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Tom Matlock winds up to throw at a track meet this season.

Tom Matlock: School Record Destroyer

RUBY THOMS
February 26, 2024

ELHS junior, Tom Matlock, set the school record for the shot put at a whopping 63’0.25”. That’s as long as two fully grown whale sharks. Who held the previous record you may ask? Well, he did....

Football Fans are Swift to Whine

Football Fans are Swift to Whine

JEN WALLACE
February 26, 2024

Global pop-superstar Taylor Swift has been angering many football fans as of late. Swift has recently made her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs football star, Travis Kelce, public. Being a supportive...

The Woodstock Academy girls’ co-op hockey team gathers for a pep talk from their coach mid-game.

When the Comp Turns to Co-op

KASEY LAMBERT
February 1, 2024

Most ELHS sports are played with fellow Vikings who roam the school halls daily. Teams consist of neighbors and classmates; teammates see eachother everyday. Many athletes befriend their teammates who...

Streaming Shakes Up Sports

Streaming Shakes Up Sports

JEN WALLACE
February 1, 2024

Family and friends gather to watch the weekend’s “big game,” but since sports started being televised, many sports changed to revolve around what TV networks want. When sports are televised or...

ELHS Karate Club practices their technique.

Welcoming a Martial Arts Mindset

LILA BRIDGMAN
January 30, 2024

Beyond just a series of punches, kicks, and well-deserved belts, there is a wide world of karate right at our fingertips. ELHS welcomes Karate Club, helping students learn emotional control, focus,...

Two Passions Intersect: Sports and Religion

Two Passions Intersect: Sports and Religion

KASEY LAMBERT
January 30, 2024

Waterford is the fourth town in Connecticut to have an FCA program along with their standard team. If you happen to be religious, what you see in church is a stark contrast to what you see on the playing...

Leftover Money Funds Athletic Department Extras

Leftover Money Funds Athletic Department Extras

JEN WALLACE and FIONA SAMUELSON
January 26, 2024

A loud BOOM reverberates around the small stadium of East Lyme High School on a Friday night. Smoke pours from one end of the field and fireworks shoot off as players run out and greet the roaring crowd....

ELHS runners show off their banner after winning ECC’s in November.

Three Weeks of Strife, An Amazing Payoff

MAYA D’AQUILA
January 26, 2024

Running is a sport that demands more than physical talent. Your strongest asset must be your mind. No matter how many miles you put in or hours you train, if your mind isn’t able to compete, none of...

Chris Paul vs Scott Foster: NBAs most unexpected rivalry

Chris Paul vs Scott Foster: NBA’s most unexpected rivalry

ZACK BARTH
December 20, 2023

The most unique rivalry: Chris Paul vs Scott Foster   When it comes to sports, player rivalries are very common. However, when it comes to a player referee rivalry, it becomes very interesting....

NFL Division Leaders: Mid-Season Review

NFL Division Leaders: Mid-Season Review

ZACK BARTH
December 20, 2023

AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs Not a Chiefs fan, but is this a surprise? Since 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs have done more than just dominate the AFC West. They have owned it by winning the division over...

My Top 3 Albums that Dropped in 2023

My Top 3 Albums that Dropped in 2023

ZACK BARTH
December 20, 2023

Lovesick Don Toliver in the past three years has built himself up in unfathomable ways. He first began blowing up in 2020 with his album "Heaven or Hell,”, which has songs like “After Party",...

Coach Morth is ready to make sure his athletes work towards their goals all season long.

New Coaches Join ELHS

LILA BRIDGMAN
December 5, 2023

Boys’ Track Coach, Christopher Morth: The crisp air caresses your skin, the horn blasts, and the sound of swift footsteps build to a thunderous crescendo. These are a few of the qualities that former...

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