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Junior pitcher brings new energy to team

Junior pitcher brings new energy to team

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
April 29, 2017
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

Nine-year-old Ryan Archibald steps up to bat during a little league game. He swings and successfully hits the baseball. Instantly, excitement rushes over him as he watches the ball fly over the fence, scoring his first ever home run. Now, as a junior who is committed to play Division One baseball in college, Archibald’s talent and love for the sport ...

Track and Field shines across multiple events

Track and Field shines across multiple events

April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Pictures by Christina Giovanazi The men's and women's outdoor track and field teams hosted their first home meets of the season on April 4 and 5, respectively. Although team scores were not recorded, many athletes excelled with personal records and top performances in their events....

Week in Sports: Week of April 3

Week in Sports: Week of April 3

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Softball -- Monday, Friday The softball team continued their winning streak with two games last week. They played at home against Seton Keough on Monday, April 3, and won 18-6. Then, they travelled to McDonogh on Friday, April 7, and won 24-13. Senior catcher Erica James isn’t surprised by the...

Raising a racket

Raising a racket

April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

As the spring season gets underway, these two racket-using teams set their eyes on swinging toward success

Here’s the Game Plan: Moving up through the ranks

Here’s the Game Plan: Moving up through the ranks

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

Shivering in my thin jacket, I stood along the sidelines of the turf field in agony, while I watched my fellow teammates run up and down the field gasping and wheezing for breath. I could not help but feel dejected as I watched the game unfold, thinking that I could help my team out. I wanted to play....

Equestrian riders take on foxhunting

Equestrian riders take on foxhunting

Ianna Pirozzi, In-Focus Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

Perched atop her horse, senior Ally Whitehead spies a blur of reddish-orange flickering in the distance, and the chase begins. A pack of hounds scurries below, frantically catching scents of the foxes nearby, and Whitehead focuses on the wooded path ahead as she spurs her horse into action to keep up. Whitehead...

Playing with a purpose

Playing with a purpose

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

Last pitch. Make it good. Let it fly. Junior Ryan Archibald stares down to home plate, hunched over, looking for his catcher’s call. It’s a fastball, and Archibald straightens up with a nod, adjusting his hand positioning in his glove. “Fly high,” he mutters. He draws his leg up and the ball...

Week in Sports: Week of March 27

Week in Sports: Week of March 27

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Softball - Wednesday The softball team played Archbishop Spalding last week on Wednesday, March 29. In a decisive victory, the team won the game with a final score of 12-6. Women’s Lacrosse - Tuesday, Thursday In an exciting week, the women’s lacrosse team traveled for two games last week, comi...

Uncommon sports shatter expectations

Uncommon sports shatter expectations

Christina Giovanazi and Ianna Pirozzi
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Athletes excel in sports that are out of the ordinary, including Taekwondo, shifter kart racing, and scuba diving.

Week in Sports: Week of March 20

Week in Sports: Week of March 20

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Softball -- Tuesday, Friday The softball team commenced their season on Tuesday, March 21, when they played Chapelgate Christian at home and won 16-0. They played at home again on Friday, March 24 against Perryville High School and won 7-3. Women’s Lacrosse -- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday The wo...

Here’s the Game Plan: Faster on empty?

Here’s the Game Plan: Faster on empty?

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

During the Lenten season, we are all encouraged to fast to bring ourselves closer to God, but there are several key issues with fasting for athletes. While some may feel that they have a heightened sense of energy or feel they can burn calories more easily, fasting is a dangerous mix with intense wo...

Lacrosse team trains for three-peat

Lacrosse team trains for three-peat

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Shutting off his alarm, senior Joe Rayman gets out of bed and checks the time. 4:45. As badly as he wants to go back to sleep, he knows he has to get up, because it is the start of “Patriot Week,” the title given to the week of 6 a.m. lacrosse practices. While most people think these practices ar...

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