An Ace for Varsity Girls Tennis

By Elon Mahone, Guest Writer This 2016 tennis season has been a huge success for our Varsity Lady Knights. They went into season with high hopes for success, knowing that their toughest competitor was Harvard Westlake. Notre Dame has not beat the Wolverines in twelve years. Due to the Lady Knights’ powerful doubles teams and will to win, they’ve become one […]

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“Who Stinks Now?”

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By Maria Thomas, Staff Writer As the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs battle for the 2016 World Series, millions of baseball fans have gathered with friends and family to watch America’s favorite pastime. Any baseball fan can tell you why this World Series is so unusual and exciting. While the Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, there […]

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Football Hopes to Get a Win Against Crespi for Homecoming

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By Sarah O’Brien, Staff Writer This year the Notre Dame’s varsity football team is hoping to take first place in Mission League. With a lot of new players contributing to the team, the Knights hope to improve their rank from last year, getting a better win-loss record. Senior football player, Khalid Taylor says “We’re all really good friends and have a special bond. We […]

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Olympians train at ND days after Rio

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By Bridget Gehan, ND Blog Staff Less than two days after the Rio 2016 Olympic Closing Ceremonies, Olympians Joe Kovacs, Darrell Hill, and Whitney Ashley were at Notre Dame High School training for the Tokyo games in 2020. Kovacs brought home the silver medal in the shot put. Hill also had a strong showing in shot put. Whitney Ashley qualified for the Olympic team in discus. Qualifying is no easy task. The odds of going to the Olympics are 314,000,000:1. Olympians dedicate hours of work to their craft­­ early morning workouts, waking up before the sun rises, training in strength, conditioning, and agility to reach this level. Though Ashley, Hill and Kovacs were successful in Rio, there is no time to bask in the glory. Instead, they are preparing for the next Olympics. “[The Olympics] are four years…it doesn’t start the year before… it starts right now, so if you’re going for 2020 it starts today,” Ashley says. They arrived at Notre Dame for a two­ hour work out, beginning with rough and choppy throws. Hill and Kovacs soon evolved to graceful movements, almost ‘pirouetting’ into their throws, releasing the shot put tens of yards into the air. The U.S. Olympic team is called “The Hardest Team to Make.” As Kovacs, Ashley, and Hill train to return to the highest level, they acknowledge that many people will try, but very few have the passion, determination, and skill to do it. “Going into the Olympics is different because that is your plan; it’s your plan to go there… you don’t let things process until you get done… Afterward you can take a breath and really take things in and realize you’re at the highest stage representing […]

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