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Sports degree in college doesn’t add up

Sports degree in college doesn’t add up

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports Column

A college’s star football player walks across the stage at graduation in the football stadium where they have spent dozens of Saturdays performing in front of thousands of fans. Their college life has come full circle, ending in the stadium where they envisioned their athletic dreams coming true. And...

Pan-American visit reaps bounties

Pan-American visit reaps bounties

Daniel Krugman, Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Column

Stepping onto the all-dirt field for the first time I immediately noticed the thick lines of barbwire surrounding the lineless field with two iron goals at each end. At the time, while only thinking about the plethora of scenarios that a 15-year-old white American male could face while being alone in...

Positivity drives captain

Positivity drives captain

Doria Diacogiannis, Editor in Chief
March 17, 2017
Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Sixteen years ago, senior Alli Hill, dressed in her Barbie tennis outfit, began playing her now-favorite sport. After four years of playing on the tennis team here, her personality on and off the court has made lasting impressions. “Alli is so bubbly and enthusiastic, and she’s really good...

Sharp intellect propels sophomore to victory

Sharp intellect propels sophomore to victory

Olivia Summons, Staff writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Photo Gallery, Sports

Sophomore Karina Wang walks into the Baltimore Fencing Center in Columbia and puts on a black screened mask and her white fencing jacket, decorated in badges. Sword in hand, Wang is prepared to dominate her opponent. Just how does she size up against competitors? “She’s a lot better,” freshman Victor...

Yes, dressing for game day does make a difference

Bryce Frederick and Hyungsong Ko
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

Tradition holds in the athletic program that, like in professional sports, varsity and junior varsity athletes sport dress attire on game days. After having to dress up for football, basketball, and baseball games in his first two years, junior Danny Beard can attest to what dress codes mean for an...

Lions Notebook: Week of Feb. 13

Lions Notebook: Week of Feb. 13

Daniel Krugman, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball: The boys junior varsity basketball team lost to Randallstown 78-75 Feb. 15 to finish the season 7-12. Boys Varsity Basketball: The boys varsity basketball team won their sixth straight game against Randallstown 66-55 Feb. 15 to finish the regular season 16-6 and earn...

Changing culture of male athletes’ locker rooms

Changing culture of male athletes’ locker rooms

Daniel Krugman, Sports editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Column

In my sports locker rooms, we talk about the Friday night basketball game or plans for the weekend. We blast music over the speakers while griping about a math test the next day. And, of course, we talk about our relationships and the females in our lives. So when the Harvard University soccer team...

Despite new tech, concussions remain, leave lasting impacts

Despite new tech, concussions remain, leave lasting impacts

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Senior Lauren DeGori has no recollection of the basketball play that changed her life. “I don’t even remember it other than the fact that I got a rebound, then saw stars. I just remember that I woke up in the hospital,” she said. The injury was DeGori’s third concussion, sustained in an eighth-grade...

Determined to succeed

Determined to succeed

Will Boellner, Staff writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Basketball was never her priority, but over the course of two seasons, junior forward Cori Levy has worked hard to make it one. Despite basketball being her secondary sport, Levy was determined to make varsity. Levy trained intensively in the offseason by joining the spring Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS)...

Spectator turned star

Spectator turned star

Brian Ellis, Staff writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It didn’t take much for sophomore Jenna Isaacson to find her passion in the game of basketball. “Watching my friends play and seeing the game made me want to try it, I did, and basically I fell in love with it,” Isaacson said. Isaacson is a scoring threat, averaging 10 points per game for the...

Freshman breaks barriers

Freshman breaks barriers

Brian Mccullough, Staff writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

The five-minute mile is the first battle up-and-coming distance runners must face. For freshman Cooper Giesler, the accomplishment was achieved rather quickly. Giesler achieved the milsetone at the Freshman-Sophomore county championship indoor track meet Jan. 26 at the Baltimore Armory, where he won...

Senior’s drive energizes

Senior’s drive energizes

Giorgio Gayleard, Staff writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

After learning to play basketball with his dad at age three, senior guard Cole Harshman has been in love with the game his whole life. Harshman’s attitude toward the game as well as his motivation and drive seems to be what puts him above the rest, teammates said. “What I have seen is that he works...