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Table of contents NE8 CONFERENCE Bellmont ............................................ 4 Columbia City................................... 4 DeKalb ............................................... 5 East Noble......................................... 5 Huntington North ............................ 6 Leo....................................................... 6 New Haven ........................................ 7 Norwell ............................................... 7

Northrop ..........................................11 Snider ...............................................11 South Side ......................................12 Wayne...............................................12

NORTHEAST CORNER CONFERENCE Angola ..............................................13 Central Noble .................................13 Churubusco.....................................14 Eastside ...........................................14 SUMMMIT ATHLETIC Fremont ...........................................15 CONFERENCE Carroll................................................. 8 Garrett ..............................................15 Bishop Dwenger .............................. 8 Lakeland ..........................................16 Bishop Luers .................................... 9 Prairie Heights ...............................16 West Noble ..................................... 17 Concordia .......................................... 9 Homestead......................................10 THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE North Side .......................................10 Whitko .............................................. 17

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bellmont

schedule Aug. 23

H

Adams Central

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Huntington North

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

South Adams

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Columbia City

Oct. 4

H

New Haven

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Norwell

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

East Noble

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

New Haven

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Bellmont High School, front row, left to right, Rylen Ford, Paul Scheumann and Kobe Ortiz. Back row, left to right, AJ Kable, Nate Ulman, Johnathan Wilder and Zacariah Obringer.

columbia city

schedule A

Hammond Gavit

8 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Central Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

East Noble

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Bellmont

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Huntington

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Norwell

7 p.m.

Aug. 23

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Columbia City High School, front row, left to right, Tanner Martz, Jonathan Melton, and John Hinen. Back row, left to right, Kieran Gilles, Austin Walker, Greg Bolt, Tyler Lane and Carter Smith.

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Dekalb

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schedule Aug. 23

H

Angola

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Huntington North

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Garrett

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Norwell

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

New Haven

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Bellmont

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

East Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Columbia City

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For DeKalb High School, front row, left to right, Easton Rhodes and Kai Zacharias. Second row, left to right, Carter Miller, Curtis Martin, Corey Price and Dominic Blevins. Back row, left to right, Hoyt Stafford, Landon Miller, Tylar Pomeroy, Evan Snider and Evan Eshbach.

east noble

schedule Aug. 23

A

Plymouth

7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30

H Mishawaka

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

Huntington H North

7 p.m.

Sept. 13 A

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 20 H

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 27 A

Norwell

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Columbia City

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

New Haven

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Bellmont

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For East Noble High School, front row, left to right, Nick Munson and Jacob VanGorder. Second row, left to right, Cole Schupbach, Caden Conley and Bailey Parker. Back row, left to right, Rowan Zolman, Alex Manns, Leyth Al-Mohammedawi and Noah Schooley.

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Huntington north

schedule Aug. 23

A

Warsaw

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Bellmont

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Jay County

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

East Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Columbia City

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Norwell

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

New Haven

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Huntington North High School, from left to right, Aidan Hosler, Ricky Foster, Cameron Foust and Isaac Hill.

Leo

schedule

NICOLE MINIER

For Leo High School, left to right, Jared Sauder (head coach), Peyton Wall, Gavin James, Cameron Roach, Lucas Witte, Owen Lantz, Greyson Larocque, GT Baker, Dylan May, Peyton McHale and Tom Busch.

Aug. 23

A

Woodlan

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Bellmont

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Angola

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Huntington

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Norwell

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

New Haven

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Columbia City

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

East Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

DeKalb

7 p.m.


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schedule Aug. 23

H

S.B. Riley

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Mississinewa

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

DeKalb

Sept. 13

A

Sept. 20

H

Sept. 27

H

Columbia City

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Bellmont

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

East Noble

7 p.m.

Leo

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Huntington

7 p.m.

Norwell

7 p.m.

NICOLE MINIER

For New Haven High School, left to right, Nijae Fields-Lewis, Jamarr Hutchins, Stephan Poiry, Lamar Hutchins, Lane Woodson, Howard Chandler, Dasean Morgan, Joshua Grigsby and DeAndre Wright.

norwell

schedule Aug. 23

A

Jay County

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

East Noble

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Heritage

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Bellmont

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Huntington North

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

New Haven

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Columbia City

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Norwell High School, left to right, Joe Colbert, Eli Riley, Jace Chaney and Bo Morgan.

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carroll

schedule Aug. 23

H

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Snider

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

North Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Northrop

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

South Side

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Homestead

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Concordia

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Wayne

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Concordia

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Snider

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Northrop

7 p.m.

LOUIS WYATT

For Carroll High School, front row from left, Layton Mitchell, Lincoln Lantz, Evan Harris and Maxton Green. Back row from left, Tyler Morrison, Orion Chenery and Larry Sible.

bishop dwenger

schedule Aug. 23

A

Wayne

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

North Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Homestead

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Carroll

7 p.m.

NICOLE MINIER

For Bishop Dwenger High School, left to right, Hayden Ellinger, Patrick Finley, Jason Garrett (coach), Griffin Eifert and Luke Wiginton.

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bishop luers

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schedule Aug. 23

A

Carroll

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Northrop

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Wayne

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Homestead

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Concordia

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Snider

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

North Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Northrop

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Wayne

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Carroll

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

North Side

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Bishop Luers High School, front row, left to right, Alex Workman, Christian Fly, Joe Derrick, Dominique Williams, Noah Hornish and Carter Drake. Second row, left to right, Jacob Friedrich, Justin Baum, Jamic Johnson, Ben Jennings Jr., Grant Brough, Nick Everett and Will Derrick. Third row, left to right, Peter Tsuleff, Jake Creager, Brayden Cowherd, Nick Birkmeier and Luke Miller.

concordia

schedule Aug. 23

H

South Side

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Homestead

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Snider

7 p.m.

A

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Concordia High School, front row, left to right, Nick King-Causey, Jeren Kindig and Jaden Parnin. Back row, left to right, Caleb Asher and Jalen Vanderbosch.

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homestead

schedule Aug. 23

A

Northrop

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

North Side

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Concordia

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Carroll

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Oct. 11

H

Wayne

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Snider

7 p.m.

Bishop Luers 7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Homestead High School, front row, left to right, Gunnar Fry and Bryce Raber. Second row, left to right, Joe Parrish, Robert McCrory, Jake Archibold and Cam Rodgers. Back row, left to right, Morgan Lamon, Nik Martin, Colby Fleming and Griffin Little.

north side

schedule

MEGAN KNOWLES

For North Side High School, front row, left to right, Ronald Collins, Jordan Turner, Auntral Franklin and Jaylen Harris. Back row, left to right, Coach Mike Brevard, Theo Redmond, Preston McElroy, Jacob Lambert, Alex Holliday and Brandon Brundigc.

Aug. 23

H

Snider

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Homestead

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Carroll

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Northrop

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Wayne

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Concordia

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.


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northrop

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schedule Aug. 23

H

Homestead

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Wayne

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Carroll

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Concordia

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Snider

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

North Side

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Dwenger

7 p.m.

LOUIS WYATT

For Northrop High School, front row, left to right, Jasmin Halilovic, Vaughn Crews, Skyler Phan, Jeremiah Green and Dylan Hoot. Back row left to right, Antoine Scott, Jose Reducindo and Jaden Smith.

snider

schedule Aug. 23

A

North Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Wayne

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Carroll

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Northrop

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Concordia

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Homestead

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

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south side

schedule Aug. 23

A

Concordia

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Carroll

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Northrop

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

North Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Snider

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Wayne

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Homestead

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

South Side

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Snider

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Concordia

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Homestead

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Carroll

7 p.m.

LOUIS WYATT

For South Side High School, front row, left to right, Tremell Early, Davonte Alford and Zion Davis. Back row from left, Manny Knight, Kyle Caudill and Fred Starks.

wayne

schedule Aug. 23

H

Dwenger

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Bishop Luers

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Northrop

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

North Side

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Wayne High School, left to right, Keshaun Fields, Cain Webb, Coach Derrick Moore, Simon Twiss and Myheir Baker.

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angola

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schedule Aug. 23

A

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Lakeland

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Leo

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Fairfield

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

West Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Garrett

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Eastside

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Fremont

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Lakeland

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Eastside

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Garrett

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Angola High School, front row, left to right, Chase Soulliere, Lucas Waite and Owen Shoup. Back row, left to right, Antonio Luevanos, Kyle Trick, Ross Holman and Ryan Brandt.

central noble

schedule Aug. 23

H

West Noble

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Columbia City

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Fairfield

7 p.m.

H

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

JEFF JONES

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churubusco

schedule Aug. 23

H

Whitko

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Lakeland

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Garrett

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Eastside

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Fremont

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Central Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

West Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Fairfield

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Fremont

7 p.m.

NICOLE MINIER

For Churubusco High School, front row, left to right, Reese Wicker, Cole Hart, Caleb Blake, Case Lemper and Gage Kelly. Second row, left to right, Sam Wood, Blake Trostel, Dustin Barkley, Jake Fulk and Jake North.

eastside

schedule Aug. 23

A

Heritage

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Adams Central

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

West Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H Central Noble 7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Sept. 20

H

Garrett

7 p.m.

Angola

7 p.m.

JEFF JONES

For Eastside High School, front row, left to right, are Payton Terry, Hunter Miller, Dawson Smyth and Mike Geiger. In back are Carson Evers, Ethan Farnsworth, Troy Kessler and Chase Leeper.

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Fremont

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schedule Aug. 23

H

Southern Wells

7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Lenawee (MI) Christian

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

River Valley (MI)

7 p.m.

Sept. 13 H

Fairfield

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 H

Central Noble

7 p.m.

Sept. 27 A

’Busco

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Eastside

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Oct. 19

H

Frontier

1 p.m.

KEN FILLMORE

Fremont's Karson Meeks (21) falls forward for yardage against Adrian (Mich.) Lenawee Christian during a game last season at Fremont High School.

garrett

schedule Aug. 23

A

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

DeKalb

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Lakeland

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Eastside

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

West Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Fairfield

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Angola

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

Central Noble

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Garrett High School, left to right, Cole Bergman, Mateo Faentes, Isaac King and and Nolan Hathaway.

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lakeland

schedule Aug. 23

A

Wawasee

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Garrett

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Angola

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Central Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

West Noble

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Fairfield

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Bluffton

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Lakeland High School, front row, left to right, Bennie Walker and Camyrn Holbrook. Back row, left to right, Nathan Grossman, Kennie Walker and Colton Isaacs.

prairie heights

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Prairie Heights, front row, left to right, Luke Severe, Ethan Hoover and Kole Schrock. Back row, left to right, Isaac Torney, Camden Hall, Gavin Culler and Hunter Allen.

schedule Aug. 23

H

Garrett

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Bronson (MI)

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Lakeland

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Central Noble

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

H

Eastside

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

A

Angola

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

H

Fremont

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

A

West Noble

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west noble

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schedule Aug. 23

A

Central Noble

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

H

Wawasee

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

A

Eastside

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

H

Angola

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

A

Fairfield

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Garrett

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Lakeland

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Prairie Heights

7 p.m.

MEGAN KNOWLES

For West Noble High School, front row, left to right, Raven Slone, Kyler Brown, Xhua Martin-Garcia and Rocky Slone. Back row, left to right, Josh Gross, Brandon Pruitt, Kyle Mawhorter, Eion Fuleki and Taylor Guzman.

whitko

schedule

MEGAN KNOWLES

For Whitko High School, front row, left to right, Alex Rodriguez, Dominick Mosley, Daulton Webb and Riley Young. Back row, left to right, Ashton Schuh, Jamall Werling, Mason Lehman, Gabe Gaff and Coach Phil Jensen.

Aug. 23

A

Churubusco

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

A

Peru

7 p.m.

Sept. 6

H

Rochester

7 p.m.

Sept. 13

A

Maconaquah

7 p.m.

Sept. 20

H

North Miami

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

A

Tippy Valley

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

H

Manchester

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

A

Northfield

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

H

Wabash

7 p.m.

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Avoid head injuries during sports play BY METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION Participation in scholastic sports can be great for students, making a positive impact on their school careers both on the field and in the classroom. Sports can keep athletes physically fit, help develop confidence and assist students with making friends. However, as with all physical activities, safety must be made a priority by athletes, their parents and their coaches. Brainline, an organization offering information about brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, estimates that as many as 3.8 million concussions occur during competitive sports and recreational activities each year in the United States. Experts suggest that around 50 percent of concussions may go unreported. Although sports injuries rarely lead to fatalities, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons says the leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescents. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal function of the brain, states AANS. A concussion is a type of TBI in which the head and brain

move back and forth from a blow, bump or jump. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that children and teens make up 70 percent of all sports-related concussions treated in emergency rooms. Concussions can occur in any sports, but are prevalent in football, cycling, hockey, rugby, soccer and basketball, according to data published in 2013 in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Concussions also can occur in the sport of cheerleading, which has changed dramatically in the last 20 years as participants perform increasingly difficult acrobatic stunts. Preventing traumatic brain injuries involves diligence on the part of parents, student athletes and coaches. • The AANS says helmets reduce the risk of head injury by at least 45 percent and brain injury by 33 percent. Wearing safety gear while participating in sports is essential. • Sports teams can focus on safety through hard work and dedication rather than a “win at all costs” mentality that may entice players to take risks that lead to injury. • Rules should be enforced, especially those for fair play and safety. Striking other

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The average high school football player experiences 592 head impacts in one season, according to the CDC.

athletes in the head or using their head or helmet to contact another athlete, or other illegal contacts, should result in reprimands. • Students should recognize their skill sets and not try dangerous moves that can put their health at risk. • Athletes can consult with coaches to learn maneuvers and strategies that can

reduce risk for injury, such as safe tackling techniques and using spotters when strength training. Should a head injury occur, athletes should not return to play until they have been evaluated and cleared by a health professional. It is better to be out one game than risk permanent injury.

Shop for sports eye protection

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Sports-related eye safety is about prevention. Protective eyewear is essential when competing in various sports.

BY METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION Autumn marks the beginning of many scholastic sports seasons, including football. Sports can be exciting and challenging for athletes, but athletes also are at risk of injury. Prevent Blindness America notes that more than 40,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. While many of those injuries affect children, the good news is that sports-related eye injuries are largely preventable. Sports eye protection is a must, and protective eyewear should be included on back-to-school shopping lists. In addition to wearing protective eyewear when playing sports, athletes can take the following steps to avoid sports-related eye injuries. • Wear helmets. Kids who play youth baseball should always wear batting helmets with polycarbonate face shields when batting. When playing hockey, use helmets with face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association. • Wear safety goggles. Regular glasses or goggles may not offer adequate protection. Wear proper safety goggles that have lensed polycarbonate protectors for racquet sports or basketball. All eye guards or protective eyewear should be labeled ASTM F803-approved, according to Prevent Blindness

America. This eyewear is guaranteed to offer the highest levels of protection. • Recognize non-contact sports also can be dangerous. Even non-contact sports such as badminton can present a chance for injury. Individuals should exercise caution any time they play sports that require the use of balls, racquets or flying objects. • Speak with coaches and teachers. Open a dialogue with coaches or physical education administrators in an effort to highlight the importance of protective eyewear and learn about the steps being taken to protect athletes and their eyes. Include youngsters in these discussions so they learn about the need for protective eyewear and the benefits that such eyewear provides in sports where there is a high to moderate risk of eye injury. • Protect eyes from the sun. Athletes who play outdoor sports should take steps to protect their eyes from the sun. When shopping for goggles, find ones that offer UV protection. In addition, look for tinted lenses that reduce glare. • Exercise good sportsmanship. Always follow the rules of the sport and be a good team player. Use the equipment in the way it was intended so everyone, including teammates and opponents, is as safe as possible. Sports-related eye safety is about prevention.


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Celebrating homecoming

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BY METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION Students may think that their proms and graduation ceremonies mark the last time they will spend time together on campus. But there will likely be many more opportunities for students to proudly wear their school colors and cheer for their alma maters. Homecoming parades, dances and sporting events offer opportunities for recent grads to return to the hallowed halls of their schools. The origins of homecoming celebrations may be traced to a 1911 football game at the University of Missouri. However, Baylor University and the University of Illinois also take credit for homecoming traditions. Typically homecoming is the start of a spirit week designed to boost the morale of students and athletes alike.

Homecoming also may signal the first game home after teams have been on the road. Homecoming celebrations are often built around football games, but basketball and hockey also have shared the homecoming spotlight. Homecoming enables current and former students to celebrate and display their pride for their schools. Celebrations may include parades, rallies, speeches and dances. Homecoming festivities also may serve to have alumni mingle and network with others who have sat in the same classrooms and played on the same fields. Some schools elect homecoming courts, which include homecoming kings and queens, as well as accompanying princes and princesses. Students who are elected to the court are usually heavily

involved in school activities. The court may participate in a parade that includes floats and music from the school’s marching band. Homecoming dances tend to be a culmination of homecoming festivities at the end of the spirit week. Students are welcome to attend, and alumni from past years often show up as well. The dance may include a banquet, in which particular students are recognized for their efforts. Alumni may be asked to deliver speeches or hand out awards. Homecoming is celebrated across much of North America, among both high school and college students. It is a special time to rekindle relationships with one’s school and show off pride in one’s alma mater.

Are you ready for tailgating season? (StatePoint) Firing up the grill is a year-round pastime for many, especially in fall, when tailgating takes over stadium parking lots nationwide. Grilling for a tailgate crowd can be just as high stakes as the game itself,” says The Pit Crew of Pit Boss Grills. “Being prepared sets you up for an easy victory on the grill and in the lot.” Whether it’s your first time hosting a parking lot party, or you just want to master your technique, use these tips from the experts at Pit Boss to keep your favorite football fans fed: • Bring more than you think you’ll need. Once you’re parked, you’re there to stay. Be sure to have more supplies — particularly fuel — than you think you’ll need, so there are no surprises. • Do the prep work before you go. Doctoring your food can be tricky in the heat of the moment. Cut out the onsite prep and go for surefire flavor by pre-seasoning and pre-marinating your meats. • Use a portable grill. When it comes to grill choice, it’s all about efficiency. You want to be able to start feeding friends and family quickly after staking out space and pack it all up just in time for kick-off. • Satisfy all taste buds. Bring an assortment of barbecuing and dipping sauces. From sweet and spicy to tangy and mild, everyone wins with a little of what they want. • Kick back. Just because you’re

manning the grill doesn’t mean you can’t kick back and enjoy the party. Use a remote thermometer to monitor your food while you step away from the cooking site. This is especially helpful to prevent babysitting or lifting the lid when doing slower cooked meats, like ribs and pork shoulder. • Food is the best part of tailgating. Keep your crowd full with lots of finger foods like burgers, dogs, homemade chips and dips.

Sticky Bourbon Chicken Wings • • • • • • • • •

20 chicken wings, patted dry 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons bourbon 2 tablespoons hot sauce 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Pit Boss Sweet Rib Rub Seasoning The day or morning before the game, create you marinade by combining the ketchup, honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, bourbon, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and Sweet Rib Rub in a bowl. Whisk well to combine. Next, add the chicken wings to the marinade and toss them until they are well coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. When it’s time to cook, fire up your wood

Firing up the grill is a year-round pastime for many, especially in fall, when tailgating takes over stadium parking lots nationwide. pellet grill and set the temperature to 350 degrees F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium heat. Let the marinade drip off the chicken wings, and place them directly on the grill grates to cook for 10 minutes. Turn them over and grill for an additional 7-10 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and dark golden brown. Remove the chicken wings from the grill and enjoy them while they’re

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nice and hot! For an extra kick of flavor, set aside some of your marinade before adding the chicken to coat the wings with later as a finishing sauce.

More tailgating grilling recipes and ideas can be found by visiting pitbossgrills.com/recipes. With the right tools on hand and a bit of prep, you’re ready to become a master tailgater this season.


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TAILGATING RECIPES Soft Rye Pretzels MAKES 12 PRETZELS • 1 1⁄2 cups warm water • 15 grams sugar • 20 grams active dry yeast • 420 grams bread flour • 115 grams rye flour • 85 grams barley flour • 20 grams kosher salt • 65 grams unsalted butter, melted • Vegetable oil, for oiling bowl • 12 cups plus 1 tablespoon water • 2⁄3 cup baking soda • 1 egg yolk • Sea salt 1. Combine the water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Mix gently and let rest until the yeast begins to foam. 2. Combine the bread flour, rye flour, barley flour, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. When the yeast mixture is foamy, slowly add it and the butter to the flour mixture with the mixer on slow speed, and mix until just combined, about 20 seconds. Turn off the mixer and let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

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cover with a moist towel, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 60 to 90 minutes. 5. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Portion the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 20-inch-long rope of even diameter. Fold the rope into the pretzel knot shape and press the dough together firmly where it intersects at the twist and the ends. 6. Bring 12 cups water the baking soda to a boil in a large pot. Working in batches of 3 or 4, depending on the size of your pot, slowly lower each pretzel into the boiling water and cook for 30 to 45 seconds, pushing and resubmerging the pretzels with a slotted spoon as needed. Transfer the pretzels to a wire rack to dry. 7. When all the pretzels are boiled, arrange them on large baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 6 minutes.

3. Mix the dough on slow speed for 1 minute, and then increase the speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes longer, or until the dough forms a ball and pulls cleanly away from the sides of the bowl.

8. Meanwhile, whisk the 1 tablespoon water and the egg yolk together in a small ball. Remove the pretzels from the oven and brush with the egg wash. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 8 to 10 minutes longer, or until dark brown. Serve warm. The pretzels will keep for about a day unwrapped, but not overnight. Wrapping in plastic will melt the salt and distort the crust.

4. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured work surface for 2 minutes. Put the dough into an oiled bowl,

“Soft Rye Pretzels” courtesy of John Holl’s “The American Craft Beer Cookbook” (Storey)

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Crusty Mac and Cheese SERVES 4 TO 6 • 1 pound elbow macaroni • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground white pepper • 1⁄2 cup chicken stock • 3⁄4 cup heavy cream • 1⁄2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 1⁄2 tablespoon hot sauce • 1⁄2 tablespoon Creole mustard • 11⁄4 cup Cheese Wiz • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

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2. Boil the macaroni in a 2-quart saucepan filled with water, until it is al dente, or still has some snap when you bite it. Strain the pasta and rinse thoroughly with cold water.

Set aside. 3. Combine the remaining ingredients, except for the shredded cheese, in a medium saucepan over medium heat. The mixture should be barely simmering. Whisk periodically. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes. 4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cheese sauce with the pasta and about one-third of the shredded cheese. Transfer to the baking dish, covering with the remaining shredded cheese, and bake covered for 10 minutes. 5. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes more, or until the top is golden brown. “Crusty Mac and Cheese” from Neal Corman’s “Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Press)

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