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The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Olivia Lauter

Olivia Lauter, Section Editor

Heading into her fourth and final year in TRL, senior Olivia Lauter could not be more thrilled to soak up every last minute of shooting sports, events and portraits for her favorite publication. Lauter has spent every day of her high school career with a camera around her neck, and you won’t catch her without it until graduation day. As well as being the photo editor for TRL, Lauter is a varsity cheerleader and involved in PALS and NHS. When she’s not on the sidelines with her camera or cheering on the Leopards, Lauter is with her friends, who she adores more than life itself. You will probably hear “last time, best time” and how “bittersweet” senior year is continually from Lauter this year, but she is just excited to spend one more year doing what she loves alongside the people she loves on TRL.

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TRL’s Mathias Alling interviews assistant principal Teresa Dodson. Dodson talked about lessons learned from the pandemic.

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October 22, 2021
Junior linebacker no. 44 Blake Slaughter goes in to tackle Lake Dallas junior wide receiver no. 8 Niki Gray. The Leopards will play the Frisco Raccoons this Friday.

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October 18, 2021
Senior running back no. 3 Noah Naidoo and sophomore running back no. 32 Matthew Mainord celebrate after Mainords touchdown. The Leopards rushed for a total of 168 yards this game.

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October 18, 2021
Junior defensive back no. 22 Roderick Mapps tackles Lake Dallas junior wide receiver no. 14 Evan Weinburg. The Leopards only allowed one touchdown to be scored by the Falcons.

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October 18, 2021
Junior running back no. 29 Mason Wallace gets tackled after a run. Wallace rushed for 10 yards in the game.

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October 18, 2021
Senior defensive linemen no. 48 Brian Kotecki celebrates after getting a sack. The Leopards averaged at 14.86 yards per pass.

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October 18, 2021
Junior quarterback no. 16 Brayden Hagle throws the ball. The Leopards had a total of 495 yards in the game.

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October 18, 2021
Junior defensive back no. 46 Thomas Harp pushes Lake Dallas junior wide receiver no. 14 Evan Weinburg. The Leopards won the game with a final score of 55-7.

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October 18, 2021
Sophomore running back no. 32 Matthew Mainord runs the ball. Mainord rushed for 108 yards in the game.

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October 18, 2021
Senior running back no. 3 Noah Naidoo runs the ball. Naidoo received for one touchdown.

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October 18, 2021
Junior kicker no. 31 Caden Carlock punts. Carlock. The Leopards had 18 first downs in the game.

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October 18, 2021
Junior wide receiver no. 4 Kyle Parker runs the ball. Parker received for 115 yards in the game.

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October 18, 2021
Junior offensive linemen no. 75 Noah Gardner lifts sophomore wide receiver no. 18 Parker Livingstone after he received for a touchdown. Livingstone scored three touchdowns this game.

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October 18, 2021
Freshman Emersyn Runions trains with the International Fencers Club of Dallas. Runions practices three to four times a week.

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October 14, 2021
Senior hitter no. 23 Lauran Richards jumps up for a kill. The Leopards are currently 9-1 in the district season.

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October 14, 2021
Senior defensive specialist no. 16 Brooklyn Lloyd serves the ball. Lloyd received four serves.

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October 14, 2021
Senior defensive specialist no. 4 Maci Perkins serves the ball. Perkins received four serves.

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October 14, 2021
Senior hitter no. 23 Lauran Richards and senior hitter no. 18 Grace Milliken jump up for a block. Richards had ten kills in the game.

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October 14, 2021
Senior setter no. 17 Rosemary Archer serves the ball. The Leopards won the first set 25-8.

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October 14, 2021
Sophomore hitter no. 12 Hannah Gonzalez and senior setter no. 9 Averi Carlson jump up for a block. The team won the second set 25-10.

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October 14, 2021
Sophomore hitter no. 12 Hannah Gonzalez high fives senior setter no. 17 Rosemary Archer. Gonzalez had just gotten a kill in the last play.

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October 14, 2021
Sophomore defensive specialist no. 3 Mckenna Brand bumps up the ball. Brand had eight digs in the game.

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October 14, 2021
Senior hitter no. 10 Grace Milliken jumps up to hit the ball. Milliken had seven kills.

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October 14, 2021
Senior setter no. 17 Rosemary Archer bumps the ball up for senior setter no. 9 Averi Carlsons set. Archer had 16 assists .

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October 14, 2021
Senior setter no. 17 Rosemary Archer sets the ball up for junior hitter no. 12 Hannah Gonzalez. Gonzalez got a kill after Archers set.

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October 14, 2021
Junior wide receiver no. 2 Jaxson Lavender scores a touchdown. Lavenders score brought the score up to 46-0.

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October 12, 2021
Senior running back no. 3 Noah Naidoo runs the ball for a touchdown. Naidoo scored two touchdowns this game.

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October 12, 2021
Sophomore quarterback no. 10 Alexander Franklin pushes away a Memorial linebacker. Franklin passed for 230 yards.

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October 12, 2021
Senior hitter no. 8 Elizabeth Ponder and sophomore hitter no. 12 Hannah Gonzalez jump up to block the ball. The Leopards will play Wylie East on Friday.

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October 6, 2021
Senior setter no. 9 Averi Carlson sets the ball up for senior hitter no. 18 Meghan Diercks. The Leopards won the third set with a final score of 25-16.

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October 6, 2021
Senior defensive specialist no. 4 Maci Perkins serves the ball. The Leopards won the second set with a final score of 25-12.

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October 6, 2021
Senior libero no. 7 Ava Camacho bumps the ball up to senior setter no. 9 Averi Carlson. Camacho is committed to University of Texas San Antonio.

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October 6, 2021
Sophomore hitter no. 12 Hannah Gonzalez jumps up for a hit. The Leopards won the first set 25-15.

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October 6, 2021
Senior setter no. 9 Averi Carlson serves. The Leopards won all three sets.

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October 6, 2021
Senior hitter no. 10 Grace Miliken jumps up for a hit. Miliken is committed to Boston College.

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October 6, 2021
Seniors Maci Perkins, Ava Camacho, Averi Carlson, Elizabeth Ponder, Grace Miliken, and Rosemary Archer celebrate after scoring a point. The Leopards played the courgars for their senior night.

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October 6, 2021
Senior setter no. 9 Averi Carlson sets the ball up for senior hitter no. 10 Grace Miliken. Carlson is committed to Baylor University.

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October 6, 2021
Senior hitter no. 10 Grace Miliken goes in for the kill. The Leopards are currently second in district.

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October 6, 2021
Sophomore wide receiver no. 18 Parker Livingstone blocks senior cornerback no. 9 Luke Knight. Knight receiver for 91 yards.

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October 4, 2021
Senior linebacker no. 20 Philip Joest, senior linebacker no. 23 Dillon Magee, and sophomore linebacker no. 43 Chase Bogle tackle Rock Hills junior running back no. 28 Daniel Bennett. The Leopards will play Memorial on Thursday at home.

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October 4, 2021
Senior running back no. 3 Noah Naidoo runs the ball towards the 50-yard line. Naidoo rushed for 66 yards.

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October 4, 2021
Junior wide receiver no. 2 Jaxson Lavender runs the ball. Lavender received for 188 yards.

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October 4, 2021
Junior wide receiver no. 4 Kyle Parker runs the ball past the 30 yard line. Parker received for 188 yards.

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October 4, 2021
Senior running back no. 3 Noah Naidoo high fives junior wide receiver no. 2 Jaxson Lavender. Lavender scored two touchdowns this game.

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October 4, 2021
Junior cheerleader Morgan Johns stands with her dad, linebacker coach Jason Johns during the national anthem. The national anthem was sang by both the Lovejoy and Rock Hill choirs.

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October 4, 2021
Senior defensive back no. 5 Jayden Chester-Lawton takcles Denisons senior quarterback no. 4 Caleb Heavner. This game put the Leopards at 2-0 in the district season.

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September 20, 2021
Junior defensive tackle no. 30 Gabe Joyner tackles a Denison wide receiver. Joyner scored a pick six at the end of the game.

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September 20, 2021
Senior wide receiver no. 11 Omari Murdock catches the ball during warm-ups. The Leopards are currently in their bye week.

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September 20, 2021
Senior Dinah Thatikonda reacts to her name being called as homecoming queen. Senior Derek Dang won homecoming king.

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September 20, 2021
The seniors celebrate their win after the conclusion of the final game. Senior Taylor Kate Pickett scored multiple touchdowns to secure the win.

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September 20, 2021
The senior team walks back onto the court after half-time. Seniors Dillon Magee and Trent Rucket lead the team.

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September 20, 2021
Senior Taylor Kate Pickett shows her flag still on her belt to the referees. Picketts touchdown was counted as a score for the seniors.

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September 20, 2021
Sophomore Skylar Rucker throws the ball. The sophomores beat the juniors in the first game.

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September 20, 2021
Senior Tatum Chester runs while senior Taylor Kate Picket blocks behind her. Chester plays on the varsity soccer team.

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September 20, 2021
Sophomore Lauren Dolberry runs the ball. Dolberry ran after a handoff from sophomore Skylar Rucker.

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September 20, 2021
Senior coach Trent Rucker holds onto Coach John Fee. The touchdown made by senior Tatum Chester was counted.

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September 20, 2021
Senior India Ingram sings with the rest of a cappella. A Cappella sang Bruno Mars Grenade.

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September 17, 2021
Senior Connor Dunn swings his arms during the dance section of his talent. Dunn also had a video presentation.

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September 17, 2021
Seniors Jake Piccirillo and Grant Collyer dance during senior Connor Dunns performance. Dunn won the Mr. Lovejoy contest.

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September 17, 2021
Senior Eric Wang plays the piano. Wang played the piano and gave a presentation on the budget for his talent.

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September 17, 2021
Senior Matt Murray squats junior Jack McClure. Murray and McClure and both on the cross country team.

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September 17, 2021
Junior coach Bennett Slaughter celebrates after a junior touchdown. Slaughter was a coach along with Jaxson Lavender and Mason Wallace.

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September 17, 2021
Sophomore Taylor Person jumps up to celebrate. Person scored touchdowns for the sophomore team, getting them to the final game.

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September 17, 2021
The juniors celebrate after a touchdown was scored. The juniors lost to the sophomores in their first round game.

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September 17, 2021
Freshmen Karsyn Slaughter throws the ball to a freshmen teammate. Slaughter was the freshmens quarterback.

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September 17, 2021
Senior Khloe Litchenburg holds up a flag she grabbed off of a freshmen. The seniors beat the freshmen in the first game.

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September 17, 2021
Senior Khloe Litchenburg prepares to throw the ball to a wide receiver. Litchenburg was the quarterback for the senior team.

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September 17, 2021
Seniors including Carlee George, Skylar George, Cassidy Day, Eliza Coit, Luca Rey, Andrew Houser, and Pete Peabody hold up signs in the freshmen-senior game. The seniors played the sophomores in the final game.

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September 17, 2021
Seniors Jacob Pierce and Ben Lander hold up signs. Freshmen powerpuff quarterback Karsyn Slaughters older brother junior Bennett Slaughter plays on the varsity football team.

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September 17, 2021
Sophomore wide receiver no. 88 Colgin Pettit catches the ball during warm-ups. The Leopards scored five touchdowns in the second quarter.

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September 14, 2021
Junior wide receiver no. 4 Kyle Parker runs the ball. Parker scored one touchdown this game.

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September 14, 2021
Senior running back no. 3 holds the ball for junior kicker no. 31 Caden Carlock. Carlock scored this field goal in the third quarter.

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September 14, 2021
Junior defensive back no. 22 Roderick Mapps pushes back Princetons senior cornerback no. 1 Gavin Champ. Champ rushed a total of 37 yards.

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September 14, 2021
Sophomore quarterback no. 10 Alexander Franklin makes a pass. The pass was complete to junior wide receiver no. 2 Jaxson Lavender.

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September 14, 2021
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