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Athlete spotlight: Casey Waltemath

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives, Sports  /  Comments Off

Chapparal high jumper, Casey Waltemath, reflects on track and field season while anticipating nationals. Waltemath is in her last year of track and has had a record of  5 feet, 4 inches in high jump. Anything you’ve done you never thought you’d try or achieve? I really increased on my weight lifting this year, I […]

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Chaps on track to national championships

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives, News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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The Chaparral track and field team reaffirmed their progress on the track as they finished strong in the regional championship at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. Both the men’s and women’s team finished second place overall. Matt Wilhite, in his second season as head track and field coach, says the talent level has increased in […]

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White Out, Oshie In

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Heading into the third week of events at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, the U.S. is finally breaking into its stride. After a bit of a rough start opening weekend, Team USA has climbed to the top of the medal leader board among the Dutch, Norway and host country Russia. Germany leads the gold medal […]

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Sochi Preview: Games Explained (Old & New)

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, On The Cover, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Curling, skeleton, bobsled…oh my! Three obscure events are must-sees at this year’s winter games. Whether you have watched  before or not, these are unusual but very exciting. Skeleton combines speed and skill as the athletes lunge head-first, down an icy slope. If you haven’t checked it out in years past, you might want to tune into […]

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P.E. Building set to open

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor The much-anticipated opening of the P.E. Center is finally approaching. The 24 million dollar project will give COD students and athletics program a state of the art facility to use. The week of Jan. 6th, right before spring semester begins, is when the center is expected to re-open. Although the […]

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Weese’s Picks

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor The college football bowl season is here and the Courier sports editor makes his call on all 35 NCAA bowl games.  

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Chaps downed in Carrier Dome

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Games, Sports  /  Comments Off

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By Kelly Weese // Sports Editor After finishing the regular season with a 7-3 record, the COD football team received an invitation to travel to Syracuse, N.Y., to play in the 2013 Carrier Dome Bowl against ASA College.  November 22, 2013 The Chaparral offense, which has been inconsistent all season, was unable to score a […]

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Morton College stumps Chaps comeback

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor  The Chaps men’s basketball team has had trouble finding a rhythm through the first five games of the season. After a win in their first game, the Chaps have found themselves on a 4-game losing skid. The visiting Morton College Panthers proved to be too tough for the Chaps. The […]

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