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The USA missed their goal to qualify for the World Cup

The USA missed their goal to qualify for the World Cup

Meredith Prud'homme

September 14, 2018


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With hundreds of millions of avid soccer fans tuning in, the FIFA World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. France defeated Croatia 4-2 during this year’s final match, which drew an audience of nearly 700 million viewers, according to FIFA. But due to the USA’s failure to qualify,...

CHS students have leg up in recruitment process

CHS students have leg up in recruitment process

Erica Sammarco

September 14, 2018


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For athletes looking to continue their athletic careers after high school, the college application process has added pressures that start as early as freshman year. Senior Kiera Gill of Wall, a field hockey player, said she started her recruitment process freshman year using the website SportsRecruits...

Injuries prompt stricter safety standards in athletics

Injuries prompt stricter safety standards in athletics

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


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One year ago, after breaking her ankle in two places during a softball game, senior Marisa Harczuk of Tinton Falls had just been cleared to start playing field hockey after three months without physical activity. From early May to early August, Harczuk underwent surgery and physical therapy to get bac...

Lebron James unveils “I Promise School” to public

Lebron James unveils “I Promise School” to public

Mia Gallo

September 14, 2018


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Any avid basketball fan knows the name Lebron James. From his free throws to three pointers to NBA championships, James is one of the biggest names in professional basketball history. But, there is more to James than basketball. James is also an active philanthropist. He created The Lebron James Family F...

Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

Meredith Prud'homme

June 15, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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