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NBA Stadium: The Golden State Warriors playing in their home arena, the Chase Center. Photo courtesy Yusuf Abdelsalam, Feb 27, 2022

NBA Season Recap: What Foran Fans Feel as Playoffs Roll Around Corner

Yusuf Abdelsalam, Staff Writer | May 9, 2022

    Another year, another season, the NBA playoffs are starting again as the regular season has ended. As such, many fans feel perhaps disappointed or excited with the teams that have made it to the playoffs or the ones that have not.     The best regular season record was the Phoenix Suns, so...

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Foran Boys Lacrosse Managers in Action: Reese Jasminski, Sam Lavallee, and Riley Grunow doing stats at the boys game. Photo courtesy: Marina Giammattei, April 11, 2022.

An Inside Look on Team Managers

Luci Cappello and Lauren Stroffolino | April 12, 2022

     For most sports teams here at Foran, there are one to three students who are able to help out with a specific team. These are the sports managers and with each team, there’s different roles that these managers take responsibility for.       Many sports teams and coaches enjoy having...

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The Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters. Photo Courtesy: Golf.com

Teeing off April 7: The Masters

Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | April 6, 2022

     Located in Augusta, Georgia there lay one of the most pristine golf courses in the world, Augusta National Golf Club.       The 72 holes of fresh grass and amazing scenery was designed by English designer Alister MacKenzie, however the idea for the course came from retired competitive...

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Shazier Flashback: Ryan Shazier making an interception in front of his memorable events.

Ryan Shazier: Battling the Obstacles of Life

Tyler Vinhais and Luke Cruz | February 15, 2022

     Ryan Shazier has suffered many obstacles in his life, including partial paralysis at age 28. As a child, he was diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. Despite this, Shazier made it his dream to compete in the NFL since age five, competing in pee-wee leagues. Instead...

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The Rams preview their stadium to the public as they get ready to host the Super Bowl. Photo Courtesy: Los Angeles Rams February 9, 2022.

Super Bowl LVI

The Tradition Continues
Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | February 11, 2022

     For 55 years, families, friends and people of all relations have met and gathered to watch the Super Bowl. This year's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams is on February 13 at SoFi Stadium. Fans can find the game being televised on NBC at 6:30 PM E.S.T.     ...

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Breaking News Fills the league: Brian Flores’ allegations sweep the leagues and major news network headlines like ESPN, shown here. Photo Courtesy: ESPN February 3, 2022.

Flores Calls Out Front Office Football Flaws

Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | February 10, 2022

     The biggest story coming from the NFL is former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL and some of its teams. Flores is accusing the league and select teams of "sham interviews, pressure to improperly recruit players, incentivizing losses and...

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Boys Lacrosse: Team huddle after Eli Gomes scores a goal. Photo Courtesy: Maria Croktan

Looking Ahead to Spring Sports

Cian Carroll and James D'Angelo | February 2, 2022

     Spring sports are around the corner and student-athletes and coaches throughout Foran are beginning to prepare for the season. As the season closes in, the excitement builds for sports such as baseball, outdoor track and field, lacrosse, tennis and softball.       One student in particular...

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Inspiration On The Basketball Court: Foran Basketball player Joe Gaetano shoots a 3 against Hand settling the score against Hand in the Lions Den.

Klay Thompson: A Return to Ball

Luke Thomas and Joseph DeFreitas | January 31, 2022

     This past Sunday, after a long 941 days, Klay Thompson saw the court for the first time since game six of the 2019 NBA Finals, where he infamously tore his ACL in an effort to wheel the Golden State Warriors back from a 3-1 series deficit. His journey back to the game has been one to behold,...

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Hockey Showdown: A till between the Ranger and the Ducks. December 22, 2019.

Health vs. Hockey

Chris Adkins and Charlie Sampson | January 28, 2022

     The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has struck, canceling and postponing events worldwide. This variant is even affecting those who are fully vaccinated. Due to this, the National Hockey League (NHL) has decided to remove all NHL players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics. They have also canceled...

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Kobe in the Skies. January 16, 2022.

The Mamba Mentality Lives On

Luke Cruz and Tyler Vinhais | January 26, 2022

     Kobe Bryant passed away two years ago on January 26, 2020, alongside his daughter, Gianna and seven other passengers when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, CA.       Growing up, Bryant looked up to his father, Joe Bryant, who was also an American basketball player...

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An image of John Madden. Photo Courtesy: John Madden’s Facebook account, January 16, 2022.

John Madden’s Impact on Football

Aidan Davis, Staff Writer | January 26, 2022

     Hall of Fame NFL coach and Super Bowl XI winner with the Oakland Raiders in 1976, John Madden, passed away in his home in Pleasanton, CA at the age of 85, on December 28.      In 1967, Madden was hired by Al Davis as the Oakland Raiders’ linebacker's coach. Madden was promoted to head...

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Team Hug: Girls ice hockey scores a goal. Photo courtesy: hamdengirlshockey Instagram, December 18, 2021.

Breaking the Ice with Girls Hockey

Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | January 24, 2022

     Hockey season is finally here, and the girls are back on the ice. This sport does not get as much attention as other sports in high school; however, it is equally notable. The team is a co-op, made up of players from Milford, as well as Hamden, East Haven, New Haven, and Prospect.      Senior...

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