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Sports covers the never-ending games, championships, and awards that Xavier receives and participates in.

Bridget Donahey, who was recently ranked the 17th best softball player in the class of 2022 in the nation, poses for her softball picture on Petznick Field at Xavier College Prep.

Bridget Donahey: Softball star

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor March 30, 2021

Bridget Donahey, a junior at Xavier College Prep, has been nationally recognized as one of the best softball players in the class of 2022, and in February, Donahey was officially ranked the 17th best high...

On November 18, 2020, seven students, Macy Lee, Mia Rankin, Serena Turner, Elizabeth Woudenberg, Anahi Cardinal, Mary Beth Doss, and Lauren Garcia, pose after signing national letters of intent at a signing event in the Performing Arts Center.

Students sign national letters of intent

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor January 26, 2021

On November 18, seven senior student athletes of Xavier College Prep signed national letters of intent at an event held on Xavier’s campus. By signing letters of intent, the students committed to attending...

After all their extensive practice, the Spiritline team won the state championship in 2019 where they were able to perform in front of a live audience.

Winter sports continue with new Covid-19 regulations

Ashley Rojas, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) decided to implement new safety measures to all the winter and spring sports for the 2021 seasons. These new rules are...

Junior Elle Samuel shows what she is planning to wear for Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner

Natalia Gomez del Campo, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday is of course an exciting day for football fans across the country. It’s a day where families come together as a season comes to a close, most anticipating which team will be that year’s...

Senior Taryn Maher is hard at work in a plank in her own backyard.

How are Gators staying active?

Natalia Gomez del Campo , Staff Writer November 23, 2020

As Gators are getting back into the groove of school, the importance of feeling good physically as well as mentally is always a priority. Xavier students have found many creative ways to boost endorphins...

Naomi Young ‘23 maintains her speedy pace during the final mile of the sandy 5k course at the Eye of the Tiger meet on October 24, ultimately finishing 16th overall in the Varsity Gold race.

Xavier cross country goes the distance

Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer November 23, 2020

Cross country is the only Xavier fall sport that regularly practices in the morning rather than the afternoon. This is done primarily to avoid the heat of the late summer months.  Consequently, any...

Grace Hull 22, Gracie Munk 22, and Jordan Herrera 21 line up on their blocks.

Xavier’s hybrid swim and dive

Sienna Martinez, Club Writer September 30, 2020

Xavier’s Swim and Dive team has had to undergo a variety of adjustments to adapt to the new challenges posed by Covid-19. Swimming and diving remained closed when sports came to a halt because of the...

Xavier’s varsity volleyball players along with the coaches start off their practice in a socially-distanced group circle.

Xavier volleyball earns AVCA Academic Award

April Tanner, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

On July 20, 2020, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (ACVA) announced that the Xavier College Preparatory’s varsity volleyball team, along with 1,324 other volleyball teams in the United States,...

Baby gator Ashley Mansour gets ready to return the ball during after school frosh tennis practice!

Fall sports: How are they adapting during these times of uncertainty?

Natalia Gomez del Campo , Staff Writer September 29, 2020

As the reopening of schools is up in the air, so is the continuation of fall sports. Despite the fear of returning to normal life, schools are trying to implement strict rules that will allow sports to...

Varsity Basketball Coach Gillom speaks to fans, family members, and members of the Basketball and Gatorline teams. Coach Gillom thanked senior athletes for their hard work and recognized families for their commitment. Photo by Caroline Hink 20.

Xavier Basketball and Gatorline Honor Senior Athlete

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor February 10, 2020

Towards the end of every athletic season, Xavier takes time to honor the commitment and leadership of senior student-athletes by organizing Senior Nights for each sports team. This year, February 4 marked...

Esports hard at work practicing their game tactics! 
Photo Credit: Esports XCP webpage

Introducing Esports!

Sienna Martinez, Sports and Fitness Editor December 11, 2019

Are you interested in a competitive environment supported by wonderful teammates, but dislike strenuous athletic activities like running or shooting hoops? Maybe Esports is for you! Esports has been described...

Megan Onofrei signed to play soccer at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Photo by Caroline Hink 20.

Ten Gators Sign National Letters of Intent

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor November 13, 2019

For decades, Xavier College Preparatory has been both an academic and athletic powerhouse. In addition to preparing students for the rigor of college courses, Xavier continually develops outstanding athletes.  Xavier’s...

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