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Pandemic fitness log: a horror story

Pandemic fitness log: a horror story
December 14, 2020

The following is a printout of a daily fitness tracker report of a CHS student. This brave student agreed to share it anonymously with the Wolfpacket, and the Wolfpacket is reprinting it here as a public...

Pandemic practices are blood on the hands of the CHS administration and athletic department

Pandemic practices are blood on the hands of the CHS administration and athletic department
December 14, 2020

Though the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been horrific, the federal government does not hold quite all of the blame for the ever-growing cases and ever-growing deaths that have already...

Pandemic athletics update: state championships, practices cancelled

Image courtesy of CIF, Wikimedia Commons, pixabay, and Canva
December 14, 2020

In March of 2020, life, including high school athletics, was put on indefinite hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the fall, some sports which were scheduled to begin competition in early January, or...

Novel coronavirus infects sports: recently begun practices include novel routines

Cross-country coach Brittany Carvalho takes a runner's temperature as a part of mandatory, daily health screenings done on each athlete.
November 16, 2020

Although the first chance for academic life in Claremont to return to some semblance of normalcy is February, the possibility for a somewhat typical routine is far greater for athletics. At the moment,...

Body shape stereotypes and rules in sports must end

Body shape stereotypes and rules in sports must end
November 16, 2020

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of eating disorders, body-image negativity, and food restriction. The widespread issues of negative body image and disordered eating can stem from...

From Bellinger to Betts: how the Dodgers broke out of their World Series blues

November 16, 2020

“High fly ball into right field. She is … gone!” baseball commentator Vin Scully said, tracing the trajectory of Kirk Gibson’s 1988 game-winning home run. 17 years after the Dodger’s famous...

Soccer player DeMott and golfer Reis navigate the altered terrain of athletic recruiting

Soccer player DeMott and golfer Reis navigate the altered terrain of athletic recruiting
October 26, 2020

Every year, college sports teams look at the most talented high school athletes in the country and try to recruit them. Many high school athletes, especially seniors, give it their all to make a lasting...

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Laker Nation

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Laker Nation
October 26, 2020

The name “Los Angeles Lakers” bears an unmatched gravitas in the world of basketball. Legions of purple-and-gold-clad fans flock to the Staples Center to watch them play their games. The limelight...

Dual perspectives: Should club sports competitions be resumed at this time?

A soccer game takes place at dusk in Arizona, where club sports are permitted to compete.
October 26, 2020

No (Melina Tisopulos): Club sports are a public health risk not worth taking As the COVID-19 outbreak progressed, devoted athletes had no choice but to watch their beloved sports be taken away from...

Cross-country’s prowess stands the trials of time and the tribulations of COVID-19

Juniors Dago Lopez (left) and Brody Henderson (right) compete in the 3200-meter race.
October 26, 2020

Runners’ bodies lurch and glide around the orange-red oval under the stadium lights. A speaker blares pop music. Coaches shout advice and stand ready with stopwatches. Still, that familiar, roaring...

Activism in athletics ought to be respected

Activism in athletics ought to be respected
October 5, 2020

On September 1, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, knelt during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice as well as police brutality. Many applauded...

Pack in action: Hwang and Carvalho join the CHS cross-country staff

October 5, 2020

With the implementation of CIF’s new COVID-19 safety guidelines, cross-country athletes are preparing for a season with challenges unlike any faced before. Fortunately, the team will be welcoming...

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