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A Stab In Dark – The View
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A Stab In Dark


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Sometimes all you need for a sport is a little dedication.  One student is so dedicated and passionate about his sport that he wants to share that sport with others by bringing it to South.

Carl Yarwood, sophomore, has been pushing to start a fencing club at South. For those who are unaware, fencing is a sport of sword fighting where two opponents fight on a narrow fighting area, called a strip. The object is to strike someone with your sword to be awarded points.

“I love the sport of fencing. It challenges you both mentally and physically,” said Yarwood.

Yarwood has been trying to bring his favorite sport to South to share with people his passion.

“I think it’s an excellent sport to get into. It teaches you many things and it makes you think and some people don’t appreciate that much anymore,” said Yarwood.

Yarwood has been trying to get support to start this club. He has spoken to teachers to try and get a sponsor for the club. He believes that this sport would  be a great inclusion into South’s already vast expanse of sports.

Yarwood said, “Fencing is different than other sports. I’ve been doing it since the fourth grade and it has taught me many things. It has kept me athletic and I always feel really good while doing it. It’s something that I would like to practice every day.”

He says that even though it seems like a basic sport it’s much more than that.

“You learn to focus more because you have to plan out both you and your opponent’s next move. I think that some of these skills are great to learn and I would suggest most people to try out this sport,” said Yarwood.

Yarwood has been fencing on a regular basis since the 4th grade.

“Well, I got started technically in the 2nd grade because my mom made me do a summer camp and I didn’t really want to do any of the things that they offered. I finally decided on fencing and found out that I really enjoyed it. I did the same thing the following summer and then I started doing it weekly in the 4th grade,” said Yarwood.

Yarwood has been rallying support for his fencing club all because it was just a sport he was so passionate about he wanted to bring it to South.

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