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The Last Game of the Season
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."- Marianne Williamson. I remember listening to my father say this quote to me before the final basketball game of the season. I... (more »)
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October 8
October 8, 2007 changed my life completely. The day I was injured. Soccer is my thing, I play it when I’m upset, happy, angry, sad, any emotion really. I love the feeling, its what I live for. Naturally I was at soccer practice when it... (more »)
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The Warrior’s Game
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The Warrior’s Game The stadium lights are shining bright, Victory is just in sight. Our helmets gleam as we take the field, Ready to fight without sword or shield. A game of strength, honor and pride, Never taken lightly by either side.... (more »)
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Goal
She’s a runner. A dancer leaping across the muddy fields. Her face glistens in the warm sunlight Dribbling the ball, she passes Girl, By girl, By girl. A quick pass to her teammate, And the ball is at her feet once again. Heading... (more »)
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Walking On Thin Air
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Tightrope walking is probably not something that the normal average American citizen would call a healthy hobby, and quite frankly, I wouldn't call it anywhere near healthy either. That said, tightrope walking is an amazing feat to be watched... (more »)
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Why I Run
The day before my first cross-country meet passed so quickly that it felt as if someone had been messing around with the time. To say that I was nervous about the meet would be the understatement of the century. That entire day the only thing on... (more »)
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Out of Reach, Out of Field
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Baseball is a team sport. No one can practice batting if there is no one to pitch. No one can play catch with themselves, a ball, and a mitt. The Washington Nationals had created a team over the off-season baseball months with a new owner and new... (more »)
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The Hardness of The Tatami
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My legs were cramped and I was staring at the sign while we were sitting at the light. "Baltimore: 10 miles" Ten more miles to my first jujitsu tournament. I couldn't believe it. My stomach started churning. The car started moving and before I... (more »)
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Riding On This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Breathe in, breathe out Concentrate on the rhythm, the beat Ignore the pain, the constant ache Let yourself fly, bounce, gallop Moving forward is all that matters Leave the past behind and move on (more »)
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The Fight for the Fast Lane
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My freshman year, someone told me that asthma and the sport of swimming should not mix. After my first season, I was pretty sure they were right. I suffered through week after week, attack after attack, too proud to quit, but too tired to keep... (more »)
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Open Gym
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What kind of shoes you are wearing, the color of your shirt. At an open gym I walk in anonymous. I can put on my gear quietly, by myself. I can fill my water bottle and watch everyone around me. I am beautiful like a clean piece of paper. I am... (more »)
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Finally
“Base hit to right field. The shortstop is rounding second; he’s only a few feet away from home plate. Here comes the throw.” “SAFE!” This was my ideal softball scenario, something that I’ve seen on... (more »)
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Instincts This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
They danced in the flickering light. Their feet bounced from the floor to the night sky, practically weightless. The competitors glimmered with sweat as they concentrated on the wordless motion of offense, their blood-red gloves tapping a punch.... (more »)
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Show Down with the Celt's
My 2007 Christmas present was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. When I first found out what it was I almost screamed like a little red headed school girl, was that normal? It was a trip to Salt Lake City to ball boy for the Utah... (more »)
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Perfect
Showed up to the ball field excited and ready to play. I was playing on the Mountain View little league baseball team, I was eleven. It was the second game of the 2007-12u district baseball tournament. I said “coach who is pitching.” He said... (more »)
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Paralympic Veteran This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The 2008 Paralympics took place in Beijing, China, in September. Team USA included many Iraq War ­veterans and amputees. Army Specialist Scott Winkler and First Lieutenant ­Melissa Stockwell are two Paralympic athletes who despite their... (more »)
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