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Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Allegations

There have been claims of rape against soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo over the past week. The superstar however is brushing off the allegations stating it’s fake news.

American model Kathryn Mayorga who is now 34 years old has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room. The model says that when she was 25 years old while she was working at Rain nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort. Mayorga says that Ronaldo paid her $375,000 in exchange for her silence.

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Women’s Soccer vs Loveland Game Recap

           The women’s soccer team goes into their last month of play with ambitions to improve to an above five-hundred record as they now sit at 4-7-1. The girls game October 2nd is a rematch to last years lost in which they were shutout 0-3. Their competitor, the Loveland Tigers, are a tough matchup, as going into Tuesday night’s game they are undefeated in the league, boast a record of 8-0-3 and are reigning state champs from the 2017 season. The start of the game brought out a lot of speed from Loveland as ten minutes into the game Katelyn Andrews scored and less than a minute later at 28:32 Lauren Williams scored.

     The Lady wolves weren’t able to gain any more speed on Loveland as at 7:02 Kat Palmer scored for Loveland and again at 1:03 Katelyn Andrews scored another. In all the Lady Tigers were able to get 12 shots on goal in the first half and our Wolves were held to 1.

          The girls defense came out strong but offense still lacked. Defensively, goalie Mackenzie Cellis was able to stop 18 shots on goal and reached a landmark career save record of 500. When asked how she felt she had this to say, “I’m incredibly thankful for my coaches throughout the years in helping me receive this milestone and pushing me to my limits and further. It’s been an amazing four years and I wouldn’t change anything about my experience as a keeper for West Clermont”           fullsizeoutput_18While the second half only brought one goal from Loveland the Lady Wolves were still unable to score anything, getting one shot on goal. Senior Captain Megan Dewald commented on the game by saying, “Loveland is always a tough opponent. We combined and made some good plays happen, we just couldn’t get it in the back of the net. We had some mistakes with not taking marks but overall we all played hard and saw some god things that we’ve been working on in practice.” Hopefully the team can take what they learned from the loss and improve on it for the remainder of the year. The team now falls to 4-8-1 and will take on Northwest Saturday October 6th.

Cross Country Fun Run Day

Saturday, West Clermont went against all Saints school in a cross country meet at 8 am. It was an inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation to the future. The race took place on the West Clermont campus and ended inside of the football stadium den. The runners ranged from 6-11 grade and the runs lasted up until 10:30 am. Following right after was the award ceremony at 11 am. Trophies were presented to the schools with the most participants, and metals were given to the top 10 runners in each heat.  Also, every participant got a free t-shirt.

The runners had to run loops through the parking lots and throughout the fields of the school property. We normally end with a giant hill at the end of the run but they have changed the course and have a different ending obstacle.

The number 1 winning school for the girls team was West Liberty-Salem, they scored a 47 and their team time was 1 hour and 40 mins. The number 1 winning boys team was Hil. Davidson with a score of 72 and a time of an 1 hour and 24 minutes. West Clermont girls scored 4th place with a score of 149 and the boys West Clermont team scored 379 and got 13th place in the run.

Wolves Win First Home Game

It was a big weekend for West Clermont, as it was homecoming weekend for the Wolves, and another weekend for a win. The home team defeated the Loveland Tigers in a conference game, in overtime by a score of 10-7, getting the results they were looking for. This was the Wolves first win in their own den. West Clermont’s touchdown was scored by their quarterback, Hunter Eads in a quarterback sneak. They were able to pull out a win the last time these teams went head to head as well. Their record now stands at 3-3, while Loveland’s defeat drops them to 1-5.

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Megan Mahon Commits to ONU

We officially have a Polar Bear in our Wolf Pack. West Clermont senior Megan Mahon will be attending Ohio Northern University as a member of the girl’s volleyball team starting next autumn. As a leader of the Wolves and captain of the varsity team, Megan is excited to be continuing her playing career after high school, as she is not ready to give that opportunity of competition up.

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Wolves for the WIN

The West Clermont Wolves defeated the Walnut Hills Eagles on Friday September 22 at Walnut Hills High School by a score of 14-9. The game was projected as a close matchup but West Clermont was able to come out on top and secure their win for this week. After a three game losing streak, the Wolves were happy to find another victory, now putting their record at 2-3. They have had a successful history over the Eagles beating them last year 45-14. This loss dropped Walnut Hills’ record to 1-4. Touchdowns for West Clermont were scored by senior running back Jacob Kilgore for 5 yards, and senior running back Ryan Cann for 15 yards. Wolves kicker, Cameron Null was able to make both field goals for an extra point. Two of Walnut Hills nine points were from a safety when West Clermont quarterback Hunter Eads was penalized for intentional grounding in the Eagles end zone. West Clermont was able to hold their opponent to no points on the board until the third quarter when they got this safety. The Eagles did not score their first touchdown until the fourth quarter. Even though three of West Clermont’s starting defense were out due to injuries, junior, Devon Boykin, senior, Matt Lewis, and sophomore, Gage Bullock; the Wolves were still able to stop them.

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Le’Veon Bell Contract Hold Out

Steelers’ RB Le’Veon Bell did not travel with the team as they went to Cleveland to face off against the Browns on Sunday due to a contract dispute. The game ended in a 21-21 tie which shocked everyone including Bell who tweeted the “monocle” emoji. In a second tweet Le’Veon Bell clarified that there was no shade thrown he explained that he had just never witnessed a tie before.

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Nike Ad Sparks Controversy

“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”  

Nike recently stirred up controversy when they released their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  

Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since he took a stand (or a knee) on his personal beliefs. He started a protest for police brutality and social inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem prior to the 49ers game. Other players in the NFL soon followed in support. The general public felt as if he was disrespecting his flag and country when doing so and he has now not played in the NFL since 2016.

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Is Football Too Dangerous at a Young Age?

There is a lot of talk to today that tackle football is causing too many long term injuries in players. Is that necessarily true?

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Here are some reasons why football would be too dangerous for young kids. There are a number of things that can go wrong according to whyy.org. Things such as concussions, crippling diseases and even Alzheimer’s disease just from playing the game. One reason football is too dangerous is because of CTE which is a deadly brain disease that is a result of repetitive hits to head. Many kids start the game of football at an age of as low as 4 years old. At that age, the child’s brain is not fully developed which can the brain more likely to be damaged. With more and more young people playing football, the risk of early childhood disabilities is becoming greater. Depression, erratic behavior, and headaches are some long term effects of the brain injuries. There are no helmets that keep kids 100% safe from head injuries. Researchers tested different brands of helmets and there was virtually no difference in the concussion rate between them. The percentages for Xenith helmets are 6%, Riddell has a 9% concussion rate, and Schutt has 8% concussion  rate. These numbers may not seem low but they add up over time when your child is constantly getting hit. The final reason that your child shouldn’t play football is that there is a critical build up of proteins in your brain that has been linked to Alzheimer’s. This has been proven to be 5 times more likely in people that have suffered concussions and memory loss. There has yet to be a drug to prevent this from happening so if your child has played football and gotten a concussion as well as suffered from memory loss, they are at risk.  Continue reading Is Football Too Dangerous at a Young Age?