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Concussions: cause for concern?

Artwork by Yi Zhu

Danny Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Sports related concussions are a hot topic right now. Concussions can affect players both on and off the field, so it is important to understand what a concussion really is and how to treat it properly in order to minimize long term complications and even having to retire from sports. “A concussion...

‘Rebulld’ begins

Joanne Jun

Nikolas Hohlweg, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Over the past few seasons, the Chicago Bulls have been riddled with mediocrity. The past two seasons the Bulls missed the playoffs and finished as the eighth seed. They have looked nothing like a team competing to win a championship. Over the off season, the Bulls have chosen to change the directi...

Girls cross country sprints to success

Photo by Anthony Novak

Danny Bartelt, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

To cross country runners throughout the state of Illinois, November 4th marks an important day: the IHSA State Final will take place at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Illinois. Coaches and runners alike have spent their summer and fall seasons preparing for the chance to run at this statewide gathering. ...

Social media and its impact on sports

Seniors Caroline Carlton and Kendall Claffey check Twitter before a volleyball game. 
Photo by Anthony Novak

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

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

The football team celebrates a touchdown in a game against Benet. Photo by Matteo Azari

Danny Fitzpatrick, Staff Editor

September 28, 2017

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

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

Photo by Anthony Novak

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

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

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

Photo by Kendall Fundum

Danny Bartelt, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

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?

Art by Ariel Lee

Michael Fitzpatrick, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017

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

Photo courtesy of Jack Heneghan

Clare Dowd, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

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

Art by Kenny Yi

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

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...

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