Monday, September 25, 2017

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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Cheer Safety

The Emergence of Cheer and Their Injuries By Chris Phillips An estimated 400,000 high school aged athletes are now involved in competitive cheer throughout the United States. The sport has evolved from a mixture of gymnastics and sideline cheer, with the first club like squad being formed in the early 1960’s. Back then, early cheer teams used acrobatic stunts and …

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Research Made Easy

5 Ways to Make Online Research Easier Going online to do research when you’re writing papers and doing projects is a no-brainer. But all of the choices at your fingertips can seem overwhelming sometimes. Knowing how to evaluate and choose online resources can help you avoid headaches and wasted time. Here are 5 ways to make researching online as easy …

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Vitamins and Minerals

What does it all mean? Breakfast cereals advertise that they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. Sports drinks claim they can rev up your flagging energy with a jolt of vitamins or minerals (sorry, but even powerful vitamins and minerals can’t act that fast!). You know vitamins and minerals are good for you. But which ones does your body really need? …

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Enter our Photo Contest

Want a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Enter High School Illustrated’s photo contest and you just might win! We’re looking for your best sports action or school spirit/activity photos. We’ll choose one and announce it in our Summer 2014 issue of High School Illustrated, plus give the winner a $100 Visa Gift Card. To enter, download the …

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NY Student Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old from Long Island, NY, was accepted to all eight of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., otherwise known as the Ivy League. Enin, who is a senior at William Floyd High School, thought he would get into one or two of the universities, but not all eight. These include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, …

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