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Water sports: students beat summer heat

Water sports: students beat summer heat

Sarah McNey

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Staying cool during the summer can be a challenge, especially on the Jersey Shore. Several CHS students have found a way to beat the heat: water sports. Swimming is a popular sport among high schoolers, with over 300,000 participants in the country, according to a 2015 survey from the National Federa...

Pre-season training proves worth it for athletes

Pre-season training proves worth it for athletes

Emmanuella Macri

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

For student athletes, summer break doesn’t mean a break from sports but rather a time to train for the upcoming season. Senior Megan Stanislowski of Wall plays volleyball for Wall High School. She starts practicing with her team in July. Tryouts are held in August, after which practices are he...

Athletes and their parents pay a hefty price for sports

Athletes and their parents pay a hefty price for sports

Emmanuella Macri

September 15, 2017


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Sophomore and figure skater Ainsley Vetter of Wall is familiar with the expenses that come with full commitment to a sport. “In my sport, athletes have to pay for their own skates, blades, competition dresses and outfits for practice. Competitions also have an entrance fee … coaches also have...

Warm weather makes way for new activities

Warm weather makes way for new activities

Meredith Prud'homme

May 9, 2017


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The beginning of spring marks the start of warmer weather and more opportunities for outside activity. Hiking and camping are two ways some students may enjoy the sunny weather, but fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger said both activities are also great for student health. “There are so many healt...

Student athletes defy unathletic reputation

Student athletes defy unathletic reputation

Mary Kate Cashman

April 20, 2017


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Can’t throw a touchdown. Can’t shoot a basket. Can’t hit a homerun. All of these describe the “not athletically gifted” stereotypical CHS student, said senior and varsity cheerleader Caroline Collins of Tinton Falls. But Collins doesn’t believe in the generalization. “I do not believe in the stereotypes becau...

Majority of students say cheerleading and dance are sports

Majority of students say cheerleading and dance are sports

Mia Gallo

April 19, 2017


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The discussion has gone on since what feels like the beginning of time. When asked to name a sport, most people would say basketball, football, soccer, or baseball, but competitive cheer or dance would most likely not come to mind. According to Dictionary.com, a sport is “an activity involving phy...

Students take on reffing sports games as jobs

Students take on reffing sports games as jobs

Kiera Gill

April 1, 2017


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High school is a time for teenagers to get a taste of what the real world is like, and many get this exposure through a job, internship or volunteer task. According to NewsOk, an Oklahoma City newspaper, one in four students at age 16 or older work, which is more than 3 million workers nationwide. ...

Athletes have different perspectives on parent coaches

Athletes have different perspectives on parent coaches

Kiera Gill

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coaching can make or break an athlete's success. Competitors in high level sports can often have their fates determined by their relationship with their coach, and for some, this relationship is a real boost. Today, parents are not only key figures for their children and teens at home, but they ar...

Karl attends Women’s Leadership Conference

Karl attends Women’s Leadership Conference

Arielle Cohen

March 7, 2017


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Abigail Karl, a junior from Monmouth Beach, represented CHS at the Women's Leadership Conference on Sunday, Feb. 26. The conference was held at Monmouth University and was sponsored by Morgan Stanley. The conference consisted of a luncheon with a panel of female leaders, such as the assistant vi...

Team bonding is an important part of sports

Team bonding is an important part of sports

Emmanuella Macri

February 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Members of sports teams are encouraged to work together during sports events, but some teams also stress the importance of team bonding outside of practices and games. Junior Megan Stanislowski of Wall plays on the Wall High School varsity volleyball team and considers her teammates some of her closes...

Junior Marie Schobel breaks record for 100 meters

Junior Marie Schobel breaks record for 100 meters

Arielle Cohen

January 1, 2017


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Marie Schobel of Sea Girt, NJ broke the previous Manasquan High School record for backstroke on Tuesday, December 6. With a time of 58.33 seconds, she beat Caroline Petrone’s 2013 record of 59.04, according to NJ.com. Schobel has been swimming for “as long as [she] can remember,” starting when...

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Meredith Prud’homme and Emmanuella Macri

December 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

It took women over 2,000 years to be allowed into the Olympic games according to Infoplease.com. Since then, female athletes are slowly becoming more accepted, but not everything is equal between the two sexes, even now. One of the biggest differences between women and men is the lack of recognition women...

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