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Ava Pokopatz
Natalie Adams, sophomore, is happy with the Ladycats’ performance against East.

The Struthers girl’s basketball team won against Youngstown East on December 11. 

After facing a tough loss last year at East, the team has been looking forward to playing this school again. They’ve been preparing throughout the season for this game. When the day finally came, they wanted nothing more than to come back better than they were before. 

Sophomore Natalie Adams was very happy with the Cats’ redemption. 

“We’ve improved so much throughout the season so far, and I enjoyed beating East and getting the rematch the team has been wanting,” says Adams. 

This was a competitive game the girls played, keeping it close all the way up until the end, when Struthers won with a six-point lead. The stands were filled, and the energy remained from start to finish, which players believe to help them immensely when playing. 

Adams feels that she plays way better when there is energy from the team and the fans. 

“The stands at this past game had a lot of people, including a lot of my friends, that came out to support. When everyone in the gym’s energy is high, it allows us to play better and enjoy it ten times more,” says Adams. 

Struthers as a whole is very pleased with this win and are hoping that it encourages and carries out for the rest of the games to come. Prior to this game, the team suffered two, very close game losses. However, after this great win, the team feels much more confident. 

Adams is way more motivated for the rest of the season after this win. 

“Now that we’ve got our first win, and redemption on Youngstown East, we will continue to have high energy and bring home victories,” says Adams. 

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Natalie Wolikow, News Writer
Natalie is a Sophomore at Struthers High School. She is in Journalism I.  Natalie plays basketball, volleyball, runs track, and is a competitive cheerleader. She enjoys music, vacations, warm weather, and hanging out with her best friends. Natalie’s favorites include all different shades of blue, Halloween, and the show "Outer Banks." Natalie gets good grades and strives to keep up with her 4.0 GPA.
Ava Pokopatz, Feature Writer
Ava Pokopatz is a senior at Struthers High School and is 17 years old. This is her first year in Journalism.  Ava’s favorite food is sushi and pasta. She really enjoys going out with her friends and just going and driving around. She is a member of the National Honors Society. She is planning on having the best time and memories during her senior year.  Ava has been involved in the Struthers school community for a little while. She was a part of the track team her freshman and sophomore year, but she does plan on running again for her senior year. She is also participating in many different clubs through the school. She has been a wildcat for almost her whole life.  Ava is really looking forward to experiencing journalism and finding her writing style. She really enjoys writing so this will be a great way for her to express herself. She is doing this with her favorite teacher Mrs. Mickler, so she is going to have an amazing year.
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