Jacob Lichty

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Jacob Lichty will be in the eighth grade at Goshen Middle School.

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July 11, 2013

Jack Nolan is definitely qualified to be an announcer.

Nolan’s first announcing job came when he was nine years old. He would record himself announce Boston Red Sox baseball games and later play them for everyone to hear over the loud speaker on his train rides home.

He did admit his announcing job for the Red Sox was self proclaimed. He would also hand out players stats for everyone in his section to read before the game.

Nolan would not have been able to put his early childhood recordings on his resume.

But he could put that he worked for his high school newspaper and got a job as a news anchor for a local CNN station in Atlanta right out of college.

Nolan worked for CNN less than a year before being offered a job to co-host WNDU-AM’s popular radio sports talk show in 1982. He was on the show until 1999.

At the same time Nolan started doing play-by-play for Notre Dame men’s basketball games and has been doing that for Notre Dame on TV or radio for more than 32 years.

July 9, 2013

Justin Gillette explained how he stays healthy and trains for marathons during an interview with Elkhart Truth sports journalists Anthony Anderson at the Goshen Write On Sports Camp.

Even for an experienced marathon runner like Gillette, a marathon is extremely hard, but there are a few things Gillette and similar runners do to make the race easier.

Gillette watches his diet very closely and may run up to one hundred and eighty miles a week during the offseason. He also tries to get lots of rest and stretch multiple times a day to prevent pulling or straining a muscle.

For Gillette staying healthy is the main way to stay competitive for example, during the main seasons for marathon running, spring and fall, he may run seventy to eighty miles a week while taking an ice bath every other way.

Gillette was not shy to point out he is 5th in the world and 2nd in the U.S. in marathon wins thus showing his competitive spirit.

Gillette has many goals for the future. He assured us he would someday be number one in the U.S. in marathon wins, and and achieve a personal best marathon time of two hours and twenty two minutes. He would also like to hold the world record for marathon wins.