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Photo of Dancers especially deserving of a sporting chance
Friday, May 10, 2013

I wait for my turn behind the curtains with my heart beating fast, doing last minute stretches and trying to warm up. The announcer announces my name and solo title; I go out onto stage thinking, “This is what I have been practicing for months now. This had better be perfect.”

Coach was a hit on gridiron, in community
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Coach John Siedlecki is one of the most respected and top-rated coaches that have come through the Johnstown Sir Bills football program.


Title IX leveled the playing field in school
Thursday, May 10, 2012


Can you imagine a school with no girls' sports? Where the only thing that girls could do is cheer on the sidelines and not be part of the action?

Football player moves to the sidelines
Thursday, May 10, 2012

A one-time football player has decided to trade uniforms and give cheerleading a try.


Photo of U.S. women's soccer seeks redemption at Olympics
Thursday, May 10, 2012

After coming in second at the World Cup, the United States women's soccer team will be looking for gold in the 2012 Olympics.

Photo of Football players should have better helmets
Thursday, May 10, 2012

On Sept. 28, 2008, New York Jets safety Eric Smith tackled Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin, leading with his helmet, knocking Boldin out of the game. He was not penalized for the hit during the game, but in the following days he was fined $50,000 and suspended for one game, despite his protests that there was no malicious intent behind the hits.

Photo of Recipe for success includes hard work, confidence
Thursday, May 10, 2012

After five years of classes and training, I had an ultimate test to show my karate knowledge, technique and strength. I was testing for a black belt in karate.


Albany YMCA tied to roots of basketball
Thursday, May 10, 2012

The game of basketball is a primary label of American culture, and it is one of the most popular sports in the country.

Olympic softball should stay
Thursday, May 10, 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) threw a curve ball at the international softball community when they voted to remove the sport from the Olympic competition. Originally, it was only baseball that was to be removed from the Games because there were too few teams. But it was decided that softball would be dismissed too.


Photo of Lessons learned by a student athlete
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alison Johnson is a senior at Albany's College of Saint Rose and plays on the women's basketball team. Alison is known as Ali to her friends and teammates.


Photo of Why should anyone play a high school sport?
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why should I play a sport? This is a question that is very common among teens. Sometimes, there is a fear that athletics will consume all the time that is usually spent on schoolwork or a social life. Participation in sports, however, benefits a person physically and emotionally, and it helps build skills in time management that would be useful for a student who is preparing to go to college.

Lessons to be learned from athlete’s struggles
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Josh Hamilton is seen as one of the best players in major league baseball.

Photo of Patience, practice keys to tying your own flies
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Do you know what a Woolly Bugger is?

Photo of Swimwear, pool tech factors in winning
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last year, a time of 1 minute 22 seconds would have qualified an 11-to-12-year-old female swimmer for the Gold Championships. This year, however, the time has been reduced to 1 minute 16 seconds. Are humans getting faster? Why is there such a drastic change in times over only a year? Although a swimmer’s training is an important factor in reducing swim times, there are also external factors that play a large role in helping humans to swim faster, such as swimwear and pool design.

Photo of Harlem Globetrotters thrill Albany crowd
Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Feb. 27, the Harlem Globetrotters came to the 17,000-seat Times Union Center and drew more than 10,000 fans into the arena on their world tour.
The 2 p.m. game consisted of an introduction by “Globie,” their mascot, and a game against the Washington Generals. It featured a few famous Globetrotters such as Dizzy, Hazel and Siena College graduate Firefly. The two-hour show was packed with many tricks and laughs, action and lots of fun.


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