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Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrating after a previous win for the Bucks'.

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Walkout

August 28, 2020

The Walt Disney World NBA bubble has provided not only a safe space for players to continue the playoffs in good health, but also a platform for players to show their support and solidarity with the recent social-justice movements. One way players have been showing their support and advocating is through placing phrases such as “Justice Now,” “Equality,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Say T...

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, seen protesting in Portland Oregon.

Pro Athletes Protest Against Racism

August 27, 2020

Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Fransisco 49ers, took a knee during the National anthem four years ago to protest the wrongdoings that happen to African Americans and other minorities in the country. He has not been able to play another game after that moment.  Today, many major sports leagues are postponing their games and leading strikes in the wake so many murders of Black pe...

Jadeveon Clowney lining up at defensive end opposite of JJ Watt when he still played for the Houston Texa

New Circus For The Clowney

April 23, 2020

Clowney was traded from the Texans to the Seahawks last season after holding out in hopes of getting traded or getting a new contract. After this past season in Seattle, he expressed interest in “Playing for a competitor.” Many NFL fans would consider the Seahawks a competitor, but with all the defensive parts that they have, they don’t necessarily need to overpay for another pass rusher. Wi...

The signing of Title IX into law in 1972 opened the door to athletics for women and girls in sports, but it hasn't been enough.

Female Athletes Still Struggling for Equality

March 24, 2020

Male and female athletes have yet to maintain an equal playing field. Whether these biases come from expectations, familial roles, or physical and verbal treatment, it's clear that men and women are held to different standards. The conflict was temporarily leveled when Bobby Riggs, who according to Biography.com “had assumed an overly chauvinistic persona,” wanted to play the top female tennis players in the world. In May of 1973, Riggs...

The stands at the PLD Baseball field. The stands are empty due to all the sports cancelations due to COVID 19.

Athletics Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

March 14, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak precautions and closures now include canceling and postponing sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, and MLB. But it's not just the pros, it's affecting athletes at all levels--including high school. The PLD athletic department is making plans to keep working even if their season ends up being canceled. Dunbar's Head Football Coach, Wes Johnson, said that he has plans for his playe...

Haley Gadd, #42, goes up for the rebound to get the ball from Lexington Catholic.

Dunbar Defeats Lexington Catholic in the 43rd District Semifinal

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 26, the Dunbar Bulldogs met the Lexington Catholic Knights to play for a chance in the 43rd District Championship.  Lexington Catholic started the game-winning the tip-off, but struggled from then on, sending the ball right out of bounds. The Lady Knights started off with a strict man-to-man defense, but that still didn’t keep Dunbar out of their basket. The first point of the game was put o...

Kobe Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers as number 24.

Kobe’s Impact on PLD’s Basketball Players

February 25, 2020

The death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant along with eight others in a helicopter crash was a shock to the nation on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant’s memorial service was held on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center where people came to pay tribute to the icon. Beyonce and Alicia Keys performed along with Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Vanessa Bryant's speeches. The tragic accident impacted people around the nation, e...

Ryan Newman during a victory lap in the 2014 NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas, NV.

Driver in Serious Condition after Daytona 500 Crash

February 18, 2020

The annual Daytona 500 is widely known for intense speeds and frequent crashes, and the 2020 race was no exception. After a short rain-delay, it continued as a typical race until a 19-car pileup in the final stages sent 42-year-old Ryan Newman to the hospital with serious injuries. Near the end of the first stage, driver William Bryon hit the inside wall bringing out caution flags in lap 59. O...

MLB Giants logo indicating how they are the first baseball team to hire a female coach.

Giants Sign First Female Coach in MLB History

February 10, 2020

The San Francisco Giants became the first team in the MLB to hire a female as an assistant coach. Alyssa Nakken will be joined by Mark Hallberg as an MLB assistant, which will round out Kapler’s staff.  As the NBA has multiple female basketball coaches, including Becky Hammons and Jenny Boucek, and the NFL is starting to hire women to coaches in the league. The defending NFC champions, the San ...

The 49ers Hit Gold with Katie Sowers

February 5, 2020

Many sports are male-dominated fields. Which intimidates many women, discouraging them from pursuing a career in athletics. However, Katie Sowers, the offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, tackled this challenge by becoming the first female and openly gay coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl. Although Sower’s first love is football, after high school, she went on to play baske...

Lady Bulldogs Crush Lafayette

Lady Bulldogs Crush Lafayette

January 30, 2020

The Lady Bulldogs were favored to win this game from the beginning and not only did they win the girls demolished Lafayette. The first quarter had a smooth start with both teams going back and forth. Dunbar made a couple of threes and got several rebounds. The period ended with a score of 20-5, Dunbar up by five. From the beginning of the second quarter on the Dunbar’s girls played with some r...