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Players tackle penalties on and off the field

Despite Myles Garrett’s indefinite suspension for
demonstrating violent behavior, Cleveland Browns fans continue to support the former defensive end and team.

Sam Skolnick

January 17, 2020

A punch, a spit and a push to the ground are all considered assaults that would likely lead to charges in everyday life. Yet on the football field, these are normal behaviors that go unpunished. However, after recent events, the idea of whether NFL players should face charges came into question. ...

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.

Riley Forrester

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 is Stark’s first year playing volleyball for Manasquan High School’s varsity team, as...

Lin makes a splash in competitive diving

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

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 that she always enjoyed the “flipping around.” So, she searched for a sport where she could do...

Injuries put CHS students on a break from athletic success

Junior Ainsley Vetter of Wall stunts on the ice

Michael Rau

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 organized sports again. In seventh grade, she tore her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), whi...

UVA wins March Madness

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

Emma Barofsky

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, also known as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, is a single-elimination tournam...

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.

Isabella Castelo

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 remove referee Bill Vinovich from the NFC title game. The LA Rams had a 0-8 streak when Vinovich wo...

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.

Emma Barofsky

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 guide them around. Although most students found this to be “great team bonding,” the initiation...

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Senior Allie Beekman of Neptune dances to

Allie Beekman

November 21, 2018

There is one question dancers always dread, the one question where the answer is not “plié”: Is dance an art form or a sport? There are various arguments supporting both sides, and often dancers’ opinions seem to stick in the middle. Sophomore Fran McCaffrey of West Long Branch said she spends abo...

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...

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

Hecht runs cross country for Wall High School in the fall.

Lauren Arnao

June 15, 2018

When faced with busy summer schedules, CHS students must balance working, family and sports. Some sports require athletes to train on their own or with their team, which can interfere with other summer plans. Others may have more lenient requirements. Sophomore Evan Kuo of Tinton Falls is a vars...

Students have mixed opinions about kids being signed up for sports by their parents

Survey of 116 students from April 15 to April 18.

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018

Recreational sports such as Little League and Munchkin soccer programs are staples in most towns, with little kids running around in jerseys hanging below their knees and eating orange slices at halftime. It seems as though this weekend activity could do no harm in a child’s life, but some CHS students tel...

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