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are involved in the world of sports and sports reporting.
There have been many Chastains who have influenced the sports stage and many more still are
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Madden 06 Stops the Presses
EA Sports owns the NFL sports market for 2006 and beyond, but
what does that mean to Madden and NFL sports game fans??
It means dealing with more attention to graphics and less
to the science of the game and even the absence of those
previously annoying commentaries.
Madden 06 is a great graphical game. It totally takes advantage of the
strengths of the 360, yet falls quite short for those Madden enthusiasts
that have become accustomed to great game play. Each teams strengths
seem etched into some preseason determination of a teams expectations. As a Dolphin
fan, I rarely see the great play of a Wes Welker, Ricky Williams or even Chris
Chambers as I would during the real season. These are all things that most
of us expected with the downloadable content available to us.
Madden falls dramatically short as it instantly projects Vick, McNabb, Manning
and other highly solicited players into instant God status, while strategy,
game play and player intuition takes a back (way back) seat.
But as it is the only NFL sanctioned game available to ANYONE, I will
play, struggle and hopefully squeeze my favorite team into some sort of contention
Twins Tower Over Competition
Also a cheerleader, Ericca Castagna is both captain and
MVP of the gymnastics team. The two-time NEC/CAL
All-Star finished 7th in the all-around competition at
the state individual championships with a 36.625 and took
the state championship title on the vault at the level
9 USAG State Championships.
Led by Castagna, Masconomet
posted a 136.40 at the North sectional, good enough for
fifth place. Castagna trains year-round at the Yellow
Jackets Gymnastics club in Middleton and competed in the
AAU Junior Olympics.
Since Ericca has convinced her sister Ashley to rejoin
their team after focussing her talents to rising through the
standings and demands of gymnastics, the Castagna sisters
have been dominating the local gymnastics circuit
With this attitude in tow, the girls traveled to the Beverly
YMCA to take on Salem. The girls dominated the
Witches taking the meet with a record mark of 145.55 points,
against Salem's 129.1
Both Castagna's took care of the floor routines securing
scores of 9.5 and 9.6. The girls proceeded to take care
of business as Ashley Castagna tallied a 9.3 on the beam.
Ashley Castagna once again proved her talents on the bars
taking the top mark of 9.4 followed by her teammates,
Rossetti, Ericca Castagna and Taylor Jenkinson all with
an 8.8 a piece
Sportscast Editor STILL Looking for Future Fantasy Football Managers
I am STILL looking for other Chastains who might be interested in
an All Chastain Fantasy Football League. Though every Chastain that I know
currently playing Fantasy Football (just ME) has been eliminated from the playoffs
this year, I extend an invitation to ALL Chastains of all spellings to express any
interest that they might have in joining an all Chastain league for 2006.
If you are interested or merely curious, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chastain Chase 2006 Is Set to Help Youth
The Chastain Chase is a Fun Run that benefits the Therapeutic Riding Program.
This program benefits the disabled, at risk and less fortunate children of
Atlanta by providing them the opportunity to participate in therapeutic
riding that builds muscle coordination, confidence and self esteem.
The 1 Mile will begin at 8:00 am on February 25, 2006, the 5K will begin
directly after the 1 Mile finishes. This will be around 8:30am.
After extensive redevelopment, Chastain Horse Park opened in the summer
of 1999, and occupies 13 acres of the City of Atlanta’s Troy Chastain
Memorial Park. It is privately operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, relying on the community for volunteer and donation support.
More than 120 pairs of feet pounded the pavement in the YAM 5k “Chastain Chase”
on Saturday, April 24, 2005. Runners (and walkers) of all levels made their
way around the 3.1-mile course around Chastain Memorial Park 's perimeter.
The premier event marked YAM's first attempt at coordinating a Runner's
World endorsed race.
This is an amazing program that changes children's lives every day.
The program adheres to standards set by the North American Riding for
the Handicapped Association ("NARHA"), participating in NARHA’s rigorous
accreditation process and attaining the designation of “Premier
Accredited Center” in 2001.
Further details may be found at www.chastainhorsepark.org.
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta , GA
Net Proceeds go to the Chastain Horse
Park Therapeutic Riding Program.
Please visit the site and donate whatever you can to benefit their efforts
to improve the lives of these children. If you do not wish to contribute
anonymously, please check your entry for typos before sending them. You can
see that I did not.
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