Sunday , 22 October 2017

Dylan Derryberry

Soccer Spotlight: Lionettes Defeat Pearce to Advance in Playoffs

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It may have been an 80-minute game, but Coach Alex Pantarotto told the McKinney High Lionettes that if they wanted to walk away with the win, they were going to need to win the second half. It didn’t matter that they were down 1-0 to Richardson Pearce. It didn’t matter that they had fought in an extra game just to ...

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Square Off: Saying Goodbye

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In its final taping, Square Off thanks the citizens of McKinney for their support and discusses the importance of local media.

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4A Soccer Playoffs Begin: North Girls Win, Boys Eliminated

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The McKinney North girls soccer team had become accustomed to running the score up. Aside from the team’s only district loss to Prosper on March 7, which ended 1-0, the Lady Bulldogs racked up 34 points in their last five regular season games, even defeating Anna 10-0 in their final game last Tuesday. North’s high-scoring gameplay didn’t come as easy ...

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Lionettes Beat Plano Senior to Win Soccer Playoff Berth

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It had been a season of ties for the McKinney High Lionettes soccer team. They hadn’t made a point in three games, they ended their season in a tie against McKinney Boyd, which tied them for fourth place in the district with Plano Senior High as well as for most ties in the season with six each. The ties, although ...

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Square Off: Judge a School by its Character, Not its Cover Page

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This week Matt and Sara welcome the warm weather as well as Sunshine Week, discuss McKinney’s media-friendly Johnny Quinn, and why those looking to move to McKinney should focus on all three high schools’ unique nature.

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Boyd-MHS Girls Soccer Teams Finish Regular Season With Scoreless Tie

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With 15:49 left to play, it was hard to discern which was louder: the crowd’s reaction to a close goal or the clang off the middle post after Lionettes junior midfielder Lauren Neely missed the free-kick from 14 yards out. It was McKinney High’s closest chance at snagging the win after junior forward Kathy Millar was illegally taken down on ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Pressing Onward, 10 Years Later

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The population of McKinney in 2004 was 88,161 and 10 years later that number has nearly doubled to 143,223. Although McKinney continues to grow exponentially every year, during 2004 the city decreased by four citizens. Four members of its community would never to return to see how much the city has grown, how booming the local economy is and how McKinney ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: A Team of Bulldogs Will Never Forget Their Brothers

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McKinney North High School opened its doors to a single freshman class. The large school felt empty to those in attendance, but with no upperclassmen, they were seniors for four years. The small student population was led by an even smaller group of football players who spent upwards of 10 hours a day with one another between classes, workouts and ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Those Closest to Austin York Find Faith in His Memories

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While many of our yearbooks are collecting dust in our attics next to our rarely worn Letterman jackets, Lynard Barbosa’s 2003 book gets an annual reread every March. The small collection of class photos and sports stories symbolize one of the few ways he can still connect to his old friends, no matter how far they have grown apart since ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Selfs Search for Happiness That `34′ Would Have Wanted

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Those who knew Matt Self distinctly remember two things: his piercing blue eyes and his love for his family. These two qualities made Matt quite popular among his classmates, but it was his devotion to those in his life that makes everyone smile fondly when they remember him. “He never met a stranger. Even after his death, I still had ...

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