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Junk Food and Athletes

Sidney McKenzie '16, Guest Writer

May 29, 2014

As a dancer, I am always hungry at any given time. Obviously, Sacred Heart Cathedral is the home to many athletes, many of which I’m sure share my constant need and desire for food. However, many of us (including myself) don’t always eat the right things for our bodies. Whether you’re a soccer...

History of Title IX in Athletics

Marika Dy '16

May 28, 2014

In 1972, one of the greatest advancement in women’s rights was executed: Title IX. This law states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving...

A Hometown Hopeful

Maxwell Bramlett '16

May 28, 2014

Booming drums and roaring voices echo around stadiums packed with diehard supporters.  World-famous superstars show off their skill and brilliance while underdogs fight tooth and nail to stay alive for one more match.  Entire nations and billions of people watch every slick pass, every heart-breaking...

Gaelic Football Anyone?

Molly Orford ‘16

May 27, 2014

Gaelic football has been a part of Irish culture for hundreds of years, but was officially instated as a national sport in 1884. The GAA (Gaelic Athletics Association) is a huge organization stretching from Ireland, to Northern Ireland, to England, to North America, to Australia. In Ireland, the 32 counti...

The New Color of Baseball

Elias Ross Trupin '16

May 27, 2014

The game of baseball is often criticized for being too slow, too boring. But lately, players like Yasiel Puig, Carlos Gomez, Brian Wilson, and a few others have something to say about that. The sport is in the middle of a full-fledged cultural revolution, and the fans are loving it. For well over 100...

Mark Jackson

Jacob Holdmann ’16 and Jay Na ‘16

May 27, 2014

The New York Times reports that after 3 years of service the Golden State Warriors have decided to sever ties with Mark Jackson. On Tuesday May 6, 2014, Mark Jackson was fired as head coach of the team, following a recent trend of firing successful coaches. Coach Jackson is coming off a strong season...

Some Thoughts on Concussions

Tommy Franceschini '16

May 27, 2014

Currently some of the most widespread and increasing injuries in sports today are injuries or trauma to the human brain according to the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute. The most frequent brain injury is often a concussion, (TBI), which can occur when any object hits or strikes your head. Concussions...

Brazil: World Cup Host – and Favorite

Jacob Moskowitz '16

May 27, 2014

Brazilians have always had high expectations for their national soccer team. They are the most successful team in the history of the Fifa World Cup, with five trophies to show. When they don’t win, the consequences are severe. The last coach of Brazil (Dunga) was fired shortly after getting knocked...

Donald Sterling: Racist?

Nick Nip '16

May 26, 2014

In a league consisting of 574 players, thirty teams, twenty-five all-stars, and one NBA (National Basketball Association) champion, one owner stands out. He was known for his racist comments, which got him removed from the whole organization. This man’s name is Donald Sterling. He was not only stripped...

Volleyball: The Underrated Sport

Volleyball: The Underrated Sport

Jeffery Gomez '16, Guest writer

May 23, 2014

While most people go to basketball games, football games, and baseball games, few ever choose to attend a SHC Men’s Volleyball game- the underrated sport. Men’s volleyball is often thought of as a boring, easy sport, one requiring little to no athletic ability. On the contrary, men’s volleyball i...

Player Profile: Buster Posey

Player Profile: Buster Posey

Justin Yeung '16, Guest writer

May 23, 2014

Playing in his sixth season as a catcher, Buster Posey has already earned the top awards from: the Major League Baseball (MLB), his home team, the San Francisco Giants, fans, and media all over the country. Since being drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft by the Giants, the supersta...

Top 5 San Francisco Giants prospects to watch at Spring Training

Top 5 San Francisco Giants prospects to watch at Spring Training

John La '17, Guest Writer

March 18, 2014

The San Francisco Giants started their MLB Spring Training about two weeks ago. Spring Training statistics barely indicate how players will perform in the regular season, but certain aspects of the of the MLB’s preseason can be helpful in showing just how ready players, especially young prospects wi...

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