Friday, November 22, 2019

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Heat Illness in High School Athletes

By Jason Bennett, DA, ATC, Associate Professor at Chapman University The Centers for Disease Control reported that heat illness was a leading cause of death and disability of high school athletes from 2005-2009 (Yard, et al., 2010). Fortunately, heat illness is 100% preventable with the appropriate knowledge and procedures in place. While about 70% of high school athletes who suffer …

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Katie Lou Samuelson: Journey to a Championship

Ninety seconds on the game clock. Spain and the USA are tied 71-71. The FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Under-17 World Championship for Women taking place in the beautiful, romantic city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, will be decided in those seconds. Katie Lou Samuelson is the USA team captain. She’s on the floor those final, electrifying seconds, leading her team, searching …

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Taking the Stress Out of College: Knowing What to Expect

Many college students realize they weren’t realistic about college. Some expect to find it hard living away from home, not only in terms of missing family but also in dealing with practical stuff like washing your own clothes. If anticipated, these issues can be less stressful. Living away from home tends to be the toughest adjustment for first-year students. You’ve …

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National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Provides Opportunity, Training, and Vision for Young Athletes

Empowering the Young for Life By David Hahn Jim Spier has been a fan of track and field since he was a high school student in the late 1950s. When he attended track and field events as an adult he got interested in the Junior events (under 20) and noticed that the Junior teams did not represent the makeup of …

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Tennis Duo: Eric Tseng and Drew Dawson Power Successful UHS Tennis

By Deborah Tsogbe All great athletic programs have length in the form of a strong history; and depth with great talent. The University High School tennis team fills out both dimensions as it earned a legacy as one of the best tennis programs in Southern California. The numbers indicate the length of the program’s success: 193 wins and only six …

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Fitness: Creating Rotational Power for Sports

Power can be defined as the ability to exert maximal force as quickly as possible. In sports such as ice hockey, baseball and golf rotational power is a prime attribute for an athlete. How an athlete develops the power, how efficiently they develop the power, how much power is developed and how the power is controlled and decelerated all play …

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Fierceness on the Field: Riley Eggeman’s Formula for Success

by Yasmeen Alshabasy She cradles, she passes, and she catches; the mesh of Riley Eggeman’s lacrosse stick is always hugging the surface of a ball, ready to rocket it across the line of the opponent’s goal. Riley was recently named the Orange County Register’s Player of the Year for lacrosse; distinction which goes along with many other accolades and accomplishments …

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Got a Job? Finding a Summer Job or Internship

Thinking about a summer job? As more people continue to compete for fewer openings, you’ll need to start looking early, do your research, and apply to more positions. So it’s more important than ever to have a job search plan. What’s the Right Job for Me? To find a job that’s right for you, make a list of your interests …

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Field of Dreams: No. 3 Nationally Ranked Chase Strumpf Hard Work and Dedication is Beginning to Pay Off

By Kendall Murtha Watching Chase Strumpf send balls sailing over the heads of his opponents, it’s hard to believe that this kind of power and ease is coming from a high school sophomore. But continuously raising expectations is nothing new to Chase. He ranked no. 3 in his age group by Baseball America, proved he’s someone to watch even before …

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5 Healthy Fruit Smoothies For An Easy Breakfast

Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day: Orange and Banana Smoothie Orange and banana are the perfect marriage of tart and creamy for this breakfast smoothie. A touch of brown sugar and almond extract add another level of flavor. 3/4 cup (185 ml) orange juice 1/2 cup sliced banana …

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