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History of Thanksgiving Football

History of Thanksgiving Football

Luke Broyhill, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Watching football after the Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most popular traditions across the country, but how did this tradition start, and why do the same teams play on Thanksgiving every year? The...

Athlete Spotlight: Mason Lamb

Athlete Spotlight: Mason Lamb

Abeera Bhullar, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Mason Lamb, a senior football player at Heritage High School, is 17 years old. He played tight end as a junior, but this year he is an offensive lineman. Lamb has been playing in high school football for...

Is Saudi Arabia Ruining Sports?

Is Saudi Arabia Ruining Sports?

Luke Broyhill, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Saudi Arabia has taken over the sports world over in the past 3 months, but not for the right reasons. The country has made headlines for signing some of soccer's biggest stars, merging with the biggest...

Athlete Spotlight:  Melissa Vantine

Athlete Spotlight: Melissa Vantine

Teaghan Morrison , Staff Writer November 1, 2023

Melissa Vantine is a Sophomore on the Varsity Cheer team and the Competition Cheer team.  Vantine loves being around her teammates. While performing in front of the entire student section at football...

Athlete Spotlight: Nikki Bejjanki

Abeera Bhullar, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

Nikki Bejjanki, a sophomore who is 15 years old, has recently finished her first cross-country season. Working to improve her running abilities and having the opportunity to showcase her skills are her...

Two major sport teams end the longest playoff droughts in a matter of months

Two major sport teams end the longest playoff droughts in a matter of months

Cole Broyhill May 18, 2023

For the first time in nearly 17 years the Sacramento Kings have clinched a playoff spot and ended the newly longest playoff drought in the four major sports. Back in late september the Seattle Mariners...

History of the starting block

History of the starting block

Cole Broyhill May 18, 2023

The History of the Starting blocks for track and field. Track and Field became a sport in 776 B.C as it was created alongside religious events and celebrations of Greek Gods. The “Starting Block” hadn’t...

Athlete Spotlight - Luke Howard

Athlete Spotlight – Luke Howard

Will Pennington, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

The Heritage Baseball program is developing their program into one of the best in Loudoun County. The Heritage team was co-champions with Broad Run in 2021 and won the district championship against Broad...

Grace Taylors Act of Kindness

Grace Taylor’s Act of Kindness

Skylar Zelman, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Listen to this story Recently, Heritage was in the news after junior Grace Taylor showed a great act of kindness by raising and donating $1,800 for the Park View girls soccer team to purchase new jerseys....

Winter Track Senior Night

Running Out of Time to Celebrate Our Seniors

Kayla Douglas and Ellison Downey February 15, 2023

Heritage has an extremely admirable Class of 2023, more specifically, our senior runners on the Winter Track team. We recently were able to celebrate our senior runners at our home track meet on January...

The Improbable Career of Stetson Bennett

The Improbable Career of Stetson Bennett

Luke Broyhill, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

The college football season has ended and the University of Georgia(UGA) are back to back national champions. They are the first since Alabama in 2011 and 2012. Georgia is led by quarterback Stetson Bennett....

Alexander Ovechkin: Road to #1

Alexander Ovechkin: Road to #1

Erica Ellison, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

With a notice from the Washington Capitals and general manager George McPhee, 18 year old Alexander Ovechkin was a first round pick on June 26, 2004. Ever since then, Ovechkin has accomplished many goals...

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