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Dear Trinity Athletes, Breathe a sigh of relief. My reign of terror is over. Elise freaking Hester is no longer a sports reporter. It is time for my parting words.  I had a ball telling your stories this past year and a half. The time, energy, talent and dedication you give to the games you love and the school you represent is appreciated and valued. I am inspired and amazed by your excellence and commitment,...

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SportsSetting Sport Boys Straight

January 17, 2018151 min

Buckle up boys and girls because your favorite ace reporter is here with a new recurring — or never again to be seen, depending on how well this goes over — segment dedicated to setting sport boys straight. You may be asking, “What about sport girls?” However there is no such thing as a sports girl. That would just be a female athlete. I’m here to set the sport boys straight on some common sayings that...

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SportsSports are fake

November 29, 201711631 min

Sports are fake. Yes, they exist. Sport boys and girls are real people and they do the sport ball on real fields and real courts. The games are real. The teams are real. The rules are real. The strike zone is fake, but that’s another story. (OK, maybe the strike zone is real, but it kind of seems fluid depending on the umpire and also it’s invisible but so is God and we could argue...

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Welcome back to Hester’s thoughts. This article is about watching women’s sports and why people do not do that thing. There’s a simple answer: People do not watch women’s sports because they do not want to watch women’s sports. Boom. Article over. For example, our volleyball team is nationally ranked. They are high-key very good. Yet the games don’t really seem to draw much of a crowd unless they offer free shirts, in which case I will...

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I was touring Trinity as a prospective student when a former coach of my father had just passed away. As we sat in Laurie Auditorium, my dad chuckled, then explained he was reading an email chain in which Texas A&M track alumni were sharing memories of their late coach. “Come out of the blocks and let gravity pull you up,” my father read with a laugh. Coaches, like all humans, say things. In fact, a...

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If you’ve never watched a sports movie, well, first I suggest you go and watch a sports movie. If you’ve never watched a sports movie, one of the common tropes in these said movies is the underdog. Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky in “Rocky,” Emma Stone’s Billy Jean in the just-released “Battle of the Sexes” and Sean Austin’s Rudy in “Rudy” all are characters that were expected to lose against their bigger, badder opponents. In the most...

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Saturdays are for the boys, but you go to Trinity University, where tailgating consists of Kappas playing fake beer pong on Prassel Lawn. So you decide to visit The One Person You Know at Not Your School and spend $70 to see a Division I super-fun death game in person. As a guy, you wear an untucked polo with Not Your School’s logo paired with your second-best pair of khakis. Khakis are comfortable enough while...

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I sat down with Trinity University Women’s Soccer captain Meredith Licata for a nice conversation about the life, career and personality of the senior forward from Buffalo, New York. Favorite soccer team: “Liverpool.” Favorite soccer player: “Abby Wambach. She’s from upstate New York as well. She’s an inspiration “¦ she’s a badass.” Favorite soccer memory: “My sophomore year. We were playing a top 10 team, UT Tyler and it was back and forth all game...