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Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

February 2, 2021

1. So close, but so far away-  On the Breslin Center's illustrious court, there are 22 invisible strips of duct tape laid out in a perfectly jagged line to represent the “Spartan dawg” mentality of...

FHC bowling's resilience has to pay off at some point

FHC bowling’s resilience has to pay off at some point

February 2, 2021

The nachos were stale. The pop was flat. And the wood floor was unpolished; not an ideal afternoon for bowling. Through thick and thin, the Forest Hills Central girls and boys bowling teams kept their...

FHC bowling loses a crusher to Forest Hills Northern

FHC bowling loses a crusher to Forest Hills Northern

January 29, 2021

When the Forest Hills Northern bowling team sauntered into Eastbrook Lanes, they knew they were in for a world of pain. With little to no time to spare, the bumpers were lowered and an all-out war raged...

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

January 27, 2021

1. Craziness reigns supreme in Detroit- When Dan Campbell took his coaching language class on Duolingo, he must have failed miserably. Not that I have anything against the guy, but most coaches in the...

A photo of Rosey Grier (center), Diana Ross (left), and Danny Thomas (right).

An unknown hero: Rosey Grier

January 24, 2021

The oldest member of Fearsome Foursome who made a living disrupting the pocket, who hosted his own television show in Los Angeles, who dabbled in needlepoint canvas work, who accompanied Bob Hope on “Operation...

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

January 19, 2021

1. It's all fun and games until Chad Henne steps on the field - At this point in time, the rest of the teams still alive and well in the NFL playoffs might as well just say "I quit" after watching a Patrick...

Alaina Briggs

Alaina Briggs

January 13, 2021

Alaina Briggs from the equestrian joins sports reporter Tate Greer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3TkDgOPo7Y&feature=youtu.be

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

Three fast takes from the recent week of sports

January 11, 2021

1. Trouble in Houston - Somewhere in the dungeons of the underworld, Bill O'Brien is laughing at the mess that he left behind for the Texans to mop up. At this point in time, I think that we are all coming...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

January 5, 2021

1. Justin Fields gets his revenge- With a set of injured ribs, Justin Fields delivered a sweet dose of payback to the same Clemson team that cut off their National Championship aspirations a year ago in...

Jalen Hurts: someone we can all look up to

December 14, 2020

The sporting world was introduced to the lefty Tua Tagovailoa when he dropped a 2018 New Years present into the bread basket of DeVonta Smith to win the National Championship. As the sea of confetti plastered...

3 fast takes

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

December 14, 2020

1. Keyontae Johnson - As many people have heard, Florida Gators basketball player and SEC player of the year Keyontae Johnson abruptly collapsed on his way to a timeout huddle during a game against their...

Russell ended his career in Oakland with just seven wins, 4,083 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions in three seasons.

Jamarcus Russell: The NFL’s biggest bust

December 11, 2020

If you were paid 39 million dollars to embarrass yourself at the quarterback position, would you do it? Absolutely. Jamarcus Russell, the 2007 first-round overall pick out of LSU, got to live the...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

December 8, 2020

1. College football proves to have some top 25 imposters - Throughout Saturday, teams like Marshall, BYU, and Louisiana all had chances to move along towards nationwide recognition with convincing wins....

Tom Brady: the greatest quarterback of all time?

Tom Brady: the greatest quarterback of all time?

December 4, 2020

569 career touchdown passes is better than 539. 74,571 career passing yards is better than 71,940. Six Super Bowl rings are better than two. These statistics close the coffin on the Tom Brady...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

December 1, 2020

1. A week of upsets - It took only a few days for college basketball to get its first colossal upset of the 2020-21 season. Virginia—a team used to being the victim of these seismic upsets—came into...

The Remedy of Sports

The Remedy of Sports

November 24, 2020

During a historically catastrophic year in which the unknown is more known than the actual known, the atmosphere of sports cushions our darkest times. With fans or without, a simple 100 yards of freshly...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

November 23, 2020

Ohio State barely survives - On Saturday, Ohio State narrowly crawled out of the Horseshoe after being outscored 28-14 by Indiana in the second half. Before Justin Fields threw his first of three interceptions,...

A look into the future: the next quarterback of the New England Patriots

A look into the future: the next quarterback of the New England Patriots

November 17, 2020

For the past 19 years of football dominance, Gillette Stadium has been Tom Brady's super bowl stronghold. From the sunny opening days to the teeth-chattering winter fiascos, the New England Patriots have...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

November 16, 2020

Continuing their trend of cancellations, the Ivy League sports conference decided to cancel its winter sports season to neutralize the spread of COVID-19. If you remember, they were also the first...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

November 9, 2020

1. Clemson has been dethroned - After the Fighting Irish’s victory over the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, Notre Dame has blazed a clear path towards the College Football Playoff. In fact, they don’t...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

November 2, 2020

1. The Steelers stay hot - After a 28-24 victory over Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers journey down the road of champions by improving their record to 7-0. The last time that the Steelers...

A look into the future: the Michigan State basketball head coaching job

A look into the future: the Michigan State basketball head coaching job

November 2, 2020

In the year that the graphing calculator was invented, a young and budding assistant basketball coach from Iron Mountain, Michigan was promoted up the ladder of coaching to take over Jud Heathcote’s...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

October 26, 2020

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov perfectly executed his retirement plan- On Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov triangle choked his way towards reclaiming the Lightweight UFC Belt from Justin Gaethje. Even though...

2020: Another triumphant year for the FHC equestrian team

2020: Another triumphant year for the FHC equestrian team

October 26, 2020

In a season of vast uncertainty and unpredictability, the Forest Hills Central equestrian team kept their hands on the reins and their winning culture on the saddle. Like most high school sporting teams...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

October 18, 2020

1. The Chiefs just got even better - In a sport of balanced power, the NFL prides itself on limiting the potential superteam trend that has ravaged the NBA for the past decade or so; however, Le'Veon Bell...

The FHC equestrian team caps off their season in a successful fashion

The FHC equestrian team caps off their season in a successful fashion

October 18, 2020

The pinnacle of success in the world of sports is the opportunity to compete for a championship; opportunities like these arise from success as a whole. The FHC Equestrian team embodied this premise when...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

October 14, 2020

1. Nick Foles keeps on being Nick Foles - On Thursday night, Nick Foles did what he does best: win. Even though his somewhat eerie, 243-yard performance against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers generated more...

An unwritten redemption story

An unwritten redemption story

October 8, 2020

On the night of December 29th, 2018, Joshua Langford wrote the prologue to his redemption story when he exited the trivial non-conference game against Northern Illinois with what was thought to be a mild...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

October 5, 2020

The Boston Celtics, not the Miami Heat, were built to stop the Lakers- Out of the last two Eastern Conference teams standing, the Celtics were best suited to size up to the Lakers depth; depth which has...

The FHC Equestrian team is heading to States

The FHC Equestrian team is heading to States

October 5, 2020

Ever since head coach Stacie Berendsbode and her team of riders galloped out of the starting gates for their season opener, them and their horses were determined to light the spark to reignite the winning...

Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts

October 2, 2020

Ghosts are tangible, but not in any way, shape, or form vulnerable. Michael Jordan is tangible, but not in any way, shape, or form vulnerable. That specific dialogue captures the sheer essence of...

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

3 fast takes from the recent week of sports

September 30, 2020

1. LeBron is gaining on Jordan’s legacy: After witnessing LeBron James and the Lakers bludgeon their way through the gritty western conference, the fact is that LeBron is currently not a great distance...

FHC equestrian qualifies for the all-encompassing regional tournament

FHC equestrian qualifies for the all-encompassing regional tournament

September 28, 2020

The FHC rough riders maintained their number two overall position behind Gull Lake at the Barry County Fairgrounds district meet, and etched in their spot as reserve champion. More importantly, they qualified...

FHC equestrian thickens chances to qualify for Regionals

FHC equestrian thickens chances to qualify for Regionals

September 22, 2020

Ever since the Forest Hills Central equestrian team commenced its 2020 season on August 29th, the prospect of competing among premier equestrian teams at regionals has never left the girls' brain. Their...

The heydays of YMCA basketball

The heydays of YMCA basketball

September 21, 2020

I have always been a basketball aficionado. My interest in the sport Dr. Naismith contrived seventy-four years ago spans back to the trenches of YMCA recreational basketball. In those trenches of sweat...

Don't Bring Your

Don’t Bring Your “A” Game

September 11, 2020

Recently, cliche has been the foremost adjective that is attached to the questions and quotes that are spewed out across the stratosphere of sports. Simply put, a stodgy question asked by a reporter is...

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