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Recreation(Rec) Basketball is Hardcore

On Thursday night, the Staples rec basketball teams played their first game in the field house after it was cancelled last week from the snow.

“Everyone was anxious to start playing, so it was refreshing to get back in it,”Nick DeDomenico’14 said.

The players certainly had their game faces on and played as if they were going to earn a spot in the NBA.

“We can take down any varsity player on any day of the week,” George Ingber’14 said.

There are over 130 players that participate and it’s incredibly competitive.

“Rec is a way of life,” Ethan Mellin’14 said.

Not only is rec basketball competitive, but it’s also fun and spirited.

According to Joey Schulman’14, “I love the camaraderie and my  team is very  persistent. We put in a lot of work at the gym, benching 180 pounds as a warmup each and every day. Hard work comes with results because my team won 26-23. I live and breathe rec basketball.”

Surprisingly, many students and teachers are unaware of rec basketball.

“Rec basketball is underrated. But I love every second of it because its an opportunity for me to get involved in a high powered sport that I can learn from that seems to be played  on a much different plane than from my sport, baseball,” Mike Moritz said.

So the next time someone tries to undermine rec, just know,  “Varsity is for those who can’t handle the intensity of rec  basketball,” Mellin said.

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Kelsey Shockey, Web Sports Editor
Though she may flaunt skirts and cardigans in every hue of pink, Kelsey Shockey’s ’14 girly presence is not to be misconstrued. The Staples Senior’s true passion is sports. Since the age of five, Shockey has devoted herself to playing tennis year round. Currently a member of the girls’ varsity team, Shockey hopes to pursue the sport in college. “I love tennis because it is like performing on a stage and the spotlight is on you,” Shockey said. However, Shockey isn’t just getting attention on the courts. Since her freshman year, she has been involved in the Staples Television Network (STN), providing coverage for sports events. “I was never a great speaker in middle school or elementary school because I was so shy. But now I’ve come out of my shell,” Shockey said. “STN changed everything.” Dreaming of one day gracing national television, she hopes to study communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. Combining her love for sports and communications, it’s no wonder that Shockey is a perfect fit as one of Inkling’s Web Sports Editors. Full of exuberance and enthusiasm, she loves that she can “connect with people” through her writing. Shockey’s proudest work is “Explosion at Boston Marathon,” the first breaking news story she has ever written for Inklings. With a strong work ethic as well as a flare for sports and broadcasting, Shockey is sure to be a valuable addition to this year’s Inklings staff.

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