Category Archives: Sports

‘Nova Beats UNC With A Buzzer Beater

Meet the NCAA tournament champions, Villanova University.  After a stress-filled game, ‘Nova won with a buzzer beater three pointer shot by junior forward Kris Jenkins, making the final score 77-74. The University of North Carolina was expected to win the championship, considering that they were the number one seed, but fell short in the last few seconds of the game.  Continue reading ‘Nova Beats UNC With A Buzzer Beater

Jesse Biddle: Taking a Step Back

In 2010, Jesse Biddle, senior at GFS at the time, was first round draft pick for the Philadelphia Phillies. He went to play for the Lakewood Blueclaws in single A. He did well, becoming the #2 prospect for the Phillies. The next year, 2012, he became #1. But sadly, he never made it to the majors, after a rough triple-A debut. Continue reading Jesse Biddle: Taking a Step Back

Royals Capture 1st Title in 30 Years

      Baseball history was made in five days in October of 2015, as it usually is. Two elite sports teams faced off in those days, and one would come out victorious. But who, you ask? For the first time in 30 years, the Kansas City Royals won a title as the best team in baseball in 2015. Continue reading Royals Capture 1st Title in 30 Years

We Are The Champions: USA!

Our country had a great achievement this summer. The U.S. women’s national team won the world cup. For those of you who are not avid soccer fans, the World Cup is the biggest title in soccer. The women won their third World Cup title, which breaks records because no other women’s team has ever done that and they got revenge on Japan who had beaten them at the last World Cup.

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The Sixers This Year

Have you ever seen a Philadelphia 76’ers game?  Have you ever heard of the Sixers?  If you have seen a Sixers game this season, you probably saw them lose.  The Sixers have 18 wins which is the third worst record in the NBA this year.  Why is this, you wonder?  Why are the Sixers so bad this year? Continue reading The Sixers This Year

No Margin for Error – The Risks that Climbers Will Take

In Yosemite Valley, the afternoon sun shines over Half Dome. The sunlight is leaking out of the valley, but the looming 8,839 foot cliff is cast with light, making the valley look somewhat darker. The date is June 5th.  It is 2:00 P.M. Alex Honnold steps out of his white van (his home), and sets out with his climbing shoes and chalk bag. There is a good chance that he will die today. Continue reading No Margin for Error – The Risks that Climbers Will Take

Should College Athletes be Allowed to Make Money?

Do you think college athletes should be able the make money? Currently the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does not allow this. Referred to by the NCAA as student-athletes, they are not allowed to sell autographs, or receive “gifts” containing money. They are also prohibited from having a contract with an agent without losing their amateur status, therefore losing the ability to continue competing in NCAA sporting events. Continue reading Should College Athletes be Allowed to Make Money?