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Playing sports pays off for high school athletes

Playing sports pays off for high school athletes

Daniel Dababneh, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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“I chose to play a college sport ultimately because I couldn't picture myself without the competition and joy that baseball brings me,” said Saint Viator senior baseball player Kevin Napoleon. After a few years a sport becomes such a huge part of life that removing it in the blink of an eye just...

Setbacks in sports help athletes fuel their dreams

Setbacks in sports help athletes fuel their dreams

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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There are 4.6 seconds left, and your team is down by two points. Your teammate passes you the basketball, you dribble past two defenders and break the press. 3.2 seconds left. You pass it off to another teammate, fake cutting left and break hard to the right off of a screen on your defender. 2.1 seconds....

Forecast for NCAA March Maelstrom

Forecast for NCAA March Maelstrom

Michael Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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Which team will cut down the nets in early April? This question will continue to puzzle college basketball fans for the near future. There does not seem to be a dominant team this season. This can be frustrating for fans at times, but it also makes each night more exciting as upsets are much more common...

Multiple sport athletes may have an upper hand in school

Multiple sport athletes may have an upper hand in school

Daniel Dababneh, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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One of the greatest feats that a high school student can achieve is playing multiple sports. Although it is such a rare phenomenon, it is quite common at Saint Viator. Considering that almost every sport has practice every day for at least an hour and a half, it is hard not only to keep up with academic-related...

Joe Schmidt tackles leadership in inspirational after-school talk

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

February 19, 2016


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On Friday, Jan. 22, more than 400 students attended an optional assembly to hear Joe Schmidt, co-captain of the 2015 University of Notre Dame football team, talk about leadership. Mr. Bill Sanford, who acted as moderator, began by asking Schmidt about his goals when he was a child. When Schmidt was...

Boy’s basketball turns to hard work for success

Sean McAteer, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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When the phrase, “Viator basketball,” is brought up around school, the immediate thought of conference champs and regionals comes to mind. Nothing has changed with this current group of players, as their season has been wrapped around the thought of competing during playoff basketball. The season...

Through a Lion’s Eye

Through a Lion’s Eye

Matthew McManaman, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


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What is your favorite memory from this volleyball season? What makes it so great? “The best memory from the volleyball season was winning regionals because while I’ve been at Saint Viator we have never won regionals. The last time Saint Viator won regionals was in 2009. We hosted regionals...

Viator seeks head football coach

Viator seeks head football coach

December 11, 2015


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Finding a coach that will fill the shoes of former head coach Mr. Brandon New will be a daunting task. After Mr. New resigned as head coach of the varsity Lions football team in early November, the athletic department quickly responded by setting out a search team for a new coach. Mr. Martin Jennings,...

Alumni Spotlight: Ore Arogundade ’14

Alumni Spotlight: Ore Arogundade ’14

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

December 11, 2015


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Ore Arogundade, a 2014 Saint Viator alumnus and former Lions basketball player, currently plays basketball at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. In his second year playing basketball at Drake, Arogundade reflects on his basketball career and offers advice to this year’s varsity team. Arogundade...

Junior makes “Kmet-ment” to Notre Dame

Michael Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


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****NOTE: An earlier version of this story misidentified the author.  The Viator Voice regrets the error.**** Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Baylor, Northwestern—these are some of the best football schools in the country, and Saint Viator junior Cole Kmet had to chose which on...

Chicago Bulls on path to successful season

Chicago Bulls on path to successful season

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

December 11, 2015


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The Chicago Bulls conclude the first month of the 2015-2016 NBA season with a nine and four record. The team learned a new system this season as it transitioned to a new head coach. The team excels on the defensive end of the game while working to improve their offensive style so they can put points...

The Blackhawks skate onto the ice

The Blackhawks skate onto the ice

Daniel Dababneh, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


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As the defending 2015 Stanley Cup Champions stepped on the ice this season, they were hoping for a much more victorious start. The Chicago Blackhawks got the season underway on October 7 as they faced the New York Rangers in the United Center. Even though Chicago lost in regulation 3-2, it proved to...

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