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Baseball is “Fun”

Baseball is “Fun”

Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Spring

The game of baseball takes practice, patience, and dedication. Senior James Raffauf is very familiar with these values. Through hard work and a little help from Marian’s baseball program, Raffauf has learned valuable lessons from his teammates, coaches, and the game itself. Even from a young age, ...

The Last Goal

The Last Goal

Karlie Blaz, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Spotlights

From freshman to senior, Connor Stiscak has played varsity boys soccer all four years at Marian Central Catholic. Being pulled up to the varsity team as only a freshman, Stiscak has not only developing skills in his soccer career but also says the experience he had with his teammates turned friends wa...

Friends On and Off the Court

Friends On and Off the Court

Kennidy Giles, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Winter

For Senior Grace Shukis, basketball has been an important part of her life since she was a kid. Growing up with an older sister and two younger brothers kept her active, never bored, and started her interests in athletics. Grace Shukis attended St. Joseph’s Catholic school where she played on her ...

Domination Within the Circle

Domination Within the Circle

Anthony Silva, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlights, Winter

This season was one to remember for Marian Central’s Adam Konopka (12) after ending with an impressive record of 28-6. Konopka has put six years of his life into the sport of wrestling. He joined in seventh grade: a decision that would greatly affect his life and mold him into the man that he is tod...

The Last Goal

The Last Goal

June 1, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spotlights

From freshman to senior, Connor Stiscak has played varsity boys soccer all four years at Marian Central Catholic. Being pulled up to the varsity team as only a freshman, Stiscak has not only developing skills in his soccer career but also says the experience he had with his teammates turned friends wa...

Swinging to Success

Swinging to Success

Leia Sebion, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Spotlights

Lanie Sebion (12) has had a love of golf since a young age and first began playing on her neighborhood’s golf team. But as the years passed, she drifted away from golf to focus on her studies and other sports. Fortunately, at the beginning of her sophomore year she re sparked her interest, and joine...

Ryan Klinger: Softball Star

Ryan Klinger: Softball Star

Meredith Bryan, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring

Ryan Klinger (12) is often described as the jokester of the girls softball team. Whether it be at practice, on the bus, or warming up for a game, she is always making her teammates laugh.

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Get Ready For a “Run”derful Season!

Get Ready For a “Run”derful Season!

Abby Noe and Crown Staff

April 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring

Track season is right around the corner, and students are busy practicing and training for this year’s season. The athletes are becoming stronger every practice to prepare for meets, and everyone is excited to be apart of the team. Whether it’s a student’s first year in track or their last, ...

The NFL Economy of Talent

The NFL Economy of Talent

Conor Smith, Crown Staff

April 10, 2017


Filed under Professional Sports, Showcase, Sports

Time is closing in on the most important day on the NFL calendar-aside from the Super Bowl, of course- and that is Draft Day. Draft Day is when aspiring college football players get selected by various teams to become a part of the franchise in hopes of bringing home a championship ring and trophy at...

Keeping Up with the Cubs

Keeping Up with the Cubs

Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

March 16, 2017


Filed under Professional Sports, Showcase, Sports

World Series Champs trade the skyscrapers of Chicago for the desert hills of Mesa, AZ, leaving their windy city lives behind for three months of training in the sun. Sloan Park is home to the Cubs during spring training. This allotted time gives coaches and fans an opportunity to see the progress...

Marian Home to Future Hockey Stars

Marian Home to Future Hockey Stars

Conor Smith, Crown Staff

March 10, 2017


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Sports, Spring

What do Marian and the NHL have in common? They both host a collection of great hockey teams that are battling for a title. It is hockey season again and this year, the Marian Floor Hockey League (MFHL) has a total of eight quality teams competing, under the supervision of Father Doyle, the league...

Pass, Shoot, Score!

Pass, Shoot, Score!

Abigail Noe, Crown Staff

March 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

Marian's boys basketball had an outstanding season this winter.  Each player has shown true dedication to the sport in their practices and games. But the players weren’t alone, they had a huge support system of family and friends to cheer them on along the way.  Tryouts and practices first ...

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