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Athlete to coach: a Lion for Life

Recent alumni return as relatable coaches
Rylee Untalan, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

High school sports are some of the best memories for many student athletes, and, for some graduates, these experiences are so positive that they decide to come back after college. Saint Viator has a rich...

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And they’re off! Racetrack close opens new doors

Maggie Towle, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

For nearly a century, people have flocked to see horses compete at Arlington International Racetrack. Soon, it may be home to the Chicago Bears, and members of the Arlington Heights community have mixed...

Art by David Calhoun

NCAA brings back madness

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor March 18, 2021

Last year’s whirlwind cancellation of The NCAA tournament left basketball fans worldwide disappointed and craving the action of March Madness. However, after a season of playing with COVID-19 precautions...

Bowling team has skill to spare

Bowling team has skill to spare

Julia Benkendorf and Madison Wrzos March 18, 2021

In the past, bowlers gazed during pep rallies at countless school teams as they paraded through the gym and sought a similar opportunity to showcase their athletic talents. They wondered if anyone else...

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Spring-ing into next season

Student athletes discuss time lost during shutdown
Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

For most of the year, there was no sports life at school. Most student-athletes came to school without their sports bag, the back parking lot was mostly empty minutes after school, no shouting or cheering...

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Referees enforce new mask policy

Sam Hargadon , Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Sports have been hit especially hard during the pandemic, but we don’t consider the referees and how their sporting experience has changed. Referees’ jobs have been impacted nearly as much as the athletes...

Art by Sam Hargadon

MLB slides into new home base

Sam Hargadon, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

As MLB spring training draws near, the question of what baseball will look like this coming season arises. Recently, the MLB Players Association rejected a proposal suggested by the MLB to delay the seasons’...

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New schedules #LetUsPlay

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor February 26, 2021

On Sep. 27 2020, hundreds of student athletes and parents gathered in front of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s Gold Coast home to protest the postponement of several fall sports by the Illinois High...

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Teams work towards indigenous inclusivity

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor February 26, 2021

In the mid-1980s, Florida State University students invented a new sideline cheer, later dubbed the “Tomahawk Chop”. Referencing the action of a Native American yielding an ax, the chop has been both...

Art by Mary Stauder

Brady carries Bucs to victory

Evelyn Urbaniak, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Super Bowl LV kicked off with two powerhouse teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady, a now seven time Super Bowl champion, led the Buccaneers the entire game,...

Vanderbilt’s Fuller makes football history

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor December 10, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 28, Vanderbilt senior Sarah Fuller kicked off the second half of a game against Mizzou, becoming the first woman to play in a regular season football game in any of the Power 5 conferences....

Members of boys swim team warming up at practice.

XC, swimming see spike in membership

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

When the IHSA decision came out stating which fall sports could compete and which couldn’t, many were outraged.  Soccer, football, and volleyball athletes were all anxiously awaiting their seasons only...

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