XNN

UConn Men’s Basketball Has an Exciting Season Ahead

UConn Men's Basketball Has an Exciting Season Ahead

By Sam Rector, Assistant Reporter

May 23, 2020

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the UConn Huskies’ Men’s Basketball Team produce a great season, but this could be the year they turn it around. Since their magical 2014 run through March Madness, the Huskies have made the NCAA Tourney only once (2016). I was too young during their 2010 tit...

The Patriot’s Next Chapter

The Patriot's Next Chapter

By Sam Rector, Assistant Reporter

March 24, 2020

With the spreading of the Coronavirus, the sports world has all but shut down. March Madness was cancelled, and the NBA, NHL, and MLB seasons were suspended. However, the NFL has gone on as scheduled, with a frenzy of free agency moves and trades coming out last week. Among these moves were the trades...

Xavier Smite Team Seeks to Lengthen Its Undefeated Record

Xavier Smite Team Seeks to Lengthen Its Undefeated Record

By Hyun Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2020

The Xavier Smite team made its debut in the 2019-2020 school year, joining the ranks of Xavier's two other esports teams: Rocket League and League of Legends. After failing to establish the Smite team the previous school year, captains Steven Pepler '20 and Jakob Slason '20 managed to recruit three other...

Colter Abely: An Inspiring Team Player

Colter Abely: An Inspiring Team Player

By Justin Caulfield, Assistant Reporter

February 20, 2020

On January 18, Xavier sponsored the Colter Abely Wrestling Tournament. Six out of the top ten teams in Connecticut attended, but that did not stop the Xavier team from claiming the victory. The tournament is a very important part of sport, but some people may ask how it started, and who Colter Abely i...

CT Class L State Championship: St. Joseph Cadets Win a Thriller

CT Class L State Championship: St. Joseph Cadets Win a Thriller

December 14, 2019

Today, the Connecticut high school football title game we have all been waiting for took place. Unfortunately, Xavier football did not participate in this game, but this was such a spectacle, it needs to be written about. All coaches and fans around the state have been dreaming of a St. Joseph Cadets...

A Promising Future for the Xavier Crew Team

A Promising Future for the Xavier Crew Team

By Hyun Lee, Assistant Reporter

November 26, 2019

The Xavier Crew Team is currently in a period of rebuilding. Two years ago, in the spring of 2017, the varsity eight boat met widespread success under the guidance of Mr. Peter Belmonte, the former crew coach. That year, the varsity eight secured an outstanding 12-1 record and won not only the Mahoney...

Student Spotlight: Luke Lappe

Student Spotlight: Luke Lappe

By Sam Rector, Assistant Reporter

October 17, 2019

Just over two weeks ago, Xavier baseball player Luke Lappe committed to the University of North Alabama, a Division 1 school in the Atlantic Sun Conference. As a sophomore on varsity last season, Luke hit Xavier’s only home run and led the team in RBIs. He also garnered SCC All-Quinnipiac honors. As a...

The Joy of Playoff Hockey

The Joy of Playoff Hockey

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

May 1, 2019

Although I am a major fan of hockey and it is my favorite sport, before a month ago, I had never been to an NHL game. This was for a couple of reasons. One, I didn’t get into hockey until a couple of years ago, thanks to watching Uconn Hockey, and two, I follow the Pittsburg Penguins. I know that sounds...

Football’s Flaws

Football's Flaws

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

February 4, 2019

From an evolutionary perspective, humankind's obsession with violence is natural. Anthropologists have long suspected that a primal sense of aggression endures in humans, butting its unpleasant head in honor killings and nonstop warfare, because it increases humankind’s ability to reproduce in niche...

Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong

Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

December 5, 2018

November 15th, 2018, This was the day that I started to believe in Hurleymania. Uconn Basketball had beaten Syracuse who at the time was ranked 15 in the country. I couldn’t believe what I was watching. The team was looking so much better compared to the last two years. That made me excited to see wha...

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 29, 2018

  While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   ...

Xavier Cross Country had another break-out season. Why does nobody seem to care?

Xavier Cross Country had another break-out season.  Why does nobody seem to care?

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Reporter

November 9, 2018

The term "the Big 4" refers to America's 4 most popular sports: baseball, basketball, football, and hockey, all of which dominate the media and have thousands of dedicated youth programs, a plentiful supply of diehard fans, and millions of TV viewers.  American society worships spectator sports li...

The student news site of Xavier High School
Sports