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2 years, stats nerd for Football/Basketball

2 years (Captain both years) Ice Hockey

and to top it off...

4 years (captain all 4 years) Academic Rally (History/Geography/Physics/Grammar/Literature)

And yes, I got letters for the last one, stupid jocks. ;):P

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i plan on trying out for baseball and basketball as a freshman. I'll be happy if i make it to a freshman team. :P

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I lettered on Varsity Indoor and Outdoor track sophomore year, and finished 10th in the confrence meet in the 400m in the outdoor season.

Then my junior and senior years I played lacrosse, where i picked up the most bench time for a two year player in school history.

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I ran varsity cross-country and track for 4 years. I also played JH basketball, and so I practiced with the varsity during the spring, but I figured I had enough on my plate.

I also lettered in academics for 4 years :D

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whats varsity sports?

I guess if this was an aussie-dominated board, you could call it "them yanks do things funny over there, don't they?" :D

in most of the world, like Australia for instance, you have club teams. usually, there's the big club, with several younger teams under their wing (e.g. the senior club, then U-19, U-17, and so on)...but I figure you already knew that.

here, the big thing's to represent your high school's varsity. here's the usual hierarchy:

Varsity: top level, the level that gets all the press. predominantly seniors and juniors. generally, sophomores are put on varsity if they're good or the varsity needs someone to fill a spot due to injury/suspension.

Junior Varsity: second from top, generally varsity backups if there's a Varsity/Soph/Frosh system, or the second team if there's only Varsity/JV. Depending on roster size, there might not even be a JV.

Sophomore and Freshman: third and fourth from top, these teams are usually filled with sophomores and freshmen, respectively. generally, players only stay one year at these levels, though there are exceptions. not all teams at a given school field sophomore or freshman teams.

if you do half decently on varsity, you earn a letter, which is sewn onto a letter jacket in your school's colors (or in my case, kept in a plastic bag cus I still can't afford to buy a jacket).

the colleges USED to have freshman teams because it used to be that freshmen couldn't play on varsity, but nowadays almost all the big colleges only have a varsity team with 80 guys on the bench. Virginia Tech and Air Force are the only big schools I know for sure have JV's anymore (and I'd speculate Army and Navy also have JV teams), and I know Va Tech's JV usually only plays one game a year.

I lettered in marching band. Does that count?

Yes, that counts. no second-class citizens here.

ah makes sense, cheers mate

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You know what's kind of scary, thinking back on it?

My school had a rifle team, and everyone on could have easily been voted most likely to shoot up the school.

really? A rifle team?

I guess that's not that wierd, we had a fencing team. Club of course.

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Im thinking of trying out for baseball when I get there.

Or maybe floor hockey since I never skated.

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