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Saints see room to improve

Saints see room to improve

October 17, 2017

As the regular season comes to a close, the Xavier Saints volleyball team looks to prepare themselves for the postseason. The Saints’ last regular season game was a 3-0 win against Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Tuesday, October 10. “Going into the game,...

Boys’ golf tees out

Boys’ golf tees out

October 17, 2017

After a cold and rainy weekend, the Xavier boys’ golf team was finally able to relax earning a 4A eighth place finish at the state tournament. This came after the team won their first ever district meet, held at Elmcrest Country Club on Tuesday, October...

Seniors say goodbye to swimming

Syd Walther, Sports Writer

October 17, 2017

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Goodbyes are always bittersweet. Saying farewell to swimming was not something that Washington High School co-op seniors Lauren Havertape and Hannah Williams expected to be so hard. On senior night, October 3, it was obvious that Havertape and Williams were comfortable with their teammates and the atmosphere. However, going into their freshman season at Washington, they were intimidated by the other swimmers. “It is hard to go into another school and swim with people...

Saints aim to finish strong

Keera Ball, Sports Writer

October 17, 2017

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The Xavier boys’ cross country team just keeps running. With the regular season over, the Saints are preparing for the postseason. The boys’ cross country team hosted the MVC meet on Tuesday, October 12 at Seminole Valley Park. Seniors Jon Lansing and John Pape placed sixth and eighth, respectively. The 3A, #10 ranked Saints beat the 3A, #4 ranked Dubuque Wahlert. They lost to 5A, #3 ranked Iowa City West and #9 ranked Linn-Mar. “We came into the MVC meet confident,”...

Scout teams matter too

Scout teams matter too

October 17, 2017

The saying goes, “A great team is only as good as its weakest link.” Every Friday when the Xavier Saints football team takes the field, the fans can see only what happens on the field. What fans may not see is the players who work tirelessly every...

Lansing finds success

Keera Ball, Sports Writer

October 4, 2017

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From tennis champ to aspiring runner, senior Jon Lansing is right on track. Lansing placed second at the Eastern Iowa Classic on Thursday, September 21 at Seminole Valley Park. He competed against runners from Iowa City West, Kennedy, Regina, and Washington. Lansing entered his second year of cross country this fall, after playing football his first two years of high school. “I went out for cross country because some of my friends were on the team,” Lansing said....

Tough serves continue

Caitlin Kramer, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017

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With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the Xavier Saints volleyball team looks to utilize every opportunity available to get better. After winning the Dubuque Invitational on Saturday, September 23, and sweeping Linn-Mar on Tuesday, September 26, the Saints expanded their horizons by participating in the ASICS Challenge. “We have had the opportunity to participate in some things that we have never done before like the Notre Dame camp, and the Mother McAuley...

Saints stay grounded

Will Hanigan, Sports Writer

October 4, 2017

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Staying humble when having success is the key with every great sports team and every great sports season, according to the Xavier Saints football team. The team is looking to continue this after the great success they have experienced so far in their season. The Saints, still undefeated after their 37-0 victory over Independence last Friday, are enjoying their victories, but say they are extremely focused on staying humble, the same as every year. “We know that everyone...

Iversen runs towards happiness

Syd Walther, Sports Writer

October 4, 2017

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It is hard to imagine running every day for 768 days straight, racking up 120 miles per month, waking up at absurd hours of the day to run in complete darkness with nothing but a headlight to see. Some might say anyone who does this is just plain crazy, but senior Claire Iversen is just plain happy. On August 29, 2015, Iversen made a commitment to running, and she has not stopped. Her goal is to run at least one mile every day, even though she can sometimes run up to 13...

Saints honored on Senior Night

Saints honored on Senior Night

October 4, 2017

During a senior year of high school, one will experience many ‘lasts’. For seven Xavier senior golfers, they are experiencing their last season of high school golf. Calvin Ford, Brad Karpick, Will Karpick, Ryan Keating, Carter Kramer, Andrew Millsap,...

Denman finds new love

Syd Walther, Sports Writer

September 19, 2017

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An underdog, a newbie, a newcomer. These are just a few words to describe sophomore Hannah Denman. As the 2017 girls’ cross country season begins, the team is led by this unlikely sophomore. As a first-timer to cross country, Denman has placed well in her first few meets, but continues to look to improve her time as she learns how to race properly. The sweet taste of the 3000 meter race in track was just the push this sophomore needed to embark on her first ever cross...

Hard work transfers

Keera Ball, Sports Writer

September 19, 2017

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Hard work leads Xavier’s swimmers to a successful beginning. Senior Hannah Williams and sophomore Maddie Gannon started their new seasons on August 7th, 2017. They are both hoping for big years. Xavier is a part of the Cedar Rapids co-op. This allows Xavier students to swim with Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Kennedy, and Washington. Xavier has fifteen students participating in girls’ swimming; one with Jefferson, seven with Kennedy, and seven with Washington. “Swimming...

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