Written by: Christian Phillips

Challenger Football: “One Big Family”

By Christian Phillips and Dillon Deaton

November 9, 2016

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the day before the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals inside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, there were football games played on the Panthers’ practice fields that had an even greater impact on the community. Those games were a part of the season-ending tournament for the Challenger division of the […]

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Commentary: The view from the inside

By Christian Phillips

October 5, 2016

  In 1985, a group of seven men and women formed what was then known as the National Senior Olympics Organization. After joining up with other groups who were already conducting games for seniors, the first National Senior Olympic Games were held in 1987. The inaugural games were well received with 2,500 competitors. The number […]

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Coach Harrison: little things matter

By Christian Phillips

September 21, 2016

  Any sports team that is competitive every season can usually trace its success back to a single person. That person is responsible for creating a winning culture that is bigger than any individual. For the Hillside High School football program, that person is Ray Harrison, and after eight years of coaching high school football […]

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