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Senior Alec Viduya celebrates under the lights in Bankers Life Fieldhouse after a big state championship win against opponent JaJuan Anderson (WCHS), 6-4.

Wrestlers come out of the state tournament on top

April 9, 2020

Going into the state tournament, Coach Wade McClurg knew it would be a tough road ahead. “Our state is extremely difficult to win because it is a grueling four-week single-class tournament series with no wrestlebacks,” said McClurg. At the end of the two-day IHSAA State Finals, Roncalli had two wrestlers come out on top, seniors Brayden Lowery and Alec Viduya, winning their weight classes...

IT IS ALL CANCELLED: Fans will have to wait another year for the NCAA tournament. The tournament has been cancelled this year due to the Corona Virus.

March sadness is here

March 21, 2020

Most sports fans look forward to the month of March as NBA playoff spots are on the line, March Madness, and new sports seasons. However, many fans have been left disappointed as COVID-19 has rampaged world wide causing a suspension to almost all professional sports. The NBA was the first to break the news that they would be suspending games for the foreseeable future after Jazz star, Rudy Gobe...

DRIVING IN THE PAINT:  Senior Alana Vinson dribbles the ball down the lane and finishes at the rim. Vinson completed the game with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Lady Rebels focus on chemistry

December 13, 2019

Most winter sports have already began their seasons. One of those sports is girls basketball. The team has started the season off strong through their experience, team chemistry, and defense. “We have players with a lot of varsity experience,” assistant coach Tim Crissman said. “Our leadership within the program will help the younger players as well.” Throughout the offseason, the bask...

ROAD TO VICTORY: Freshman Bryce Lowery wins by tech fall, 16-1, in his match against Baugh (Greenwood) in the varsity dual meet Dec. 5th.

State-ranked wrestlers commence

December 13, 2019

Following a year in which the Rebel wrestling team had five state finalists, this year’s team has big shoes to fill.  With 10 of 14 starters returning from last year, coach Wade McClurg has a reason for optimism. “There is a really good balance of varsity experience returning on this year’s team, coupled with a lot of freshmen and sophomores that will contribute right away and bring d...

BOWLING GOOD

by Liam Moore, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Do bowlers always have time to spare? Not at Roncalli High School, where the stellar bowling teams grind day and night to strike back at their competition. Practicing Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the expo bowl, Roncalli’s team is well suited to compete with other schools’ bowling masters. The bowling teams will never spare their opponents during competitive season. When the teams rolled out, they were well oiled and prepared due to their great new and old talent combined with excellent training. “I’ll take a tennis ball and practice my release,” senior Jack Matthews said. Bowling is more of a technique-b...

SETTING UP THE SERVE: Last year, junior Sam Limcaco winds up to serve a killer ace against Bishop Chatard. He will be one of the returning varsity players for this upcoming season.

Tennis the menace

August 22, 2019

Another season of boys’ tennis is ready to commence.  After winning the 10th sectional title in the program, the tennis teams looks to build upon their victory in the upcoming season. Due to a big graduating class, the tennis team will be without a senior class this season. They will have two of their returning varsity singles players junior Tyler Schofield and junior Sam Limcaco. Additionally, t...

Senior Amanda Prather is up to bat in Roncalli's home game against Whiteland. Prather had helped in the varsity win by contributing 2 hits and RBIs.

Starting the season right

April 24, 2019

The Lady Rebels softball program kicked off its season with a strong start. Each team won its first game and continue strong from its high start. The seasons look very promising as they go towards their goals to become Circle City Conference, Marion County, and Sectional championships and win 20 games. Instead of having a freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams, the softball program is currently d...

NUMBER ONE, BABY: Roncalli wrestlers celebrate their first place win. Senior Elijah Mahan holds Coach Wade McClurg's baby in celebration.

Roncalli Wrestling shatters multiple records winning Semi-State

February 15, 2019

Five wrestlers “punched their ticket” to the IHSAA Wrestling State Championship, which is this weekend at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse downtown. “We are excited for these five individuals to represent Roncalli at the IHSAA State Finals,” said Head Wrestling Coach Wade McClurg. “Our guys have set themselves up well to make a run at their individual goals this weekend, and those individual p...

OVERPOWERING: Senior Trent Smith wrestles his opponent to the ground receiving points for a take down. Smith and other veterans are looking forward to what is looking to be a promising season.

Season begins for Rebel wrestlers

December 10, 2018

The Roncalli Wrestling team has had an outstanding last few years. Four state placers are returning this year: senior Elijah Mahan, and juniors Alec Viduya, Brayden Lowery, and Tyce Freije. The team is expecting to be very competitive this year. But what happens behind those infamous doors in the wrestling building? Spike ball. Before the wrestlers get to the intense mental and physical work, they ...

FINISHING STRONG: Senior Nick Perkins races towards the finish line in the semi-state meet. Perkins placed 3rd in semi-state with a time of 15:48.7, breaking his previous Roncalli record

“Shoeless” Perkins places 10th

December 10, 2018

Stumbling back to the minibus barefoot, senior Nick Perkins was pleased with his performance in the state meet. Expecting to place 13th, Perkins finished up at 10th.  As a state meet tradition, Perkins, along with his other competitors, tied his lucky spikes together one last time after three long seasons, and threw them into the “famous shoe tree” at Laverne Gibson course. However, the throw ...

TIME TO CELEBRATE: Boys soccer wins a sectional title against Perry Meridian. This is the first sectional title in over 7 years.

Bringing home the hardware

November 8, 2018

The Rebels had two main goals this season- produce a presence in the Circle City Conference and win a sectional title, and they did just that. The Rebels defeated Perry Meridian 1-0 in the sectional final with a goal scored by senior William Bawi. “We waited four years and to finally beat Perry was great,” senior captain Daniel Woodruff said. After sectionals, the team continued to deliv...

BUILDING A LINEUP: Senior Nathan Gramman’s lineup before his week 6 game. With several different features like stats and injury notifications, fantasy football players can easily set up a lineup.

Fantasy football means competing for bragging rights

October 11, 2018

With the NFL starting its season up in September, fans are getting excited. This also means something elseーfantasy football. Fantasy football can be confusing to those that do not typically follow football. But for those that do, it is an intense, competitive way to compete against friends. There are hundreds of thousands of leagues, and there are even some here at Roncalli. “I put some eff...

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