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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


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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


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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


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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...

Dickenson, Gill face off in field hockey, maintain friendship

Dickenson, Gill face off in field hockey, maintain friendship

Mia Gallo

January 12, 2018


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Friendly competition takes on a different meaning from the halls of CHS to the field, court or pool. CHS students hail from 64 different towns in Monmouth County and tend to face off in sporting events while playing for their home high schools. Juniors and field hockey players Kate Dickenson of...

Wolson skis slopes, makes memories while earning money

Wolson skis slopes, makes memories while earning money

Luke Sassa

January 12, 2018


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She loves to spend her time making memories in a setting filled with pale, powdery terrain, but it is not the setting you would expect for a resident of Bradley Beach.  No, senior Rachel Wolson does not plant herself on the beach. She sticks to the ski slopes. “I was probably 2 or 3 [years-old]...

Do colleges value academic achievements over academics?

Do colleges value academic achievements over academics?

Meredith Prud'homme

January 12, 2018


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According to the Huffington Post, 60 percent of the University of North Carolina’s football and basketball players read below the eighth grade level, and 8 to 10 percent read at or below a third grade level. This statistic begs the question of whether colleges value athletic accomplishments more than...

Athletes are picky eaters to improve performance

Athletes are picky eaters to improve performance

Michael Rau

January 12, 2018


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Whether in the professional leagues or on high school teams, some athletes eat a variety of foods to keep themselves in shape for their seasons, while others adhere to no diet at all. Professional baseball player Dominic Smith, first baseman for the New York Mets, diets to lose weight. He lost 21...

Horseback riding is a lifestyle for some CHS students

Horseback riding is a lifestyle for some CHS students

Mia Gallo

December 18, 2017


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Horseback riding feels like more than just a another sport to its participants.They make it a lifestyle, an activity in which they find a family and a home. Junior Emily McNeill of Colts Neck knows this to be true. McNeill started to ride when she was 12 years old. She began after she went on a ride...

Coaches inspire students in different ways

Coaches inspire students in different ways

Emma Barofsky and Erin Brady

December 16, 2017


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Not only do coaches help athletes to improve their physical performance, they also encourage them to improve themselves as people and to exceed their own expectations.  Whether they play field hockey, soccer, tennis or football, players learn from their coaches in many ways. Junior and field hockey...

CHS athletes answer: why did you begin to play your sport?

CHS athletes answer: why did you begin to play your sport?

Michael LaRocca, Michael Rau, and Luke Sassa

December 16, 2017


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One may not normally associate athletics with Communications High School, but that doesn’t mean CHS isn’t filled with athletes passionate about what they do. And all of them have a distinct reason for why they began to play their sport. Sophomore Joseph Matthews of Middletown was influenced by...

Can sports make you a better person?

Can sports make you a better person?

Lauren Arnao

December 16, 2017


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When people hear about high school sports, they automatically think they are about winning or losing. They think that the numbers on the scoreboard make a difference. Though to some that’s true, to most, sports are about the lessons that are learned throughout the years. Between teamwork, leadership...

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