Posts tagged basketball

Golden girls from Glamour to Gannon

By | November 2, 2012 8:56 am | 0 Comments

These awesome women made gold more than an accessory at the Olympics. Glamour magazine’s 2012 Women of the Year issue, photographed entirely by 114 women, hits newsstands and homes Nov. 6. It’s a celebration of women — in sports and everywhere else. Speaking of great and golden women, Gannon University and the Erie Insurance Arena…

 

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Beat childhood obesity — buy a hoop

By | September 25, 2012 8:01 am | 0 Comments

I never limited what my kids ate, and I never forced them to exercise. I never freaked over TV time. We kept a computer in full view of everyone, and they used it. They all had TVs in their rooms when they were old enough to buy them. We went for nightly or daily walks…

 

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Coachermom — 5 nutrition tips for winning athletes

By | September 3, 2012 11:07 am | 0 Comments

A friend of mine’s son, a state champ in tennis, went from a good player to a state champ after changing his diet to get through grueling tournaments. Diet is more important than you think. Ask successful athletes in tennis, football cross country, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track or any sport what helped them achieve greatness,…

 

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Coachermom — let the season begin

By | August 27, 2012 7:16 am | 0 Comments

School’s in and sports start. It’s time to look at what we can and can’t do for our kids. First, remember schoolwork is the important thing. While sports might get the major focus because of intense practices and game days, you have to be the guiding force. Student athletes must keep up, or you will…

 

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Trading cards — even Pokemon– worth big money

By | July 11, 2012 7:19 am | 2 Comments

If you have a stash of trading cards, make sure to hang onto them, or sell them. A recent story in the Erie Times-News discussed a collection worth millions. Read about it here. The rare series of baseball cards was dated around 1910. It’s not just baseball cards that have value. At our house, we have…

 

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Hoops brings family together

By | June 20, 2012 7:24 am | 0 Comments

This is an old, out-of-focus picture of my boys, Ryan Eckert, at left, and Howie Eckert, at right. And that’s me behind them — the Christmas tree is behind me. Yes they have matching shirts (my daughter Kelly bought them), but when it comes to sports — they disagree on matching up teams. We have…

 

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5 tips to choose a high school

By | April 25, 2012 8:13 am | 0 Comments

It’s the time of year middle schoolers are faced with the challenge of choosing a high school. It’s an emotional time for kids — be understanding. Here are five things to consider: Private versus public — Private schools cost more than $6,000 a year for tuition. That’s $24,000 for four years, and that does not…

 

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Varsity faces make parents smile

By | April 11, 2012 7:33 am | 0 Comments

If you need a reason to smile today, check out the Varsity faces of winter. It’s been a few years since our kids were on varsity football, basketball, track, cross-country, wrestling, lacrosse and baseball teams, but seeing the smiling faces of kids supporting each other and celebrating brings back memories — good memories of teamwork….

 

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Kayla McBride and ND into Final Four

By | March 28, 2012 12:09 pm | 0 Comments

Kudos to Kayla McBride of Notre Dame. Again! Erie’s Kayla McBride, a Villa Maria Academy standout,  had 16 points in defeating Maryland with a score of 80-49 last night in the Raleigh Regional final. She sank two 3-pointers in perfect style. Notre Dame meets University of Connecticut on Sunday night in Denver. This will be the…

 

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Quadruplets lead small school to basketball titles

By | March 27, 2012 7:33 am | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I watched obscure Arlington High School girls basketball team, that had only 75 girls in the entire school, win the Ohio Division IV state championship. It gets better. Three sisters on the team, Amelia, Alivia and Anessa Recker, are three-fourths of a team of quadruplets. It was the team’s first trip…

 

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