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Fan Safety in MLB Parks In Trouble

Fan Safety in MLB Parks In Trouble

Nicholas Miata, Sports Writer

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the MLB’s offseason continues, many wonder what changes Commissioner Rob Manfred will make regarding fan safety in stadiums. Several events during the 2015 season involving the protection of fans brought more attention to the already concerning subject. On June 5th at Fenway Park, a shard of Jedd...

The 11-0 Carolina Panthers

The 11-0 Carolina Panthers

Aamash Mussa, Sports Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Remember a few months ago when Kelvin Benjamin tore his ACL during a joint practice with the Miami Dolphins? Every analyst thought the Panthers’ season was over before it started, with predictions that the Falcons or the Saints would win the division. The Panthers have gone to prove everyone wrong, b...

A “Heads Up” Against Concussions

A “Heads Up” Against Concussions

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With new studies showing up to 3,800,000 concussions per year, it is becoming more and more necessary for athletes to be aware of the growing problem.  High school athletes in particular are at risk for long-term effects that could affect every aspect of their lives. A new study published in the Jour...

Ronda Rousey Suffers First Career UFC Loss to Holly Holms

Ronda Rousey Suffers First Career UFC Loss to Holly Holms

Clifford Sweezey, Sports Editor

November 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

Arguably one of the most feared UFC fighters today, Ronda Rousey was looking to improve to an undefeated career record of 13-0 in the bantamweight championship against Holly Holm, who was 9-0 entering the fight. Something had to give. In Rousey’s last four UFC fights, she had beaten her opposition in a total ...

What Makes a Good Coach?

What Makes a Good Coach?

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

A coach.  The dictionary defines a coach as a person who instructs or trains a performer or team.  It sounds simple enough, but there are many characteristics that determine the overall success of a coach. It is often the coach, not the players, that can make or break a team.  So the question asked...

Finished Business: BVS Wins 2015 State Championships

Finished Business: BVS Wins 2015 State Championships

Nicholas Miata, Sports Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN, I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!” This was one of many chants echoing from Walt Whitman’s student section as the Boys Varsity Soccer Team clinched their first ever state championship at Middletown High School against the Ballston Spa Scotties on Sunday.   Ever since las...

Q&A With BVS

Q&A With BVS

Cheyenne Madrid

November 20, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

It’s been an exciting week to be a Wildcat. Watching BVS lose to Commack last year was heart-breaking--for the community, and for the team. But it made the comeback that much sweeter. As a senior and a fan of BVS, it was an emotional season knowing that this is the last time I would watch this talente...

MLB Awards Preview

Clifford Sweezey, Sports Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

The 2015 Major League season has come to an end as the Royals took home their second World Series title in franchise history and their first in 30 years. Now that we are heading into the offseason, all of baseball, including team head offices, and the fans are reflecting upon individual achievement dur...

BVS Takes the Long Island Championship

BVS Takes the Long Island Championship

Shannon McHale, Sports Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

On Sunday, November 8th, the Walt Whitman Wildcats took the Long Island Championship from the undefeated Hicksville Comets at SUNY Farmingdale. Throughout the entire season, fans from Whitman have been coming to support our boys and Sunday may have been the biggest crowd yet. According to the MSG V...

Martin Odegaard: Real Impressive

Martin Odegaard: Real Impressive

Katie Latko, Sports Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Martin Odegaard, a 16-year-old Norwegian soccer star, is one of the most remarkable soccer players of our time. For someone who is only 16, he plays like a professional. He plays attacking midfielder for Real Madrid Castilla and the Norway national team. As a kid, Odegaard spent a lot of time at a l...

2015 World Series Preview

2015 World Series Preview

Clifford Sweezey, Sports Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Yes, the 2015 Fall Classic started Tuesday night featuring two of the hottest teams in baseball. From the American League, we have the team with the best overall record that was able to stave off the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays, the returning...

New York Baseball in 2015: Success or Failure?

New York Baseball in 2015: Success or Failure?

Nicholas Miata, Sports Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

The 2015 World Series is here, and the New York Mets have a chance to win it all for the first time since the Subway Series fifteen years ago. As for the Yankees, they were unable to advance farther than the American League Wildcard game against Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros. Was the Yankees...

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