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The ‘Littles’ of Little League

Little league has an impact on kids’ lives that you couldn’t imagine; it’s an escape from everyday life (Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Wile).

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

November 25, 2019

On June 6th, 1939 the first little league game was played. Ever since, games have become a well-known event in the US for little kids. Many of today’s major league players played in little leagues as young children. “I’ve played baseball since I was nine and I have been playing ever since,...

Are Fans Really Safe at MLB Games?

This image contains a photo of SunTrust Park. It is home to the MLB team, the Atlanta Braves, in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo courtesy of Gary Jarrett).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

November 13, 2019

When going to any sort of sporting event, fans only plan for a good time. No one expects to get injured, let alone to the point of being rushed to the hospital. Throughout the recent MLB seasons, safety concerns have increased as more and more people have been getting hurt. There has been a lot of d...

Playoff Predictor

Clemson is hopeful for another playoff return, but the question is: Will Lawrence let them? (Photo courtesy of Matson Montilla)

Matson Montilla, Reporter

October 29, 2019

If the playoffs were to start now, the top four teams would be the University of Alabama (UA), Louisiana State University (LSU), Clemson University (CU), and the Ohio State University (OSU). The way the rankings are set up currently, the semifinal matchups would be Alabama vs Ohio State and LSU vs Clemso...

Money is Power

Jalen Ramsey is one of the many players who is holding out for a trade to another team despite his owner's, Shahid Khan, unwillingness to do so(Photo courtesy of spidagrfx).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

October 16, 2019

Everybody wants more money. Everybody wants power. Everybody wants to be a leader. That’s the issue with the National Football League (NFL). The players from the NFL want all of this, but the owners aren’t willing to give any of this up, or at least not as much as the players want, which is wher...

Fantasy Football Honors

By using the waiver wire and trading, you can improve your fantasy team into a championship winning team (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

October 14, 2019

This article is a follow-up to the article, Are You Ready for some Fantasy Football?, which was previously published in the Bengal Beat. This article will dive further into the topic of fantasy football to make you a winner. Now that you understand the basics behind fantasy football and have been through ...

Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?

Fantasy football is a game where you choose players and compete against other teams through a scoring system based off statistics (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Imagine having Saquon Barkley, DeAndre Hopkins, Aaron Rodgers, or any of the NFL superstars all on the same team. There are only two realistic ways to have this: play Madden or assemble a fantasy football team. But, what exactly is fantasy football?  “[Fantasy football is] a game in which you...

The History of Greenville’s Pastime

Greenville has had many different baseball teams that have played and entertained the people of the Upstate, including its current team The Greenville Drive, which plays in Flour Field  (Photo courtesy of Melinda Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Many different cities are known for their sports teams. Cities such as Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles are associated with the Braves, the Yankees, and the Dodgers. These teams unite the city and give it a unique identity in the midst of creating memories and traditions. However, teams like these are n...

A Home Run of a Season

With the school year coming to a close, many other things are ending as well. With only a few weeks left of school, many of the students are savoring the bittersweet memories they have made this school year. The Brashier baseball team is no different (Photo courtesy of Mallory Smith).

Mallory Smith, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Awful Alternative Football

While the NFL dominates football at the professional level, many alternative leagues try to become the next NFL without much success (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to eileenploh).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

Football is one of the most popular sports in America, but with only a few professional football leagues, many players do not get to follow their dreams and play in a professional setting. The main and best option is the well known National Football League (NFL). Besides this league, players can play i...

NFL Mock Draft

After the free agency period, NFL teams look to fill their biggest needs by drafting young players who are leaving college to start their professional career (Photo courtesy of thefbanalyst on Instagram).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

April 23, 2019

Every year in April, the National Football League teams draft college players into their teams. First draft prospects compete in drills at the NFL combine and are measured and weighed. Players then have their Pro Day where scouts from NFL teams can watch while they workout and talk to their college coaches. Front offices from d...

A Roller Coaster of an NFL Season

The National Football League’s 256th season comes to a close in a historically boring game(Photo courtesy of CatchtheBlitz).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 25, 2019

The NFL has just wrapped up its 99th season filled with controversy, new emerging stars, and big plays. The season started the year with record scoring; the league saw the emergence of young offensive stars like Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey. It seemed that all the decent NFL defenses had gon...

End of an Era

Fans say goodbye to an all-time great as Julius Peppers hanging up his cleats (Photo courtesy of Pantherscentre).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 5, 2019

After 17 seasons in the National Football League, defensive end Julius Peppers has announced retirement at age 39. Peppers played with the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers before hanging up his cleats after the 2018 season. Peppers announced his retirement in an article called “17 and ...

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