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Farewell to ‘Trainer Matt’

Matt Berning worked as the athletic trainer for more than four years, but is now leaving high-school specific work behind. Berning has taken a position at the Mercy Sports Clinic with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Julienne Lippe.

Cooper Walkoff, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 19, 2019

After teaching classes, supporting athletes and training college students to be athletic trainers, Trainer Matt Berning is leaving to work at the Mercy Sports Clinic with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Julienne Lippe. “Matt is someone that you can trust and count on. He has always had the players’ health and ...

A dangerous game, high schoolers face life long sports injuries

Junior Zoe DeYoung dances alongside her teammate at the Kids Artistic Revue competition. The competition was held in the auditorium at John A. Logan College, and was her second time competing at this competition. “The competition was one of the bigger ones our team had been to,” DeYoung said. “I remember putting on a heating pad after I danced because my back pain had been so bad.”

Tristan Caudill, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 16, 2019

According to AtYourOwnRisk.org, about half of high school students play sports. Throughout their athletic career, almost half of those students report having an injury from playing sports.  Athletic Trainer Matt Berning says that the risk of having long term effects from a sports injury in high schoo...

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