The Little Hawk

Coach of the Century

George Chamberlain has been coaching for 34 years, and he played as a professional for 10.

Emily Martinez, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing require skill and training, no matter what level someone is on. When it comes to these sports, coaching is a necessity. Boxing isn't just about learning the techniques, it’s also about being able to apply them to everyday life. None of this is new to George Chambe...

JV Women’s Tennis Meet Recap

Evelyn Wolfe '19 strikes the ball on City High's home court

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Unexpected frigid and windy weather on May 9 caused many JV serves to spiral out of control, but even with the poor conditions, City High Women’s tennis managed to gain a win against West High’s JV Women’s team. Previously, City High lost 1-8 against West High mid-April, and this was good motivation to...

XC Season Comes to a Close

Rowan Boulter '22 strides towards the finish line.

Estella Brady, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2018

The mud beneath the freshly-cut grass was slightly wetter and softer than the runners would have liked, but considering the entire season--full of delays and cancellations due to rain and flooding--that was about to come to a close, they were excited to be able to give a race everything they had, rega...

Soccer: Substate Playoff Double Header

Henry Mosher '16 screams after scoring against West Des Moines Valley before half during the Little Hawks' state championship game at the Cownie Soccer Park on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Jack Bacon, Reporter

May 24, 2018

Both City High soccer teams will compete at the University of Iowa soccer complex on Saturday in the substate playoffs. The girls team kicks off at 10:00 am in a rematch against West High. The girls will be looking for a repeat of their dominating 4-0 victory over the Trojans in the regular season. The...

Rising Stars

Miles Pei ‘18 strikes the ball in practice as Kahleb Fallon ‘19 and Jack Motto ‘19 look on.

Ellis Chen, Reporter

April 4, 2018

Sam Bloom and Diego Paciototto-Biggers along with returning senior Mickale Sadecky are set to lead the tennis team this spring

Mud Queen

Krystal Fisher '18 jumps her race quad during a race last season

Addy Smith, Sports Editor

February 15, 2018

What first began as a youthful affinity for mud would later lead to a more serious passion for Krystal Fisher ‘18. “I love the mud. Mud’s the best. I’d rather go play in the mud than go shopping with my friends, it’s just my thing to do,” Fisher said. “I’ve always had a passion fo...

Wrestling Dominates the Bean City Duals

Kyle Hefley '19 tries to drag his opponent back in bounds during his match.

Jack Bacon, Reporter

January 25, 2018

The nature of City High Wrestling’s rapid turnaround has many fans amazed. “It’s been fun to see the guys I’ve been in the program with mature and become ranked wrestlers,” said Lance Bormann ‘18, the 132 pounder for the Little Hawks. “(This group) has kind of turned the program aroun...

Playmaker Profile: Collide A Scope

Addy Smith, Sports Editor

December 21, 2017

Three years ago, Ileana Knapp ‘19, known by her teammates as “Collide a Scope”, discovered something that her father believes saved her life. That something was Roller Derby. “My therapist actually brought me in. I was in a really dark spot, I was depressed, it wasn’t going well. This l...

Putting the Pieces Together

Eric Thomas '18 competes during the Bud Williams Classic on September 28th.

Addy Smith, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017

The boys cross-country team has yet to run their entire line-up together. Their biggest challenge this season has been staying healthy enough to compete, and at the same time. “It’s just getting our core group of guys training together and competing in meets together. We’re just trying, like...

Little Hawks Win First Substate Game

Noah Bullwinkle, Video Editor

May 25, 2017

In City’s first substate game against Dubuque Epworth, the Little Hawks pulled off a convincing victory, winning 10-1 with a slew of goals coming in the second half. “We had a few lineup changes that really got our offense going and we tired them out a lot at the end of the game with our subs...

Nerd Nook: Battlefield 1

Nerd Nook: Battlefield 1

Piers O'Harrow, Reporter

November 17, 2016

Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M Pegi Rating: 18 Genre: Shooter Multiplayer: Online Co-op: Non Single Player: Available Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC Publisher: Electronics Arts Developer: EA DICE Release date: October 21, 2016   Rating: 9.9/10   Features: Br...

Runner with a Cause

Mittman has been a runner for most of his life, and saw coaching as a natural progression.

Claire Noack and Innes Hicsasmaz

November 6, 2015

Loud. Sweaty. Weirdly tan. A crazy grandpa. These are the words that first come to mind when the cross country team thinks of Tom Mittman. Now, after a decades-long career as a coach of the girls’ cross country team, Mittman faces his biggest challenge yet: cancer. “People talk about fight...

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