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The Water Polo Team Hopes to Rally Their Way to State

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The water polo team, consisting of various grades in the high school, has made a run for their money. According to Georgia High School Association, the Wesleyan water polo team holds a losing record this season, but junior Harrison Dearth said, “We are undefeated because every match we have lost counts as a scrimmage in hopes to improve the next time around.

Knowing the history of water polo motivates the players to take this sport seriously and view the importance of it. The first ever game took place in Scotland and from then on it was often played in Great Britain and soon expanded further. The difference between Americanized water polo and the more dated version is that the Americanized water polo allows for rougher play. The rules are more flexible with physical contact more so than the older version. It is important for the players to know the past of the sport they play so they know how to progress and work hard.

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College Football: Who Will Re19n This Year?

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Although the months of Aug. and Sept. are usually poignant reminders of the beginning of school, in the world of sports these months are a sign of excitement and feelings of hope for victory in the months to come. College football is a great time for college students to bond, diehard fans to rival against each other and bandwagon fans to resort to the team coming out on top. Although football is not for everyone, the atmosphere of college football is a treat in itself, even without the football.

The previous college football season ended on, well, not that much of a shocker. The Alabama Crimson Tide was victorious and defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime, with a pass into the endzone leaving Georgia fans in tears and Alabama fans in triumph, yet again. UGA fanatic and junior Josh Morris said, “by far the Most upsetting event last season was watching Georgia lose to Alabama in the National Championship.” After feeling like their football team was going to do it after 37 years, Georgia fans were in dismay, but the team and fans are hoping to have bounced back ready to attack the day this season.

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Team Bonding: Keeping the “One Body” Theme within Wesleyan Sports

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The Varsity boy’s baseball team uses games and activities to bring their team closer together. Head Coach Brian Krehmeyer said, “Our plan differs each year, but activities we have engaged in to build team chemistry includes on-campus scavenger hunts, basketball and volleyball and ping pong tournaments, the challenge of escaping from a break-out room, battles on the Whirly Ball court, laser tag games, paint ball wars, putt-putt golf, and races around Andretti.” It is crucial to establish a close knit bond so the “one body” theme can be exhibited. Junior Griffin Massey said, “We have a tradition of going to Willy’s after every win, they kind of sponsor us.” Traditions that consist of food related activity always brings a group together because of the shared love of a particular thing.

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Officer Dan Llorens: The Man, The Myth The Legend

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Officer Dan Llorens, some may know him as the officer who never misses a waving opportunity when he sees you, or the one who brightens your day in the morning with his music peacefully playing and echoing throughout campus. Although those attributes are very valuable, it is crucial to look behind the scenes and under the surface in order to identify additional qualities of someone that aren’t as visible as others. Not only does Officer Llorens exhibit great enthusiasm for life day to day, he is also a man of his word, who is devoted to his family, to God and to his job.

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Hidden Gems: Unveiling Adventurous Spots in Georgia

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SkyView Atlanta, Six Flags, Ponce City Market and local movie theatres are just a few of the basic atlantan ventures that often turn from enjoyable to dull after a while. These activities compel typical Georgia residents, but after the thrill finishes and crowds become unbearable, people become disinterested and soon attempt to locate new places that will fill the void in their heart of adventure and contentment.

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