Articles by Parker Yount, senior editor 2015-2016











The Evolution of Loonieville

Leesville Road head coach Russ Frazier is in his fourth year at Leesville. He grew up in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina as the son of…


WCPSS response to snow predictions

As many Leesville students, parents and faculty remember, last year’s winter was one for the books. On average, the RDU area receives 6.74 inches of…









FCA club spotlight

The Fellowship of Athletes (FCA) organization was started back in 1954 by founder Don McClanen and lives on today–not just at schools across the nation,…


Hurricane season in NC heating up quickly

Technically, hurricane season starts on June 1 each year. However, that doesn’t mean tropical storms won’t develop before then, and North Carolina could be affected…


Nevada Mareno continues breaking records

Nevada Mareno: student, athlete, and record breaker. Last Saturday, January 31, Malia Ellington from Community School of Ellington set the new 1000-meter N.C. record with…




Leesville Road widening project update

Leesville Road sees heavy traffic every day, with some 24-30 thousand vehicles commuting on the road each day. The traffic is especially bad during the…








The Big Three: Volleyball Version

The 2014-2015 women’s varsity volleyball team is full of new faces, inexperience and a whopping three seniors. Say what you want about having only three…





Heard of “Ducks Unlimited”?

If you haven’t heard of “Ducks Unlimited,” you ought to check it out. Already immensely popular in the South, the organization does a wide array…



It’s time to Look Up…

If you haven’t seen the video “Look Up” already, you need to take a look. Gary Turk, the video’s director, proposes a five-minute film centered…




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Womens Soccer in the playoffs

First game triumph The Leesville Pride womens soccer team won their first round game of the NCHSAA playoffs. The game was played between the 27-seed…



City to expand Leesville Road

The City of Raleigh has finalized plans to widen a section of Leesville Road. The proposed project plan is for the portion of Leesville Road…




Women’s Soccer Preview

Paul Dinkenor, longtime head coach of the Leesville Road women’s soccer team, loves a good challenge, although this season may be a big one. The…


Preview For 2014 Pride Baseball

Guy Civitello, head coach of the Leesville Road varsity baseball team, is looking forward to a successful yet challenge-filled 2014 baseball season. “This year the…