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  • Biggest Game Of Our Season
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    Winning One for Ourselves Just like the several years before, soccer season started on an early July day during what seemed to be the hottest time of the day. Only something was different this year, the moral was a little low, and everyone noticed it. The previous season, the supposed golden team that the coach had put so much faith into, had failed; losing in the first round of sectional play. The low moral was most evident in the coaching staff, especially in the head coach. Head coach Larry S...
  • Small Town Like Sam Dent
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    If there is one aspect of the novel The Sweet Hereafter that has been overlooked by many readers, it is the method in which Russell Banks coincides the major events of the novel to the seasons of the year. More particularly, to the seasonal extremes of the year, the chilling frost of January and the suffocating warmth of August. It is within these two points of the year that the story unfolds, and takes us with the town of Sam Dent on its journey of resolution. The event that originally sets in ...
  • Tests In Wellness And Track And Field
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    Allen Isaacs My Own Health History Today I would say that I am physically healthy, but I could be more emotionally healthy. The reason I feel this way is because I am currently training for the Berea College track and field team. To do this I have to run times that are not easily attained. This is what causes me to be physically healthy. This is just one of many factors that I believe have influenced my physical health. Others include swimming, basketball, walking, cross-country, my own personal...
  • Oakland Athletics Billy Beane
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    A Winning Hand 1 A Winning Hand Daniel Habib Keystone College A Winning Hand 2 A Winning Hand In all professional athletics a team's general manager is a huge piece of their overall success. In this particular situation we are dealing with baseball, where a team's general manager is huge. There are some excellent general manager's in Major League Baseball such as the Dodgers Paul De podesta and the Red Sox Theo Epstein. But in this article the author specifically focused on the one GM who everyo...
  • Major League Record
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    Mid-Term For my Mid-Term, I have decided to write about one of the greatest pitchers of all times. His name is Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. most people know him as Nolan Ryan. He pitched in the Major League from 1967-1993. He was born on January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas. He was the final child of six. He grew up on a street called Dez so Drive in Alvin, Texas. He delivered a paper called the "The Houston Post". This route was 55 miles long, and so that he could finish, he had to wake up at one and star...
  • Roger Hit 26 Home
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    Roger Maris Essay Roger Maris was born in Hibbing, Minnesota on September 10, 1934. His father, who worked for the Great Northern Railroad, moved the family to North Dakota in 1942 where Roger grew up. The Maris brothers played sports and attended Shanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota. It was in the 10th grade when Roger met Patricia, his future wife, at a high school basketball game. Roger played baseball in the American Legion program during the summers, since the North Dakota high school...
  • Last Time The Cubs
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    The "Billy Goat Curse" Its game six of the National League Championship Series, the Cubs lead the series 3 games to 1 over the Florida Marlins; it's the 8th inning of the sixth game with the Cubs leading 3 to 0. The Florida Marlins are up with a runner on first and only 1 out. The batter, Derek Lee, hits a pop fly down the left field line one row into the stands, Moises Alou, the Cubs' left fielder, reaches for the ball but before he could grab the ball a fan reaches up and knocks it away from h...
  • Fresno State Coach Jerry Tarkanian
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    Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian will announce his retirement from coaching Friday after a 31-coaching career, the past seven seasons at Fresno State, a source close to Tarkanian told ESPN. com on Thursday. Tarkanian's attorney met with Fresno State president John Welty Thursday and the three are expected to meet again later Thursday to finalize the details of his retirement. A source close to the 71-year old Tarkanian said he would be retained as a consultant at Fresno State -- his alma mater...
  • Next Season
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    Oh the times, they are a-changing. And so too could the makeup of the Cleveland Indians next year. Kenny Lofton may have played his final contest in a Tribe uniform. The table setter who batted. 261 this season and. 105 in the series, leads the Indians in career stolen bases and ranks among the top 10 in runs scored (third) and hits (ninth). He is currently fourth in the Majors in active steals. The 34-year-old center fielder says he has no timetable yet for deciding his future. Juan Gonzalez, w...
  • Mark Hit 62 Homeruns In 145 Games
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    A Season for the Ages He's 65, and roughly 250 lbs, and for the most part he is about as average as you or me. Almost except for one major thing, he is the record holder of the most prestigious record in all of pro sports. His name is Mark McGwire and the record is his 70 homeruns, shattering the old record held by the Minnesota native named Roger Maris. On the Major League Baseball's final day of the season Mark McGwire hit two mammoth homeruns to give him 70 on the year, an astonishing 1 home ...
  • Dan Marino And John Elway
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    John Elway, Jim Kelly, Todd Black ledge, Dan Marino and Boomer Asia son all started their National Football League careers in 1983. They are known today as the great quarterback club of 1983. Arguably, the greatest class of quarterbacks ever drafted. There has not been a single NFL draft, prior or since, that has produced such talent at this position. Some of these quarterbacks had immediately success; some had it later in their careers. In a profession where the average career spans less than t...
  • Rest Of The Cubs Offense
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    Cubs 2003 We " ve heard it all before, "Wait 'til next year". This is the classic quote of a Chicago Cubs fan that is heard year after year for no good reason. Well, this year is finally the year; they won the division and are now going strong in the playoffs. Given are some examples on why they " ve finally succeeded and why they will continue achieving for a long time. The main reason for all the Cubs's uc cess this year has been their pitching. They had the fifth best ERA (Earned Run Average)...
  • Single High School Sport
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    Anybody who wished to compare a photograph of myself as a sophomore in high school would find it remarkably similar to my appearance today. But when I look at the same picture, I see a naive, immature young boy, constantly thirsting for respect from his peers. In the short three years since that picture was taken, my maturity level has seen a drastic increase and I have become a better all-round person, independent of my social status. My sudden boost of maturity can be traced to the day I start...
  • Year's Starting Infield For The Cubs
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    The 1999 Chicago Cubs The road ahead of the Cubs seems to be a long one. Starting the 1999 season with 2-4 record isn't exactly the start that they had in mind. Coming off a play-off birth from last year, the Cubs games into the 99 season with high expectations. Their dreams of repeating the magic of last season hit a major snag when Kerry Wood, the 1998 NL Rookie of the Year, found out that his season was over before it even started. He had torn a ligament in his throwing elbow, which required ...
  • Two New Operas By Vavaldi
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    Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. Through ordained a priest in 1703, according to his own account, within a year of being ordained Vivaldi no longer wished to celebrate mass because physical complaints? tightness of the chest? which pointed to asthmatic bronchitis, or a nervous disorder. It is also possible that Vivaldi was faking his illness. There is a story that he sometimes left the alter to jot down a musical idea. He had became a priest against his own will, because pr...

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