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In the fast lane

In the fast lane

Grant Sharretts, Caroline Cooney, and Daniel Robinson
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Four swimmers exceed expectations this season in the medley and freestyle relays, speeding into first place  and emerging victorious

Week in Sports: Week of Feb. 20

Week in Sports: Week of Feb. 20

Emily Stancliff and Christina Giovanazi
March 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Men’s Basketball - Tuesday The men’s basketball team started their playoffs this week in the MIAA A Conference Quarterfinals. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the team lost to Calvert Hall at home with a score of 78-84. Even though they were knocked out in the quarterfinals, the team will get a chance to redeem t...

Equestrian team rides to victory

Equestrian team rides to victory

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Top Stories

It’s still dark outside as members of the equestrian team gather at McDonogh School for their regional competition. Nerves plague members of the team as they anxiously await to see the course they will be riding on. Each member is randomly assigned a horse, and at 9:30, the competition starts with...

Senior wrestler meets success as captain

Senior wrestler meets success as captain

Daniel Robinson, General Staff Member
February 24, 2017
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports, Winter Sports

Using every ounce of his strength, senior wrestling captain Eric Ashton hip-pins an opponent. As he holds his opponent down, Ashton waits for the referee to tap the mat, indicating a pin and the end of the match. Exhausted, he leaves the mat with another win, something he has become accustomed to in ...

Week in Sports: Week of Feb. 13

Week in Sports: Week of Feb. 13

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sport Updates, Sports, Winter Sports

Women’s Basketball -- Tuesday On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the women’s basketball team competed in the IAAM Quarterfinals. They faced Roland Park Country School away, and lost 38-62. This game marked the end of the team’s season, but junior shooting guard Cassidy Kupchinskas is optimistic about next s...

Junior point guard announces commitment

Junior point guard announces commitment

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
February 21, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Sports News, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Standing in front of orange and black balloons, junior Savannah Simmons’s hands shake as she looks to her teammates next to her. She counts down from three, and several balloons pop, exploding with purple and white confetti. Simultaneously, Simmons unzips her jacket to reveal a purple Kansas State...

Mooing on up

Katherine Grimm, Media Chief
February 21, 2017
Filed under Sports, Video

The women's varsity indoor soccer team, in a thrilling turn of events, won the championship 4-3 against Mercy for the first time ever. But even more rewarding to the team than a first place trophy is their coach Haley Howe fulfilling a long-standing bet she made with the seniors of the team four years ...

Keeping it cool

Keeping it cool

Christina Giovanazi and Ianna Pirozzi
February 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

Students excel on the ice, competing in both synchronized and figure skating on a national level

Week in Sports: Week of Feb. 6

Week in Sports: Week of Feb. 6

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sport Updates, Sports, Winter Sports

Women’s Basketball - Wednesday The women’s basketball team had only one game scheduled last week at home on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The team lost to Seton Keough High School by a score of 45-61. Men’s Basketball - Monday, Wednesday, Friday The men’s basketball team took all three of their games ...

Week in Sports: Week of Jan. 30

Week in Sports: Week of Jan. 30

Christina Giovanazi and Adria Pirozzi
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sport Updates, Sports, Winter Sports

Indoor Soccer - Thursday, Saturday The women’s indoor soccer team had a busy and exciting week, resulting in a championship win. On Thursday, Feb. 2, they traveled to Du Burns Arena to face Notre Dame Prep in the IAAM semifinals game. They won with a score of 5-2 and moved on to championships. On Saturd...

Indoor soccer claims title

Indoor soccer claims title

Grant Sharretts, Online Chief
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sport Updates, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

What was once a program not taken seriously is now a team bringing home its first-ever championship. When women’s indoor soccer head coach Hayley Howe came to JC in 2013, indoor soccer existed, but it was only seen as “a fun off-season sport,” according to Howe. However, after Howe was promote...

Here’s the Game Plan: Fueling success

Here’s the Game Plan: Fueling success

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports, Uncategorized

My heart cries out in emotion as my friend drags me through the cafeteria line so she can grab her lunch. The warm french fries, the freshly baked cookies, and the buffalo chicken wraps call out to my guilty conscience. In an attempt to ease the yearning for our everyday junk food cravings, I offer six...

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