Every person becomes discouraged at some point in their life. They become consumed with frustration and feel as though all hope is lost. My story of discouragement begins at the start of my junior year track season. I had made so many improvements since the previous season and knew I had the potential to be the best in the state. However, the first few track meets of the season this did show at all. For some reason I could not put it all together in the competition setting and ended up not clearing any bar the two first meets in a row. I felt like giving up, I had put my heart and soul into this and was not getting anywhere near the results I had expected. Even though I was at my lowest point I knew I loved the sport far too much to ever quit,
The Bannock tribe was a huge and important tribe with rich history and culture until the building of Fort Hall when the white settlers came, and that eventually led to their destruction.
Brittney Smith a 17 year old girl who goes to Maplewood High School where she is an honor roll student, a cheerleader, and is the student body president for the Junior classmen. She enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her friends, and she make sures that she makes the right decisions for the school. Brittney usually gets along with everyone in the school even the unpopular kids, but there is this one person she doesn’t like or can’t stand to be around. His name is Andre Jones, Andre is the captain of the basketball team and star player. Even though Brittney is around Andre during basketball games, she still refuses to talk to him or go near him.
Imagine eating little to no food everyday, eliminating as much body fluid as possible to keep your weight unnaturally low, all while having the possibility of dying participating in the sport that you love. Well this was the life of a jockey in the 1920s and 30’s. Their life was nothing short of appealing. The rigorous lifestyle of a jockey was all to make it big and ride the “big horse”. There were many daily sacrifices and dangers that came along with being a jockey.
Rodeo is one of the oldest sports to exist in the United States; with the first rodeo being held in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1872. Baseball is the only sport older than it. Today, many people and organizations are trying to shut down rodeo because they claim it is cruel to animals. The sport of rodeo is not cruel to animals through the care and treatment of the livestock and performance horses.
Some four years ago on a small loop road, county road 355, hidden somewhere in the weeds was a convolution maze of dirt bike trails. It couldn’t have been but six months since my step brother, Austin and I started riding dirt bikes daily. We were nothing short of motocross eligible teenagers, jumping feet off the ground, sliding every turn, and being so dirty at the end of the day that two showers were necessary. All of these things changed very suddenly in a wreck that changed our lives.
This years cross country went off pretty well if you ask Harrisburg cross country runner Alexander Auch, If you ask him he will tell you that his favorite part of the season was watching his teammates improve and grow as a better runner and placing top 10 in just about every race and getting first in Brookings with a time of 16:40.66 and getting second as a team. Alex isn 't sure yet what he will do running wise after High School but he says if he get the opportunity to run in college he will take it and run with it. He will also say that he is exited for next year and looking forward to it he was been running all winter inside and out and don 't be surprised when you see him in the summer out there because the Harrisburg team has a summer
It was 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee when 32 year old Kenny Kiser had just finished driving for the day and decided to make a stop. He went to a gas station and fueled, then found the nearest truck stop. Exhausted from the day, he finally stopped and climbed into the back of the cab of his semi to rest.
The first Indy 500 in 1911 changed several things for Indiana. This event made it more of a tourist area because of the new race track. Not only did it change Indiana, it changed racing. The first Indy 500 made racing with cars instead of horses more popular. It changed Indiana and car racing for the better. The Indianapolis 500 is known as “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing” because of Alice Greene who coined the phrase in 1955 (Indianapolis). Since the inaugural race, this racing event, has became surrounded with rich and great tradition.
The National Little Britches Rodeo Association is like a second family. This year’s nationals were in Guthrie, OK at the Lazy E Arena. This was the first year here and I was a little nervous about being in such a humongous and well-mannered facility. I made it to nationals in Barrels, Poles, Goats, Breakaway, and Ribbon Roping. My favorite event is poles even though I do not do well at it. My second favorite event is Breakaway because in my family, we are all ropers and all my siblings do very well at it. My third favorite event is Ribbon Roping,
I expected to get a few bruises, but not a getting a concussion. Before the soccer game, my idea of a concussion was getting bumped in the head, receive headaches, and it would heal up in a week and then you would go back to the way you were. I was wrong. At times, concussions can be deadly, and if you have them more than once, it will decrease your chance of keeping your brain healthy and surviving. Concussions can also give you migraines and make you dizzy. I’ve only known one person who had a concussion and I didn’t look at it as an injury because he seemed fine, but I didn’t know about his symptoms. Getting this concussion was from playing a “friendly” game of soccer after running a cross country race. After that
“I’m one of the believers that there is such a thing as momentum, team morale and energy. If it’s all on a positive, good things happen. If you’re down and out, bad things just seem to keep happening.” – Jimmie Johnson. That is the moral which the six time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson lives by. I personally believe this moral that he lives by is the key to all his success. Jimmie Johnson is one of the few NASCAR drivers that has an all class act. He would never let his frustration get in the way of his success.
The Gold Coast may never sleep, but even our vibrant city enjoys a collective rest to focus on the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is more than just a horserace, it’s about the spectacle, the glamour, and the companionship (even when that companion is your slightly too tipsy workmate, cheering for the horse she bet against). Of course, you don’t have to be in Melbourne to appreciate the Cup; it’s a national phenomenon, to be run vicariously wherever you find yourself (don’t be scared, the exercise will do you good. Who knows, you might even win!). So, here’s your guide to the Four Fs of Gold Coast Melbourne Cup Day:
I hope your summer was just as good as mine. This summer I read the The Boys in the Boat, and I enjoyed the author’s details about how the olympics went upon their success. I was very surprised how the author was very detailed about the struggles they overcome. As I was reading, I thought of our team sports class and how Daniel James Brown’s descriptions of not giving up and working together as one related to our classes discussions about playing certain sports.
Dale Earnhardt was to Nascar what Elvis was to Rock & Roll. February 18, 2001 changed Nascar for the better and worst. Dale Earnhardt was racing in the 42 annual Daytona 500 when he had the wreck that ended his career and saved many others racing careers. In 2001 Dale Earnhardt hit the wall head on at Daytona and cause the last race of him that changed the world of NASCAR forever. The death of Earnhardt was tragic to everyone who knew and loved him. Even the fans who only just watched him felt a feeling of pain and suffering just like the family did. When race car drivers strap into their race cars they don’t think about the risks and danger they are putting their selves in. Since they have been racing they have been wrecking and its something nobody will be able to avoid, but with advances in science doctors are pushing to reduce the risk of injury and possibly death.