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Balancing sports and schoolwork a challenge
Friday, May 14, 2010

If you have ever played a sport, you know that most teams have practices quite often. Some students are realizing that because of practice, they are having less time to study, causing them to get worse grades.

Ohno’s upbringing helped make him a champion speedskater
Friday, May 14, 2010

Apolo Ohno was born May 22, 1982 in Seattle, Wash. His Japanese-born father,Yuki Ohno, and his American-born mother Jarrie Lee Ohno raised Apolo. His parents were divorced when he was just an infant and he barely visited his mother, nor did he know he had an older half-brother until 2002.

Cheerleading gains recognition
Friday, May 14, 2010

Pressure was on as the girls ran into the gym. The crowd was cheering wildly for their favorite team. These athletes had been preparing for months for this very moment and their stomachs were filled with butterflies. Judges watched carefully as the squad performed a complicated routine of lifts, flips and complex synchronized motions. It was then time to find out the winners of the cheerleading competition.
Cheerleading is thought of by many as a club that only cheers on others, but now this activity is starting to become a true sport that is extremely competitive.

Bike racers battle snow, bitter cold
Friday, May 14, 2010

Did you know that you could ride a bike on the same trail as the famous Alaskan sled dog race the Iditarod?

Blind skier McKeever is an inspiration
Friday, May 14, 2010

Did you know that having a disability does not stop you from becoming an Olympian? Brian McKeever, from Alberta, Canada, is a cross country skier, and although he is legally blind, he qualified to be on the Canadian Olympic Team.

Duke vs. Carolina one of sports’ best rivalries
Friday, May 14, 2010

Duke vs. North Carolina is one of the biggest rivalries in college basketball, and perhaps in all of sports. These teams battle it out twice a season. But these games aren’t just any regular events. These competitions determine the king of Tobacco Road.

Photo of Patriots beat Shen to launch new era
Thursday, May 14, 2009

As the sun set to the west of Larry Mulvaney Field, the Schenectady Patriots ushered in a new era of football with a dominating win over reigning champs Shenendehowa in a 36-7 upset.

Photo of Sister’s hard work makes her a figure skating Star
Thursday, May 14, 2009

My sister Kerry is a figure skater for the Saratoga Stars.

Photo of Green consciousness catching on in sports
Thursday, May 14, 2009

From the National Football League planting thousands of trees to the first environmentally-friendly baseball field in America, many sports are going green. Several sports and star athletes are showing their green commitment in many ways.

Overtime tests mind, body
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Overtime is a war far beyond regulation in the basketball world.

Photo of Hard work, dedication pay off
Thursday, May 14, 2009

This past fall, I joined the cross country team.

Little guys make mark in sports of big men
Thursday, May 14, 2009

As for the big men, they are still in high demand but these little guys sure are coming around.

Knee pain can’t keep Tiger Woods from victory
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Despite his knee injury, Woods ended by winning the round and taking home the trophy for his fourteenth major tournament win.

Marathon bike trip across New York well worth effort
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Picture yourself, 12 years old, preparing for a 156-mile bike ride across the flats and ridges of New York state.

Photo of Could competitors earn Olympic medals in paintball someday?
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Do you ever think paintball will be in the Olympics? Paintball has been played since the ’80s and is becoming more popular every year.


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