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Winter Sports Pushed Back till 2021

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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...

Sarah Fuller Becomes First Woman to Play in a Major College Football Game Making History

Sarah Fuller, first woman to play in a major college football game. 
Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University
Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer December 1, 2020

Sarah Fuller made history on Saturday by becoming the first female to play in a Power 5 football game. The Power 5 are the five major conferences in college football including the Southeastern Conference...

Lebron Leads Lakers to 17th NBA Title

Lakers celebrate following NBA Final win 
Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press
Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer November 30, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA championship this fall. Coming into the 2019-2020 season the Lakers were the 4th favorite for the title. The acquisition of Anthony Davis, a 7 time NBA all star,...

Dodgers Win MLB’s 2020 Fall Classic

Dodgers celebrating victory
Ava Novello, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

The Game On Tuesday, October 27th, the Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays faced each other in an exciting sixth match of the finals for the 2020 Fall Classic (aka The World Series). The Dodgers went into...

Opinion: Big Ten Returns

Image of Big Ten field by Yahoo Sports
Hailey Onweller, World/US News Editor October 21, 2020

The Big Ten recently announced that they have decided to start their season despite originally pushing it back due to COVID-19. This decision unifies schools and fans everywhere. College football will...

MLB Cy Young Award

MLB Cy Young Award
Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer October 21, 2020

With the MLB season coming to an end and the playoff race heating up this also means that the Cy Young Award race is closing out. Each season the Cy Young award is given to the best pitchers in baseball,...

College Sports and the Coronavirus

Cardboard cutouts of fans take the place of real fans amid Coronavirus
Lizzie Rubright, Head Sports Writer October 17, 2020

College Sports and the Coronavirus No fans celebrating, it’s empty, it’s quiet. It’s not like the cardboard cutout fans can yell. Even after a game winner it’s silent, that is how college sports...

West Morris Central Atheltes College Destinations

West Morris Central Atheltes College Destinations
Zach Brennan, Sports Editor May 15, 2020

West Morris Central will once again be sending a large number of student-athletes to the collegiate level where they will continue their athletic careers. This 2020 class will have a whopping 34 students...

Marbles Make Comeback Amid Sport Shutdown

Image Credit: Jelle's Marble Runs, 2019
Michael Oestreich April 21, 2020

With major sport leagues being cancelled worldwide in the wake of COVID-19, many avid fans have had to find interesting ways to kill time in quarantine.   For many, the solution was a forgotten...

March Sadness: Sports Coming to a Standstill

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 04, 2020 Picture taken on March 4, 2020 shows cleaners wearing a protective suit, as they sanitise the seats of the San Paolo stadium in Naples. - Hiring is surging and wages are rising in the United States as the year begins, but the coronavirus is poised to infect the economy and hamper President Donald Trump's re-election bid.
Wall Street has tumbled in recent days as the outbreak spread and undermined the view that the US economy is inoculated against the danger.
The White House has tried to downplay the impact, and Trump on march 6, 2020 even made the extraordinary claim that US businesses are benefitting from people staying in the country while predicting stocks would bounce back. (Photo by CIRO FUSCO / ANSA / AFP) / - Italy OUT
Zach Brennan, Sports Editor April 7, 2020

March 11 and 12, 2020, were some of the most upsetting days for sports fans in the history of sports thanks to something that can only be seen with a powerful microscope: COVID-19, a.k.a the Coronavirus....

Should the NHL Return After Coronavirus?

Should the NHL Return After Coronavirus?
Michael Vanko, Sports Editor April 6, 2020

Picture it:  The NHL Playoff race was heating up. Teams were beginning to give it their all to get to the postseason. With less than 15 games remaining it was going to be a playoff race better than...

XFL Kicks Off

XFL Kicks Off
Zach Brennan, Sports Editor February 27, 2020

It had been 19 years since there was a play in the XFL (eXtreme Football League) due to the league folding after its first season in 2001. The league was founded by Vince McMahon, who is known by many...

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