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Behind the Picks

Behind the Picks

Abby Jackson and Cynthia Lee
June 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

The coach just cut you from the team. You're feeling angry and disappointed. You’re confused-why me? You practiced all summer and you know you’re better than that freshman who just made it above you. The truth is that it may not be about how well you think you are; it’s how well the coaches think...

Adams graduate takes on Sochi’s slopes

Adams graduate takes on Sochi’s slopes

Katie Wolf, Photographer
March 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

As winter begins to thaw in the United States, Sochi prepares to host the Paralympic Game, the event that gives those with disabilities a chance to show off their athletic skills. Adams graduate Jamie Stanton will be competing this week in four different Paralympic Skiing events. Q: What events will yo...

Mr. Zelmanski looks back on 36 years at Adams

Mr. Zelmanski looks back on 36 years at Adams

Cynthia Lee, Student Life Writer
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

Think about what it would be like to attend Adams 43 years ago. Many students are the sons and/or daughters of Adams alumni, and may have some sort of grasp of what Adams was like then. However, many will agree that Joseph Zelmanski knows better than anyone. In his 35 years of teaching physical education...

Adams triumphs in crosstown showdown

Adams triumphs in crosstown showdown

Katie Wolf, Photographer
February 4, 2014
Filed under Sports

Last Friday was the eighth annual Crosstown Showdown against the Rochester Falcons at Oakland University. Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams played great games in victories over the rival Falcons. Girls varsity got off to a slow start, but ended up winning their tenth game 38-32, improving...

Tips for preventing sports injuries

Tips for preventing sports injuries

Abby Jackson, Sports Writer
February 4, 2014
Filed under Sports

Every year more than 10 million sports injuries happen. How do these injuries happen and how can they be prevented? Athletes don’t want to stop pushing themselves to their full potential, but if they don’t have some self-control, it could result in serious injuries. Head Concussions are usually caus...

Fantasy Football gets sports fans hooked

Fantasy Football gets sports fans hooked

Parker Monahan, Sports Writer
January 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

Fantasy Football participation has steadily increased at an annual rate of about 10 percent since 2001. In the past 3 years, that rate has spiked to about 15-20 percent. The spike is due to teenagers that have fueled the explosion of fantasy leagues that bring in a net profit of over a billion dollars...

Despite loss, Highlanders look toward bright future

Despite loss, Highlanders look toward bright future

Katie Wolf, Photographer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Highlanders football season came to an end last week when they fell 56-28 to the Clarkston Wolves in the Division One Regional Championship. Despite the disappointing loss, Adams had a season that both exceeded expectations for many and that will be looked back upon with pride. The game began...

Senior Eric Mclean captures spotlight during playoff run

Senior Eric Mclean captures spotlight during playoff run

Katie Wolf, Photographer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Sports

The shot by the Clarkston kicker was slightly to the right. Senior goalie Eric Mclean leaped up to stop the ball, but it brushed his fingertips and went in. He fell to his knees in agony, with his hands placed on his head. Adams scored their next penalty kick to give Mclean the chance to redeem his last...

Highlanders look to SCHS after reassuring victories

Highlanders look  to SCHS after reassuring victories

Ivan Martinez, Sports Writer
October 28, 2013
Filed under Sports

After two months of fighting hard, it all came down to a rivalry matchup with the  Rochester Falcons. It was a win-and-in game and the players knew how massive this was. “We haven’t lost to Rochester since before we were born… and this is a playoff game… everyone knows there’s a lot at...

Tigers look for success in third consecutive postseason

Tigers look for success in third consecutive postseason

Katie Wolf, Photographer
October 3, 2013
Filed under Sports

As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to fall, Major League Baseball’s best teams will assemble for the MLB Postseason. So what do we predict? The National League Divisional Series will occur between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves; while the St. Louis Cardinals await the...

Red Wings look to bring title back to Hockeytown

Red Wings look to bring title back to Hockeytown

Ivan Martinez, Sports Writer
October 3, 2013
Filed under Sports

It has been roughly three months since the Detroit Red Wings dropped a three-to-one lead in the Western Conference Semifinals. For the third time, the Red Wings were one win away from going to the Conference Finals, and yet again they experienced a crushing loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks....

Highlanders continue success with Homecoming win

Highlanders continue success with Homecoming win

Parker Monaghan, Sports Writer
October 3, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Highlander football team kicked off the 2013 homecoming weekend with a great start by beating Oxford High School 28-21. A final goal line stand by the Adams defense kept the Oxford Wildcats out of the end zone. The momentum of the game went back and forth all night, but a couple of key offensive...

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