The Gleaner

A day in the life of a ski racer

Claire Walker, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Ski racing is a sport that not many people do or know about. Most of the time when people hear about it they ask, “Don’t you just have to go down the hill fast?” Although that is part of it, there is so much more to the sport and people participating in it. It all starts at 6 a.m. when a ra...

Starting the year with a bang

Tess Breslin, Reporter

January 30, 2020

While watching NFL games, there are a lot of head injuries that take players out of the game.  I have always wondered why these athletes didn’t just suck it up and finish the game in order to win.  After having my own concussion, I finally understand the importance of concussion protocol and the ...

Shredding into snowy successful season

Marley McSwain, '23, races her way to first.

Claire Walker, Reporter

December 12, 2019

One might think that skiing is simply a fun winter activity anyone can participate in. But there is a whole different world to skiing: alpine ski racing. This sport consists of going around gates at high speeds down a mountain. It is an individual sport, making it a very mentally, and especially physically,...

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