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.

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...

Xavier Spiritline Pom performs their Jazz routine at the Spring Sports Rally. Students and staff alike loved watching their beautiful perform and were left in awe of the talent of Xavier’s finest dancers. Photo by Emmie Halter ‘21.

Spring Sports Rally: A Tradition

Emmie Halter, Club Writer April 1, 2019

Every Xavier girl leaves XCP remembering the rallies. Students participate in rally dances, student council performs in skits and students cheer their class on in the stands. A school favorite rally is...

Crew is a sport at the center of “Operation Varsity Blues”, one of the biggest college admissions scandals in the country. Xavier Crew athlete Olivia Petrine, who is trying to get recruited as a coxswain, spoke on how wrong and unfair this whole faux recruitment scandal is. Photo courtesy of Olivia Petrine ‘20.

Xavier Athletes Outraged at Faux Recruitment Scandal

Caroline Hink, Sports and Fitness Editor April 1, 2019

On Mar. 12, one of the largest college admissions scandals, named “Operation Varsity Blues,” was exposed by federal prosecutors. According to the Wall Street Journal, over 50 wealthy individuals were...

Pictured above is an assembly of common distractions that disrupt Xavier students sleeping schedules. This consists of technology and homework. Photo courtesy of Lily Tierney 19.

Sleep Deprivation in Teenagers

Lily Tierney, Class Writer March 11, 2019

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem that is seen amongst many teens nowadays. According to Nationwide Children's, on average, a teenager needs 9 to 9 ½ hours of sleep a night, but are only getting...

Fitness of the Mind and Body is a one-semester elective offered to Xavier Juniors and Seniors. Throughout the semester, students learn yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditation practices. Photo courtesy of Bridget Wickers ‘20.

Getting Fit at School: Xavier’s Take on Popular Fitness Electives

Emmie Halter, Club Writer March 11, 2019

Fitness classes can be expensive and inconvenient after a long school day. Luckily, Xavier offers a variety of fitness classes that are available for students to take as one of their electives during the...

Xavier Spiritline at their Nationals competition in Anaheim, California. The Cheer team finished 2nd and the Pom team finished 6th. Photo courtesy of Jackie Hessel ‘20.

Spiritline Completes Season at Nationals

Caroline Hink, Sports and Fitness Editor March 11, 2019

From cheering on the football team to competing at Nationals, Xavier Spiritline has had an action-packed season. Spiritline is very dedicated to defending their titles and practice every day in first period...

Xavier’s Lacrosse team after practice, huddling around each other. Photo Courtesy of Kit Blouin ‘20.

Rebuilding of Xavier’s Lacrosse Team

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor March 11, 2019

Xavier’s Lacrosse Team is entering into a rebuilding year as new changes arise: the elimination of a Junior Varsity team, a new coaching staff and the loss of 13 seniors from the team two years ago....

On Feb. 6, six Xavier seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports. The Xavier community is so proud and cannot wait to see what these ladies will accomplish in college! Photo courtesy of Caitlin Johnston ‘19.

6 Gators Sign National Letters of Intent

Caroline Hink, Sports and Fitness Editor February 13, 2019

Xavier College Preparatory is known for having outstanding student-athletes in every sport. Each year, at least a dozen Xavier athletes go on to play at the college level and this year is no different....

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