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Forty minutes isn’t enough

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 28, 2009
Filed under Sports Editorials

The World Series is the set of games that Major League Baseball makes the least accessible to the general public, starting them at 8:35 p.m.  With games averaging about three to three and a half hours, it sets up the perfect week of zombie-like employees and students wandering around schools and the...

Women’s cross country crosses finish line as champions

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief; Ian Richardson
October 28, 2009
Filed under Game Recaps

After three days of rain, the clouds finally cleared on October 28 for the women’s cross country team to win the IAAM ‘A’ Conference Championship, for the first time since 2006, in a close 33-36 victory over heavily favored McDonogh. The early race favorite, junior Elizabeth Tauber, knew it...

Bittersweet ending for volleyball seniors

Caitie Beth Shauk, General Staff
October 23, 2009
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The members of the boys’ volleyball team spent their Wednesday night making pancakes on the volleyball court. A “pancake” is a term used in volleyball to describe when a player lays his hand on the ground to prevent the ball from hitting the ground.  However, these efforts were not enough to...

Patriots sink Saints, 33-14

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 23, 2009
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports, Top Stories

In the rain on Friday night, the Patriots kept their championship hopes alive as they defeated the St. Mary’s Saints 33-14. Playing their second consecutive rainy Friday night game, the Patriots (6-2 overall, 5-2 MIAA ‘B’ Conference) controlled the clock, got big plays when they needed it, and...

Overtime with Daniel Gallen

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 23, 2009
Filed under Sports Editorials

Will another team go winless in 2009? The Detroit Lions set the bar high in 2008: 0-16.  No one had ever done it, no one thought it would be possible, and no one thinks it will happen again. Right now there are three candidates to possibly reach the mark: the Tennessee Titans, coming off a 59-0...

Pep Rally wraps up Spirit Week

Julia Earnshaw, In-Depth Editor
October 20, 2009
Filed under Sports, Sports News

This year’s Spirit Week ended with the annual Pep Rally to gear up for the Homecoming game that night. Cheerleaders formed a tunnel around the students to welcome them into the gym. The rally began with a brief introduction by senior Andrew Bodt, the MC of the event. Unlike in past years, he recognized all ...

Patriots punish Severn

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 19, 2009
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports, Top Stories

Coming off two weeks in which he scored six touchdowns, intercepted four passes, and recorded 17 tackles in wins over Cardinal Gibbons and St. Frances, Stephen St. Clair continued his sensational season Friday night in a 48-13 Homecoming win over the Severn Admirals.  Playing in cold and sloppy conditions,...

Hunt’s injury hurts Patriots

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 19, 2009
Filed under Sports, Sports News

As junior Brian Hunt surveyed the field, he instinctively ran towards the play, but this time, instead of helping his teammates off the ground as usual, he was the one being helped up. This move ended the season for Hunt before he even played his first down.  Hunt broke his ankle after another player...

Football coach tackles character

Kaitlin Bobbin, Editorials Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports, Sports News

Eligibility is becoming weekly for football players this year. Presenting a classroom evaluation to each of their teachers on a weekly basis presents a whole new level of standards for these athletes. On the evaluation, teachers indicate whether or not the players’ grade is passing and if they have b...

School slashes budget

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports, Sports News

When the football program wanted new uniforms, coach Keith Rawlings, unable to get the $20,000 to pay for them from the school, organized a “schedule card” drive, selling cards of coupons from local businesses. An outside company sold the advertising, and enough money was raised to buy the uniforms. With...

Night games mark milestone

Allison Siegel, Managing Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports, Sports News

The field was lined with fresh white paint, the grass dewy from the evening chill.  Her cleats damp from taking her position at forward, Colleen O’Connell looked around and saw her teammates under a spotlight. Two years after the football team’s first-ever night game, the portable lights were...

Sailing team gains ground

Joey Hoff, Managing Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Sports

A new team sport is on the horizon — all freshman Brian Doherty needs is three other students and a moderator.  With a full line-up, the school’s first sailing team would then have the wind at its back.  Doherty discovered his passion for the sport after attending a sailing camp six years ago. ...

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