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Noah Latta (left) and Jacob Phillips (right) express how they feel about the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game. The Wisconsin Badgers fell short in the final minutes and ended up losing to the Duke Blue Devils, 63-58.

A historical tournament

This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament has been one of the most unique and unpredictable tournaments in NCAA history. According to fivethirtyeight.com, this year was…


Nevada Mareno, sophomore, stretches her arms out to break the tape at this year’s New Balance Nationals’ mile race. Mareno ran a time of 4:43.23 to beat the pre-race favorite, Ryen Frazier, with a 4:44.48.

Mareno makes a mark at nationals

Nevada Mareno, Leesville’s own, has shocked America. Saturday, March 14, Mareno joined her teammates in the 4×800 relay at this year’s New Balance Nationals. With…


The varsity men’s lacrosse team listening to the national anthem before the game begins. The Pride are undefeated in the CAP-8.

Men’s varsity lacrosse update

After all of the out-of-conference games were rained out, the Pride is off to a perfect start to the season in the CAP-8, holding a…



The junior varsity and varsity Leesville cheerleading teams traveled to Heritage High School on Saturday, January 24 to compete in the annual Wake County Cheerleading Competition. Varsity placing first in their division.

Cheerleading from a male’s perspective

The varsity cheerleading team first adopted male cheerleaders in the 2012-2013 winter season. Shelly Reathaford, the head of the cheerleading program and coach of the…



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Girl’s Basketball continues to improve

Leesville’s Girls Basketball has defined improvement over the past several years. Three years ago, girls basketball was 2-22. It was clear that Leesville needed to…






The Leesville Dance Ensemble strikes their end pose as they finish another spectacular performance at the varsity men’s basketball game. Dance Ensemble is now preparing for another basketball game performance and two spring performances.

Dancing on the basketball court

Between their Homecoming performance and winter concert, the Leesville Dance Ensemble has spent the past few weeks working hard to prepare for their most recent…


Mareno is running in one of her events from last year. She is on the far right of the picture, runner number 616.

Nevada Mareno continues breaking records

Nevada Mareno: student, athlete, and record breaker. Last Saturday, January 31, Malia Ellington from Community School of Ellington set the new 1000-meter N.C. record with…


Applications for PEPI are now available. PEPI is a program that pairs juniors and seniors in high school with elementary school classes.

PEPI applications now available

Physical Education Pupil Instructor (PEPI) applications are now available for sophomores and juniors outside of room 52 for the 2015-2016 school year. PEPI is a…


The junior varsity and varsity Leesville cheerleading teams traveled to Heritage High School on Saturday, January 24 to compete in the annual Wake County Cheerleading Competition. The junior varsity cheerleaders took home the third place trophy, while the varsity cheerleaders placed first in their division.

The battle for best in the county

This past Saturday, January 24, all of the cheerleading teams in the county went head-to-head to see which team is the best in their division…





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Leesville swimming concludes regular season

The Leesville swimming team will enter next week’s Cap-8 Conference championships with momentum after another strong showing in Wednesday’s meet. Facing teams from Cary, Holly…






Several girls from the women’s cross country team look forward to continuing their success in this upcoming winter track season.

A step into winter track

Leesville’s runners are getting back into the swing of things. Leesville’s track coaches — Jerry Canada, Karen Hawkins, and Brent Hale — return for another…







Camille Brockschmidt (left) and Kirsten Smothers (right) are co-captains of this year’s Leesville gymnastics team. They are working together to make the team more organized and efficient.

Flipping into the winter season

As the fall sports season wraps up, the winter sports season is only just beginning: Among the various winter sports is gymnastics. The Leesville gymnastics…




Leesville mens soccer team, coached by Paul Dinkenor and Sarah Cade, poses for team photo. The team won 7 out of 8 games in their conference for their 2014-15 season.

Reflections on Men’s Soccer season

The Leesville men’s soccer team, after a season of improvement, came to an end against Heritage in their first-round playoff game. The boys’ season was…



Buffaloe Lanes North Bowling, where the team trains sometimes.

Bowling team starts strong

The Leesville bowling team held its first meeting on Wednesday, October 1, at Pleasant Valley Lanes. Tryouts started at 4:00 p.m. The participants competed against…



There will be a new sport offered at Leesville this school year. The sport, called STUNT, is a new option that will be offered to all girls during the spring season.

An exciting spring sport for girls

High schools across Wake County plan to incorporate STUNT into their spring sports season. Wake County is the first in North Carolina to offer the…





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Q&A with new lacrosse coach

Last month, the Leesville men’s lacrosse team landed a new head coach: Franklin Zirkle, a former state champion coach at East Chapel Hill and an…