New administration at Darby

This year Darby is welcoming Adam Walton, a new Assistant Principal who is excited for the upcoming school year. Walton is not only new to Darby but new to the district, saying that one of his first challenges starting his job was switching to the new atmosphere.   “I think any time you move from one district to another there’s a […]

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Homecoming bonfire is lit in more than one way


The annual Homecoming bonfire on Wednesday the 21st of September, and was lit, just like the bonfire wristbands states. Wristbands were sold for $2 during the lunches. The event took place at the North fields at 7:00pm where the administrators were building the bonfire, which was made of wooden platforms that could burn easily.   Assistant Principal Chad Schulte tells us […]

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Band and Color Guard qualifies for states

Photo courtesy of  Shannon Devitt.

Over the weekend the band and color guard qualified for states in the Hilliard Invitational at Bradley.   Their performance, “High Strung”, is the same one preformed at halftime during all football games. The band received a “Superior” rating, which is the highest rating available.   Along with that high rating, the color guard was the only guard at the competition to […]

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Girls Tennis loses to Jerome


In their second match of four that were scheduled in the last week of August, the girls lost a hard-fought match against Dublin Jerome. Tuesday, August 30th was the first and only match they played against Jerome, a team that takes its girls to states every year. Despite having the Panther’s number one singles player, Sydney Bright, out with a knee […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Rita Johnson

Sophomore Rita Johnson didn’t let an injured back keep her off the tennis courts this season. This is Johnson’s third year playing tennis and plays for the Panther’s Junior Varsity  tennis team   Johnson explained how a wrist injury in 2015 kept her out of the game.   “I injured both of my wrists.” Johnson stated. “I had tendonitis and couldn’t play […]

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