Lady Cougars advance in playoffs

February 22, 2023 The Aquilla High School girls basketball team was set to advance to the regional quarterfinal round of the playoffs Tuesday evening, February 21. The Lady Cougars beat Penelope 63-23 in the bi-district round Monday, February 13, before getting a 57-19 win over Chester in the area round Friday, February 17. Team members … Continue reading Lady Cougars advance in playoffs

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Wildcats and Lady Cougars are district champs

February 15, 2023 The Whitney High School varsity boys basketball team (10-2) sealed the district championship with a 67-66 win over Grandview Tuesday, February 7. Pictured are (l to r): Duan Johnson, Marcus Wilson, Jairdyn Anderson, Tristan Wilson, Eli Headley, Cade Baker, Colby Estill, Weazle Johnson, Mason Seely, Trey Haynes, Jordan Johnson. Pictured with the … Continue reading Wildcats and Lady Cougars are district champs

‘Chicago Fire’ actor holds Hill County hometown close to his heart

Reporter: Ellie Mahan December 1, 2022 Actor Jake Lockett has landed numerous roles in film and television since he gave his first on-stage performance in a play for Aquilla High School, and he now plays the newest firefighter at Firehouse 51 in season 11 of "Chicago Fire." Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC. During his senior … Continue reading ‘Chicago Fire’ actor holds Hill County hometown close to his heart

Aquilla High School Class of ’22

June 2, 2022 Members of Aquilla High School's Class of 2022 earned diplomas Saturday, May 28. This year's graduating class includes: Casey Bruner, Brianna Bryars, Blakelinn Day, Malik Douglas, Hannah Dunbar, Alexis Fine, Marcus Goetz, Jason Gonzalez, Jackson Grimmett, Hunter Haygood, Kyndall Huffhines, Levi Ihlenfeldt, Lane Keel, Michael McKibben, Carson Miller, Isabella Morales, Caitlyn Morgan, … Continue reading Aquilla High School Class of ’22

Local athletes advance to state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 Whitney High School sophomore Marcus Wilson will compete in the 300m hurdles at the state track and field meet after his performance at the recent 3A regional meet held in Midway. Wilson posted the fastest third-place time in the state, earning him the wildcard spot and a chance to … Continue reading Local athletes advance to state

17-year-old Aquilla student has “big dreams in a small town”

Reporter: Ellie Mahan November 10, 2021 The little girl who grew up hot gluing clothing together to make dresses and filming home movies with her little sister had a passion for fashion, modeling and acting that continued over the years. Little did she know, that passion would lead her to attend New York Fashion Week … Continue reading 17-year-old Aquilla student has “big dreams in a small town”

Students thank police officers

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 3, 2021 In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day in October, Aquilla High School students, along with the Student Council, wrote cards of appreciation to local police departments. Senior Alexis Fine and sophomore Daniel Fine presented the cards to Whitney Officer Jason Perkins. Cards were also mailed to the … Continue reading Students thank police officers

Aquilla homecoming royalty crowned

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 Aquilla crowned 2021 Homecoming Queen Bailee Sheddan in a halftime ceremony during the Friday night, October 8, homecoming football game. This year's king was Levi Ihlenfeldt, and also recognized were First Princess Kyndall Huffhines and Second Princess Brynn Rains. dfgdfgd dfgdfgg dfgdfgdfg dsfgdfgdg sdfgdfgdfg dfgdfgdg Don't want to miss … Continue reading Aquilla homecoming royalty crowned