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Guys Poms Bring the Heat

Guys Poms Bring the Heat

Laura Knapp, Crown Staff

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life, Winter

It might have been below zero outside, but the guy poms brought the heat at Lander’s Pavilion with the annual Christmas Dance! All their hard work paid off during half time, when they nailed their hilariously entertaining routine. The junior and senior guys danced to artists from Kesha to Ariana...

Road to Glory

Road to Glory

Elizabeth Latimer, Crown Journalism Club Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Student Life

Starting as the star center - midfielder, Rachel Stone (11) had to walk off the soccer field due to too many concussions. Although finding another competitive sport wouldn’t be a challenge for her, stepping off the soccer field was one of the hardest things for Stone. Stone’s fascination ...

A New Chapter for an Old Sport

A New Chapter for an Old Sport

Conor Smith, Crown Staff

December 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

Wrestling. It is one of the oldest sports to ever take hold on this earth, dating back to the ancient Greeks. It is a sport that is found all over the world, and at all skill levels. From Olympians to second graders, wrestling is a sport loved by many for its ability to be a sport of strength, a...

Chicago Celebrates the Historic Cub’s Win

Chicago Celebrates the Historic Cub’s Win

Meredith Bryan, Crown Staff

December 6, 2016


Filed under Professional Sports, Showcase, Sports

After a 108 year drought, the Chicago Cubs have finally been named the 2016 World Champions over the Cleveland Indians. Many Cubs fans have waited their entire lives for this victory. Of course such a long awaited victory deserves an incredible celebration. On Friday, November 4, the city of Chicago...

Serving Up Success

Serving Up Success

Kailin Fortin, Crown Staff

November 28, 2016


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

After breaking two records, a second consecutive trip to state, five ESCC all-conference awards including the award for Coach of the Year and Player of the Year, the Hurricanes Girls' Volleyball season comes to a close. This year will hold an even more difficult goodbye for the players and coach...

Boys’ Golf Season Summary

Boys’ Golf Season Summary

Kennidy Giles, Crown Staff

November 28, 2016


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

This year, the Boys' Golf Team consisted of a varsity team and a junior varsity. While the season was undoubtedly competitive, the upperclassmen also put emphasis on making the new players and underclassmen feel prepared and excited for the year. Senior Cade Seegers said, “We upperclassman made...

Kickin’ Off the Season

Kickin’ Off the Season

Sydney Waters, Crown Staff

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Throughout a season of long practices and tough Conference games, the Marian Boys’ Soccer Team faced every challenge with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. The East Suburban Catholic Conference they play in is one of the most difficult in the entire state of Illinois. No matter what the weather, the...

What Curse?

What Curse?

Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under National, News, Showcase, Sports

With the Cubs down 2 games by Game 4, maybe your faith and high hopes began to fade. You were thinking maybe this isn’t our time yet or the curse is real. The thought “there's always next year,” pops into your head for a slight second, as it seems to every year. But not anymore. The 2016 Chica...

The Most Bittersweet Night

The Most Bittersweet Night

Sydney Waters, Crown Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under Fall, News, School, Showcase, Sports

As the vibrant sun goes down, the bleachers begin to fill with screaming fans dressed in “farm” gear for senior night. A new theme is picked by the senior spirit leaders for each sporting event. Inspired by Sam Olrich (12), the theme for senior night was “farmers” which consisted of pitchforks, ...

Poms Team Showcases Their Spirit

Poms Team Showcases Their Spirit

Abigail Noe, Crown Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The Marian Central Dance Team has been practicing for this year’s season since July.  Right from the beginning they had to learn new dances and techniques to prepare themselves for the upcoming games, competitions, and prep rallies.  The team is coached by Chris Oppasser, and is also led by their...

Homecoming Game vs. Carmel

Homecoming Game vs. Carmel

Conor Smith, Crown Staff

October 25, 2016


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

After a fun week of dressing up for the various themes that go with homecoming week, nothing is better to close the week and start the weekend than screaming and cheering for your football team. The team’s head coach, Mike Maloney, was asked about the team’s preparation, he was pleased at how “We...

Cross Country’s Byrne Fest

Cross Country’s Byrne Fest

Laura Knapp, Crown Staff

September 26, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports, Student Life

On September 17th, the Marian Cross country team competed at the 17th Annual Byrne Fest. The meet is held in honor of Ryan Byrne, a cross country runner and a Woodstock alumni, who passed away at a young age. Byrne Fest is held to remember and honor Ryan, as such it is organized very differently from...

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