The Standard: Skiing During Covid


By Justin Hardiek ‘21

The annual winter break ski trip looked a little different this year than in the past.

Normally, most ski resorts in the Midwest open around the middle of November. This year proved to be much different with most resorts opening late December to early January. This is almost a two month gap, which are costly days missed when ideal days for skiing are hard to come by.

Alpine Valley in Wisconsin was the agreed on destination, and on Dec. 29, we all arrived looking to have a good time.

Senior Brennan O’Malley said, “Alpine Ski Resort is easily the best place […]

The Standard: Skiing During Covid2021-01-14T21:33:21-06:00

The Standard: The Masters Preview


By Justin Hardiek ‘21

After a long year of Covid-19 ruining our favorite sporting events, the Masters is back. Arguably the best event in all of sports will be played this Thursday through Sunday at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia. The course is absolutely stunning and holds some of the richest traditions in all of sports. Golf isn’t a sport for everyone, but the Masters is a must-watch event.

Senior Frank Cunnea said, “I’m not the biggest golf fan, but I love watching the Masters.”

The best way to get ready for this weekend’s tournament is to understand who the top players […]

The Standard: The Masters Preview2020-11-14T14:00:57-06:00

The Standard: Quinn Clifford’s Road to State


By Justin Hardiek ‘21

After finishing 28th in the state championship his junior year, senior Quinn Clifford is out for revenge this season. 

Clifford is the star player on Brother Rice’s golf team, and has been a varsity player since the end of freshman year. Clifford is the most highly regarded player in the program, and his coaches and friends have high expectations for him.

Senior Will Stubitsch said, “Quinn is a great player who can play with the best of the best in Illinois. Put him one on one against Sean Curran (Clemson golf commit) […]

The Standard: Quinn Clifford’s Road to State2020-10-15T22:02:21-05:00
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