Injuries happen. They are a part of sports, whether it be at the high school, college or professional level. Being prepared to survive a wave of injuries that strikes during the grind of a long season is part of what makes a team successful.
One of the best turnarounds in recent baseball history is nearing completion. Four years removed from owning the worst record in baseball and after seven straight seasons of finishing .500 or lower, the Philadelphia Phillies have returned to a competitive level this season.
With LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers missing the playoffs, many figured that this year’s NBA postseason would be dull. But, one of the game’s top players is proving them wrong. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is playing at a rate we have not seen in the playoffs in quite some time.
The Yankees celebrate an early-season road victory over the Baltimore Orioles. New York has clawed its way to a 19-14 start despite having 13 players on the injured list, including stars Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
Freshman Hannah Marsteller smashes a three-run homer in the Raiders’ 14-6 season-ending loss to West Chester University. Marsteller picked up five hits in nine at-bats during the Raiders’ three-game run at the PSAC tournament. The freshman infielder finished the season with 10 homers and 13 doubles.
A new era of Shippensburg University boxing has brought success, already. As members of the athletic club competed in the National Collegiate Boxing Championships this season, sophomore Clayton Wilson was one of two athletes to qualify for nationals. Wilson placed second in the East Coast regional tournament earlier in the semester to earn a spot in the national tournament at 125 pounds.
The Raiders celebrate one of their 17 scores in a home victory over Lock Haven that included an 11-2 scoring run in the second half. Sophomore Alana Cardaci and junior Kami Holt scored the most goals and assists, respectively, in a single game for SU in six years. Cardaci had the most goals for SU since 2007 (53).