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Stark serves success on Manasquan Volleyball team

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.
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...

Students react to U.S. Open results

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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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 stands out on softball field

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

Economic divide subtracts from the value of the game

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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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....

Athletes face body image issues

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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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...

Injuries put CHS students on a break from athletic success

Junior Ainsley Vetter of Wall stunts on the ice
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...

UVA wins March Madness

(pictured: Kyle Guy) The University of Virginia beat out Texas Tech to win the title.
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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,...

Brady and Belichick clinch sixth Super Bowl win together

Duo Brady and Belichick embrace after 2019 Super Bowl Victory.
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March 15, 2019

Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, clinched their sixth championship win on Feb. 3, 2019 against the Los Angeles Rams, with a final score of 14-5. After defeating division leaders, the Kansas...

Referees prove to be game changers

NFL referee Bill Vinovich was the subject of scrutiny after his call against the LA Rams in an NFC title game.
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March 15, 2019

The possibility of a biased referee during the biggest game of a team’s career is a daunting one. This is what happened to the LA Rams. According to Rams Wired, Rams fans everywhere petitioned to...

Collegiate athletes not compensated for their value

Survey of 106 CHS students conducted from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20, 2019.
March 15, 2019

It’s well known that college sports teams bring their respective schools a lot of profit. In the 2016-17 academic year alone, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brought in over $1 billion,...

Students eat and stay on their feet at lunch

Many students play basketball on the outside patio during lunch.
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March 15, 2019

CHS students may be “the unathletic ones”, but that doesn’t stop those who frequently utilize the ping pong table, volleyball net or basketball hoop during lunch. Freshman Ezra Shim of Spring...

Hazing poses dangers to high school, college students

Pa. Governor Tom Wolf signs the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law to protect students at Pa. schools.
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March 12, 2019

Senior Phoebe Drummond of Little Silver runs cross country for Red Bank Regional High School. Last year, the upperclassmen on her team decided to blindfold sophomores during practice, while others would...

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