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She’s a Shooting Star

She’s a Shooting Star

Ester Chien

March 10, 2017


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Most freshmen are shy when surrounded by upperclassmen on a varsity team, but that doens’t come as a  challenge for Sah’Cari Davis. Most of her stats are already higher than the national average, (2.0 steals per game and 1.4 assists per game) and that’s just for playing a few months since the...

Play On!

Play On!

Julia Reguera

February 27, 2017


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Garfield alum Gabe Rapier is working relentlessly to bring the unique culture of futsal to the United States, starting here in the Central District. Futsal, which originated between Uruguay and Brazil in the 1930’s resembles street soccer but has a heavier ball, only five players per side, and is played...

Pinning Down the Basics

Pinning Down the Basics

Ann Shan

February 13, 2017


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There is not a wrestler out there who would tell you that wrestling is a comfortable sport. It is both physically intense and mentally exhausting; warm ups begin with a mile run, and can take an hour or more. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Garfield’s wrestlers this year are motivated and full...

Alternative Athletics

Alternative Athletics

Elena Orlando

February 13, 2017


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"My deadlift single is around 24o pounds.”  Known for her integral position in the midfield of Garfield’s girls soccer team, Junior Carlin Bills’ newest sporting venture involves a stylish singlet and a new viewpoint of competition. “I’ve never played an individual sport before, so I really...

RECAP: Nathan Hale v. Garfield Basketball

RECAP: Nathan Hale v. Garfield Basketball

Emma Cooper

February 10, 2017


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  Garfield boys take a break on the bench. Photo by Toby Tran On Friday night, January 27th, Nathan Hale visited Garfield for a girls varsity and a boys varsity game.  GIRLS - Final Score: Garfield 84, Hale 33 Garfield was clearly the more dominant team of the two. By the end of the fir...

Purple Haze, Purple Reign

Purple Haze, Purple Reign

Emma Cooper

February 7, 2017


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After an undefeated regular season, the Garfield boys’ ultimate Frisbee team has accepted a bid to Nationals, an invitational for the top sixteen Frisbee teams in the nation. This is the inaugural year of Nationals, which replaced the former regional tournament system. “We heard about this tournament...

A Winter Sports Wonderland

A Winter Sports Wonderland

Sydney Santos and Julia Lin

February 7, 2017


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WRESTLING- For the boys and girls of the wrestling team, winter means discarding warm layers, whipping out singlets, and taking the world on one match at a time. But following the loss of thirteen ‘016 wrestlers this season, the team needed fresh talent. According to junior captain Rogan Zangari,...

Say Hello to the NCAA

Say Hello to the NCAA

Esther Chien

February 7, 2017


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Garfield has an illustrious history of college bound athletes going to top schools, with even more being dispatched from the class of ‘17. Applying to colleges is not an easy task, but for athletes aspiring to be recruited, there’s even more work to be done. Official visits, meetings with coaches,...

How to Get Swole

How to Get Swole

Alex Ferry

November 30, 2016


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Praying it goes to your a*s a lot lately? Instead, start praying it goes to your guns. Gain season is year long for many of our fellow bulldogs. Whether it’s for sports, just to stay fit, or for good looks, many people are looking for a strong build. People think that making it to the big lea...

Debunking the Myths of Sports Supplements

Josh Chestnut, Delphi Drake-Muedede, and Claire Boudour

November 30, 2016


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Gatorade The myth of whether gatorade enhances performance has been debated since its creation, but despite this negative doubt surrounding the drink it has been incredibly successful. The drink was first created when David Douglas, an assistant football coach at the University of Florida, noticed...

Seven Guys, Frisbee and Skies

Bella Rowland-Reid

November 29, 2016


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On Tuesday, November 28th, the Garfield Boys Ultimate Frisbee team, Purple Haze, officially accepted a bid to the 2017 High School National Invite. The team, only the second to be offered a place in the high-profile tournament, went 10-0 in the regular season and tied for third place in the Washingt...

Fall Sports Update

Messenger's Sports Staff

November 2, 2016


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Cross Country Girls Date Opponents Place Metro League Meet (9/15) Ballard, Eastside Catholic, Chief Sealth 1 (Lily Hayes 1) Metro League Meet (9/22) Eastside Catholic, Cleveland, Chief Sealth 1 (Isabel Schmidt 1, Lena Stern 2) Metro League Meet (9/29) Seattle Prep, East...

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