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Serena Williams' last Hurrah
BY RUBY WINGET
STUDENT LIFE INSIDE EDITOR
On September 2nd, Serena Willaims hung up her tennis racket and officially retired from competitive tennis at the age of 40 years old. She lost to Ajla Tomljaovic in the third round of women's singles in the US Open.
She also played in the doubles tournament with her sister Venus but they were sadly defeated in the first round by another pair of sisters. The sisters first gained the tennis community when Venus at the age of 12 went 60-0 on the juniors circuit.
The two sisters would practice on the community courts in Compton and were coached by their dad Richard. Serena really didn't get attention until she went pro at the age of 14 in 1995. This was on the heels of her sister Venus who went pro just one year before.
When she came on to the scene, she immediately dominated. She won her first Grand slam in 1999 when she defeated Swiss legend Martina Hingis in straight sets. The next year at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Williams sisters won the gold medal in women's doubles.
Serena has won 4 gold medals in her career, 3 in doubles with her sister and one in singles. Serena has also won 73 individual titles and 23 grand slams in her career with her last grand slam win being in 2017. She has won the most female Grand slam titles in Open era history. She was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end number 1 five times.
In 2017, she gave birth to her daughter Alexis and went on hiatus two focus on being a mom. She has played here and there since then but only won one tournament since having her daughter in 2020 in Australia.
In her 26 year long career, Serena has completely shaped the game of Tennis and brought it to the world stage. Now that the Williams sisters are retired, will tennis go back into obscurity or will a new star step up and take the spotlight? Only time will tell.
12 Things that have happened since Serena Williams started playing competitive and noteworthy Tennis:
SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT!
BY KENADY PARKIN
Corner Canyon cheer is an outstanding program built up of 37 amazingly talented, hardworking girls. They have dedicated themselves and put in countless hours of work to better themselves, as well as the team. Cheer is an all year sport, we practice early in the mornings all summer long, the dedication really shines through as everyone shows up day after day ready to work as hard as they can to get ready for competition season, and continue to work in and outside of practices on their own to make themselves the best that they can be.
We have some of the kindest, funniest and most caring people that you will ever meet, no matter what, they are always asking if there is something that they can do to make you feel better. They make sure that the other girls on the team, and their friends outside of the team always feel cared about and loved.
Alongside the girls, we have 4 amazing coaches, Whitney Lunt, Kyler Schofield, Bria Bowthorpe, and Sydney Jensen, as well as our amazing Tech and Gameday coach Steph Sampson, that have also put in countless amounts of hours to help us be the very best that we can be. They push us to our limits and show us how incredible that we can be. They make sure that we are always doing our best and that even outside of cheer they are making sure we are doing ok. We truly love our coaches for everything that they do for us and all that they have pushed us to accomplish!
Corner Canyon cheer is currently ranked #3 out of all the high school cheer teams in the entire nation. This team truly is one of a kind with its girls, coaches, and talent. Shooting for that #1 spot in the nation this year, catch this team in Florida for Nationals, February 2023!!
In the spotlight!
Lauren is such a light on our team! She is always so positive and always checks in on everybody and makes sure they are doing OK! She is so funny and always makes everyone laugh with her silly jokes! Lauren is such a hard worker and such an amazing backspot! She takes feedback well and uses it to make herself better! She is a senior this year and we will miss her so much!
Life THROUGH the eyes of a cross country runner
By stella cianflone
Cross Country runners have lots of unique rituals, routines, and healthy habits, so we decided to go around and get the inside scoop on what it takes to be an athlete representing Corner Canyon High School. We asked questions relating to pre-workout meals, warmups/stretches, future plans, awards, and physique maintenance. This interview took place Saturday, September 3, at Lakeside Park in Orem.
9th grader Ryan Etherington says that before his meets, he listens to music to set his mood and has Gatorade and some trail mix for a snack. His coach tells him to eat healthy so he can feel the benefits and perform better. He wants to go to BYU, and started Cross Country in 8th grade because his friends were doing it. His reason to keep going is to make the effort worth it. He runs for about 1 hour every day.
Connor Whatcott, a senior, said that before his race, he eats Grandma Sycamore's white bread the night before and does a 2-mile warmup along with dynamic stretches. He started racing in 3rd grade and got his inspiration from watching the Olympics. To maintain his physique, he runs 60-70 miles per week in the summer along with some weight training.
Seniors Jackie Andrewson and Mckenna Waung and Sophomore Rylie Perry prefer bland foods before a race and warm up with small sprints. Andrewson started Freshman year because of her brothers and is glad that she stuck with it. Cross Country became a new hobby for Perry during the Covid lockdown.
Even though all these players each have their own ways of mentally and physically preparing for a race, they all like to get together with their team beforehand for moral support. Cross Country requires a lot of teamwork, and every racer plays a role in the final results. It takes dedication, time, commitment, and confidence to succeed in this sport.
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The Corner Canyon winners for each race category:
Senior Boys 5K
Isaac Branch: 27th
Junior Girls 5K:
Addison Hoopes: 1st
Kayla Perry: 7th
Lindsey Glod: 13th
Annika Gilson: 14th
Rebeka Glod: 22nd
Lisa Hastings: 36th
Brooklyn Lemon: 56th
Haylee Webb: 59th
Kate wing: 79th
Ava Lindman: 82th
Junior Boys 5K:
Dylan Kemp: 57th
Noah Gibbs: 152nd
Nicholas Bassani: 157th
Noah Henstrom: 228th
Mason Bean: 231st
Varsity Girls Elite 5K:
Courtney Madsen: 16th
Paige Rhoads: 21st
Anna Nelson: 30th
Aubrey Wahlquist: 43rd
Charly Murie: 51st
Jackie Andrewson: 53rd
Laureli Edmunds: 66th
Varsity Boys Elite 5K:
Jeff Lewis: 11th
Connor Whatcott: 14th
Grayson Milne: 23rd
Darren Randall: 51st
Phin Mayer: 61st
Erick Yuan: 92nd
Brandon Smith: 143rd
Soph Girls 5K:
Kenzie Randall: 4th
Ava Brinkerhoff: 7th
Kenna Wong: 14th
Riley Perry: 40th
Soph Boys 5K:
Carter Tomaszewski: 63rd
Zeke Adams: 131st
Roman Lambert: 238th
Nick Hurley: 297th
Frosh Girls 5K:
Allie Wahlquist: 45th
Clarissa Gilson: 55th
Ivy West: 57th
Karalee Lemon: 81st
Grace Christenen: 87th
Sydney Macfarlane: 102nd
Frosh Boys 5K:
Ryan Etherington: 1st
Cooper Moore: 14th
Kolby Cotterell: 32nd
Zach Lewis: 67th
Sean Seely: 104th
Aiden Messerian: 105th
Carter Kenworthy: 181st
ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: MADDY TAGGART
BY AFTON MILNE
SPORTS MANAGING EDITOR
Maddy Taggart is an exceptional varsity racer on the Mountain Biking and Track and Field teams. She is a senior this year at Corner Canyon. Maddy loves mountain biking because it is “a lot of fun, the impressive team, and it is right in my backyard.” She also enjoys this sport she can do her whole life.
Her goals for this season of Mountain Biking are to push herself to do her best and always do better. Her favorite parts of the sport are “the downhill and the competition.”
Last year, she was on the podium every race and came in 10th at state. In her last race, she podiumed at 4th. Her training is intense. She goes on rides 6 days a week, lasting 1-2 hours between the months of June- October. Before each race, Maddy goes to Noodles and Company the night before to get her carbs in. Then on race day she warms up 40 minutes before her race and listens to music. Her Mountain Biking pump-up song is “Numb/Encore” by Jay Z and Linkin Park.
Maddy’s love for Track began when her brother made her join the team. She then found that she is passionate about this sport. She participates in the 100 and 300 meters hurdles, 4x400 meters, and 4x200 meters. Her goals for Track are to “run in college and to run fast times this year.”
Her favorite parts of Track are seeing improvements, the team, the competition, and last but not least, “when all the boys take their shirts off at practice.”
Last season, Maddy won region for 300 hurdles, her 4x400 team won state, and came in 8th for the state 300 hurdles 6A race.
Her training for Track is equally as intense as her training for Mountain Biking. She runs 6 days a week from November to May. Maddy’s prerace rituals are putting her hair in braids - the most important ritual - warming up 25 minutes before her race, and then shaking and slapping her legs. Her pump-up song for Track is “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.
Ultimately, Maddy loves the competitive energy of sports. She is amazing at every sport but she is sensational at biking and running.
What's in you bag?
BY CAL TAGGART
What do you need to be prepared for games, practices, and scrimmages? Here are the most popular items in a team members bag:
Girls Soccer so far
BY AIDAN HUGHES
Corner canyon rises to a solid 5-8 record and with 2 games left has the chance to go home with a solid 7-8 record. Unfortunately for the Chargers, those last two games will pit them against the 8-7 Pleasant Grove Vikings and the 14-0 Lone Peak Knights. Both games will be hard-fought for the Corner Canyon girls, but if they can take away two more wins they'll be in a solid position for a playoff run.
SOCCER PUT SIMPLY
BY CAL TAGGART
Not sure how soccer works? Here's a quick rundown. Soccer is a team sport consisting of eleven players on the field. With positions like goal keeper, defense, mid field, and attacker. The team works together to get the most goals over the other team while making sure their opponents don't score on them. If the game is tied by the end of the four quarters of the game the teams go into penalty kicks and the most goals determines the winners.
Girls soccer since CC Became a 6A school
BY AIDAN HUGHES
In 2018, Corner Canyon dominated the 5A girls soccer playoffs; doubling, tripling, and quadrupling their opponent's points every matchup. Since then Corner Canyon has become a 6A school and is seemingly unable to match up with the tougher competition. Since the switch, Corner Canyon has been in eliminated twice in the quarterfinals and was eliminated last year in the second round. The team is working hard to get back to their former dominance, but so far, with a 30% win rate, it's not looking to good. Will the girls be able to rally their strength and exhibit the same dominance we saw in 2018? Only time will tell.
Girls soccer 2021 recap & UPDATE
BY CAL TAGGART
Last year the girls varsity soccer team had seven wins, ten losses, and one tie. These scores put them fourth in their 6A region 4 division. So far this year the girl's have two wins and five losses, however they still have eight more games to turn the scores around and place them higher in the division. Let's go chargers!
interview with coach
mountain biking up and spinning
BY HANNAH GRAY
HEADLINE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR
Corner Canyon’s Mountain Biking Teams raced in 90+ degree weather that seemed much hotter throughout each race, at least until the sun went down and the air finally began to cool up on top of Eagle Mountain, the location of the race.
We had multiple bikers that placed on the podium, our JV girls taking 4th and 5th, then the freshman girl taking 3rd and 2nd, with our boys taking 4th and 2nd! Such amazing skills and grit were seen on the grueling trails that afternoon into the evening.
Way to go Chargers, way to represent!
Many friends and family members were proud to be present on Saturday to congratulate their racers in doing their best for such a difficult course.
Although it was close to home, Eagle Mountain still seemed to give our Teams a hard time, but they all pulled through greatly in the end, finishing their races and even some of them placing on the podium!
Be sure to congratulate them students, we have very promising bikers!
The students who placed are as follows:
Brooklyn Bailey in 4th place for JV girls along with Alyssa Meadows in 5th, then we have Lauren Montague and Ella Balls taking 3rd and 2nd for Freshmen girls, and finally Jacob Hamblin and Bryce Flamm taking 4th and 2nd for the Freshmen boys!
CCHS MTB STILL GOING STRONg
BY HANNAH GRAY
HEADLINE NEWS AND CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
After another grueling race, the Corner Canyon Mountain Biking teams are still killing it. There were of course some struggles, but that’s part of making it to the top… of the mountain that is such a competitive sport! Still, Corner Canyon is number 1 in overall points for now! Way to go Chargers, keep it up!
We’ve got students on the podium from varsity girls - Maddy Taggart - freshman girls - Lauren Montague and Morgan Taggart - JV boys - Ethan Shirey and Alec Barnes.
Spotlight on those students - including some amazing highlights. Not to forget how Brennon Pena got a flat on the first race two weeks ago, only to go from last to first for this second race! What a ride, way to go Brennon! We also have Joe Hansen who won both varsity races - widely considered one of the best high school racers!
"Your best is all that you can do."
- LILLY WATTS
POSTED 9/21/2022 BY HANNAH GRAY
GIRLS TENNIS'S GOT THE "LOVE"
The Corner Canyon Girls Tennis Team only has five more regular matches. This week they play Morgan and American Fork. After that they only have region matches and state left. This past weekend on Friday they played in the Provo Invitational at Timpview and Provo High Schools. Varsity took 4th overall and JV took 3rd.
TENNIS ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT:
OLIVIA MUIR is a junior on the GIRLS TENNIS TEAM at Corner Canyon.
*Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
*She loves to hangout with her friends, listen to music, and read!
*One of the biggest things she loves about being on the tennis team is the environment and being able to practice with so many fun people.
*Personal goal: start hitting harder. She is pretty accurate with her shots but hopes to grow and become more consistent with how hard she is hitting.
Hole in One: When the Player hits the ball from the tee directly into the hole in one stroke
Par: This is the expected number of strokes that is expected of a player to make it to the hole
Birdie: This is when the player does one stroke less than the par
Bogey: Opposite from a birdie, when the player makes one more stroke than the par
Double Bogey: When the player takes 2 more strokes than the par
Eagle: A score of 2 under on any given hole
BOYS GOLF TAKES THE GREEN
AUGUST 22: the Corner Canyon boys golf team lost in the Lone Peak Invitational.
"I love swim team and I am so excited to get the season started!!!"
Rocky Smith, Captain
Aye Aye Captain
Drum roll please, Corner Canyon swim captains have been announced. Your 2022-2023 Swim Captains are:
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SKYRIDGE FALLS TO CHARGERS, 21-17
BINGHAM BLASTED BY CHARGERS
CCHS (24) V WEST JORDAN (25) FOOTBALL
Pioneers Wrangle the Chargers
BY KENADY PARKIN
The Friday night football game this past week was incredible! Even with an unfortunate loss of 24-25, our football team played their hardest and did an amazing job!
Corner Canyon football games are truly something else, with the support of the fans, community, and our outstanding student section they are an incredible experience for all who come. Corner Canyon has one of the best student sections around! Everyone participates in the theme of each game and everyone is friendly to each other!
Our parents are also fabulous, everyone talks to everyone and makes watching games fun for everyone!
Our football team has such amazing players that are always positive no matter what the outcome is, no matter what is going on they are always on the sidelines cheering each other on, the players have each other's backs and are always positive towards each other.
I have been able to observe this while cheering on the sidelines, it is incredible to hear how many of them are always hyping one another up and making sure that they are all ok, encouraging them all to keep going.
“Every single one of these players on this team are like brothers to me, I love and treat all of them like brothers...I will forever be grateful that I got to be a part of this team.” - Football Player
I got a chance to talk to one of them after this Friday's game and they said, “every single one of these players on this team are like brothers to me, I love and treat all of them like brothers and always will, being apart of this team I have created bonds with them that I will take with me even after I have graduated. I will forever be grateful that I got to be a part of this team.” This quote is amazing, it tells us just how much every one of the players love each other and how much they care for each other.
I think that this coming season is going to be a good one and am excited to see how it goes!
Charger Fans' Favorite Parts of Friday Football Games
September Varsity Football Schedule:
August 26th @ Bingham High School
RESULTS: Varsity team won 38 - 28
September 2nd @ West Jordan High School
RESULTS: Varsity team won 47 - 14
September 9th @ Home vs Lehi High School
RESULTS: Varsity team lost 24 - 25
September 16th @ Home vs American Fork High School
RESULTS: Varsity team won 35 - 14
September 23rd @ Skyridge High School
RESULTS: Varsity team won 21 - 17
September 30th @ Home vs Westlake High School
September Sophomore Football Schedule:
September 29th @ Home vs Westlake High School
September Junior Varsity Football Schedule:
September 29th @ Westlake High School
football players have heart
BY NORAH KOSOROK
EDITOR FOR SCIENCE/TECH
I did an anonymous interview with some of the nice Sophomore football players and one said the sweetest thing:
When asked what his favorite and least favorite teams to play against were, he said;
"My favorite is playing the game I love and being around all the players. I don't have a least favorite team to play against."
Position: Outside Linebacker
Pregame ritual: Take nap
Goals: Win state and get offers
FOOTBALL ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: