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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Tamar Frydman (center), James Frydman (right), and Roberto Mazza (left) commemorate their achievements at the Chicago Marathon.

Run, Frydman, Run!

By Lula Fox, NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL December 3, 2021

Some students used the pandemic as an opportunity to binge watch Netflix. Others turned to reading, checking off their To-Be-Read lists. Senior Tamar Frydman, however, dedicated his COVID freetime to running...

Cricket is surging in popularity across the globe, and in Pittsburgh, Sharvil Dahale has a hand in the sports growth.

Off the Bat

By Quinn Volpe, North Allegheny Senior High School December 2, 2021

A great deal of Americans are familiar with only four major league sports: football, baseball, hockey, and basketball. Globally, however, cricket is exceedingly popular, with more than 300 million participants...

Josie St. Martin celebrates after scoring a goal during her game against Hill Murray. Each game has given her experience and practice that will lead her to the Junior Olympics this January.

Josie St. Martin travels to Sweden for hockey Junior Olympics

By Lauren Guinee, Stillwater Area High School December 2, 2021

Sophomore Josie St Martin must balance the demands of being a world-class athlete and a high school sophomore. "To have the best time of my life. Don't put too much pressure on myself. Just go out there...

ENTERTAINING THE CROWD: John Riss explodes onto the field during halftime at the annual Beat Servite game. As an incoming freshman, Riss decided to try out dance to explore new things. Since then, he has become one of the most well known performers on campus. Riss has found a new home on the dance squad, one which he never would have expected to find prior to his time at Mater Dei. “I feel like Im being myself when I dance. It definitely helped me come out of my comfort zone,” Riss said. (Photo courtesy of Tia Shackeroff-Reiser)

Only man left dancing: Junior remains the only boy on the hip hop team

By Alexis Rosol and Jaden Kessler December 1, 2021

Prior to 2019, the All Male Hip Hop Team was a group of tight knit hip hop dancers who performed at rallies, football games, and competitions. Mater Dei students would look forward to the boys’ performances...

Holding out a softball, senior Gabrielle Coffey stands to take photos for Mississippi State University. Coffey signed her commitment letter to Mississippi State Wednesday, Nov. 10. She plays for the Brazil junior national softball team, as well as the Prosper varsity softball team and Texas Glory.

Senior softball player ‘slides’ into college commitment, Olympic goals

By Christi Norris, Prosper High School December 1, 2021

When she was only 10 years old, senior Gabrielle Coffey began her softball career. She set goals to play in college – and the Olympics – shortly after starting out. Now, she sits in the arena,...

The Turkey Day atmosphere is something Maclin said hasn’t changed from when he was on the field to when he first became an assistant coach under former KHS head football coach Farell Shelton in 2019.

Jeremy Maclin: The experience

By Henry Chappell, Kirkwood High School November 30, 2021

Before he played America's game, and strapped on his helmet and cleats, Jeremy Maclin was born and raised in the Meacham Park neighborhood of Kirkwood, Missouri. Although Maclin had two older brothers...

The official jackets for the Laver Cup teams. The Laver Cup consists of two teams: Team Europe and Team World, with a total of seven players per team. Ever since the tournament began in 2017, players, captains and vice captains have always been solely male.

Opinion: Where are the women at the Laver Cup?

By Kally Proctor, Wayland High School November 29, 2021

Fourteen of the top professional tennis players recently descended on Boston when TD Garden hosted the 2021 Laver Cup. That is, 14 of the top male tennis players. Where were the women? This year’s...

Dylan Samuel (orange jersey) shoots a ball at the goal, supported by volunteer Paige Beater.

Soccer Sundays: Weekly soccer games for disabled members of the community

By Justin Ha, Granite Bay High School November 24, 2021

“Pass to Dylan! Pass to Dylan!” “Go! Go! Go!” “Shoot the ball Grant!”    This Sunday, Soccer Sundays ended its second season. Soccer Sundays is a weekly get-together at Hillsborough Park...

This photo of University of Miamis defensive lineman Nesta Jade Silvera is one of many emotion-filled photos Espada has captured of the Hurricanes throughout his career.

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Lens with Sports Photographer Eric Espada

By Tre Robinson, Santaluces High School November 24, 2021

If you follow Florida sports, chances are you have seen the work of Eric Espada. A veteran sports photographer, Espada has captured some of the most iconic moments in Florida sports, most notably for the...

GIRL POWER: Freshman kaitlyn Gillard shows off her muscles as she holds onto a helmet. She started playing football when she was in seventh grade and is currently the only girl in the Grand Haven High School football program.

Freshman Kaitlyn Gillard plays football as the only female player

By Misgana Deur, Grand Haven High School November 22, 2021

She weaves through the hallways wearing a Grand Haven football jersey. You might be wondering who she is, or why she is wearing a jersey. Well, freshman Kaitlyn Gillard is unlike any other. She is the...

Junior Emma Sralla prepares to throw the discus. She has competed in track events since she was 9.

Throwing to the top

By Aishani Raju, Marcus High School November 22, 2021

Junior Emma Sralla stood in the stadium in Tallinn, Estonia. Her eyes darted to the athletes pacing around waiting for their event to start and the coaches instructing on the sidelines. She took a deep...

Now-senior Everett Schroeder attempts to pass a North Atlanta runner at the New Manchester Invitational during his junior season.

Overtraining damages athletes’ futures

By William Palmer, Midtown High School November 18, 2021

In the world of high school athletics, gifted but raw young athletes are the foundation of many elite athletic programs. In contrast to collegiate and professional athletics, athletes are more developed...

Maskless football team celebration spurs COVID-19 testing and public health concerns

By Cuyler Dunn and Kenna McNally November 18, 2021

After a post-game celebration led by unmasked coaches and an unmasked athletic director, the Lawrence High school varsity football players have been forced to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19...

As climbers know, school-sponsored sports are not the only athletic outlets available to students.

On the Ascent

By Kat Klinefelter, North Allegheny Senior High School November 17, 2021

A month ago, I wasn’t expecting to find myself suspended forty feet in the air in the same gym where I took gymnastics lessons twelve years ago. I wasn’t even expecting to have a weekly ritual of going...

The driver shortage in Massachusetts has affected athletes all over the state. At WHS, sports teams have been challenged by being late to their games. “I dont like the stress of waiting for a bus, knowing we will be late and then not having sufficient time to warm up,” varsity field hockey coach Shelly Fraser said. “Most of the time, the refs are really pushing hard for almost no time to warm up.”

A late start: The statewide bus driver shortage’s effect on sports teams

By Nina Wilson, Wayland High School November 16, 2021

To Wayland High School athletes, it seems as if every game is an uncertainty. Throughout the fall season, teams have struggled to find reliable transportation, and as a result, the athletics department...

“I’ve always believed that hard work is the key to success. That sounds very cliche, but things don’t necessarily come naturally to me. I’ve had to put in a lot of work to become good at something, but I’m willing to put in that work because over the past 18 years of my life, I’ve started to figure out what I’m passionate about,” Ashley Barth (12) said.

Humans of Harker: A sports sensation

By Anika Mani, The Harker Upper School November 15, 2021

Sunlight streams through the trees on a Sunday afternoon at Los Gatos Creek Trail. Grabbing her soccer ball, Ashley Barth (12) juggles her ball at the entrance of her favorite running trail. The faint...

Two professional sumo wrestlers face off in the dohyo ring. (AdobeStock/Mtaira/ Commons Zero)

Sumo wrestling in America — Destined to become huge?

By Kiana George , Carlmont High School November 12, 2021

Each day, 100 sushi rolls are completely demolished, 10 bowls of an incredibly nutrient-dense stew are inhaled, and another five bowls of rice are scarfed down. He weighs 600 pounds, is a pro athlete,...

Novelline competing at the FINA World Cup in Berlin ,Germany in October

New Trier senior wins World Cup relay

By Casey Bertocchi, NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL November 12, 2021

For senior Carly Novelline, the fall swim season has gone rather swimmingly. From Oct. 1-3, Novelline competed for Team USA in the Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA) World Cup in Berlin...

Girl power \ Freshman Nicole Soto holds her own on the freshman football team. “I started playing football because everyone was saying that I couldn’t, that there was no place for females in the sport,” Soto said. “I really wanted to prove them wrong.”

Next girl up

By Maggie Volpi, Wylie East High School November 12, 2021

She’s in competitive cheerleading, JROTC, select choir and all advanced classes; to most people, though, the most shocking thing about her is that she’s also on the football team. Freshman Nicole...

Junior Cade Flannery looks over his fantasy football lineup before this weekends slate of NFL games. Flannery explains that he has made several new relationships through this league. When I first joined this league I did not know several people, but throughout the two years of playing in it, I have grown much closer to some people that I had previously never known, Flannery said.

Fantasy Football and the relationships made

By Coy Pope, Yukon High School November 12, 2021

While comradery commences across the 30 NFL stadiums on Sunday afternoons, students can form new relationships through a simple game. Fantasy football is a popular game among people of all ages, and inside...

Zoe Scogna, sitting second closest to the back, races with three rowing partners at the rowing National Championship.

Student athlete goes to Nationals for rowing

By Devyn McMillen, Lincoln High School - OR November 10, 2021

Lincoln senior Zoe Scogna, who rows for Oregon Rowing Unlimited (ORU), placed at Nationals for rowing in August. Scogna started rowing sophomore year and hasn’t looked back since. “I started...

Boys golf must go out of their way for practices in preparation for matches with other schools.

Unrecognized talents

By Ashton Jhoda, Wiregrass Ranch High School November 10, 2021

A familiar case seen across many schools resides in the dilemma of underrated sports. As my own last days of high school dwindle away, I have begun to face the reality that I've never been to a school...

Coppell High School senior tennis captain Vinay Patel practices after school at the CHS Tennis Center on Oct. 18. He and his brother Shay Patel share a close bond on and off the tennis court.

Two brothers, two journeys, two goals (with video)

By Iniya Nathan, Coppell High School November 5, 2021

Coppell senior Vinay Patel, tennis team captain, has one goal for his high school tennis career: make it to state this year. CHS9 student Shay Patel, a varsity player as well, has a different goal for...

Senior Seo Eun Kim and Sophomore Mihret Tesfaye explain that teammates are essential to staying motivated during football games

Cheering from the sidelines

By Anushka De, Monta Vista High School November 3, 2021

She isn’t facing the football field, but senior Seo Eun Kim can feel the energy — or lack thereof — emanating from the athletes behind her as she looks up at the bleachers. The disappointment of...

Young Tatyana McFadden pictured alongside her present-day self. McFadden is considered to be one of the most decorated female wheelchair racer and is now arguably the fastest female wheelchair racer of all time.

Rising Phoenix: How an orphan turned challenge into triumph

By Mia Lucas, Linganore High School November 3, 2021

“I was over in Russia working, and I was visiting orphanages and saw all these really cute, healthy kids. But there was Tatyana that I saw--she was crawling on the floor and had bright eyes. Interestingly...

Andrea Boyle squatting heavy weight at the IPF Classic World Championship in September, 2021.

Records, Recognitions, and Repetitions

By Ellie Gay-Killeen, Triton Regional High School November 3, 2021

While two French braids led to a perfect, long blonde ponytail, tears trickled down a usually cheerful girl’s face, landing on the carpet of a large conference room in Aurora, Colorado. Dreams of a phenomenal...

Maddie McGann swims the 100 meter freestyle at the Round Rock Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 23. She competed against 23 other schools and also swam the 50 meter freestyle, where she won in her heat. “The Round Rock Invitational is an important meet,” Maddie said. “It felt amazing to compete and I dropped a lot of seconds, which is good.”

Sophomore Accepted to Deaf Olympic Swim Team

By Carter Poore, McNeil High School November 3, 2021

In a row of swimmers, sophomore Maddie McGann crouches in a ready position above the water. Slowly but surely, she takes deep breaths in and out. But as the other swimmers listen for the noise that will...

Audrey Coats said the boxing class is a hardcore workout, but more importantly an outlet for her. 

Gonna fly now

By Sim Khanuja, Kirkwood High School November 2, 2021

Hair pulled back in a messy ponytail, sweat lining her skin, boxing gloves in hand. Nothing can break her concentration as she jabs and kicks. Gritting her teeth, she channels her energy in order to master...

Granite Bay wide receiver Dominic Soares (7) runs with the football before getting tackled at the Jesuit game.

College Sports Recruitment: COVID-19 Edition

By Kate Rowberry, Granite Bay High School October 29, 2021

   Granite Bay High School senior Rosie Murphy slouched on the couch in her sport culture class wearing a UCLA sweatshirt. Although she verbally committed to UCLA for swim in 2020, coming to that decision...

Del Val girls soccer team presenting the Manville girls soccer team with the winnings from their TikTok video.

Del Val girls soccer team donates contest winnings to Manville’s Ida relief

By Avery Fitz, Delaware Valley Regional High School October 28, 2021

Millions of Americans spend their days scrolling through TikTok, but very few take the time to consider how it can be used to help others in need. This is not the case for the Del Val girls soccer team. ...

Sophomore Shaoquan Jerome Chen shields the ball from an opponent in the varsity field hockey game against King on October 13. The Panthers lost the game 4-0 in their first competition in over three weeks. This marked the teams fourth game ever being co-ed.

Co-ed field hockey team defends against pushback from other schools

By Rowan McWhinnie, The Masters School October 28, 2021

For the first time in school history, the varsity field hockey team has boys on their roster. Although co-educational field hockey is generally accepted within the sport and is common in college, many...

Sophomore Meghan Tomko talks with her teammates at a recent practice. Most of her teammates live near the ice rink in Dallas but Tomko refuses to let the commute impede her from playing competitive hockey.

Skating through struggles

By Francie Wilhelm, McCallum High School October 28, 2021

Meghan Tomko is fearless, or at least that’s what her family and friends say. After spending nearly half her life in the fast-paced, male-dominated world of ice hockey, it appears there’s almost nothing...

ON THEIR TOES: Meghan (front) and Kate (back) Southworth compete in a doubles match against St. Charles East.

Seeing double: sisters compete together

By Kate Gross and Gretchen Lucina October 28, 2021

Junior Kate Southworth has played on the top doubles court for the girls’ varsity tennis team since she was a freshman, but this season she shares the court with her sister.  Although they grew up...

DGS senior Hunter Moravec exploded off the trampoline, flying through the air, sticking the landing at a United States sanctioned event.

Moravec flips his way onto the US gymnastics team

By Michael Piotrowski, Downers Grove South High School October 26, 2021

After countless flips, spins and crashes, DGS senior Hunter Moravec has landed himself a spot on the 2021 USA trampoline team and will be competing in Baku, Azerbaijan Nov. 20-30. From an early age,...

Junior Stanzy Williams (right) participates in a sports section meeting. Williams is the only female sports reporter at CHTV.

Female WHJE, CHTV members face challenges, lack of respect being minority in sports media

By Addison Joyce, Carmel High School - IN October 26, 2021

Stanzy Williams, CHTV sports director and junior, is one of six sports reporters at this school. She’s the only female in the group. “I know it’s not that popular (for females to join the sports...

Senior Enchee Xu and his mother, Connie Cao, triumphantly cross the finish line, hand-in-hand, after running the entire Boston Marathon together.

Xu runs Boston Marathon to support autism community

By Andrew Roberts, Algonquin Regional High School October 25, 2021

Senior Enchee Xu ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, Oct 11. to raise money for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, a local non-profit organization that helps individuals and families affected by...

Members of St. Louis Rowing Club (SLRC) go under a bridge during practice on Sunday, Sept. 22.

In the same boat

By Ava Duggin, Kirkwood High School October 22, 2021

“Sailboat Cove” is written in large letters on the sign. The boathouse is big, tan and tucked behind a 320-acre lake. In front of it are rows of long, white boats, some accented with red or blue stripes....

Junior Rohin Inani poses next to his two recycling bins for discarded tennis balls.

Rohin Inani recycles tennis balls to create ‘green gold’

By Matthew Yoshimoto, Monta Vista High School October 22, 2021

After picking up one of the many torn, dirt-encrusted and misshapen balls scattered across the tennis courts at MVHS, junior Rohin Inani heads to the recycling bin filled with other defective balls that...

Leadership students decorate posters for the homecoming dance and football game. Homecoming is one long-standing high school tradition that emphasizes boys sports, as similar traditions are not present in girls sports.

Gender gaps: sports culture demotes girls athletics

By Katelyn Chu, Chantilly High School October 21, 2021

It’s the night of the boys basketball game against a rival school and the noise is deafening. With fans from both schools cheering and supporting their team, the players feel encouraged and proud. ...

From left to right, Kieron Pollard from West Indies, Virat Kohli from India and Rashid Khan from Afghanistan pose together. In their careers, Pollard, Kohli and Khan have cemented their places as top T20 cricket players internationally.

International Cricket Council to hold a T20 championship shaped by current events

By Trisha Iyer, The Harker Upper School October 20, 2021

As tropical storm Shaheen made landing on the Arabian peninsula earlier this week, residents of Oman scrambled to find shelter and stay safe. Amidst the devastation of the storm, several worried officials...

Senior drum major DJ Johnston leads the band during the halftime show on Sept. 24. Band members wore pride flags to show solidarity with students at Newberg after their school board banned teachers from being able to display it in classrooms.

Students protest at football game

By Abbi Elliott, Tigard High School October 20, 2021

     After the Newberg school district announced their ban on Black Lives Matter and Pride items, Tigard students and staff showed up to the Friday Sept. 24 football game in protest mode.      Newberg...

Ramey adjusts her goggles on June 16th, 2021 at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Ramey finished in the top eight at the Trials.

Fishers junior makes waves at Olympic Trials, FINA World Cup

By Emerson Elledge, Fishers High School October 19, 2021

     Junior Josephine (JoJo) Ramey was only 14 when she first qualified for the Olympic Trials in December 2019. She was the youngest person to qualify for the Trials at that point.      “I...

At the 2021 Virginia High School State Competition, senior Kareem Jaber rifles the frisbee past a Marshall High School player. “The main thing about [ultimate frisbee] is just having fun. There’s not as much competition [as] there [is] sometimes in football or other sports,” Jaber said.

Up to the ultimate challenge

By Aarya Kumar and Eric Feng October 18, 2021

The first blow came on Aug. 23. Longtime coach and former professional ultimate frisbee player Jared Seyler notified Jefferson’s ultimate frisbee team that he would have to give up his role for the season. Then,...

Freshman wide receiver Kenari Tigner catches the ball in a home game against Washington on Oct. 7. The Knights lost 32-0.

Slow decline of football at Midtown

By Cole Parker and Duncan Tanner October 14, 2021

Over the past five years, the football program has been in constant decline. In 2016, the Knights finished 10-2. The team finished 2-7 in 2017, 1-9 in 2018, 3-7 in 2019 and 1-9 last year. From 1997...

Fighting for dominance on the mat, sophomore Kylee Foulds competes in one of many wrestling tournaments in 2021. This year’s wrestling season will start in early November with the first tournament over Thanksgiving break. “I’m really excited for this season,“ Foulds said. “I’m expecting this season to be more challenging physically because of how short last season was because of COVID-19. It’s going to be tough to have to make weight for several months, and having several matches a week, but I’m glad that we have a full season this year.”

Wrestling with Gender Norms

By Isa Morgan, Cedar Park High School October 14, 2021

Pacing on the side of the mat with music blasting through her headphones, pulling up the straps to her singlet, clicking on her headgear and anticipating her next match, junior Erika Peterson goes through...

This fall, ninth graders Milo Platz-Walker and Mateo Nacu traveled to Belgrade, Serbia, where they represented the Amateur Athletic Union USA National Karate Team.

Students excel at karate, gain experience at Under 15 World School Sport Games

By Caroline Hohner, University of Chicago Laboratory High School October 13, 2021

Ninth graders Mateo Nacu and Milo Platz-Walker have traveled all over the country and the world. The two haven’t been dropping by far-flung locales like Scotland and Hawaii on a whim. They grew up on...

Wayland Middle School science teacher Richard Battaglia is excited to run the 2021, Oct. 11, Boston Marathon since it has not been held in-person since 2019. Everybody [in the Boston Athletic Association Running Club] is psyched to run the marathon, Battaglia said. A lot of us really enjoy Boston and to miss it for 2020 and the spring was really hard.

Boston Marathon: A hallowed tradition makes a run in October

By Emily Roberge, Wayland High School October 13, 2021

Every year, elite runners from all over the world come to compete in the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day, the third Monday in April. However, due to COVID-19, the Boston Marathon hasn’t been the same...

A packed house at Arthur Ashe Stadium watches mens singles during the US Open. At the 2021 US Open, fans were required to be vaccinated while players were not, sparking criticism from some fans and players.

Opinion: Vaccination double standards plague the US Open

By Kally Proctor, Wayland High School October 11, 2021

As fans geared up to watch the US Open live at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, NY, they waited eagerly to make their way into the center. Thirty minutes passed. Then an hour....

CHAMPIONS OF THE BATTLE. After winning the Battle of the Piney Woods, Wildkat alumni Christian Pavon (49) joins his Bearkat family in celebrating the victory.

Former Wildkat makes big play to win Battle of Piney Woods for Bearkats

By Stephanie Keele, Willis High School October 8, 2021

The stadium is roaring. Orange and white pom poms in the air. Everyone on their feet. With one minute and 43 seconds left, SHSU is up for a field goal to win the game. Number 49 takes a deep breath as...

Former ELL student, Ben Nkolobise 22, shares how playing soccer has had an impact on him.

Breaking barriers

By Krisha Kapoor and Miguel Cohen Suarez October 8, 2021

Friendship. Camaraderie. Sense of belonging. High school athletics offer students a built-in community, support system and the chance to represent their school. Unfortunately, many students with talent,...

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