Tag Archives: high school

  1. THE Winter Sport

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    October 17, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    When all the snow settles this winter, one sport will carry it’s athletes forward better than any other. Wrestling makes winners off the mat, and on.

  2. Coaching Classroom

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    September 19, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    THE LAST WORD The exchange between coach and team is prime ground for misunderstanding, misinterpretation, and mistakes. You might call …
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  3. A Sport Boomer’s Trip

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    August 22, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    WITH HIS WIFE AND MOTHER IN LAW A high school reunion brings ’em back, friends and teammates. You see the …
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  4. The Learning Habit

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    February 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Memory Lane? You hear more about ‘the end’ than you do the beginning. The end of paper by e-book. The …
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  5. The Bulldog, part one

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    February 5, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Nominations are open. The measure of a man comes from how much they give. The big man who gives little …
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  6. Winter Sports Heroes

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    December 21, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie (written for http://www.oregonsportsnews.com/) A dark and cold winter makes warm well-lit indoor spaces all the more attractive. Instead …
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  7. Occupy Wrestling Resume

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    November 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie OBJECTIVE: To help the world understand the foundation of society. (Other sports train for speed, strength, and …
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  8. From A Wrestling Mom To You

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    August 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    “Not much else in life compares.” In this excellent guest post, a Wrestling Mom tells what she learned from the mats. …
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  9. Wrestling Counsel, What To Say And How To Say It

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    July 4, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    True Story A staffer in the middle school office asked the wrestling coach if he had a minute. “There’s a boy …
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  10. 300: More Than A Number

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    June 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    IT’S A LIFESTYLE While some say life is for living, others say life is the reason to keep score. The number …
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  11. G-Day, Plus 1

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    June 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    THE DAY AFTER GRADUATION For all big time wrestlers, the day after winning the big one means it’s all history. Graduation is the …
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  12. Hitched

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    January 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Nieces On Their Wedding Days These are the two women I met when they were babies, who I saw and …
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  13. Wrestling In The House

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    November 28, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    This House   What do you call the moment you outgrow your old fears, and new ones aren’t quite pressing enough …
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  14. 7 Signs You Might Be A Wrestler

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    October 26, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Some say wrestlers are born; others say they are made.  Either way, there’s a path that leads to one place, the wrestling …
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  15. Wrestling With Re-Hab

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    October 2, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (make a difference when it makes a difference) What do you say to someone a month out of rehab?  I …
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  16. Better Answers Need Better Questions

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    September 21, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) What do you tell a wrestling parent who says he has a freshman son? “He’s real skinny and not very strong, …
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  17. Oprah vs Franzen, The Re-Match

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    September 17, 2010 by David Gillaspie

     (a satire in series) The voice coming through the cell phone John Irving held to his ear sounded different from the reading …
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  18. Home Town, pt.2, The Bridge

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    July 20, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    New York has it’s Brooklyn Bridge. San Francisco has the Golden Gate. North Bend has the North Bend Bridge.  Everyone …
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  19. The Wrestling Gift

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    March 15, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The beauty of high school wrestling is the moment one of the guys on the mat has their ‘Ah ha’ …
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  20. Baby Drives My Car

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    July 28, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Teen driver learns the rules of the road the hard way.

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