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Hopscotch Mafia poses for a picture post-game. The Mafia won 10-2 in a heated game against Field-Porter. Used with permission/Hopscotch Mafia.

Hopscotch Mafia is playing to win

Gavin Mertes, Reporter April 9, 2024

NC Soccer Club is Hudson’s only indoor soccer facility, making it a mecca for soccer players in the wintertime. The Indoor High School Boys Division 2 League features 11 teams from the Hudson area...

The Hudson varsity girls’ basketball team clapping and supporting their team during a game against the Painesville Beavers. The team are each other’s strongest supporters, always there to encourage fellow players to victory. Used with permission/Ken Klemencic.

The Differences between girls and boys sports

Emily Stevens, Reporter April 7, 2024

For many teenagers, athletics is a cornerstone of the high school experience. Equality in sports is an issue that has been present for quite some time, several steps have been taken to ensure equal opportunities...

Sharife Cooper protects the ball during the third quarter. Although he was sidelined for most of the game due to an injury he sustained in the first quarter, he was still able to contribute six points to the team.

The Cleveland Charge: Why the G League deserves more recognition

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter January 23, 2024

The Cleveland G League team Cleveland Charge had its Retro Cavs Night on January 6, 2024, at the Wolstein Center. Many famous legends in Cavalier history –including Larry Nance–were in attendance at...

What Hudson Athletes do during their off-season

What Hudson Athletes do during their off-season

Phoebe Krenn, Reporter January 15, 2024

With sports being a major part of Hudson High School's culture, team after team seems to do well during the season. But what do the team members do during their off-season to stay in shape for the...

Matson and her Tar Heels cheering after their victory against Northwestern University in the National Championship game. Used with permission/Getty Images.

The story of the youngest coach in the NCAA

Catherine Naples, Reporter January 10, 2024

There have been many college athletes who have left a legacy for future athletes to play for as the years continue, and Erin Matson is one of them. Matson is a former field hockey player at the University...

Ian Katz beats a defender to make an excellent pass. Katz played a big role in the Varsity soccer game against Green High School.

The Katz of all trades

Gavin Mertes, Reporter January 10, 2024

Sophomore Ian Katz is a leader, student, teammate and much more. According to many of his friends, he is hardworking, funny, organized and talented. He is an amazing student who challenges himself with...

The Browns warm up before their game. Cleveland Browns Stadium is where Joe Flacco and his teammates play their home games.

Joe Flacco: Everything Cleveland football needs

Ava Bell, Copy Editor January 9, 2024

Game after game, the Cleveland Browns’ injury report goes up and their active roster goes down. It is clear that with the many injuries the team is gaining, there are many doubts on how the team's performance...

Senior Ellie Gallagher races to finish in a relay race during the 2022 season. Gallagher hopes to shatter her personal best this season. Used with permission/Ellie Gallagher.

Hudson Indoor Track and Field: Breaking countless school records and finish lines

Fritz Trautmann, Reporter December 5, 2023

The Hudson Indoor Track and Field team is one to look out for this year. They are the perfect example of teamwork, dedication and success. This Indoor Track and Field season, the plethora of athletes on...

Seniors Jonah Mikolay and Max Reynolds taking a photo after playing a basketball game. Jonah’s team won the game 73-68.

Sat Hoops: The Social League

Aidan Lawrence, Reporter November 29, 2023

Every winter marks the end of fall sports for many and the beginning of the winter sports season for others. For many Hudson athletes who are not competing in an OHSAA sport during the winter season, they...

Mirabella Iriarte (#2) and Sydney Waller (#14) posing for a photo during their game against North Royalton. Iriarte will continue her volleyball career at Duquesne University and Waller will continue on at Samford University.

All three Girls Volleyball seniors are committed to play D1

Ava Kuss, Reporter November 28, 2023

Hudson’s class of 2024 volleyball seniors are each committed to continue their athletic and academic careers at Division 1 universities. Seniors Natalie Robinson, Mirabella Iriarte and Sydney Waller...

Trey Sharp describes his mom as his “best friend in life, someone I could tell anything to.” This photo was taken when Sharp was around two years old. Used with permission/Trey Sharp.

Taking the final step: Trey Sharp’s story of football and overcoming challenges

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter November 28, 2023

One more step. Senior wide receiver Trey Sharp lines up on the line of scrimmage with four minutes to go in the game, Hudson down 17 - 21. A touchdown would give Hudson all the momentum they need to seal...

The Hudson Boys Volleyball team last season after playing St. Ignatius at the Regional Championship.

The dedicated seniors of the Boys Volleyball Team

Christopher Rego, Reporter November 25, 2023

The Hudson Boys Volleyball team had a 24-1 record at the end of the previous season. The group wants to build on its almost flawless season. They hope to reconstruct the team to its maximum potential,...

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