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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’...

The girls basketball team runs shooting drills at practice.

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...

Art by Mary Stauder

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...

The dance team adjusts to practicing with masks.

Sports not immune to coronavirus

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

Last spring, sports seasons were suddenly suspended, devastating and shocking many student athletes. Although more expected, student athletes of winter sports now face a similar disappointment as the pool...

Athletes lift weights—and spirits—despite setbacks

Maggie Towle, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching, but for athletes, the bad news just keeps coming.  Despite nationwide efforts, the coronavirus has reared its head, and the number of cases...

Members of the dance team prepare for the season after clearance from the athletic department.

Winter sports await green light from IHSA

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer 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...

Art by Maggie Miller

New protocols put seasons in limbo

Julia Benkendorf and Maggie Towle 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...

Art by Ruiqi Gao

NBA, NFL adapt to ‘COVID’ world

Andrew Zimmerman, Staff Writer 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...

In-person PE leaders adapt to class with new health precautions.

Gym class finds virtual alternative

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer 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...

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