In fact, my outlook was amazing; there were three elite meets that season, each with a limit of runners on my team that would be taken. Then, tragedy struck the team; three of our fastest girls were injured and out for the season. Now, I wasn’t happy about them being sidelined, but it did finally give me a chance to recover my placement from the beginning of sophomore year. I wanted to help lead the team to state, and with what my coach had previously said, it didn’t appear to be too far out of my reach. However, “too far” should have been followed by an asterisk, as my season soon spiraled out of my
Running onto the field, I can 't believe we won it - the High School Girls ' Rugby Championship. We all celebrate our exciting moment of victory, but months later the tryouts for the summer travel team would happen. The fun-filled first day was also nerve-wracking, but we all have each other like a family. Then, the next day of tryouts with starting sprints and stretching. Next, the contact portion - tackling with passing - came upon us faster than we thought.
A simple chant that the Gibson Southern football players shout right before heading on to the field. Every last player yells it at the top of their lungs and excites them for the game before them. Why would the players be so excited just by a few words about their school pride? Well, those few words hold a great meaning behind them to the players. It reminds everyone of the years spent together on the practice field, in the weight room, giving it a 100% to play for each other on the football field.
The Sheridan Bruins women’s rugby team (3-1 OCAA) tore up the turf this weekend at homecoming in their game against Mohawk College. The lady Bruins scored nine tries and two conversions in the 66 minutes of play on Oct. 3, defeating the Mountaineers 49-0. This has been the lady Bruins most successful season since the women’s rugby program started four years ago. The progress was clear in their performance on Saturday. “Our scrums looked good nice and low, our rucks were very aggressive, we stole a few of their rucks which means the girls were really getting low and driving well,” said head coach Tamara Dixon after the game.
Travis Bonner made two additional touchdowns in the fourth quarter. When the score reached 33-15 Jenkins County allowed their Junior Varsity team members to finish the game. Senior players didn’t mind sharing their final moments on the field with their younger teammates. “They needed to experience how the game is played at the high school level and they need all the experience they can get for next year,” Joiner said. There were more points scored in this game than any other game in the 2015 season for Jenkins County.
Every fall, about 3 million children and their parents flock to football fields to play and watch the game they love. Although the monumental number of participants in youth football today, parents are still making decisions to let their child play contact football. However, children under the age of 18 should be allowed to play “contact football” because it teaches core values, fights childhood obesity, and improvements in technology have made football safer in the past 50 years. Childhood is the ideal time to learn life lessons and to grow your brain. Discipline, sacrifice, integrity, are lessons and concepts that will help guide you through all aspects of your life.
On a cold, frosty, snow cover night in November at Welcome Home Stadium, was when my life changed. That night, two teams played for the chance to call themselves champions of 6th-grade football. All game, my team and I battled against the mighty Wilmington Hurricanes. We fought all game to win and finally we got the ball back with less than under a minute left and down by 4 points. The crowd was quieter than a church mouse as my coaches huddled us up during a timeout, and in that timeout, my coaches looked to me for answers.
In the book “Catching Jordan” by Miranda Kenneally: Jordan makes many decisions that real-life teenagers have to make every day. She has to choose who to trust, love, and hate throughout the whole book. Jordan’s decisions also affect everyone around her, even her family. A huge decision that she has to make that comes up numerous times in the book is where to go to college to continue her career in football. This is a decision that many juniors and seniors in high school have to make in real life, sometimes sooner than the last two years of high school.
Ranch Dressing at High Velocity In high, a group of my friends and I couched the girls’ Powder Puff Football team. Junior and senior football players volunteered to couch their respective grades in a charity football game. We had six practices to use, and most of the girls had never held a football before. It was a comedy of errors, and incidentally where I met my best friend. Every Saturday, we had Powder Puff practice a few hours after our regular football practice.
I have been a part of the girls 4x400 meter race all four years that I have participated in the sport. In the 4x400, I had to rely on three other girls to give their all, just as they relied on me to do the same. Had we not been such a cohesive unit,we would not have made it to our ultimate goal, the State track meet. I would not have the experience of running at such a prestigious event had I not had my team by my side for the journey. Patience, humility, and the significance of teamwork have all been instilled in me through my participation in varsity athletics over the years.
Another year of unforgettable memories with teammates. Little did we know, that year of memories would include winning our towns first State Championship title. For the first time in history, us girls would be taking home not only a trophy taller than our auditorium trophy case, but state rings as well On June 7th of 2008, my team and I gathered onto the school bus to make our way to the Akron Racers Softball Stadium. Our hearts
I am now starting on a team that is going for their sixth state-championship in a row. I have realized that kids are looking up to me now, and they are in my exact shoes. They are all looking up to us varsity players like we are in the NFL. Football was always fun, but it 's even more fun when you 're winning every game. Football now is very different than it was when I was a kid.
Even when I was still in diapers, I remember how much I had gawked at the girls in high school who wore their cheerleading uniforms with pride. I knew at first glance that becoming a cheerleader was something that I was going to do when I was older. Some of my earliest memories include myself cheering at a Utah State University basketball game. I saw those cheerleaders as individuals with not only an excess of talent and school spirit but also as role models and some of my biggest idols. This dream never left, as was evident when I tried out for the Skyview Cheer Team while still in eighth grade.