‘Back to Friday Night Lights’

Shreya Ramachandran, Reporter, Photographer

September 13, 2018

Filed under News, Photos, Showcase, Sports

Golfing Pioneers had “Drive” this Season

Hadley Hagerty, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Sports

This year the golf programs’ season ended on a high note. The boys finished their season third in state and the girls finished tenth, this was accomplished despite the Conference and class changes. “The conference change did not have a big ...

Shooting for Success

Jade Fung, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

After the win from state last year, the boys varsity soccer team had work to do in order to defend their state title against the challengers in the new conference, the Central State Eight (CS8). This new conference holds b...

U Thought Wrong

U Thought Wrong

October 30, 2017

A close call becomes a call to action

Billy Mote, Reporter

April 19, 2017

Filed under Features & Student Life, Sports

Tragedy became a unifying force as the school came together to support one Pioneer during his recovery. The U-Crew and supporters gathered together on Friday, February 24th to celebrate the recovery of sophomore basketball standou...

Closing the Cornbelt

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

February 23, 2017

Filed under Sports

After defeating rival teams like Central Catholic and Olympia, U-High was headed for the conference champion title. The team lost to both teams the first time they played. They later redeemed themselves with a 76-63 win against...

Passing down a legacy

Laura Dulee, Reporter

April 8, 2016

Filed under Sports

Following an extensive search for a new head volleyball coach, Athletic Director Wendy Smith found the fit she was looking for, 2009 ISU alum Mike Bolhuis. Proceeding the 2015 U-High volleyball season, head coach Karen Valouc...

New batting cage

Brett Drake, Reporter

February 29, 2016

Filed under Sports

With the addition of a brand new batting cage, the baseball team looks to go deep into the postseason this spring. For years the Pioneer baseball team has been saving money through donations, State Farm grants, and silent auc...

Shucking the Corn Belt

Jay Burton, Reporter

February 18, 2016

Filed under News, Sports

U-High announced that it will be departing the conference it helped create back in 1950 to join the Central State Eight. The departure of Mahomet and Eureka have already left two vacancies in the Corn Belt conference; U-High’s...

Just keep swimming

Hannah Boyd, Reporter

February 18, 2016

Filed under Sports

Despite the loss of one of their coaches less than three weeks ago, the Boys Swimming and Diving team approach Sectionals with high aspirations. “We’ve had a lot of bumps in the road this season and they keep handling it w...