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From local chap to STATE BOUND!! The inspiring journey of  Jessica Roesler 

 By Maria Vazquez-Coria 

Jessica Roesler is an amazing student gymnast at Sultan High School who has demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication in the sport. She has been a part of the gymnastics team since her freshman year and has been consistently setting new records and breaking personal bests every season. With her hard work and determination, Jessica has become one of the most successful gymnasts in the state and has caught the attention of college coaches from around the country. 


Jessica's journey in gymnastics started at a very young age, and she has been training relentlessly day after day to reach the level of proficiency she has today. Her passion for the sport and her innate talent were quickly noticed by her coaches, and she soon became one of the standout performers on her club team. Her high school coaches were equally impressed with her abilities, and she soon became a vital part of the Sultan High School gymnastics team. 


Jessica's gymnastics routines are a combination of grace, power, and technical skill. She has a natural ability to execute complex movements with ease, and her routines are characterized by her fluidity, poise, and precision.  


What sets Jessica apart from other gymnasts is her unwavering determination and her drive to constantly improve. She is never satisfied with her performances, and she is always seeking new ways to challenge herself and take her skills to the next level. Her training regime is grueling, and she spends countless hours in the gym working on her routines, perfecting her skills, and building strength and flexibility. 


Jessica's hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed, and she has received numerous accolades and awards for her performances. She has won multiple state championships and will represent Sultan High School at state! Her performances have earned her recognition here at sultan high school as one of the BEST student athletes in the school.  


Aside from her success in gymnastics, Jessica is also an excellent student. She balances her rigorous training schedule with her academic responsibilities, and she consistently maintains high grades while participating in numerous extracurricular activities. Her ability to manage her time and prioritize her responsibilities is a testament to her discipline and drive, and it is one of the reasons she has been so successful in gymnastics and in her academic pursuits. 


Jessica's future in gymnastics is looking bright and shiny. Regardless of where she decides to continue her education and her gymnastics career, there is no doubt that she will continue to excel and set new records. 


In conclusion, Jessica Roesler is an amazing student gymnast who has demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication in the sport. Her passion for gymnastics, her natural abilities, and her drive to constantly improve have made her one of the most successful gymnasts in the state. Her success in gymnastics is a testament to her hard work, discipline, and determination, and her future in the sport is as bright as the sun. 



The 2023 World Baseball Classic 

By: Oakley Haney 

It’s here! The world baseball classic, which happens every four years, is back! The last WBC happened in 2017 and the next was scheduled for 2021, however it got postponed due to COVID. It starts on the 7th of March with Cuba facing the Netherlands. 

So, what is the world baseball classic? Well, it’s very similar to the Olympics or the world cup. 20 nations compete against each other to see who is the best at baseball. The 20 teams are divided into 4 groups labeled A, B, C, and D, each with 5 teams. It’s a bracket style tournament, single elimination. 

This tournament is arguably the biggest baseball event, only comparable to the World Series of the MLB. The biggest names in baseball from all around the world are competing for their home nation. 

Now, what’s the history of the world classic? Well, it was put on by Major League Baseball, which is an American series (well, including Toronto). It’s not nearly as old as other tournaments. says “the inaugural World Baseball Classic was held in March 2006”. Compared to the world cup, developed in 1930, it is a very new event. Now, why was the world classic even made? Baseball is a world wide sport. Countries like Japan, Chain, South Korea, Italy, Canada, and countless other countries have their own baseball series. So, the MLB thought it would be a good idea to setup something to compete worldwide. Rebecca Glass from the bleacherreport says “it seems a long time coming for Major League Baseball” when the world classic was first made. “Despite it’s identity as an American sport, what really matters is that it is popular globally”. Baseball is a very well-known sport in most countries. There are many benefits to having a global tournament of this size. “Aside from the obvious revenue... the publicity could be well worth it.” Many teams and players can get the publicity and experience to play on such a big stage. It’s also just a good thing to have for the experience for the fans. To be able to root for your favorite team is something everyone loves to do, even more so for your country. 

So, will you be watching the world baseball classic? The MLB has made a lot of mistakes in the past, “this isn’t one of them”. 

Damar Hamlin's Cardiac Arrest And His Recovery 

by Gavin Christensen 

On January 2nd, 2023, a shocking event occurred during a football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, suddenly had a medical emergency on the field. The game was stopped as medical personnel rushed onto the field to attend to Hamlin. 

Hamlin, a promising young player, had just started his second season with the Buffalo Bills. The 24-year-old had made a name for himself as a hard-hitting safety, known for his fearless play on the field. However, on that fateful day, he collapsed without warning and the entire stadium was filled with a sense of shock and fear. 

The medical team on the field immediately administered CPR and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to try to revive Hamlin. After several tense minutes, he was finally stabilized and transported to a nearby hospital. It was later determined that he had suffered a heart attack, and he underwent emergency surgery to repair the damage. 

News of Hamlin's cardiac arrest spread quickly, and many people across the country were praying for his recovery. The football community was especially shaken by the news, as it serves as a reminder of the physical toll that the sport can take on players. 

Thankfully, Damar Hamlin's surgery was successful, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Dr Thom Mayer, the medical director for the NFLPA said, “I guarantee you that Damar Hamlin will play professional Football again”. Hamlin has since released a statement thanking everyone for their support and well-wishes during this difficult time. 

The football community is grateful for Damar Hamlin's strong will and determination to overcome this setback. Everyone is hoping for a quick and full recovery and looking forward to seeing him back on the field soon. 

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