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Media Coverage of the Historic Triple Crown Victory

Yesterday Maharishi School state tennis champs were paraded around the town and then celebrated at Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium with Lawrence Eyre, patriarch of the School's tennis program, Rig Gelfand, athletic director, Coach Steve Briggs, and Assistant Coach Luke Hillis. The team made Iowa history by representing the only school to win the "Triple Crown" for... Read More »

Historic Triple Crown Victory

Yesterday the Maharishi School boys tennis team made Iowa history in many ways. By winning the Class 1A State Team Championship, they completed the coveted “Triple Crown,” having won the State Singles and State Doubles Championships last Saturday. Pictured: kneeling L-R: Sam Stickels, Chandre Morales; standing: Coach Steve Briggs, Assistant Coach and alumnus Luke Hillis, Solaris... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Take Third to Conclude Good Run

DES MOINES — On the heels of Sam Stickels’ third-place finish at the state singles tournament over the weekend, the Pioneer sophomore’s team earned an identical placing in the Class 1A final four Tuesday on the Waveland Tennis Courts in Des Moines. In their state-record ninth consecutive trip to the state team tournament, the Pioneers finished... Read More »

Pioneers’ Stickels Finishes Third in State Singles

WATERLOO — Maharishi School sophomore Sam Stickels added another state medal to his growing pile Saturday, finishing third in singles play at the individual state tennis tournament at Byrne’s Park Tennis Center in Waterloo. Stickels, who claimed fourth place at the Class 1A doubles competition last year alongside partner Thomas Weiss, pulled off two upsets in... Read More »

Pioneers Returning to Final Four

From the Fairfield Ledger -- For the first time without Lawrence Eyre as head coach, the Pioneer boys’ tennis team earned a trip to the Class 1A state team tournament with a pair of victories over Grinnell and Pella Saturday at the M.U.M. tennis courts in Fairfield. The Maharishi School boys handled Grinnell 5-0 in the... Read More »

Pioneers’ Stickels Wins District Title Friday

From the Fairfield Ledger, May 13 -- Maharishi School isn’t used to playing from behind in boys’ tennis, but the host Pioneers did just that to capture a district title on the M.U.M. courts Friday in Fairfield. Needing a win from their No. 1 doubles team to overtake Keokuk, Pioneer senior Raphael Gelfand and freshman Chandre... Read More »

New Coach, Same Lofty Expectations for Pioneer Boys

By MICHAEL LEACH, Ledger sports editor | Apr 18, 2013-- For 25 years under head coach Lawrence Eyre, success and Maharishi School tennis went hand in hand. With Eyre’s sudden retirement last spring, it ended one of the most successful head coaching stints in Iowa prep history. Yet it also opened up an opportunity for a... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Blast Fairfield

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 16 Sam Stickels eked out a two-set victory over rival Alexander Punj of Fairfield, and the Pioneer boys cruised to victories in the other five singles matches Monday to take an 8-1 meet win over their rivals at the M.U.M. recreation center. The match between Stickels and Punj at No. 1... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Topple City High

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 12-- It was a different Iowa City team but the results were the same for the Pioneer boys’ tennis team, which downed City High 6-3 Thursday on the M.U.M. tennis courts. Much like Tuesday when they earned a 6-3 victory over Iowa City West, the Pioneers won using a balanced singles... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Bounce Iowa City West

From the Fairfield Ledger, Apr. 10-- In a classic “David vs. Goliath” matchup Tuesday, the Maharishi School boys’ tennis team pulled out a 6-3 win against defending Class 2A state champion Iowa City West on the Punj Tennis Center courts in Fairfield. Maharishi School, the smallest school in the state to have a tennis program, outlasted... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Take Third at Saturday Tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS — Maharishi School scored one for the little guy with a third-place finish at the 2013 Warrior Invitational tennis tournament Saturday in Cedar Rapids. The Pioneers earned 143 points in the tournament to finish behind defending Class 2A state champion Iowa City West (184) and perennial power Cedar Rapids Washington (151). Other schools in... Read More »

Pioneer Boys’ Tennis Blanks Notre Dame

From the Fairfield Ledger, Apr. 3-- It was business as usual for the Maharishi School boys’ tennis team Tuesday as it kicked off the 2013 season with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Burlington Notre Dame at the M.U.M. indoor courts. “Maharishi School got their season off to a strong start,” said new head coach Steve Briggs,... Read More »


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