Tiger Times

Photo Illustration. Freshman Jlijah Wright poses for a photo. Wright suffered an amputation of one of his toes.

More than a stubbed toe

December 2, 2019

Freshman Jlijah Wright was racing through his house when he rammed his toe into a pipe in the ground. What started as a stubbed toe, however, soon became a trip to the emergency room and more pain than he originally thought. Why did you have to cut your toe off? I had a blood clot and it got an infection...

Injury leads to opportunity

Injury leads to opportunity

January 17, 2018

He stands by the goal, ready to take off with the ball. But this time it’s different. Instead of a leather, oval-shaped ball, it’s black and white. Hands-free is a new concept to him. Transitioning from something that has shaped your life for the last five years to being a newbie in a sport you kno...

Senior Zack Philips pitches in the baseball game against Evangel.

A fractured season

April 4, 2016

As the fastball slams into the catcher’s glove, the pitcher feels pain up and down his arm. But he has to fight through. It’s in the second inning with two outs, and this batter could be the last one. He throws two quick curveballs with gritted teeth and tears forming in his eyes. But the batter str...

Senior Trevor Danley watches his teammates as he puts on his knee brace. Ever since his injury, Danley must take extra precautions when it comes to safety during sports.

Take a knee

February 17, 2016

Laces and spikes are two components of life that were major keys to senior Trevor Danley’s athletic career.  A two-year starter on varsity football and a four-year letterman in baseball, his high school career is quite successful. Unfortunately, his junior season of spring baseball was cut short b...

Senior Brooke Rayburn watches her fellow Highsteppers perform at a football game. Rayburn will be unable to dance until December.

Not steppin’ real high

October 9, 2015

She worked hard to be senior lieutenant, she waited three years for this moment, she practiced these skills all year, she perfected this routine for weeks, she landed this leap everyday. What she never practiced was colliding with another dancer during the performance and ending her last few times t...

Now watch me limp

Now watch me limp

June 2, 2015

Two months and the crutches. Two months, fifteen days, and the boot. Three months and nothing, but literally, nothing. Everyone said the recovery process would be the easy part. Hi, I'm Lauren, I'm a fitness addict, and the recovery process is not easy. I'm going crazy not being able to run. I...

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