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Q&A with Athletics Director Jim Inskeep on process of finding new women’s cross country coach

Austin Guo May 18, 2021

Q: What is the process for determining the new coach? “We posted the position after the resignation of the previous coach (after the season ended). Then we receive applications from various candidates....

Griffin Raduchel, competitive cyclist and junior, goes down a road on his road bike. Raduchel said competitive cycling has taught him to push himself further.

Q&A with Griffin Raduchel, competitive cyclist and junior

Hannah Baer May 17, 2021

When did you begin competitive cycling? “I began in 2019, although (I) only had one race that year. I really started last year and this year but the number of races is way lower than normal because of...

Ginger Britton, head coach of the CHS softball team, talks strategy with players during a game. Britton said female-to-female communication with coaches encourages players to talk about their struggles.

Members, head coach, of women’s softball team acknowledge benefits of female coaches, challenges for women in coaching

Alivia Romaniuk May 15, 2021

Arguably one of the most monumental breakthroughs of gender equality was when Title IX was passed in 1972, prohibiting sex-based discrimination in federally-funded activities, including school sports....

FIST BUMP: Senior Leila Antony (right) celebrates with one of her teammates during a tennis match. Antony and several others from Carmel qualified for the national tennis tournament run by the USTA (United States Tennis Association). She said working with a team has taught her how to build friendships and learn life skills.

Eli Mercer and Leila Antony qualify for club tennis nationals

Andrew Caito May 14, 2021

Coming this summer,  Junior, Eli Mercer, and Senior, Leila Antony, qualified for club tennis nationals in Orlando, Florida, at the end of June. Working toward this goal, Mercer has been attempting to...

American sports can learn from European models, not the other way around

American sports can learn from European models, not the other way around

Christian Ledbetter May 13, 2021

People protesting in the streets, politicians threatening to take “whatever action necessary” in order to stop proposals, major institutional heads referring others to be “snakes” and “liars”,...

Sophomore Neil Fairman watches a NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans on his TV. Fairman said he supports stadiums being filled to at least half capacity because it would improve the atmosphere at games. 
(NEIL FAIRMAN SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Q&A with students on recently announced changes to NFL season

Austin Guo April 16, 2021

Neil Fairman, sophomore Q: What do you think of the NFL expanding the season to 17 games? Why?  A: “I think that the decision to expand the season is good for the fans and NFL executives, but...

TERRIFIC TEAM: Junior Joey Duncan (second from left) fist bumps one of his teammates during his soccer game. Duncan said everyone is included when playing recreational soccer.

Students, coach consider benefits of participating in recreational sports

Aniket Biswal and Andrew Caito April 14, 2021

Junior Joey Duncan can not wait to start playing recreational soccer after spring break is over. He said it's been almost two years since he has last played soccer just for fun. This is because the COVID-19...

Dance Marathon participants high five other participants during the start of the event last year. Maximus Shurr, Dance Marathon executive committee member and junior, said the overall support and awareness raised by this event contributes to its consistent success. (Annie Salter Submitted Photo)

Assistant athletic director, students acknowledge sports as force for good

Alivia Romaniuk April 12, 2021

Assistant athletic director Jeff Hester has one memory that stands out when thinking about sports as a force of good in the world. “In 2015, when I was the athletic director at Columbus North, our...

Trinity Griffin, varsity cheerleader and senior, cheers for the varsity basketball team at a home game in March. She said one of the biggest challenges to being a student athlete is trying to maintain grades at school while performing for a sport. Although she said she values her grades, she said she prioritizes her mental health over her school work and grades.

Student athletes, counselor share experiences, perspectives on balancing school, life

Hannah Baer April 10, 2021

Bing Hudson, Varsity Men’s track runner and senior is a busy student athlete. He says that the best way that he manages his stress is to find a balance.  “I just try to balance things as much as...

Sophomore Everett Carlisle watches a game from the March Madness tournament at home on his TV. Carlisle said if he had  an opportunity to go to one of the games in-person he would take it.

Q&A with students on March Madness

Andrew Caito March 18, 2021

Do you plan on attending a game since the NCAA Tournament is all in Indiana this year? Do you want to go watch a game? Why? Have you before?  Who do you think will win and why?  And...

WARMING UP: 
Lily Rose, varsity women's track and field team member and junior, runs a lap as a part of her  warmup. Rose said she thinks cross country has developed a supportive culture to help any girls who may be struggling with body image issues.

Female athletes, coaches share experiences with body image, expectations of what athletes should look like

Kaitlyn Loper March 16, 2021

Lily Rose, varsity women’s track and field team member and junior, has only had one experience in which someone approached her about her weight. Rose said, “I’m a very skinny person and as a runner,...

PITCH PERFECT:  
Daniel Cunningham, varsity baseball player and junior, practices pitching indoors. Cunningham said practices have been more difficult during the pandemic due to more baseball fields and training facilities being closed.

Athletes, coaches consider challenges in spring sports after long hiatus due to COVID-19

Jillian Moore March 14, 2021

School administrators canceled most spring sports last year due to COVID-19. Coaches and athletes have had to adjust to limited practice times and limited access to sports facilities while athletics phase...

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