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Youth sports programs give advantage to high school athletes

Youth sports programs give advantage to high school athletes

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

For freshman Jamie Martinez, the last few weeks of summer before coming to the high school were spent doing intense strength and conditioning in preparation for the high school’s girls soccer team. Fortunately for Martinez, playing a multitude of sports since she was 5 years old was all she needed. ...

Ultimate Disc experiences influx in popularity

Ultimate Disc experiences influx in popularity

Erez Ben-Akiva, Website Manager
May 24, 2016
Filed under Spring Sports

When ultimate disc became an organized sport at the high school just last year, it had just one coed team and one coach. Now, in only its second year of being an organized team at the high school, ultimate disc has a girls team, a boys varsity team and two boys junior varsity teams. According to...

Money in sports creates unfair advantages

Money in sports creates unfair advantages

Haley Bayne, News Section Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Being involved in athletics necessitates money, but how are sports and money truly related? While the high school’s athletic programs do cost money, students often have the most trouble paying for outside training that they feel is necessary for success on a high school team. When registering to...

Gabby Rizika joins Olympic Development Program

Gabby Rizika joins Olympic Development Program

Ido Kushner, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016
Filed under Sailing

Few student athletes nationwide have the opportunity to receive world-class coaching free of charge and the ability to travel across the world competing at the highest level. Senior Gabby Rizika has been given this opportunity and has been invited to the U.S. Sailing’s Olympic Development Progr...

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Dreamfar marathon club athletes after running a marathon

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Dreamfar marathon club athletes after running a marathon

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 1, 10 students from the high school participating in the Dreamfar High School Marathon program ran the ninth annual Providence Marathon. Shared here are some of their stories. For a full list of participants, see below.

PLAYER PROFILE: Ari Contente, varsity softball

PLAYER PROFILE: Ari Contente, varsity softball

Noa Dalzell, Sports Managing Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Player Profiles, Showcase, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

What is your goal for the upcoming season? To win more than one game this year and to have a game where I do not make any errors.   When and how did you start playing softball? I started playing softball freshman year, but when I was little, from third to fifth grade, I played baseball, ...

Track, swim, dive set records

Track, swim, dive set records

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
April 19, 2016
Filed under Boys Indoor Track, Boys Swim and Dive, Fall Sports, Girls Indoor Track, Girls Swim and Dive, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Throughout the long history of the high school, students have left their mark on athletics by setting school records. So far this year, multiple records have been broken in track and field and swimming and diving.

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Taekwondo nurtures mental and physical strength

Taekwondo nurtures mental and physical strength

Marco Georgaklis, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

White. Yellow stripe. Yellow. Green stripe. Green. Blue stripe. Blue. Red stripe. Red. Black stripe. These are the kyups, or levels, of Taekwondo, a Korean, empty hand combat sport. One must start with a white belt and eventually move their way up to a black stripe. After they have completed this lo...

Injured athletes benefit from physical therapy

Injured athletes benefit from physical therapy

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

According to students who do physical therapy to help heal serious injuries, physical therapy is ultimately a positive experience.

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NCAA March Madness fever induces basketball hysteria

NCAA March Madness fever induces basketball hysteria

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

One of the most revered annual sporting events has once again come and gone: March Madness. Starting on March 13, college basketball teams around the country were pitted against each other, all hoping to win the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. People all around America, includi...

Senior rises to All-American status

Senior rises to All-American status

Karina Lorenzo, Staff Writer
April 13, 2016
Filed under Rugby, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Even senior Jack Miller himself could not have guessed that an argument over rugby and football with his brother, when they were kids, would cause him to find a passion in rugby honored as an All-American.

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