I’ve spent the last thirteen years falling. Most of the time I defy gravity, but there are many times when I don’t, and land flat on my back instead. One of the first times I experienced this was at five years old, when my mother enrolled me and my sister into a gymnastics class. At the time, for my mom this decision seemed like the right thing to do; her daughters would stay active and healthy from a young age just as she did growing up. Little did my mom know that almost thirteen years later I would still be in love with the sport.
My mother look just like me sometimes people ask if my mom and I are sisters because we look just like each other. My mom has brown hair that is really curly and she always has it pulled it up. When my mom was a kid she went to florida. My mom liked that she got to go to florida because she grew up not having much or going anywhere and going out of OHIO and traveling was fun for her because she did not really get to do that when she got older. My mom had some hard times her hard times were when she was working full time from 8:30 to 5:00 and alsh when she was going to college three times a week.
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs. “If we can keep Bear from posting up and scoring, we should be win the game,” my friend Bryce analyzed. I responded, “We will need to shoot the three ball to have a chance, Bettendorf is a really good team”.
As a freshman of Baylor University, Brittney became the second college female ever to dunk twice in the same game. In her senior year of college, Brittney led her team to victory in the NCAA Tournament while setting a career record of 736 career blocked shots. Brittney later became the number one draft pick overall in the WNBA draft. All the teams wanted Brittney Griner but the team that ended up picking her was the Phoenix Mercury. Now, in her second year as a professional basketball player, Brittney has scored a career high of twenty-eight points in a game, an average eighteen rebounds, and eleven blocks in her career.
Firehawk Cheer The Harding Fine Arts cheerleading team is going into it’s fifth year at the school and it’s second year of competing. It started with just four girls practicing in Ms. Burris’s room and has since grown to a team of eighteen on Varsity this year and a still-growing JV team. Last September, Varsity went to their first ever regional cheer competition. On their first year of competing, they were only a few points shy of qualifying for the state competition and stunned the crowd with their skills and dedication. This year, Varsity is slightly smaller than the year before with several dedicated alternates ready to take someone’s place at a moment’s notice.
Freshman year, I was able to suit varsity and play junior varsity at the same time. I was probably the best player on junior varsity because I spent the summer before working with the girls on varsity and going to scrimmages with them. I knew I was not even close to ready for varsity so I kept working on my skills throughout the season. As the summer came, I didn’t work on basketball nearly enough as I should have and it
No it did not come that easily, in the beginning she didn’t even know she wanted to play basketball. When she was just a little girl, her parents got her into gymnastics and cheerleading and for a while she did only that and nothing else. She started getting older and started thinking more for herself and getting her own ideas of what she really wanted to do. At the age of 11 she decided she wanted to change up her life and try something new. This one day her dad was
Ever since I was a little girl I was involved in dance. From attending Melinda’s School of Dance in Humboldt to Michelle’s Dance Connection in Algona and then going back to Humboldt to Chanterella’s Dance Studio. I’ve alway dreamt of being on the danz squad. During my eighth grade year, I was so excited because that was the year I was able to try out. The try-outs were in the spring so I wanted school to hurry fastly.
An Accomplishment Caitlyn loves to dance. Obviously because she has been doing it for 11 years. She says her proudest accomplishment is that she made the Miller dance team, which if you didn’t know is super hard to get into. Which is why it’s her proudest
Some teenage athletes may consider having your mom cheering for you in the stands is embarrassing, but what if your mom was on the court as your coach? This is actually the situation for 16 year-old Sydney and 14 year-old Savannah Vach and their mother, and coach, Kim Vach. Kim Vach has been coaching for 28 years, her coaching career started at West Ridge Middle School. Currently, Vach is coaching the girls volleyball at Winter Springs High School, last season the team earned the title of number one team in Florida. They were also ranked 7th in the country.