“You guys are three of the bravest kids I’ve seen in a long time. What are you guys? Professional heroes or somethin’?” This one of the many great quotes from the film The Outsiders. The Outsiders is one of the best films made! The acting in this movie was brilliant, and the three main heroes of this story are Ponyboy played by Thomas Howell, Johnny played by Ralph Macchio, and Dally played by Matt Dillon.
He achieves a string of victories without defeat in various national athletic competitions. Although he remains focussed on athletics, he falls madly in love with a Gilbert and Sullivan girl named Sybil. Meanwhile, Eric Liddel (played by Ian Charleson), born to Scottish missionary parents in China is in Scotland. He intends to pursue competitive athletics (running) against the wishes of his mere persuasive sister Jennie (played by Cheryl Campbell). However, Liddel sees running as a means for glorifying God and plans to go to China to continue with missionary work.
Squeaky is the main character in Toni Cade Bambara’s story, “Raymond’s Run.” She is the character I will be analyzing. She changes from being an insecure, arrogant fighter to a respectful, confident girl. The reason she changes is because she watches her brother run his first race and she realizes that he’s a good runner. At the beginning of the story, Squeaky is tough and arrogant. She says to her enemy, Gretchen, “I win cause I’m the best” (23).
A refreshing and new premise for YA but a tragically real situation for some, Change of Heart throws into question the value of life as a teenager. The natural mindset is invincibility but what happens when a teen goes from running across a soccer field to being high on a heart transplant list less than a month later? Though there have been other heart transplant books, this one is unique both in premise and execution. Emmi is a well balanced character at the start, having some teenage moments but overall, motivated and determined. Her relationship with her parents is good more often than not and her love of soccer apparent.
Even though she does not play professionally, Misty’s athleticism still shows. Clearly, Mksty May-Treanor deserves to be named “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time” alongside with her partner Kerri Walsh. They both have been together from 2003 to 2009. Throughout those years, they have both trained together and fought together to earn the victories they have battled for. It is obvious that Misty-May Treanor greatly deserves the awards and gold medals she has earned by playing the sport she loves the most.
I now have been invited by two colleges and counting to play on their soccer team, which is amazing, and could take the future debt out of my hands. Around the fall of 2007 I met my best friend. Little did I know she would be the most annoying, aggravating, and goofy person I would ever meet, but would stand by me through everything. She and I will be friends for a lifetime. Around
Although she is only about three feet tall, she has quite a big personality. She has learned that saying “hi” to someone is a repetitive formal greeting. Using her skills in observation and imitation, she now greets people who pass her, without really understanding the concept. She also loves to go to her step-dad's games with her mom. Whenever she went to soccer games or practices, her mom, Ana Borja, always noticed her standing up straight with her little arms folded.
Their season was very strong, but it ended in a blaze. They had a hot streak going into the AAC tournament and came out champions. Now they have their sights set on the National Title. With a target on their back from winning the title last year, the Cards know all to well what is at stake. Their starting line up consists of two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore, all who were part of the championship team last year.
Bend it like Beckham is a film that was written, directed, and produced by Gurinder Chadha, a British film maker who grew up in India. The film focuses on the main character's desire to play football and the conflict she faces due to her obligations to her traditional Sikh family. As Jess struggles to find her own identity without losing her family she friends a British footballer Juliet. Jules parents offer something different, showing that although cultures may be different - they are actually very similar in others. In addition to the film the director has use a various amount of film techniques- there had been a climax point for Jess either her family or Football, a close up to Jess whether she should lie about soccer and a trip of a lifetime.
Another reason soccer is my favorite sport is from all the memories I have from playing the game. All the years I have played, I have won many games but also lost many games as well. It was great if my team won the game but even if we lost,we still had fun. We all enjoyed getting to play together. An experience that I have had playing soccer I will always remember happened when I was in tenth grade.