What is Trap Shooting In Trap Shooting, there is a Trap House that throws orange discs called “clay pigeons”, out of the front of the house. Five people stand sixteen feet back from the trap house, each spread about three feet apart. Shooter one calls for a clay pigeon and yells “pull” he/she shoots the gun and tries to break the clay as it flies out. Going down the line everybody will shoot a total of 25 rounds. Any type of gun is allowed in Trap shooting, mostly 12 gauge or 20 gauge, the different styles of guns are over and under barrel stacked, pump shotgun, semi-auto. Ammo can get expensive and the gun is expensive too. The Boise City Schools Trap Club went to El Reno for state, April 7th, 2021. The high school team did not place very well, but the junior high team placed 4th. By: Jace Fowler
WILDCAT TRACK AND FIELD On April 9, the Wildcats traveled downstate to compete at the Okeene Whippet Relays. After unforeseen circumstances, the relay teams responded very well learning the new hand-off lineup and improving the 4x100m relay time by 0.74 (48.26 Hooker, 47.52 Okeene.) Freshman Livan Rosas competed in the 3200m and 1600m run finishing in 3rd place with a time of 10:48 in the 3200m run and 5:19 in the 1600m run. Senior Carter Crabtree placed 10th in the discus throwing 110’. This week the Wildcats will leave at 2:00 p.m. on Friday to compete in Elkhart, Kansas. Throwers Jeremiah Rosas, Michel Martinez, Jairo Morales, and Jesus Villa are very excited to compete in the 4x100m “Twinkie relay.” The Wildcats are undefeated in the “Twinkie Relay”and plan to keep it that way. BY Jesse Gamez
Lady Wildcat Track The Boise City Lady Wildcats took on the long drive to Okeene, Oklahoma on April 9, 2021 to compete against stronger athletic competition. There were roughly twenty teams competing at this meet varying from class A-2A. This is something that our team needed to go and compete in because of the intense competition that we faced, and this also helped prepare us for the regional and state track meet. We have ten girls on the track team this year, all ten girls went and competed to their very best in a variety of different events throughout the course of the day. Siarra Dadisman placed second in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 100 meter dash. Sarah Brown got third in the 3200m run, also Sarah Brown, Viviana Martinez, Nailea Ortega, and Noel Crabtree placed third in the 4x800 meter relay. After a long day at the track meet the Lady Wildcats placed fifth overall as a team. This Friday the Wildcats will be competing at Elkhart, Kansas to keep preparing ourselves to go and compete to the best of our abilities at the State Track Meet. By: Jenna Whitfield
Prom 2021 Prom is officially wrapped up and over for this school year. After weeks of preparation, and days of hard labor. With help from the juniors, the juniors parents, and the juniors sponsors. Prom was officially ready by Saturday and ready to be celebrated. The juniors were ready for the high school students to have fun. For many, there was one more problem, and that was the expenses of going to prom. Going to prom is not cheap; it might even put you out a couple hundred dollars. You have to get that perfect prom suit or dress, which range from around $97-$400. That's not all either, if you ended up taking a date, that means you would have to be shelling out even more money meaning you have to buy them flowers and their corsage or boutonniere which could cost about $15. After it is all said and done is prom really worth it? Using so much of your money just to go somewhere for four hours? The answer is yes 100%, it is important to show your school spirit but it is also giving you life long memories that you will never be able to get from anywhere else. So yes, you might have to spend a bit of money but I promise you you won’t regret it. By Brayden Aduddell
Covid 19 Blood Clots and Risk
With the most recent covid vaccine, people have been getting blood clots. If you get blood clots you have a high risk of having a heart attack. If you get the second covid vaccine you will get headaches, muscle pain and more fevers. The EMA, the European Medicines Agency, are telling healthcare professionals and the patients that get the vaccine. There is a very rare case of blood clot combined with low levels of blood platelets occurring within two weeks of vaccination.The covid blood clots are more common in women under the age of 60. By: Vicente Ortiz
New Coaching Positions This week, many people have heard about all of the coaches having to take over different coaching positions. Recently, all of the coaches, board members, principal, and superintendent had a meeting to see who will fill in what spot, and how they will be doing so for the following school year. We have heard that Coach Loyd will be baseball’s new head coach, Coach House will be head track coach, Coach Gabriele will be girls and boys basketball coach, and Coach Smiley will be head Coach for football. It has been rumored that since the boys and girls basketball team will have the same coach they will be having one practice in the morning and one practice after school, but the school has not yet made their final changes for the following seasons. Even though our coaches have been assigned new positions, we are still unable to find someone to fill in the position of head cross country coach. From 2010 all the way to 2020, our cross country girls have been 3-time state champions, and we hope to continue that tradition when we find our new head coach. Although each and every one of our sports teams have been doing very well these past years, we all hope that with this new change we continue to succeed whether it’s on a field, on the court, or in a race. By: Mariana Soto
BABE RUTH BASEBALL Recently, Nathan Cobb and Scott Cutwright have put together a Babe Ruth baseball team. There are 12 athletes on the team, all with a little bit of experience with softball, little league, and baseball with the school. Saturday April 17th, will be our first game in Dumas. We are very excited to get back to the field and start playing again. Our first game might be a little rough considering we have never played together as a team before and for some of us it might be our first game since softball or little league. We all expect great things from the team this season. By Charlie Rosas
NCAA Basketball Championships
On April 4, 2021, the NCAA Women’s Championship game took place in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The Arizona Wildcats, who beat out the favored UConn Huskies, played Stanford for all the marbles. It was a very tight game the whole way through, but in the end, Stanford pulled through with the win and claimed their first women’s national championship in 29 years. Arizona’s star player, Aari McDonald, had the chance to win the game with one last shot before the buzzer sounded, but the ball just fell short of the rim. The following day, the Baylor Bears and Gonzaga Bulldogs made their way to the men’s final round. Gonzaga had a previous win streak- 31 wins in a row, but the streak was stripped from their hands during the NCAA Championship. The Zags were predicted to take the whole tournament with a perfect season, but the Baylor Bears had other plans. In the end, the better team went home with the trophy, and in this case, Baylor was the one to do so. By: Noel Crabtree
FFA COMPETITIONS The Boise city FFA judging teams went to Cannon, Texas at West Texas A&M Universityfor a livestock and land judging contest on April, 9th. Although it did not go as hoped the teams still got some great practice in before they went to state. The land judging team left Thursday, April 15th, after lunch for the state land judging contest on April 16th. The livestock teams will be living Friday, April 23rd, for their state judging contest on April 24th. Wish your Boise City FFA judging teams some luck as they go onto state! By Lana Hawthorne
PENN SQUARE MALL SHOOTING On April 11, 2021, there was a shooting in Penn Square Mall. The shooting happened on the third floor of the parking garage. Police say the woman was seen going down NW Expressway with a bullet wound to the chest. Police say she's in critical condition. She was able to identify the name of the shooter, but the name hasn't been released. According to police two women were in an altercation. One woman walked to her vehicle and pulled out a rifle. The world is changing very fast and it’s not for the better, not even malls in Oklahoma are safe.
Kim Potter is charged with the death of Daunte Wright and she is making her first appearance in court.
The former officer named Kim Potter is being charged with the death of Daunte Wright and she is making her first appearance in court on Thursday. She is being charged with second-degree manslaughter for shooting Daunte Wright with fatal shots to his body when she was supposed to tase him instead. She took her gun out and said “Taser,” but thinking it was a taser was an accidental discharge said by a city former police chief. The body cam Kim Potter was wearing was on during the shooting and shows the footage of Kim Potter raising her gun instead of her taser, but it also shows the footage of her shooting Daunte Wright with fatal shots to his body. Daunte Wright was on the phone with his mother when everything happened and she said this during an interview with Good Morning America. She explained everything that went down and she explained the moment when Daunte Wright dropped his phone and everything went silent from then on. The parents of Daunte Wright said they can not accept the fact that their child is gone because of a mistake done by an officer that has been a police officer for 26 years. Boise City has not dealt with problems like this before, but that is to my knowledge and from others that I have gathered from. There is a lot of peace in Boise City, but many fail to realize that there are other places much worse than Boise City and there are communities where violence is common. Boise City has a great community and is a great place to live but there are always flaws to every town or city and for Boise City it is the limited amount of activities we can do. We have been limited to what we have and the amount of space we have in Boise City. We do not have to deal with much violence, robbery, theft, and many more crimes. The police in Boise City are amazing at what they do but in other towns or cities it can be the complete opposite.
Russian-Ukraine Conflicts In 2014, Russia forced an annex with Crimea, which was part of Ukraine at that time. Due to the forced annex, Ukraine was extremely upset and declared war on Russia. However, this year, 2021, things have become dangerously tense between the two countries. According to multiple sources, Russia has sent armies and airborne troops to its Western borders and into Crimea to possibly invade Ukraine. If this continues there will most likely be a full-out war. Luckily, the United States has said that if a war was to escalate due to Russia invading then the United States will help fight with Ukraine to defeat Russia, if they do invade despite the warnings and we help Ukraine, Russia may try to gather allies to fight Ukraine and the USA. This could cause a third world war which could cause innocent lives to be lost. Hopefully, Russia will fall back and leave Ukraine be. Otherwise, the United States will get involved and we would lose $4.67 billion in trade with Russia and a war would put many US American military at risk for injury and death. By Landen Williams
UPCOMING EVENTS and BIRTHDAYS
April Birthdays: 16th: Lana Hawthorne 19th: Ethan Odell
Upcoming Events: April 19th: Baseball double header Turpin April 23th : Track - Turpin April 26th: Track - Conference April 30th: Track - Regionals