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Big Green Scream

The Big Green Scream, an event held during the end of  the basketball season, is the biggest sports event of the school year. Students and locals often support Sidmore athletics teams but there never seems to be a sports event that can fill the stands like this one. The Big Green Scream is extremely fun. Sports events are always fun. Who doesn’t want to watch and support their friends as they put all their hard work on the court. The fun is oddly paired with sentimental moments as the seniors are honored for their dedication to the team in past years. The gym was decorated with the action shots of males and females who are soon to graduate; soon to leave their jersey and number behind on the Skidmore College campus. Each athlete was called up, center court, and greeted by their family as their photo was taken. For the last four years I have been attending basketball games, I have witnessed these athletes grow on the court. It was rewarding attending this event and seeing the athletes receive credit for being such great athletes- juggling school, work and sport. This like many other events during this time of the year is apart of a long process of the school year coming to a close. And for us seniors, college coming to an end.

The males basketball team, with family, center court.

A few words from the coach and the game against Union College begins. Our girls put up a good fight but unfortunately lost by a few points. Our males played a strong game all the way until the end. Up by 10 at one point, tied at another, and then back up again. The last time we played Union we lost on their court. I’m sure our males wanted to make up for that loss. Some highlights include a back to back block by freshman Connor Merrill and a beautiful dunk by senior Melvis Langyintuo; all contributing to what turned out to be a win. The Big Green Scream also offers chances to win sweet prizes including athletic wear, a flat screen television, and an I-pad. Winning prizes requires simple tasks such as asking questions pertaining to environmentally friendly facts and or completing a 3- point shot.

Ronald Solis' 12 attempts a free throw shot for a prize.

Olga Beltre' 12 and I watching the game closely

The Ujima Step team with some half time entertainment.

Up by 12 the game was over once we had possession with seconds left on the clock. The males playing exhanged hand shakes as signs of good sportsmanship and the Skidmore men made their way over to friends and family waiting in the audience.

I am hoping our males can bring all this energy to Wednesdays game.

Our graduating males. 

Garrett Bush

Kyle Clark

Melvis Langintyintuo

 

Brian Lowry

 

John Mantas

 

Gerard O'Shea

 

Raoul Oloa

 

Terron Victoria

Our graduating females.

Christina Gargisio

Megan Gaugler

Jessie Kavana

Hailee Minor

 

You Asked: Do you like the sports center?

I love the Sports Center. Its clean, cool, and up to date. The sports center is open from 7-12am on weekdays and 9pm on weekends. The center has a cardio room, two weight rooms, a pool, a main gym, two rec gyms, dance studios, a multipurpose room, and a number of racquet ball rooms. Outdoors there are tennis courts, a soccer/field hockey/ lacrosse field, a baseball field, and a whole lot of green for just about anything. So basically there are heaps of ways to make use of the sports center and anyone, athlete or not, at any time can use any part of the center. Students can also borrow equipment from the center at any time.

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You Asked: Does Skidmore have intramural sports?

Skidmore has both intramural sports and club sports. Both of which are heaps of fun. All the fun and excitment of being on a sports team without the long distance traveling and pressure of being an all star. Some of these sports include volleyball, raquetball, basketball, softball, tennis, and football. Joining an intramurals sports team is actually really popular on our campus. Students who join get really into the game, making uniforms and inviting friends to watch. I have played intramurals tennis and had a great time and I have only seen and heard great things from other intramural sports teams.
Joining an intramural sport is something I would totally recommend. Its fun and a great way to meet people.

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