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Stroking Into Success

Stroking Into Success

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights

When people hear the words student-athlete, most that sports that come to mind are basketball, football, track, etc. The one that is quite overlooked, but shouldn’t be disregarded, is swimming. Swimming involves complete concentration and demands strength in every muscle of one’s body. Lauren Payton ...

A Hurricane Takes Over the Course

A Hurricane Takes Over the Course

Amber Gorbel, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights

It is the first tee, the golf course is quiet and motionless. All eyes are focused on the tee box. With one swift motion, the club sends the ball whirling through the air in the aimed direction. With just a bit of luck, the ball rolls onto the green and hole in one! The past four years, Danielle Lattanzio has learned and ...

Bokowy Battles

Bokowy Battles

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Winter

Throughout the Chicago land region, one team has become an intimidating force in the world of Wrestling. In this tight-knit community, the Hurricanes broke through barriers and records to bring recognition to an ever-growing program. The team and individual wrestlers have built up a glowing reputation a...

Ben’s Baseball Background

Ben’s Baseball Background

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Spring

Ben Strang (12) has played baseball all four years of high school as well as many years prior. Strang has played pitcher and middle infielder on the varsity baseball team for the past two seasons. This season the team played about 20 games. Strang has been an asset to the team all four of his years ...

Keepin’ it Reel

Keepin’ it Reel

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Spring

Fishing is a sport that requires two things: patience and luck. As much is it is patients and luck, it also requires a lot of skill. Colin Raclawski (12) is the head of the bass fishing team and this year he is making a name for himself. He has been on the team since freshman year, has been fishing his whol...

Hustling Through High School

Hustling Through High School

Maggie Sharp, Crown writer and photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Winter

The Lady Canes’ basketball program has grown and flourished over the years.  One constant for the last four years on the Varsity Girls Basketball team has been Senior Amber Reynolds.  While her passion and dedication has grown for the sport, basketball was not always apart of Amber Reynold’s life...

The Best In The Field – Robert Sbarouis

The Best In The Field – Robert Sbarouis

Ryan Borchardt, Crown writer and photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Spring

Robert Sbarounis (12) has been playing soccer and since he can remember. Soccer always came more naturally for him and has been his favorite sport. Sbarbouis has played for Marian’s soccer team all four years. Through the years, Robert has played as an offensive member. “The position that I have pla...

Causing a Racket

Causing a Racket

Anna Podbourny, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Spring

The scuffle sounds on the court, the popping of a new canister of tennis balls, and the precision and focus that goes into the game of tennis. One doesn’t have to be a tennis aficionado to spot the talent of Dean Limosnero (12). With almost seven years of experience, Limosnero is no stranger to the...

Team “Mom”

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spotlights

During the sports season, it is the athletes and coaches that are in the spotlight.  However, a smooth sailing season would not be possible without the student managers to help pick up the extra duties to better facilitate practices and games or matches. These great student volunteers alleviate th...

Five Miles A Day: An Inside Look At Ryan Jones’s Cross Country Career

Five Miles A Day: An Inside Look At Ryan Jones’s Cross Country Career

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights

The definition of an athlete is not only what they can do to excel in their sport, but also their leadership on and off the track. Ryan Jones (11) takes the definition of athlete to another level. Jones’ sport of choice is cross country, his natural aptitude to the sport has led to many victories...

Game, Set, Match: Ian Brzeski Dominates the Court

Game, Set, Match: Ian Brzeski Dominates the Court

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Spring

Now that the winter is over, there is a lot to look forward to. The freezing snow is gone and the bright sun has returned. The trees are finally growing their leaves back, and the spring sports season has returned as well. The spring sports season at Marian includes tennis. Overall the game is like a ...

Two Sports, One Season

Two Sports, One Season

Amy Herff, Crown Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Spotlights

Clumps of mud and grass stick to his cleats as he runs down the sideline of the freshly- painted field, wind blowing in his face, and the goal in sight. He kicks the ball high into the air and scores. Moments later, across the street he is preparing for the first football game of the season. This is ...

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