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Winter sports await green light from IHSA

Members of the dance team prepare for the season after clearance from the athletic department.
November 16, 2020

The past seven months have been a time of uncertainty, and this uncertainty has had a big impact on high school sports. Going into the fall season of sports, no one knew what would occur. What sports could...

New protocols put seasons in limbo

Art by Maggie Miller
November 16, 2020

As yet another day of the “new normal” passes, the athletic department has continued to work to make sports feasible.  With the number of COVID-19 cases reaching new heights, many perspiring athletes...

NBA, NFL adapt to ‘COVID’ world

Art by Ruiqi Gao
November 16, 2020

COVID-19 continues to harm our everyday lives. Since March, this disease has caused the stoppage of numerous activities in the sports world. March Madness was one of the major events that had to be cancelled...

Gym class finds virtual alternative

In-person PE leaders adapt to class with new health precautions.
October 13, 2020

With there being a finite number of spots in summer gym and the requirement to take three years of physical education, many Saint Viator students have been forced to pass up the opportunity to take electives...

Coronavirus leaves March in madness

Community advertisement for March Madness left useless.
March 13, 2020

On Thursday, Mar. 12, the NCAA announced that the 2020 March Madness tournament will be cancelled due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “coronavirus”). This follows the...

Weighing risk factor of sports

Freshman Tyler Bielfeldt works in the athletic training room with Coach Gina Garro.
At what point do athletics become too dangerous?
March 13, 2020

Sports can provide many things to athletes. Athletics are an opportunity to socialize and build friendships. They provide a way to stay healthy and active and teach valuable life lessons that are applicable...

Team influence extends to community, world

Seniors Ava Davis and Nicole Ardito work at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida.
March 13, 2020

As student-athletes lace up their basketball sneakers, dancing shoes, cleats or skates, they all have one thing in common: They represent the red lion they wear on their uniforms. Their representation...

Experienced core supports lacrosse team

Senior Dominic Yonkus runs during lacrosse practice.
March 13, 2020

When many people think about succeeding in a sport, the first component that comes to mind is talent.  People debate whether a team is worthwhile based on the talented players the team is composed of....

Players shoot one for Kobe

February 28, 2020

On a typical friday evening, students pack the gym and stand on the wobbling bleachers to cheer on their home basketball team. The gym rumbles with each shot and the crowd holds their breath at each free...

Legacies live on in Hall of Fame

February 28, 2020

Even after admired athletes take their talents beyond St. Viator, their accomplishments still echo through the Boler Center hallway, filled from head to toe with gold and silver. The hallways only tell...

Former Lion tackles NFL “head-on”

February 28, 2020

On Jan. 2, Cole Kmet ‘17 announced that he will be declaring for the 2020 NFL draft after his junior year as a tight end at the University of Notre Dame. Throughout his collegiate career, he amassed...

CTU strikes chord with athletes

The  boys cross country poses at the IHSA State Finals in Peoria.
December 13, 2019

On Oct. 17, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) began a strike against Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that would ultimately persist for 11 days. The CTU hoped to obtain higher salary raises and benefits, smaller...

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