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From 8 to 68: How March Madness has Changed

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of America’s most-watched sporting events, but it has taken years to become such a sensation. The March Madness tournament generates $10 billion wagered in bets, 70 million brackets made, and hundreds of thousands of attendees. Simply qualifyi...

Angels Rookie Ohtani Having Historic Start

Angels Rookie Ohtani Having Historic Start

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

April 20, 2018


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Too good to be true? Shohei Ohtani was one of the most talked about players in Major League Baseball’s offseason. His ability to both pitch and hit in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (Japan’s equivalent to Major League Baseball) made him one of the hottest items on the free agent market. ...

Harper Headed Towards $400 million year

Harper Headed Towards $400 million year

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

April 12, 2018


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Money is a true motivator. This is the thought that goes through Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s mind every time he picks up a bat. Harper is currently in the last year of his contract with the Nationals, meaning that at the end of the year, he’ll look for a new team. But Harper, ...

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Defeats Hempfield

Katherine Clark, Reporter

April 10, 2018


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Hershey High School (HHS) Boys Varsity Lacrosse defeats Hempfield in a close game with a final score of 15-14 on Friday, April 6, 2018. Scoring more than half of the team’s points with 8 goals, junior Mark Sickler helped lead Hershey to victory in their battle against Hempfield in their 4th victory this season. Other goals mad...

Recap: Crazy 2018 March Madness Tournament Finishes with Epic Finale

Recap: Crazy 2018 March Madness Tournament Finishes with Epic Finale

Evan Spinney, Reporter

April 9, 2018


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It’s the year of unexpected wins in college basketball. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds a single elimination tournament for division one colleges known as March Madness every year. It starts with a round of 64 teams, then a round of 32, that becomes the sweet 16, elite 8, f...

DTSD Athletic Department announces February Athlete of the Month

DTSD Athletic Department announces February Athlete of the Month

Katherine Clark, Copy Editor

March 27, 2018


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Hershey High School (HHS) announces their February Athletes of the Month, Sally Tafuto and Nyiem Flucas. Flucas is a junior at HHS and was nominated Male Athlete of the Month for wrestling by his coaches and DTSD Athletic Director, Scott Govern. As Flucas wraps up his junior year placing 4th in the...

Lebron James’s Free Agency Decision could Alter NBA Landscape

Joel Neuschwander, Science and Technology Editor

March 27, 2018


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This summer, “King James” will hit the open market. Lebron James, considered by some to be the greatest basketball player of all time, will be a free agent on July 1st. A handful of teams have expressed interest in landing the 14-time all-star, but James himself has not given any hints as t...

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

March 19, 2018


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Cheating is going unpunished. Barry Bonds defined the steroid era. As one of the premier players in the 90s and early 2000s, Bonds became an icon for all baseball fans and players. Little did they know that Bonds was involved in PED (Performance Enhancing Drug) usage deals with BALCO (Bay Area Labo...

Norway Tops Medal Count at 2018 Olympics

Norway Tops Medal Count at 2018 Olympics

Evan Spinney, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Norway’s Pyeongchang olympic heroes made history and were the overall top medal winners. Home to just over five-million people, Norway is not a global power. But with 39 total medals, this small country set a new national record. They’ve always been winning-Norway’s been in the top six in total medals in every winter oly...

DTSD Athletic Department announces January Athletes of the Month

DTSD Athletic Department announces January Athletes of the Month

Katherine Clark, Copy Editor

February 27, 2018


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Hershey High School (HHS) has announced their January student-athletes of the month, Maggie Miller and Sean Coller. Miller is a senior at HHS and was nominated by her coaches for her performance and contributions to the Girls Varsity Basketball team. Bringing her basketball career to an end a...

Hershey boys basketball defeats Mechanicsburg

Hershey boys basketball defeats Mechanicsburg

Sam Allery and Evan Spinney

February 26, 2018


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Hershey boys basketball beat Mechanicsburg 56-27 on Friday, January 19th 2018. To begin the game, Hershey senior Nick Hines won the tip-off. Although Hershey couldn’t capitalize with a basket, senior Jake Wilson did draw a foul and his free-throw was the first point of the game. Soon later, ...

Cleveland Cavaliers Keep LeBron but Trade Six

Cleveland Cavaliers Keep LeBron but Trade Six

Evan Spinney, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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What will the king do with his new teammates? LeBron James, a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been around in the National Basketball Association (NBA) longer than most current players. He started with the Cavs, but after seven seasons in Cleveland, he went to the Mi...

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