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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...

Drab drives girls’ track to success

Drab drives girls’ track to success

Danny Bartelt, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

To most, 400 meters is hardly recognizable as a quarter of a mile; however, it is much more to senior track star Elizabeth Drab and her fellow teammates. Drab has worked tirelessly in perfecting her form, whether it be diving or running, both of which she has advanced onward to State Finals, She competed...

Will the Chicago Cubs shine again?

Will the Chicago Cubs shine again?

Michael Fitzpatrick, Sports Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Chicago Cubs turned 108 years into 213 days by winning the 2016 World Series. Joe Maddon, who became manager before the 2015 season, has become famous for his “sayings.” Last year Maddon used slogans such as, “embrace the target” and“do simple better.” This year, Maddon has rolled out...

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Clare Dowd, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Saint Viator boys’ swimming team has been one to watch lately, although this wasn’t necessarily destined from the start of the season. The very beginning of the swim season may have been a little rocky for the Lions because of the fact that they had a new head coach, Mr. Sam Wilcher, who had...

Track team races into new year

Track team races into new year

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

Boom! The sound of the starting gun gets your feet moving, and you are now a fast moving machine— with the only thing going through your mind is winning the 800- meter. Only 200 meters left, and you kick it into full gear, leaving it all on the track. Now, think of experiencing this excitement 18...

National Signing Day ceremony

National Signing Day ceremony

Art Scheller, Sports Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

Each year, thousands of athletes across the country sign letters of intent on National Signing Day. National Signing Day at Saint Viator took place on February 1. An unexpected crowd consisting of parents, coaches, teammates and fans, gathered in Cahill Gym for the first time to celebrate the Winter...

Teamwork ties team together

Teamwork ties team together

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

In the midst of recent headlines in the sports world reflecting hazing and negativity, it’s important to stress positive team building within high school sports teams— especially those with students of varying grade levels. Coach Quin Hayes, Saint Viator’s varsity basketball head coach, chose...

Cheer and dance teams split spotlight with spirit in sports

Cheer and dance teams split spotlight with spirit in sports

Dan Dababneh, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

Anyone could name the differences between badminton and tennis. Also, those same people could name the difference between dodgeball and volleyball. But the real question is, could those same people name the differences between cheerleading and the competitive dance team. According to a survey that was...

Bulls charge toward triumphant season backed with new team

Bulls charge toward triumphant season backed with new team

Michael Fitzpatrick, Sports Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Chicago Bulls had a very surprising first month of the NBA season. The Bulls finished November with a record of 10-7. The Bulls were looking like a team set to finish near the bottom of the Eastern Conference after questionable trades and signings left fans and analysts confounded. The new-look team...

Cross country captures championship

Cross country captures championship

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

Glancing around Saint Viator’s Cahill gym, it can be hard to ignore the bare ‘Boys’ Cross Country’ plaque in the midst of other athletic successes plastered along the wall. This drought of regional, sectional and state titles was finally quenched by the 2016 boys’ cross country team, a band...

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