Monday, September 25, 2017

Basketball

Ben Simmons: On Top of the Game

by Dominique Waldron What makes a great basketball player? His versatility across the entire court? The strength he has developed to stand against bigger players? Perhaps it is his humility to acknowledge his own superior skills and play and yet to acknowledge and fully appreciate the support and power of the full team and the contributions of each of the …

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HOOPS! Jessica Shepard’s Balanced Approach Supports Basketball Success

by Norma Palacios and Russell O. Karr Dedication, solid work ethic, strong family support, and a noteworthy focus on balance in her life provide Fremont High School basketball star, Jessica Shepard, with a solid foundation for success in sports and life. Ranked third in the country by ESPN and first in her position, Jessica was also Gatorade’s 2013-14 and 2012-13 …

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Tacko Fall: The Basketball Player You Cannot Miss

Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-5 high school senior from Senegal, thrives on and off the court by Kristen Giddings   TAVARES, Florida__As young players across the country gear-up for the upcoming basketball season, Tacko Fall stands above them all. Literally. The 7’5″ high school senior currently holds the spot as the tallest player in the country, standing two inches over even …

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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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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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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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Pavin Parrish Named Gatorade Player of the Year as Best Basketball Player in Vermont

Pavin Parrish, a senior from Rochester High School, has been named Gatorade’s Basketball Player of the Year for Vermont. Rochester High School’s Parrish stands at 5-foot-10 and 160-punds and averaged 31.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 5.2 steals per game. Parrish lead his team to a winning season with a record of 20-3 in Division IV. Parrish finished his …

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New Jersey’s St. Joseph High School Senior Karl Towns Named Basketball Player of the Year

Karl Towns, a senior from St. Joseph High School, has been named Gatorade’s Basketball Player of the Year for New Jersey. Towns is a 7’1″ basketball phenom and is widely considered one of the top high school players in the country. Next year, Towns plans on playing basketball for the University of Kentucky, one of the nation’s most prestigious college …

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Wyoming All-State Basketball Players Named

The Wyoming Coaches Association has named the 2013-2014 All-State Basketball List. Class 2A: Colton Richter – Sr Moorcroft Colter Carzoli – Sr Big Horn Travis Romsa – Sr Burns (Two Time All State) Hunter Dockery – Sr Lusk (Two Time All State) Denton Shaw – Jr Lusk Scott Gross – Jr Pine Bluffs Hunter Thompson – Fr Pine Bluffs Kason …

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Lynden Lyncs Girls Basketball Takes Home Washington State Championship

The Lyncs finished the season with a record of 25-2 after defeating Kings 55-40 in the Class 1A state championship game. This was the school’s 10th Championship and its first since 2008. In 2011, the Lyncs lost the State championship game to state rival, Freeman hHigh School.

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