Fayetteville Times

by: Jagger Wessels 12/10/15

Making Varsity as a Freshman

So what exactly does it take to actually make the varsity team?

Key #1: Repetition. You’ve got to get yourself fully engaged in your sport. By this, I don’t mean you pick up the ball, glove, racquet, or whatever it may be once or twice a week. Instead I mean you must play as much as you possibly can. Giving yourself the repetitions will in itself improve your overall skillset.

Key #2: The Offseason. It’s one thing to play your sport frequently during the sport’s main season, but it’s another to play year-round. This is an absolute necessity if you are trying to be all you can be. You can almost think of the offseason as the actual regular season, because it is just as important, if not more important.

Making it to regionals in Cross Country

In order to make it to regionals in cross country, you not only have to be fast, but also have to have heart. Your diet can also affect how far you advance. If you eat unhealthy, it will mess with your stamina, but by loading up on carbs the night before, and chomping and protein afterwards, your body will get stronger and so will your placement.

Cats vs. Dogs

To start with, let us discuss some similarities between dogs and cats, to understand the common problems that may occur if you keep these pets. Both cats and dogs have fur, therefore require regular combing and washing, if you don’t want to deal with fleas in your house. Both cats and dogs shed, so you will definitely have some problems with cleaning out their hackles. Both of them were domesticated hundreds of years ago, so they got used to living in captivity. The important issue for the breeder is that both cats and dogs nurse their young without significant help from the human. Both cats and dogs can be trained. And last, but not the least – they both bring love and affection to humans, love to sleep with their owners, and are believed to alleviate problems with health.