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Athletes, coaches adapt to new COVID-19 safety guidelines, prepare for possible quarantines

Hannah Baer | September 21, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, rules are constantly changing and new challenges occur every single day. For athletes like Baron Smith, varsity football player and senior, playing during a pandemic comes with its difficulties, but these athletes are trying to adapt to the endless possibilities and make the best out of the current situation. Smith said, “I think (a challenge is) the team atmosphere:...

Athletes remark on new regulations for spectators at games, reflect on pros, cons

Andrew Caito and Alivia Romaniuk | September 21, 2020

Around the world, sporting events are beginning to resurface, but with COVID-19 precautions in place, these events look far different than usual. Professional leagues, including the MLB, the NBA and the NHL, are conducting events without spectators. On Aug. 23, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the biggest sporting venue in the world, ran the Indianapolis 500 with all of its 235,000 seats empty. Locally...

CHS men’s varsity tennis team ready for MIC tournament

Aniket Biswal | September 16, 2020

The CHS men’s varsity tennis team will play in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) tournament on Sept. 17 and 19. According to head coach Bryan Hanan, the team will send its top 7 players, 3 singles players and 2 teams of doubles players, to compete in the tournament. He said the team is preparing but seems ready for the tournament based upon previous years’ performances. Hanan said,...

Coach, players feel ready for upcoming game against North Central on Sep. 15 despite canceled, delayed practices

Daniel Kim | September 14, 2020

Ever since the pandemic struck, multiple sports clubs, teams, championships, and games have been postponed or stopped altogether; however, sports teams are starting to make a comeback and playing just as well as they used to, if not better. The men’s varsity soccer team is an example of that. For Chase Havice, men’s varsity soccer player and junior, the pandemic temporarily halted his soccer games...

Andrew Caito | September 14, 2020

The men’s junior varsity cross country team excelled past their opponents on September 12th no official results were recorded. Although Coach Altevogh said, “ They didn’t really have a team score for this meet and results weren’t published, if it was scored we likely would have won.” Several kids ran with an improvement in times such as sophomore Liam Oman and junior Aakash Parekh. “ It...

Student athletes combat systemic racism and police brutality in wake of tumultuous events

Austin Guo | September 11, 2020

In the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wis., players in the National Basketball Association (NBA), rather than continuing the playoffs, surprised many by deciding to completely boycott a game. Such drastic actions are just the latest in a trend of athletes using their platform to spread messages of social justice. Athletes at CHS have also responded and fought against racism in a variety...