Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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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Woodland Christian, California Baseball Team Throws a Pair of No-Hitters in Doubleheader

Robbie Miller (senior) of Woodland Christian opened the two-game set with a no-hitter in a five-inning 19-0 mercy-rule win over Waldorf. In the second game of the double-header, sophomore right-hander Brendan Rodegerdts tossed a perfect game over five innings in a 12-0 mercy-rule victory. Rodegerdts, normally a shortstop, made his first career start and struck out all 15 batters he …

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Double Threat: The Best of Orange County Softball

Taylor McQuillin, pitcher, and Alyssa Palominos, center-field, both attend Mission Viejo High School and are currently in their junior year. Both girls earned numerous athletic achievements, titles, and rankings in softball. Alyssa was ranked OC Player of the Year and broke the OC record for homeruns her sophomore year with 18 homers. Alyssa is also the co-MVP for the South …

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Arizona’s Top 5 Football Prospects

NO. 1 – CHRISTIAN KIRK — Scottsdale Saguaro, Athlete, 5-10, 195: Kirk has more than 30 Division I offers with the latest coming from Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Boise State, Florida State, Penn State and Georgia. NO. 2 – KEENAN WALKER — Scottsdale Chaparral, OL, 6-5, 270: Walker has offers from Michigan, Arizona and Arizona State, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, …

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Elise Cranny of Niwot, CO Runs Top 800 in Nation

Elise Cranny has back-to-back cross-country state tiles and a state record for the mile. Last week Cranny ran the 800 meters in the Mt. Sac Relays finishing 1st in the 800 and the fastest in the country with a time of 2 minutes and 4.81 seconds. Cranny is headed to Standford in the fall.

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Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day

Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. …

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95+ MPH Fastball Brings Interest From MLB Scouts

Pitcher JB Bukauskas of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virgina, is throwing some heat! At a recent game, there were more than 20 MLB scouts with radar guns. With every pitch from Bukauskas, the scouts’ radar guns were recording throws of 96, 95, 96 mph. The 17-year-old Bukauskas’ recent performance of a blistering fastball, biting slider and a batter-freezing …

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Alumni Spotlight: Dan James & Chasen Ford – El Toro High School 2013 Graduates

From a similar start in Little League baseball, Dan James and Chasen Ford followed varied paths to successful high school baseball careers, college scholarships in the sport they both love. Dan James and Chasen Ford were both highly regarded baseball players at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, CA. Dan is now a utility infielder at Oregon State University …

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Cool 2 Be Kind – Students Against Bullying

On May 1st of 2009, San Clemente was shocked by the tragic loss of 16-year-old, Daniel Mendez. Daniel loved football and skateboarding, and he was an outstanding student and friend. He lost his life to bullying-related suicide. After his death, Daniel’s friends banded together and fought back. They started the Cool 2 Be Kind club to combat bullying on campus …

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Training: Got Sand?

Training tips to help with your game I am often asked three questions about training during the volleyball offseason: “How do I jump higher?” “How do I get to more digs?” “How do I hit the ball harder?” My answer: “Get sandy!” I have done research and have many ideas but the one common denominator I have for all of …

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RSI: What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are injuries that happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in inflammation (pain and swelling), muscle strain, or tissue damage. This stress generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are common work-related injuries, often affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer …

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