School Sports


Sports are a source of entertainment and they were first introduced in Ancient Greece in the first Olympic Games, in 776 BC. The first sports introduced were chariot racing, wrestling, jumping, disk javelin, and many more. Herman and AdVenture has many sports including volleyball, basketball, Cross country, track and field, and more. We are about to hear from two students, Kaelyn Gormely, and Michelle Nehorai. Michelle Nehorai is on the B-team volleyball. And Kaelyn Gormley currently plays on the Girls Herman Soccer Team, and used to play cross country, track and field and basketball.

Michelle Nehorai is a current 7th grader at Herman AdVenture STEM who plays on the school volleyball B-team. Winning games as a team is really fun! Especially all the fun parts like scoring. “One of the important parts of our winning game was when my teammates would get the volleyball over the net because, it made them happy and positive.” says Michelle describing her winning game. Michelle plays with all of her friends, Sophie, Kenny, Rachel, Audrey, and many more people. Before Michelle started playing on an actual team, she knew how to play but she didn’t chose to play on a team with other students yet. She got inspired by her old friends that played volleyball on a team, so she then decided to join the team with her friends for this year.

The sport volleyball is played in Brazil, in Europe ( Mainly in Italy, the Netherlands, and countries from Eastern Europe), in Russia, and in other countries including China and the rest of Asia, as well as in the United States. At Herman AdVenture STEM we play volleyball as a sport as well. Many boys and girls tryout during the tryout season, and if they make it, they get to play games and go to practices after school. Many of our students play, they play with their friends and get to play games.  

Kaelyn Gormely is a 7th grade student at Herman AdVenture STEM. She plays girls basketball, girls soccer, track, and cross country. Her favorite sports are, soccer and track. Kaelyn’s dad suggested her to play a sport, so she really enjoyed it and started playing multiple sports. On Kaelyn’s soccer team they won a game which was the score, 6:0, and Kaelyn almost scored a goal! Kaelyn has played soccer for 9 ¼ years, track she started last year, and sam with cross country and basketball, she started playing last year.

Basketball is a very famous sport, there are many teams and many famous basketball players that we know today. The game of basketball as it is known today was created by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to condition young athletes during cold months. It consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. He published 13 rules for the new game.

Playing sports can be really fun, you have the chance to make new friends and spend more time with them. When you practice sports more, including games you get the opportunity to improve more and to become a better teammate or to become better at the sport. Spots also give everyone an opportunity to branch out and to meet new people. Sports is also a time to try new things, even though you may not be the most experienced, you can learn more about sports once you try it out.