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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Varsity Boys Basketball

Hawks exceed expectations! How the hawks silenced all the doubters in .500 finish
your 2023-2024 Hawks!
your 2023-2024 Hawks!

The 2022-23 Urbana Hawks varsity basketball team was one of the best ones in recent memory. Led by seniors Jude Husbly and Yousfef Ali, they finished with a 15-9 record and made it all the way to the second round of the state playoffs. However, with over half the team graduating and star player Arron Shoffner leaving for a private school, the future seemed grim for the upcoming season. Rumblings of a losing record for next year were getting louder and louder, and incrementally, people were starting to lose hope in the 23-24 Hawks

 

Then, the season started and the Hawks were shining with impressive wins against Frederick (9-1) and South Hagerstown.( won by 20+ points!) Even with the games they lost, the Hawks looked impressive and only lost by a tight margin most of the time. As of February 22, 2024, the Hawks’ regular season ended with a record of 11-11, which is a far cry from the projected record people thought they were going to have. Senior Therry Patchu had this to say on the regular season: “I feel like we’re having a pretty good season and we’re better than a lot of people expected us to be, and for that, I’m happy we are exceeding expectations.”

 

With the Hawks gearing up for a heated postseason run, one thing’s for certain: These Hawks have no apprehension whatsoever as they are going to face whatever is ahead of them head-on with the gained respect and newfound confidence of the fans as well.

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Jadon Hawkins is a 11th grader  at Urbana High School. Jadon Hawkins joined the Hawkeye newspaper so that he can improve his abilities in public relations. In Jadon Hawkens words “In public relations, a big part of it is journalism. So to take that first step is imperative to what I want to do in the future” In his free time Jadon likes to take part in video games such as 2K and FIFA. He also likes to write and socialize with others. Rap, RnB, and Afrobeat are some music  genres that Jadon likes to listen to. Jadon is looking forward to college and is wanting to get a degree in communications so that he can pursue his future goal of working in public relations. By the end of 2024 Jadon Hawkins would like to grow his hair out, and one way that Jadon likes to relax after a stressful day is by taking a nap.

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