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The Importance of Sports in America

Ben Donner, IV Leader Staff

September 17, 2020

Sports can be a big influence on this country by simply being something society can all come together to watch or play. Baseball is called “America’s pastime” for a reason. It is not to me personally, yet it still brings...

Athlete Spotlight: Ferguson Leads Eagles Soccer

Riley Johnson, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Name: Mikayla Ferguson Age: 19 Sport: Women’s soccer Favorite hobby? Hanging out with my friends, soccer, watching “Grey’s Anatomy.” Fun fact? I play the flute. Why did you choose ...

XFL: Round 2 scheduled to start in 2020

Zach Kent, Sports Columnist

February 15, 2018

In 2001, the owner of the World Wrestling Entertainment, Vince McMahon, made the announcement that he would be starting his own football league that would separate itself from the already well-established NFL. The name of this...

Out of this world

Brianna Brooks, IV Leader Columnist

January 28, 2016

Taking place in a galaxy far, far away, we will take a look at the world’s newest blockbuster and continuation of everyone’s favorite space opera, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which came to theatres this December. The...

2015 NFL Draft Report: Quarterbacks

Dakota Applebee, IV Leader Sports Writer

April 30, 2015

Possibly the most polarizing position in all of sports, the starting quarterback of any given franchise is expected to deliver the goods, or be run out of town. As the years pass, young quarterbacks are given shorter leashes as...

NCAA: Bring on the madness

Dakota Applebee, IV Leader Sports Columnist

March 19, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats are on pace to pull off something hat hasn't happened in nearly four decades: Have an undefeated season and win the NCAA Men's Div. I National Championship. The last team to accomplish such a feat was the...

Chicago chosen to host 2015 NFL Draft

Dakota Applebee, IV Leader Columnist

February 19, 2015

Though the NFL Season has come to a close, the excitement has only begun. My favorite time of the year is rapidly approaching, and that is the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft has had its share of memorable moments. From reaches,...

Cubs’ Rizzo promises North-Side long awaited crown

Stuart Schopp, IV Leader Sports Columnist

February 19, 2015

The Chicago Cubs have made a splash in the 2015 offseason. The Cubs picked up manager Joe Maddon and pitching phenom Jon Lester. With just those two additions the Cubs are on the verge of a winning season. Some believe the...

NBA landscape in constant motion

February 19, 2015

In the NBA there is never a dull moment. There are teams that go on streaks either winning or losing. Over the past few weeks there have been a variety of streaks throughout the league. In the east the Atlanta Hawks had a 19-game...

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