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Pro Athletes Respond to Stoneman Douglas

Pro Athletes Respond to Stoneman Douglas

Teddy Maiorca, Head Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

In response to the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, many professional athletes used their position on the national stage to both support the students and shine a light on the importance of political issues surrounding the shooting. Anthony Rizzo,...

Eagles Fly High in State Tournament

Eagles Fly High in State Tournament

Teddy Maiorca, Head Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

On February 25th, only 11 days after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the Eagles Varsity hockey team took Florida by storm, winning the State Championship as the last seed in their tournament. Stoneman Douglas’ team was one of four teams in the Tier 1 Pure Varsity division: the top...

MLB Teams Wear Stoneman Douglas Caps To Honor Shooting Victims

MLB Teams Wear Stoneman Douglas Caps To Honor Shooting Victims

Mia Rugai '19, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

Anthony Rizzo Visits Hometown After Mass Shooting

Anthony Rizzo Visits Hometown After Mass Shooting

Mia Rugai '19, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

  Chicago knows Anthony Rizzo as a first baseman, World Series Champion, and of course, a beloved Cub; but he is also a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the site of the deadly mass shooting. This hit home for Rizzo, as he missed spring training to visit h...

18 Years, 300 Wins

18 Years, 300 Wins

Caroline VanDam, Editor in Chief

December 14, 2017

Wolfpack swim team coach David Stephens celebrated his 300th win last month after the team’s meet at Fenwick. The win over Fenwick was his 306th win, the actual 300th win took place at a meet earlier in the season. The team surprised him at their team dinner with special “300” shirts and a surprise...

Making A Splash At State

Making A Splash At State

December 12, 2017

For the 13th year in a row, the Girls’ Swimming and Diving Team won the IHSA Sectional Championship and recently competed in the IHSA State Meet. We decided to ask them a few questions about their experience. Here are their responses! When did you start swimming? Madison Schiml ‘20: I started...

Leading the Pack

Leading the Pack

Teddy Maiorca, Head Sports Editor

December 7, 2017

Running is the world’s oldest sport, dating back to 1829 BC, and probably earlier. According to a recent survey by Nielsen Scarborough, about 20% of Americans say they go running or jogging. Some enjoy running, but most do it for exercise or stress relief, while some can’t stand it. A select few,...

New Den for Wolfpack Hockey

New Den for Wolfpack Hockey

Mia Rugai '19, Sports Editor

December 5, 2017

As winter approaches, so does hockey season, along with the opening of a brand new facility. MB Ice Arena brings great things for the future of the Wolfpack: advanced equipment, fresh ice, and a designated Ignatius locker room. Marcus Mathurin '19 represented Ignatius hockey at the grand opening of MB Are...

Lights, Camera, Pack-tion

Lights, Camera, Pack-tion

Mia Rugai '19, Sports Editor

December 5, 2017

Wolfpack football has just finished their season, and was it a rollercoaster. At the start of the season, the future of the Pack was unpredictable, with new coach, Matt Miller, anything could happen. Despite a disappointing end to the season, in which the Pack fell to Simeon in the Prep Bowl 19-16, ...

Skating To State

Skating To State

Phillip Jackson ‘18

October 31, 2017

Hockey season is almost underway at Ignatius and the head coach Matt Smith was able to answer some questions about the upcoming season and the future of the program. Smith joined Ignatius last year after spending time with the United States Development Program as a hockey scout. Ignatius hockey had...

Serving Up 300

Serving Up 300

Teddy Maiorca, Head Sports Editor

October 24, 2017

On September 21st, Girls’ Volleyball defeated Fenwick in a 25-23, 25-11 thriller at home, giving Coach Eastman and Coach Ryan their milestone 300th win in their 13th season with St. Ignatius Girls’ Volleyball. Congratulations to Coach Eastman, Coach Ryan, and the Varsity girls volleyball team! C...

Something We Kneed to Consider

Something We Kneed to Consider

Maggie Doyle '18

October 24, 2017

Baseball may be America's pastime, but football is the national passion. It's an industry that generates both billions of dollars and loyalty like none other. Recently, it's also been President Donald Trump's latest target. Most of us remember the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick's decis...

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