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Running on what?

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

Caught up in the chaos and stress of school, looking for a good exercise to keep you in shape, or searching for a way to improve your condition during the fall sport season? The answer to these questions is running. However, what habits, actions, and techniques improve the overall results of running?...

Who is the New Athletic Director?

Madison Wrzos, Sports Editors

August 30, 2018

  “Why do I love Saint Viator? I love Saint Viator because I see the student body and teachers as family,” said Jack Liedlich, a sophomore. Schools are composed of a network of people who work together to ensure it is in the best condition for all current and future Lions. Students at...

Hanging up the high tops

Saint Viator basketball players scrimmage against each other in practice

Zoya Boskovic, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Saint Viator is home to and has long celebrated the triumph of its many talented and determined athletes. The Winter sports season has demonstrated this to spectators through the success players have achieved. Biology teacher Mrs. Eileen Cairo pastes newspaper articles on her classroom board acknowledging...

A legacy for life: more than just metal?

IHSA plaques line the walls of Cahill gym.

Madison Wrzos, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

A student entering Saint Viator’s sports corridor is blown away by the countless number of jerseys and trophies that seem to dazzle the space. Somehow, the entire room seems to glow and it is as if each sparkling case holds a story that is simply waiting to be told. Upon entering the gym, a large...

Compassionate care for all

Polley and Garro pose for a picture in the athletic training room.

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Have you ever broken a bone, sprained a ligament or sustained a concussion? If you have, chances are that you have collaborated or talked with an athletic trainer. Athletic trainers are highly qualified health care professionals that can help and educate athletes in numerous ways. March is national...

Varsity athletes meet gym class: essential or excessive?

Varsity athletes meet gym class: essential or excessive?

Danny Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Everyone knows the importance of regular physical exercise for kids. However, should a student who competes in sports at a high level still be required to take gym class, especially during their sport’s season? “Varsity athletes have already proven to go above and beyond the minimal physical activi...

Sprint away from stress

Art by Skylar Kim

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Have you ever been so frustrated with school, friends and life in general that make you feel like you’re going to explode? Instead of complaining and whining, one of the best ways to get this frustration out of the brain is through exercise. According to studies done by the American College of Sports Medi...

World of wrestling

Freshman Gaetano Console wrestles in the Saint Patrick's tournament.
Photo by Matteo Azari

Madison Wrzos, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Despite the roaring of the crowd the wrestlers are only focused on each other. One wrestler lunges toward the other and his shoulders slam on the mat. The roaring grows louder as the wrestler looks up and smiles at his victory. A sport often overlooked, wrestling is full of pure endurance, strategy and...

Committee Controversies

Art by Skylar Kim

Nikolas Hohlweg, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

From 1998 to 2013, the college football season ended with the BCS National Championship. The two competing teams were based upon an average of several polls, including a poll voted on by the coaches. The teams ranked number one and two competed for the national championship. However, in 2014, the College F...

Girls’ volleyball bumps, sets and spikes its way to state

Senior Catherine Hickey gets ready to serve in the State semifinal game
Photo by Emily Bremner

Kenny Yi, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Deafening cheers rung throughout the gymnasium. Players, coaches, students, fans and of course Mr. Hickey—by far the loudest person there—screamed their lungs out as the girls volleyball team claimed their first sectional title in school history. However, it would not stop there. In a journe...

Sports: Why Do Athletes Love the Game?

Madison Wrzos, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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 l...

Refueling through recovery

Anthony Novak

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Sweats drips down your face and your teeth churn as you go through your bench press workout. As you finish the last rep, the spotter grabs the bar and you lie on the bench exhausted. You leave the gym, feeling great and energetic, but twenty minutes later your whole body aches. “Why am I so sore?...

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