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Defined by resilience: one athlete’s journey to recovery

Defined by resilience: one athlete’s journey to recovery

Ria Talukder, Lake Zurich High School

January 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Imagine working towards achieving one goal since the beginning of your athletic career. Practicing late after school, canceling plans to better your game, dreaming of making it in college, all since you were child. Now imagine all of that being put under threat by the looming shadow of an injury that...

Neighborly jest becomes social media lesson

Neighborly jest becomes social media lesson

Ashton Long, Starr's Mill High School

December 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Following the SEC championship game between University of Georgia and Auburn, a friendly video among neighbors was posted on Facebook and went viral creating quite a backlash. “[The video] was a spontaneous thing,” Starr’s Mill history teacher and former coach Jon Gloer said. “We are good...

Students address inadequate fan sections

Students address inadequate fan sections

Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Flashback to the 1990s: the back wall of the gymnasium is lined with additional bleachers to accommodate a student section that is constantly growing. However, this year, the student section at football games was relatively small, which caused frustration for fans and athletes. Recently, a photo went...

Coach Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

Coach Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

Cybele Zhang, The Archer School for Girls

November 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Known as the "Beautiful Game," soccer is by far the most popular sport on earth. Fans only need a ball and their feet to play, but disparity in the game persists. Headlines about soccer stars cover the pages of newspapers from Japan to Uruguay to Poland — but almost all coverage revolves around ...

On the boat to success: senior Katy Ward to row at the University of Michigan next fall

On the boat to success: senior Katy Ward to row at the University of Michigan next fall

Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Following years of creating a name for herself in the rowing world, senior Katy Ward committed to row at the University of Michigan next year, the number one school in the NCAA Central Division for the sport. Her journey began when the St. Louis Rowing Club (SLRC) visited the school in the fall of...

Football Program Reevaluates Concussion Education for Players

Football Program Reevaluates Concussion Education for Players

Olivia Fu and Kate Finman, San Juan Hills High School

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Sept. 13, the San Juan Hills High School athletic trainers held a presentation for football players about head injuries, in recognition of National Concussion Awareness Week. In light of a recently published Boston University study on CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), more attention is being...

From the sideline to the spotlight

From the sideline to the spotlight

Kasey Harvey, Liberty High School

September 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

Serving as the soccer team’s manager, Noah Mason doesn’t get to step on the field for the Liberty High School Redhawks. But on Sept. 2, he took to the field at Toyota Stadium as a player for the FC Dallas Special Olympics team. “It’s awesome because I watch them every Saturday and I support...

475 Days

475 Days

Lauren Teixeira, Ludlow High School

June 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

I’ve been waiting for today for 475 days, Alexandra Silva thought to herself as her orthopedist told her she was cleared to play soccer. It was July 14, 2016, and Alexandra, known as Alex to friends and family, had finally won the battle against her troublesome ACL and meniscus tears that had loomed...