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Baseball bands together after defeat

Baseball bands together after defeat

May 22, 2017

A packed schedule would have appeared foreboding after losing an important county championship game against Brebeuf Jesuit last Monday. The Rebel baseball team, however, didn’t take the 5-0 loss as a sign to quit their efforts. Instead, the crew used the defeat as a lesson to focus on their hitting, which proved valuable when the Rebels crushed Ben Davis 9-0 last Thursday. The team had amasse...

Crossing the finish line

Crossing the finish line

April 15, 2017

This is the second year Roncalli has had a unified track team, and all of the competitors are enthusiastic for the start of the season. The track team consists of student athletes, student partners and student motivators. “We have five 'student athletes' who are members of our Life Academy,” unified track coach and history teacher Mr. Pat Crosley said. “We have five 'student partners' who a...

Inside look fore this season

Inside look fore this season

April 12, 2017

Under the coaching of Jim Poole and assistant coach Greg White, the boys’ golf team begins its new season with one common goal which is to do well in the postseason. “I would really like to see the team make it out of sectionals,” junior Dominick Bleizeffer said. In addition to this goal, players were also excited about their first match of the season which was against Lawrence Central o...

Boys’ volleyball starts strong

Boys’ volleyball starts strong

April 11, 2017

After losing team members to illnesses and other circumstances in addition to saying goodbye to a number elite seniors, the future of the boys’ volleyball team did not looking too promising.  However, after putting in hard work and giving their all on game days, the team was able to destroy their opponents in the first half of their season. "We practice Monday through Friday [for] two or more hours a day...

Former teammates face off

Former teammates face off

March 1, 2017

Former Roncalli Rebels Kendra Lynch and Megan Choinacky competed against each other in a double header between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Ohio State Buckeyes softball teams. Lynch graduated in 2013 to later become the pitcher for the Tar Heels, while Choinacky plays for the Buckeyes as an outfielder after graduating in 2015. “I was not surprised to see them play college softball at the ...

Masters of the mat

Masters of the mat

February 23, 2017

After the completion of the semi-state competition, freshman wrestlers Tyce Freije and Alec Viduya had made their marks as Roncalli athletes. Both of them were the only Rebels to advance to the state tournament this year, each at only 15 years old. The two had been battling on the mats for a long time, with Freije wrestling since he was four years old and Viduya when he started kindergarten. ...

Diving into sectionals

Diving into sectionals

February 21, 2017

After two long weeks without formal competition, the boys’ swimming and diving team was ready to dive into sectionals.  The team had been practicing as ever for the sectional competition, feeling confident in their ability to perform well. The team did not disappoint on Thursday, with a total of 12 swimmers achieving the fastest races of their lives. Four swimmers made into the the top ten fastest ...

Gymnasts prepare for sectionals

Gymnasts prepare for sectionals

February 18, 2017

The Rebel gymnasts’ season is coming to an end, but sectionals are close in sight

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Ending on a high note

Ending on a high note

February 6, 2017

Senior Ashley Harter broke a 7-year-old record set by 2011 alum Autumn Murphy in the 500 freestyle at sectionals to round out the girls' swim season. Harter started swimming for coach Ed Merkling when she was ten, and now she swims under his coaching on both high school and club teams. During Harter’s freshman year, she swam a variety of events, but by the end of this season she was set on...

Star hockey players

Star hockey players

January 12, 2017

There is a litany of extracurriculars offered at Roncalli, whether it be sports, arts, or academic teams. In the midst of these clubs and activities, many students do not know that Roncalli has a hockey program. This team isn’t just made up of Rebels, but instead it is the Southside Stars hockey team made up of players from all over the south of Indy. “I really enjoy being on a team with...

Shooting for the win

Shooting for the win

January 11, 2017

As the temperature drops and fall sports come to a close, the Rebel gym, popularly known as “the Woodshed,” comes to life with many basketball games. Over Christmas break, the girl’s basketball team was able to put their hard work into action. The Lady Rebels won the Bostick Memorial Christmas Tournament at Covenant Christian High School. The Rebels defeated Crispus Attucks in the first game 60-50. The...

Effort means everything

Effort means everything

January 10, 2017

The Rebel wrestlers are off to a great start this season. With six, soon to leave seniors and seven, new, incoming freshman, there is great old and new talent this season. First year Coach, Wade McClurg has helped the Rebels through multiple wins, already, without even being halfway through the season. The Rebel wrestlers have recently had two meets, one being the Connersville Spartan Classic ...

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