Senator Square: Sports loom large on the school schedule this week

I find it hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the midway point of the first quarter. We had a very successful and well-attended open house this past week; thank you to all the parents who made it over. The smoke is clearing and as you will see from the report below, lots of sports are returning in full force.


The following was submitted by Kyle Kunz.

Monday will be the first time of the year students will not have AB55 with the new schedule established this year at Carson High. It will happen every Monday when there is a complete week with no early releases or days off. On Tuesday, our boys tennis team will play Galena at Carson High School at 3 p.m.; girls tennis will play the Grizzlies at Galena at 3 p.m.; and varsity and JV girls soccer will also be taking on Galena at their place, but at 3:30 and 5 p.m. Freshman, JV and varsity volleyball will be taking on the Huskies at CHS. Their show times are 3:45, 4:45 and 6 p.m.

Wednesday, its boys soccer’s turn to show what they have to offer on the pitch as they take on the Grizzlies at their place at 3:30 and 5 also. Also Wednesday is the first Student Council meeting in the library, at 2:15 p.m. All students are welcome, not just those who were elected members of the council, and it’s a great place to learn about what is going on at the high school. Thursday is looking to be another day chock-full of sports. Boys and girls tennis will play Bishop Manogue at 3 p.m. Boys are home and girls are away. The freshmen and JV football teams are looking to get in on this Thursday Night sports-athon as they take on McQueen at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. at home. All three of our volleyball teams will be taking on the Hug Hawks at Hug, at 3:45, 4:45 and 6 p.m. Friday is looking fairly peaceful, other than the varsity football vs. McQueen. The game will start at 7 p.m. and is our first home game for our varsity team. Saturday is going to top off the sports madness for the week. Starting off bright and early at 9 a.m., our JV soccer sirls will be taking on the Manogue Miners at Carson High School. Continuing the soccer marathon, varsity girls and boys will take on the Miners at home also. Girls start at 11 a.m., and boys start at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, our freshmen and JV volleyball teams will be challenged as they take on Sparks at their place.


Representatives from the Rotary Foreign Exchange program will hold an informative meeting for students interested in spending a semester or year abroad. The meeting will be during lunch in the library Thursday.


CHS cheerleaders are hosting a cheer camp for girls and boys in first through eighth grades. The camp is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Please enter through the north door of Carson High. Camp participants are invited to perform a routine at the Sept. 20 Carson High football game during the halftime performance. Registration costs $30 for returning participants and Pop Warner/SYFL, and $35 for new participants. If you register on camp day, an additional $5 fee will apply. Special-needs/handicapped children get in free. A T-shirt will be provided for each participant. For more information, text or call Coach Marissa at 775-690-8186 or email her at


This week’s senior spotlight is on Greta Sturm. Greta has a GPA of 4.7 and is continuing her academic pursuits with 3 AP classes and two honors classes. Greta has been on the girls varsity tennis team for three years and is active in National Honor Society as well as GSA. In addition to her academics, Greta is a talented musician who plays the flute and French horn. She has been a member of the CHS wind ensemble for her four years at CHS and has earned a place in both all-state band and orchestra. Greta is active in our community as a member of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and periodically plays with the Carson City Symphony Orchestra. She also worked at the Carson City Library as a volunteer for the summer reading program. Next year Greta plans to pursue a degree in environmental chemistry and music performance. We are proud of the contributions Greta has made to CHS and our community and wish her the best of luck.

Angila Golik is a government teacher and member of Senator Pride.


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