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The Lions Speak: What do athletes want for Christmas?

December 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

—Luis Wendling, Junior Swimming, Water Polo, Cross Country "Gtx 1080ti graphics card"   —Emma Zajac, Senior Tennis "New tennis shoes and offer to play tennis in college"   —Will McAteer, Freshman Football Basketball, Volleyball "Wii U and new lacrosse stick"   —Sofia Yonkus, Freshm...

‘Mom, get off the field!’

‘Mom, get off the field!’

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the midst of a game, the referee calls a foul on the offense. Disappointed, the offense shifts to defense. A spectating parent disagrees with the call and refuses to let it go. Tensions rise as the parent continues to argue with the referee. After a few minutes and countless warnings, the parent is...

Do injured athletes trust trainers?

Do injured athletes trust trainers?

Ashley Edgeworth, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The air is thick with tension as the scoreboard remains even. This game determines whether the player will go down in high school history or earn a scholarship to continue playing the sports she love. She steps up to the line and holds the volleyball with clenched hands. This critical moment will burn...

Is rising cost of high school sports worth it?

Is rising cost of high school sports worth it?

Jill Doherty, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

A young boy falls in love with basketball. He goes to the park everyday and practices and when his park district season comes around he’s the best one on his team. His coaches can’t wait to see what he’ll become. Then during summer, his friends start doing summer camps that he can’t afford. Next...

Shift to superconference

Greg Wilson, Sports Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Starting in 2019, Saint Viator will be a part of Illinois’s first high school football super conference. This new super conference will include the 14 members of the Chicago Catholic League and the 10 members of the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Saint Viator athletes are excited about this...

Lift weight off your shoulders and join powerlifting club

Lift weight off your shoulders and join powerlifting club

Sean Bosshart, Sports Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

You go to the gym, and you grab the first pair of weights you see. You start to lift and you can feel your muscles burning and you start to sweat. Want to get ripped? Join the Powerlifting Club to build your strength and character. The powerlifting club encompasses a group of students who participate...

From battlefield to sports field

From battlefield to sports field

Patrick Schumacher, Sports Writer

October 31, 2018


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As you step to the free throw line, your hands shake as you try to avoid looking at the scoreboard that reads 60 to 61.  The regional championship is decided on these crucial free throws. The gym is electric, and the shouts of the opposing student section are deafening. As you begin your routine, the ...

Varsity soccer success depends on one characteristic

Matthew Johnson, Sports Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

“I learned about life with a ball at my feet,” said professional soccer player Ronaldinho, who discusses how an athlete can learn multiple things other than how to play better while playing a sport.  This past season, St. Viator boys varsity soccer finished 2nd in conference. A key part of this ...

Do procedures for injured student-athletes require rehab?

Do procedures for injured student-athletes require rehab?

Rowan McDonnell, Sports Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

The whole crowd cringes. The player lies on the ground in agony. After the athlete is helped off the field, a visit to a doctor answers the pressing question on the athlete’s mind. When will I be able to play again? However, there is another concern that should be considered—how will the injury affect...

Golf relies on more than fundamentals

Golf relies on more than fundamentals

Sean Bosshart, Sports Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

The boys golf team, who placed second in state last year, plans to slow down their game and work on their technical skills. Through their hard work they hope to have a shot at winning state this year.     The golf team has been working very hard over the last few years with three state championship wins and...

Pittman leads beyond end zone

Pittman leads beyond end zone

Madison Wrzos and Greg Wilson, Sports Editor and Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

The crisp fall air floats through the air means only one thing. “Three words: Friday Night Lights,” said Jeremiah Pittman. Each year, athletes without fail step forward to not only represent their school on the field, but also as a positive role model. The services provided by coaches and ...

Girls swimming team overcomes challenges

Jill Doherty, Sports Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

“All these things [problems] kind of make Viator's pool the laughing stock of our conference and all the visiting teams make fun of it,” said swim captain, senior Julie Warren. The swim team has been chasing their goal of state, but has the outdated basement pool set them back? The pool was bui...

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