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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Getting Ready for Graduation

by: Clayton Franke

Now the clock begins to tick down, slips are being handed out for graduation robes and caps, and meetings are beginning for students wanting to go to college.  Yup it’s time for Senior Graduation, where many students get ready for college or for real life. I sent a quiz to some seniors for their opinion on graduation.
I asked Seniors Logan VanHandel, Dora Gomm, and Ryan Romenesko. These are the questions I asked each of them and here’s their response.

First Question: What are your thoughts on graduation this year?
Logan V: “It's kinda scary knowing we'll be adults.”
Dora G: “Counting down the days, can't come soon enough!!”
Ryan R: “It should be exciting!”

Second Question: What are your plans after graduation?
Logan V: “I plan to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College and go on my path to become a firefighter.”
Dora G: “Attend Minnesota State University and run track.”
Ryan R: “Attend UW-Oshkosh for accounting.”

So overall most seniors either have a plan for college or are excited to graduate. So as a last ho-rah-rah, let's get through the rest of the year so we can become honorable members of society.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Winter Play

by: Peace Gorrell
20170113_093958_HDR.jpgEvery year after the musical, LCHS holds auditions for a winter play; this year he plans on doing another called My Man Godfrey. The play is about a group of rich people, and they decide to take in a homeless man named Godfrey. They let him be their butler but further on, the rich family suspects that Godfrey isn’t exactly who they think he is. It will be held in the auditorium Friday, February 3rd, and Saturday, February 4th both at 7:00pm.  One dollar from every ticket will be donated to Homeless Connections Fox Valley. I interviewed Mr. Frankenberg, the lead director, and Destiny Fay about their feelings towards the show.
I asked Destiny if she was excited about the show, and she said, “I’m really excited, yes!” She also said there are “High expectations from former peers.” Lastly, I talked to Mr. Frankenberg about his thoughts on the play, and he said, “We have really talented people that perform on stage, never worry about my actors.” And when I asked about the relationship between all the actors he said positive things like, “They kinda pull each other up,” and that he is, “Really happy and proud.”

The cast and directors are really proud and excited, and they want to see everyone there February 3rd and 4th to cheer them on!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Winter Sports

by: Kendra Schumacher
From November to February we have four very important teams that compete here at LCHS: wrestling, dance, and both girls and boys basketball. Let's take a look at how their seasons are going...

The Wrestling team this year has five seniors including Logan Van Handel, Dalton Polomis, Logan Collison, Ronald Butler, and the new addition, Ryan Janssen.  The boys were joined by the new varsity coach, Todd Verboomen.  Though their record may not show it by wins, the boys have a phenomenal team this year with a lot of talent.  The team just won their first team victory last week against Clintonville.  Aside from the varsity team, JV just competed in JV regionals.  Nolan Van Lankveldt won against freshman, Nate Hietpas, and will be sent to JV state yet this year.  As for the varsity team, regionals will take place in February.  Varsity state will take place February 23- 26 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

The Pom and Dance team is currently coming off a win from the Oshkosh West competition placing first in pom, first in kick, and second in jazz.  Jordan Mars also placed second in her solo that she competed with.  In December, the team hosted their annual Holiday Invite where the school was packed full of amazing dancers.  The competition brings a lot of amazing talent into the school and is a great fundraiser for the girls.  This year the team will fly to Florida to attend nationals at Disney World.  The team is excited to show the nation what they have to offer and hopefully bring home another national championship.

The Girls Basketball team has four seniors this year including Tess Keyzers, Dora Gomm, Amanda Battle, and Kendra Schumacher.  This year the girls are currently third in conference with only two conference losses to Wrightstown (ended in OT) and Luxemburg- Casco.  Besides for the four seniors, the team is a relatively young team with two freshman, two sophomores, and five juniors.  The girls are coached by Rachel Hermus, Amy Procter, and Heidi Motoxin.  This year the team looks to make a statement and show their school what they have to offer.  Coming up, the girls will play both Freedom and FVL.

The Boys Basketball team has six seniors this year including Cory Diedrick, Noah Knudsen, Kyle Hietpas, Carson Mara, Devin Plate, and Sam Schommer.  The boys are coached by head coach, Mickey Martin.  The boys are currently second in conference after their big win against the undefeated team, Clintonville.  The team will finish their first round against conference teams with games against Luxemburg Casco, Oconto Falls, Freedom, and FVL. The team is excited to make history once again.

As you can see, our winter sports teams are doing outstanding this season and are representing our school amazingly!  I encourage anyone interested in watching any of these teams play to come to a game or two.  All athletes love and appreciate the support that comes from this amazing community!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CYO Basketball

by: Natalie O'Brien

FullSizeRender.jpgCYO stands for Catholic Youth Organization and is run through churches like St. John’s.  The teams can be girls and boys; for girls the teams can be divided up into all grades, whereas the boys’ teams are divided into freshmen/sophomores and juniors /seniors, with parents coaching. They decide when we practice. Practices are on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Every Saturday, we have games against other teams from different churches like Holy Spirit and Holy Cross. The games last 40 minutes, and the rule is you must have five players on the court or you cannot play the game. You also need at least ten players on your team in order to be eligible. This year there are three girls teams and five boy teams. The season lasts until February. Games start right in the morning at 10 a.m. and games end around 5 p.m. at the latest. The teams are always here to win but at the same time have fun together. Some teams enjoy having  team meals after practice or after the games. Towards the end of the season there is a championship tournament where each team from the girls and boys would play to see who would win the CYO  consolation. Then that team will get a t-shirt.  CYO basketball is a fun sport if you’re interested in playing.