The swim team is looking to start fresh and introduce a strong team of young swimmers and divers. Although both the girls and boys teams have experienced a shortage of swimmers, they won’t let that stop them.

     “We have many young swimmers who don’t know the Warrior Way yet,” said senior Peter Drummond.

     “As a team, we are working to build a culture by holding each other accountable in and out of the pool.”

      Over the summer students spent time in the pool improving their skills and preparing for the upcoming season. Swimmers have also been attending morning and afternoon practices to add extra energy to the team.

    “We have all been putting in the work with all we’ve done so far. With the morning workouts to the afternoon swims, it has been constant intensity and competitiveness,” said senior Kira Gibbs.

      The girls team will be picking up the pace this season with new swimmers added to the roster. Having an eagerness to improve everyday and a strong work ethic, the girls are expected to have a pivotal season.

    “The girls team will be much improved with a lot of new swimmers joining this year,” said head coach John Sincroft. “The team has a great work ethic so far and has been doing a great job working hard with great enthusiasm every day.”

     According to Sincroft, the boys team will have smaller numbers this year than in the past, but he believes the team will be able to compensate with talent.

    There are a large number of freshman on the team this year with potential to push the team to further heights.

    “I’m really excited to see what we can do this season. We have a lot of freshman that have a lot of potential and will help our team tremendously,” said Gibbs.

     There are many people who doubt the Warriors this year and it is one of the Warriors’ goals to amaze them.

    “By the end of the year, we will shock many people. This year, we are looked at as underdogs and other teams aren’t expecting us to have the year that we are going to have,” said Drummond.


     After an up and down season last year, the Warriors have a promising season ahead of them. The Lady Warriors returned nearly their entire starting lineup and will be coming in with experience in all positions.

   “This year we have more confidence and hunger to win,” said junior Trinity McClendon.

     They will be led by returning junior point guard Shaila Beeler. Beeler is a four star recruit and ranked 27th in the nation by ESPN. She averaged 14.1 points and 6.5 assist per game last season.

     Seniors including Maray Bell and Shaniya Caldwell will also be contributing to the success of the team.

      Junior Cydni Dodd, a national recruit, averaged 12 points and nearly seven rebounds a game last season.

      The Lady Warriors started this season 3-0 for the second year in a row. They began the season with a win over New Castle 52-37. Sophomore K’Ja Talley led the team in scoring this game with 14 points. Beeler finished with 12 points, five assists and eight steals. The Lady Warriors played a defense-oriented game and finished with 18 total steals and forced 25 turnovers.

     The Lady Warriors went on to defeat Mount Vernon 64-30. It was another defensive game for the team. Dodd led the team, putting up 22 points. Beeler recorded the first double-double for the team this season and had 14 points along with 10 assists.

     In the third game of the season, the Lady Warriors pulled off a 52-51 win against Cathedral. Junior Trinity McClendon recorded 11 points in the game and two steals. Caldwell and

     Talley each recorded two steals to add to the team’s total of 11 for the game.

     The Lady Warriors’ next home game will be against Ben Davis tonight.

     “We are expected to go far if we stay humble and keep working,” said McClendon.


      The boys basketball team made history last season and stunned the community with their accomplishments. With a new year and new players, the team hopes to make the best of this season.

     “It was an amazing feeling to win the MIC for the first time in school history,” said junior David Bell. “It was great to see how happy the community was.”

      Last year, the boys ended the season with a record of 21-3, won the title of MIC champions and made it to county. This year, the boys plan to advance their victories even further.

     “Winning MIC last year showed us how much our program has improved as a whole,” said senior Jay Hines.                “We’re looking to continue the winning culture by working harder, making improvements to the system and continuing to push forward to get better.”

       There will be a lot of new faces on the team this year, including senior point guard Antwaan Cushingberry. Cushingberry was a late transfer from Lawrence North and, like others on the team, has high expectations for the season.

     “I expect the season to go well,” said Cushingberry. “We have both younger and older guys so it that helps with team experience.”

      Players Dean Tate, shooting guard, and David Bell, forward, are the only returning starters this year. It will be an adjustment for Warrior fans to see them alongside new team members.

     “This year we have a few new transfers and they’re all pretty good,” said Bell. “So, the fans may see a different starting five each game.”

    The boys will have their first regular season game Nov.22 at Arsenal Tech High School.

    “We’re going to go out there execute and give the fans a live game,” said senior Joe Rush.


        The Warren Central Dance Team has left a memorable mark on the school and even made an impression on the city.

      “We are almost three years strong. In those three years, the team has done and accomplished so much,” said head coach Roosevelt Williams.

        Just as any other team, the dance team takes pride in what they do and constantly want to prove that they are the best.

      “I do take a lot of pride in the team,” said senior Eugena Thomas. “As a team, we have been able to participate in the Circle City Classic parade and win a competition. Those are just steps to proving we are the best at what we do.”

      Perfecting the craft of dance is something the dance team takes seriously. Things can get tough, but the dance team continues to aspire to be the best.

    “The work ethic is extremely hard, but we work hard to continue to grow and be better than the next team,” said senior Dennis Gill.

      Practices are normally held three times a week, but extra preparation is put in when competition time comes around. According to Coach Williams, practice is typically Monday through Friday when the team has an upcoming performance.

      On Oct. 27, the team won first place for the first time, in a competition against Lawrence North. The dance crew competed in three rounds: captain’s battle, creative, and stand battle. The team came out on top in all three and won 500 dollars.

    “This competition was not only our first win of the year, but it was also our first win since the team started in 2014,” said Williams.

     Although the team has been in many competitions, they have never won first place. The team only has one goal when it’s competition time: to win.

   “The goal before a competition is to go out there do our best and bring home the W,” said sophomore Melissa Adepo.

    Music is an essential part to every performance and takes time to prepare. For the past two years, all of the dance team’s music has been mixed by Gill.

   “I give my all when I’m mixing music,” said Gill. “ I constantly get better every time I make a mix.”

   With basketball season coming up, the dance team is preparing many sets to perform at the halftime shows. The dance team performed at the Black and Gold Bonanza, which was one of their first performances of the season.

    “This season there will be a lot of live performances, hard work, and great executions,” said Thomas.

      The team is also preparing for a competition in February. Which is expected to have 10 to 15 other teams from neighboring states. Although this competition will be challenging, the dancing Warriors are up for it.

    “Preparing for this competition will take a lot of effort and compromise from everyone on the team,” said Williams. “It won’t be easy, but we are going to do what we do best - dance!”


      For the first time in years, the Warriors will go into the season unranked.

       Last season, the Warriors had loads of experience coming in after winning the State championship in 2016.

      “We are a very young team and if we work hard throughout the season it will pay off,” said sophomore Alise Terhune.

      The Warriors are starting off the season with a young and new look.

      “Our expectations are for our kids to give us everything they’ve got and be coachable,” said head coach James Tonte.

      Three Semi-State qualifiers are returning this year, all in their junior year. Antwuan Graves, who will wrestle in the 145 weight-class, is an Iowa Pre-Season Nationals champion after going 8-0 in the tournament. Chris Stewart is another qualifier who is returning and will wrestle in the 106 weight-class. Danny Acevedo is the only returning State-qualifier for the Warriors and will wrestle in the 160 weight-class.

      According to Coach Tonte, junior Nathan Powand is another name to watch. The heavy weight wrestler will enter the season ranked in the state. Incoming freshman Javion Ross will enter the season ranked top 10 in the state as well.

      “Not many people have high expectations for Warren Central wrestling this year outside of Warren Central,” said Tonte.

      The Warriors new young look makes them a very underrated team heading into the season. The hard work and dedication will ultimately get the Warriors where they need to be. For the first match of the season the Warriors will travel and face off against Lawrence North High School Nov. 21. The young team has a long way to go.

      “It’s a marathon not a sprint,” said Tonte.


Alise Terhune, Sophomore

GPA: 3.8

Sports: Wrestling & Softball


All-American (wrestling),

ISWA Folkstyle State Champion and Runner Up,

1st in Girls’ Nationals,

7th in Boys’ Nationals

3rd in Indiana High School Girls’ State,

2nd at Regionals,

3rd at ISWA Freestyle State,

2nd at Iowa Pre-Season Nationals,

1X Softball State Champion,

3X Softball State Runner-Up,

2X Top 14 Teams in Softball World Series