The student newspaper of Strath Haven High School. The Panther Press is first and foremost a reflection of the opinions and interests of the student body. For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion. While we are bound by school policy (and funding), we will not render any article neutral, although individual points may be edited for obscene or inflammatory content. Finally, the articles published in the Panther Press do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or advisors.

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Obscure Sports: Goanna Pulling

Sam Snyder '14, Editor
January 23, 2014
Filed under Sports

Two men face each other across a line. Their hands are braced in opposition as they pull with all their might, locked in an epic battle of strength. Around their necks, a heavy leather strap joins the two men together. Each man is trying to pull the other across the dividing mark, a tug-of-war battle...

SHHS Women’s Basketball 2014

Julia Beck '14, and Bridget Scott '14, Staff Writers
January 23, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Lady Panthers are back at it again, and this time we are in it to win it! CATS GO CATS! With a 6-3 record so far, (3-1 in the Central League) the women’s basketball team is looking forward to an exciting and successful season. Led by Mr. Keaveney, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Reese, and Ms. Weiss, the team is...

Sochi 2014: What Russia Has to Offer

Sofia Moletteri '14, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under Sports

As is known, the 2014 Winter Olympics are rapidly approaching. It is finally that time again to grab a blanket and curl up in front of the television, snacks and excitement aplenty. We eagerly cheer for the USA as we admirably watch the pros and think, ‘Wow, I wish I could do that,’ or in some cases,...

Winter Olympics – Through the Years

Abby Marcus '14, Editor
January 23, 2014
Filed under Sports

As the 2014 Sochi Olympics are closing in, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable Winter Olympic moments through the years.   1968 Grenoble It is only seven years after the plane crash killed the U.S. figure skating team. American figure skater Peggy Fleming wins gold i...

Turkey Bowl

Sierra Matika, Staff Photographer
December 8, 2013
Filed under Front Page, Sports

Why We Run

Ellis Driscoll '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

I had someone ask me why I run cross country the other day. I just laughed it off and gave them an “I don’t know it’s terrible.” But then I thought about it more seriously. Why do I run? But to quote Sam Snyder’s article from the last paper: why do I “force [myself] to run five thousand...

MLS Playoffs

Drew Babin '15 and Ben Wolters
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

As the baseball season comes to an abrupt halt, it is easy to forget that playoff action may not be completely over.  The Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs kicked off on Wednesday, October 30th, with a  single win-or-go home game between the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids.  A sport on the rise...

Division Within the NBA

Nicholas Diefenbach '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

The way the NBA teams draft players is much different than the drafting system of both the MLB and the NFL.  In the case of baseball and football, the team with the worst record from the previous season obtains the first overall draft pick and so on.  The purpose is to preserve parity among the teams. ...

King vs. Riggs: A Battle of the Sexes

Sofia Moletteri '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

Just a few months ago marked the 40th year anniversary of “Battle of the Sexes,” indisputably one of the most famous tennis matches. On September 20th, 1973, Billie Jean King, a 29-year-old women’s tennis star, faced her somewhat chauvinistic opponent, 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, a former top-ranked...

Football Rundown

Brendan Ricciardi '17, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

The leading teams in Fantasy Football and the NFL thus far are The Denver Broncos (7-1) and The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0). The Broncos are led by fantasy super star Peyton Manning, who leads all quarterbacks in passing yards and passing touchdowns, and the Chiefs are led by mid-season MVP, Jamaal Charles...

Eagles Midseason Review

Brad Morbeck '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

As the halfway point of the NFL season draws near, Eagles fans have many reasons to be optimistic for the future, but also many areas of concern. The team was a complete wildcard coming into the year, as first-year coach Chip Kelly looked to revolutionize the NFL by bringing his fast-paced, college-oriented...

The student newspaper of Strath Haven High School. The Panther Press is first and foremost a reflection of the opinions and interests of the student body. For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion. While we are bound by school policy (and funding), we will not render any article neutral, although individual points may be edited for obscene or inflammatory content. Finally, the articles published in the Panther Press do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or advisors.
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