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Despite grumbling, winter athletes grasp need for practice over break

Meenakshi Iyer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

  Dedication and practice are a major part of any sports team's success, but with the arrival of the winter sports season, athletes are forced to practice over the holidays, which can prove to be difficult for peo...

Wide gender gap in coaching pro and high school sports

Carly Waldorph, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

In professional sports, it’s quickly noticeable that there aren’t nearly as many female coaches as there are male. It’s often questioned why men’s teams are almost always coached by men, yet many female teams have male...

Still Celebrating

Jazzy Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Page 09 - Sports It was called the bra seen around the world. In 1999, moments after scoring the decisive fifth penalty kick against China in the Women’s World Cup, Brandi Chastain removed her jersey, twirled it around, and fell to her knees in...

Students find success in recruitment and commitment to 4-year schools

Renee Owens, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

  For many athletes, the process of playing sports for college is a long and difficult one. There are multiple paths to commitment or scholarships, but all involve a lot of work and dedication. Coaches...

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October 1, 2018

For local gymnastics coach, trust is key

Julia Marques da Silva, In-Depth Editor

March 12, 2018

“USA Gymnastics is the foundation of gymnastics, and they overlooked such a horrible crime,” Nakken said. “I can’t imagine what those girls went through. Someone they put so much trust in, failed them so horribly.”

The unified Korean team marching in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on February 9.

United by the Olympics

March 12, 2018

Junior Sharks Assistant Captain Terynn McNairnie focuses before a game in January.

Skating to success

March 12, 2018

Week of games up in smoke

Bianca Medina, Photo Editor

December 5, 2017

For one week, the recent North Bay fires wreaked havoc on Branham sports, canceling games and practices. The soot and smog also affected students with asthma and other breathing conditions. Field Hockey’s October match against Unive...

P.E. a sore spot for athletes

Julia Marques de Silva, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Student athletes juggle the same responsibilities as their classmates. They also spend hours on the field or in the gym perfecting their skills, and come home fatigued. Much to their chagrin, unfinished notes and assignments due the n...

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