Diego Torres

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Diego Torres will be in the seventh grade at Goshen Middle School.

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July 17, 2013

Once a swimmer, now a basketball superstar.

That’s what Tim Duncan is. When he was a kid he was a big swimmer until his local pool was broken by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and then he started up basketball after that.He sure is lucky he did. He is now one of the best power forwards of all time, and he led the spurs to 4 NBA championships (National Basketball Association).
He almost led them to their 5th championship this year, but they lost to the Miami Heat in 7 games.

He has also won the MVP award twice in his career. He’s 1 of 2 international players to do that, the other player being Steve Nash.

Last year Duncan signed a 3 year contract with the Spurs. He said that once the contract expires he will retire. Going into the 2nd year of the contract he’s looking to take the Spurs back to the championship and this time win it for their 5th title since Duncan came to the Spurs.

From a local pool to a NBA superstar, Tim Duncan is an all time great.

July 15, 2013

GOSHEN, Ind.- Star pitcher for Bethel Natalie Newell values her education over softball.

“Being able to play softball is like the cherry on top,” is what Newell told Write on Sports campers earlier this morning.

Some college athletes can find it hard to find time for school during athletics, but not Natalie. She said that it’s huge to be able to find that balance. She speaks the truth because sometimes she even has to do her homework on the bus going and coming back from games.

To show that she works hard on the field as well as in the classroom, she won the Academic All-American award this past year at Bethel.

“It was the best award I have ever won,” said Newell.

After graduating from Bethel in 2015 she looks to use her degree in Elementary Education.

 

July 11, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind.–Yesterday the Write on Sports camp got to interview Jewell Loyd on the Notre Dame campus.

Loyd, of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, talked with the students from the Write on Sports camp. One thing that she talked about was her pre-game ritual that includes watching “Kobe highlights,” drinking apple juice at the bench, followed by a prayer.

Also in the interview was Jack Nolan, voice of Notre Dame athletics. A few times during the interview Nolan referred to Loyd’s calm and humble interview style, which Loyd credited to her mom.

Even when Loyd won the Freshman of the Year award this past season at Notre Dame, she was able to keep a humble attitude.

At the end of the interview students were able to ask questions of Loyd and get a strong feel of her humble personality on and off the court.

July 9, 2013

“I’m very happy with my win total.”

That’s what Marathon superstar, Justin Gillette told me when I interviewed him. Why does he say that? Well simply because he has an amazing win percentage of a little over 50%! He has 64 marathon wins and has had 62 other place finishes. In total he has run 126 marathons.

An even more amazing fact is that he is 5th in the world for the most marathon wins. He also is 2nd in the USA only behind Chuck Engle.

He told me “That he and Chuck Engle are very competitive because the track I’m on has me passing him by the end of my career.”

I’m not surprised that he will because of how much drive and dedication he has to be on top.

In his first Marathon Gillette finished 20th. It was impressive because he was only 16 years old. Even though he didn’t win it was a impressive because he was only a amateur marathon runner.

From 20th place to 64 wins, the marathon man Justin Gillette.