Sports Column: View of “His Airness” is Overblown

Michael Jordan is widely recognized as the greatest basketball player to ever play. He is certainly one of the greatest, but he is overrated. He had an illustrious career, winning six championships in the span of nine years while scoring the most points per game out of all players for 11 seasons. However, with the release of a documentary known

Sports Column: Calling a Foul on Baseball

By Dirk Hildebrand The term “overrated” in today's culture usually refers to when the success or accomplishments of a person, place or thing are vastly overestimated, over praised, or exaggerated. The term has been used to describe anything from players in various sports, the impact of certain cities, or even the success of social movements and trends. A perfect example of

Snider Esports Team Prepares for 2021 Spring Season

By Emily McCoy The 2020-21 school year has been a wild year for sports. Many sports, including football, soccer and basketball, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many fans are not allowed to view their favorite games for fear of the virus. One Snider sports team, however, does not have to worry about fans gathering in large groups or

Sports Column: Spearheading eSports

By Braeden Lamb “We are Valorant. We are fighters!” Every other match, I feel I hear that voiceline reach out to us before proceeding to attempt to score victories for our team. We give and receive callouts, refine our motor skills and muscle memory. We celebrate our frags, clutches and 1000 IQ plays.  I am a player on Snider’s Valorant Gold eSports team. Snider

Esports Update: Rocket League Esports Team qualifies for national playoffs

Snider’s Rocket League Black Team finished ranked #14 in the nation, which qualifies them for the High School Esports League (HSEL) National Playoffs,  a single elimination tournament beginning Monday Dec 14th.  The team’s opening round match will be at 5p.m. vs 3rd Seed Eno River Academy from North Carolina.  Only the top 16 teams nationally make the national tournament, and there were

Sports gear companies gouge Bryant fans

By Josh Bryan  When a sports legend dies, most fans see "R.I.P." However, some big corporations see "$$$."  Basic economics would lead us to believe that when there is a high demand for a product the seller should raise the price of said product. But there are some social limits when it comes to making profits from someone who has recently died.  Shortly after basketball

Super Bowl advertisement rankings

Every year the National Football League, NFL, puts on a spectacle like none other. Millions of people gather around their television screens to watch the biggest game of American football, or to watch the best ads to ever be aired on television.   Let’s be honest. The best part of the game is always the ads. An ad in the game that can’t

Wrestling update

On Saturday the 25th of January the SAC wrestling championship was held in Sniders gymnasium. Snider won the SAC championship slimly over Dwenger. The results are listed below:   Snider  247.5  Bishop Dwenger 242.0 Concordia Lutheran 202.0  Northrop 139.5 South Side 130.0  Wayne 127.5 North Side 62.0 Bishop Luers 48.0  106 Lbs   Guaranteed places  1st Place- Elliott Cornewell of Bishop Dwenger  2nd Place- Bryon Oliva of North Side   3rd Place- Spencer Sharp of Snider  4th Place- Scott Lantz of Wayne  5th Place- Forfeit Forfeit of Unattached   1st Place Match   Elliot Cornewell (Bishop Dwenger) 26-1, So. Over Bryon

Wednesday in Sports

Varsity Baseball lost at home to the Dekalb Barons 7-2. The Panthers are now 6-2 on the season. Boys Track won the Northrop-Wayne meet, with senior Bryce Jennings placing first overall in the 1600 and sophomore Julian Slater placing first overall in the 3200. Girls Track won the 4×4 relay, but finished second overall in the Northrop-Wayne meet. Multiple seniors signed their letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level.

Monday in Sports

Senior Reese Kuhns hit a solo home run and drove in three runs on the day. Senior Simon Dellinger pitched a winning game, as Varsity Baseball beat the Norwell Knights 8-4.