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Ain’t no Mountain High Enough

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough

October 26, 2011


Filed under Sports

You know who they are; the team who not only travels, practices, sweats and bleeds together, but are virtually inseparable when it comes to events outside of their sport. They make it through the season with remarkable determination, dedication and discipline, as well as the support of their teammates. Gr...

Tick Tick Boom

Tick Tick Boom

October 25, 2011


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Waiting for the announcer to scream “AND NOW YOUR SHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH RAIDERS...” left me with an intense and anxious feeling. Game time. Standing in the presence of the team by the tunnel was a powerful experience. They’re all decked out in their helmets, cleats and shoulder pads, and filled with pregame nerves and excitement. I’ve n...

Will Spradling

February 17, 2011


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The point guard dribbles the ball up the court. He looks left and then passes it down low to the big man. Out of the corner, number 55 streaks to the left wing waving one hand to signal that he is open for the shot. Within a second, K-State freshman Will Spradling has the ball in his hands and take...

Concussions

February 17, 2011


Filed under Sports

About every 21 seconds, someone in the United States has a serious brain injury. The Sports Concussion Institute estimates that 10 percent of high school athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion each season. Repeated injury to the brain can lead to swelling, long-term disabilities, or even death. These seri...

Wrestlemania

January 24, 2011


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The true fight in wrestling is mind over matter. A hard-fought match can come to an end in a split second. It’s not just about skill, it’s about tenacity and preparation. “[Winning] feels amazing. It’s like getting the best Christmas gift. It’s you against someone else and it’s the ultim...

Raider Original

January 24, 2011


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Rockford “Rocky” Raider resided at South after his great grandfather, Rockefeller Raider, ventured to America to settle in the Rocky Mountains but wasn’t satisfied with western living. He raided the open land, eventually settling near Tomahawk Ridge along Indian Creek. He saw many bright, young st...

Soccer team’s hard work fuels post-season ambitions

October 14, 2010


Filed under Sports

by Alma Velazquez The field is 120 yards. The game is 80 minutes. The temperature is 90 degrees, and the players must run continually and be mentally alert to anything that comes their way. In any game with this level of intensity, outstanding performance is a hard task to achieve. The whole school...

Switching Sports

October 14, 2010


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by Casey Lee Volleyball to Soccer Soccer players are the guys who aren’t big enough to play football, and are never recognized as the “star sports player.” Soccer is the sport that is pushed aside and prioritized under other, equally physical, sports. “There’s definitely a European mentality ...

A life-changing experience

September 30, 2010


Filed under Opinions, Sports

By Casey Lee For them it was heaven, for us it was hell. With no running water, air conditioning, toilet paper, showers, or toilets, I thought, how can anyone live like this? On June 16, I was on a plane headed for the Dominican Republic. Earlier that week my coach had invited me to play soccer with...

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