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  • NaTyshca Pickett
    Published 2 days ago
    Black History Month: Everyday Hero – WNBA Star Bridget Pettis

    Black History Month: Everyday Hero – WNBA Star Bridget Pettis

    For Black History Month, I created a series showcasing our everyday heroes, who work tirelessly day in and day out to give back to their community. The work that they do does not require recognition. The individuals were selected based on their dedication and positive community efforts. The first person being recognized this month is Bridget Pettis.
  • Winners Only
    Published 6 days ago
    Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week

    Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week

    The collegiate indoor track and field season finished its seventh weekend of action. Check out our honorees who have been named the Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week.
  • Bradley Greenland
    Published 13 days ago
    The Paternal Ancestry of Michael Jordan

    The Paternal Ancestry of Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan was born February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York to James R. Jordan and Deloris Peoples. Michael and his family would soon move to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was just a toddler due to an increase in crime in Brooklyn. By Michael's sophomore year of high school he was 5'11 and was believed to be too short for the varsity basketball team at Emsley A. Laney High School. Michael would instead join the Junior Varsity team where he averaged 40 points per game becoming the star of the team. This, combined with Michael growing four inches over the summer, helped Michael earn a spot on the Varsity team in his Junior year. In his Senior year, Michael was recruited by several colleges but chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael would go on to be drafted 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 NBA draft. Michael would go on to play 14 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and 3 seasons with the Washington Wizards. Michael also played on the United States Olympic teams in 1984 and 1992 where he won a gold medal at both. Currently, Michael is the majority owner of the NBA team the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Brendan Blowers
    Published 13 days ago
    4 Things Patrick Mahomes Learned That Helped Him Become A Champion

    4 Things Patrick Mahomes Learned That Helped Him Become A Champion

    On February 2nd Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 15 days ago
    Somers/North Salem cuts up Pawling Tigers with 7-2 Victory

    Somers/North Salem cuts up Pawling Tigers with 7-2 Victory

    On Sunday night, Somers/North Salem and Pawling faced off at the Brewster Ice Rink. Both teams showed that they had ample number of players who could cut the ice and split the defense.  But individual play could not condense a sustained Sabres offense that divvied up the Tigers and scratched out an easy 7-2 victory.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 15 days ago
    Lament for Kobe Bean Bryant

    Lament for Kobe Bean Bryant

    Grown folks don’t usually cry over nothing. With the passing of the Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, the tears flowed. The other seven passengers on that helicopter, including his daughter Gianna, had lives, too. As individuals, they must be acknowledged for their time on earth as well. But they didn’t win five championships. They didn’t have a career high and National Basketball Association second best 81-point game. They didn’t earn the Most Valuable Player award for the league. Bryant did all of these things and more. His dedication to his craft and undying spirit of competition propelled him to the greatest of heights. Even in his lowest times and hours of darkness, a light appeared that guided Bryant along a path of true, earthly righteousness.
Staff Picks
  • Jord Tury
    Published 17 days ago
    The Skate Bible: Origins (1950 - 1975)

    The Skate Bible: Origins (1950 - 1975)

    Okay, so picture this. It's the early 1950's. You're in California standing over a golden beach and ocean of opportunity. You're clutching on to your surfboard with your soul in the sea and your eyes dazzling beneath the glimmer of the sun. But, those waves you're planning on riding – they're nowhere to be seen. The sea is settled and you're left wandering aimlessly with a thirst for the adrenaline coursing from the depths of the deep blue. You're drifting away into mindless boredom – and you need an escape. You need something fresh and exciting to kill the bad vibe and fill you with ecstasy.
  • John Tasci
    Published 18 days ago
    Who Will Win The Super Bowl? Which Team Has The Advantage?

    Who Will Win The Super Bowl? Which Team Has The Advantage?

    The first Super Bowl of the decade and hopefully the best in history. Super Bowl LIV is not looking to disappoint the fans. Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes and the 49ers led by their top defense, this will be a very fun game to watch. Now the big question. Who will will? I will be going into the statistic of each team and how each team has the advantage. Read more to see who should win the Super Bowl.
  • Jonathan Reed
    Published 21 days ago
    'Mamba' In

    'Mamba' In

    “Mamba out.”
  • Shandon Pendleton
    Published 2 months ago
    2019-2020 Utah Jazz in Review

    2019-2020 Utah Jazz in Review

    We are nearing the end of 2019 and the Utah Jazz are currently sitting at 20-12, good for 6th place in the West. Honestly, this year has not been what I had expected for the Jazz. Lots of ups and downs with the team, but in general, I am satisfied and believe that if the Jazz can keep it up, they have a shot of making the Western Conference Finals. Let's take a look at what this year has been like.
  • Jordan Long
    Published 3 months 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 4 months 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.
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Baseball
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 16 days ago
    After 26 Years Harvey Friedman Says Goodbye to Umpiring in Somers

    After 26 Years Harvey Friedman Says Goodbye to Umpiring in Somers

    Harvey Friedman has umpired in the Mens Softball League since 1993.  Finally hanging up his clicker, there’s been a lot of calls, and good standing usually depends on one factor. Who won and who lost.  But there probably is one thing that can be agreed upon in regards to this affable man in blue. There are more stories told about Harvey than anyone involved in the league, and there’s no better framework to describe him.
  • Joe Dorish
    Published 4 months 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 5 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.
Basketball
  • NaTyshca Pickett
    Published 2 days ago
    Black History Month: Everyday Hero – WNBA Star Bridget Pettis

    Black History Month: Everyday Hero – WNBA Star Bridget Pettis

    For Black History Month, I created a series showcasing our everyday heroes, who work tirelessly day in and day out to give back to their community. The work that they do does not require recognition. The individuals were selected based on their dedication and positive community efforts. The first person being recognized this month is Bridget Pettis.
  • Bradley Greenland
    Published 13 days ago
    The Paternal Ancestry of Michael Jordan

    The Paternal Ancestry of Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan was born February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York to James R. Jordan and Deloris Peoples. Michael and his family would soon move to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was just a toddler due to an increase in crime in Brooklyn. By Michael's sophomore year of high school he was 5'11 and was believed to be too short for the varsity basketball team at Emsley A. Laney High School. Michael would instead join the Junior Varsity team where he averaged 40 points per game becoming the star of the team. This, combined with Michael growing four inches over the summer, helped Michael earn a spot on the Varsity team in his Junior year. In his Senior year, Michael was recruited by several colleges but chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael would go on to be drafted 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 NBA draft. Michael would go on to play 14 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and 3 seasons with the Washington Wizards. Michael also played on the United States Olympic teams in 1984 and 1992 where he won a gold medal at both. Currently, Michael is the majority owner of the NBA team the Charlotte Hornets.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 15 days ago
    Lament for Kobe Bean Bryant

    Lament for Kobe Bean Bryant

    Grown folks don’t usually cry over nothing. With the passing of the Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, the tears flowed. The other seven passengers on that helicopter, including his daughter Gianna, had lives, too. As individuals, they must be acknowledged for their time on earth as well. But they didn’t win five championships. They didn’t have a career high and National Basketball Association second best 81-point game. They didn’t earn the Most Valuable Player award for the league. Bryant did all of these things and more. His dedication to his craft and undying spirit of competition propelled him to the greatest of heights. Even in his lowest times and hours of darkness, a light appeared that guided Bryant along a path of true, earthly righteousness.
Culture
  • Winners Only
    Published 6 days ago
    Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week

    Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week

    The collegiate indoor track and field season finished its seventh weekend of action. Check out our honorees who have been named the Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 17 days ago
    Wrestling, Trophies and Survival

    Wrestling, Trophies and Survival

    It’s come to my attention that with children today, everyone gets a trophy. From my travels, it seems most kids have more trophies than I have socks. I wonder who exactly this serves.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 17 days ago
    The Skate Bible: Origins (1950 - 1975)

    The Skate Bible: Origins (1950 - 1975)

    Okay, so picture this. It's the early 1950's. You're in California standing over a golden beach and ocean of opportunity. You're clutching on to your surfboard with your soul in the sea and your eyes dazzling beneath the glimmer of the sun. But, those waves you're planning on riding – they're nowhere to be seen. The sea is settled and you're left wandering aimlessly with a thirst for the adrenaline coursing from the depths of the deep blue. You're drifting away into mindless boredom – and you need an escape. You need something fresh and exciting to kill the bad vibe and fill you with ecstasy.
Fighting
  • Neal Litherland
    Published about a month ago
    How To Take a Punch (3 Tips)

    How To Take a Punch (3 Tips)

    Whenever you watch an action hero on the silver screen, the camera tends to focus on them winning fights. In fact, between expert technique, a rock hard physique, and an iron jaw there's no possibility the hero could ever lose; foes fall with broken faces and shattered spirits under the hammer blows of their fists, but when the bad guys get a solid blow in the hero just keeps on coming. On the one hand this could be blatant abuse of main character powers... on the other hand it's entirely possible that our lead has simply learned the most important skill any fighter needs to have in his or her arsenal.
  • Carlin Hertz
    Published 2 months ago
    Black Belt Or Die Trying

    Black Belt Or Die Trying

    I wanted to quit!
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 2 months ago
    How To Put Someone in The Guillotine Chokehold

    How To Put Someone in The Guillotine Chokehold

    Every guy out there wants to learn how to fight. It's why we shell out huge amounts of cash for martial arts lessons, read up on combat strategies from around the world, and watch professionals in the ring. What we're hoping is that we'll learn the secret that'll turn us into a Hollywood-style action star. The unfortunate reality of fights that take place off the silver screen, though, is that 9 times out of 10 they go to the ground. So it doesn't really matter if you've mastered the spinning butteryfly scissor kick if you have no ground game. Fortunately, grappling is just another martial art, and one of the simplest holds you can put an opponent in is called the Guillotine. Sounds fearsome huh? Well, it's also relatively simple to do.
Football
  • Brendan Blowers
    Published 13 days ago
    4 Things Patrick Mahomes Learned That Helped Him Become A Champion

    4 Things Patrick Mahomes Learned That Helped Him Become A Champion

    On February 2nd Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years.
  • John Tasci
    Published 18 days ago
    Who Will Win The Super Bowl? Which Team Has The Advantage?

    Who Will Win The Super Bowl? Which Team Has The Advantage?

    The first Super Bowl of the decade and hopefully the best in history. Super Bowl LIV is not looking to disappoint the fans. Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes and the 49ers led by their top defense, this will be a very fun game to watch. Now the big question. Who will will? I will be going into the statistic of each team and how each team has the advantage. Read more to see who should win the Super Bowl.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 26 days ago
    Super Bowl Madness

    Super Bowl Madness

    In case you’re living under a rock or don’t care, Super Bowl LIV is about a week away. Most of you are probably preparing to host a Super Bowl party or attend one, whether it’s at a friend’s house, restaurant, etc. The big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami is a matchup that’s worth tuning in for. I asked my followers last week which team they’re rooting for to win it all. A majority of people said that the Chiefs are going to hoist the Lombardi trophy. My pick to win the big game is the 49ers. The Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, but I see San Francisco winning by less than 10 points. Last I checked, according to a Sporting News article, Betonline.ag listed Kansas City as a point and half favorite over San Francisco. Here are some facts about the Super Bowl:
Hockey
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 15 days ago
    Somers/North Salem cuts up Pawling Tigers with 7-2 Victory

    Somers/North Salem cuts up Pawling Tigers with 7-2 Victory

    On Sunday night, Somers/North Salem and Pawling faced off at the Brewster Ice Rink. Both teams showed that they had ample number of players who could cut the ice and split the defense.  But individual play could not condense a sustained Sabres offense that divvied up the Tigers and scratched out an easy 7-2 victory.
  • Marjorie Roden
    Published about a month ago
    The Uneven Ice in the NHL

    The Uneven Ice in the NHL

    January 4th, 2020, saw an afternoon NHL game being played between the Minnesota Wild and the visiting Winnipeg Jets. The one consistency throughout the game was the constantly inconsistent calls, which led to the overtime victory for the home team. The need to hold the officials, who are all members of the NHLOA (National Hockey League Officials Association) is needed, especially when there are games such as this called, and players being injured and no retribution being made in the form of missed calls.
  • Alana Redmond
    Published 3 months 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.