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The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Alexa Mapes

Alexa Mapes, Staff Reporter

Alexa / Lexa Mapes is senior who will fall asleep in the most inappropriate of places—including the Coliseum in Rome. In a Hard Rock Café in Paris, she was locked inside a bathroom and forgotten. After the third time you've repeated yourself, she still hasn't heard you. Once, upon forgetting Michael Koval's name, she caught his attention by shouting  "eyebrows!" Half of the time she asks a store employee for help, they are not a store employee. Alexa is constantly saying goodbye to someone and realizing they're going in the same direction. Her immediate go-to in awkward situations is to pretend to be texting the "friends she has, but just aren't there." She has successfully walked into an automatic door on multiple occasions. She is, the most awkward girl in the world.

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The boys arent thrilled at their loss over the girls, but are looking forward to dominating competition at their tournament on Saturday.

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May 11, 2015
The girls celebrate their win over the boys, another of quite a few victories for the Lady Leopards.

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May 11, 2015
The boys are frustrated and getting competitive as the girls have a lead over them in the third game. A youth volleyball team watches the high schoolers in the midst of their own practice.

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May 11, 2015
After winning the first set, the girls huddle after switches sides of the court to strategize.

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May 11, 2015
Nearly all members of the team lack any experience playing competitive volleyball, however their instilled athleticism aids them in being of great competition to opposing teams.

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May 11, 2015
Lady Leopards such as sophomore Callie Holden utilize the boys practice as an opportunity to maintain practicing for volleyball when out of season.

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May 11, 2015
The scrimmage is treated just as any other game, however, in the matches they play to fifteen.

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May 11, 2015
For the second half of practice, the boys scrimmage against members of the girls volleyball team in preparation for their tournament this coming weekend.

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May 11, 2015
With this time of the year lacking in opportunity for some athletes, most of the team consists of off-season basketball and football players. Shown spiking is varsity basketball player, Eli Traeweek.

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May 11, 2015
With the help of some Lady Leopard volleyball players, the boys run through a series of drills at every practice to improve  all skills needed for the sport.

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May 11, 2015
Being that there is such a small team, boys on the team converge from all high school classes.

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May 11, 2015
The boys volleyball team practices Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Willow Springs.

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May 11, 2015
Art Student

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April 16, 2015
The night comes to a close as John Wayne leads a short prayer to wish everyone a good night.

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April 16, 2015
The most recent leader to join Allen area Younglife, John Wayne Seitzler, shares his personal testimony and a story from the Bible, The Parable of the Prodigal Son.

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April 16, 2015
The crowd and leaders gather to determine who collected the most objects, and the winner is Allen freshmen Sadie Patnode.

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April 16, 2015
The next mixer played definitely classifies as one of the more chaotic. Four students, including Lovejoy freshmen Chase Vanwagner, must collect as many small objects as possible by making them stick to the duct tape on their faces; a variety of objects is worth a certain number of points.

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April 16, 2015
Younglife is known for its fun (and sometimes chaotic) games, or as the leaders called them, mixers. During club Monday night, everyone participated in a game where the goal was to keep your balloon form being popped by other competitors.

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April 16, 2015
Younglife strives to be a comfortable and safe place for young adults in the community to come together. Anyone is welcome to join them Monday nights, despite their religion or choices they make.

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April 16, 2015
The YL band sings three pop songs, and nearing the end of the night, a christian song; all songs have lyrics on a large screen above the band for an easy sing-a-long experience.

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April 16, 2015
Several leaders act as the band and sing popular songs throughout the night.

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April 16, 2015
Each Monday night at 7:29, students from the community run through a tunnel of love formed by all area leaders. The high-energy and friendliness of the leaders sets the welcoming and positive tone for the night.

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April 16, 2015
Banned Books Top Story Teaser

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April 23, 2015
Relay For Life committee member, Donnelle Branche, lead the presentation in the auditorium during A, B, and C lunches.

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April 23, 2015
To energize the crowd and get students excited about Relay For life, students are brought up to to the stage and tried to pop balloons tied at their opponents ankles.

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April 23, 2015
Students who just took part in the balloon activity read off facts that were hidden inside of their balloons. For example, senior Paige Eberhart announces that there will be a Mr. Relay competition at the event, similar to that of the Mr. Lovejoy pageant.

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March 27, 2015
Calculus teacher Andrew Stallings shares the story of his struggle to overcome his experience with cancer. Since last year, Stallings has taken part in Relay For Life activities; he finds the entire experience rewarding and emotionally helpful.

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March 27, 2015
Relay For Life committee members pass out informational cards as the crowd of students leaves the auditorium.

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March 27, 2015
Outside of the auditorium, students are given the opportunity to sign up for their own Relay For Life teams. Those who create a team the day of the presentation are entered in a raffle and have the potential to win free pizza the night of Relay For Life.

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March 27, 2015
Penny Boxes are a fun competition and way for students to raise money for Relay For Life

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March 27, 2015
As it becomes obvious Alyn is about to make an offensive move, Eaton makes a level change, act of raising and lowering your hips to counter the moves of your opponent.

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March 27, 2015
After a penetration step, the first offensive move made, the two fight for the upper-hand. For stability, both take a stance with legs spread wide.

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March 27, 2015
Both Abby Eaton and Julie Alyn begin in the neutral position, the starting position in which you stand face to face, and immediately Eaton has the upper-hand, wrapping her arms around Alyns neck.

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March 27, 2015
TOPSTORYTEASER Boys dancing

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March 27, 2015
Boys Dancing

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March 27, 2015
The game against Denison ends with a win for the Lady Leopards, a final score 54-34. This brings the Lady Leopards to 5-2 in district, and the Lady Yellow Jackets 1-5.

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January 21, 2015
Sophomore Allison Hubble, player #32, brings the score 54-44 with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter.

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January 21, 2015
Several varsity cheerleaders cheer for the Lady Leopards game against Denison with smiling faces. The team splits its members so that both boys and girls basketball players receive their support.

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January 21, 2015
Bringing the score to 49-32, Paige Eberhart makes another lay-up in the fourth quarter.

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January 21, 2015
Junior Tate Thompson, #12, scored 3 points for the Lady Leopards in the third quarter against Denison with 0 fouls.

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January 21, 2015
The Lady Leopards take the first half, and with the score 38-17 near the beginning of the third quarter, Denison coach Rod Been calls a time out.

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January 21, 2015
With 1:42 left in the first quarter, player #3 Paige Eberheart makes an excellent lay-up that brings the score to 16-7 with the Leopards in the lead.

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January 21, 2015
Prior to the game, Denisons girls basketball team was 1-4; the Leopards were 4-2.

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January 21, 2015
Senior player #22 Samantha Odom is introduced and runs through a tunnel made by her fellow teammates.

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January 21, 2015
As the pre-game warm up comes to an end and the crowd takes their seats, all stand for the playing of the national anthem.

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January 21, 2015
With less than 21 seconds left in the game and the Leopards up by 6, varsity basketball coach, Coach Herema, calls a time out.

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January 21, 2015
With a nail-biting win, the Leopards beat Royce City 48-41.

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January 21, 2015
With only 0.2 seconds left on the score-board, Adam McDaniel catches a pass from a team-mate and holds until the clock is out.

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January 21, 2015
With only seconds left in the game, Royce City calls a final time out.

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January 21, 2015
Sophomore Braden Ledebur makes a free throw, bringing the score to 48-41 with less than 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

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January 21, 2015
Senior Zach McManaman, player number 15, makes a layout in the third quarter.

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January 21, 2015
Senior Adam McDaniel scores for his team with a layup in the second quarter, one of his 17 baskets for the night.

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January 21, 2015
Senior Eli Traeweek, player number 11, scores a basket for Lovejoy in the end of the first half.

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January 21, 2015
The game begins with a jump-ball between Lovejoy senior, Eli Traeweek, and Royce City player 23.

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January 21, 2015
Senior Greg Watson, number thirteen, is the last to be announced and run through a tunnel of his fellow varsity team-mates.

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January 21, 2015
As senior Adam McDaniel is announced, hes greeted with a chest-bumb from fellow team-mate, senior Tanner Scott.

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January 21, 2015
The varsity basketball teams enters the gym to play their 8:00 home game against Royce City.

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January 6, 2015
The auxiliary gym was festively decorated for the event, featuring garland and several Christmas trees.

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January 6, 2015
Dining tables, a dance floor, and a photo booth were all set up for the event in the auxiliary gym during all lunches on Thursday, Dec 11 2014.

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January 6, 2015
Beside the dance floor, everyone was welcome to enjoy a photo booth, set up with an assortment of holiday-related props.

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January 6, 2015
At the dance were several tables of food, including homemade cookies, chips, and hot dogs.

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January 6, 2015
The event was the senior project of Marisa Kunzman, and local YoungLife leader Christ Trevathan was more than happy to act as her DJ.

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January 6, 2015
PALS students from several schools came together for the event, especially including Lovejoy PALS and Allen PALS.

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January 6, 2015
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