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Friend or Foe?

BY PASTEL SCHWAY |  This essay was selected as the 1st-Place Winner in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  1. It was hard for me to believe that she could behave that way. Supposedly, she was my friend of... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of the Feminine Athlete

BY JESSIE HERNANDEZ | This essay was selected as the 1st-Place Winner in the adult category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  I’ve been trying to write this article for almost a year. I have asked several other women and girls their... Continue Reading →

The Impact of UConn Women’s Basketball?

BY GRACE GELONE | EDITORIAL INTERN After the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball defeated Saint Francis in the first round of the NCAA tournament, USA Today’s Josh Peter wrote that the team and its coach, Geno Auriemma, who were celebrating... Continue Reading →

How to Play Rugby

BY HELENA KORUBO | This essay was selected as the Runner-Up in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  She’s sprinting after this other girl. All she sees is the back of her opponent's jersey. It reads number six. Six... Continue Reading →

My Love Letter to Soccer

BY RITA ELLIS | This essay was selected as the Runner-Up in the adult category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  I am Rita Jones Ellis and I am a proud 59-year-old Scot-Canadian-American woman (I have the passports to prove it!). Born into... Continue Reading →

Shred It Like an “Old” Girl

BY JASMINE DHALIWAL I crashed stomach first into the ice-packed snow, my arms barely breaking my fall. Landing on the outside of my right arm, I flipped onto my back, sliding head first down the hill. The back of my... Continue Reading →

Go Figure (Skate!)

BY SIGNE SAWYER | This essay was selected as the Honorable Mention in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  If I tell someone that I skate, they ask “rollerblading or skateboarding?” Imagine their surprise when I tell them... synchronized... Continue Reading →

My Passion for Dancing

BY MARIE MALONE | This essay was selected as the Honorable Mention in the adult category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  I would not call myself a ‘sporty’ kind of woman, like a basketball player, or a swimmer. I have two... Continue Reading →

Aces on the Board

BY MATTHEW KELSEY | CONTRIBUTING WRITER Only one day separates us now from the next episode of the WNBA Draft, and I can’t remember being more excited about a draft board in my life. Well, okay—2013 was pretty special. Though... Continue Reading →

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