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Paper adds new all stars to lineup

May 4, 2012
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Team Corre is changing up the lineup on the sports page. Rookie Tim Griffin will be joining sophomore Scott Bakal and all star players David Milligan and Anthony Bellafiore to make up the dynamic trio on the roster. All the players are excited to bring up the page average. “I hope the staff as just a...

Despite superstar injury, Bulls still worth watching

May 3, 2012
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Derrick Rose is by far one of the most exciting basketball players to watch in the NBA. He's quick, exhilarating, and passionate. On April 27, in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee after his knee buckled while he was driving the lane. Many of the "casual" fans have already counted out the Bulls, believing that just bec...

Injuries slow athletes abilities

February 16, 2012
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Injuries cause student athletes to take time off from a sometimes crucial part of the season. Athletes find a second home in the training room during their season due to an injury. Athletes are in the training room during all hours of the day. During first through eighth, the trainers are in the training...

Girls fall just short in season's end

February 16, 2012
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The girls basketball team looked to prolong their season Wednesday night during the first round of playoffs versus Zion-Benton. After a hard fought game, the girls fell just short, losing 49-45. The game was high energy and fast paced, but Zion-Benton pulled ahead in the last five minutes. Although it was disappoint...

Practice is essential to athletes, regardless of time

February 16, 2012
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The saying for any type of competition is practice makes perfect. Because of this, all teams make it a habit to practice, especially for sports. Practices become second nature and part of an athlete's daily routine. However routine they are, the time a team practices can actually have a significant effect...

Cheer places 23 at state, makes Hersey history

Cheer places 23 at state, makes Hersey history

February 5, 2012
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The cheer team competed at the State meet at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum on Feb. 2. This was the first time in the team's history that they qualified to make the trip. They finished in fifth place at the Rolling Meadows Sectional which was just enough to send them to Bloomington. They were sent off...

Seniors reflect on volleyball season wrap-up

December 8, 2011
Filed under Entertainment, Sports

The volleyball team had a great season ending it with being named regional champions, but that didn't live up to their holy grail goal of going down to state. "It has always been a dream of all of ours, and we knew we could do it," senior Kelsey Haas said. Surprisingly, the girls didn't dominate in the conferen...

Student athletes stay cautious about concussions

December 1, 2011
Filed under Sports

Concussions are a common type of traumatic brain injury. They can be caused by being hit in the head with brute force, and can be very fatal injuries for the brain. Any amount of concussions can be harmful, but as more occur, more severe problems can be seen. “I’ve had three concussions, all while...

Football looks forward to the last home game

October 5, 2011
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by Meghan Griffin and Erin Horne The  football team will attempt to defeat the Wheeling Wildcats on our home field ‍on Thursday.  This game is especially important because, in order to compete in the playoffs, the team has to win the next few games.‍ Junior Kailey Monckton, along with many other students, is excited for the upcoming game. She, Orange Crush, and a slew of other fans pla...

No more grass stains

September 16, 2011
Filed under Sports

Over the summer, improvements are constantly being made. Sometimes it will be doing small jobs like removing asbestos from the English wing or big jobs like renovating the grass field inside Roland R. Goins Stadium to a turf field. That was what happened this summer when the school district and Arlington...

Boys gymnastics triumphs over Rolling Meadows

Boys gymnastics triumphs over Rolling Meadows

April 21, 2011
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Boys gymnastics had their last team meet before conference on April 13 at Rolling Meadows. Hersey won with 121.9 points beating Rolling Meadows by less than two tenths of a point. Their regular season ends on a high note with this close victory and is the last meet before conference on April 29. T...

Weather cancellations disrupt seasons

April 20, 2011
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When a team is preparing for their season, there are many dates they tend to circle on their respective schedules. Big conference games, crossover matches, or the start of playoffs are among the highlighted match-ups for most varsity teams. Practice schedules, workout plans, and even pasta parties...

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