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New equipment makes gym classes more endurable

Sam Goldwasser, Orange Managing Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under Sports

Physical Education used to be a class to be dreaded, but now thanks to our school’s new equipment it is one to look forward to. The auxilary gym used to be a dark, dreaded place that no student looked forward to being in. Now,...

Tradition never graduates

Nicole Brigham, Orange Page One Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under Sports

She shoots and she scores! The WS Girls Varsity basketball team is dominating the Patriot District once again this year. From star scorers to an amazing team defense, they have the whole package. They are proving to be a talented...

Former WS kickers face off

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

February 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

Every bowl season, there are a few compelling matchups that draw people’s interest for one reason or another. Generally, they involve two very talented teams that should be a close game. Sometimes the biggest story is not...

Bowl system still in question

Lauren Giery & Lisa Williams, Oracle Staff Writers

February 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

Whether the bowl games should continue, or be replaced by playoff games, has been a hot topic for college football fans since bowl games heightened in popularity during the ’50s. The NCAA Division 1 football uses the BCS...

Baseball team starts working toward repeat

Kyle Rushton, Staff Writer

February 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

The state champion Varsity baseball team is at it again. After a highly successful season last year, the players are hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. With just over two months left until the tryouts, they have...

‘Do it right or do it again’

Sara Blaylock, Blue Managing Editor

February 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

With new rules and new focuses, Weight Training class has taken a fresh and healthy approach to combat of the common elective stereotype—it’s no easy A. Previously known as Weight Training, the course adapted a better fit...

SYC basketball: an outlet for many students

Nora Osei, Blue Viewpoint Editor

February 9, 2011

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The guy dribbles the ball, shoots, and scores the three-pointer! And the crowd goes crazy…just kidding the five exhausted parents slowly clap their hands. That’s pretty much the deal with SYC basketball games. It starts...

Say ‘goodbye’ to Winter Cheer

Luis Lester, Blue Sports Editor

February 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

Walking into the Main Gym on a winter night will not as rowdy as previous years; not because fewer fans are in the stands or the teams aren’t playing as hard, but because of the absence of our cheerleaders. The new budget...

Gymnastics team springboards into season

Kyle Rushton, Oracle Staff Writer

January 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

Sometimes good things come in small packages, especially for our Girls Varsity Gymnastics. Despite the small number of athletes on the gymnastics team and nearly falling victim to the budget cuts, the girls are still going...

Stardom eludes WS athletes

Austin Kaminski, Sports Editor

December 17, 2010

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Over the years, WS has had its share of notable alumni. Professional baseball player Joe Saunders and NASA astronaut Patrick Forrester are just two of the many successful former Spartans. But for every successful WS graduate,...

Local rivals ignite athletes

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

December 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

Lakers and Celtics. Yankees and Red Sox. Redskins and Cowboys. Spartans and Bruins. Rivalries are one of the greatest aspects of sports.  Since the beginning of sports, rivalries have been a huge crowd pleaser. Spectators...

For many Spartans, it’s game hard or go home

Jimmy Mcmahon, Oracle Sports Editor

December 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

After watching a pro basketball or football game on their 70-inch HDTV and getting those competitive juices flowing, today’s sports fan can’t wait to replay the action through 2K Sports or Madden NFL. As with every holiday...

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