Tag: gridiron girls

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Female football player endured a lot, learned more

It was never Kelly McKenna’s intent to make a statement, never her intent to launch a salvo in the …

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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Topeka varsity football team features two women

The Topeka Trojans visited Wichita Northwest Friday night. Even through the last-second madness, two players stood out among the …

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Tackling the gender divide

Twelve-year-old Paxten Jensen doesn’t care that she is the first girl to play junior high football for Tri-State. She …

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An American in Finland: Playing for the Trojan Women of Turku

As I sit here at home in Indianapolis after having played a summer of football for the Trojan Women, …

Feb. 21, 2014 - Allen, TX, United States of America - Texas Revolution running back Jennifer Welter (47) in looks back from the bench area during an Indoor Football League game at the Allen Event Center Friday, February 21, 2014, in Allen, Texas. The 5-foot-2-inch, 130 pound Welter is the first woman to play professional football at a position other than kicker, she made the final roster of the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, as a running back. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Jen’s Moments of Change: The First Ripple

I still remember when I found out I would represent my country in the inaugural IFAF Women’s World Championship. …

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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 …

Gold Hill Middle School football players from left, Lennox London, Hannah Casey and Emma Marchan. (Photo by Stephanie Marks Martell)

Tega Cay trio a sight on the gridiron

That football team you half recall, the one with a girl lost deep down the roster? The seventh string …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …