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Carson Carpenter

Carson Carpenter, Co-Editor In Chief

My name is Carson, and I'm a senior at SHS. I have been in newspaper since the second semester of my freshman year. I enjoy writing about sports, but this year I'll be branching out and expanding my writing topics this year.

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Getting Back to Normal: Oktoberfest Back After 2020 Cancellation

Getting Back to Normal: Oktoberfest Back After 2020 Cancellation

October 6, 2021

Seymour's favorite annual event was back for its 48th go-around after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Wednesday night was the first night of the 4 day long festival. Visitors were...

Womens Sports Arent Appreciated Enough Compared to Their Male Counterparts

Women’s Sports Aren’t Appreciated Enough Compared to Their Male Counterparts

September 3, 2021

NBA vs WNBA, men's soccer vs women's soccer, baseball vs softball, the list goes on and on. It seems to be a constant debate between both adults and teenagers alike trying to determine which sport or version...

August 16 - August 21 Weekly Calendar

August 16 – August 21 Weekly Calendar

August 16, 2021

NOTE: The following dates are subject to change. Monday, August 16th - White Day Girls Varsity Golf vs. Columbus East (Home) 4:15 pm Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Salem (Home) 5:30 pm Boys Varsity...

Week of August 31st Sports Preview

Week of August 31st Sports Preview

August 31, 2020

August 31: Seymour golf Columbus East at Shadowood, 4:15 p.m. September 1st: Seymour volleyball at Floyd Central, 7 p.m. Seymour boys soccer at Jeffersonville, 7 p.m. Seymour tennis at Jeffersonville,...

Dear SHS...

Dear SHS…

May 11, 2020

Dear SHS, Where do I even start? My first two years of high school have gone by so quickly, and it's crazy to think that I'm only two full years removed from going to college. The past two years have...

Head Football Coach Kelly Accepts Offer to Coach in Fischers

Head Football Coach Kelly Accepts Offer to Coach in Fischers

May 8, 2020

Seymour's head football coach, Michael Kelly, recently accepted a job offer to coach for the Hamilton Southeastern Royals in Fishers, Indiana. The Royals, coming off a 5-5 season, saw Coach Adam Morris...

How to Keep Mentally Healthy During Quarantine

How to Keep Mentally Healthy During Quarantine

March 27, 2020

If your quarantine experience has been anything like mine, it's likely involved a lot of Netflix, Disney +, video games, and whatever else you can find to pass time or keep yourself entertained while stuck...

COVID-19 Threatens Baseball Teams Season

COVID-19 Threatens Baseball Team’s Season

March 13, 2020

The most recent outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 is threatening baseball and all other spring sports' seasons. The baseball team is set for their 2020 season opener match-up against in town rival Trinity...

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who tragically passed away at age 41 on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna, Along with Seven Others, Die in Helicopter Crash

February 7, 2020

Tragedy struck on the foggy Sunday morning of January 26, 2020. Kobe Bryant was headed to a basketball game with his daughter and seven others in a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter, to beat the everyday traffic...

50 years of Seymours Lloyd Scott Gymnasium

50 years of Seymour’s Lloyd Scott Gymnasium

December 18, 2019

Seymour's Lloyd E. Scott gymnasium is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It boasts the title of the nation's largest gym by total seating capacity with a total of 8,228 seats in the gym. New Castle...

Owls Put Up Valiant Effort in 14-7 Loss to Columbus East

Owls Put Up Valiant Effort in 14-7 Loss to Columbus East

October 14, 2019

The reigning state champions Columbus East traveled to Seymour for Friday night lights. Conditions weren't ideal for either team or spectators. It was a cold and rainy night, with the rain being on and...

2019 Ofest Popular Foods

2019 O’fest Popular Foods

October 10, 2019

Class of 2020 Pommes Frites "Every year at the Oktoberfest, I go to the Enter His Courts booth to buy some pommes frites, or French fries. They are fried in oil and lightly salted before being served...

Football Team Loses Jackson Bowl, Drop Second Straight

Football Team Loses Jackson Bowl, Drop Second Straight

October 3, 2019

It was perhaps the biggest game of the year for both the Seymour and Brownstown football teams. Starting from a slew of events Friday morning, both schools had a build-up of plenty of tension. There was...

Football Team Suffers First Loss in Heart Breaker vs. Bedford

Football Team Suffers First Loss in Heart Breaker vs. Bedford

September 23, 2019

The football team lost their first game of the year Friday night. It was a slow start for the Owls, something that's been common throughout every game this season with the Owls only scoring once in the...

Owls Make Late Push in 4th Quarter, Win at JenCo

Owls Make Late Push in 4th Quarter, Win at JenCo

September 17, 2019

The Owls found themselves on the road for the third week in a row and this time they were taking on the Jennings County Panthers. Seymour received the ball upon the opening kick, but as they were marching...

Football Team Wins 49-7 in Dominating Fashion at Madison

Football Team Wins 49-7 in Dominating Fashion at Madison

September 9, 2019

The football team took on the Cubs of Madison on the road and convincingly won 49-7. The 1st Quarter was a slug-fest for both teams, neither getting a score for the whole of the quarter. That would...

QB Brendan Smith breaks a tackle.

Football Team Improves to 2-0 After Big Win at Jeffersonville

September 3, 2019

The Owls traveled to Jeffersonville Friday night to take on the Red Devils. It was a slow start for both teams, going without a score until the start of the second quarter, where the Red Devils struck...

Football Team Wins Season Opener vs. South Dearborn in Comeback Fashion

Football Team Wins Season Opener vs. South Dearborn in Comeback Fashion

August 27, 2019

The football team opened up their season against South Dearborn, kicking off Friday Night Lights. It was an eventful night that saw Seymour down by two scores in the final quarter of the game. After a...

Picture Day is Almost Here!

Picture Day is Almost Here!

August 19, 2019

Just a reminder that picture day for freshman, sophomores, and juniors are scheduled for tomorrow, August 20, as well as Wednesday, August 21. Pictures will be taken during study hall, and the teacher...

Four Sports, a lot of balls and stuff

Seymour Seniors Sign to Continue Athletic Career Throughout College

May 7, 2019

It's been an eventful couple of weeks for Seymour Athletics, having had many seniors sign to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level. Here's a list of all signings throughout the year. Baseball Hunter...

Kate Snook hits a two-run home run that breaks the scoreboard.

Softball Improves to 10-1, Off to One of Best Starts in School History

April 25, 2019

Seymour Softball is off to one of its greatest starts in school history after their most recent win against Charlestown Monday night. The girls won in dominating fashion 10-3. After going down 0-3, the...

Brayden Wilson hits the ball.

Seymour Gets Revenge Against Rival Brownstown

April 11, 2019

It was a sweet Tuesday night for the Owls, defeating Brownstown in dominating fashion 11-0. This win just nearly a week after dropping to Brownstown at home 9-3. Everything was working for Owls' Junior...

Owls Win Season Opener at Trinity

Owls Win Season Opener at Trinity

April 3, 2019

 The Seymour Baseball Varsity team played their season opener against Trinity Lutheran at Alf Snyder Field on Thursday night. The Owls started out scoring three runs in the 1st to take a 3-0 lead. After...

This Years Musical, The Addams Family

This Year’s Musical, The Addams Family

April 1, 2019

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Karum of the musical department about this year's musical, The Addams Family, set to premiere April 4, 2019. Tell us a little more about the musical. The story...

Seymour Baseballs Victory Field Challenge

Seymour Baseball’s Victory Field Challenge

March 14, 2019

Every year Seymour Baseball has a week dedicated to the Victory Field Challenge. Coaches gather on a designated night the week before to draft teams. The players are divided equally among eight coaches...

Super Bowl LIII Winner pt. 2

Super Bowl LIII Winner pt. 2

January 29, 2019

New poll out! Go vote!! https://goo.gl/forms/L0xfnhHF8Fo1FMQt1   

Super Bowl LIII: Winner? Vote!

Super Bowl LIII: Winner? Vote!

January 17, 2019

Click on this link to vote! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_pf9xbRvMoMlvJaDudj_RUuFAwrGNWW6jP46I2G4QcQ/prefill

Professional Theater Company Kentucky Shakespeare Visits SHS

Professional Theater Company Kentucky Shakespeare Visits SHS

January 15, 2019

Professional theatrical company Kentucky Shakespeare paid 352 SHS freshmen a visit January 10. Actors John and Jessica sampled scenes from three different genres: a history, a comedy, and...

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