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Fossil Ridge’s Bailey Nero commits to Auburn

Fossil Ridge High School swimmer Bailey Nero has verbally committed to Auburn University.

Nero is a two-time Class 5A state champion in the 100-yard butterfly. She has qualified for the Olympic Trials in 2012 and 2016 in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly. 22 more words


Carmel swim sensation Bilquist enjoying recruiting process

This is what big-time recruiting looks like.

Flights for college visits to Cal-Berkeley, Arizona, Georgia and Southern California.

Walking on the stadium turf before football games. 816 more words


Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon

This past weekend, I competed at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Philadelphia in pursuit of the Olympic Trials Marathon standard of 65:00. Overall, it was a great experience, and although I came up an… 971 more words


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