the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


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

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...

The Yankees vs Diamondback baseball game on April 30, 2019 at Chase Field located in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo credits: Emma McCarthy 21.

In a League of Their Own

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor October 22, 2019

Will you watch the Major League Baseball World Series this year? Xavier College Preparatory students may be able to think of a few teachers who certainly will watch it based on their known passion for...

The 2019 XCP Cross Country team pose for their team photo. 
Photo Credit: Duke Photography.

Xavier Cross Country Team Interview

Maia Weingard, Class Writer October 21, 2019

Cross Country is a sport that requires pace, training and a lot of endurance! Though many people may think running is easy or boring, we should consider the perspectives of Cross Country runners themselves...

Pictured is the entire varsity soccer team from this season on senior night. The parents of the seniors and the coaches are also in the picture. Photo Courtesy of Megan Onofrei 20.

Senior Sports Highlights of the 2018 – 2019 Seasons

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor May 2, 2019

Xavier College Prep has a variety of aspects that make up its excellence and success across the board, one of those elements being the presence of a competitive athletic environment. Athletes are given...

On Wednesday, April 24, eight Xavier seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports. Congratulations to these Xavier gators on this great accomplishment, we can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future! Photo Courtesy of Helen Innes ‘19.

Spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor April 24, 2019

Xavier College Prep’s excellence in the classroom has carried over to athletics, as eight athletes signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports on the morning of Wednesday, April 24. Carrying...

Xavier College Preparatory local gym. There are many ways teenagers can incorporate exercise into their lives, even during school. Taking a few minutes out of lunch to get some exercise in is an easy way to assimilate exercise in. Photo Courtesy of Lily Tierney 19.

The Importance of Exercise

Lily Tierney, Class Writer April 1, 2019

Exercise is often overlooked in teenagers’ busy lives, but it is one of the most important activities that teens require. Exercise not only controls weight and benefits every part of the human body,...

Xavier’s sprint team for the 2018-2019 Track and Field season. Pictured from left to right: Kolbe Pierce ‘19, Jhonnie Mitchell ‘19, Leila Grant ‘19, Jada Simms ‘19, Amaka Alilonu ‘20, Taylor Brown ‘20, Alessandra Galasso ‘20, and Sophie Brohard ‘20. Photo Courtesy of Taylor Brown ‘20.

Xavier Track and Field – 2019 Season

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor April 1, 2019

Xavier’s Track and Field team has been in season for a few months now, continuing to vigorously compete to reach their full potential. Track and Field teams often consist of large numbers: Xavier’s...

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