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Ski teams ready to hit the slopes

Coach Phil Nimmo is looking to both the boys and girls' ski teams to finish near the top of their division. "Our boys have been finishing near the top of the Division the past few seasons and I expect that to continue since we are returning so many skiers," Nimmo said....more >>
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Wildcat bowling teams ready to strike

According to Coach J.R. Lafnear, "the high school bowling team is excited about this season." The boys' varsity is "talented and experienced," said Lafnear and they expect to "compete at a very high level this year....more >>
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Swim team works day-to-day to rebuild

Due to the strength that wa lost in last year's senior class and a couple of athletes that didn't return this season, Head Coach Jackie Rank said this year is a rebuilding season for the boys' varsity swim & dive team....more >>
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Cheer team continues to get stronger

eader Staff Writer The varsity competitive cheer team has continued to get stronger every year and this year is no exception, according to Head Coach Shari Russell. "With 16 athletes returning from last competitive season, we are confident we will be at the top of our game," Russell said....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.