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Kayleigh Emberton

Kayleigh Emberton, Senior Editor

Kayleigh Emberton is the Senior Editor of the BirdFeed. Kayleigh is in her fourth year of journalism and could not be more excited. Kayleigh loves sports, especially baseball and football. Kayleigh is a die-hard fan of the Atlanta Braves and Indianapolis Colts. She loves the beach, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. When she isn’t outside, she is listening to music and dancing around the house. Kayleigh loves the feeling of adrenaline, so she enjoys action and horror movies; but every once in a while, a Disney movie really sets the mood. Her love for action, adventure, and helping people, sets her on the path of becoming a K-9 cop. You can contact her via twitter @KayBirdFeed or her email [email protected].

2016 All-Star game at Petco Park. Baseball is a special game that brings about people from all over the world. Recently, Major League baseball brought about new rules into the minor leagues.

Baseball implements new rules into Minor Leagues

April 23, 2021

Baseball has returned and fans have enjoyed the sensation of being in a ballpark after last season. The pandemic has called for new policy changes; however, there are changes that one wouldn't expect....

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1966 baseball card. Henry Aaron plays baseball for the Atlanta Braves. Hammerin' Hank was an immensely talented player that set many records in baseball. One may not be surpassed: 25 All-Star selections.

The legacy of Hammerin’ Hank lives on

March 31, 2021

Henry Hank Aaron dreamed of being a baseball player and in 1951 he became one when he joined the Indianapolis Clowns. Aaron was a leader in an era of changes for Major League Baseball.  He was a small...

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Luke Combs attends the 51st CMA awards. Luke Combs sings country songs about every stage of life. Combs recently released a new album, song, and a teaser of something he is working on.

Luke Combs releases “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” teaser

March 31, 2021

On February 17, 2021, Luke Combs released a teaser for an original song on his Instagram. The minute and 17-second snippet was only a short taste of the song. After releasing his album, 'What You See...

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An unexpected surprise. In South Forsyth's College and Career Center, the Joshi family gathers to enjoy a special moment with their daughter, Anjali. Anjali was the recipient of the Stamps Scholarship, a prestigious award gifted by Mercer. When Joshi walked into the room, she was confused by all the people waiting in the room for her.

South senior, Anjali Joshi, receives a prestigous award

March 31, 2021

On Friday, March 12, the South Forsyth High School faculty, Mercer’s Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Kelly L. Holloway, and Assistant Director of Admissions Jackie Atchinson gathered...

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The Emotional Impact of a Teacher: Julie Hunt Is Celebrated on the Humans of New York Instagram Page

The Emotional Impact of a Teacher: Julie Hunt Is Celebrated on the Humans of New York Instagram Page

March 19, 2021

The threshold of Julie Hunt's classroom separates a home from a hallway. Cozy fragrances dance around the room and dimly lit candles sit on the tabletops. Each day, students enter the class with a smile...

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State playoffs. The adrenaline from Thursday night continues to flourish through the minds of South's flag football team. There was nothing to lose in the final face off between Denmark and North. Each team was competing for one state playoff bracket. After 80 long minutes of playing time, South came out on top, securing third place.

South prevails against Denmark and North to gain a spot in the state playoffs

December 21, 2020

After a quick huddle, they line up on the ball. The opponent's rushers are only about one yard away, waiting for the ball to be snapped. A quick clap releases the ball into the quarterback’s hands and...

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Practice makes perfect. South Forsyth performing arts students have worked diligently everyday after school to prepare for their upcoming show, Oklahoma. Each day small groups sing, dance, and run lines, critiquing and perfecting everything before the big day. Daegan Bennet explains how he practices outside of school,

Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’: South Forsyth’s Performing Arts puts on a production of Oklahoma!

December 14, 2020

On December 17th-20th, 2020, South Forsyth performing arts students are displaying their interpretation of the famous play, Oklahoma! Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote the musical and it takes...

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Back the Blue. Five teams from all over the county competed in a softball tournament supporting first responders in Forsyth County. Teachers and staff from schools in the county came together to support first responders. Three teachers and softball coaches from South, Coach Brooks, Coach Weber, and Coach Pearson, competed in this tournament.

Back the Blue softball tournament raises $60,000 for B.A.D.G.E.

October 19, 2020

On Saturday, September 26, people from all over Forysth county gathered at Central Park to watch the Back the Blue Softball Tournament. Games started at 11:00 and five groups of government employees showed...

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Great resources. Mrs. Mallamace is the head of the College and Career Center at South Forsyth. She has been working at South for many years and has a passion for helping students. This year, through the CCC, she hopes to help juniors and seniors understand what colleges look for and what they have to offer for their student population

South’s improved College and Career Center aims to help students with college worries

October 1, 2020

A new school year brings about a new class of seniors. The class of 2021 runs into many problems that students haven't encountered before. Trying to apply to college is a challenging process, but throw...

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A region win for SOFO Nation. The Junior Varsity softball team played West Monday August 24 in their third region game of the season. After a long, and successful battle, South came off on top with a 9-0 win. A incredible performance by each member of the team leaves South undefeated in the region.

South Forsyth’s JV team dominates West Forsyth Monday night

September 14, 2020

On Monday August 24, the Lady War Eagles faced the Lady Wolverines at home in a JV region softball game. After a long break due to Covid-19, the girls returned to the field better than ever with a winning...

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Nine innings. The game is nicknamed America's favorite past time and continues to entertain all generations. With a delayed season everything right now is on hold but the Atlanta Braes will come up ready to play. With a team based on younger athletes with few veterans, the organization is looking good to get their third straight NL East pennant.

Atlanta Braves have the talent for third straight NL East pennant

May 13, 2020

Baseball is America’s pastime. It is a game that dates back hundreds of years, but never ceases to amaze Americans. This season, however, has provided a serious learning curve to the league.  Commissioner...

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Preparing to play. South's players stand around preparing themselves for the game to come. The team has done much work to improve their skills and perform better then years before.

South’s lacrosse team has a bright future

March 30, 2020

This year, South Forsyth High School’s boys' lacrosse team has a new group of competitors to represent them. The young team has much room to grow but shows signs of a bright future for the program as...

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Senior season. Seniors Ryan Fuerst, Chris Dougherty, Josh Green, and Peyton Rawlins (left to right) pose for the last baseball picture of their high school career. Each of these boys have been working hard for the past four years to play to the best of their abilities and bring wins to South Forsyth.

War Eagles extend their winning record with a win against North Atlanta

March 10, 2020

Monday February 17, students and fans gathered to War Eagle Stadium for the varsity baseball game against North Atlanta. The game started at one o'clock on a windy day. Parents and students covered with...

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Mitali Bidkar sits will an elderly woman from Arbor Terrace. The day started with games like Headbandz and ended with a monopoly tournament to reinforce the American Enterprise System. This is one piece to a large puzzle. The three girls involved have worked hard to integrate business into the world through adults and children.

Project All American teaches business to the local community

February 7, 2020

What started as a simple project has turned into a dream of helping Americans understand the financial systems of the United States. Havisha Murukuntla, Mitali Bidkar, and Dhriti Pentela put together Project...

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Sports are worldwide. Sports have a large impact on society in every part of the world. The attitudes, actions, and outlook of professional athletes broadcasted on tv play a large role in how high school athletes view themselves and act in class.

Coach’s Corner: How do professional athletes influence high school athletes?

December 11, 2019

Fanatics all over the world pass down the love of sports teams to the generations below them; it brings families together or places walls at the dinner table. Fans spend millions of dollars a year on jerseys,...

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Wrestling is a way of life. Seniors Aragon and Fogarty meet for the flip that will start the meet. Last Saturday, South Forsyth War Eagles went 4-1 in their Dual Meet. Each week, these athletes work for nine hours to perfect their techniques so that they can perform to their best ability.

Wrestling leaves South with a 4-1 record on Saturday’s dual meet

November 22, 2019

On Saturday, November 16, South Forsyth parents and fans filled the bleachers of the Arena for the first dual wrestling meet at South Forsyth High School. The sound of mats and fans rumbled through the...

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A day to honor the veterans that have served. The first Veteran's day was observed on October 25, 2019. This Veteran's day Sergeant McClinton came to speak to U.S. History classes about his service and memories as an Army Ranger.

Staff Sergeant Jacob McClinton shares his service as an Army Ranger

November 20, 2019

U.S. history classes file into the seats of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) as they await a special visit from an American veteran. As the presentation begins, the student-helpers instruct the students...

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The lady war eagle's flag football team poses after their win against North Forsyth; 8-2. Each and every girl has been working hard from 4:00- 5:30 after school to prepare for the season ahead. The game was on Thursday night at North Forsyth High School where South's football team also faced the Raiders Friday night.

Lady War Eagles win their first game of the season

October 29, 2019

Thursday, October 24 was the beginning of a long weekend for the students in Forsyth County. While others were hanging out with their friends and watching movies at home, the Lady War Eagle flag football...

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Breast Cancer awareness month. Every year students dress head to toe in pink outfits at a football game in October to commemorate those who have connections to the illness. South students line the railing at Milton to cheer on the War Eagles in their second regional game of the season. South played hard but could not come up with the win.

War Eagles leave Milton with a 1-1 regional record

October 21, 2019

Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, next to skin cancer. 13 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lives and in order to awareness for this...

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A dramatic break up song. On August 21, 2019 Australian band, 5 Seconds of Summer, released the second single in their fourth album. The band was featured in a song, Who Do You Love by The Chainsmokers in February. That was followed by their first single on their fourth album Easier.

5 Seconds of Summer bring Halloween vibes to their new song Teeth

October 8, 2019

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) is a pop-rock group of four Australian boys from Sydney, New South Wales. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Luke Hemmings, lead guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood,...

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Concessions at the field. CBI Contractors have been diligently working since May to complete three major construction projects on campus. The one pictured above is a new facility near the baseball field.

New construction brings new opportunities

September 4, 2019

CBI Central Contractors started their work on South Forsyth High School in May of 2019, updating and adding new amenities to the performing arts center (PAC), baseball field, and football field. “Everything...

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Friday Night Lights. After a day bringing back the old souls, South students gathered together to support and watch their very own football team begin their season with a scrimmage against Sequoyah. The day was memorable, full of excitement, and packed with school spirit.

[Photo] Throwing it back with decades

August 21, 2019

Friday Night Lights. After a day bringing back the old souls, South students gathered together to support and watch their very own football team begin their season with a scrimmage against Sequoyah. The...

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Helpful, sweet, kind. These puppies are making a difference; they go from being only a couple months old at a school to 2 years old, helping someone who needs them. On Wednesdays during lunch, these puppies have greeted students in the atrium.

Therapy dogs in South Forsyth High School

April 30, 2019

A golden lab lays on the floor chewing on a neon green toy. Her tail wags harder when students approach with smiles on their faces. Seeing a furry friend causes a student's anxiety and stress to nearly...

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Maintenance is important. Everyday during sixth period, seventh period, and after school the baseball coach works hard to maintain the fields around campus. After talking with Mr. Pileggi, Coach Bayer decided to start this new class that will capture the interests of many students at South.

Turf management maintains an important role in society

April 9, 2019

For the past ten years, South’s head baseball coach, Coach Bayer, has worked to maintain the school’s athletic facilities, diligently making sure they are ready for each and every sporting event. Coach...

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Their career, our entertainment. Ender Inciarte waits for the catcher to return from the mound. The game was in progress and the Atlanta Braves were on fire and they came out on top, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7.

My Atlanta Braves experience

March 22, 2019

A baseball; white and circular with bright red laces. A major league baseball emblem stamped cleanly on the pristine leather. I sit next to my dad on the hard green seats at Turner Field watching players...

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Literacy Day on display. Tuesday, March 12 marked the day South Forsyth High School partook in a day surrounding academic discourse and its importance in the classroom environment. Many classes participated in Socratic Seminars and class discussions.

More than a day for books: SFHS Literacy Day

March 12, 2019

Posters and wallpapers decorated the hallways advocating for Literacy Day on March 12th. Teachers and students have been preparing for this day to come, and now spectators are visiting classrooms and watching...

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Reviewing the 2018-2019 wrestling season

February 6, 2019

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Eye on the ball. Makenna swings the bat with concentration, aiming to make an offensive play. Known for her offensive power, Makenna is seen as a threat to opposing teams.

Rising to the top: Student athlete Makenna Segal

December 9, 2018

Spectators watch with their breaths held as south slugger Makenna Segal steps up to the plate. The pitcher wipes her forehead and reads the sign from the catcher. She starts to wind up and the ball seems...

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A vacant lot. Trees stand waiting to be bought after school has ended. Every year for the past twenty three years, baseball players stand in the cold, selling trees to help fund their team.

Baseball team keeps the Christmas tree tradition alive

December 8, 2018

Bells and the sound of carolers ring in the air. People walk around, shopping bags filled with gifts wrapped around their arms. Everyone is getting ready for the holiday season. The only thing missing...

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South Strong. Near War Eagle Stadium a sign encourages school spirt. A sense of pride sets over the students of South Forsyth every time they walk by the sign during home games.

Ending the fall sports season victorious

November 30, 2018

Girls tumble through the gym, performing their best moves in front of the watchful eyes of the judges. Boys race along the trail, imagining the moment they will be announced champions. The ball soars to...

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In the cafeteria, Abby Marson (bottom left), Mina Amirkhani (top left), Jordan Edwards (middle) and Laura Kelley (right), spend their Wednesday IF time catching up on work during South’s new Flex time. In collaboration with the possibility of a schedule change next year, South is trying new techniques to improve the productivity of students. Abby Marson reflects on her time in the cafeteria, “I like it because I can socialize with my friends but I did not get very much work done”

[Photo] Trying Sofo Flex

November 30, 2018

In the cafeteria, Abby Marson (bottom left), Mina Amirkhani (top left), Jordan Edwards (middle) and Laura Kelley (right), spend their Wednesday IF time catching up on work during South’s new Flex time....

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Down, set, hut! The ball is hurdled into the quarterback’s hands and he looks up, scanning the field for his receiver. A nice pass is thrown into the hands of the receiver as he turns up the field heading for the touchdown. Parents and students stomp their feet and scream, cheering for the boys on the field. This year, the football team went 5-5 in the regular season with two region wins. One of the team captains, Jamal Camp, talks about his leadership and how he worked with the team this season. “Whenever stuff does happen, I just try to, being a leader on the team, I try to hold everybody to that standard of the south way.

[Photo] South prepares for their last regular season matchup against West

November 2, 2018

Down, set, hut! The ball is hurdled into the quarterback’s hands and he looks up, scanning the field for his receiver. A nice pass is thrown into the hands of the receiver as he turns up the field heading...

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This picture captures the destruction of Hurricane Michael in Jackson County, FL.

Hurricane Michael devastates Southeast Coast

October 18, 2018

Hurricane Michael arrived at full force last Thursday, heading straight for Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Panama City experienced the worst of the storm with winds up to 155 miles an hour and heavy...

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German foreign exchange, Lara Herrmann, gives a presentation to the journalism class on the popularity of Schlager Music in Germany.

German students take on SFHS

October 17, 2018

Students arrive at the Atlanta airport, 4,671 miles away from their homes in Leipzig, Germany. This is their first tour of America, visiting Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks before. They meet their student...

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War Eagle Stadium sits right outside the cafeteria, on display for all the students walking around campus. The football players practice here multiple times a week, preparing for this week's game against North Forsyth.

South is now 1-1 in region play after loss to milton

October 16, 2018

Students, families, and friends sit in the bleachers cheering for the players down on the field. Shaking the stands with their cheering, students glow and glitter under the stadium lights; decorated with...

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South volleyball players, Hannah McGlockton, Jessica Beil, and Sydney Bibby (Left to right), sit awaiting their chance to sign into their college career.

39 South students take the next step in their athletic careers

April 19, 2018

Young athletes wait patiently in a room surrounded by their closest friends and family, anticipating the moment when they will sign the paper which secures their athletic college careers. Thoughts of beating...

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The end of the year is quickly approaching and you and your friends have settled down for a pre-prom sleepover full of laugh, jokes, and popcorn. With the soft fabric of your pajamas wrapped around your skin, the group begins to contemplate about which movie to watch. And so the age old question lingers, which movies are best for prom?

[Photo] 8 prom movies to binge watch before the big night

March 28, 2018

The end of the year is quickly approaching and you and your friends have settled down for a pre-prom sleepover full of laugh, jokes, and popcorn. With the soft fabric of your pajamas wrapped around your...

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The baseball team started off their season in February and have a current 7-2 record. The team is confident in their pitching staff and want to bring home the regional tittle.

[Photo] War Eagles baseball enters a new season; expects to win regions

March 12, 2018

The baseball team started off their season in February and have a current 7-2 record. The team is confident in their pitching staff and want to bring home the regional tittle.

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Hilton Head is an island located off the coast of South Carolina. The place is easy to navigate and littered with different shops, stores, and restaurants to visit. Since it is an island, the landscape is full of beaches and other bodies of water. Hilton Head is also home to the famous Salty Dog Café as well as many walking and biking trails. The beaches of Hilton Head are littered with owners walking their dogs, families biking, and friends walking or exploring.  This place is perfect for a close to home vacation.

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March 12, 2018

Hilton Head is an island located off the coast of South Carolina. The place is easy to navigate and littered with different shops, stores, and restaurants to visit. Since it is an island, the landscape...

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Student athlete, Luis Gonzalez, is posing outside of his math class. The diligent student wonders of his life after high school.

Student athlete, Luis Gonzalez, has high hopes for the future

February 13, 2018

South Forsyth's Wrestling team is staffed by many impressive athletes. However, one of these students stands out from among the rest. Luis Gonzalez is a SFHS wrestler who is pushing the sport's boundaries...

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These are the Olympic rings that stand at the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, United States.

Georgians compete for gold in the winter olympics

February 3, 2018

Chamonix, France held the first official winter Olympics in 1924. Flash-forward 94 years and the 23rd winter Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea. An estimated 90 countries will be competing in this...

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The flashlights of students phones light up the gym to represent the many people who have been affected by cancer.

FOCO Cure fights to end childhood leukemia

January 11, 2018

Students at South Forsyth teamed up with the community to join the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. The organization's 2018 Students Of The Year, Ross Ashby, Jake Hale, and Watson Kimmel are raising...

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 This was taken at the GHSA 2017 state duals. The team stands posing and exciting for the tournament that awaits for them.

War Eagles wrestling has high hopes for this new season

November 29, 2017

The War Eagle wrestling season kicked off over Thanksgiving Break; the eagles started off the season by going 9-1 in dual meets. The team is led by head coach Joshua Stephens and coaches Eric Cluck, David...

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This is the new favorite Nike shoe this season. Buy one at Nike for only $79.97 this black Friday.

Top 10 gifts to get teens on black friday and cyber monday

November 15, 2017

It is almost that time of year again. Parents will be entering stores looking for the best deals of the season. Here are the latest deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Apple Watch series three,...

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The war eagles become region champs

November 8, 2017

The South Forsyth War Eagles clinched their third regional tittle Friday, November 3rd against West Forsyth Wolverines. At the Game of the Week, @sofofootball is starting to taste the region crown! Cal...

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This is the American Flag, symbol of freedom. The flag stands in-front of West hall waving in the air, waiting to be saluted by the students of South.

[Photo] National Anthem conflict strikes again

October 25, 2017

This is the American Flag, symbol of freedom. The flag stands in-front of West hall waving in the air, waiting to be saluted by the students of South.

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South Forsyth players burst onto the field filled with cheerleaders, Blue Crew Posse (BCP) members, and the South Forsyth mascot ahead of their game against Lassiter.

Concussions in south athletes and beyond

October 16, 2017

Interceptions, goals, and home-runs all have something in common. Sports. The best feeling is when  you are in a stadium watching your favorite team play, listening to fans cheering and announcers commentating. Millions...

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