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Friday, March 14, 2014

Irish Eyes

Players of the Month Katelyn Burgess

Samah Hammad

Senior Nestor Peralta slides to score the first goal in the semifinal game against Acadiana on Feb. 22. The Irish won 4-2.

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King earns respect throughout playoff run

Joseph Kuchler Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher / Infielder Grade: Senior Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Class: Math Favorite Musical Artist: Justin Timberlake “He is a model student athlete.” - Coach Robert Ledoux

Nicole Howard Sport: Track Position: Shot Put Grade: Sophomore Favorite Athlete: Misty May-Treanor Favorite Food: Tacos Favorite Class: Geometry Favorite Musical Artist: Jake Miller “She is energetic and a team player.” - Coach Roberto Furtado

sent the boys into the quarter finals, where they played heavily favored, Brother With two minutes left on the clock, Martin. Beating Brother Martin was a huge feat for the soccer team, they were Jesuit scored the winning goal. “I liked the Jesuit game, it was ranked number one regionally and third competitive. That was my favorite game nationally. After two intense forty minute even though we lost,” Vega said. The halves, two fifteen periods of extra time team went on to beat West Jefferson and and two more five minute periods of sudden death the game remained at 0-0. became district champions. In the first round of playoffs, King King then went into penalty kicks. Grace King beat the Crusaders 4-3 beat Bonnabel 4-1 with goals scored by sophomore left midfielder Hereberto in the shootout as senior goalie Jeremy Brown made two essential saves that Hernandez, Peralta and Abdelaziz. The next playoff game was against lead to the victory that sent them into the Mandeville. In the second half Peralta semi-finals making school history. The soccer team then beat Acadiana in made the only goal of the game with a the semi-finals, 4-2, with goals made by penalty kick in the bottom left. This win Abdelaziz, Peralta and sophomore right wing Andres Calderon. This resulted in the team advancing to the state championship, playing against St. Paul’s. Despite the loss at the championship, 3-0, the boys’ soccer team left an unprecedented mark. “We achieved the ultimate challenge which was going through a tough schedule and a tough playoff round,” Samah Hammad said Head coach Raul Fans show support for the soccer team after the State Hernandez. “I am very Championship game at Tad Gormley Stadium on Feb. 28. proud of the team.” continued from front page

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