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2017 Homecoming Court

2017 Homecoming Court

August 31, 2017

Roncalli Media has been experimenting with infographic publishers that deliver you the best content possible.  We apologize that this particular publisher didn't cooperate in the way we hoped it would.  A separate link is provided to view the homecoming court directly on the publishing website.  Thank you for your understanding. -Roncalli Media 2017 Homecoming Court  ...

Alum covers the story of Harvey

Alum covers the story of Harvey

August 30, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey has swept along the coastline of Texas and Louisiana, leaving devastation in its wake.  The Category 4 hurricane is expected to be the most expensive natural disaster the United States has ever experienced, and, in parts of Houston, the storm has set a record for amount of rain from a single storm. Alumnus Joe Fanelli lives in Houston and is experiencing the effects of the st...

Guest speaker preaches on mercy

Guest speaker preaches on mercy

August 30, 2017

Roncalli listened to the tragic and heartfelt story of  young widow Jennifer Trapuzzano this morning in the family room. Trapuzzano lost her husband in an attempted robbery in 2014, just three weeks before their first child was born.  Students were moved as Trapuzzano exemplified a strong faith life, even through the loss of her husband and co-parent. Assistant principal for student activities...

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

August 30, 2017

I was looking through Netflix one day and instead of watching “Narcos” like I was going to, I spotted this movie called “Chasing Coral”. “Chasing Coral” is a documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and stars famous marine biologists Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, and Phil Dustan. The movie describes how the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been slowly bleaching since 1986 and ho...

Runners begin hopeful season

Runners begin hopeful season

August 29, 2017

The girls’ cross country season began August 14 at the Triton Central Early Bird Invitational. Competing in the large school division required strength and depth that the seniors were able to provide. The highlight of the meet was a podium finish by junior Katie Minton, who placed 16th; however, Monday evening was not the most notable starting night for the rest of the girls’ cross country squ...

Tennis team revival

Tennis team revival

August 28, 2017

The boys’ tennis team had mixed predictions for the year after graduating many valuable seniors; however, this season has seen a fantastic start. During the opening matches of the season, the boys defeated their first opponent, Franklin Central, with a 3-2 victory. Sophomore Alex Payne and junior Austin Schofield beat out FC alongside juniors Tyler Pollard and Garrett Meek. Schofield, along wi...

Eagle Scouts welcome senior

Eagle Scouts welcome senior

August 24, 2017

While the majority of students spent their summer resting up from school, one senior was hard at work, laboring to receive his esteemed honor. Jason Brown spent most of his summer hours on his Eagle Scout project, clearing a small section of land on the hill near the practice soccer fields at Roncalli. “Mr. [Bill] Niezgodski pointed out to me that the hill was unsafe to travel up and down,” Brown said. “P...

Rebel rivalry

Rebel rivalry

August 24, 2017

With the Chick-fil-A on Southport Road closed due to construction and the notorious Chick-fil-A challenge versus Franklin Central quickly approaching, questions arose as to whether the competition would ensue; however, after a long awaited six-week withdrawal, the branch opened. Senior Alex Woods has worked at the Southport Chick-Fil-A for almost two years and was promoted to assistant manager last year....

Touchdown with Rebel football

Touchdown with Rebel football

August 23, 2017

The Rebels kicked off their regular season with a 21-3 win against the Southport Cardinals on Friday night. This is the first of their regular season games following the Rebels’ State Championship title last season. Scoring touchdowns for Roncalli were junior Elijah Mahan as well as seniors Patrick McManama and Jacob Luedeman. Senior Merrick Strykowski pinned down three PAT kicks as well. Behind the ...

Underclassmen drive team

Underclassmen drive team

August 23, 2017

The boys’ cross country team got its season off to a strong start at the Triton Central Early Bird Invitational last week. They placed fifth overall out of ten teams. Junior Nick Perkins led the Rebels with a 5K time of 17:07, placing third overall. Following Perkins were sophomores Ryan Flick (18:39), Sam George (18:53), Max Peeples (19:18) and Liam Irwin (19:19). “The team did really well considering ...

Young team begins season strong

Young team begins season strong

August 22, 2017

The boys’ soccer team began its season on Thursday with a game against Southport.  The JV team tied the Cardinals 2-2, and the varsity team won an exciting game 3-2. Junior Mateo Gonzalez and senior Michael Shirley scored for the Rebels, and the third goal was an own goal, which occurs  when a player accidentally scores for the other team. Junior Robert Thang and Gonzalez were named Players ...

Rebels enjoy senior leadership

Rebels enjoy senior leadership

August 21, 2017

The girls’ volleyball team kicked off its season on Tuesday with a tough loss to Lawrence North. The Lady Rebels battled for five sets, with the last three decided by a two point margin (29-27, 25-27, 13-15). Senior Lauren Fey led the team with 45 assists and 16 digs. “Overall, it was a good first start,” Fey said. “There are a couple things we need to work on, but that game showed that w...

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