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Boys Soccer Loses Close Matches

(Liesel Goldfarb/Media) Evan Schenck-Chang takes first goal kick. Leo Kass strides towards goal. Gabe Eribo dribbles past opponent. Saagar Arya punts in the second half. Troy Todd scores a goal. (Liesel Goldfarb/Media) Academy’s boys soccer lost a hard-fought match against St. Francis Desales High School on September 29 on Hondros Field. DeSales edged out a goal in the first

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Boys Soccer

(Graphic/Andrew Barren) Academy boys soccer decisively beat Beechcroft on Hondros Field on September 18 in the first half with David Wunsch and Omar Drissi  both netting goals. At the beginning of the second half, the team quickly gained momentum with Arden Preza scoring back-to-back goals. Wunsch, Preza, and Drissi each scored another goal to close the

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David Narayan, who has attended Academy since fifth grade, told me about his hobby of building guitars. He built his first guitar in eighth grade to get a better understanding of this instrument. Since then, he has built about one guitar every summer.   Q: How did you learn how to build guitars? David: I

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Katie Wu, who has attended Academy since seventh grade, told me about her pursuits in different styles of dance, starting at three-year’s old. She has performed in local productions. Katie does Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance. Q: How did you begin dancing?  Katie: My mom placed me in a creative ballet class at Dublin Dance

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Laine’s Column: “Buddy Up Tennis”

Senior Service Board President and varsity tennis co-captain, Lauren Motta, spoke with me about Buddy Up Tennis, a national organization that welcomes volunteers to coach tennis and fitness drills to Down Syndrome children and adults. Lauren says that tennis works to not only improve physical activity but also teaches life skills for greater independence. She first

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Boys Soccer Defeated in Overtime in Regional Semi-Final

xx (Josh Tu’21/Staff) The CA boys soccer team left the Hondros pitch on Wednesday, November 4, disheartened after surrendering a set-piece header at the 10-mark of the first overtime against Botkins. The Vikings dominated all aspects of the game, with multiple shots careening off the opponents’ goal posts, and it seemed certain CA could sneak

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CA Boys Soccer Captures District Title

((Josh Tu’21) Our boys soccer team defeated the Fairbanks Panthers 3-1 on Saturday, October 31 at Hondros Field, earning the Vikings’ 10th district title under Coach Leach. This victory capped off an impressive week for the team, having previously defeated Madison Christian and Liberty Union. The Vikings handily defeated Madison Christian on Monday, October 26

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Boys Soccer Closes out the Regular Season

Senior Jared Kass. ((Josh Tu’21) Our boys opened up the week with a 4-5 loss to powerhouse Bloom-Carroll on Monday, October 12, at Hondros Field. The game was hard-fought, with both teams having continuous chances on the other’s goals. Charlie Tuckerman’23 had a standout game, knocking in two goals and two assists, one to Leo

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Defense Plays Key Role in Boys Soccer Win

(Josh Tu’21) Our boys opened up the week with a tough home matchup against powerhouse Worthington Christian on Wednesday, October 7. Despite a stellar defensive effort, the Vikes were unable to hold off the Warriors, and conceded the game 3-1.  Looking to rebound, CA next faced off against Bishop Watterson at home on Saturday, October

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Boys Soccer Notches Two More Victories, Nets One Loss

Senior Jared Kass. (Josh Tu’21) Fresh off a critical win against Whitehall and looking to add another, our boys soccer team faced Bishop Hartley on Saturday, September 26. Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first half, with goalie Luke Budzik’21 saving multiple shots. Academy controlled the pace of the game throughout the first half,