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Lin competes at the Amateur Athletic Union Diving Nationals at Northside Swim Center in San Antonio, Texas in July of 2018.

Lin makes a splash in competitive diving

Kaitlyn Delaney September 13, 2019

After injuring her elbow from gymnastics in 2016, junior Melody Lin of Freehold Township found herself in search of a new sport to occupy her time. Though Lin lost interest in gymnastics, she explained...

Approximately 2 million injuries annually come from high school sports.

Injuries prompt stricter safety standards in athletics

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...

Professionals serve as role models for CHS athletes

Professionals serve as role models for CHS athletes

Meredith Prud'homme May 4, 2018

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...

Student athletes spend their time exploring interests in various sports.

Athletes play multiple sports

Lauren Arnao March 5, 2018

Most high school athletes practice roughly 10 to 12 hours a week, along with multiple hours spent for games and transportation, according to Skyd Magazine, a company that celebrates the sport of ultimate...

Several athletes in CHS follow a diet to improve performance on the field.

Athletes are picky eaters to improve performance

Michael Rau January 12, 2018

Whether in the professional leagues or on high school teams, some athletes eat a variety of foods to keep themselves in shape for their seasons, while others adhere to no diet at all. Professional baseball...

Photo courtesy of Julianne Sackett.

Horseback riding is a lifestyle for some CHS students

Mia Gallo December 18, 2017

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...

Survey of 92 students from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8, 2017.

Athletes and their parents pay a hefty price for sports

Emmanuella Macri September 15, 2017

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...

In addition to playing varsity field hockey, senior Riley Mullan of Long Branch plays lacrosse for the Green Wave.

Student athletes defy unathletic reputation

Mary Kate Cashman April 20, 2017

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...

Blot graphic by Connor Martin.

Majority of students say cheerleading and dance are sports

Mia Gallo April 19, 2017

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...

Photo courtesy of Sarah Takash.

Sports recruitments complicate college hunt

Mary Kate Cashman and Kiera Gill December 22, 2016

Even though CHS does not have sports teams, that doesn’t stop students from excelling in sports at their home high schools and being recruited by college coaches. According to the NCAA, six percent of...

(From left) Erin Wren of Wall, Marie Schobel of Sea Girt and Megan Stanislowski of Wall in their varsity jackets.

Athletes beat the varsity blues

Shannon Bradley September 16, 2016

Many CHS students return to their home high schools to play sports. Some students began doing this as early as freshman year and began playing varsity their starting year. Senior Kat Holtz of Hazlet...

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