Closing the Cornbelt

Janelle McDowell, Reporter

February 23

Filed under Sports

After defeating rival teams like Central Catholic and Olympia, U-High was headed for the conference champion title. The team lost to both teams the first time they played. They later redeemed themselves with a 76-63 win against...

Passing down a legacy

Laura Dulee, Reporter

April 8

Filed under Sports

Following an extensive search for a new head volleyball coach, Athletic Director Wendy Smith found the fit she was looking for, 2009 ISU alum Mike Bolhuis. Proceeding the 2015 U-High volleyball season, head coach Karen Valouc...

New batting cage

Brett Drake, Reporter

February 29

Filed under Sports

With the addition of a brand new batting cage, the baseball team looks to go deep into the postseason this spring. For years the Pioneer baseball team has been saving money through donations, State Farm grants, and silent auc...

Shucking the Corn Belt

Jay Burton, Reporter

February 18

Filed under News, Sports

U-High announced that it will be departing the conference it helped create back in 1950 to join the Central State Eight. The departure of Mahomet and Eureka have already left two vacancies in the Corn Belt conference; U-High’s...

Just keep swimming

Hannah Boyd, Reporter

February 18

Filed under Sports

Despite the loss of one of their coaches less than three weeks ago, the Boys Swimming and Diving team approach Sectionals with high aspirations. “We’ve had a lot of bumps in the road this season and they keep handling it w...

Neisler hurdles to head coaching position

Hannah Boyd, Reporter

February 10

Filed under Showcase, Sports

The coaching duo composed of head coach Stu Shaver and assistant coach John Neisler developed a strong foundation for the girls track and field team over the past six years. This year roles will change, nevertheless the team’s...

Pioneers down but not out

Brett Drake, Reporter

January 21

Filed under News, Sports

After the first game of the season, the girls basketball team was without their only two seniors and undoubtedly the two leaders of the team. Chante Stonewall, a DePaul commit, tore her ACL in a summer basketball league and underw...

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