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Masculinity does not define male high school athletics

Masculinity does not define male high school athletics

Noor Qureishy, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

May 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Physical prowess, aggression and hyper-competitiveness. These characteristics make up America’s constantly narrowing definition of masculinity. Masculinity, the set of attributes that are commonly assigned to males, isn’t inherently harmful or negative – however, the strict definition of manhood...

It’s all in the family

It’s all in the family

Ramishah Maruf, Coral Springs High School

March 29, 2016


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Eight-year-old Darrin Brown had never felt more confident. He was dressed in his new baseball pants, ready to try out for the travel Margate recreational baseball team. Brown sat in the dugout, anxiously clutching the bat he bought just for the game. But the coaches call out the same players to bat...

PLD makes basketball history

PLD makes basketball history

Connor Roberts, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

March 25, 2016


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LEXINGTON--“We just the champs, bruh.” As simple as that, top-ranked and tournament favorite, Paul Laurence Dunbar, went on to beat #6 Louisville Doss (30-6) 61-52 in the state finals on March 20, and brought the school its first basketball title in the history of the program. Dunbar has been...

Bracketology 101: How to make a perfect bracket

Bracketology 101: How to make a perfect bracket

Jack Hollinshead, Mayfield High School

March 18, 2016


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March means St. Patrick's Day and Easter, right? Not even close. March is a time of joy and cheers for all NCAA College Basketball fans as the notorious March Madness bracket takes place in the latter half of the month. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event and what it entails, March Madness...

Nigerian international student’s one shot at success

Nigerian international student’s one shot at success

Kishan Patel, John Carroll School

March 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

LIFE IN NIGERIA Barefoot, walking home after a pick-up soccer match played on a dirt street, the nine-year-old Michael Tertsea notices the electricity is out once again in his village. Later that night at dinner, he watches his mother sacrifice her dinner for him so that he would not have to go t...

B-A trainer earns MVP honors from title game

B-A trainer earns MVP honors from title game

Christina Kowalski, Bellwood-Antis High School

March 3, 2016


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As blood was pouring from above Nathan Davis’ left eye in the District 6 Class AA title game against West Branch Friday in Altoona, Bellwood-Antis fans were paying less attention to the game and more attention to athletic trainer Jesse Glass. Davis, who is the team’s leading scorer, took an elbow...

Sun sets on girls soccer with a tough CCS game

Sun sets on girls soccer with a tough CCS game

Aria Frangos, Carlmont High School

February 29, 2016


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The ball just couldn't seem to find the back of the net on Feb. 24 as the girls varsity soccer team played the Piedmont Hills Pirates for the first game of CCS playoffs. "It was an amazing game," said sophomore Mackenzie Webb. "Everyone played their hearts out, and it was really unlucky how our shots...

Take a knee

Take a knee

Tye Shelton, Texas High School

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Laces and spikes are two components of life that were major keys to senior Trevor Danley’s athletic career. A two-year starter on varsity football and a four-year letterman in baseball, his high school career is quite successful. Unfortunately, his junior season of spring baseball was cut short by...