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Transfer Portal Creates New Hope For Players

Transfer Portal Creates New Hope For Players

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

A major change in college football has arrived, and players now have more power than ever. In October of 2018, The NCAA introduced the Transfer Portal, a new system that allows college athletes to contact and transfer schools without being blocked by the school they currently attend. Making the decis...

Why We Play

Why We Play

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

Money, fame, championships. There are many reasons why people choose to play sports, but not everyone is reaching for the same goals. According to the NCAA, of the nearly eight million high school athletes participating in sports, only about 495,000 of them will make it to the collegiate level, but t...

Defense Tackles Offensive Spotlight

Defense Tackles Offensive Spotlight

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

In a league where offense and scoring points is slowly becoming the focus of a team, defense is proven to be just as important in a team’s success. Many believe that the most important position on a football field is the quarterback, but senior Eduardo Garcia, who played lineman on the varsity team, thi...

The Importance of a Kicker

The Importance of a Kicker

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

There were seven seconds left on the clock, everything had come down to this one play. After seven months of training, and a very long and hard fought season, Patriots’ kicker Adam Vinatieri takes the field for what might be the biggest moment of his life. Lined up on the 31 yard line, he takes his ...

Super Bowl 53 Match-up: Rams vs. Patriots

Super Bowl 53 Match-up: Rams vs. Patriots

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

We are slowly but surely reaching the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is a championship game in which the winners of the National Football Conference and American Football conference go head-to-head to take home the most prestigious award in football, the ...

From a Teen To A King: Part Two

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Entering the 2010-11 season, James was the most highly coveted free agent, being contacted by multiple teams around the league. On July 8, ESPN hosted a national television special called “The Decision”, where James spoke on his time in Cleveland and also announced that he would be signing with t...

From a Teen to a King: Part One

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sixteen years ago, a young man from Akron, Ohio arrived at Madison Square Garden for the NBA draft. Eighteen year old LeBron James was the world’s highest ranked high school basketball player, accumulating three division titles and was voted “Ohio Mr. Basketball.” He was named to USA Today’s...

Cleveland Browns’ comeback

Litzy Casas, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Thursday, September 20, the Cleveland Browns gave their fans something to celebrate. After a  635 day losing streak, they finally scored a 21-17 win over the New York Jets.   Thanks to running back Carlos Hyde, and other players, the Browns were able to achieve this long-awaited accom...

Shooting Leaves Two Dead at Florida Madden Tournament

Michael Chambers, G.O.A.T

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

  When you attend a gaming tournament, you expect to hear screams of excitement from the audience, but at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Tennessee you couldn’t help but hear screams of horror.   Electronic Arts, a gaming company, was holding a Madden tournament for pro gamers...

2018 NFL Draft Grades

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every year during the NFL offseason, there is a draft held for college football's most elite talent from around the country to be drafted and play for an NFL team. This year, there were a lot of good players who were drafted by different teams, some essential to a championship, while others are ke...

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

531 catches, 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. These are stats for NFL star Dez Bryant, who  was recently released from the Dallas Cowboys. While these stats are impressive, there has been a major decline in his production over the last three years. In the 2014 season,  Bryant amassed 88 catches for 1,320 yards ...

The Journey To Silver Gloves

The Journey To Silver Gloves

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Sports

Freshman Nemesis Ruiz was overweight when he joined the Garland Police Boxing Club in 2012. While losing weight, he would also learn how to fight and stand up for himself. Six years later, Ruiz had the chance to compete in the Region Six Silver Gloves.  “Silver Gloves is the tournament that you ...