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Pioneers Boys Tennis Take Second at State

After advancing to the championship contest with matching 5-0 wins (Maharishi defeated Denison-Schlesweg and Decorah defeated LeMars), Decorah and Maharishi School squared off at Waveland Park in Des Moines on Tuesday. "We knew it was coming...Decorah knew it was coming," said Pioneer coach, Steve Briggs. "After seeing Decorah at last year's finals (Decorah finished 3rd in... Read More »

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Individual State Boys’ Tennis Results

Under cloudy skies at Byrnes Park in Waterloo, the Pioneers' defending state singles champ, Sam Stickels, lost in the final to Sam Jones of Clear Lake by a score of 6-3, 6-4. "Sticks needed to be firing on all cylinders in the final, but he struggled a bit with his forehand today," said PIoneer coach, Steve... Read More »

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Pioneers Have Strong Showing in Waterloo

By Jarrod Peterson, Fairfield Ledger sports editor WATERLOO – A few boys from the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ tennis team were in action in at the individual state tennis meet in Waterloo on Saturday. Defending state champion Sam Stickels made it back to the state final and looked to repeat. However, he... Read More »

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Ross Emmanuel Wins Silver at State Track Meet

Maharishi School junior Ross Emmanuel won a silver medal for his 2nd place finish in the 800 meter run at the May 23 Iowa State Track Meet in Des Moines. This is the first state track medal won by a Maharishi School student since 2006. Ross ran track last year when a student in South Africa.... Read More »

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Pioneers Advance to State Tennis Finals for 11 Consecutive Year

"At this stage of the season, if you lose you go home," explained Pioneer coach Steve Briggs. "Our guys aren't ready to put their rackets on the shelf. We have our sights set on something bigger," he said after the boys team racked up wins at the sub-state tournament last Saturday, May 23. The Pioneers rolled... Read More »

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Senior Dia Huggins Grabs #1 at Regional Tennis Tournament

Maharishi School senior Dia Huggins will be advancing to the state tournament after claiming the Regional Singles title on Thursday, May 21, at the Punj Courts in Fairfield. Among the teams in competition for Region 7 were Fairfield High School, Notre Dame West Burlington, Mount Pleasant, Keokuk, Holy Trinity, Davis County, and Fort Madison. Huggins defeated... Read More »

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Pioneer Boys Win 11th Consecutive District Tennis Title

Friday, May 15, began foggy and damp, but as the clouds cleared the Pioneer boys strung together a series of hard-fought matches to capture their 11th straight district title. As the medals were being handed out at the Punj Courts under threatening skies, the rains came, the players scrambled to their buses, and the Pioneers tasted... Read More »

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Maharishi Boys’ Track Success at Pekin April 10

--selections from a Fairfield Ledger article by sports editor Jarrod Peterson Maharishi School's track team was at Pekin High School on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers’ Ross Emmanuel could not be caught in the 400-meter dash. He won the event with a time of 51.68. Maharishi School’s Jordan Town finished in sixth place with a time of... Read More »

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Pioneers Earn Split in Des Moines over the Weekend

--article by Jarrod Peterson, Ledger sports editor; photo by Rig Gelfand, MSAE athletic director DES MOINES – While four of the five area schools were off this weekend, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment was not. Instead, the Pioneers were busy trying to earn a few victories on the tennis court. It was the season opener... Read More »

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Two Maharishi School Long Distance Runners Dominate at Pekin

--portions and photo from a Fairfield Ledger article by Jarrod Peterson, sports editor A boys’ track and field meet at Packwood, Monday, March 30, involved four local schools. Pekin, Van Buren, Cardinal and Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment competed at Pekin High School. Ross Emmanuel and Jordan Town were the two standouts for Maharishi... Read More »

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