The Shakerite

Shaker Hockey’s Biggest Fan Looks Back on Bartley

Walter Slovikovski, Guest Writer

July 21, 2013

I have followed Shaker hockey since the early 1990s. With some really great teams, some average teams and some teams that struggled, the one constant was Head Coach Mike Bartley. I have known Coach to be a very gentle and soft-spoken...

Anything for the Extra Dollar

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

May 9, 2013

The NCAA has lost control. No longer is collegiate athletics about athletes. It’s about making the extra dollar on the path to victory. It’s been about that for a long while now. Recent stories – Penn State, Rutgers,...

Vavruska Breaks 25-year-old Record

Abby Brindza, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2013

When thinking of swimmers and their share of serious injuries, concussions don’t leap to mind. But when senior Lauren Vavruska’s head met a counter top in early January, 2012, a concussion that kept her out of the pool...

Determined to Improve, Athletes’ Seasons Never End

Amani Hill, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2013

Coaches and athletes are so determined to improve their play that the Ohio High School Athletic Association forbids them to practice for a month after every season. Talking to some Shaker athletes quickly reveals why that rule...

Profiting From the Fact That People Have to Sleep

Alex Smith, Raider Zone Editor

May 9, 2013

Schools continue to negotiate shrinking budgets, and athletic programs continue to become targets for cuts, but Shaker’s baseball program isn’t taking that fact lying down. For many high school athletic programs, the biggest...

The Possible Public Private Splits’ effect on Field Hockey

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

April 8, 2013

Some sports have so few teams that such a switch could eliminate the playoffs. The OHSAA may eliminate some sports from state competition, Plain Dealer Reporter Tim Warsinskey said, as it wouldn’t be cost effective to have a...

OHSAA Voting to Split Public, Private

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

April 8, 2013

Shaker’s days of playing St. Ignatius, Hathaway Brown and other private schools in state tournaments may be over. In May, Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools will vote on a referendum to create a split between...

Men’s Basketball Reaches Regional Final

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

April 8, 2013

The men’s basketball team finished the season 21-7, losing to Mentor in the regional final March 16 at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. The Raiders won the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division, going 8-2...

Varsity Hockey Celebrates State Championship Win With Harlem Shake Videos

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

March 11, 2013

To celebrate their state championship victory, the varsity hockey team made two Harlem Shake videos and posted them on YouTube. Watch the videos below. The...

State Champs! Hockey Team Dominates En Route to Fourth Title

Ari Ross and Andrew Murphy, Raider Zone Editor and Multimedia Editor

March 9, 2013

The hockey team beat reigning state champion Sylvania Northview 3-1 to win the OHSAA hockey state championship March 9 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Seniors Connor Siwik, John Longman and Jonathan Greenberg scored goals...

Shaker Hockey Advances to State Championship Game

Andrew Murphy, Multimedia Editor

March 8, 2013

With a 4-2 victory over Rocky River, the hockey team advanced to the state championship game. With goals by seniors Jacob Shick, John Longman and Connor Siwik, and a goal by junior Ryan LaMonica, the Raiders ended the Pirates'...

Winter Sports Update

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

February 19, 2013

The Shaker Men’s Basketball team is currently 13-6 and ranked sixth in the Plain Dealer High School Poll. Shaker is the third seed in the Solon district of the Basketball State Tournament. The Shaker Hockey team lost 4-1...

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