Spirit of the Pioneer

BHS Student Newspaper 2008-09

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Basketball Teams Dribble thru Another Year

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2009

The 2008-2009 basketball, team led by Coach Morrow, started conditioning after school began in August, which consisted of ball handling, transitions, and defensive drills during practice.

Keeping grades up is an important part of basketball. A 2.0 GPA average is required to stay an active player on the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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BHS Prancers Receive Recognition

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2009

By Taamasa Hyde and Halli Ray Taylor
Being on the dance team takes a lot of hard work, skill and dedication. This year, a group of girls gave one hundred and ten percent during all performances.


“Prancers try out in the spring for the following year. Tryouts consist of learning dances and perfecting skills including jumps, leaps, and turns. Students are selected for the team by out-of-town judges. Once the team is chosen, girls begin practicing for the following year. Mandatory practices and camps are held during the summer. Prancers perform for pep rallies, football and basketball games. They also compete at the AAA State Dance Competition held in the fall,” stated Mrs. Wilson, Prancer coach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Swim Team Hopeful for Next Season

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2009

By Jake Pitts
The Batesville Swim Team had been active this year, competing in meets and growing as a team. Team members include Andrew Cox, Catie Mitchell, and Jennifer Baker, along with four junior high students.


Sophomore Jennifer Baker commented, “We’re a small team. It’d be amazing if we could recruit more. Anyone interested should definitely join!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Pioneer Mascot History Revealed

Posted by Casey on April 22, 2008

By Casey Townsend, sophomore


Batesville’s athletic teams have been known as the Pioneers for as long as any of the students.  For most current students and teachers, the origin of the pioneer has been a mystery. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in April 2008, Entertainment, Sports | Leave a Comment »