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Forans Wrestling Room: The team sets up the mats as they get ready for the season.

The Highly Anticipated Foran Wrestling Season is Underway

Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | December 8, 2021

     Last season, most winter sports suffered a shortened or modified season with the inclusion of masks and social distancing to keep everyone safe. However, there was a sport that didn't get to compete at all: wrestling.       The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference did not approve...

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Riley Grunow, Kyra Umbreit, and Ginger Schmidt posing for a photo at a meet. Photo Courtesy: Shea Carrol, January 2021.

Leaping into the Season

How the Gymnastics Team Prepares
Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | November 30, 2021

     Winter is approaching, and the gymnastics team is ready to round-off back handspring themselves into the season. Formally known as the Foran Gymnastics team, the team has renamed themselves JAF Gym, and they are ready to show off their skills at this year's meets.       Gymnastics is often...

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The Final Countdown: The clock ticks to the end of the Lyman Hall game earlier this season.

Remembering the Season: The End of Fall Sports

Katharine Harrison, Overall Manager | November 30, 2021

     As fall comes to an end, so do Friday night lights and Monday evening volleyball games. Athletes, coaches, and fans alike have mixed feelings at the end of the season.      Many teams are back to a more normal season following the pandemic last year, when many sports had shortened seasons...

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Senior Night: Foran’s football seniors and parents on senior night. Photo courtesy of the Foran Football Staff, November 19 2021.

Foran vs Law: Annual Thanksgiving Football Game

Julia Poffenberger and Cameron Lefebvre | November 24, 2021

     On November 25, the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Foran High School and Jonathan Law High School will take place.      Because the location of the game switches between the schools each year, this year the game is to take place at Foran at 10:30 A.M.      Foran Football...

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Powder Puff Practice: Foran junior and senior girls practicing for the annual game. Photo Courtesy: Tammi Spose, November 15, 2021.

Foran Girls Conquer Football

Powder Puff Preparations Underway
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | November 22, 2021

     Friday night football games are among the most popular events known to high school students. Teens gather together in the stands to cheer on their team, and support their school.  Annually, teenage girls take on the challenging sport of football, in a tradition called Powder Puff.     ...

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Faces of the NFL: Zach Ertz, Von Miller, and Stephon Gilmore.

The NFL Trade Deadline Special

Mati Gorges, Staff Writer | November 19, 2021

     After a wild eight weeks of football, one of the most exciting days of the NFL is here, trade deadline. Some teams look to make huge improvements to their squad to compete for the superbowl while other teams make moves to build for the franchise’s future.      The Minnesota Vikings have...

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Basketball Hoop: With Irving not being able to practice with the Nets at the practice facility, Irving is going to have to find other ways to practice basketball like at his house or at a local gym.

How Kyrie Irving’s Refusal of Getting Vaccinated is Impacting the NBA and its Fanbase

Evan Kerzner, Staff Writer | November 16, 2021

     For the past month, Kyrie Irving, the point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, has been the major controversy of the NBA. With the Nets Organization requiring vaccination in their home arena, this meant Irving could only play in half of the games. However, the Nets Organization changed their stance,...

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Heavy lifting: Devin Clark pictured squatting 556 pounds. Photo courtesy: Devin Clark, August 8, 2021.

Devin Clark: Personal Trainer

The Physical Fitness Fanatic
Anthony Giordano and Luca Ubaldi | November 12, 2021

        If anyone’s looking to get in shape but doesn't know where to start, the Milford Edge is one location that offers personal training. Devin Clark is a personal trainer with over eight years of experience, and he has no plans of stopping. Not only does Clark train others to be better versions...

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Free Throws for Days: Charlie Diamantis getting ready to shoot a free throw in his fall league game. Photo courtesy: Charlie Diamantis, October 30, 2021.

Preparing for the Upcoming Season: Boys Basketball

Morgan Viesselman and Tori Matula | November 12, 2021

     As the fall sports season comes to an end, the winter sports season is around the corner. Boys basketball is getting ready for their upcoming season with off season training and conditioning.      Senior Charlie Diamantis has been playing basketball for nine years, playing on the varsity...

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2021 World Series: Astros vs. Braves

Underdogs Clinch the Ring- it’s a Homerun for the Braves
Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | November 12, 2021

 “Left side, Swanson, to first... The Braves are World Champions!” says Joe Buck on FOX during the final out of the 2021 World Series.  For the fourth time in franchise history the Atlanta Braves have become World Series champions.  On November 2, 2021 in Houston, Texas, Yuli Gurriel, the...

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Summer Wrestling Tournament: Craig Mager in action at a summer tournament. Photo Courtesy: John Mager, September 12, 2021.

Winter Sports Finally Take Action

Luci Cappello and Lauren Stroffolino | November 3, 2021

     As fall comes to an end, preparation for preseason of winter sports start up and athletes begin off-season conditioning. There are a total of six sports and one club in the winter season that athletes can participate in, and be able to engage with teammates and coaches.        The girls'...

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Eric Kerzner on the headset: Kerzner working upstairs talking to the production crew and the people on the field. Photo Courtesy: Gerry Gorry, October 17, 2021.

An Inside Look: Broadcasting the NFL

Austin Lermayer and Evan Kerzner | October 29, 2021

     The National Football League is no stranger to large national television views. Not only is it one of the most popular sports in the country, but it is also one of the most commonly watched sports in the world.      According to the website PlayersBio, “By no doubt, American football...

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