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March Madness brackets: competitive fun for sports fans

A prediction for the Final Four on an official CBS Sports March Madness bracket.

Katie Shyman, Writer

March 27, 2017

With the month of March, some may think of spring break while others think of the great weather. But for sports fanatics, March Madness is one of the first things that comes to mind. College basketball fans are always eager to place their bets in pools and fill out their brackets. 68 teams originally q...

New sand volleyball courts

March 24, 2017

We wanted to share some shots of our new sand volleyball courts. The courts are located south of Petznick Field along the canal.

Healthy and simple lunch recipes

Healthy and simple lunch recipes

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

March 23, 2017

As a busy high school student, there is little time to prepare healthy, but delicious, lunches. Here are several lunch ideas that are quick and easy to make, but also taste great: Skylar Smith '18...

Arizona Interscholastic Association permits year-round school sports practices

Xavier's Division 1 sports teams will be affected by the AIA's latest decision.

Rebecca Jordan, Writer

March 23, 2017

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), which is in charge of high school sports in Arizona, decided to make the high school program be like club sports because of the loss of control its coaches have when their players engage in club sports. The AIA's legislative council voted to agree upon a measure that...

Not your average game: the most unusual sports from around the world

Not your average game: the most unusual sports from around the world

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

March 13, 2017

Though most students at Xavier are accustomed to playing sports such as basketball, tennis, and volleyball, there are many others around the world who participate in more unusual sports. The first bizarre sport is called extreme ironing, which involves ironing in obscure places, like in the sky whi...

Spring training: benefitting players and Arizona

Spring training: benefitting players and Arizona

Rebecca Jordan, Writer

March 9, 2017

Arizona spring training, also known as the Cactus League, is a very popular and exciting event for people of all ages. It is known as an Arizonan treasure, as well as a tradition. The Cactus League has always been adored by many locals, tourists and, of course, baseball fans. Spring training is quite an...

Enjoy the weather with these healthy spring activities

Hiking the Arizonan trails is one of the fun activities to do during spring.

Katie Shyman, Writer

March 9, 2017

With spring comes the most beautiful temperatures Arizona has to offer. That being said, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and promote a healthier lifestyle by doing so. If you’re a baseball fan, spring training games are currently being played. With so many stadiums just miles fro...

Winter wins to spring strives: the transition of sports seasons at Xavier

Winter wins to spring strives: the transition of sports seasons at Xavier

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

March 9, 2017

As we transition from third quarter to the final quarter of the school year, Xavier athletics also transitions from winter to spring sports. This year in particular has been a great season for winter sports, getting students excited for what’s to come with spring sports. The winter sports at Xavier include basketba...

Xavier Robotics- State 2017

March 8, 2017

Xavier Robotics participated in the 2017 First Tech Challenge state competition on February 24 and 25 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Their hard work and determination paid off, as they made it to the semifinals and were just 15 points away from the finals. Go Gators!

Athletic scholarships without the commitment

Athletic scholarships without the commitment

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

February 23, 2017

College can be very expensive nowadays, so many students have turned to refining their athletic skills and playing for their school team in hopes with committing to a college to play for their team for a full scholarship. However, if one is not selected by a college to play for them and gain financia...

Gyms around the Valley

The Madison Improvement Club

Katie Shyman, Sports & Fitness Writer

February 23, 2017

Working out is an activity that some of us dread, while others love it. Despite your feelings toward it, working out is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s doing your own routine at home, going to the gym or doing group classes, there are a multitude of ways to get your workout in. Around ...

The future of diagnosing diseases? Fitness trackers could lead the way

Dr. Michael Snyder made an important discovery regarding disease diagnosis.

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

February 10, 2017

Fitness trackers are an extremely popular fitness trend that many girls at Xavier and people across the world wear daily. They are great for counting steps and calories, but could they also aid in diagnosing diseases? A recent study by Stanford University says yes. Dr. Michael Snyder, professor and chair of g...

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