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Daniel Stackhouse

Daniel Stackhouse, Sports Editor

Senior Daniel Stackhouse is a two-year member of The Prowler staff.  He is the Sports Editor.

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Coach’s Corner

May 19, 2021

Coach’s Corner

May 12, 2021
Titoluwa Alofe

Titoluwa Alofe

May 11, 2021
Junior midfielder Nate Mitchell and an opposing Spartan fight for a loose ground ball during the Panthers’ quarterfinal game against Greater Atlanta Christian. The Panthers’ explosive season came to an end on Friday against the visiting Spartans in a 6-4 loss. Ground balls proved to be fatal for Starr’s Mill, as the team had 11 turnovers against the Spartans. In comparison, the Spartans only had six turnovers.

Not to be

May 10, 2021
Panthers crowd King’s Ridge senior midfielder and attacker Brennan Brown during the second round of the A-AAAAA GHSA state playoffs. Despite a slow start, Starr’s Mill erupted to dominate the Tigers in a 17-8 victory. Eight players scored for the Panthers and nine players collected ground balls. “Nobody thought that we could win without those [seniors] that left last year,” Schmidlkofer said. “These guys have proven that they can. I’m super, super proud of all the guys that are contributing.”

All in

May 5, 2021
Freshman outfielder Heath Whitlock sprints toward first base during the Panthers’ first round playoff series against the Tri-Cities Bulldogs. Starr’s Mill had the Bulldogs’ number, swiftly defeating Tri-Cities by mercy rule in two games. The team scored 27 runs off of 20 hits. Whitlock went five-for-seven at the plate and batted in four runs.

Clean sweep

April 29, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

April 29, 2021

Coach’s Corner

April 28, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

April 22, 2021

Coach’s Corner

April 21, 2021
Seniors across both soccer teams pose for photos alongside their families between their games on senior night. Both teams honored their seniors for their contributions to Starr’s Mill soccer over their high school years. The girls team struggled against a quick and aggressive Harrison team and lost 3-0. On the flipside, the boys thrashed Hampton, mercying them 10-0.

Soccer stars

April 20, 2021
Starr’s Mill baseball team poses with the region 2-AAAAA trophy following their game against the McIntosh Chiefs. The Panthers only needed one win against either McIntosh or Northside-Columbus to claim the region title, and they achieved their goal against the Chiefs. This is the program’s fourth consecutive region championship and eleventh in school history.

Stage one complete

April 19, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

April 16, 2021
Seniors pitcher Eli Jones (left) and outfielder Thad Ector (right) stand alongside their families during the baseball team’s season walk prior to their Tuesday game against the Whitewater Wildcats. After 11 seniors were honored by the team, the Panthers went straight to work against Whitewater. Despite a messy fifth inning, Starr’s Mill played well and defeated the Wildcats 4-3. Both Jones and Ector will play baseball at the University of South Carolina next year.

The boys of spring

April 15, 2021
Junior sprinter Sydney Blair keeps up with a runner from Hewitt-Trussville High School in Alabama during the annual Friday Night Lights meet. 18 boys teams and 21 girls teams gathered at Panther Stadium last Friday. Both boys and girls teams overall placed outside the top six. “It was great competition tonight,” track head coach Chad Walker said. “It was a lot of fun, a little bit chilly, but we’re going to build on this.”

All of the lights

April 12, 2021
Senior captain Austin Morris fights McIntosh sophomore Caleb Kreitner for the ball during the Panthers’ rivalry game against the Chiefs last Thursday. Both boys and girls teams played the Chiefs in the tenth annual ‘Battle of the Bubble’ games where the girls fell 4-2, and the boys triumphed in penalty kicks. The boys game remained scoreless all the way through, with senior goalie Andrew Cole racking up six saves. “Any game like this, such high stakes on the line, region championship against the cross-city rivals, everybody wants it so bad and I wanted really really bad,” Cole said. “I gave it everything I had tonight. Super proud of all the boys too.”

War in the bubble

April 5, 2021

Coach’s Corner

March 31, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

March 26, 2021
Prowler Bracketology

Prowler Bracketology

March 25, 2021
Due to the pandemic, prom is being held in Panther Stadium on April 24 from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. If students paid their junior or senior dues then their ticket is covered, If not, then the ticket costs $105 and can be purchased on myschoolbucks.

[PHOTO] Prom-ish

March 15, 2021
Junior first baseman Ben Moseley watches an upcoming pitching during the Panthers’ region game against the Whitewater Wildcats yesterday. Despite a sluggish first six innings, the team came together at the bottom of the seventh to propel themselves to a 7-6 win in extra innings. Moseley went 3-4 at the plate, including the game-winning RBI. “Feel’s great [to clinch that win],” Moseley said. “It’s our field, we’re defending it.”

Home free

March 12, 2021
The Prowler is hosting its first ever bracket challenge for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. All Starr’s Mill students and faculty are welcome to enter and compete for a $30 Amazon gift card and a segment in a feature podcast.

The madness is back

March 11, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

March 11, 2021

Coach’s Corner

March 2, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

February 25, 2021
Senior outfielder, South Carolina commit, and MLB draft prospect Thad Ector moves up to bat in the Panthers’ first home game of the season against the North Forsyth Raiders this past Tuesday. Starr’s Mill came out swinging and kept the pressure on North Forsyth to take the game 11-1 in five innings. The Panthers took control early with six runs in the first inning and never looked back. Ector had a two-run homerun to help the Panthers extend their lead later in the game.

Leading off with promise

February 25, 2021
Freshman forward Mia Hargrove sets up for a free kick during the Lady Panthers’ home match against the St. Pius X Lady Golden Lions this past Tuesday. Due to an incomplete roster and inexperienced players on the field, the girls could not handle St. Pius and suffered a 4-0 defeat. Starr’s Mill had trouble getting past midfield all game long, only putting up one shot on goal. In contrast, St. Pius racked up 24 shots on goal on top of keeping the game in Panther territory.

‘Deer in headlights’

February 12, 2021
Senior Michael Townsend (left) and junior Malachi Townsend (right) move down the court with the basketball. The Townsend brothers have stood out on the boys team as a dominant and versatile pair. All their lives, they have pursued basketball excellence as they push each other to greater heights. Beyond that, the brothers have forged a strong brotherly bond off of the court.

The Brothers Townsend

February 10, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David waits for the upcoming snap during the team’s 31-23 wild card game win against the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field on Jan. 9. Last night, David and the Buccaneers successfully shut down the Kansas City Chiefs and their offense to win Super Bowl LV, 31-9. Kansas City did not score a single touchdown throughout the Super Bowl, the first time the team did not score a touchdown in a game since quarterback Patrick Mahomes took control under center. On top of six tackles, David helped contain Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, limiting Kansas City’s most productive receiver to 10 receptions and 133 yards.

Unsung heroes

February 8, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

February 5, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

February 4, 2021
Joey Sulkowski

Joey Sulkowski

January 22, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

January 21, 2021
I present the Region 2-AAAAA championship trophy to the Starr’s Mill football team after their 38-7 victory over the McIntosh Chiefs last season. Since I really started getting into sports, I have grown to love several aspects of them. Covering Panther football’s 2018 quarterfinal game against the Dutchtown Bulldogs signifies my favorite sports moment and symbolizes why sports matter.

Why sports matter to me

January 14, 2021

Coach’s Corner

January 13, 2021
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

December 12, 2020

Coach’s Corner

December 11, 2020
Starr’s Mill offensive line faces off against the Mundy’s Mill defensive line during the first round of the GHSA AAAAA playoffs at Panther Stadium. Every Tuesday, “Gameday Takeaways” will offer analysis of the most recent football game. This column will provide unique talking points driven by live observations and data, bringing full coverage all season long.

Gameday Takeaways

December 2, 2020
Starr’s Mill offense huddles up during their first round of the GHSA AAAAA state playoffs last Friday against the Mundy’s Mill Tigers. The Panthers fired on all cylinders early to take a substantial lead and never lost control, winning the game 63-6. The offense broke the record for points scored in a game, originally set at 61 against Stockbridge in 2001. Seven different scored players for Starr’s Mill

‘It’s do or die’

November 30, 2020
Tyler Glover

Tyler Glover

November 27, 2020

[VIDEO] Coach’s Corner

November 25, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

November 20, 2020
Senior Andres Moc lines up for the next snap during Panther football’s final regular season game against the McIntosh Chiefs at McIntosh High School. Starr’s Mill focused on developing their offensive game amidst great performances by a reliable running back and an explosive defensive line. Moc led the Panther defense with two sacks against the Chiefs in the 38-7 victory.

Gameday Takeaways, Week 9

November 18, 2020
Senior offensive lineman Vee Holcomb awaits a snap during the Panthers’ final region home game against the Whitewater Wildcats this past Friday. On top of the Panther defense pulling off their third consecutive shutout, the Panther offense had one of their best games yet to pull out a convincing 42-0 win against a county rival. “We knew we needed to win this game to be sitting good in the region,” Holcomb said. “So we all knew as seniors [that] tonight was our last regular season home game, so it meant something to us.”

Gameday Takeaways, Week 8

November 12, 2020
Sophomore running back Greigh Joseph makes his way down an empty field en route to a 98-yard touchdown during the Panthers’ final region home game against the Whitewater Wildcats. The offense had a breakout game that propelled the team to a 42-0 victory and still in control of their destiny in the region. The offense as a whole had its most productive game yet with 464 total yards and six touchdowns. Joseph had a decent night himself with five carries for 106 yards and a touchdown.

That’s so offensive!

November 12, 2020
All-star softball duo

All-star softball duo

November 11, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

November 6, 2020

Coach’s Corner

November 3, 2020
Sophomore quarterback Will Yarbrough makes his way downfield during the Panthers’ third region game against the Griffin Bears at Panther Stadium. Despite some struggles, the Panther offense made some big plays, while the defense kept Griffin in check to culminate in a 21-0 shutout. Yarbrough ran the ball five times for 71 yards and two touchdowns. For only the second time this season, and first time in region play, the Panthers scored 21 or more points.

Bears down, spirits up

November 1, 2020
Cody Calafiore (middle) celebrates making it to the final three with fellow houseguests Nicole Franzel and Enzo Palumbo in season 22 of the CBS reality TV show “Big Brother.” “Big Brother: All-Stars” came to its conclusion last night. Calafiore dominated the game and it all paid off when he won the $500,000 grand prize by a 9-0 vote over Palumbo. Whether it be socially or strategically effective or being a competition beast, Calafiore played every aspect of the Big Brother game flawlessly, and earned the victory after losing in the first round six years ago.

Perfect redemption

October 29, 2020
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