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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


Dreams do come true: looking back on the early days for our future college athletes (photos)

Dreams do come true: looking back on the early days for our future college athletes (photos)

Jillian Grimes and Hannah Stoner May 27, 2022

Here, we are displaying pictures of various CHS senior athletes who plan on furthering their athletic careers at the college level. Several athletes have signed to play over the school year; check...

Congratulations to these members of the senior class as they signed with the prospective colleges on April 13, 2022.

National Signing Day 2022 (Photos)

Periscope staff April 27, 2022

Congratulations to the following seniors for officially committing to continue their athletic and academic endeavors at the schools listed below, as part of National Signing Day 2022.

HEAD IN THE GAME: Carlisle boys lacrosse gets ready to face off against Central Dauphin. The starting line up is pictured before the game having a discussion with the other team and the officials.

Major comeback: Boys lacrosse defeats Central Dauphin in season opener

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor April 1, 2022

The Carlisle boys lacrosse team kicked off their season to a great start on Tuesday, March 29 with wins for both the JV and varsity teams against division opponent Central Dauphin.  The JV team won...

ADMIRAL ADVICE: Girls wrestling head coach Vinny Anceravage coaches up CHS Junior Katelyn Coldren at MyHouse Pennsylvania State Championships. Coldren went on to finish 6th out of 27 wrestlers. The girls state championships were hosted by Central Dauphin High School and hosted hundreds of the best girls wrestlers in the state.

Taking down boundaries: Coldren pins down Carlisle’s first girls state wrestling medal (Q&A)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief April 1, 2022

Carlisle's inaugural season of girls club wrestling has concluded with success. CHS junior Katelyn Coldren finished sixth in the state, bringing the Thundering Herd home their first girls state medal ever....

TIME FOR A BREATHER: Layton Schmick chats with coach Jake Wilson after one of his rounds at the PIAA state wrestling championships (March 11-12).  Schmick recorded 32 pins this season, beating the Carlisle record for most pins in a season (25) set by Ian Shannon in 2013.

Hungry for more: Schmick goes 2-2 at state wrestling championships

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief March 14, 2022

Junior Layton Schmick finished off a historic wrestling season late Friday night in the GIANT Center, where he finished his PIAA state championship run with a 2-2 record on the weekend, losing to both...

BEHIND THE LINE: Alex Ftohidis gets ready to roll his ball for the Carlisle team during the match against Cumberland Valley. The match was held on Tuesday, February 15.

New opportunities: Unified bocce is a sport for all

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor February 27, 2022

Bocce ball is a sport that is typically played as a backyard game. More recently, it has stepped into the spotlight at CHS.  A co-ed unified bocce team recently started at CHS during the 2021-2022...

Winter Signing Day 2022

Winter Signing Day 2022

Periscope staff February 2, 2022

Congratulations to the following seniors--they signed with their prospective schools on Wed Feb 2, 2022 at 3pm in the Gene Evans Gymnasium in McGowan. Check out this video to watch the ceremony.

GLIDING DOWN THE ICE: Peyton Mitchell of the Capital City Vipers carries the puck across the ice. Mitchell has been playing hockey for five years now.

In the Shadows: Highlighting student athletes in obscure sports

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

A large part of most high schools is the athletic programs that they offer. For Carlisle and a majority of other schools, the football and basketball teams are the games that tend to draw the biggest crowds...

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD: Phase I of the Athletic Field Project includes putting in a synthetic turf field in the area of the current football practice field. The field is planned to be built by the 2022 Fall Sports Season. Sensenig said, They [my team] will no longer be affected by huge holes, divots or dirt patches in the grass- or the length of the grass affecting their ability to dribble with speed and control in order to successfully possess the ball.

Surface tension: District approves plan to build synthetic turf field

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor December 23, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, the Carlisle Area School District held a board meeting in which they voted and approved the first phase of a three-phase athletic field project. This project includes putting in...

LIGHT LIFESTYLES: A normal meal for a wrestler cutting weight may look bare to a normal person. However, these athletes are getting all the proper nutrition they need while being in peak physical shape. A normal meal usually consists of fruit, and some type of protein with water to wash it down.

Losing pounds, gaining pride: the positives of cutting weight in wrestling (Editorial)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief December 21, 2021

Smack dab in the middle of the season with Christmas cookies and pie, some students in our school district may find these treats less than appetizing. With the wrestling season underway, a constant of...

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