Varsity Letter: Spectator experience worth price of admission

This year’s ice hockey state championship game, featuring our Patriots against the rival Churchill Bulldogs, was a special experience. The high stakes and fierce rivalry built a tense and exciting atmosphere, but a description of the game would not be complete without including another noteworthy element - the nearly 1,000 screaming fans who packed into … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Spectator experience worth price of admission

Varsity Letter: Post-race q’s give unique view

The following was published in Wootton's Common Sense newspaper as an installment of my Varsity Letter sports column. When not typing up a “Varsity Letter” sports column or making edits for Common Sense as an editor-in-chief, I am usually lacing up my Hoka running shoes and training with this school’s cross country and track teams. … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Post-race q’s give unique view

Varsity Letter: Best and Worst Parts of Being a Student-Athlete

The following column was published in Wootton's Common Sense newspaper.   “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens may not have been a high school student athlete, but his iconic words ring true in the fields and courts of our school’s sports teams. Being a student-athlete here is … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Best and Worst Parts of Being a Student-Athlete