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Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

Meredith Prud'homme

June 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

If you have ever attended a youth sports game, be it baseball, football or any other sport, you probably see it all too often: the coach’s child or their “favorite” receives preferential treatment. Discrimination in sports based upon something you cannot control is almost expected at the middl...

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

Lauren Arnao

June 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

When faced with busy summer schedules, CHS students must balance working, family and sports. Some sports require athletes to train on their own or with their team, which can interfere with other summer plans. Others may have more lenient requirements. Sophomore Evan Kuo of Tinton Falls is a vars...

Reclassifying athletes begins to unlevel the playing field

Reclassifying athletes begins to unlevel the playing field

Michael LaRocca

June 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

Each year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association provides around 150,000 student-athletes with over $2.9 billion in scholarships. With only about 2 percent of high school athletes receiving scholarships for the collegiate level, money is hard to come by. But, some parents combat this with a proc...

The Kentucky Derby spurs animal abuse discussions

The Kentucky Derby spurs animal abuse discussions

Michael Rau

June 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Saturday, May 5, the Kentucky Derby took its historic 144th run. Horse racing shines a light on the growing dialogue about animal cruelty. The mistreatment of horses by competitive jockeys is nothing new. According to PETA, many trainers feed racehorses performance-enhancing drugs that result ...

Students start skateboarding for convenience and for leisure

Students start skateboarding for convenience and for leisure

Michael Rau

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Skateboarding isn't the most popular sport at CHS, but the ones who do skateboard do it for many reasons. Sophomore Ben Hewson of Fair Haven taught himself how to skateboard. He said that he received a plastic skateboard, otherwise known as a Penny Skateboard, about five years ago for Christmas. H...

Professionals serve as role models for CHS athletes

Professionals serve as role models for CHS athletes

Meredith Prud'homme

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

CHS athletes are inspired by athlete role models to strive for greatness and success in their sports. These role models teach them balance and excellence in their sport. Sophomore Nicole Sestito of Wall plays field hockey, track and softball. Sestito focuses on softball as her primary sport and loo...

Students have mixed opinions about kids being signed up for sports by their parents

Students have mixed opinions about kids being signed up for sports by their parents

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Recreational sports such as Little League and Munchkin soccer programs are staples in most towns, with little kids running around in jerseys hanging below their knees and eating orange slices at halftime. It seems as though this weekend activity could do no harm in a child’s life, but some CHS students tel...

Athletes pass down their knowledge through coaching

Athletes pass down their knowledge through coaching

Lauren Arnao

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Coaches care for their athletes. They want them to succeed in their sport and teach them life lessons along the way. It’s easy for older coaches to do so, considering they have more life experience, but how is it for student coaches? Senior Elizabeth Klemm of Middletown started coaching as an aid ...

Olympic games inspire viewers; some join a sport while others perform better

Olympic games inspire viewers; some join a sport while others perform better

Meredith Prud'homme

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

In 2012, the London Olympics contributed to a record boost in the number of people playing a sport in their country. The number of adults playing a sport at least once a week increased by 750,000 during that year, according to figures released by Sport England. This year, the Winter Olympics, hosted by Py...

Athletes play multiple sports

Athletes play multiple sports

Lauren Arnao

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

Most high school athletes practice roughly 10 to 12 hours a week, along with multiple hours spent for games and transportation, according to Skyd Magazine, a company that celebrates the sport of ultimate with original and honest content. Students who play more than one sport must commit two or three ...

Win or lose, do all players earn their trophies?

Win or lose, do all players earn their trophies?

Mia Gallo

March 5, 2018


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According to CNN, everyone needs to learn what it means to lose every once in a while, if they want to succeed. Participation awards in youth athletics label everyone a winner, never letting children fully experience what it feels like to lose. Some people feel passionate about the issue of whether or not co...

Rewards of sports outweigh possible dangers, athletes say

Rewards of sports outweigh possible dangers, athletes say

Luke Sassa

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

Like many things in life, for athletes who play dangerous sports, it all comes down to risk versus reward. For some athletes, the pros that sports provided were simply worth any risk they may carry. Sophomore football player RJ Franzen of Allentown said his enjoyment of his sport outweighs the pos...

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