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Whirling wind whips winter athletes to work

Dan Dababneh, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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As fall fades away and winter slowly creeps around the corner, many exciting events await. One of the most prominent is winter sports tryouts. During the winter season, Saint Viator athletics provide students with numerous sports to participate in, including basketball, wrestling, hockey, cheerleading,...

Behind the scenes of November sports tryouts

Behind the scenes of November sports tryouts

Dan Dababneh, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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As fall fades away and winter slowly creeps around the corner, many exciting events await. One of the most prominent is winter sports tryouts. Tryouts are, as they say, “what it all comes down to.” During the winter season, Saint Viator athletics provide students with numerous sports to participate...

Star-spangled protest stir up emotion on both sides

Star-spangled protest stir up emotion on both sides

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Kneeling during the national anthem: a justified sign of protest or a disrespectful expression of personal views? This issue has buzzed throughout the athletic world. Stars such as Colin Kaepernick and Megan Rapinoe publically protest by kneeling during the national anthem before their athletic competitions. Ms....

Disabled athletes break down barriers to success

Disabled athletes break down barriers to success

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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When people think of adaptive sports, they may think of wheelchair basketball or blade runners with artificial legs. But there are many events disabled people can participate in. Organizations such as the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) help...

Multiple multi-sport athletes must multitask for multiple benefits

Multiple multi-sport athletes must multitask for multiple benefits

Patrick Schumacher, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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Many students in high school have a favorite sport and solely want to focus on that sport. But, what if playing two sports, or being a multi-sport athlete, is actually better for high school athletes? In a recent interview, Mr. Jason Kuffel, an assistant coach for both varsity lacrosse and basketball,...

Student athletes overcome pressures from all sides

Student athletes overcome pressures from all sides

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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Each day, athletes face various pressures and difficulties in their respective sports. On the outside looking in, an athlete’s challenges may seem obvious—competition for playing time, overcoming fatigue and the like, but are these really the only troubles that student athletes face, or are the pressures...

Lion Spotlight: Jonathan Spector

Lion Spotlight: Jonathan Spector

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016


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The bright sun rolls behind the clouds covering the night sky: dark, drab, foggy and misty. The glaringly luminous stadium lights appear overhead. Boisterous and deafening sounds ring through the ears of those in the stadium. Sprinting downfield, one athlete defends another in the hopes that he does...

Putting ‘¡fore!’ pars

Putting ‘¡fore!’ pars

Daniel McHale-McFarlin, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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Golf. Boring, frustrating, and absolutely pointless can be used to describe the sport. Most people might think getting a little ball in a 4.25 inch round hole in the ground is child's play. In reality golf requires precision, mental toughness, patients, and an enormous amount of determination. The pressures...

Diving at the Olympics: Leave It for the Pool

Diving at the Olympics: Leave It for the Pool

Paulina Piwowarczyk, Opinion Editor

August 25, 2016


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Her feet pounded on the track. With each step, she was one foot closer to the finish line and the coveted Olympic gold medal. After 49.51 seconds, Allyson Felix charged across the finish line and sealed her place as an Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 400m finals. Or so she thought. In actuality,...

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Dickey ’15

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Dickey ’15

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016


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Ben Dickey, a 2015 Saint Viator alumnus and former Lions baseball player, currently plays baseball at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. In his first year playing baseball at Northwestern, Ben reflects on his baseball career and offers advice to this year’s varsity team. Dickey explains...

Track will not let hurdles stop them; they’ll get over them

Track will not let hurdles stop them; they’ll get over them

Michael Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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The boys' and girls' track teams are ready to race into the new season. They hope to build upon last year's season and continue to improve. They obviously hope to place highly in as many meets as they can, but their goals are not all based on winning. “Our goals for the season are to really develop...

Powered by positivity

Powered by positivity

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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Positivity is a key component of any athletic team. Although it is often overlooked, positive attitudes on and off the field have a bigger impact on teams and athletes than it may seem. The theme of positivity is being put into action in Saint Viator’s girls’ lacrosse program, which has begun...

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