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Is NHL Team in Las Vegas Is a Done Deal?

Austin De Los Reyes, Reporter

October 3, 2014

Despite denials from the National Hockey League (NHL),  NBC sports broadcaster Dan Patrick announced on his radio program,"We will have an NHL team in Las Vegas in 2016.” "They’ve already broken ground on the arena, from what I’ve been told, and here are some other of other details that I’...

RG III Injured Again?

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Riley Loudon

September 24, 2014

Robert Griffin III, the twenty-four year old quarterback of the Washington Redskins was taken out of the week two game that was played Sunday, September 14, 2014. He was injured in the 1st quarter along with Desean Jackson said espn.go.com. Griffin dislocated his ankle while trying to complete a pass,...

Armless Table Top Tennis Player Still Wins

Armless Table Top Tennis Player Still Wins

Lilly Mirdamadi, Reporter

June 6, 2014

"It was quite difficult playing table tennis after the train accident," stated Ibrahim Hamadto, a 41-year old Egyptian para-table tennis champion, according to cnn.com. Hamadto lost his upper limbs in a train accident when he was just 10 years old. However, Ibrahim started rebuilding his skills...

Volleyball Players Can Live Well, at a Distance, While Pursuing Olympic Dreams

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Sophia Bouyakzan, Reporter

May 16, 2014

With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics still more than two years away, many members of the United States volleyball team are playing for professional teams overseas, according to New York Times. Elite volleyball players head for locales as distant as Siberia in the winter, allowing them to earn a living...

Teen Runner Succeeds Despite Having MS

Teen Runner Succeeds Despite Having MS

Sophia Travisano, Reporter

March 19, 2014

Kayla Montgomery, 18 year old  senior at  Mount Tabor High School in South Carolina  and state champion track runner literally runs until she drops. Kayla succeeds despite having Multiple Sclerosis, according to Elite Daily.com. Kayla Montgomery was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years...

A-Rod’s Suspension Reduced

A-Rod's Suspension Reduced

Erick Limas, Reporter

January 27, 2014

Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who reduced the New York Yankees third baseman's ban from 211 games to 162 for his involvement in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal. The suspension also includes all potential playoff games in 2014...

High School Football Team Inspiring Play

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Zach Friesen, Sports Editor

January 10, 2014

  “We've heard a lot of negative news about teenage football players recently. And while some have engaged in awful behavior, the truth is that there are a lot of amazing people in the world,” Says coach of the Olivet Eagles in a CBS interview.           November 4, 2013 the ...

Concussions More Common for Younger Athletes

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Koen Schaad, Sports Editor

November 6, 2013

“Concussions can happen at all levels` in all sports. It is important to realize the difference in the age of the athletes however,” stated Sonora High School’s head football coach Paul Chiotti, “[Players in] The NFL are grown adults while we are still dealing with teenagers who are still developing.” Studies...

Peyton Manning: On Pace for a Record Setting Year ?

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Zach Friesen, Reporter

October 5, 2013

    “If Peyton Manning can keep the pace he has performed at for the remainder of the season, NFL fans might get to see the best season any NFL quarterback has had,” commented Rich Kurtzman of CBS News.     “Through three games, Manning passed for 12 total touchdowns, a new NFL recor...

Yorba Linda Beats Esperanza!

Yorba Linda Beats Esperanza!

Zach Friesen, Reporter

September 24, 2013

                             “Players are excited and have had a very good week of practice.  So I think they will play well tonight.” Said head coach Jeff Bailey. Yorba Linda beat Esperanza 23-10 in an exciting game Friday, September 20. The game was in Yorba Linda ’s f...

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