BHS Insight


Switching Up Sports

Liisa Aalto, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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...

Stand Out Star: Connor Higgins

Skylar Bowman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Attending hockey games is a common pastime for many BHS students, but what many don’t realize is that the starting goalie they are watching is actually a freshman. Conor Higgins started playing hockey at age five and transitioned...

Three Seniors Prove Their Strength Outside BHS

Hanna Marchesseault, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

BHS prides itself in it’s athletics. Always working to have the best teams possible, filled to the brim with the best players. Yet, some of our most talented athletes don’t even play for the school or even compete in a traditional...

Whidden’s Warriors

Joey Higginbotham, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

After Barnstable High School varsity football coach Chris Whidden was released from his coaching duties in December of 2017, there was a resounding statement from the players, fans, and residents of Barnstable who campaigned to...

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