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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Haven Field Hockey

Abby Malarkey, Caroline Zidek, ‘19, Staff Writers

October 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

This year of Strath Haven Field Hockey is off to a great start; with it’s large number of 40 girls, it is bound to be a great season! The girls have recently taken part in a central league tournament, held at Avon Grove, and came out undefeated. This success that the varsity team had was just the kick...

Fantasy Football from the Perspective of Someone Who Doesn’t Really Know How Football Works

Chris Schmucki, '18, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Quarterback! Wide receiver! Running back! Touchdown! Interception! Kickoff! Field goal! Fumble! Sack! Down! These words pretty much amalgamate my vocabulary in football. For the past two years, I have been taking part in Fantasy Football leagues without really knowing much about the sport. I distinctly...

Philly Sports on the Rise

Ian Guilday, '19, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

For the last few years, Philadelphia sports teams have been considered the laughing stocks of national sports teams. However, with the start of the NFL season, and the arrival of the NBA season on the horizon, the outlooks are more hopeful than in seasons past. For example, not having been in the playoffs...

CTE and Brain Damage in the NFL

Connor McCambridge, '19, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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As the frequency of studies examining brain injury in recent years has increased, it has become clear that football is unquestionably a risky sport to partake in. Even with rule changes in the NFL attempting to protect players from injury, there are still countless concussions each year, many of which...

Haven Golf

Ryan Krouse, '19, Editor

October 12, 2017


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The golf team has a very talented group that will likely contend for the Central League title in 2017. Leading the team are the senior captains Ben Newlon and Lauren Butscher who are both returning district qualifiers. Sophomores Kevin Smith and David Merz were also district qualifiers as freshmen last...

Haven Cross Country

Ian Guilday, '19, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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The boys cross country team is looking to have a successful season under second year coach,Glenn Venturini. There are some exciting changes to the team including new assistant coach Steve Balmer, and an increase of runners from last year’s squad. Thirteen of the fifty-eight runners on the team are...

Carrying Out Preseason Goals

Nicole McNeely, '17, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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Strath Haven Women’s Lacrosse comes into play-offs knowing they need to do something different. The seniors understand this the most, as they have yet to win a playoff game in their career at Haven. Freshman year was a hard upset loss to Villa Marie, sophomore year to Merion Mercy, and last year headed...

Haven Boys’ Tennis Has Special Season

Justin Snyder, '17, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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This year Haven tennis had a yearunlike any other: the season that almostwasn’t. There were high expectations for Panther’s tennis going into the season, after only graduating Jeffrey Himmelstein the year before and having made a run to the second round of districts. A good start to the season turned...

Strath Haven’s Future College Athletes

Claire Van Duyne, '17, Editor-In-Chief

October 1, 2017


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As the seniors prepare for leaving the Strath Haven halls, many sports teams are left with another wave of successful athletes leaving their line ups. Therefore, with this year coming to a close it is ex- citing to look forward at where some of Strath Haven’s most impactful athletes are heading off...

Strath Haven Softball Success

Emily Lesher, '18, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


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For the past several years, it has been no secret that the softball team at Strath Haven has had a less-than-ideal record. The team has been outright mocked by other softball teams in the Central League. Even within the school, other sports teams at Ha- ven refer to the resident softball team as “a...

A Familiar Time for Sixers Fans

Ryan Krouse, '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


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In late May and early June, the average basketball fan is getting excited to see who will win NBA championship. However, as of late, the Philadelphia 76ers have not been in serious contention for anything related to the playoffs. The excitement of NBA fans in Philadelphia at this time of year has been...

Panther’s Baseball Makes a Statement

Ryan Krouse, '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 Strath Haven Panthers baseball team was forced to overcome many obstacles this year, and they still found a way to make the PIAA District 1 5A playoffs. Over the course of the season, the Panthers lost several key players to injuries, including two serious surgeries as well. However, the Panther...

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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