Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Alexa Filley – A High School Volleyball Ace

Four Years, Four Titles By Joey Ramirez | Photos By Megan Stearman & Tricia Biagi Like most high school students, there are annual school rituals for Alexa Filley. Register for classes; buy textbooks; take yearbook photos, and…win the Kentucky State Volleyball Championship. Four consecutive years, four consecutive state championships for Alexa and Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.) teammates. But for …

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Alex Jackson Shows That Focus is the Key to Success

A Swing and a Hit and the Joy of Baseball By Deborah Tsogbe | Photos By Michael Valencia Alex Jackson has played and loved baseball his entire life. “I’ve been playing baseball since I could walk and swing a bat which is around the age of one,” commented Alex with a grand smile, as he thought about baseball. And just …

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Strains & Pains: Knowing the Difference Between Being Hurt or Injured

f you’re an active person, you’ll probably get a sprain or a strain at some point. They’re common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Let’s find out more about them. What are Strains and Sprains? Muscles contract and relax (almost like rubber bands) to help your body move. So a strain is exactly what it …

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Smart Snacking: What Should I Eat For a Snack?

Between school, homework, sports, your after-school job, and hanging out with friends, it may feel like there’s no time for healthy eating. And when you do stop to eat, it’s probably tempting to go the quick and easy route by grabbing a burger and fries, potato chips, or candy. But it is possible to treat yourself to a healthy snack. …

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College Plans? Researching Information to Make the Right Choice

“So, what are you doing after graduation?” Many juniors and seniors get bored answering that question over and over. Whether your plans include college, heading straight for the workforce, or taking a year off, here are some practical tips to prepare yourself for the journey. Going to College Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to …

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Trying To Build Muscle? 6 Tips to Help You

Gaining weight and building muscle can be the toughest and most concerning task for many young athletes on a quest to achieve athletic success. Building muscle is important in any sport you are involved in. It benefits you physically and it can provide a psychological advantage to you on the field, court, or ice. But for some reason, no matter …

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Katie Ta: Capo Valley Tennis Star and 2014 Player of the Year

For Capo Valley High School junior Katie Ta, what started as a way to be more like her brother and sister has turned into a dedicated activity. Katie was just 10 when she started to tag along with her brother Matthew and sister Ashley to tennis matches and practices, and soon tagging along turned into championship tennis. “I really liked …

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Grady Williams: Support + Determination = Success

What is it in us that reaches for more? How do we decide whether something is worth every breath we take, every injury, every sacrifice? For Grady Williams, the Center Defender for the Dana Hills Dolphins, there is no question, you do something with focus and commitment or you don’t do it at all. A long-time swimmer, Grady craved the …

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New National Record Set in the 400-Freestyle Relay

Congratulations to the Granada High School (Livermore, CA) swimming foursome of Maxime Rooney, Bryce McLaggan, Trent Trump, and Nick Silverthorn for racing to history in the 4×100 freestyle. The team set a new record of 2:59.00 while helping the Granada High Matadors to an overall second-place finish in the North Coast Section swimming championships on May 17th.

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Ryan Betz: Marathon World Record for High School Athlete?

Ryan Betz has run a half-marathon in all 50 states, all in the past four years. The Park Tudor High School (Indianapolis, IN) said, “As far as I know, I’m the youngest to ever do it.” He will be asking the Guinness Book of World Records for verification. More impressive, Betz’s mission has been to raise $100,000 to create an …

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New National Pole Vault Record Set

Northwest High School (Justin, TX) senior Desiree Freier set the new national pole vault record at the Texas Relays. Freier, who stands just 5 feet tall and is a University of Arkansas commit, reached the record vault of 14 feet, 3.25 inches on her first attempt, breaking the old record of 14 feet, 2.75 inches.

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