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Racial controversies in sports spiral out of control

Racial controversies in sports spiral out of control

By Ben Fox, Senior Writer

May 19, 2014

In an industry such as professional sports, where the majority of owners are white and the majority of workers are black, racial controversies often can spiral out of control through media hype and public outrage. The past few years have been filled with such situations, with the Ritchie Incognito...

The new Era of the NBA

The new Era of the NBA

By Ben Fox, Staff Writer

April 2, 2014

If a diehard NBA fanatic traveled from the year 2010 to the present day and looked at the current standings, though his or her initial thoughts would likely be “Who the heck are the New Orleans Pelicans?” he would soon realize that a number of surprising teams are fighting for a playoff presence. Neither...

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Lucy Srour-Track and Field

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Lucy Srour-Track and Field

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

March 27, 2014

The college recruitment process began over a year ago for junior runner Lucy Srour, but only recently has the interest become more intense. While it was mostly assistant coaches who made contact with Srour, occasionally head coaches also took the time to pitch their schools to the three-year varsit...

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Louis Dubick-Boys Lacrosse

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Louis Dubick-Boys Lacrosse

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

March 27, 2014

For junior lacrosse player Louis Dubick, the pressures of recruitment began before he even started high school when colleges started to contact him the summer before his freshman year. As a varsity athlete since his freshman season at CHS, Dubick was faced with the immediate attention of college coac...

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitmen experiences; Senior Will Szamosszegi-Tennis

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitmen experiences; Senior Will Szamosszegi-Tennis

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

March 26, 2014

While some student-athletes have their lives controlled by the college recruitment process, senior tennis player Will Szamosszegi believes that he might have started caring about it a bit too late. As a varsity tennis player,  it was not until much later into his career as a Bulldog  that Szamossz...

I want you to want me: Students share their recrutiment experiences; Junior David Fitzgerald- Track and Field

I want you to want me: Students share their recrutiment experiences; Junior David Fitzgerald- Track and Field

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

March 26, 2014

Colleges began to watch junior distance runner David Fitzgerald during his freshman year at CHS, when he ran a 4:09.52 1500-meter dash at the 2012 New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, NC. Since then, Fitzgerald has been in contact with many small schools and even some Division I universities that have...

Keeping score: A look back at CHS track record holders

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

February 27, 2014

Anybody who frequently visits the CHS track knows that every year, runners leave behind impressive legacies. On a tall brick wall next to the concession stand hangs the list of track and field record holders, a roll call of names that have managed to withstand the test of time. But what has happened ...

Wrestling

Wrestling

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

February 26, 2014

Despite its disappointing finish in the regional semi-finals of the regional team dual meet on Feb. 12, the Bulldogs made the regional dual meet as a team for the first time since 2001, capping an impressive 12-2 record this season. The wrestling team now hopes for individual success in the upcoming regiona...

A bulldog’s view of the shotput practice space

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

January 9, 2014

For six months of the year, in winter and spring, a shady, secluded spot at the far end of the CHS track becomes my home every day after school. There are weeds growing amidst forgotten gravel and long pieces of wood. Spray paint covers the dirt, the nearby trees, and a huge metal container next to the ...

Being a basketball referee is not so black and white

By Ben Fox, Sport Editor

January 9, 2014

They are present at every game, keeping a close eye on every player, every play and every second of action. If they do their jobs right, they are forgotten. If they do them wrong, they will be remembered forever. The life of a basketball referee is no easy task, especially in the harsh world of high s...

Beyonce shocks with surprise release of new album

Beyonce shocks with surprise release of new album

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

January 2, 2014

In one of the most surprising moves of her career, pop superstar Beyonce released her fifth album, the self-titled Beyonce, Dec. 13 through the online iTunes stores without previous announcement of the release. Despite the relative quietness of the release, it has risen to the number one spot on the...

Girls Basketball

By Ben Fox, Sports Editor

December 4, 2013

The girls varsity basketball team looks to return to the playoffs once again after its first round defeat last season. CHS went 17-6 in the regular season and dominated with winning records both at home and away. The success of the Bulldogs largely comes from their core of young players who have had v...

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