June 3, 2014 |
An independent, artistic 13-year-old, Parrish loves to draw and has exhibited his creations at his school's art show. He also designed the cover page for his class' poetry booklet. His interests, however, are not limited to art; they range from extreme sports to Shakespeare. He enjoys playing football and soccer, fishing, swimming, skateboarding, biking, and bowling. He also finds time to read classic literature (including Julius Caesar ), listen to a variety of music, play videogames, talk to friends on his cellphone, and even cook.
February 9, 2014 |
SOCHI - Women had been ski-jumping for decades when Jessica Jerome took her first flying leap at age 7. The Utah resident knew she liked it right away, nearly as quickly as her parents knew they did not. "My dad kept thinking of the agony of defeat [footage that shows a ski-jumper wiping out] from the Wide World of Sports," she said. But she did not give up and eventually, when her parents learned that neither their daughter nor any other young girl could grow up to be an Olympian jumper, their distaste became outrage.
February 6, 2014 |
It's more than their unusual Black Sea locale that, for American TV viewers at least, will lend an exotic flavor to these 2014 Winter Olympics. Ninety years after 304 mostly aristocratic, mostly male amateurs gathered for the first Winter Games, Sochi's schedule will showcase several new daredevil sports, more team events, and a superstar roster dominated by females. With diminished women's figure-skating hopes and a men's hockey team so far absent from the gold-medal conversation, the United States will rely on much-improved bobsled and Alpine skiing teams as it seeks a second straight medal-count victory.
June 14, 2013
WHILE HOLLYWOOD has hardly lost its passion for 3-D productions, ESPN has. At year's end, the sports-TV giant will pull the plug on its high-definition ESPN 3D channel, launched in June 2010 with the FIFA World Cup and heavy up since then with stereoscopic showings of college basketball and football games and extreme sports meets. ESPN is investing in Ultra High Definition TV, boasting four times the pixel resolution of today's HDTV. UHD-TV also is more adept at presenting "auto-stereoscopic" (glasses-free)
February 3, 2013
I don't know what the limit is. To me, an athlete trying to do a backflip while driving a 450-pound snowmobile is insane. But for Caleb Moore and other freestyle snowmobilers, it's just another trick. Moore performed his failed stunt during the Winter X Games on Jan. 24 and died a week later. The stunt was difficult but apparently doable. He had done it many times before. So what do we make of this? By definition, "extreme" sports are difficult or dangerous, performed in a hazardous environment.
December 13, 2012
AS AMERICANS, we tend to believe that if a little is good, more must be better. This belief is deeply entrenched in our national psyche, and it's especially true when it comes to cardiovascular exercises like running. In America, running is considered the King of Exercise. After all, running is good for your cardiovascular health, aiding in the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity, right? Doesn't running increase bone density and help you live longer, too?
October 15, 2012 |
Shaun White's cab was navigating the narrow streets of South Philadelphia on Friday night when the driver pointed out that Geno's Steaks was just ahead. "Where is it? I can't see it," White joked about the brightly lit steak shop. This was the snowboarder's first trip to Philadelphia - or at least he was pretty sure it was. After his flight from California, White couldn't decide between Pat's or Geno's, so he chose both. White, who has emerged as the face of extreme sports over the last decade, has won a pair of Olympic gold medals and is one of the world's elite in both snowboarding and skateboarding.
July 7, 2012
Michael J. Ybarra, 45, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. A veteran mountaineer, he had set out alone to cross the craggy Sawtooth Ridge in the Eastern Sierra and summited the 12,280-foot Matterhorn Peak before he fell about 200 feet to his death, said his sister, Suzanne Ybarra. His family reported him missing Sunday, and a rescue crew spotted his body Tuesday in a rugged area difficult to reach on foot, according to Kari Cobb, a park ranger.
October 27, 2007 |
Name: Chelsea Ley School: Kingsway Year: Sophomore Sport: Cross-country Credits: She is unbeaten in duals and big meets. Her time of 18 minutes, 24 seconds at Holmdel Park on Oct. 6 was the fastest of the day by 43 seconds. She set a meet record at the South Jersey Open at Delsea on Oct. 13, finishing in 17:50. She set the course record of 18:04 at Gloucester County College in the Glouco Meet. Question: What makes you such a good runner? Answer: I just think that I'm a real determined person, and I like it, too. If I didn't enjoy it so much, I would not be as good at it. Q: Do you have a certain plan before a race, or do you let it play out?
February 19, 2005 |
Snowshoeing is the fastest-growing form of recreation tracked by the Outdoor Industry Association (edging out less weather-dependent kayaking). It is easy to learn (just strap 'em on and go), healthy (1,000 low-impact calories an hour, uphill) and cheap ($15 a day rental, no lift fees). All you need is snow. In most years, driving to the lower Poconos or north would pretty much guarantee the requisite eight inches. Even the city and suburbs often offer blankets of snow for four or five weeks starting about now. But you wouldn't find much snow on trails where people walk.