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Four Laps This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I wrung my hands together as I shuffled anxiously from foot to foot, my worn sneakers scuffing the track below me. My fingers smoothed over the number that was pasted on my left hip. Only four laps. My thoughts were cut off as the referee... (more »)
The Speech
My Freshman year basketball season was a disappointment. I had to play both freshman and junior varsity for the school. The freshman team did better, but the story is about my junior varsity team, how my teammates and coach impacted my life.... (more »)
White Gloss
The feeling of the powder on a freshly waxed snowboard is unlike any thing I have ever felt before. You achieve the feeling of weightlessness throughout your body. The fresh snow depressing with every turn. You become a completely different... (more »)
Double Diamonds
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 Ever since I was a little kid my family has tried to go skiing every year. This year we went to Park City. My mom was in India at the time so she couldn't go with us. It was my dad, my two brothers and me. We all wished she could come with us... (more »)
The Love of the Game
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During the season I eat, sleep and breathe football. I love football; it’s something about the vibe and the energy I get from the faint smell of popcorn and the scream of the crowd.  I try to visualize myself making multiple game changing... (more »)
Declaring My Independence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Ceasing to rely so much on others was a decision that made me stronger. My turning point: a cross-country meet last year. Before that, I had always looked forward to practice. I used to be upset if I missed a practice. I used to rely more on... (more »)
A Game So Fine, It's Played On Diamonds
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A game so fine, it’s played on diamonds; highlighted by legends leaving their mark. From Jackie Robinson breaking down the racial barriers of the game in 1947, to the 2004 Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 series deficient in the American League... (more »)
Game. Set. Match.
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Today I lost everything. Not just a match but everything: hope, my love for tennis, and all the confidence I had built up the last few months.  Everything. I feel hollow like the racquets I play with.  My parents can’t even look at me: my... (more »)
Duke's Deceitful Destiny
Duke basketball had the typical up-and-down sports season, featuring numerous blows below the belt and improbable recoveries that lead to an eventual national championship. But the truth is, this season was simply destiny. It all started when... (more »)
Game. Set. Match.
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Today I lost everything. Not just a match but everything: hope, my love for tennis, and all the confidence I had built up the last few months.  Everything. I feel hollow like the racquets I play with.  My parents can’t... (more »)
Athletes Who Dope Should Get Their Medals Revoked
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What is the point of cheating? You may do it i school for a test or even in a videogame, but what about the 1.5 trillion dollar industry of sports. Even the best players in any sports league will try to find the upper hand on their opponent.... (more »)
College Athletes Should Be Paid
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The average pro basketball player makes 24.7 million over his 4.8 year career. The average pro football player makes 6.7 million over his 3.5 year career. Any college athlete will make a total of $0.00 over their career as a college athlete. 7... (more »)
Should You Let Your Kid Play Football
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Did you know that there are over 1 million high school football players. so that means that football is very popular with kids around our age group. The Super Bowl is one of the most watched things on television each year. Football can help... (more »)
College Athletes Shouldn't Be Paid
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Do athletes only care about the money? Or do they think about what a privilege it is to play for a college team and be one step closer to the big show. We see this as an amazing opportunity to be in their footsteps and be that successful in... (more »)
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Sports have been a part of my life since I can remember, most importantly gymnastics. I have loved the sport since the day I started my first class at the age of two. Even though I couldn’t live without gymnastics, it is a very... (more »)
Doping in Sports
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According to professionals associated in the sports business, many professional athletes were caught doping in their respective sports throughout the past year.  Many athletes pursue doping to give them an unfair advantage or help speed up... (more »)
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