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Remembering Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

On January 26, 2020, nine people, including former NBA star Kobe Bryant, died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California enroute to a youth basketball game. Bryant had profound success in the NBA, being picked for the All-NBA team 15 times. He was an 18-time All-Star and was selected for...

2020 College Football Playoff

2020 College Football Playoff

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

January 9, 2020

With the end of the college football regular season here, a selection committee consisted of athletic directors, former coaches and former players has selected the four teams that will compete for the National Championship in the college football playoff. Ranked first, as so deserved, were the undef...

Transfer Portal Creates New Hope For Players

Transfer Portal Creates New Hope For Players

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cleveland Browns’ Comeback

Litzy Casas, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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

  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

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...