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Zac Conner Commits to John A. Logan

Zac Conner Commits to John A. Logan

Connor Langfels, Sports Editor

April 27, 2015

In the middle of January, senior right handed pitcher Zac Conner committed to John A Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. John A. Logan is a junior college which serves as a pit-stop for collegiate athletes. The purpose of junior college is for athletes to develop and sharpen the skills needed t...

The Longtime Rivalry Between Baseball and Lacrosse

The Longtime Rivalry Between Baseball and Lacrosse

Maggie Davis, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2015

Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball.  Auburn vs. Alabama football.  Yankees vs. Redsocks baseball. Rivalry weeks are anticipated for months, fan bases hate each other, states are divided, and occasionally, even households are split on which team to cheer for.  One of the most under-appreciated rivalries,...

Mary Martin Commits to Western Kentucky

Mary Martin Commits to Western Kentucky

Connor Langfels, Sports Editor

April 22, 2015

Senior standout volleyball player Mary Martin officially committed to Western Kentucky University on April 14. After talks with coaches, family and friends, Martin decided that WKU would be the best fit for her. “The coaches at Western were all very nice and very relatable,” said Martin. “Th...

Baseball Goes 1-1 on Weekend Set

Baseball Goes 1-1 on Weekend Set

Connor Langfels, Sports Editor

April 13, 2015

The Dunbar baseball team hosted West Jessamine high school on April 10. West Jessamine (10-4), was coming off of a no-hitter thrown by Tucker Greer, and was ready to repeat that performance. At the start, it was a pitcher battle between senior Isaac Taylor and senior Max Mahon. Very few runners were...

I Will Always Bleed Blue

I Will Always Bleed Blue

Saikeerthi Naidu, Online Editor

April 4, 2015

In fourth grade, my classmates participated in a class-wide March Madness Bracket Challenge. I remember looking at the piece of paper, with the lines branching out from the center championship box like tendrils of tree roots or blue veins under skin. It was pretty easy to recall what was going through...

The Secret Language of Baseball

The Secret Language of Baseball

Lewis Jones and Connor Langfels

March 20, 2015

Baseball is known as America’s pastime, yet their jargon can be confusing to some. From “this guy’s throwing ched” to “baseball gods don’t want us to play today," there are many sayings and words that are unique to baseball players. Here are some words or sayings that stereotypical baseball...

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Connor Langfels, Editor

March 19, 2015

Baseball is FINALLY back. For all of you baseball fanatics out there, this is the most exciting time of year. If it’s from the taste of the hamburgers, aroma of fresh ballpark hot dogs, or the stench of freshly cut grass, America's pastime has returned once again. After a brutally cold winter...

When it Rains in Baseball…

When it Rains in Baseball…

Maggie Davis, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2015

It’s no secret that sports are money-makers.  Whether it’s on the professional, collegiate or even high school level, sports make money. Baseball in particular is one of Dunbar’s most profitable organizations.  From ticket sales to concession-stand orders, it only makes sense that baseball...

The Madness Will Be Televised…in Some Classrooms

The Madness Will Be Televised…in Some Classrooms

Lewis Jones, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2015

The most exciting time of cable television is underway. March is the most exciting for college basketball players and fans alike. The one that catches America’s eye the most would be the NCAA basketball tournament. Sports fans or not, everybody can enjoy the tournament because of the brackets that...

Dunbar’s Wrestling Team Wraps Up Their Season

Dunbar’s Wrestling Team Wraps Up Their Season

Maddie Meacham, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

Blood pulsing, muscles straining, sweat circles the air as you stare at the ground.                 The weight of your opponent seems to be crushing you further and further into the mat.                 The pressure to win and the urge to attack seem to be your onl...

Their Season Went Swimmingly

Their Season Went Swimmingly

Gabrielle Price, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

While most of us are diving into second semester, the PLD swim and dive team are diving into some cutthroat competition at their bi-weekly swim meets. The swim and dive team consists of both middle and high school students making for a resourceful, dynamic team that has surpassed many of their opponents. One of the most...

Stereotypes in Sports

Hadeel Abdallah, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2015

After asking multiple students at PLD what stereotypes they’ve faced because of the sport they play, their comments illustrated that stereotyping lives on in sports, many of which are related to race. Senior Mylayah Johnson, a former runner for the Dunbar track team, faced her own challenges based...