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Packed stadium vs an empty one: does home-court advantage exist without fans?

Without fans, is there any home court advantage?

by Madeline Williamson, Gio Fuentes , Editor March 3, 2021

The crowds roar, fans pound their feet to the grounds and scream. The game is close, and the home team is about to take the lead. A player sinks a three-pointer. The crowd goes wild.  “The crowd...

#NationalSigningDay2021: Hailey Carr to play softball at Shenandoah University

#NationalSigningDay2021: Hailey Carr to play softball at Shenandoah University

by Erica Blockinger and Chloe Little February 17, 2021

On February 3, Hailey Carr signed to play Division III softball for the hornets at Shenandoah University. Although Carr looked at other schools, Shenandoah stood out to her the most.  “I didn’t...

Adam Everett signs to Salisbury

#NationalSigningDay2021: Adam Everett signs to play baseball at Salisbury University

by Erica Blockinger, Jessie Hernandez, and Dalton Markel February 17, 2021

On February 3, Adam Everett signed to play baseball at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. There were many reasons Everett chose to play baseball for the Sea Gulls. “I chose Salisbury...

Scott Hummel smiles under his mask as he signs to James Madison University.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Scott Hummel blocks his way to James Madison University

by Chris Perise, Editor February 12, 2021

On February 3,  Scott Hummel participated in National Signing Day and committed to play Division 1 football at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, VA. He is an offensive lineman and is outstanding...

Matthew Cunningham signs his National Letter of Intent with his family.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Matthew Cunningham signs to play baseball at Mount St. Mary’s

by Jason Byrd, Patrick Crockett, and Nick Condrasky February 12, 2021

On February 3, Matthew Cunningham participated in National Signing Day and committed to play baseball at Mount St. Mary’s University.  One big reason Cunningham chose Mount St. Mary’s is that they...

Xander McClure carries the ball to lead his team home to victory against the opponents from Walkersville.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Xander McClure “roars” at the opportunity to sign to Slippery Rock

by Leah Bolger, Zachary Tilmont, and Gio Fuentes February 12, 2021

On February 3, star running back Xander McClure signed to play football at Slippery Rock University in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Slippery Rock is a NCAA Division II school and their official mascot...

Bailey Bennett poses with her parents after signing her National Letter of Intent.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Bailey Bennett signs to be a Spartan at York College

by Sammie Hoefs, Jamie Donohue, and Connor Bennett February 12, 2021

On February 3, Bailey Bennett committed to York College of Pennsylvania to continue playing soccer and further her academic career. York College was Bennett’s match, even though she received several...

Avery Robertson, pictured with her family, signs her National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at the Naval Academy.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Avery Robertson signs women’s lacrosse at Naval Academy

by Leah Bolger, Julian Rodriguez, and Brayden Gregory February 11, 2021

On February 3, Avery Robertson signed to play lacrosse at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Navy Midshipmen women's lacrosse team is an NCAA Division I college lacrosse team representing the...

Grace Coccagna signs her National Letter of Intent to Dickinson University.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Grace Coccagna signs to play volleyball for Dickinson

by Audrey Kilgore, Madeline Williamson, and Emily McNally February 11, 2021

On February 3, 2021, Grace Coccagna signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Dickinson University. Coccagna committed to Dickinson with hopes to make new connections with teammates,...

Julia Gladhill signs her National Letter of Intent to South Carolina Upstate.

#NationalSigningDay2021: Julia Gladhill joins volleyball #spartanarmy team

by Marissa DePalma, Madeline Williamson, and Emily McNally February 10, 2021

On February 3, 2021 Julia Gladhill signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Division I Spartans at South Carolina Upstate. Her time in the sun--the Atlantic Sun Conference--is just...

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