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Lauren Newton places 33rd in the state after the Metro Conference meet. The following summer she was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and dashed her hopes of swimming state her junior season.

Delaying the inevitable

Miguel Paredes Reyes, Sports Director
March 2, 2021
Freshman Ryleigh Brooking takes 2nd place in the 500 Freestyle at the Gretna Dual meet. Brooking broke her previous season best with a time of 6:17.49.

A stroke towards success

Miguel Paredes Reyes, Sports Director
February 3, 2021
Noah Wilbur swims freestyle against Creighton Prep on January 12th, 2021.

Swimming vs Creighton Prep and Marian

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
January 21, 2021

Sports Corner 01.15.21

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
January 14, 2021
Senior Dylan Fucik swims the 100 backstroke at time trials. Last season, he was a part of the record breaking 400 Freestyle Relay team. “I am mainly looking forward to competing again,” Fucik said. “We haven’t competed for eight months so jumping in and competing with other teams is what I’m most excited about.”

Diving into a special season

Miguel Paredes Reyes, Sports Director
December 1, 2020
Junior Mateo Miceli pounds his fist into the water and shouts with excitement after swimming a time of 2:02.58, which earned him a spot in the 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials. Little did he know, the Trials would later be moved to a new date in 2021. “When I first found out about the postponement I was pretty bummed,” Miceli said. “For now, I can only work on the things that are in my control, like staying in shape for the Trials next year.”

A dream put on hold

Dana Summers, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2020
Mississippi State’s Elijah MacNamee crouches on the field after a tough loss to Louisville in the 2019 College World Series. 

For the first time in 70 years, Omaha won’t be hosting the eight-team tradition, which is an extreme blow to the city. The city has long prided itself on hosting the tournament and in 2009 spent $100 million to build TD Ameritrade Park in exchange for an NCAA promise to keep the CWS through at least 2035. Canceling the CWS alone will cost the local economy $70 million, and is a huge loss for the businesses and vendors that surround TD Ameritrade Park.

Omaha suffers devastating blow

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
April 14, 2020
Senior Jordan Stalheim breaks Preston Lau’s school record with a time of 4:45.59.

Leaving a legacy

Miguel Paredes Reyes, Assistant Sports Director
March 5, 2020
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