Changing the Rules—Hayley
Submitted by: Ssanja
The first time I met this Asian girl, she was
quiet, but looked friendly. After only two
months, I know her better. She is such a nice
person; I am very glad that she will spend her
time here in
because you can have a lot of fun with her. That
quiet and a little bit shy girl from the
beginning... She is totally gone!
(Au Lok Hay) that is Hayley Au’s real
name, she came the long way from Hong
Kong to Adrian. Hayley likes reading in her free time
and hanging out with her friends and
family, but a lot things changed from
her life in Hong Kong to her life in
She lived in Hong
Kong in a high rise
apartment (24 floors) with her parents
and her big brother Royce. Now she stays
in a big house, and one of her big
wishes came true, she cannot have a dog
in Hong Kong,
because they have not enough space for
any pets. She came here, and now she
enjoys having two dogs all the time.
But not just the living in
Hong Kong is different, also
the school. Wearing school uniforms,
tying the hair back for girls and no
nail polish, are just some rules in
Hayley’s school in
She will stay here for the next two
years as an International student at Adrian High School.
She went to school last year for a half
year in Oklahoma,
and she had a lot of fun there; however,
she wanted to go to a bigger school, and
her brother was here in
last year. So she decided to come to
to graduate. She really likes it here,
she said the people are very friendly,
passionate and outgoing, this means that
they came to her and talked to her.
She really likes it that the students here are
so interested in sports, and they play them very
She is playing volleyball on the jv team
right now, and she really enjoys it. She
is very sad that the volleyball season
will end so soon.
After volleyball, she will try
basketball and softball, but she is not
sure that she will like to play these
kinds of sports.
After her graduation in the
Hayley plans also to go to college here,
like her big brother. She wants to study
hotel management and after that, she
wants to work in different hotels to get
experience and hopefully she can own a
“Good luck Hayley, I know that you can
do that! And all people, who know you,
like me (or better than me) know that
you can do that too. And I am very glad
that you will stay here, and chose
for your school, for the next two
Submitted by: Tasha Garner
Andiamo a mangiarci una pizza?
Federico Rinero from Italy
Adrian High school to experience the culture and
to improve his English. And yes, he loves Pizza.
He is playing football and thinks that it is
hard, very physical and kind of confusing.
Federico wants to make friends, better his
English, have fun and make lots of memories to
bring back home.
He wasn’t expecting to go on the advanced
biology trip but he loved the experience.
“Getting to see the bears, at the exhibit, were
probable one of my favorite things.” He wishes
he could have seen them in the wild. He got to
know everyone that when pretty good. I mean how
couldn’t you with eight hours on the bus there
and back and four days with the same people.
Federico is also known as Fred. He loves lunch,
which would be his favorite “class.” But for his
favorite teacher that would be Ms. Myers. He
says that she is easy to follow and is fun to be
in class with. Coming to a small school was a
choice he had to make; he believes that he made
the right chose because know it is easier to get
to know people. It is also a bigger experience
because he came from a big school and wanted
Behind the scenes—Heidi
Submitted by: Bekah VanCorbach
Four years ago, our community welcomed the
Purnell family to our rural school district.
Since that time, Heidi Purnell, wife of
Principal Kevin Purnell, has come to be known as
a person who can be counted on to offer support
to anyone who needs it. From picking up
concession supplies for the senior class, to
helping make breakfast for the staff, Heidi can
often be found working behind the scenes and is
truly “An Invisible Hero”.
Twenty three years ago, Heidi married
Kevin Purnell, our Adrian High School
principle. They met in college and then
continued to date for five years. When
they were first married they did not
want kids, but that all changed when
McKenzie was born five years later.
After the arrival of McKenzie, four more
rugrats occupied the McKenzie houselhold—Blake,
Madison, and finally, Kenny.
Heidi went to high school in
Washington. She grew up right next
to the lake, “It was so nice to just walk down
to the lake when we wanted to.” said Heidi.
While Heidi was growing up she too had invisible
heroes. The individual she looked up to most was
her dad. Through hard times he was always trying
to be positive. Her pastor was another invisible
hero to her. Her pastor and his wife were like
her second parents. They guided her through the
tough times in her life. They even drove her to
her first year of College. Last, but not least,
her English professor at Fresno Pacific also was
her hero: She taught Heidi how to contact guest
speakers for big events. Her English professor
also took Heidi to pick out a wedding dress.
After college and marriage, Heidi spent
her time substitute teaching. She says,
“When I was subbing, I heard a lot of
kids telling me about their
relationships with their parents.” She
decided that her kids needed her too, so
she changed her direction from
substitute teaching to just volunteering
at the school. She loved to just help
out during sports and meet new kids.
What troubles Heidi at school
is when the kids don’t realize how
important their education is. “But this
is not too big of a problem at Adrian”, She says.
Personal goals Heidi wishes to
is to get to know the kids and be apart
of all of their lives. She would also
like the kids to feel like they are
cared about and know someone is there
can guarantee that you will see Heidi at
the next school event, working behind
the scenes and supporting our school and
Let the Fun Begin
Submitted by: Chelsey Heller
Homecoming is finally here! A week
filled with Power Buff, Powder Puff,
dressing incredibly crazy and finally a
dance to finish it out.
"I’m seeing doubles!!” Students say
as they look around the halls. So many
people wearing the same clothes, same
hairstyle, and even same shoes for clone
day. Even with all the confusion the
Sophomores and Seniors pulled themselves
together for the Power Buff game. The
slightly less experienced the Sophomores
pulled through knocking the Seniors out
of the bracket.
Barbie/Action Figure Day was another
success. Cowgirl Barbie, Business
Barbie, Woody from Toy Story and so much
more! Setting their boots and hats aside
the Juniors and the Freshman (who were
helped by the Sophomores) supplied a
very entertaining match to the rest of
the school. We all sat at the edge of
our seat as the first year Freshman won
Ssanja Kleps and Hayley Au
A Barbie Doll collection of Amber
Mazac, Lynne VanCorbach, Autumn Snyder,
Bekah VanCorbach, and Ssanja Kleps.
||Ken and Barbi look
a-likes: Carla Combe, Mark Ishida, Lizzy
Furtado, Tiiffiny Marquez, Kurtis
Nielson, Matt Sneider, and Hayley Au.
Walkers and gray hair, wrinkles and out of style
clothes, everyone has aged about 50 years!
Heading back into the gym as the Sophomores and
Freshman (Helped by the Juniors this time)
fought to win the championship game. Although
they played hard the Freshman team was defeated
by the focused and determined Sophomores.
Finally the day everyone is waiting for, Buzzing
Bees, Pirates, Camouflage, and Antelope Magic,
what will the classes think of next? As the
classes line up for the annual parade the judges
take their places waiting to determine this
years float winners. The Seniors with 70 Years
of Antelope Magic made a big impression but
ultimately the Sophomores with the Crunch Em’
theme took first place for the second year in a
The game everyone’s been waiting for is finally
here, Staff versus Sophomores. The Sophomores
battled with much noticed intensity but it
wasn’t enough to beat the still Undefeated
After the parade everyone met in the gym for the
pep assembly. Elementary cheers, our first male
cheerleaders (Stuntmen as they call themselves),
and the most fun you could have with raw eggs.
The girls quickly leave their friends
and change into their Powder Puff gear,
getting ready for the most exciting game
of the year. Classes are evenly divided
between the two teams, White versus
Green. The White Team blocked, attacked,
and tugged as the quickly beat the Green
Team with a final score of 36-14. The
annual bonfire concluded the day’s
Beltran gets outside in the
annual Powder Puff football
game. Other players areJasper
Snyder , Madi Purnell, and
Friday began with the volleyball game against
River and the football game against Union. The Lady Lopes had a very successful night against
the Burnt River Bulls winning another game for
the season. The moment everyone has been waiting
for, Homecoming Coronation, was the highlight at
half-time. Ester Gordon was crowned Queen along
with David Stones as the King. Just as
successful as the volleyball team the football
team dominated the field taking another win.
After everyone cleaned themselves up for the
homecoming dance they worked their way down to
the cafeteria. Strobe lights, crazy music, and
amazing people created an exciting night for all
Building floats, playing games, dressing as a
Barbie Doll, or just coming to our events
everyone knows how amazing and exciting
homecoming week is!
Lady ‘Lopes remain undefeated in league
The Adrian volleyball team added three more High Desert League
wins this past week end by defeating
City, Long Creek and Crane
in three sets each.
On Oct. 15, they downed the Panthers at
City 25-21, 25-20 and
“We were a little sluggish but finished with the
W,” said Adrian coach Aimee Goss.
Stats: Madison Shira, 12 kills, three assists;
Madi Purnell, three kills, 12 assists three
digs; Annie Bowns, five kills, three digs; Ester
Gordon, four kills.
The Lady ‘Lopes played both Long Creek and Crane
Scores against Long Creek were 25-3,
25-11 and 25-7.
Long Creek is a new volleyball team in
our league, and they struggled to keep
up with the pace of the game,” said
Stats: Shira, four kills, two assists;
Purnell, four kills, four assists;
Gordon, four kills; Jessica Morton,
The second match of Saturday’s
come-up against a though team from
“We played well tonight,” said Goss.
“Every player contributed and played
their position with a lot of intensity,
and that is what it takes to beat a very
good team like Crane. Awesome crowd
support, and the girls were really
pumped for this match.”
Stats: Shira, five kills, eight assists,
two aces; Purnell, three kills, five
assists, four aces; Bowns, three kills,
two aces, two block kills; Gordon, two
block kills, five aces.
is now14-3 overall and 8-0 in league.
This week they travel to Mitchell and
Spray on Friday, Oct. 22, to finish HDL
Purnell prepares to send a kill
as Tasha Garner , Madison
Shira, and Jessica Morton 
watch the play.
Nicole Orosco hits the hardwood in
digging a serve.
||Lady 'Lope libero
Chelsey Heller passes a serve as
Madison Shira  and Madi Purnell 
Adrian wins on the road
The Adrian football team
City Oct. 15 and returned
home with a 58-20 wins over the Panthers.
Neither team was successful in its passing game, but between
the two they rushed for 882 yards
Jeremy Price of
led all rushers with 292 yards on 20 carries.
“We played good defense,” said Adrian head coach Paul Shenk. “Offensively, we
were a little more consistent than Prairie City
and converted on fourth down.”
The first-quarter score was close with the Antelopes holding
a narrow 8-6 lead. Jeremy Price scored from the
five to begin the scoring, and Blake Purnell ran
in the conversion. The Panther answered with a
42-yard run, but the conversion failed.
scored twice to the Panther’s single touchdown
in the second period. Price ran in from the
seven, followed by a Mark Ishida conversion run.
Then Ishida scored from the five. Prairie City had five-yard run and conversion for
a halftime score of 22-14.
The Panthers were the first to strike in the third, scoring
on a seven-yard run.
responded with a Price 25-yard touchdown run and
a five-yard run by Ishida for a score.
Both conversions were successful as Price ran the ball in and
then Purnell passed to Davis Stones. The scores
defense buckled down in the final stanza,
holding the Panthers scoreless while the
Antelope offense tacked on three more scores.
Price had a 37-yard run, and Kurt Nielson
accounted for two long TDs.
now tied for league lead with Crane, will be on
the road Thursday, Oct. 22, playing
Rushing: AD 36-497, Price 20-292, Nielson 2-132, Purnell
7-39, Ishida 7-34; PC 78-385.
Passing: AD, Purnell, 1-4-(-4); PC 1-8-30.
Receiving: AD, Price 1-(-4).
First downs: AD 20; PC 22.
Penalties: AD 2-10; PC 7-55.
Lady ‘Lopes win
The Adrian volleyball team
defeated Monument/Dayville at home on
Oct. 7 in three sets.
Scores were 25-23 and 25-16.
"Monument/Dayville had some tough
serves, and they really rallied in the
second game,” said Adrian head coach Aimee
“We finally got the momentum on
our side and are happy with another
Madison Purnell, three kills, six
assists; Madison Shira, seven kills,
four aces, four assists; Ester Gordon,
two kills, one ace; Jessica Morton, four
next match is at home on Thursday, Oct.
14, when they host Rimrock.
Their next High Desert League
contest will be Friday, Oct. 15, at Prairie City.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, they will
host Ukiah and Long Creek in further HDL
|Lady 'Lope Ester
Gordon challenges at the net.
The Adrian football team jumped to a 29-0 first-quarter lead en
route to a 75-22 drubbing of the Monument/Dayville
Tigers in an Oct. 7 game played at
Kurt Nielsen scored on a 55-yard run to give the
Antelopes their first touchdown. Blake Purnell
then carried in the conversion.
Purnell then had his hand in
three TDs. The first was an eight-yard
run, with Mark Ishida carrying in the
conversion. Purnell then passed to
Paxton Shira for a two-yard score.
Purnell also scored on a 46-yard run,
with Fredrico Rinero kicking the point
early in the second quarter on a 31-yard
run and conversion.
Quarterback Blake Purnell picks up a
first down with a huge gain as Mark
Ishida  provides a block.
The Antelopes promptly answered with a Purnell
to David Stones eight-yard passing touchdown and
Purnell to Shira conversion pass.
MD scored on a 55-yard pass play.
chalked up three more TDs in the half.
Purnell had runs of six yards, and one
yard for scores, and Ishida made a
23-yard scoring run. Nielson carried in
two conversions, and Rinero kicked a
Nielson opened second half by scoring on
a 34-yard run for Adrian. Rinero Kicked the PAT.
MD answered with a nine-yard strike and
The Antelopes final TDs came on a
50-yard run by Leo Munoz and a safety by
Fullback Leo Munoz secures the ball
as he finds a gap in the defense.
Adrian will play at
City on Friday, Oct. 15,
in a High Desert League contest.
‘Lopes undefeated in league
The Adrian volleyball team met some resistance from the Lady
Burnt River at home on Oct.1 but still won in
three games. Scores were 25-19, 25-13 and 25-18.
Shirs puts down one of her nine kills
for the game. Left: Carla Combe stuffs
at the net for a point.
“Burnt River served really tough, while we
struggle on the service line,” said Adrian coach Aimee Goss. “We attacked the ball very well and every
player contributed, which I am happy to see.”
Annie Bowns had five kills; Madison Purnell had
two kills and four assists, and Madison Shira
had nine kills and five assists.
The Antelopes’ record is now 8-3 overall and 4-0
in High Desert League play.
Adrian will host Monument/Dayville on Thursday, Oct. 7, and then
on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Adrian High 2010 Homecoming Court
[front row l-r]: Jasper Snyder ,
Sophomore representative; Leo Munoz,
Sophomore representative; Shantell
Baxter, Freshmen representative; Tony
Gomez, Freshmen representative; Alysha
Sifuentes, Junior representative; James
Niccum, Junior representative. Senior
representatives [back row l-r]: Faith
Livas, Seth Maxwell, Queen Ester Gordon,
King David Stones, Tommy Miller, LaRae
Antelopes run over Bobcats
football team hosted the Union Bobcats Oct. 1
for their homecoming game. The Antelopes took a
decisive 36-0 first-quarter lead as they rushed
for 552 yards, earning 22 first downs to Union’s 13, on the way to a 76-30 thumping of the Bobcats.
Jeremy Price scored the first two
on runs of 37 and 29 yards. Blake
Purnell carried in the conversion on the
first TD. Purnell passed to Paxton Shira
in a 40-yard play that was capped off by
a Mark Ishida conversion run. Price then
scampered 45 yards with Federico Rinero
kicking the point after. The final score
of the opening quarter came on an Ishida
18-yard run and Rinero kick.
Federico Rinero splits the
uprights for a conversion kick.
Union scored twice in the second quarter on a 22-yard run and a
30-yard pass play. The Antelopes answered with a
Purnell 23-yard run. At the half,
was up 42-14.
Union struck twice in the third, one of which was a fumble
recovery in the end zone. The Antelopes found
pay dirt three times themselves. Purnell had a
65-yard scoring run as well as a 22-yard run
with Rinero kicking a PAT on
Adrian’s first score of
the third quarter. Price scored from six yards
out and then carried in the conversion to put
the Antelopes up 63-30.
The Adrian defense shut Union
down in the Final quarter while the
offense scored twice. Kurt Nielson ran
in from the five, and Purnell and Shira
combined on a 20-yard pass play.
will be at home again this week hosting
High desert League opponent Monument/Dayville
on Thursday night, Oct. 7.
Shenk follows the block of Mark
Ishida  for a first down.
Adrian Still Rolling through League
The Adrian volleyball tournament played two High Desert League
matches in Huntington
this past week and defeated Harper and
to improve their league record to 3-0.
Scores against Harper were 25-16, 25-16, and
The Lady ‘Lopes then defeated
in four games, 25-4, 25-9, 22-25, 25-21.
“We had a few lapses tonight but finished the
matches nicely,” said Adrian coach Aimee Goss. “We played some
different combinations and rotations, and it was
good to see how the girls would work through the
Stat Leaders: Madison Shira, 17 assists, 13
kills; Madison Purnell, 17 assists, 7 kills;
Ester Gordon, 13 kills.
On Saturday, Adrian
played at the Cambridge tournament and won three of four
matches (best of three). They defeated Council
25-21, 25-16, Meadows Valley
25-23, 25-22 and Horshoe Bend 25-19, 25-22.
Their only loss was to Tri-Valley by scores of
10-25 and 23-25.
“We finished second in the tournament, and I was
pleased with our play as a team,” said Goss. “We
also made more substitutions, and I was really
happy with the play from the bench.”
Stats for the Day: Purnell, 17 kills, 5 assists,
4 aces; Shira, 22 kills, 14 assists, 5 aces; and
Annie Bowns, 14 kills, 4 aces.
overall record is now 7-3.
River on Friday, Oct. 1,
in HDL play.
Despite at 66-18 loss to Adrian,
Harper-Huntington coach Tyler Shafer said “We
showed a lot of improvement” nothing it was the
little things that proved to be the problem.
That, and their inability to stop Jeremy Price,
who scored on HH four times rushing for 251
yards on the day.
The two teams exchanged touchdowns with Price
scoring from the 11 and the HH’s Brad Twyman
scoring on a 98-yard run. Neither team
converted, and the score was tied at six. The
Antelopes regained the lead on Price 28-yard run
and Mark Ishida conversion.
tacked on four unanswered scores in the
second to take a 38-6
halftime lead. Price scored from
the 11, Ishida from the fur, Kevin
Mitchell accounted for a safety and
Paxton Shira threw an 11-yard pass to
David Stones. Ishida and Price both had
conversion runs in the second.
scored early in the third on a 39-yard run from
Shira and an Ishida conversion.
HH then scored twice in the quarter. The first
was a Blake Wiley to Matt Domain 45-yard pass
play, and the second was a 53-yard fumble return
by Devin Merritt.
stuffs a play for no gain as the
Antelopes improved to 2- 0 in league
The Antelopes scored two more
times in third on a Price
35-yard run and Shira 10-yard
run with an Ishida conversion
run after the first TD.
final score of the game was a 34-yard run by
I felt our kids executed
pretty good,” said
coach Paul Shenk.
“Our blocking was really, really good.”
than a couple of breakdowns on defense and a
couple of fourths downs he felt should have been
converted, Shenk was pleased with the overall
play of the Antelopes.
will host Union
in a nonleague game on Friday, Oct. 1. The
Bobcats have dropped down from 2A to 1A this
year. “I expect them to be really tough,” said
Tight end David
Stones takes a reverse for a score.
Tony Gomez pursues down the line.
sacks HH's quarterback for a loss.