East Hickman Lady Eagles have had an outstanding basketball 2016-2017 season. All of the girls have stuck together, working toward defeating rival schools.
The Lady Eagles season ended with the first regional game against Giles county. The process was filled with much anticipation. Sadly, the ladies did not win against their rivals. The final score was a hard fought 49-38.
The Lady Eagles have displayed much potential throughout the season. As a total, the female team has had 20 wins and only 12 losses. This record is EHHS’s best record in its history! Giving her opinions, Blair King, a member of the Lady Eagles, provides information about the team and its success. “There is a really strong bond between everyone on the team, and most of the time, we work well together.” She goes on to further state how they ended up showing success through the season. “We did practice a lot and work hard even if we didn’t win every time.” In all, the team worked well together and stayed committed in every game under the direction of coaches Nick Simmons, Aaron Taylor, and Leigha Coble.
East Hickman High School’s basketball teams practiced and worked hard to win games. One thought lingered: how do we get the student body more involved on home game nights? The answer: The Eagle Experience!
The Eagle Experience provided venues to have the students gather together and take part in activities after school before the home basketball games. These special events let students team up to work through challenging puzzles and answer perplexing trivia questions. The Eagle Experience took place during two different Fridays which had two types of activities set up for the students to play.
The Escape Game
The Escape Game was set up with many types of puzzles that led to players finding a way out of the room. Students teamed up and tried to fulfill the challenge. Player Olivia Plunkett gave some feedback on her team’s outcome. “My friends and I thought it would be fun to try it out..we all contrasted against each other…we didn’t even escape the room.” The Escape Room gave her and many others an idea on how to work as a team. “You definitely can’t work on your own,” Plunkett says, “Although, I would want to do it again!” Even though it was created as a fun game, the players still learned to work together and use their minds. Other teams tackled and made their way out of the The Escape Room by relying on each other’s strengths and knowledge base to answer the clues.
A following Friday, Trivia Night was put into place. Students were to band together and make teams for an activity to test their knowledge. A fellow student, Paige King, was a part of the event and told of her accounts. “The activity sounded fun and interesting. I immediately started looking for people for my team.” King, sadly, had troubles with forming a team. “Everyone would cancel on me, but eventually, I ended up with a team at the very last minute.” She mentions some positive things about the event. King states, “It was pretty fun even though we (probably) got in last place!” With the wide array of trivia knowledge, this activity tied in with the Escape Game; in both experiences, players needed to work as a team and use their minds to their advantage.
The Eagle Experience helped students become interactive with the school before basketball games. In addition to the fun, these events and games let students practice some important skills, such as working together as a group and time management.
The Senior class does a wonderful job pulling on the heartstrings with their rendition of It’s a Wonderful Life. Gus Gilreath as George Bailey plays his role with emotion and a bit of Jimmy Stewart from the original movie classic. Peyton Couch embodies his role as the despicable Potter so well that the audience wants to cry out, “No!” when he palms the profit from the unknowing and bumbling Uncle Billy played by Cameron Woodard.
The nostalgic and warm music during the scene changes saturates the auditorium and allows the audience to slow down, think, remember, and feel during this holiday season!
Pictures taken by Eagle’s Eye staff reporter, Leah Tidwell.
White-Out! This was the theme of the basketball season opener. On this balmy November day, it is difficult to image white out conditions in the weather; however, both basketball teams blinded the opposition on the court this past Tuesday night! Girls’ final score was 43-16 while the boys’ team ended with a score of 62-29! Great start to the season!
The Eagle’s Eye Newspaper staff will be hosting aFestival of the Infected. Come release your inner zombie. Participate in the ZombOlympics, compete in the Face-off special effects make-up contest, and watch the retro classic, Night of the Living Dead.
Tickets will be on sale Monday, Oct. 31st through Thursday, Nov. 3rd for $5 at the top of the Grand Hall stairs. You must buy a ticket in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Signed parent permission forms must be turned in to purchase a ticket.
Form your 4-person teams for the ZombOlympics and sign up for the Face-off contest when you purchase your ticket. Concessions will be available at the event.
The 2016 Homecoming Olympics and Pep Rally was the best I’ve seen. While spending the day taking pictures, I saw so much hype among classes. The Freshman lost in 4th place while Sophomores and Juniors tied for 2nd;the Seniors won 1st place. No matter the scores, school spirit was definitely displayed.
This was Homecoming week for the East Eagles. Sadly, the Eagles did not score throughout the game. During game week, spirits were at an all-time high, and even though they lost, they still put up one heck of a fight.