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  • September 28Today is a home football game. Get decked out in pink for the pink out!
  • September 26Congrats to all the Coffee House performers!
  • September 26CHS picture retakes grades 9 through 11 are set for October 7
  • September 22Homecoming is just a month away, October 22, 7pm to 10pm in Swartz
  • September 22CHS PSAT testing is scheduled for October 12, free for grades 10 and 11
The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


Why I Love…Carlisle (podcast episode)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief May 19, 2022

Check out our newest episode of the CHS Periscope podcast series, "Why I Love..." where our guests will tell you all about their passions and why you too should love them. This episode's guest is CHS...

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...

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...

Ian Hill: Unafraid (Video)

Negin Fahim from Herd TV, Reporter January 24, 2022

This video was originally broadcast on Herd TV on January 19, 2022. [TRANSCRIPT] Being in high school is hard. The stress of fitting in, peer pressure, self-image—they can make us all wear masks,...

Diamond in the Rough: ‘MLB The Show’ superstar Jack Kriner (Video)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief January 24, 2022

This feature originally appeared on Herd TV on January 18, 2022. [TRANSCRIPT] In a school full of endless possibilities, one student is becoming a superstar in a very unique way.  “I'm sure...

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...

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