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The following games have been canceled: 7th and 8th grade softball and boys 7th grade baseball. There is no practice for any of these teams this evening.
Saturdays Varsity Softball game time and location may change due to conditions at the Twin Valley field. Please check Digital Sports for updates.
JOURNEY EAST SHOW!!
Saturday May 5th at 7:30 P.M. in the Dutton gym the Journey East group will be sharing their adventure with videos of instrumental and dance collaborations. A slide show of the month in China will precede the show. Admission is FREE. Doors will open at 7:00 P.M.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GOLF
Recreational Tennis will be starting after spring vacation. Keep an eye out for dates and times!
Our Thursday games have been rescheduled as follows.
Varsity Girls vs. Otter Valley will now play March 23rd Home at 4:30
Varsity Boys vs. Black River will now play March 5th Home at 4:30
Junior Varsity Girls vs. Otter Valley will not be played
Tuesday May 8th Gregg Morrow will be available during both lunches to provide information to any girls 7th through 11th grade who may be interested in basketball camps or summer league opportunities.
FROM THE NURSE:
Student Athletes who use NSAIDs before games need to read this excerpt from The New York Times (view entire article at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/phys-ed-does-ibuprofen-help-or-hurt-during-exercise/)
Phys Ed: Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt During Exercise?
|September 1, 2009, 11:59 pm Why are so many active people swallowing so many painkillers?
….. when the Western States runners were polled, most told the researchers that “they thought ibuprofen would get them through the pain and discomfort of the race,” Nieman says, “and would prevent soreness afterward.” But the latest research into the physiological effects of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs suggests that the drugs in fact, have the opposite effect. In a number of studies conducted both in the field and in human performance laboratories in recent years, NSAIDs did not lessen people’s perception of pain during activity or decrease muscle soreness later. “We had researchers at water stops” during the Western States event, Nieman says, asking the racers how the hours of exertion felt to them. “There was no difference between the runners using ibuprofen and those who weren’t. So the painkillers were not useful for reducing pain” during the long race, he says, and afterward, the runners using ibuprofen reported having legs that were just as sore as those who hadn’t used the drugs.
Moreover, Warden and other researchers have found that, in laboratory experiments on animal tissues, NSAIDs actually slowed the healing of injured muscles, tendons, ligament, and bones. “NSAIDs work by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins,”substances that are involved in pain and also in the creation of collagen, Warden says. Collagen is the building block of most tissues. So fewer prostaglandins mean less collagen, “which inhibits the healing of tissue and bone injuries,” Warden says, including the micro-tears and other trauma to muscles and tissues that can occur after any strenuous workout or race.
The painkillers also blunt the body’s response to exercise at a deeper level. Normally, the stresses of exercise activate a particular molecular pathway that increases collagen, and leads, eventually, to creating denser bones and stronger tissues. If “you’re taking ibuprofen before every workout, you lessen this training response,” Warden says. Your bones don’t thicken and your tissues don’t strengthen as they should. They may be less able to withstand the next workout. In essence, the pills athletes take to reduce the chances that they’ll feel sore may increase the odds that they’ll wind up injured — and sore.
All of which has researchers concerned. Warden wrote in an editorial this year on the website of the British Journal of Sports Medicine that “there is no indication or rationale for the current prophylactic use of NSAIDs by athletes, and such ritual use represents misuse.”
When, then, are ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory painkillers justified? “When you have inflammation and pain from an acute injury,” Warden says. “In that situation, NSAIDs are very effective.” But to take them “before every workout or match is a mistake.”
UPCOMING BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL GAMES!
|May 4 2012 4:00 PM||BOYS 8TH GRADE BASEBALL||A||@ Manchester MS (B 8TH)|
|May 4 2012 4:00 PM||BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL||A||@ Fall Mountain (FAM) (B JV)|
|May 4 2012 4:30 PM||BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL||H||Black River (B V)|
|May 5 2012 4:30 PM EST||BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL||A||@ Twin Valley (B V)|
|May 7 2012 4:00 PM||BOYS 7TH GRADE BASEBALL||A||@ Bellows Falls MS (B 7TH)|
|May 7 2012 4:00 PM||BOYS 8TH GRADE BASEBALL||A||@ Arlington (B MS)|
|May 7 2012 4:00 PM||BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL||H||Burr & Burton (B JV)|
|May 8 2012 4:30 PM||BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL||A||@ Otter Valley (B JV)|
|May 8 2012 4:30 PM EST||BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL||H||Otter Valley (B V)|
|May 9 2012 4:30 PM||BOYS 7TH GRADE BASEBALL||H||Brattleboro (B 7th-8th Purple)|
|May 9 2012 4:30 PM||BOYS 8TH GRADE BASEBALL||A||@ Brattleboro (B 7th-8th White)|
|May 10 2012 4:30 PM||BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL||A||@ Brattleboro (B JV-B)|
|May 10 2012 4:30 PM EST||BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL||H||Green Mountain (B V)|
|May 11 2012 4:00 PM||BOYS 8TH GRADE BASEBALL||H||Charlestown Middle School (B 8TH)|
|May 4 2012 4:00 PM||GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY SOFTBALL||A||@ Fall Mountain (FAM) (G JV)|
|May 4 2012 4:30 PM
|GIRLS 7TH GRADE SOFTBALL||A||@ Mt. Anthony (G 7TH)|
|May 4 2012 4:30 PM
|GIRLS 8TH GRADE SOFTBALL||A||@ Mt. Anthony (G 8TH)|
|May 5 2012 4:30 PM EST||GIRLS VARSITY SOFTBALL||A||@ Twin Valley (G V)|
|May 7 2012 4:00 PM||GIRLS 7TH GRADE SOFTBALL||A||@ Bellows Falls MS (G 7TH)|
|May 7 2012 4:00 PM||GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY SOFTBALL||H||Burr & Burton (G JV)|
|May 8 2012 4:30 PM EST||GIRLS VARSITY SOFTBALL||A||@ Burr & Burton (G V)|
|May 9 2012 4:30 PM|