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Serena Williams serves up dialogue on sexist referee calls

Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slams in the past 20 years of her career, after her first at age 17.
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Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme

January 25, 2019

With countless grand slam titles, major brand deals and four Olympic gold medals, tennis player Serena Williams has become a household name. Following her first grand slam win at 17, her two-decade career remains climbing. Williams is one of the most influential and affluent females the sports world has ev...

Women’s soccer players face gender bias off the field

The US Women's National Team, center, raises their gold medals at the 2012 Olympics.
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Sally Ehlers

January 25, 2019

Thousands of players and guests in formal attire filled the exquisitely decorated gala, while one group sported tacky t-shirts and sold raffle tickets. FC Basel, a European football club, sparked controversy after the gala held to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Players, coaches, representative...

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

Clemson University won the 2019 National Championship.
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Michael Rau

January 25, 2019

Deciding on a college is no easy task. But for some students, the tailgating, football games and athletic environment of a college can sway their decision. Junior Caelin Burgi of Matawan, who is currently looking for colleges, said that she wants to go to a college with a football team. “I think ...

Varsity letters march their way to non-athletic extracurriculars

Varsity letters march their way to non-athletic extracurriculars

Emma Barofsky

November 21, 2018

Earning a position in a varsity sport is something coveted by high school athletes all across America. In some high schools, clubs and activities such as drama and choir are now offering their members the opportunity to secure varsity letters for their dedication. Junior Abbey Reisler of Ocean Township said ...

Nike “sacrifices everything” with Kaepernick campaign

Kaepernick, number 7, played for the San Francisco 49ers until 2017.

Lakshya Vegiraju and Quinn Hoagland

November 21, 2018

Months after the Colin Kaepernick Nike advertisement released, controversy surrounding the international commercial still remains. A debate between lack of patriotism and upholding First Amendment rights continues. Two years ago, in September 2016, Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem p...

Lack of participation cancels 3v3 tournament

Fitness teacher and Class of 2021 adviser Ginny Clevenger reffed the 2017 3v3 tournament.

Michael Rau

November 21, 2018

The Class of 2021 cancelled the annual CHS 3v3 basketball tournament, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to lack of participation and a scheduling conflict. Fitness teacher and sophomore class adviser Ginny Clevenger said that only three teams signed up to participate in the t...

National Football League drug testing raises racial concerns

Players in the National Football League are subject to drug testing during both the preseason and the regular season.

Ainsley Lang and Isabella Castelo

November 21, 2018

The National Football League (NFL) subjects players to random drug testing during the preseason and regular season. The NFL can test a player six times unless more are necessary, according to Boston News. But, some question whether or not these “random” drug tests are actually random, or influen...

The USA missed their goal to qualify for the World Cup

Image from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony.

Meredith Prud'homme

September 14, 2018

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

Senior Kiera Gill of Wall has played varsity field hockey for her home school since her freshman year.

Erica Sammarco

September 14, 2018

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

Approximately 2 million injuries annually come from high school sports.

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018

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

Mia Gallo

September 14, 2018

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

Survey of 163 students from May 15 to May 22, 2018.

Meredith Prud'homme

June 15, 2018

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...

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