraged...

Hit Your Head Hard? Don’t Take It Lightly

Lilly Mathieu, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Filed under Sports

Last May, I experienced a “minor” concussion, an injury far too familiar in high school sports. It was quick strike of the metal boom to my head in a high school sailing race, yet it left me with debilitating symptoms for...

Switching Up Sports

Liisa Aalto, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Filed under Sports

It is common for BHS student athletes to play multiple sports. However, it is less common for a coach to coach multiple sports. Ross Jatkola is the head coach for both Varsity Football and Girls Varsity Basketball. Jatkola was...

Switching Up Sports

Liisa Aalto, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

Filed under Sports

It is common for BHS student athletes to play multiple sports. However, it is less common for a coach to coach multiple sports. Ross Jatkola is the head coach for both Varsity Football and Girls Varsity Basketball. Jatkola was...

It’s Time to Recheck Checking

Liisa Aalto, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

At the 2015 Associated Press Sports Editors’ annual commissioners meeting, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated that using a woman’s name to insult a player’s performance is acceptable. Little girls are told they have...

Senior Carly Whiteside Gets Ready for UVM

Caroline Oakley, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

Filed under Sports

On Monday Nov. 19 Senior Carly Whiteside committed to the University of Vermont for basketball. Whiteside, who is 6’, 2”, has played the sport since third grade, and has loved it ever since. “I was always tall” said Whiteside,...

Why They Coach

Andrew Botolino, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Filed under Sports

From the stands during game day, the coach is simply the head of the team, and their job is lead that team in their quest for victory—but behind the Ws and Ls is much, much more than can simply be measured by the f...

Pre-Game Rituals

Molly McNulty, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

Filed under Sports

Every time an athlete puts on his/her jersey, steps on the field or court and plays, they are representing their team, themselves and their school. The time leading up to a game is a period of energy, determination and a test...

Injury Doesn’t Stop O’Toole

Kayla Jorgensen, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

Filed under Sports

Despite being injured for the past year, junior Ben O’Toole shows remarkable dedication to the Boy’s Cross Country team by attending every practice and meet even if he isn’t running. Some people are often hesitant to participate...

What’s The Word?

Lilly Mathieu, Features Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Sports

What’s the word in Massachusetts? It’s not just last week’s Pats game, in fact, there’s been a lot more talk about high school sports games than one may think. Since its creation in January 2017, Instagram account...

More Than Just a Game

Olivia Berler, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports

  For the players, the coaches, and the spectators, the energy that surrounds a ginormous athletic stadium during a professional game or competition is unlike any other. Whether due to a tragedy, a natural disaster, helping...

Renovate and Refresh

Mackenzie Connor, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports

After years of wear and tear on Barnstable High School sports facilities, athletic director Scott Thomas decided to create a “Master Field Plan Improvement.” This initial layout contains the expected design of future athletic...

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