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Maharishi Pioneers Saved Their Best Tennis for the State Tournament

“We knew the singles draw had some big guns with defending state champ, Sam Jones from Clear Lake, along with his friend and practice partner, North Polk’s Nathan Greiner. Pioneer captain, Chandre Morales wasn’t able to beat Jones in their morning matchup, but he bounced back to claim 3rd place by soundly defeating 3rd seed AJ... Read More »

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Pioneers Win One Lose One In Substate Meet

“Substate makes for a long day,” a sunburned Coach Briggs explained. “We departed for Pella at 6:30 and returned at 6:30. We had grown accustomed to hosting substate here in Fairfield." The Pioneers squared off against Pella in the morning match while Grinnell faced Fort Madison. Led by #1 Chandre Morales and #2 Kai Vessey, the... Read More »

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Huge Couple of Days for Maharishi School Sports!

We have a big couple of days coming up for Maharishi School sports teams! On Thursday: Girls Tennis Regionals, 9:00, Punj and Fairfield Middle School Courts Also on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: State Track, Ross Emmanuel, 400, 800 and relay, Des Moines Saturday: Boys Tennis, Team Sub-State, Pella High School, 8:15 Boys Tennis   The Maharishi School... Read More »

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Pioneer Boys Win District Tennis Championship

The Maharishi School Pioneers won a triple crown at the district tennis meet today, click here for a video of the awards being presented! “I’ve learned that there’s an element of luck in the district meet. The pairings are drawn out of a hat, and to be honest, I was worried as I left the coaches... Read More »

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Lawrence Eyre and The Briggs Brothers - Carrying On The Tradition of Excellence at Maharishi School

The Maharishi School has an uncanny ability to find replacements for the seemingly irreplaceable coaches and teachers who move or retire.  I have seen remarkable teachers go only to be replaced by teachers who were equally remarkable.  It is quite astonishing when you think about it. But the one teacher and coach who really could not... Read More »

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Rain Shortens Ottumwa Invitational

Maharishi School, Oskaloosa, Knoxville, and Ottumwa squared off at Ottumwa Park today, but rain showers chased the teams off the courts after the morning singles competition was nearly completed. Pioneer #2 Kai Vessey dominated his flight, winning 22 out of a possible 24 games. Devan Burke was a game away from winning #5 position when the... Read More »

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Pioneers Defeat Mt Pleasant Boys in Tennis

The Maharishi School boys blanked Mt. Pleasant 9-0 at the Punj Courts today. After three consecutive matches where rain interfered, the Pioneers couldn’t have asked for better weather for the match. “Today’s match provided some answers,” said Coach Briggs. “Since the Pella Invitational, we’ve been looking to shore up our doubles play. Today Daniel and Devan... Read More »

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Pioneers Defeat Iowa City West, Extend Record to 5-0

“The boys picked a good day to play well,” said Coach Briggs. "Iowa City West brought a couple of strong varsity players, but even JV players on a team that won 3 consecutive state 2-A team titles are solid.” In a rematch from last year, Pioneer #1 Chandre Morales lost a close contest to Brad DiLeo,... Read More »

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Pioneers Outrun Greyhounds

The Maharishi School boys tennis team swept Burlington HS by a score of 9-0, keeping their perfect dual meet record in tact. “As a team, it was one of our better matches,” said Pioneer coach Steve Briggs. "We had 3 close matches and finished strong in each of them.” The most entertaining match of the afternoon... Read More »

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Maharishi School Boys Tennis Defeat Keokuk

The Maharishi School boys tennis team defeated Keokuk by a score of 6-1 on April 21. “Both teams had players under the weather, so we played 5 singles and 2 doubles,” said Coach Briggs. “All the guys played well today, but Devan and Karthik stood out. They’re improving rapidly, and that should help us in postseason.... Read More »

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