Aragon athletes discuss traditions and celebrations

December 14, 2017

Traditions and celebrations play a large role in team bonds when it comes to playing together. Aragon’s football and basketball teams have their own traditions that help bring athletes together off the court and field, so that they can perform well on game days. Over-the-top celebrations are not endorsed by any sports leagues, and Aragon student-athletes have done well in keeping their celebrations short and sweet on the field. But,…

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Analyzing how athletes prepare during the offseason

December 14, 2017

Many professional athletes played multiple sports before eventually narrowing their focus to their main sport. For example, Golden State Warriors point guard and two-time MVP Stephen Curry used to play football, baseball and soccer along with basketball. Playing several sports provides athletes with conditioning for their main sport. At the high school level, athletes similarly play other sports, as well as do conditioning during their offseason by playing in leagues,…

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Natalie Yang: Reaching for the high bar

December 14, 2017

When senior gymnast Natalie Yang injured her right toe in 2011, she was reluctant to let herself take time off of gymnastics to recover. “I really just didn’t want to stop doing gym, so I just took a lot of Advil and pushed through the pain,” she said. “That did not work out too well.” Because she continued practicing on an injured toe, she eventually required a second surgery. “I…

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