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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...

Water sports: students beat summer heat

Water sports: students beat summer heat

Sarah McNey

September 15, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

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