Tag: female tackle football players

Jen Welter has become an ambassador and role model for women in sports a year after her month-long coaching internship with the Arizona Cardinals. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

How Jen Welter’s life has changed a year after making history

Fifty-three weeks ago, Jen Welter was teaching aerobics and running boot camps in Dallas while coaching linebackers and special …

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Why Would a Woman Want to Play Football?

OJ Jenkins refers to herself as “She”-zekiel Elliott. She stands about six inches shorter than her male counterpart, Dallas …

Coryne DeMattio, 15, is sophomore at Millbrook High School and plays defensive line for the football team.

Girls on the Gridiron: Area scholastic athletes blaze football trail

Coryne DeMattio has heard her opponents’ whispers. The 11 boys on the other side of the field can see …

Defensive lineman Kennedy Davis (65) runs down the line to tackle a player from Argo Community High School on Oct. 13 at Eisenhower High School. Davis, a freshman football player, is one of two girls on the team this year. (Declan Harty / Daily Southtown)

2 girls take on high school football at Eisenhower

In full football gear, Jade Watson and Kennedy Davis don’t look a whole lot different than their 32 Eisenhower …

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“She can hit just as hard:” Shorewood middle school girl breaks stereotype, plays football with the boys

Bring it on boys! That’s what one Shorewood Middle School girl is saying. She’s playing offense, defense and special …

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GIQ Chalk Talk with Noela Moreno

The GIQ Chalk Talk series is a living archive that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women and girls who are …

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GIQ Chalk Talk with Cammy Fields

The GIQ Chalk Talk series is a living archive that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women and girls who are …

From left to right: Tokay's Samantha Patton, Franklin's Jelani Williford and Tatiana Ugale, Weston Ranch's Felicity Pitts, and Lodi's Piage Ward (Clifford OTO/The Record)

‘We can do this too:’ Five area girls take on varsity football

A law passed in 1973 would eventually change the lives of current high school girls born near the turn …

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How Grundy County football’s only girl captains the varsity and deals with threats

For Karastin Anderson, tonight may be the night. Then again, although opportunities are dwindling, it might not. For almost …

Elizia Garcia (center) walks back on to the practice field after getting some water and has a conversation with a teammate during practice.

Raytown middle school girl gets tough on the football field

The gender barrier is being broken at one school in the metro. One middle school football player is proving …

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GIQ Chalk Talk with Evonnie Ramos

The GIQ Chalk Talk series is a living archive that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women and girls who are …

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Pennsylvania high school kicker proves girls can hit hard, too

Kelly Macnamara is the first girl to play for the North Penn High School football team, so she knows …

Three girls are playing football for Zanesville Middle School.(Photo: Chris Crook/Times Recorder)

Zanesville’s female football players defying stereotypes

Society says girls aren’t supposed to play football. It’s too rough, they say. And besides, doesn’t the team need …

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GIQ Chalk Talk with Brooke Liebsch

The GIQ Chalk Talk series is a living archive that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women and girls who are …

Charlotte Albright (7), a seventh-grade girl at Summit School, was denied a chance to play in a football game.

Female kicker denied chance to play in football game because she’s a gir

Charlotte Albright was in uniform ready to go, but she had nowhere to play last week. Albright, a backup …

News-Times/Steve Moseley - York eighth grader Cara Carranza (89) hauls in a catch during a game Tuesday night at East Hill Stadium vs. Seward. Carranza is the only girl in York who plays football.

Football helps York eighth grader Cara Carranza find courage on and off the field

She’s 13 years-old and in eighth grade. She likes Thomas Rhett and Drake. She thinks her science teacher rocks …

(left to right) Sera Barker-House, Payge Satek, Ariana Church, Alese Sartain, and Cassie Christians all play on the Bonnyville Bandits football team.

Bonnyville girls breaking barriers on the football field

Football has always been known as a “man’s game” but five local girls are changing that stereotype. Payge Satek, …

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History maker: Hannah Baughman breaks barrier for Louisville football

At the 30-minute mark of a recent soccer game against Marlington, Louisville junior Hannah Baughman got a clear look …

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Women’s World Football Games 2017

USA Football is excited to announce that the 2017 Women’s World Football Games will be hosted in Orlando, FL …

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Football: Four middle school girls are kicking stereotypes

Cheerleading has been a tad different this year for South Forsyth Middle School’s Avery Wyckoff. That’s because at football …

The DeSotos/Amazons were at top-notch women's softball team in the 1930s that branched out into football.

‘Slam-bang’ women’s professional football has long history, with fiction taking it into future

“The first time I saw Jesse Smoke throw a football I knew she was going to be a miracle.” …

Olivia Perez, right, stands with teammate, Brady Blakely.

Texas varsity high school football team goes coed

The tiny northwest Texas school district in Harrold is known for its independent streak — it was the first …

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The First Female NFL Coach Is Proud To ‘Play Like A Girl’

The phrase “play like a girl” shouldn’t be seen as an insult, according to Jen Welter, who is the first …

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Girl power: Alcoa Peewee’s welcomes first female player

It’s almost football time in Tennessee, and in Blount County, a team to watch is coach Tyrone Haley’s Alcoa …

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Nova Scotians participate in women’s tackle football championships ADRIENNE SMITH , EDITOR | AUG 4, 2016

While not representing Nova Scotia, seven from this province exercised some interprovincial free trade to compete in the inaugural …

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Gender no issue for Gray, LC football

If Jeanette Gray is the first woman on a high school football coaching staff in the Duneland Athletic Conference, …

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Jen Welter: Huddling for a Q & A with the NFL’s first female coach

Watching pint-sized youngsters playing at private academies in Florida can give one the feeling of looking through the wrong …

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Mount Vernon Local Thrives in Women’s Professional Football

Playing the game of football professionally is something not many people get the opportunity to do. However, one player …

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Edmonton Storm fall to Saskatoon Valkyries in WWCFL final

Nobody was going to put a dent in the Saskatoon Valkyries’ dynasty. Saskatoon stomped the Edmonton Storm’s dream of …