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Ben’s Baseball Background

Ben Strang prepares for his at bat before the game.

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019

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 ...

Baseball is “Fun”

Baseball is “Fun”

Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017

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, ...

Keeping Up with the Cubs

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Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

March 16, 2017

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 that vetera...

Chicago Celebrates the Historic Cub’s Win

Chicago Celebrates the Historic Cub's Win

Meredith Bryan, Crown Staff

December 6, 2016

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...

What Curse?

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Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

November 9, 2016

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...

An Unexpected Hero

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Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

October 24, 2016

Stepping onto Wrigley field for the first time in 2014, utility player Javier Baez, had no idea he would eventually be one of the most successful Cubs players of this postseason. Two seasons later, he is now the co NLCS MVP, second base starter and a fan favorite. Baez is from a town called Bayamón in Puert...

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