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Headaches over concussions

Lisa Williams, Editor

October 26, 2010

Filed under Sports

A simple hit in the head may not sound bad, but for a student-athlete, such an injury can be devastating. Athletes who have suffered concussions would agree that the ailment is frustrating, leaving them disoriented, dizzy, an...

Battle commits to Georgetown

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

October 26, 2010

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For most high school students, the college application process is a long and tedious one. Students will join random clubs and honor societies that they hope will help them be noticed by colleges. This process was a bit different...

Ladies take the field

Amanda Pearson, Orange Scoop Editor

October 22, 2010

Filed under Sports

Pay back is amazing when you’re a senior. Homecoming 2010 was swept by the seniors, winning the float contest and beating the juniors in the Powder Puff game on Wednesday night. Everyone looks forward to the Powder Puff g...

The next big thing around DC

Danielle Mazzuchi, Orange Scoop Editor

October 22, 2010

Filed under Sports

The most talked about male athlete since Lebron James and considered by many to be the greatest batting prospect ever, seventeen year old Bryce Harper has begun to make a name for himself in the MLB. Hailing from Las Vegas, Ne...

Everybody do the John Wall: Kentucky phenom has Wizards fans moving forward

Nicole Brigham, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010

Filed under Sports

What happens when the Wizards hit a wall? They call Wall. The six foot four, 195 pound basketball super star was drafted first overall by the Wizards this year. Although a gifted athlete, school did not come as easy for John Wall. He...

New coach, new year, new expectations

Lee Gleason, Blue Sports Editor

October 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

The retirement of long time head boys’ basketball coach Dick Wickline made way for a new era beginning this winter. The newly hired head coach, Jason Eldredge, brings a fire and passion for the game of basketball that has...

They got the magic stick

Kyle Rushton, Oracle Staff Writer

October 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Varsity Field Hockey team found victory “Under the Lights.” First place medals were presented to the team at a tournament on September 11.  The team participated in the “Under the Lights” tournament along with...

Offense takes steps in different direction

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

October 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

Head-smashing, gut-wrenching, smash mouth run-it-down-your-throat, hit-you-in-the-mouth football.  This is the style of football the Spartans will look to play this year after being a predominantly passing team past years....

2010 NFL season brings new contenders

Jake Trump, Blue Viewpoint Editor

October 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

Among all of the buzz and rumors of the fall season, the NFL always seems to be the talk of the town. Every day, without fail, you will always seem to find a group of students talking about who got hurt, who got traded or who...

MLB playoff preview

Jimmy McMahon, Orange Sports Editor

October 7, 2010

Filed under Sports

It’s October, and for sports fans, it can only mean one thing. It’s time for the MLB playoffs. Unlike years past, 2010 is the year where powerhouse teams like the Yankees are just fighting to stay alive. Teams like the...

Going for the fifth

Allie Colella, Blue Forum Editor

October 7, 2010

Filed under Sports

Holding a district championship title four years in a row is like walking around with a huge target on your back. Over the past few years, the West Springfield Varsity Cheerleading team has become the team to beat; a pressure...

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