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UEFA final 16

Iliya Kachakov, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

As the beginning rounds of the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League came to an end, we were able to see lots of unexpected things, such as the premier league teams all playing...

NHL preview

Michael Serritella, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

The NHL is back with new rules, new players and brand new divisions. After the Tampa Bay Lightning hoisted the Stanley Cup, we saw speculation on when the league would start or even if it would even happen....

2021 NBA intro

2021 NBA intro

Eli Morkert, Sports Editor January 22, 2021

With lots of drama over the offseason and one of the most interesting seasons in the history of sports, the 2021 season had its own interesting start as well. From rookies playing like superstars and superstars...

Devonta Smith Secures Heisman Trophy to Cap off Alabama’s Historic Championship Season

Devonta Smith Secures Heisman Trophy to Cap off Alabama’s Historic Championship Season

Ryan Schoessling, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

In what was one of the strangest, yet memorable seasons ever for College Football, DeVonta Smith put up arguably the greatest season the College Football World has ever seen. On Jan. 5, Smith received...

Pause on winter sports

Sarah Tanny, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2020

As we all know, the Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the move back to Tier 3 in late November. The mitigations were put in place on Nov. 20, 2020 and they specifically address organized group activities, the...

NFL playoff predictions

Sean Grant, Sports Editor December 16, 2020

The Pacer's Sean Grant breaks down his predictions for the 2020-21 NFL playoffs. NFC:  The NFC playoff picture is a very tight race right now, with the wild card teams only holding a game or two...

2020-21 fantasy football awards

2020-21 fantasy football awards

Eli Morkert, Sports Editor December 16, 2020

MVP : Kyler Murray With an average of nearly 26 points per week, Murray is definitely the MVP so far this season. He is leading one of the NFL's best offenses in the Arizona Cardinals and is constantly...

Grading NBA teams based on their draft picks

Grading NBA teams based on their draft picks

Eli Morkert, Sports Editor December 16, 2020

The NBA Draft took place on Nov. 18th, and it was slightly different than normal. It took place virtually, and much later than normal. This gave players a chance to be with their family during one of the...

NFL Award Predictions as the Regular Season Comes Down to the Wire

NFL Award Predictions as the Regular Season Comes Down to the Wire

Ryan Schoessling, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

As the 2020 NFL regular season starts to come to an end and teams continue their playoff pushes, it’s time to start taking into consideration the several awards and honors that will be handed out...

MLB playoff recap

MLB playoff recap

Ryan Schoessling, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

On October 27, The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 3-1 to win the 2020 World Series four games to two in what was probably the strangest and shortest season the players have...

IHSA goes against Gov. Pritzker

IHSA goes against Gov. Pritzker

Sean Grant, Sports Editor November 23, 2020

With the cancellation or postponement of most fall sports in Illinois earlier this school year and with cases of COVID-19 starting to rise again, many were unsure whether winter sports like girls and boys...

Girls Volleyball Gets Ready For Their Spring Season

Ryan Schoessling, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

This season has been anything but normal for the girls volleyball team. While they should be getting ready for the playoffs at this time, they are actually participating in semi-weekly contact practices...

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