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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


The Carlisle High Schools turf field has been installed across from Ken Millen Stadium. Utilizing the field are the schools soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse teams which sometimes leads to later practices and games.

Raising the playing field: Carlisle’s new turf field increases athletic opportunity

Hannah Stoner , Sports Editor October 27, 2022

For years, Carlisle High School sports teams have had to deal with inconsistent care of their grass fields. They have also had to face the embarrassment of their opponents, who for the most part all play...

The Herd storm the field prior to game against Governor Mifflin.

The Herd Head into an Emotional Game Against Altoona while Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive

Bryce Wolaver, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

Coming off of a huge road victory against CV, the Herd find themselves in playoff contention. Carlisle beat Cumberland Valley 26-20 on Friday, October 14th to secure their first win against the Eagles...

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...

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