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Jan. 16, 2018 — Casting a palltopofthecircle

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:27:27 +0000

The Colorado women’s lacrosse team will be gathering this week, but not for practice. This weekend in Philadelphia, the Buffs will be celebrating the life of one of their own. Senior Julia Sarcona, from Northport, N.Y., died in a one-car crash over the weekend when her SUV skidded off the road and struck a tree. […]

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Jan. 15, 2018 — The co-op is dead in New Jersey (for now)topofthecircle

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:13:51 +0000

It has been reported today that outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has exercised his privilege of the pocket veto to kill a bill allowing schools within the same school district to form co-op teams in order to save athletic programs threatened by low enrollment. The bill was amongst roughly 50 that Christie did not […]

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Jan. 14, 2018 — Important changes in the U.S. indoor lineuptopofthecircle

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:17:41 +0000

Four days ago, the final roster for the U.S. women’s indoor World Cup team was named. There were three changes in the main roster from the qualifying team that won the Pan American Hockey Federation’s Indoor Cup last fall for the first time. Into the side comes high-school phenom Abby Pitcairn, who missed the entire […]

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Jan. 13, 2018 — Keith Jackson, 1928-2018topofthecircle

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:28:39 +0000

For most young people born at a certain time and living in a certain area of the country, there was only one voice of college football: Keith Jackson, who died last evening at the age of 89. Jackson was full of folksy metaphors, such as: “This is going to be a barnburner that’s going to […]

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Jan. 12, 2018 — A Connecticut legend exits the stage on her own termstopofthecircle

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:40:16 +0000

After 41 years, 10 state championships, and almost 600 coaching wins, Cathy McGuirk is retiring from the field hockey coaching position at Branford (Conn.), a village about two miles east of Yale University. McGuirk’s early successes as a goalkeeper at Southern Connecticut State University may have been a precursor to her future success as a […]

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Jan. 11, 2018 — A scary propositiontopofthecircle

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:23:07 +0000

Yesterday, the girls’ lacrosse coach at Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.), Bill Weed, pleaded guilty to a morals charge involving a 17-year-old girl. Weed, also the school’s athletics director, was arrested May 1 of last year after the Gators’ lacrosse season concluded. He resigned from the school last June. He was charged with video voyeurism, attempted […]

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Jan. 10, 2018 — Another field hockey star chooses the Big Tentopofthecircle

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:10:47 +0000

Sophia Gladieux, the Oley Valley (Pa.) field hockey attacker who made an immediate impact with three points in her first varsity half of play, following it up with a 50-goal season in 2017, will be playing her collegiate field hockey at Penn State. Gladieux is the latest in a wave of commitments to Big Ten […]

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Jan. 9, 2018 — The price to play?topofthecircle

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:51:55 +0000

This week, a bill allowing schools in the same school district to form co-op teams to compete alongside other New Jersey public high schools went to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie. At the same time, it’s being reported that a number of high school sports teams in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. may have to form co-ops […]

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Jan. 8, 2018 — Averting a crisistopofthecircle

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:13:24 +0000

PARENTAL ADVISORY: If you’re a minor, you may want to be reading this with an adult. Two days ago, this space questioned whether the beliefs of a fired assistant field hockey coach were enough to get him jettisoned from Kensington Holy Cross (Md.). Then, a number of news sources, including Vice, got hold of Greg […]

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Jan. 7, 2018 — A couple of field hockey players to support during the Winter Olympicstopofthecircle

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:38:06 +0000

We’re about a month away from the PyeongChang 2018, and while most field hockey fans sort of mark off the occasion as a halfway point to another Olympic field hockey tournament, it is also a time to take stock of the specialization of sport at younger and younger ages. Take, for instance, the composition of […]

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