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Hazelwood West Athletic Superstitions

Athletic Superstitions are something most athletes do before every game. It has become sacred to some athletes. For instance, baseball players might make sure they don’t step on the chalk lines before and during the game. Football players might have to tape their wrists or wear the same gloves every day. Soccer goalies often go back and forth and hit all 3 posts before the game starts.

CJ Ervin: 

CJ Ervin is a senior on the Varsity boy’s Basketball Team. He is also a captain of the team. Ervin has been playing basketball since his eighth-grade year. His superstition before a game is watching his own highlights.

“Watching myself succeed before games is the biggest thing that’s ever helped me, it builds my confidence so much. Everyone else gets nervous before games but seeing myself perform at a high level takes all the nerves out of it.” Ervin said. 

Tyson Forbes: 

Tyson Forbes is a sophomore on the Varsity boy’s Wrestling Team. Forbe has been wrestling for the Wildcats since his freshman year. Forbe’s superstition before every single wrestling match is listening to music. His go-to song is “Light Up” by Drake. 

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Forbes quotes Thomas Edison.

Kenedee Rainbolt: 

Kenedee Rainbolt is a senior on the Varsity girl’s Soccer Team. Rainbolt has been playing soccer for 12 years. Before every game, Rainbolt has to do a handshake with her teammate Kate Mullins. She must also wear her hair up in a ponytail or braid. Another superstition she has is that her pre-wrap has to be perfect, and she always has to run her hand through her hair three times because her number is three.

“Have the memory of a goldfish.” Rainbolt quotes her dad. 

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Logan Holmes
Logan Holmes, Editor
My name is Logan Holmes. I was born in St. Louis Mo. I am in 12th grade here at Hazelwood West. I play soccer and baseball for Hazelwood West. I play goalie for soccer, and for baseball, I am a pitcher. I work at Marcus Theaters and The Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. I am excited for the newspaper because I love writing, and I want to be able to use the camera and take pictures of sports teams.
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