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Photo of Globetrotter’s visit lights up Delmar school
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Firefly Fisher from the Harlem Globetrotters came to St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar on Feb. 14. He made the day fun and exciting for everyone. He did ball games, passes and other neat tricks with the 200 kids.

Photo of Fans leave laughing after Globetrotters game
Thursday, May 12, 2011

From 1926 to 2011 — they’ve been in the “game” for 85 years. They do tricks, flips and jokes every show. They make you laugh no matter what. No one can top this team, which entertains its fans from the beginning to the end. This isn’t the Lakers, not Miami Heat, not Orlando Magic, but the one and only Harlem Globetrotters!

Hasbrouck one of Siena’s greatest
Friday, May 14, 2010

As far back as I can remember, I have always been a Siena College basketball fan. My parents have season tickets so my brother and I have been lucky to be able to go. I have enjoyed watching many different players over the years, but there has been one player in particular that I have really enjoyed watching. His name is Kenny Hasbrouck and recently, I had the opportunity to interview him.

Youth baseball is important for communities
Friday, May 14, 2010

Kids all around the world are living in athletically deprived environments. Children are living without many sports like baseball. When they do play they scrimmage, play games, practice and can have fun. But many times it is not just about the game, it’s about the kids and what they’re doing with their free time when they don’t have a youth baseball program in their community.

College football is desperately in need of a playoff system
Friday, May 14, 2010

The Bowl Championship Series finally had it right … at least initially.

Cheerleading a demanding, dangerous sport
Friday, May 14, 2010

Is cheerleading a sport? Give me a Y-E-S!

Two Amsterdam wrestling stars made it to Division I teams
Friday, May 14, 2010

It isn’t often that two members of the same high school wrestling team end up wrestling at Division I colleges but that’s exactly what Brian Benton and John Paris both did. Benton and Paris both were highly successful wrestlers for Ken Benton and the Rams. Benton is now at George Mason University while Paris is at Binghamton University.

Ball players know steroids can mean a massive payday
Friday, May 14, 2010

Simple math for a steroids problem: Steroids = Pay raise

Even best athletes shouldn’t skip college
Friday, May 14, 2010

Have you been really good at something so they brought you up, like skipping a grade perhaps? Now it is happening in professional sports — high schoolers are skipping college to play professional sports for a living.

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.


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