Friday, November 22, 2019

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Surf School: Conner Dand National Surfing Association 2014 High School Surfing Champion

San Clemente High School Junior Surfing phenom Conner Dand takes his first major win at the 2014 NSSA High School surfing championships and helped his team take home another National team championship trophy. HSI had a chance to ask Conner a few questions and here is what he had to say. What sports did you play as a youth and …

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Great Expectations: Leonard Fournette Excites LSU Fans

By Russell O. Karr And Courtney Vega | Photos By Megan Stearman There is a Dickensonian quality to the superabundant discussion about high school football standout, Leonard Fournette, and his imminent journey to Louisiana State University. Not only do the good people at St. Augustine High School offer caring words of support for their soon-to-be alumnus, the entire LSU fan …

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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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Inspiration & Determination: Three Sport Athlete Jake Straughan Overcomes Broken Leg

Three Sport Athlete Jake Straughan Overcomes Broken Leg to Lead Colton to State Titles in Two Sports 
and Earn Player of the Year Awards (Photos by Jerry Morse and Max Aquino) Although today the three sport athlete is becoming a dying breed, Jake Straughan of Colton High School is one of those rare student-athletes who excels in everything. While maintaining …

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Follow Your Heart – Larry Tuileta Makes School Choice After Stellar High School Career

By Joey Ramirez Photos By Kristen Collat & Jessica Homrich “People are gonna have their opinions on what people think you should be doing,” Tuileta says. “But only you know in your heart what you should be doing for yourself.” For Larry Tuileta, sports have always been about giving back, whether to his family, teammates or community. So when it …

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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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