By Zach Kersh
Fall sports have kicked off in full swing. Even with heartbreaking ends and surprising finales, last season is in the past. It’s a new school year, a new season, and a new chance for students to redefine themselves as athletes. How will Glenelg’s fall sports’ teams compare to the previous year?
By Chase Hensing
After a disappointing end to a great season, the Glenelg Gladiators have returned to the colosseum with one goal in mind; winning a state championship. The Gladiators have started off the 2019 season hot, opening up with two straight wins against tough opponents such as Marriotts Ridge and Smyrna. Head Coach Cullen says,“These early wins are very important to build momentum that we hope can carry us into another championship.” The Gladiators have had to adapt to many new challenges in order for them to get back to their winning ways.
By Allie Kang
On September 19th at 10:15 in the morning, Glenelg’s Girl’s Freshman/Sophomore Cross Country (XC) Team lined up at the starting line and waited for the gunfire to initiate the start of the three-mile race. After an arduous run through the Centennial campus, the girl’s team placed second with a score of 61 points-- following Broadneck High School by 37 points (The smaller amount of points a school has the better). Throughout the meet, however, Glenelg’s Girl’s Team was closely trailed by Atholton, with a difference of 7 points.
By David Toronto
Josh Gordon was on the streets, lost, with his dreams crushed. Gordon learned the hard way when it came to drug usage, as it destroyed his Pro football career. But that never stopped Gordon from clawing and fighting his way back into the NFL spotlight.
By Liam Day
The 2018-19 school year was a huge year for Glenelg sports, making it to the state championship in four different sports. The first of which was Glenelg football’s dominant playoff run to states led by Wande Owens and coached by Butch Schaffer. Following the loss, Schaffer stepped down as head coach leaving the job to Assistant Coach, Tim Cullen. Coach Schaffer’s long time success at Glenelg leaves Cullen with big shoes to fill.
By Justin Robertson
Fractured legs, torn ligaments, dislocated shoulders, and punctured lungs sound rare, but they are just some of the common injuries that athletes all around the world have to worry about. These physical injuries are obviously a cause for concern, but the hidden danger lies in the mind. Thousands of professional and high school athletes across the country are under constant pressure to both perform at a high level and to balance the rest of problems that arise during everyday life. Leg and arm injuries can heal, sometimes even so much that the limb performs better than before the injury, but healing one’s damaged mind is not as simple as putting a bone back into place.