Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Greg Levinsky Globe Correspondent February 14, 2019 Her alarm clock goes off at 4 a.m. And there is no chance that Lauren Sampson hits the ‘Snooze’ button.Many are hours from rising, but the Watham High senior departs in the wee hours twice per week during the offseason for an intense two-hour workout with her father, David.“We would just get just a ton of shots up,” Lauren Sampson said. Advertisement Her routine starts with form shooting, moves to mid-range and mixes in free throws between sets. Sampson then moves to the 3-point arc and further to improve her range. Get Varsity News in your inbox: Your weekly look at the top high school sports stories. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The 6-foot forward has committed to Providence College, determined to find her niche. “I noticed they do a … [Read more...] about At Waltham, Lauren Sampson ‘sets the bar so high’ as a team leader
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Belfast Giants set the bar high in pursuit of Euro delight BelfastTelegraph.co.uk If they were looking for a statement win to underline their Continental Cup credentials, then this was it for the Belfast Giants. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/ice-hockey/belfast-giants-set-the-bar-high-in-pursuit-of-euro-delight-37703731.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37704135.ece/4238c/AUTOCROP/h342/mel_053-_Read-Only_.jpg Email If they were looking for a statement win to underline their Continental Cup credentials, then this was it for the Belfast Giants. They controlled the puck for the majority of the game, limited shots on Tyler Beskorowany - who made only 13 stops in the shut-out - and thoroughly dominated an unimaginative HK Gomel side, who seemed content to defend and try to counter on the break. In the end, the 5-0 win wasn't even a true reflection on how convincing and clinical the Giants were as they squeezed the life out of their opponents and … [Read more...] about Belfast Giants set the bar high in pursuit of Euro delight
By Paul Gackle | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 15, 2018 at 2:56 pm | UPDATED: December 15, 2018 at 2:56 pm CHICAGO — With just five games remaining before the Christmas break, the Sharks appear to be turning the corner. They’ve won five of six games, Erik Karlsson is playing his best hockey as a Shark and the goalies have produced a .932 save percentage since Dec. 2. Meanwhile, the Pacific Division is finally heating up after a dismal showing over the first two months of the season. The Calgary Flames are leading the way, trailing the Winnipeg Jets by just two points for first place in the Western Conference. The Anaheim Ducks are 8-2 in their last 10, the Edmonton Oilers are 8-2-2 under head coach Ken Hitchcock and the Vegas Golden Knights are starting to rekindle last year’s magic with Paul Stastny rejoining the lineup Friday. As a result, puckheads should have lots of good hockey to watch over the holiday season. Without … [Read more...] about Mailbag: did the Erik Karlsson trade set the bar too high for the Sharks?
Chesterfield’s performance in their win over Salford has set the bar they must strive to reach in every game, according to the man who got both goals. Alex Kiwomya, who scored twice in a game for the first time as a professional, says that standard is what they’ll be aiming for whether the opponents are Saturday’s visitors Basford or a National League rival.He admitted last weekend’s victory was a ‘relief’ for the squad, but they’re now determined to ensure they replicate the performance and demanding high standards from each other. “The results haven’t been the best, we haven’t been losing, but we wanted it so bad,” he said.“We’ve set the bar for how we can perform and play, we said it in the changing room after the game and every day this week – we expect the same every game now. We’re all pushing to get the best out of each other.“Sometimes it gets a bit heated, but that’s just the … [Read more...] about ‘We’ve set the bar,’ says Chesterfield loanee ahead of FA Trophy tie with Basford United
BOULDER, Colo. -- New Colorado coach Mel Tucker took a tour of the football facilities with his two teenage sons. Typically, his kids aren't easy to impress. "We get back to hotel room and the boys said, 'Are you kidding me? We can win here!'" Tucker said Thursday at his introductory news conference. "I'm like, 'What do you think we're doing here? We're here to win. We're here to win big.'"To set the bar any lower just wouldn't feel right for Tucker. At his last two stops, Georgia and Alabama, all the defensive-minded coach did was help pile up wins. That's why he's taking a no-excuse approach to Boulder.It's win now for a program that's only been to one bowl game over the last decade."The expectations I have are extremely high. We're here to win championships," said Tucker, whose five-year, $14.75 million deal is expected to be approved by the board of regents next week. "That's OK with me."Tucker's first order of business Thursday morning was meeting with his players. There are … [Read more...] about New Colorado coach Mel Tucker setting the bar high