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Getting to another level

Getting to another level

Grant Sharretts, Sports Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Senior women’s varsity lacrosse defensive midfielder Sam Carey walks up the skywalk inside the Campbell University football stadium, about to have a meeting that could possibly define the next four years of her life. “We sat and talked about my plans for my future. She was surprised I didn’t turn...

Female athlete kicking down gender barriers

Female athlete kicking down gender barriers

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Sports Editorials, Top Stories

Junior Sarah Meyerl replays the steps to her formation as she stares at the yellow flagpoles towering over her. Step back, over two, and kick. She admires the ball as it crosses the plane and smiles. She finally did it. Meyerl’s interest in playing football was sparked at the end of sophomore year ...

Baseball swinging for playoff spot, Badminton smashes through season

Baseball swinging for playoff spot, Badminton smashes through season

Mike Moxley and Azanae Barrow
April 26, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sport Updates, Sports, Spring Sports

Baseball swinging for playoff spot Through 17 games the men’s varsity baseball team is 8-9 overall and 4-8 in conference. The team is fighting for a playoff spot. They recently had crucial games against St. Mary’s and Calvert Hall which are, according to head coach and Athletic Director Stev...

Senior sprints to new levels

Senior sprints to new levels

Grant Sharretts, Sports Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports

As he pushes his last breath of air out and pulls his momentum forward inside his lane, senior track and field long distance runner Matt Becker sweats as he gives his full effort to come up and end it with a victory. Becker has been running track for four years and uses it as great motivation to g...

Swing and Swish: Mastering the Greens of Augusta

Swing and Swish: Mastering the Greens of Augusta

Mike Moxley, Sports Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports, Spring Sports

In the second playoff hole of the 2013 Masters, Angel Cabrera and Adam Scott made the long walk up the 10th fairway to the green in a light rain. Cabrera had a lengthy putt to make for birdie. He wiped his putter off one last time and struck the ball. The ball was on a great line but missed. He would...

Senior tennis players connect on the court

Senior tennis players connect on the court

Katie Sullivan, In-Focus Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Senior Kevin Smith sways back and forth in front of the net, waiting for his teammate, senior Drew Isennock, to serve the ball. As the tennis match begins, the two players move to and fro, calling shots and working together to win. Without having to look, Smith and Isennock know where on the court the oth...

Claddagh Manor provides chance to saddle up

Claddagh Manor provides chance to saddle up

Grant Sharretts, Sports Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

“I never would have expected this to be the biggest and most important part of my life,” junior Selina Petronelli said. Petronelli has lived her whole life on an 110-acre horse farm named Claddagh Manor. Now, not only does Petronelli get to experience this life, but many of her classmates do as...

Sports Updates: Women’s lacrosse harps on team unity, Golf tees up for new season

Sports Updates: Women’s lacrosse harps on team unity, Golf tees up for new season

Mitchell Hopkins, Media Editor
March 22, 2016
Filed under Sport Updates, Sports, Spring Sports

Women's lacrosse harps on team unity After losing by just one point to McDonough, the number one team in the nation, the women’s lacrosse team has been preparing to take on the rest of their IAAM conference opponents. According to head coach Abbey Swift, the team has 12 varsity returners from l...

Kicking it into high gear

Kicking it into high gear

March 21, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

As spring sports begin, men's lacrosse and women's track will feed off previous success in an attempt to translate it into championship runs. Key returners and toughest opponents were highlighted, among other parts of the sports, to get a preview of their upcoming seasons.

Razz Reports: 40 yard dash is overly scrutinized

Razz Reports: 40 yard dash is overly scrutinized

Alex Rasmussen, Social Media Manager
March 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

The 40-yard dash is simply overrated. The NFL Scouting Combine, an event where the top college prospects gather to compete in drills in front of pro scouts, began Feb. 23. With a lot on the line for these prospects, there is one drill that always draws attention. That is the 40-yard dash. T...

Football players race into new season

Football players race into new season

Grant Sharretts and Kishan Patel, Sports Editor and Online Editor in Chief
March 17, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Drops of sweat fall from his head, his legs ache, and his heart pumps faster than it ever has before as he practices a  400-meter race. He bursts off the line, handing the baton off to the next leg, who just happens to be another teammate he had on the football team. Junior Darius Baugh completes h...

Swing and Swish: Let the “madness” begin

Swing and Swish: Let the “madness” begin

Mike Moxley, Sports Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

64 teams are set. In a little over three weeks, on April 4 in Houston, TX, the championship game will be played and the champion will be crowned. 62 games will be played prior to that, and there will be favorites will fall. “March Madness,” more officially known as the NCAA Tournament, is one of the bi...

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