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Lin makes a splash in competitive diving

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 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

Injuries put CHS students on a break from athletic success

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

UVA wins March Madness

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

Referees prove to be game changers

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

Hazing poses dangers to high school, college students

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

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

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 “I Promise School” to public

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

Politics make way into athletics and affect CHS students

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

CHS athletes balance sports and summer activities

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

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

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...

Athletes pass down their knowledge through coaching

Athletes pass down their knowledge through coaching

Lauren Arnao

May 4, 2018

Coaches care for their athletes. They want them to succeed in their sport and teach them life lessons along the way. It’s easy for older coaches to do so, considering they have more life experience, but how is it for student coaches? Senior Elizabeth Klemm of Middletown started coaching as an aid ...

Olympic games inspire viewers; some join a sport while others perform better

Olympic games inspire viewers; some join a sport while others perform better

Meredith Prud'homme

March 5, 2018

In 2012, the London Olympics contributed to a record boost in the number of people playing a sport in their country. The number of adults playing a sport at least once a week increased by 750,000 during that year, according to figures released by Sport England. This year, the Winter Olympics, hosted by Py...

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