The Guager Official newspaper of White Oak High School

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College Football Teams to Watch

Top Five College Football Teams to Watch Elijah Trest    Staff Writer   Alabama- A top the AP College Football Rankings, the Alabama Crimson Tide boast a 4-0 record. A familiar spot for head coach Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide will beat you on both sides of the ball, playing lockdown defense and getting into the almost as often as any other team in college football. Alabama has 11 athletes on the field at all times and they will shove...

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White Oak Versus Harmony Football Preview

    Brandon Cook Entertainment Editor     Who – White Oak and Harmony What – #7 in the state in 3A White Oak plays #8 in the state in 3A Harmony When – Friday, September 23rd Where – Harmony, Texas   Possibly the biggest game of the regular season, White Oak travels to Harmony to play the Eagles on Friday, September 23rd. This matchup features two of the state’s top ten 3A schools, and the victor walks away with...

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Aerial Attack

Roughnecks stop Crusaders     Brandon Cook Entertainment Editor     With under two minutes left in the game, senior cornerback Max Kutch sealed the fate of the T.K. Gorman Crusaders with a game-ending interception to put the White Oak Roughnecks on top 49-38 at Roughneck Stadium last Friday night. What started off looking like a defensive showdown, turned into an offensive shootout. Early in the fourth quarter, T.K. Gorman senior quarterback Jake Smith completed a 15 yard touchdown pass...

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Shirley Atkins Tournament

Ladynecks defend Shirley Atkins crown   Avery Moore Staff Writer     The White Oak Ladynecks started off the Annual Shirley Atkins tournament on Thursday morning. The team finished first in their pool with wins against Spring Hill, Palestine, and Center. With a slow start against Spring HIll, the Ladynecks made it a 3 set game with the scores of (17-25, 25-20, 25-15). In the win, senior Avery Moore had 8 kills, with senior Kara Carter adding 7 kills and...

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A Step in the Right Direction

Band members take new leadership positions     Kate Pullen and Aubrey Werner Staff Writers     In order to prepare for the upcoming marching season, the White Oak High School Regiment of Roughnecks began two-a-days on Monday, August 1. “I let the seniors have more control this year because a program only gets better when the people inside it actually take ownership for it,” Steele said. As the new seniors stepped up, the band experienced multiple changes. Many leaders...

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Who Runs the World?

US dominates 2016 Rio Olympics     Sabrina Smith Staff Writer     Walking into the stadium in Rio de Janeiro with 554 athletes, we knew we were expected to come away with some major hardware. What no one could’ve guessed: that we’d break a number of world records and come away with 121 medals, 46 of which being gold. Our closest competitor being China with 70 medals. Kicking off the Olympics August 5, the United States walked in ready...

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Community gathers for annual athletics kickoff     Kason Kienzle Sports Editor     Football players, volleyball players, cross-country runners, coaches, flag runners, trainers and cheerleaders all fill the room with one thing in common: chicken. Every year, every high school student and parent who participate in a fall event get together for the well-known “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.” Each year, with the school year just around the corner, the Chicken Dinner kicks off each upcoming fall sport. This year’s...

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Lochte out of Heaven

US Swimmer disgraces nation     Sabrina Smith Staff Writer     After a fun night out with three swimmers on his swim team, US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte spoke to multiple news outlets claiming he had been the victim of a robbery at a gas station. As the story gathered speed, many people speculated his story was fabricated, stretched or a cover-up. They were right. After light was made of the fact that Lochte and three of his teammates...

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8:25 Schedule

School board puts the first ever PLC schedule in place     Jesse Gaut Staff Writer     Starting on September 7, the Wednesday after Labor Day, the school is implementing a new schedule that will make school start at 8:25 a.m. on all Wednesdays instead of the traditional 7:55. “This is my first school I have taught at that has done something like this,” counselor Mrs. Pearce said. “I am very excited to see what this change brings.” This...

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Roughnecks Clip The Eagles

White Oak dominates first game of season     Brandon Cook Entertainment Editor     Even a 45-minute rain delay of the football season couldn’t stop the White Oak Roughnecks from defeating the New Diana Eagles by a comfortable 40 points. The Eagles traveled to White Oak for the soggy season opener in hopes of a win, something they were unable to accomplish in all of 2015. White Oak came out with a 47-7 victory over New Diana. On New...

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