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Dragons News · Photo of the Week: Student Council Hosts Districts


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On Wednesday, November 1, DHS Student Council held Districts at the DeSoto High School gym. About 1500 people attended the event from about 43 schools. The theme of this years districts was Cars the movie. Student Council members worked weeks on setting up this event. They created amazing props and transferred the gym to look like the Cars movie. This event teaches high school students about leadership and how they can help their school become better. Pictured here is Maggie Deaton (12) President of DHS Student Council. She was the emceed of the event.

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Dragons News · Event Recap: Week of October 28 – November 3


Saturday, Oct 28th

Coed Varsity Cross Country
District Cross Country Meet
N/A

Sunday, Oct 29th

No event results

Monday, Oct 30th

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 31st

No event results

Wednesday, Nov 1st

No event results

Thursday, Nov 2nd

No event results

Friday, Nov 3rd

No event results

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Dragons News · Photo of the Week: Red Ribbon Week


IMG_7911The week of October 23-27 was Red Ribbon Week. Everyday there was a different theme for students to dress up to. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to promote students to say no to alcohol and drugs. On Friday, October 27, the theme was Costume Day. Students came to school dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Pictured here is Sydney Aucutt (11) and Faith Ramsey (9) dressed up in their Halloween costume.

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Coed Varsity Cross Country · Chalk Talk: Cross Country Takes on Districts


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Over the years the boys and girls cross country team has been very successful, sending many of the runners to state. The DHS Cross Country runners have been working all season to be successful in districts. Districts were  this past weekend in Dexter, MO on Saturday, October 28. Coach Young had a few things to say with districts coming up.

Q: What are your expectations for Districts this week?

A: On the girls side I expect us to compete for a spot to go to state.  In cross country the top two teams at Districts get to move on to the state race the following weekend and we are talented enough to be one of those teams.  Festus, Herky, Potosi, and Cape Notre Dame all have great teams, but so do we.  Our top three runners (Sarah-Kate Peoples, Lillie Kaempfe, and Erika Mellor) should be in contention with all of the front runners and our 4-7 runners, know as “THE PACK”, (Jewell Kohler, Savannah Meyer, Kaitlyn McGinnitey, and Carli Roberts) will be right behind them taking each available position that they can.  If every one runs the race that I know that they can, we should do very well.

On the boys side I hope to improve on our position at Districts from last year.  Last year we finished 5th out of 10 teams and I think that we can do even better this year.  We only lost two runners off of our team from last year and all of our runners that remained have improved (Logan Sisson, Bailey McCoy, Chris Brooks, and Jared Gardner). On top of that we have had some great contributions from a couple of our new runners (Wyatt Radford, Dylan Shelton and Devin Thomeczek).  It will be extremely difficult to get a team to state on the boys side.  Our district is one of, if not the toughest districts in the entire state, but we have the talent to make some noise if we all run well.

Q: What has your team done to prepare for it?

A: On both sides, the girls and the boys, we have competed in every race that we have ran this year.  We had a great race last week at Clayton with several new personal records.  In addition to doing well in the last couple of meets that we have ran, all of these runners works extremely hard in practice.  Yesterday we had an exceptional workout and we will have another one on Thursday.  We also went down to the district course this past Saturday to check it out and get a feel for how the race should play out. They are all physically and mentally ready to go.  I can’t wait to see how the races turn out on Saturday.

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Coed Varsity Cross Country · Athlete of the Week; Logan Sisson


_MG_0794Logan Sisson is a senior on the DHS Cross Country team. Sisson has been running cross country for 5 years and has been on varsity for 4 years of his high school running career. Sisson also runs long distance events during the Track and Field season. When asked why he runs, Sisson replied with, “I run because I love to push my body to its limits and its ability. The atmosphere of the running community also keeps me around.” Sisson’s biggest motivators were his coaches, Coach Young and Coach Pope. Sisson mentioned in his interview, “My coaches were the ones that persuaded me to run and pushed me to get better over the years.” Sisson finished his season with a P.R. of 17 minutes and 51 seconds for the 5k distance.


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Dragons News · What’s Trending? Fall Sports Come to an End


What’s Trending? Fall Sports Come to an End

132508112Fall sports are slowly coming to an end, and up and coming are winter sports: Girls and Boys Basketball, Wrestling, and Cheer. Many athletes are playing their last high school games for their fall sport and some athletes are just beginning their career. While some students are happy and relieved the seasons are over, others are not prepared for it to be over. When a student journalist had asked Emily Bielicke if she was upset about her volleyball season ending, Bielicke stated, “It is bittersweet because I will miss team dinners before every home game. On the bright side I have friendships that I love.” With most sports coming to a halt and others having their final game,  the fall season is ending, but winter has not yet begun. Interested in participating in a winter sport? Be on the lookout in the school bulletin for upcoming tryout dates and team meetings.


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Girls Varsity Sideline Cheer · Chalk Talk: Varsity Football Cheerleaders


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The DHS Varsity Football Cheerleaders had a great season in which  they completed some very impressive stunts. This years squad was filled with very talented cheerleaders. With Football Cheer coming to an end I got the chance to ask Coach Roop a few questions about this season and about the team’s future.

A: What did your team do this season that you are most proud of?

Q: With having a very new team this year and graduating 14 team members this past year I could not believe that with losing that experience we were able to master stunts at a higher difficulty than in past years. This team works incredibly hard and doesn’t give up and when I throw a challenge at them they not only embrace it, but put forth an immense amount of effort. I’ve also been proud of their attitudes and ability to work together and do what’s best for the team.

A: What are your expectations for the following years football cheer leading squad?

Q: I always try to be better than the year before by incorporating new skills, stunts, and ideas  that I feel will step it up from the previous years. Every new season I set goals that I want my team to accomplish and I have the team set goals they would like to see through and we work hard to accomplish them. We currently are at the highest difficulty level for a high school in regards to stunting, however MSHSAA releases new rules and I’m thankful to attend the MCCA conference each year to continue my education as a coach so I can keep up with the new styles and trends to have the best routines and fresh ideas. I hope the culture of cheer in our district keeps evolving encouraging athletes to take dance and gymnastic classes to start developing those skills at an early age so when the get to the high school we are not starting new and we have the flexibility and gymnastic skill level I would like to see on the team next year.

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Madalyn Bone


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Photo of the Week: Varsity Soccer


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In the picture above sophomore, Tyler Dutton, kicks the ball into the air during a home soccer game. On Monday, October 16, the varsity soccer team hosted their senior night at home. The only senior on the team is Jacob Emmons. Good luck Jacob on your future!

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Madalyn Bone


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Dragons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 23 – October 29


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for De Soto High School, October 23 – October 29

MONDAY

October 23, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 24, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 25, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 26, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 27, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 28, 2017

11:00 AM Coed Varsity Cross Country
District Cross Country Meet
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 29, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Dragons News · Event Recap: Week of October 14 – October 20


Saturday, Oct 14th

Coed Varsity Cross Country
JCAA Conference Meet
th Place

Sunday, Oct 15th

No event results

Monday, Oct 16th

Boys Freshman Football
@ Sullivan High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Pacific High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Sullivan High School
N/A

Tuesday, Oct 17th

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 18th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 19th

No event results

Friday, Oct 20th

Coed Varsity Cross Country
Clayton Invite
th Place