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Bragging baseball

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Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

April 14, 2015

Here’s the deal: When I said the winter athletic season was my favorite season, I might have been lying—but only slightly. The spring and summer extracurricular athletic season will forever hold a special place in my heart, and might just beat out the wrestling season as my favorite. When April...

Short season

NBA commissioner Adam Silver
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Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2015

On Tuesday, March 17, the Hampton Pirates defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 74-67 in the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Hampton was the only team inducted into the sacred “big dance” that had a sub-500 record, and only received a bid due to their surprising underdog win of the MEAC...

Baseball Blunder

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Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015

This is going to sound un-American. This is going to sound ignorant. So I’ll be blunt: Baseball is no longer what it used to be. It’s a changed game. Short of being played with nine members on each team, a ball and a Louisville Slugger, almost every aspect of the game has changed. The most upsetting...

Halfway NBA

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Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2015

As the halfway point in the season approaches and the All-Star weekend prepares to commence in New York, the NBA is as fast-paced and dynamic as always. The Detroit Pistons have won nine of their last 10 games and are infused with new life after ridding themselves of former All-Star-turned-plague...

Red rivalry

LT soccer at Hinsdale Central (2012)

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

January 26, 2015

Not only as a proud athlete for Lyons Township, but also as a proud student, I hate Hinsdale Central. I hate the school as much as the next guy, but I love the rivalry. It does amazing things for our school. It forces us to work harder in terms of school spirit and as individuals, both inside and outside...

NBA Season

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Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2014

As the first quarter of the basketball season comes to a close, NBA fans across the country, I’m sure, have mixed reactions about the season thus far. From drastic injuries to our superstars (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook) to the shocking success of a LeBron James-less Miami, the league has been ful...

Wrestling Warriors

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014

As the fall sports season ends, high school athletics transition into my favorite season: the wrestling season. Perhaps I should say the winter athletic season, because there are other sports that compete, often drawing a bigger crowd and performing better, but maybe I’m a little biased as a member...

Positive Playmaking

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Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

October 22, 2014

Entering week five of the NFL season, why is it that I haven’t heard anything positive about the NFL? Of course there are the highlight reels, the ESPN Sportscenter updates (that steal coverage from the more deserving MLB Postseason) and the articles in the newspaper; but I still haven’t heard anything...

Basketball Buildup

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Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2014

It’s a big time for basketball fans in Chicago. Derrick Rose is poised to take the court with the Chicago Bulls for the first time since Nov. 23 of last year. Although there are certainly doubts surrounding his durability and his sub-par play in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World...

Preseason Predictions

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014

It’s that time of year again- the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. For many of us, this marks the end of our social lives, the end of our sanity; but a few, the lucky ones, have an escape. Like a lot of kids, my escape from the school year is sports. And what better school to enjoy...

College Football Playoff

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no doubt college football will be making waves across the sports world for the next few months. From insane blowouts to game winning kick returns, ESPN highlights will certainly be reputable. This year, a new aspect of college football will be making the news....

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