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Confidence, closeness part of 1994 NDA state swim title

The year was 1994. Bill Clinton was president. Basketball-turned-baseball player Michael Jordan, speed skater Dan Jansen and the Major League Baseball strike made headlines. Tanya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and O.J. 864 more words


Splish Splash

Over Labor Day weekend, I plunged into the cooling waters of Chicago’s Portage Park swimming pool. Aaahhhh.

A plaque outside the complex says swimmer Mark Spitz set new records here, during the 1972 Olympic trials. 123 more words



By Grace Masback

Catlin Gabel School

Joan Benoit Samuelson is recognized as an all-time great runner and barrier breaker.  With her courageous front-running win at the 1984 Olympics, she literally ran into the history books as she became the winner of the first Olympic marathon for women.  887 more words

Local high schools reap the benefit of NKU hirings

Highlands cross country coach Brian Alessandro called it a stroke of luck. Dixie Heights coach Ed Cook said it was a happy coincidence. They’re talking about high-impact new additions coming to their respective programs the past two years after hirings made at Northern Kentucky University put in place a new president and a new women’s basketball coach. 719 more words


International horse trials return to Kalamazoo County

RICHLAND, Mich. – In Kalamazoo County, the 13th year of horse trials is in full swing.

It’s an international equestrian competition that’s held in Richland on North 30th Street less than a half-mile south of M-89. 129 more words


Buncombe charter school introduces athletics

A new charter school in Buncombe County is offering a select amount of athletics in its first year.

The Franklin School of Innovation plans to field boys and girls basketball, cross country and soccer teams for the 2014-15 school year. 810 more words


Sarah Bacon of Cardinal Ritter wins national diving title

Sarah Bacon, a senior at Cardinal Ritter High School, won her first senior national title with a victory on women’s 1-meter Wednesday night in the USA Diving Championships at Knoxville, Tenn. 97 more words