Changing the dynamics of Ultimate
As HHS Ultimate kicks off the fall season with a handful of loses, things look grim. But according to the two captains, there is a spark of potential and a chance to dominate the rest of the season.
Ultimate captains, Whitney Kendall ’15 and David Crine ’15 see a strong team full of potential for the future. While the team has a few loses under its belt, including one to Heritage High School’s rival, Arapahoe, these don’t strike the team down. The difference in coaching can change the game and can effect the performance of the players. In this season, the majority of the team is composed of brand new players. But as they gain more experience, massive improvement is reflected in their practices.
The Ultimate team’s practices have been lenient, flexible and lacking in drills. However, some participants and coordinators believe that this will change, while others want the practices to stay the same.
“I think keeping practice lenient is what makes HHS Ultimate what it is. Winning is secondary to having fun. Scrimmaging in practice is more useful because you are gaining experience,” says Crine.
“Lenient practice is the point, the most important thing is to have fun. Drills could help but people need the practice of doing scrimmages; drills take away the fun,” says Kendall.
Fresh minds and active bodies are ready to be sculpted into a perfect team. Both the captains and the players are learning and adjusting to what they see as the perfect way to train a winning team.by
Alpine Club climbs to new heights
Heritage’s Alpine Club has kept busy since the start of the school year, taking their first hike up Goliath Peak on August 25. The kick off hike of the year offered new members a taste of what the club has to offer. Mr. Warren, Heritage Math Teacher, has been sponsoring the club for 18 years.
Track and Field hosts Liberty Bell amid exciting season
Every year around the end of April, Heritage hosts a huge track meet with about 40 schools participating. Organizing the event this year is the head track coach Mr. Tyler Knoblock, from the Physical Education Department.