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From wrestling to racing: Tamara Gilbert’s longform athlete profiles

From wrestling to racing: Tamara Gilbert’s longform athlete profiles

By Tamara Gilbert, Juan Diego Catholic High School

January 6, 2015

Sports rarely make compelling journalism all by themselves--it's hard to make a simple play-by-play appeal to an audience wider than your school or town. You need to take a more comprehensive approach, find an interesting angle, and convince readers (even those who've never seen your team play) that...

Racing toward a win — on the dirt track

Racing toward a win — on the dirt track

By Gabe Carroll, Puyallup HS, Puyallup, Wash.

February 25, 2014

For most, flying across dirt tracks at high speeds in a sprint car is not something they can list on their résumé, but senior Trey Starks has been racing for most of his life. “Sprint car is what I race,” Starks said. “It started as a family thing and my grandpa started racing in the '70...