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An Opinion on #TakeAKnee

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Heartland News, Sports, Voices | 2 comments

An Opinion on #TakeAKnee

I’ve only attended a few major sporting events in my lifetime, but each time I’ve witnessed sports fans buying hot dogs, sitting, talking on the phone, or even using the restroom during the National Anthem. So when the country went into a rage over NFL athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, I was a little surprised. (more…)

TSM Beats Cloud 9 to Become Spring Split Champions

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

TSM Beats Cloud 9 to Become Spring Split Champions

In an astounding five-game match at the NA LCS Spring Grand Finals, Team Solo Mid (TSM) faced off against Cloud 9. Both teams fought their hardest, but in the end, it was TSM who came out victorious.

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Play Ball!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

Play  Ball!

After months of hard work, our spring sports are set to begin. Softball head coach Steve Leverton, begins his 4th year at the helm. After an NJCAA National Championship Tournament appearance last season, they begin the year ranked #19 nationally.  New to the Hawks family, baseball head coach Brian Furlong begins his first year at Heartland. The Hawks begin their season ranked #19 by Collegiate Baseball. Expectations for both teams are high and the sense of optimism is overwhelming. (more…)

12 Surprises of the Last 12 Months Part 1: Sports/Entertainment

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Entertainment, Heartland News, Sports, Voices | 0 comments

12 Surprises of the Last 12 Months Part 1: Sports/Entertainment

Despite  extreme mainstream media obstacles, a very polarizing campaign and overwhelming poll projections, Trump won presidency off of urban areas and middle-classing working citizens vastly outperforming expectations while other demographics had lower voter turnout than projected. This win also means a man in the WWE Hall of Fame has become president. Perhaps this sets up The People’s Champion to lay the smackdown on the electoral college next year under the Brahma Bull party. No doubt, this win adds to the year’s surprises. Here are twelve other surprises of the last twelve months: (more…)

NFL Week 8 Best

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

NFL Week 8 Best

Best:

Derek Carr (QB Oakland Raiders): Carr had a spectacular performance in week eight against Tampa Bay, where he threw for 513 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Carr now fifth in the league for passing yards (2,321) and third for touchdowns (17). If Carr continues to play at the level of intensity that he has been all season, he can end as a top five quarterback no problem. We’ll see if he can repeat his stats against a tough Denver defense in week nine. (more…)

A Brief History of MMA

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

A Brief History of MMA

On March 22nd, New York historically became the 50th state to legalize Mixed Martial Arts competition. This approval allowed UFC to host their next ppv event UFC 205 at one of the most famous venues in sports: Madison Square Garden. Amidst an abundance of hype from sports outlets and a rabid fanbase new and old, UFC 205 represents the biggest event arguably in MMA history and projected to break ppv records. This insanely stacked card spearheaded by three title fights (one featuring UFC’s most popular male fighter Conor Mcgregor) should have zero trouble fulfilling  hype. With UFC 205 representing the apex in the sport’s popularity, it seems appropriate to highlight MMA’s history. (more…)

Taking a Knee

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

Taking a Knee

Anyone who has been tuned into some nationally broadcasted sporting events may
have noticed that not everyone has been following the nation’s norm when the announcers
lead to “please stand for the singing of our national anthem.” (more…)

NFL Week 6 Best and Worst

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

NFL Week 6 Best and Worst

Best:

Drew Brees (QB New Orleans Saints): Drew Brees once again tops the quarterback charts in a magnificent week 6 performance. Brees finished off a strong performance against the Carolina Panthers with 465 passing yards and 4 touchdowns to accompany. With more performances like this, Brees may be able to turn the Saints around to a winning team. (more…)

NFL Week 4 Best and Worst

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

NFL Week 4 Best and Worst

NFL Week 4 Best and Worst

Best:

Matt Ryan & Julio Jones (QB and WR Atlanta Falcons): Normally I wouldn’t group players together but this weeks’ tandem is an exception. Matt Ryan totaled 503 passing yards bringing along 4 touchdowns against what was once a fearsome Carolina defense. The reason that Jones gets grouped with Ryan this week, is because out of those 503 yards, Jones racked up 300 of them on only 12 receptions. Those numbers also include one 75 yard catch resulting in a touchdown making them two of the best players in week 4. (more…)

Cycling for a Cause (Part I)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Heartland News, Sports | 0 comments

Cycling for a Cause (Part I)

A professor of English 101 and 102 here at Heartland, Jennifer Cherry is a woman of many talents, and many passions. I had the opportunity to sit down with her one evening to discuss some of these, including how she spent her summer – biking across the U.S. all to help raise money for MS (multiple sclerosis) research.

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