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Committee Controversies

Committee Controversies

Nikolas Hohlweg, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

From 1998 to 2013, the college football season ended with the BCS National Championship. The two competing teams were based upon an average of several polls, including a poll voted on by the coaches. The teams ranked number one and two competed for the national championship. However, in 2014, the College F...

Girls’ volleyball bumps, sets and spikes its way to state

Girls’ volleyball bumps, sets and spikes its way to state

Kenny Yi, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Deafening cheers rung throughout the gymnasium. Players, coaches, students, fans and of course Mr. Hickey—by far the loudest person there—screamed their lungs out as the girls volleyball team claimed their first sectional title in school history. However, it would not stop there. In a journe...

Sports: Why Do Athletes Love the Game?

Madison Wrzos, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

Any spectator watching a sporting event is amazed by the physical and mental toughness of an athlete, their competitiveness, but most importantly, their yearning to play and succeed. When talking to most athletes, their passionate words exemplify their fire to rise to the occasion. It's as if they l...

Refueling through recovery

Refueling through recovery

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sweats drips down your face and your teeth churn as you go through your bench press workout. As you finish the last rep, the spotter grabs the bar and you lie on the bench exhausted. You leave the gym, feeling great and energetic, but twenty minutes later your whole body aches. “Why am I so sore?...

Concussions: cause for concern?

Concussions: cause for concern?

Danny Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sports related concussions are a hot topic right now. Concussions can affect players both on and off the field, so it is important to understand what a concussion really is and how to treat it properly in order to minimize long term complications and even having to retire from sports. “A concussion...

‘Rebulld’ begins

‘Rebulld’ begins

Nikolas Hohlweg, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Over the past few seasons, the Chicago Bulls have been riddled with mediocrity. The past two seasons the Bulls missed the playoffs and finished as the eighth seed. They have looked nothing like a team competing to win a championship. Over the off season, the Bulls have chosen to change the directi...

Girls cross country sprints to success

Girls cross country sprints to success

Danny Bartelt, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

To cross country runners throughout the state of Illinois, November 4th marks an important day: the IHSA State Final will take place at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Illinois. Coaches and runners alike have spent their summer and fall seasons preparing for the chance to run at this statewide gathering. ...

Social media and its impact on sports

Social media and its impact on sports

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

Lisa Horn, also known as the Publicity Gal, once proclaimed, “Everything you post on social media impacts your personal brand. How do you want to be known?” Social media is a great tool in the sports world for teams to communicate to one another, and for coaches to communicate to their players. Yet,...

Coach Archibald builds football team in success and character

Coach Archibald builds football team in success and character

Danny Fitzpatrick, Staff Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

Athletic Director Martin Jennings knew when he hired Coach Dave Archibald that he had found a guy who is all about family, faith, and football. “The more we know and understand one another, the better we can communicate and help one another,” said Coach Dave Archibald. “A football program...

Coach McLoughlin Lifts Athletes to the Next Level

Maeve Schumacher, Sports Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the start of another school year, homework and tests aren't the only thing students have to look forward to. A fresh season of athletics—from Friday night lights to Saturday morning meets—is bound to make any student athlete giddy with excitement and motivation. But how can athletes channel...

Luck of the Lions

Luck of the Lions

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

From always wearing a pair of lucky socks to eating the same pregame meal, various superstitions have become a prominent aspect of today’s sporting world. These traditions may seem silly or unimportant to outsiders, yet for the athletes that practice them, they provide a sense of normality and control...

Captains show exemplary leadership on and off field

Dan Dababneh, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

Being a captain requires an extraordinary capability to calmly handle adversity and set an example by leading others through the worst of times. Many may not see the sacrifices that a captain must make for their team over the course of a one practice, game or season, but they are admirable. Such leadership...

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