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For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
April 18, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Like father, like son the Yaciniches have a family history and love for the game of baseball. Both said they feel fortunate to be a part of Grand View athletics, coaching baseball and softball. Lou Yacinich Sr. is the head coach for the baseball team and has been coaching for 40 years at Grand View.... Read more »

As temperatures rise, tennis teams topspin outdoors

As temperatures rise, tennis teams topspin outdoors

Josipa Shimich, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The tennis teams have had a season full of ups and downs, but both the men’s and women’s teams are continuing to work on improving as much as possible for the remainder of the season. Jordan Feige, freshman tennis player, said, “The season has not been as good as we had planned. The indoor season... Read more »

Emerging program dances with success

Sarah Price, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

The competitive dance team has had a successful season so far, according to Stacie Horton, head dance coach.  The team won runner-up at the NAIA national invitation, competing against five other dance teams. “We were fourth going into finals, with a 1.73-point difference between us and the other... Read more »

Champions elect

Veronica Payne, features editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Sports

With spring comes the blooming of flowers, warmer weather and the end of the school year. It also marks the start of Grand View football. Last season the Vikings were both conference and national champions. Now, heading into just its seventh season, the team looks forward to a different year. Derek... Read more »

WRESTLING DEFENDS NAIA TITLE IN A BIG WAY

Veronica Payne, Features Editor
April 1, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The wrestling team brought home its third consecutive national title over the weekend of March 7 and 8 during the NAIA Wrestling National Championship in Topeka, Kan. The Vikings qualified 12 wrestlers during the regional meet in February, the most a team... Read more »

SPRINT TO A FINISH

SPRINT TO A FINISH

Justin Welsh, Design Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The track and field team had a good amount of success this indoor season with the men reclaiming the MCC conference title, and the women took runner-up in the MCC conference meet, but their season did not end there. Track and field sent 15 of its athletes to the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships... Read more »

Viking Relays kick-start chilly transition to outdoor season

Tre Porter, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Vikings hosted Viking Relays on March 22, which was the first track and field outdoor meet of the outdoor season. Runners produced good times at the Viking Relays to start the outdoor season and throwers set a good tone for their season as they had two throwers qualify for nationals. Kelsey Carbajo,... Read more »

Vikings’ team chemistry conquers Denver

Josipa Shimich, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
Filed under Sports

At the moment, men's volleyball is ranked No. 2 in the nation, is currently standing at 24-2 and has gone through the conference undefeated. Although the men are close to the end, the remainder of the season is still looking strong. A strength that seems to have gotten the players this far ahead... Read more »

Women’s bowling strikes up a victory, hoping to pick up a spare win at sectionals

Thaianna Finestead, Staff Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under Sports

The women’s bowling team is the Midwest Collegiate Conference champion after bowling against Clarke in the finals at Mount Mercy. After this win, the team is now focusing on preparing for sectionals. The first day of the competition, the team played six games, winning the first game and maintaining... Read more »

NAIA Wrestling National Championship: Day 2- recap

Veronica Payne, features editor
March 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

  The wrestling team had nine men heading into the semifinals at the NAIA Wrestling National Championship round on Saturday, March 8 in Topeka, Kan. Going into the day, Grand View held a tight lead of 113 points, with Great Falls in second place at 51 points and Montana State Northern with... Read more »

NAIA Wrestling National Championship: Day 1

NAIA Wrestling National Championship: Day 1

Veronica Payne, Features Editor
March 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

First championship round Only two of 12 Grand View wrestlers had to fight in the first championship round during the first session at the NAIA Wrestling National Championship on Friday. The other 10 had received first round byes. At 125 pounds, Ryak Finch met Chauncey Foster of St. Andrews... Read more »

Wrestling history to be threepeated?

Wrestling history to be threepeated?

Veronica Payne and Travis Barton
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The wrestling team will be competing for its third straight NAIA National Wrestling Championship title this weekend. Grand View holds the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll and has done so for the last 14 polls. The team had to gather 180 total points to achieve this streak. On... Read more »