Should cheerleading be considered a sport?

March 9, 2017

Forty years ago, cheerleaders were known for two things: sex appeal and dance moves. Squads cheered on football teams and provided entertainment through their performances at halftime, but these dances were nothing like the stunt-filled routines we see today. Over the past couple decades, cheerleading has transformed. In fact, on Dec. 6, cheerleading was given provisional status by the International Olympic Committee, giving the International Cheer Union the ability to…

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Boys volleyball team falls to King’s Academy in season opener

February 23, 2017

On Feb. 22, Aragon’s boys volleyball team lost to King’s Academy in their first match of the season. After narrowly winning their first set, 25-23 the Dons lost the following three sets 18-25, 22-25 and 25-27, allowing King’s Academy to take the win. The first set was predominantly back to back play from both teams, as neither team dominated the other. Both the Dons and the Knights scored 10 kills,…

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Boys defeat Mills on Chris Swartz’s last-second three

February 9, 2017

After narrowly defeating Mills 53-51 on Jan. 27, the Dons made it back-to-back Fridays with a 49-44 win over Mills, this time led by junior Chris Swartz, who hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 5.4 seconds left. The first quarter began with constant back-and-forth possession between the Dons and the Vikings. After the tip off, it took Mills over four minutes to break a 0-0 deadlock. The Vikings continued off this…

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