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  • Adonis Richards
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Reloaded: The Brandon Ingram Story

    Reloaded: The Brandon Ingram Story

    On November 27th, 2019 prior to the New Orleans Pelicans vs the Los Angeles Lakers game ( AKA The Anthony Davis return), Bleacher Report’s Mirin Fader wrote a report on the grueling and heartbreaking journey of Brandon Ingram from his nasty blood clot injury that sidelined him till now. In the report, she detailed the harsh realities Ingram faced while recovering from such a nasty injury and the surgery he went through.
  • Matthew Donnellon
    Published about 7 hours ago
    5 College Football Teams That Should Never Change Their Uniforms

    5 College Football Teams That Should Never Change Their Uniforms

    I love college football. Probably more than I like watching the NFL. One of the better parts of college football is the history associated with the schools. Now, to change things up — and to cash in on sycophant alumni and students — many teams use several different jerseys. But, there are a handful of teams that should never touch their uniforms.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 3 days ago
    A Look Back at Somers Girls Lacrosse Victory over Bronxville

    A Look Back at Somers Girls Lacrosse Victory over Bronxville

    The two powerhouse girls’ lacrosse programs of Somers and Bronxville squared off at Somers High School on Saturday and lived up to their 5th and 11th NYS rankings. Racing up and down the field all afternoon, the Somers Senior Day crowd definitely had their necks tweaked before the Tuskers finally pulled away with a thrilling 13-11 victory.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 6 days ago
    A Look Back at 2018-2019 Somers Cheerleading Championship Season

    A Look Back at 2018-2019 Somers Cheerleading Championship Season

    The Somers Cheerleading Squad just won the Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational at the County Center. Competing in the mixed division, the 20 member team - including James LaRocca - finished first among the four teams competing.
  • Winners Only
    Published 7 days ago
    Webster's off to Oregon

    Webster's off to Oregon

    The modern day student athlete is mastering the art of self promotion while also excelling in competition. Alexandra Webster is one of those athletes who has vlogged her track and field journey via YouTube since the beginning of 2018. Along with sharing her story with the world, she became the USATF National Junior Olympic champion in the 400-meter hurdles, July 28.
  • Wade McElwain
    Published 12 days ago
    Wrestling Quiz

    Wrestling Quiz

    Any wrestling fans out there? Cup your hands to your ear, and let the crowd roar.
Staff Picks
  • Jordan Long
    Published 14 days ago
    Thumbs Up

    Thumbs Up

    In the summer of 2015 I took an internship in rural Vermont. Living on my own for the first time, I made sure to bring all the essentials for a summer of learning and growth; lots of non-perishable food items, sunblock, and most importantly my waterski. The internship site resided 400 yards shy of placid Lake Fairlee, and I hoped there might be a generous boater willing to give me a pull.
  • Adrian Holman
    Published about a month ago
    KO's from UFC 244

    KO's from UFC 244

    Whenever the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) comes to Madison Square Garden, they always pack the card with very good fights from top to bottom. The UFC 244 event this past Saturday night did not disappoint because there were seven KO's or TKO's out of the twelve fights that were in the early preliminary bouts, in the preliminary bouts, and in the main card. Without further ado, let us take a look at the stoppages.
  • Brad Gould
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    As someone with firsthand experience, I can confirm that shin splints are a huge pain both physically and figuratively. When I began running track in high school, shin splints were the number one biggest complaint from my peers and the most common reason for my teammates to sit out of practices and meets. I assumed that shin splints were an inevitable reality of being an athlete, so I never thought about ways to avoid them. When I first got shin splints in my sophomore year of high school, I realized just how disruptive they are and how much of a damper they can put not just on an athlete’s career, but in all aspects of life. So I set out to do some research and see what I could do to prevent ever having to deal with shin splints again, and I’m going to share what I know with you today.
  • Rick Beneteau
    Published 4 months ago
    The Ungiven Gift

    The Ungiven Gift

    He was pencil thin and walked with a limp. A thirteen year-old boy with huge yearning eyes, who was always an unlucky patient on the children's floor of the hospital, where my youngest daughter was all too often incarcerated. Curtis had sickle cell anemia, an incurable, painful, and terminal disease that plagues young people of African descent.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 7 months ago
    Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings

    Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings

    When the Norsemen sailed out of Scandinavia, they quickly cultivated a bloody and fearsome reputation. Brutal warriors and vicious raiders, they were also skilled sailors and navigators, and they established trade networks from the British Isles all the way to Constantinople (where many Norsemen joined the Varangian Guard, acting as the personal bodyguards to the Eastern Roman emperors).
  • Brandon Leuangpaseuth
    Published 10 months ago
    An Important Life Lesson I Learned from a High School Wrestling Match

    An Important Life Lesson I Learned from a High School Wrestling Match

    I walked to the coach and he handed me a sheet of paper with my opponent’s name on it. It was my junior year of high school and I was wrestling in the quarterfinals at the San Diego regional tournament. I was a mediocre wrestler my sophomore year of high school, but after a summer of wrestling, a lot of my techniques finally meshed together, and I was fairly successful this season.
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Baseball
  • Joe Dorish
    Published about a month ago
    What Is the Only Team in Major Leagues to Not Make the World Series

    What Is the Only Team in Major Leagues to Not Make the World Series

    With the Washington Nationals making the World Series for the first time in 2019, there is only one team left in the major leagues that has not made it to the World Series. Can You name that team?
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 3 months ago
    10 Amazing World Series Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

    10 Amazing World Series Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

    The World Series is an American tradition that has been happening annually since before any of us were born. It is part of our culture in the United States, and it brings the country together in a way that makes us forget our differences for a little while. Every year we sit in suspense, hoping for our team will bring home The Commissioner's Trophy, but also so that maybe we can see a world record or two being broken. Watching live as a record is broken is an awe-inspiring experience, and is one of the few, true joys of being a fan of this storied game. However, if you have never been present during one of these record breaking moments, it’s almost definite that you’ve heard about them at least once. Taking note of the more amazing World Series facts will not only impress your friends, but may just be exactly what you’ll need to start a lifelong relationship with the game of baseball.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 3 months ago
    Somers 11U Boys Squad Sticks Together to Win GHVBL Championship

    Somers 11U Boys Squad Sticks Together to Win GHVBL Championship

    With a 7-6 victory over second seeded South Orangetown on June 2, Somers 11U Red Storm won the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League Championship. The success came on the heels of a season long “Spartan” mantra that demanded team first and always sticking together, according to Head Coach John Barbagallo. But no matter the level of team cohesion, adversity can cause a breakdown, and Somers faced such a moment in the fourth inning of the semifinal game versus Briarcliff.
Basketball
  • Adonis Richards
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Reloaded: The Brandon Ingram Story

    Reloaded: The Brandon Ingram Story

    On November 27th, 2019 prior to the New Orleans Pelicans vs the Los Angeles Lakers game ( AKA The Anthony Davis return), Bleacher Report’s Mirin Fader wrote a report on the grueling and heartbreaking journey of Brandon Ingram from his nasty blood clot injury that sidelined him till now. In the report, she detailed the harsh realities Ingram faced while recovering from such a nasty injury and the surgery he went through.
  • Winners Only
    Published 17 days ago
    Florida Prep Wins, Braden River's O'Mariah Gordon Breaks Records

    Florida Prep Wins, Braden River's O'Mariah Gordon Breaks Records

    Hosted by Seffner Christian Academy in Seffner, Fla., the third annual Brazz Sports Elite Preseason Classic was filled with great individual performances and memorable high school basketball battles.
  • A.J. Jones
    Published about a month ago
    The 2019 Phenom: Zion Williamson

    The 2019 Phenom: Zion Williamson

    T​he 2019 NBA draft happened hours ago. The top player that everyone was paying attention to the 6'7, 285-pound freshman and all-American forward from Duke University: Zion Williamson. Williamson was the first round and first pick, who was selected by The New Orleans Pelicans. We have seen phenoms in basketball in frequency over the last 20 years, and the number of phenoms get even smaller if you go back 30 to 50 years. Zion Williamson is in a class by himself, solely based on his statuesque 6'7 and 285-pound frame, along with his freakish strength and damn near superhuman leaping ability as part of his athletic pedigree. For those basketball fans who have been paying attention to the league since the 2003 draft, the way Zion Williamson's ability is being described is similar to, if not the same as, the 2003 first round, first draft pick LeBron James, who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron is now regarded as the best basketball player on the planet, and now, young Zion has even been called by some as the second coming of LeBron James. I can agree with that, on the physical prowess alone. Both Zion and LeBron both play high about the rim, and are great rebounds and shot blockers (LeBron in his prime and middle years of his career). Young Zion Williamson has parts of his game that need work, but there's no doubt that he can play at a high level.
Culture
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 3 days ago
    A Look Back at Somers Girls Lacrosse Victory over Bronxville

    A Look Back at Somers Girls Lacrosse Victory over Bronxville

    The two powerhouse girls’ lacrosse programs of Somers and Bronxville squared off at Somers High School on Saturday and lived up to their 5th and 11th NYS rankings. Racing up and down the field all afternoon, the Somers Senior Day crowd definitely had their necks tweaked before the Tuskers finally pulled away with a thrilling 13-11 victory.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 6 days ago
    A Look Back at 2018-2019 Somers Cheerleading Championship Season

    A Look Back at 2018-2019 Somers Cheerleading Championship Season

    The Somers Cheerleading Squad just won the Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational at the County Center. Competing in the mixed division, the 20 member team - including James LaRocca - finished first among the four teams competing.
  • Winners Only
    Published 7 days ago
    Webster's off to Oregon

    Webster's off to Oregon

    The modern day student athlete is mastering the art of self promotion while also excelling in competition. Alexandra Webster is one of those athletes who has vlogged her track and field journey via YouTube since the beginning of 2018. Along with sharing her story with the world, she became the USATF National Junior Olympic champion in the 400-meter hurdles, July 28.
Fighting
  • Wade McElwain
    Published 12 days ago
    Wrestling Quiz

    Wrestling Quiz

    Any wrestling fans out there? Cup your hands to your ear, and let the crowd roar.
  • Bridgett Leslie
    Published 19 days ago
    World Boxing Champion Brian Mitchell Shares His Journey of Wins

    World Boxing Champion Brian Mitchell Shares His Journey of Wins

    "The fame is great, but you can't take your foot off the pedal. Everyone wants your title."
  • Adrian Holman
    Published about a month ago
    KO's from UFC 244

    KO's from UFC 244

    Whenever the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) comes to Madison Square Garden, they always pack the card with very good fights from top to bottom. The UFC 244 event this past Saturday night did not disappoint because there were seven KO's or TKO's out of the twelve fights that were in the early preliminary bouts, in the preliminary bouts, and in the main card. Without further ado, let us take a look at the stoppages.
Football
  • Matthew Donnellon
    Published about 7 hours ago
    5 College Football Teams That Should Never Change Their Uniforms

    5 College Football Teams That Should Never Change Their Uniforms

    I love college football. Probably more than I like watching the NFL. One of the better parts of college football is the history associated with the schools. Now, to change things up — and to cash in on sycophant alumni and students — many teams use several different jerseys. But, there are a handful of teams that should never touch their uniforms.
  • Sean S
    Published 16 days ago
    17 Game NFL Schedule, How Would It Work?

    17 Game NFL Schedule, How Would It Work?

    Now I don't claim to know where the NFL's coming from on imagining how this could work, but here's how I'd do it. And granted the ever-increasing appetite for International Games as well as the odd-number of games I'd imagine this is what they'd have to go with:
  • A.J. Jones
    Published 24 days ago
    The Patriots Protect Owner by Releasing Brown

    The Patriots Protect Owner by Releasing Brown

    The National Football League was taken by storm when the New England Patriots signed the best wide out in the league Antonio Brown. Brown was released after having a verbal altercation with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on top of the drama-filled training camp about his helmet issues, his injury to his feet from a cryotherapy mishap, calling out Juju, falling out with his former quarterback Ben Rothlesburger.
Hockey
  • Alana Redmond
    Published 21 days ago
    It’s NHL Season: Stay Safe in the Stands

    It’s NHL Season: Stay Safe in the Stands

    In March 2002, a girl named Brittanie Cecil lost her life after an accident at a Columbus Blue Jackets game two days before her 14th birthday. A hockey puck flew into the stands and struck the young girl in the left temple, causing a traumatic brain injury that would prove fatal a few days later. It was the first time in the National Hockey League’s history a fan died because of a flying puck. Now, over 17 years later, it is still just as important for NHL fans to practice spectator safety.
  • Lizz Darcy
    Published 2 months ago
    A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights

    A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights

    On a Thursday night in early June 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights were defeated in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals by the Washington Capitals after Lars Eller of the Capitals scored the game-winning goal with 7:37 minutes left to play. While many across the nation celebrated Washington's first Stanley Cup win, others sat back and admired the grit, determination, spirit and never-give-up attitude of the Golden Knights.
  • Lizz Darcy
    Published 2 months ago
    O Captain, My Captain

    O Captain, My Captain

    On a Tuesday night, late in April 2019, the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights played one of the most memorable Game 7s in sporting history. A chippy and aggressive series, the first round of playoffs for the 2019 season already had plenty of talking points. There were two players who lost teeth during the best-of-seven series and numerous players were taken back to the locker rooms during the games for various injuries. The hits were strong and plentiful; the embodiment of hockey. There was a goal scored that was quickly waived off due to goalie interference, changing the game's momentum. But it's all part of the game. Athletes put their bodies on the line every day, for an ultimate goal. Usually, these goals are personal, maybe the athletes want to create a good and stable life for their family, or they want to prove someone wrong, or win the biggest game, or create ever-lasting fame. But sometimes, playing for a teammate can be the most powerful and motivating goal.