The Warrior Ledger

Taylorsville’s hidden gems

Doubles partners Brooklyn Lee and Athena Lam celebrate after winning a game.

Paige Smith, Editor

October 19, 2020

Since 1948, baseball has been the shining American sport. However, football quickly took over as the favorite in the 70s. Meanwhile, soccer dominates the rest of the world. These popular sports are so widespread that they are common and almost required high school activities. It’s an American stereotype t...

Player Profile Teuili Taukeiaho

Player Profile Teuili Taukeiaho

Kate Konatsu, Editor-n-Chief

October 13, 2020

Senior Teuili Taukeiaho started his athletic career at the age of nine after his parents signed him up for football seeing as his cousins did the same. Two years later, he launched his volleyball career after watching his sisters play. Seven years later, he received MVP for defensive line in Football...

Drill or Dance Co: Why Not Both?

Drill or Dance Co: Why Not Both?

Jocelyne Zapata, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Reporter  The number of people trying out for Dance Co and Drill has gone from 60+ girls to less than 30 girls. So, Drill and Dance Co have decided to start allowing people to do them both. It works because they learn different techniques, skills, training, and goals. Being in both actually helps ...

Joining the swim team brings many benefits

Joining the swim team brings many benefits

Mason Bingham, Reporter

November 25, 2019

As the school year begins, the swim team at Taylorsville High School is already preparing for the long season ahead. Their season is the longest in high school sports, spanning from September, all the way into early February. The commitment and effort required of the athletes can be intimidating. However, s...

Taylorsville football deals with downhill season

Taylorsville football deals with downhill season

Junior Heimuli, Reporter

November 25, 2019

  Taylorsville football has come to very bad ends meet to win games and struggle to find new head coaches. Linebacker Andre Amosa said, “It's been really hard through everything we had to do in the summer, and being behind everyone. It was stressful with not having summer practices and not...

Football may outweigh other sports

Football may outweigh other sports

Zoee Anderson, Reporter

November 25, 2019

With football season in full swing, it conjures up the question of whether or not the funding of other high school sports is equal. It has come to the attention that schools direct their main focus on the football teams. Taylorsville High school bases most of the fundraisers and school events around the fo...

Bad sportsmanship impacts what happens on the field

Bad sportsmanship impacts what happens on the field

Wylie Castanuela, Reporter

November 7, 2019

  “Victory is in the quality of competition and not the final score,” said Mike Marshall a former major league baseball player. Sportsmanship can affect the way sports are viewed and how they are played. Sportsmanship is a key thing in sports. It can change how the game is played with ju...

How Taylorsville Alumni Feel About the Sport They Used to be Apart

What do the students who used to be apart of our school team feel about our current team?

Kanna Glazier, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Taylorsville High school takes a lot of pride into their sports. A lot of players and team members work hard to live up to the expectations of past teammates. Suzanne Buttnob was on the Drill Team from 2016 to 2019. She shared that she participated in drills for the High School Experience and to conti...

Player Profile: Suzanne Buttenob

Senior Suzanne Buttenob posed against a brick background for her headshot

Meghan Gavin, Reporter

April 25, 2019

Sports have been her life ever since she was young. Buttenob has done basketball, tennis, volleyball, cheer, and dance. She has been active from a very young age. At the age of just four years old she started dancing. She has done that all the way up to her senior year in high school at Taylorsville ...

Player Profile: Dane Leituala

Senior Dane Leituala posed against a brick background

Diana Nguyen, Reporter

April 25, 2019

Senior Dane Leituala is the school’s varsity quarterback. Leituala has been on the football team since he was a freshman in high school. Not only is he the starting quarterback this year but he has been the quarterback on the varsity team since freshman year. Leituala has been playing football since he ...

How athletes can affect starting positions and playing time

Taylorsville High's football team starting a play.

Brooklyn Poole, Reporter

April 25, 2019

When playing a team sport, players are not guaranteed a spot on the starting roster. There are many factors that determine that. A sophomore on the soccer team, Ben Williams says, “[...] you have to have good chemistry with your teammates to be a good team, [...] same goes for with your coach,...

Fans ecstatic over preseason games

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) works against Golden State's Kevin Durant (35) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Ivan Gonzalez, Reporter

April 25, 2019

The 2018 - 2019 NBA regular season is set to start in the second week of October for most teams, although it is a new season it is very easy to tell which teams are the top contenders for the NBA championship this year. With this, we will look at some of these teams. Up first are the biggest favorites from the ...

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