The 51st Super Bowl took place on Sunday, Feb. 5 and it was definitely a game with a twist. The New England Patriots won with a score of 34-28 defeating the Atlanta Falcons.
The FDHS students and faculty give their reactions to the game.
National Signing Day marks the first opportunity for students to officially commit to play sports at their chosen universities.
The day is a culmination of years of hard work, practice, and playing time. Colleges offer a very limited number of spots on their rosters to those athletes they believe can bring needed athletic talent to their playing fields. In addition, those schools and the athletes see a cultural fit and share an expectation of academic success.
It is the combination of opportunity, culture, talent and academics that merge together in providing these select few with the chance to continue playing sports at a higher level.
Today, the following Patriot athletes signed:
Bri Sandoval – Soccer – Columbia College
Chelsea Garrison – Soccer – Montreat College
Kellan O’Hara – Soccer – Presbyterian College
Delanie Mortier – Golf – Limestone College
Drew Yniesta – Baseball – Erskine College
Clayton Nestor – Baseball – Patrick Henry
Dylan Yon – Baseball – Erskine College
Adonicas Sanders – Football – GA Tech
Kwasi Kirkland – Football – Newberry College
Zane Dulaney – Football – Wingate University
Tyler McLellan – Football – Campbell University
Nate Robinson – Football – Methodist University
Moses Clarke – Football – Methodist University
Matt Morrison – Football – St. Augustine’s at Raleigh
Watch the entire ceremony in the video above.
The Fort Dorchester Track Team is starting off their 2016 season with great efforts. Placing in the top three at their first meet, they are trying to go to state like they have in the previous year. In 2015 they won state with the four by four and four by eight runs. This year the team is striving to not only remain state champs of the four by four and the four by eight, but to win more events like the 100-800 meter runs.
The track team have a higher possibility of achieving their goal more than ever as it can be seen that more potentials have shown up on the field more than ever. Many that have observed the team last year are now getting involved because of the great things they saw. New runners are progressively becoming better as they watch and learn from seniors on varsity. They are learning new warm ups, stretches, and exercises that help them be prepared to run more than anything before. Although they’re making headway the coaches still are not easing up on them.
With coaches like; Quinn, White, and Stille the track team will never slack. The coaches remind the team that they can always improve, even though they are doing good so far. Coaches constantly push them to their limits so that they can go beyond them. As I can say from personal experience their method of giving your all in practice so that you can do so in a meet is very effective. Doing this has proven to be truly difficult as some runners have either quit or join to become a jumper. However,we will see if their hard work pay off as they are steadily heading to state.