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Gym class finds virtual alternative

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

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 they are interested in to fulfill this gym requirement.  Well, not anymore.   Administrat...

Coronavirus leaves March in madness

Community advertisement for March Madness left useless.

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Co-Editor

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 NBA’s decision to terminate their seasons thus far, after Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan...

Weighing risk factor of sports

Freshman Tyler Bielfeldt works in the athletic training room with Coach Gina Garro.

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

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 in and out of a game. However, sports also can bring risk to every athlete. “You can get...

Team influence extends to community, world

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

Sam Carens, Staff Writer

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 goes beyond what they do athletically, though. Several teams have been notably active in the community...

Experienced core supports lacrosse team

Senior Dominic Yonkus runs during lacrosse practice.

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer

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. However, there is a more significant factor: experience. Experience is the most important quality tha...

Players shoot one for Kobe

Madison Wrzos and Nathan Kochera, Co-Sports Editor and Staff Writer

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 throw. The players focus only on the ball and ignore the advancing drip of sweat on their brow. It...

Legacies live on in Hall of Fame

Sam Carens, Staff Writer

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 a part of the story though. Goal setting and difficult practices led to the success of some of Viator’s...

Former Lion tackles NFL “head-on”

Julia Benkendorf, Co-Sports Editor

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 60 catches for 691 yards rushed as well as six touchdowns, tying the school record for most touchdowns...

CTU strikes chord with athletes

The  boys cross country poses at the IHSA State Finals in Peoria.

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor

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 class sizes and additional school resources, such as counselors and nurses. Because of the strike,...

Offseason training essential for success

Athan Huelskamp lifts during his offseason.

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

During the basketball season, the stands are filled with students cheering on the team they support. However, these same students forget about basketball the moment the season closes, but what about the student athletes? The off season is not a time for rest and relaxation for high school athletes,...

Why student athletes should say no to nicotine

Why student athletes should say no to nicotine

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Sports can provide an avenue for students to stay healthy, socialize, and learn important life lessons. Unfortunately, players can have a negative impact on their teams with their unhealthy actions and habits. The epidemic of vaping is not limited to the school, but it is exemplified through its prominence...

D1 and done, picking colleges

Senior Connor Kochera shoots the ball.

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

As the fall sports season comes to a close, many seniors play their final games as high school students. Next year, they will not only continue their education in college, but some will also continue their athletic career. For some, playing a sport in college has been a goal for most of their lives. “I...

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