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Matawan has an average household income of $83,146 according to Data USA, leaving Matawan Regional High School with $760,394 in sports funding.

Economic divide subtracts from the value of the game

Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme 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....

Division I NCAA athletes found that over one-third of female athletes reported symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa.

Athletes face body image issues

Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme 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...

Clemson University won the 2019 National Championship.

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

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...

Survey of 138 students from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 2017.

Do colleges value athletic achievements over academics?

Meredith Prud'homme January 12, 2018

According to the Huffington Post, 60 percent of the University of North Carolina’s football and basketball players read below the eighth grade level, and 8 to 10 percent read at or below a third grade...

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