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Lion Spotlight: Jonathan Spector

Jonathan Spector playing for Birmingham City F.C.

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

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

Golf team practicing and preparing before their match.

Daniel McHale-McFarlin, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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

Art by Robby Baxendale

Paulina Piwowarczyk, Opinion Editor

August 25, 2016

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

Ben Dickey playing baseball at Northwestern.

Art Scheller, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016

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

Art by Mary O'Connell

Michael Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

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

Saint Viator students feed off each others positivity.

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

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...

Playing sports pays off for high school athletes

Art by Dana Lenard

Daniel Dababneh, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

“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

Art by Mary O'Connell

Maeve Schumacher, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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

Art By Robby Baxendale

Michael Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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

Art by Dana Lenard

Daniel Dababneh, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

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

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

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...

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