The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

The Lariat

The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

The Lariat

The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

The Lariat

The Dive In: NBA PLAYOFFS
The Dive In: NBA PLAYOFFS
Anthony Ford, Athletics Editor • May 15, 2021

Anthony and Dorian discussed the NBA's new play in the tournament and give their predictions if the NBA PLAYOFFS is all the way through the championships

Who is that Teachers Pet?
Who is that Teacher's Pet?
Carlee Stuart, Journalist • October 6, 2022

Often, teacher's pets can reveal a lot about a teacher. See if these pets really match the personality of the adults students find in front of...

APP CHAT
APP CHAT
Claro Bacaltos, Layout Editor • October 2, 2020

Ms. Robertson enjoys her time finding the next big literary hit.
Book it to the Library
October 2, 2020

Join the Las Vegas public library in learning about, and celebrating, the depth and diversity of Black history using the Library District's FREE...

Instagrams To Follow
Instagrams To Follow
Claro Bacaltos, Layout Editor • September 19, 2020

Instagram has undoubtedly become one of the most used social media platforms for people of all ages. The Lariat would like to showcase Instagram...

Memorable Mustang Rodeo

Shadow+Ridge+flag+football+team%21+%28Courtesy+of%3A+Coach+Matthew+Nighswonger%29
Shadow Ridge flag football team! (Courtesy of: Coach Matthew Nighswonger)

The flag football team here at Shadow Ridge has been stacking up the wins this season, as they have continued to work hard all year. This past December, these student athletes came out of Nevada’s annual Mustang Rodeo tournament with yet another win.

Flag football coach, Matthew Nighswonger explains, “Mustang Rodeo is the premiere flag football tournament that takes place in the Las Vegas Valley every season. This year, we had 14 teams from across the Las Vegas area competing. The best players in the state of Nevada were featured in the tournament.”

Flag Football’s trophy from the Mustang Rodeo tournament! (Courtesy of: Coach Matthew Nighswonger)

Even with the significance of this event, these student athletes managed to pull through and give it their all. Each and every member of the team worked together to help one another to compete at their very best.

“Many different girls managed to step up throughout the two-day tournament. It was a genuine team effort coming from all of our players. These student athletes learned how to come together as a team, and how to get all players involved in the victories. The team’s beliefs in both their abilities and each other have grown significantly from this experience,” Coach Nighswonger conveys.

With every team member contributing to their overall success, these athletes are constantly learning and building off of one another both on and off the field. This team has grown immense support in its community, making way for more growth to come.

Playing on the flag football team this season, junior, Hailey Jones expresses, “Getting the chance to compete as a part of the team was amazing! After spending the whole day together and playing together, I feel like we all got much closer and stronger as a team; and when we are out on the field, it’s so fun and everyone is so supportive, and it feels like this is now my second family.”

This team has worked to build such a supportive community, as flag football players here at Shadow Ridge continue to build relationships and mutual respect for each other. This sense of cooperation has allowed team members to work together to push past any obstacles along the way. This tournament has managed to become one of many successful outings for the team, contributing to their many accomplishments at Shadow Ridge.

Jones claims, “Looking back on this tournament, I most enjoyed getting to become closer with my team, and winning the championship.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Lariat
$160
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Shadow Ridge High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Talor Gitman, Campus Life Editor
Talor is a junior at Shadow Ridge High School. She enjoys watching movies, dancing, spending time with friends, and has been in Las Vegas for about three years. Being from San Diego, Talor also loves going to the beach with friends and family. Some of her favorite movies consist of comedies such as Grown Ups, Just go With it, or The Goonies. This year, Talor strives to write amazing articles, and hopes to turn them in on time!
Donate to The Lariat
$160
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Lariat Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *