The Highlighter

New class on officiating to be taught at Heights

K.C. Pham, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Next year, the PE and athletic department is offering a new elective on officiating. This class would be taught by Dominick Dingle, the football coach with assistance from Michael Church, the athletic director. To take this class, students need teacher approval. Football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tr...

Volleyball wrap-up

Michaela Wagner, Reporter

November 11, 2019

This volleyball season has been a harrowing journey to say the least. With the season ending 6-30, it’s safe to say the team fought a hard battle each game, but sadly it wasn’t enough to come out victorious. However, the players did grow as a team and will continue to grow as the year rolls on. C...

Dylan Depperschmidt: Going Outside The Pocket

Dylan Depperschmidt: Going Outside The Pocket

Caylen Lowery, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Dylan "Lil Depp" Depperschmidt,  a 5'11 junior, is now put as an offensive project being put at starting QB at the beginning of this season. After losing two quarterback during the 2018-2019 regular season game against South high, Depperschmidt was next in line. "I felt like they put a lot of trust...

Senior Brooklyn Conrady provides leadership on tennis team

Senior Brooklyn Conrady provides leadership on tennis team

Ezekiel Aguilera, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Brooklyn Conrady is a member of the women's tennis team at Heights High School  Conrady said,“I really love playing on the team. This is my fourth year and every year we have a whole new team but we all become really close. It's a very chilled environment with all of us helping each other out....

Josh Sanders: The kid with a motor that just won’t stop running

Josh Sanders: The kid with a motor that just won’t stop running

Travon Profit, Sports Writer

October 9, 2019

Josh Sanders, the junior running back from Wichita Heights, has been turning heads despite the Falcons 2-3 start. Sanders currently has 890 yards on 95 carries with 11 scores on the year; he is only 35 yards away from passing last year's mark in three less games and on 22 fewer carries. “I feel ...

Coach White sets higher expectations for Volleyball

Coach White talks to Haley Powell during warmups.

Michaela Wagner

October 3, 2019

The Varsity Volleyball team has changed since last year, not just because of the new players or the improvement of returning players, but because of a change in coaching philosophy: such as a zero tolerance of bad attitudes. Varsity Coach, Rachel White-Mcquillan, or Coach Rachel, sat down for an intervi...

Padilla: Soccer is a family tradition

Estaban Padilla

Nadia Ibrahim

October 1, 2019

Esteban Padilla Profile Grade: 11 Sports: Soccer, wrestling Positions: Goalie, Right mid How long have you been playing soccer? “I have been playing soccer for about 10 years.” What kind of goals do you want to accomplish in soccer? “I would like to accomplish working together as a team and ...

Heights preps for Dodge City after loss to Bishop Carroll

Josh Sanders breaks loose for a long gain against the Maize South defense.

Caylen Lowery, Reporter

September 19, 2019

The Falcons, after falling 0-2 against GWAL rival Bishop Carroll, gets their first home game against the 2-0 team of Dodge City. Heights has had a rough start to their season, falling 40-24 to Maize South and 55-12 to Carroll.   Quarterback Dylan Depperschmidt says "Offensively, we got to our blocks reall...

Westling: BC v. Hts

Westling: BC v. Hts

February 5, 2019

Damion Robertson: Senior Soccer Player

Damion Robertson: Senior Soccer Player

November 7, 2018

Damion Robertson has been playing soccer for a long time now. Soccer has been the base of his High school career, which is coming to an end. Robertson plays midfield for Heights Varsity soccer team. He says he has been playing soccer since he was about 5 years old, his older brothers played which...

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