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Athlete spotlight: Kaleigh Stanfield

Athlete spotlight: Kaleigh Stanfield

By Hannah Hoffmann

April 9, 2015

In the world of sports, athletes face more than 2,000 injuries per 10,000 competitors according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, athlete Kaleigh Stanfield could claim a good number of those injuries on her own. Stanfield, having played multiple sports such as soccer, softball, volleyball...

“Getting your bell rung”: the danger of concussions

“Getting your bell rung”: the danger of concussions

By Garret Brantley, Legacy High School

January 5, 2015

The last thing senior Tucker Woolsey remembered was escaping the sack in a quarterback scramble before his head smacked against the ground. A defensive lineman wrapped him up and dragged him to the ground. When he came to, he was dizzy, dazed and confused. Sports-related concussions occur more often...

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat…”

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat…”

By Ayah R., Watertown Middle School, Watertown, Mass.

January 17, 2014

“When I was 16, I got hit by a baseball bat. I was passed out for a week and a half.” It all happened in the Watertown High School gym during baseball practice in 1996. A teammate swung a bat and hit Aram Manoukian on the right side of his head. He had surgery and five metal plates were put...

Despite injuries, sophomore runner excels at state

Despite injuries, sophomore runner excels at state

By Kathleen Meskill and Zach Smith

January 10, 2014

Making it to state in any sport is an accomplishment, but sophomore Mae Fullerton overcame the odds, and shin splints, to become the first runner since 2004-2005 to represent BSM at State for cross-country. Fullerton had been a soccer player for nine years, but decided to take up a new challenge in...