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Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

Dylan Slezak

Dylan Slezak, Photographer

Dylan Slezak (he/him) is a part of the Senior Class here at Lake Stevens High school. Journalism sounded interesting to him, which led him to take part in the program. He could see himself maybe taking part in a journalistic field in the future due to business relations, which he wants to attend college for. Dylan feels he could contribute a comedic vibe to the Valhalla, where there could possibly be comedy in the news without total seriousness or focusing a lot less on the drama. The biggest goal he wants to achieve is securing a scholarship for football. However, he has accomplished taking on the challenge of O’Dea High School with his football team and beating them 20-3 which is an achieved goal he is proud of! Football has impacted his life by bringing “whole new family, relationships around you and helps keep you out of certain things that could bring negative intentions”. After school, Dylan spends his free time watching films and playing football, with work on Sundays. Life after high school is going to college at WSU, GCU or Boise State.

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Rained out: Tiernan Perkins runs to second base in the pouring rain during a hard game. Perkins has been excited to play his junior year but has faced unexpected weather that has postponed games. You never know when your last day will be, so work hard and make today better than yesterday, Perkins said.

How bad weather impacts spring sports in Washington?

Are cold or warm conditions more ideal for spring sports?
April 25, 2022
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Full potential: Courtney Gray, the Lake Stevens athletic trainer prepares senior Ethan Posey to be able to run and throw at track practice. Gray shows up at practice every day to support all athletes. You do more than just tape ankles and things like that. You are somebody they can confide in and trust. You see them in their darkest hour, and you can be that shoulder for them to cry on, Gray said.

Importance of Sports Medicine for Student-Athletes

Sports Medicine courses build knowledge and trainers support athletic health
March 15, 2022
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Hard Competition: Sophomore Naveer Kaile lifts a heavy tire and competes against other schools in the off-season. Naveer practiced for the upcoming season to be at peak performance. Being in the weight room, eating right, training right and training skills in the offseason and just not being lazy is what really defines your season, Kaile said.

Student athletes practice in the off-season

Check out these suggestions on how to improve before heading off to college
February 7, 2022
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Cleared to play: Freshman QB Kolton Matson warms up to play varsity. Matson took over for Grayson Murren after his injury during the Kamiak game.  The injury really impacted my sight of football. Sometimes you may never come back from an injury or your chance of a season might get taken away from you. Thankfully, I was blessed and was able to get healed up just in time to take my team to a 2-0 playoff victory, Matson said.

Injuries happen

Student athletes endure unplanned setbacks and should be proactive to heal injuries so it doesn't affect their future
December 16, 2021
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[Photo] Melanie Delestrez

November 15, 2021
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