A growing sentiment among young athletes is that specialization in one sport is the most efficient way to achieve elite status in that sport, and beat out fellow athletes for a spot on a college roster.
Blair had a postseason for the ages this spring, with historic success across several of the nine spring sports.
March Madness; one side of the tournament has coverage for every game, millions of viewers and followers who make their own brackets and follow along. However, many people forget that there is another side to the madness, the women's side.
Every high schooler has to take one year of a physical education course in order to graduate. However, when students participate in school or club sports, they are getting the exercise that Physical Education (PE) classes provide, and should be exempt.
Welcome to the second edition of SCO says. Where Sandeep, Lauren, and Eleanor, and Divya attempt to fix all your life problems. This time around we tackle peer pressure, love and sports.
Let's face it, Washington isn't a sports town. Cities such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia have a pride in their sports teams that is an entire echelon above Washington's. It's been 24 years since the city saw its last professional championship.
Blair's winter sports teams look to continue their success from previous years.
The Blair girls' varsity volleyball team (10-2) defeated the Bethesda- Chevy Chase Barons (7-5) in three lengthy sets. The match was special for the Blazers because it was senior night, the last home game for seniors before playoffs. The Barons played a tough game throughout the match, but the Blazers were able to hold their own and eventually outplayed them. The scores for the three sets were: 25-19, 25-17, and 25-22.
Blair varsity field hockey (4-5) dominated the Kennedy Cavaliers Monday night, winning 7-0. The game was a perfect way to close the season as the Blazers advance towards playoffs. Following the game, the Blazers congratulated their seniors amid their final game at Blair's stadium.
The Blair girls' varsity tennis team (1-0) proved victorious in their first game of the season against the Paint Branch Panthers (0-1). The Blazers began their season on a high note, with a winning score of 6-1.
On a rainy day in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stage was set for the first ever MLS Cup. The Galaxy and United finished with the second and third most points in Major League Soccer (MLS) respectively during the regular season. United had already overcome Supporters' Shield winner Tampa Bay Mutiny in the best two-out-of-three semifinal, but the Galaxy still looked like the odds-on favorite.
Soon the festivities will begin and for the next month or so, endless platters of sweet and savory foods will be brought out in celebration. If you're worried about eating too much, you could always try to moderate your portions. However, I enjoy the gluttony and prefer to find alternatives to staying healthy while eating the excess food. Keep reading if you're interested in SCO's exercising secrets.
Sports in college operate on a whole different level: the competition is more intense, the training hours are longer and the pressure is much higher. But getting there can be the hardest part.
Second semester seniors can smell the end of the school year from months away. It's the light at the end of the tunnel; a carrot dangling from a very, very long stick. And sometimes the tantalizing taste of oh-so-close freedom can be a little…distracting. We lose the drive, the focus. We loaf.
There was a loose ball, and a pileup ensued. The play moved to the other end of the court, and everyone in the stands followed the action, except for Dawn Smith, senior Gabrielle Smith's mother, who was focused on her daughter. Blazer shooting guard Gabrielle didn't get up and follow the play like everyone else. She lay on the gym floor curled up in a ball.
The girl's soccer team ended a successful season with a positive attitude and a strong record of 7-1-1 to boot. As the season progressed, the girls grew closer and were able to work together more successfully.
Times have changed since 1999 when Dirk Nowitzki was the only foreign basketball player drafted in the top fifteen to have not played for a team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
For some reason, college baseball's 2010 NCAA championship had slightly over one million viewers, which can only serve as an indicator for the upcoming 2011 College World Series.
Sophomore Puck Bregstone leaps to snatch a Frisbee out of the air. As he catches the disc, he lands hard on the ground, accidentally pushing a member from the opposing team down. The time is stopped, not by a referee, but by the players.
After months of scrutiny and an ongoing investigation over the Buckeye football squad scandal, Jim Tressel's resignation brings an end to a great coaching legacy. It was the best way for Tressel to save face before things truly hit the fan.
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