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COVID Can’t Stop March Madness, Again!

Hailey Onweller, World/US News Editor March 1, 2021

Around this time last year, basketball fans were getting news that March Madness might not happen. It is crazy to think that almost one year later, COVID still threatens the tournament. However, March...

Duke Basketball starters huddle with coach K

Blue Bloods Feeling Black and Blue this Season

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer March 1, 2021

When you think about men’s college basketball four teams come to mind: Duke, North Carolina (UNC), Kansas, and Kentucky. They not only dominate their conferences but dominate the league. Due to their...

NFL concussion protocols are not what they need to be to ensure the safety of their athletes. (via CBS Sports)

Are Athletes Really Being Protected by the NFL Concussion Protocols?

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer February 20, 2021

The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as “a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function”. Concussions are typically caused by a blow to the head or a shaking of the head and body. In the...

MVP: The Tom Brady Story

MVP: The Tom Brady Story

Hannah Gould, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2021

As we reflect on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning America’s 55th Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7th, 2021, a look into the life and history of Tampa Bay’s new star quarterback Tom Brady is more than...

Tom Brady hoists the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Chiefs 31-9

Tampa is Titletown

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer February 8, 2021

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers lifted up the Lombardi after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 31 - 9. The injuries in the front four for the Chiefs posed a much greater issue than most thought it would....


Sideline Pass Podcast Review: The College Football Fans’ Inside Scoop

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer February 7, 2021

ESPN sideline reporters Molly McGrath, Allison Wiliams and Kris Budden teamed up during the pandemic and created a podcast. The three women talk each week about stories from games they covered that week...

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will be the best quarterback matchup in the Super Bowl
via CBS Sports

Super Bowl LV: The Seasoned Vet vs. The Upincoming

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer February 5, 2021

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face off in Super Bowl 55. The Buccaneers secured their spot by beating Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the National Football Conference (NFC)...

2021 National Championship will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL between Alabama and Ohio State

The Stage Is Set For the 2021 National Championship

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer January 6, 2021

Two teams punched their tickets to the College Football National Championship and surprisingly it is not another Alabama/Clemson matchup. After beating Notre Dame 31-14 in the Rose Bowl, Nick Saban and...

The Heisman Trophy is presented to the most outstanding player in college football each year

2020 Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer January 5, 2021

The Heisman trophy is the most coveted award in college football, honoring the most outstanding player. The award was first given out in 1935 to University of Chicago Running Back Jay Berwanger. Some past...

West Morris Football runs out for their game against Wayne Valley

WMC Fall Sports Recap

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer December 22, 2020

Fall sports at West Morris were fortunate enough to be able to have a season despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. Coaches and players followed all the guidelines put in place...

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks running back handed out turkeys to people in need in Hawaii this Thanksgiving.
Photo courtesy Sports Illustrated

How Professional Athletes Celebrate the Holidays

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer December 8, 2020

With the holidays quickly approaching, people are prepping their kitchens and buying their gifts, even professional athletes. They have their own families and their own traditions surrounding Thanksgiving...

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Winter Sports Pushed Back till 2021

Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer December 4, 2020

On Monday, October 12 Governor Phil Murphy announced that all “medium” and “high” risk sports can hold contact practices and indoor games with restrictions. However, on November 19 the NJSIAA pushed...

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