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Winter sports season opens with bowling at Sport Center – Sports – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

Bowling is more than a sport for Julia Skowron.

“It’s stress release,” the New Boston Huron senior said. “You can chuck the ball at the pins and they don’t talk back.”

During these trying times of a coronavirus pandemic, stress release is more important than ever.

So there was plenty of smiles and lots of joy as the high school winter sports season finally got started in the Monroe County with a pair of bowling matches Monday at Monroe Sport Center.

Video clip: Jefferson vs. Flat Rock Boys

For Flat Rock’s Katie Stull, it was a chance to put COVID-19 out of her mind for a few hours.

“It just felt normal,” she said. “This is probably the most normal thing that’s happened in my senior year.”

Huron swept St. Mary Catholic Central, winning the girls match 27-3 and the boys 30-0. Flat Rock took two from Jefferson with a

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ESPN will honor Kobe Bryant with a SportsCenter Special on Sunday

Tuesday, Jan. 26, will mark the one-year anniversary of the helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed nine people, including Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. On Sunday, ESPN will dedicate a block of its programming to honoring Bryant, headlined by a one-hour primetime special titled “Kobe – The Legend, The Legacy.”

Kobe Bryant wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a stage

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The SportsCenter Special will features interviews from Pau Gasol, who won two championships with Bryant in Los Angeles; Jerry West, who mentored Bryant in his early years with the Lakers; and WNBA Stars Sue Bird, Geno Auriema, Sabrina Ionescu and Chiney Ogwumike. It will also include narrated features from Los Angeles Sparks legend Lisa Leslie, rapper and longtime Lakers fan Snoop Dogg, and Stephen A. Smith.

Here’s a synopsis of the special via ESPN:

Over the hour, the program will look back at the many facets of the all-time

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Long-range basket by former Kentucky Mr. Basketball makes SportsCenter Top 10

Northern Kentucky junior guard Trevon Faulkner put himself and the Norse in the national spotlight Friday night. 

a group of men playing a game of football: NKU's Trevon Faulkner takes the ball down the court during the NKU vs IUPUI game at the BB&T Arena at NKU on Friday January 15. 2021. IUPUI won the game with a foinal score of 74-69.

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NKU’s Trevon Faulkner takes the ball down the court during the NKU vs IUPUI game at the BB&T Arena at NKU on Friday January 15. 2021. IUPUI won the game with a foinal score of 74-69.

Faulkner hit a 3-pointer from three-quarter court at the halftime buzzer Friday night at BB&T Arena, helping the Norse defeat UIC 72-68. He took a rebound from a missed shot, made a couple of dribbles and launched a shot from the 3-point line on the UIC side, giving NKU a nine-point lead at halftime, 32-23.

The shot took the No. 4 spot on the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays that aired on ESPN Saturday morning, according to Brady Laber, who called the play on-air.

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Womens Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health Announces Speaker Lineup | LPGA

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Hannah Storm to Headline Summit

ORLANDO, FL (February 4, 2021) Gainbridge and Versant Health are thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for the 2021 Women’s Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health to be hosted virtually February 24, 2021 at 1pm EST.  In its second year at the Gainbridge LPGA, the Women’s Leadership Summit is pleased to welcome ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Hannah Storm as the featured speaker.

Hannah Storm is a pioneer in sports and go-to journalist to host major events.  She is also the founder of an all-female run production company, Brainstormin‘ Productions, that celebrates women’s accomplishments in the sports industry and also develops documentaries, short films and branded content for a variety of networks. In 2018, Storm made history as being part of the first female duo to call an NFL game as member of Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football broadcast. 

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