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PV Track & Field coach goes viral for high jumping videos

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Monmouth native and Pleasant Valley Girls Track and Field coach Kaz Johnson has been high jumping since middle school. However, the St. Ambrose alum didn’t start sharing his jumping ability on a wider scale until he got some encouragement from one of his athletes.

“I was training here, I want to say it was last Summer with one of my athletes and we just kind of set up a series of circuits using hurdles, and one thing led to another and she showed me some stuff on the internet she’s like ‘yeah look at these guys here’ and she just kind of motivated me to go out there and just try it out,” Johnson said.

Since then, he’s garnered thousands of followers on his Instagram and recently reached new heights with one of his videos.

“I woke up one morning and one of my friends in

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WJCC Schools, York County School Division on track for fall sports season

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Warhill High School is just one of several schools in the Historic Triangle participating in the fall sports season. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)
Warhill High School is just one of several schools in the Historic Triangle participating in the fall sports season. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)

Some public schools in the Historic Triangle are gearing up for the fall sports season.

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the York County School Division are allowing students to compete in fall sports during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

WJCC Schools announced on Monday the school division is allowing high school athletes to compete in varsity sports.

“The first game of the season will be a football game on February 26,” according to the WJCC Schools’ news release. “This is the week after some high school students return to school for in-person, hybrid learning.”

However, this does not apply to junior varsity or middle school fall sports.

“We are eager for all student-athletes to have the chance to play,” said Olwen Herron, WJCC Schools superintendent, in

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A noose was found in the stall of a Black NASCAR driver — just hours after Confederate flags flew over the track at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama

Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday's act of hatred "serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society."
Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”

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  • NASCAR announced Sunday that it had found a noose in the garage stall of one of its drivers competing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama.

  • The stall belonged to Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver currently competing in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

  • NASCAR condemned the “heinous act” in a statement on Sunday and resolved “to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”

  • In his own statement, Wallace said Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.” 

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NASCAR announced Sunday that a noose had been found in the garage stall of the 43 team at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The

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