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Carbon Plate running shoes, innovation or discriminatory advantage

Hoka One One Carbon X, shoes used by Jim Wamesly in 50 mile world record

By Baron Ropp, RT Highlights Assistant Producer

November 19, 2019

Carbon plate running shoes have taken over the distance running world, leading to an onslaught against many current records. However, not everyone thinks that carbon plate technology is good for running. Nearly every popular running shoe brand has come out with a carbon-plate running shoe, including Nikeâ€...

Bowl games’ highlighted winners and losers

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson faced off against Western Michigan.

By Baron Ropp, Round Table reporter

January 4, 2019

In this year’s set of bowl games, many teams showed their talent to the world, becoming the “winners” of bowl season by putting up unbelievable stat lines, coming out out with unbelievable victories under pressure, or adding yet another chapter to such a storied rivalry. The losers would be be...

Clemson and Notre Dame face off for first time in six years

Clemson to face Notre Dame in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

By Baron Ropp, Round Table reporter

December 21, 2018

Clemson and Notre Dame face each other in this year’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic to be played on Saturday, Dec. 29. Both teams come into this game without a loss.This is the first time these two teams have faced each other since 2015, when Clemson achieved a slim victory after Notre Dame coul...

MHS boys cross country team nearly wins home meet

MHS senior Trey Dravvorn races to the finish with the Middletown horizon in the background.

By Baron Ropp, Round Table reporter

October 12, 2018

The Middletown High School boys cross country team narrowly missed winning its home meet on Oct. 9, finishing just six points behind the winner, Williamsport High School. Middletown’s No. 1 runner, senior Grayson Whitesell, ran a time of 18:02, and earned second place overall. Whitesell said...

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