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Referees prove to be game changers

Referees prove to be game changers

Isabella Castelo

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Arts

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Athletes play multiple sports

Athletes play multiple sports

Lauren Arnao

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 with original and honest content. Students who play more than one sport must commit two or three ...

Win or lose, do all players earn their trophies?

Win or lose, do all players earn their trophies?

Mia Gallo

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

According to CNN, everyone needs to learn what it means to lose every once in a while, if they want to succeed. Participation awards in youth athletics label everyone a winner, never letting children fully experience what it feels like to lose. Some people feel passionate about the issue of whether or not co...

Rewards of sports outweigh possible dangers, athletes say

Rewards of sports outweigh possible dangers, athletes say

Luke Sassa

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

Like many things in life, for athletes who play dangerous sports, it all comes down to risk versus reward. For some athletes, the pros that sports provided were simply worth any risk they may carry. Sophomore football player RJ Franzen of Allentown said his enjoyment of his sport outweighs the pos...

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