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Night games mark milestone

Allison Siegel, Managing Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports, Sports News

The field was lined with fresh white paint, the grass dewy from the evening chill.  Her cleats damp from taking her position at forward, Colleen O’Connell looked around and saw her teammates under a spotlight. Two years after the football team’s first-ever night game, the portable lights were...

Sailing team gains ground

Joey Hoff, Managing Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports

A new team sport is on the horizon — all freshman Brian Doherty needs is three other students and a moderator.  With a full line-up, the school’s first sailing team would then have the wind at its back.  Doherty discovered his passion for the sport after attending a sailing camp six years ago. ...

Overtime with Daniel Gallen

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports Editorials

Michael Vick. Three years ago, the talent attached to the name sent chills of electricity down the spines of football fans everywhere. Today, that name sends chills of revulsion down the spines of animal rights activists everywhere. The horrors that made up Bad Newz Kennels will never be forgotten...

When bees swarm, runners run

Erin Hanratty, Online Sports Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports

As junior Dan Thompson sprinted along the cross country course, he thought his only opponents were the runners on the other team.  He was wrong.  The real threat he would face on the course ended up being a nest-full of angry, agitated, swarming bees. During time trials, early in the season, Thompson...

Hockaday signs with University of Maryland

Kirby Browning, Copy Editor
October 15, 2009
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

 High school students spend a good part of their senior year frantically searching for the perfect college and stressing about completing college applications.  However, even though he is only a junior, KJ Hockaday has already completed his college search. Hockaday has officially committed to the...

Powder Puff upset shocks school

Gaby Joseph, Copy Editor Ryan Lina, General Staff
October 15, 2009
Filed under Sports

The juniors upset the seniors with a 6-0 victory during the Powder Puff Game on October 13. The only points came during an interception returned for a touchdown by junior Melissa Cox. Controversy arose when Cox emerged in the endzone without a flag. “It’s easier to two-hand-touch someone than...

Deroba brings new direction to JC field hockey

Mollyann Pais, General Staff
October 8, 2009
Filed under Sports

Uprooting and moving to “the sticks” hadn’t been on biology teacher and field hockey coach Megan Deroba’s To-Do list until her husband came home with the news. Due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) of the army base he worked at in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; they would be moving to...

JC athletes dream of being recruited for college

Rachel Kokoska, Sports Editor
October 5, 2009
Filed under Sports

The lights blind him as he runs onto the field with the rest of the 100 or so other players.  The crowd roars.  He looks up into the stadium filled with hundreds of thousands of football fans.  The night he has been waiting for his whole life - his first home college football game.  Senior Stephen...

Boys’ and girls’ track teams finish strong

Katelynn Colgain, Editor
June 3, 2009
Filed under Sports

The middle of May is the most important time of year for the outdoor track team.  The heat, the pressure, and the competition of all the high schools in the MIAA/IAAM Conference come out to challenge each other.  Students run the best times of their careers here, and breaking records is not uncommon. This...

Senior Buontempo makes pro cheerleading squad

Katelynn Colgain, Sports Editor
May 21, 2009
Filed under Sports

For senior Serena Buontempo, the fact that she has only been to "one Ravens' game in her whole life" is about to change dramatically.  Buontempo recently tried out for, and is now a proud member of the Ravens' cheerleading squad. Buontempo began cheering in eighth grade and has been a member of the...

MLB teams change while in critic’s unrelenting spotlight

Daniel Gallen, Managing Editor
May 21, 2009
Filed under Sports

The 2009 Major League Baseball season is shaping up to be one full of intrigue, drama, and suspense.  With teams moving to new stadiums, marquee players getting injured, and the cloud of performance enhancing drugs hanging over the game, baseball will try to move forward and build on the 2008 season. Much...

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