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Loucks Games Record-holder Jack O’Brien, of Hen Hud, Throws Down the Gauntlet in Javelin Competition

Slater's Slant by Chuck Slater


In major high school track and field competitions, it is rare for an individual in any event to repeat as champion the next year. It’s partly because of the stiff competition and partly because so many of the winners are seniors. Even rarer is having a winning record-setter from the year before return and to perhaps challenge his own record.

That is exactly what Hen Hud’s Jack O’Brien will be doing at the prestigious Loucks Games at the White Plains High School Stadium May 8-10. (more…)

May 7, 2014 |

I or T

ROI by Frank J. Rich


Individual achievement is much celebrated. It is sustenance for the leader in us all, and no less than the “I” in TEAM. Yet, most organizational experts make a great fuss of teams and their essential value to organizations and organized achievement. How can the two seemingly antipodal views coexist? (more…)

May 5, 2014 |

Rebels with a Cause: Panas and Fitzpatrick Conquer One Goal at a Time

Slater's Slant by Chuck Slater


Alex Fitzpatrick knew it early, knew that her little sister was going to be a big performer in lacrosse.

The all-star goalie who has just finished a standout career at Lehigh University had backstopped Lakeland/Panas as a senior in 2010 to within a one-goal final-game loss of the state lacrosse championship it has never won. She had been working with little sister Molly at home for years, but that season the 13-year-old had been working with the varsity. (more…)

April 30, 2014 |

It’s Official! Three Cheers for the ‘New’ New York State Sport of Cheerleading!


[The following is an official statement issued by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association-Ed.]

 ALBANY, N.Y.- Today, the Board of Regents unanimously (17-0) approved cheerleading to be recognized as a sport in New York State.  The vote follows a recommendation by the P-12 Education Committee yesterday to recognize cheerleading as a sport. (more…)

April 29, 2014 |
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