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Why do athletes love the game?

Why do athletes love the game?

Madison Wrzos, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, 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 live...

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...

Drab drives girls’ track to success

Drab drives girls’ track to success

Danny Bartelt, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under 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...

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