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A  minor football league the (USFL) has made an appearance again giving football fans something to watch after the NFL season is over.
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Debut of minor pro football league gets the ball rolling

Emma Makin and Dara Fisher May 20, 2022

The National Football League (NFL) season came to a close on Jan. 9, 2022, and the United States Football League (USFL) made their debut not long afterwards on April 16, 2022. The USFL is the new ‘minor...

Students at CHS struggle to balance schoolwork and sports causing some to quit their sports.
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CHS athletes struggle to level the playing field

Stella Feinstein May 20, 2022

Balancing coursework and home life is a difficult thing to do, especially at an academically rigorous school like Communications High School. When extracurricular activities are thrown into the mix, the...

College sports are influencing the decision of where high school students are committing to college.
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Schools with sports make the cut for senior college commitments

Charlie Raynor May 20, 2022

When the time comes to begin researching colleges, there are common factors most students take into consideration: education, campus environment, tuition and, of course, cuisine. Though, one surprising...

Junior Luke Chrzan of Middletown as the Middletown North hockey team’s goalie. Chrzan
saved 29 of 32 shots during the game against Rumson-Fair Haven.

Chrzan calls the shots as Middletown North goalie

Henry Frieman and Ryan Lemberger April 14, 2022

Every time a goal was saved in Middletown North High School’s hockey game against Rumson-Fair Haven High School on Thursday, March 3, a chant rang out from the Middletown North student section: “LUUUUUUUUKE!” Communications...

With NJ COVID-19 cases on the decline, winter sports are given the all clear to continue. However, there are still many precautions and concerns.
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Is it a “game on” for winter sports?

Ryan Lemberger March 12, 2021

With COVID-19 cases on the decline, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared it safe for winter high school sports to begin. However, health officials and parents are concerned that it will contribute...

This is Stark’s first year playing volleyball for Manasquan High School’s varsity team, as well as the first year that the school has offered volleyball as an official sport.

Stark serves success on Manasquan Volleyball team

Riley Forrester October 19, 2019

Every time she steps on to the volleyball court, junior Brooke Stark of Manasquan has the same goal in mind: “To play the best I possibly can and to make sure that everyone on my team is ready to play.” This...

Nadal, who had won his fourth US Open title, had won 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.
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Students react to U.S. Open results

Emma Barofsky September 15, 2019

Tennis fans at CHS were filled with anticipation on Sunday, Sept. 10 as they watched number two seed Rafael Nadal of Spain defeat Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles finals of the U.S. Open...

Turner prepares to hit a softball during one of her games.

Turner stands out on softball field

Meredith Prud'homme June 16, 2019

Sophomore Ava Turner of Middletown proved to be a pivotal player for her team this spring season, which became Middletown High School North’s most successful season in varsity softball history. As the...

Matawan has an average household income of $83,146 according to Data USA, leaving Matawan Regional High School with $760,394 in sports funding.
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Economic divide subtracts from the value of the game

Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme May 10, 2019

High school athletics are a nationwide phenomenon. With many students all vying for the same scholarships, the need to train harder and more frequently arises, a discipline that does not come for free....

Division I NCAA athletes found that over one-third of female athletes reported symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa.
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Athletes face body image issues

Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme May 10, 2019

The pressure to succeed athletically manifests differently depending on the sport: the fastest times, the longest jumps or the highest scores. Sometimes, this compulsion extends outside of the sport and...

Junior Ainsley Vetter of Wall stunts on the ice

Injuries put CHS students on a break from athletic success

Michael Rau May 10, 2019

Sophomore Zoe Conner-Bennett of Ocean Township had been participating in gymnastics, basketball and softball in seventh grade, but after landing unusually on a trampoline during gymnastics, she never played...

(pictured: Kyle Guy) The University of Virginia beat out Texas Tech to win the title.
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UVA wins March Madness

Emma Barofsky May 10, 2019

For basketball players and watchers alike, the month of March isn’t complete without a bracket. Each year, fans unite as they eagerly await the start of an annual tradition: March Madness. This phenomenon,...

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