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Tennis Coach Lawrence Eyre Featured on TM.Org

AN INTERVIEW WITH LAWRENCE EYRE, "NATIONAL TENNIS COACH OF THE YEAR" Eleven-year-old Lawrence Eyre loved tennis from the first moment he set foot on court. He learned to play in the public parks of Moline, Illinois, and in high school he became the Quad-Cities singles and doubles champion. At Yale University he varsity lettered his freshman... Read More »

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Fall sports:  Maharishi School looking for more improvements

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | Aug 25, 2011 The Maharishi School volleyball team is hoping last year’s growing pains will at least be something to fall back on in 2011. The Pioneers had almost an entirely new lineup last fall, but made strides from opening night to their final regional game. Now, Essa Johnson... Read More »

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Maharishi School is Class 1A runner-up for third straight year

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | Jun 01, 2011  Maharishi School poses with the Class 1A runner-up trophy and banner for the third-straight year after Tuesday’s state tournament in Johnston. Pictured are, from left to right, front row: Derek Thatcher, Brenton Schwartz; back row: head coach Lawrence Eyre, Thomas Weiss, Sam Arsanjani, Raphael Gelfand, Nicolas... Read More »

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Weiss, Thatcher Take Third at Tennis State Tournament

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor  Maharishi School's Thomas Weiss (left) and Derek Thatcher have piled up a 44-6 career record in doubles play and finished third for the second year in a row at the Class 1A state individual tournament Saturday. WATERLOO — Maharishi School’s Thomas Weiss and Derek Thatcher finished third in Class 1A... Read More »

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14th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament June 5

Maharishi School’s 14th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Cedar Creek Golf Course in Ottumwa, Iowa on Sunday, June 5, 2011. This annual tournament raises money for Maharishi School in Fairfield. The entry fee is $100, and covers a cart, green fee, lunch and prizes. The prizes include $10,000 for a hole... Read More »

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Essa Johnson 9th Place Long Jump at State Track Meet

Ninth place long jump Reposted from the Fairfield Ledger-May 20, 2011  (Photo by: CARSON TIGGES) Maharishi School’s Essa Johnson improved on each attempt and had a best mark of 16-feet, 5.25-inches in the Class 1A long jump competition Thursday. Johnson came up one spot shy of qualifying for the finals and settled for ninth place.

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Pioneers rule district tournament; qualify singles, doubles

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 13, 2011 (Photo by: Carson Tigges) MSAE’s Raphael Gelfand was unseeded entering the district tournament but played his way to runner-up to qualify for the state singles tournament. Unseeded Raphael Gelfand began his day with an upset of second-seeded Andrew Schulte of Keokuk and it was just the... Read More »

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Maharishi School runs well again

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 06, 2011 ELDON — Maharishi School’s Essa Johnson continued her big season for the Pioneers and won the long jump event for the third-straight meet with a mark of 15-feet, 1-inch. Johnson’s season best of 16-feet, 1.5-inches is an MSAE school record. The Pioneer boys were led by... Read More »

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Maharishi School Boys Blank Fort Madison On the Road

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 04, 2011 FORT MADISON — Less than 24 hours removed from Monday’s marathon match against Ottumwa, Maharishi School was back at it on the road against Fort Madison. The Pioneers improved their dual record to 6-1 on the year with a 9-0 pounding of the Bloodhounds. Maharishi School... Read More »

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Maharishi School Powers Past Fairfield Girls Tennis

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 04, 2011 Fairfield’s No. 1 Ena Alcan was absent Tuesday, and Maharishi School took advantage with close wins up and down the lineup to post a 7-2 victory. Haylee Gilpin stepped in to play No. 1 singles for the Trojans, but couldn’t keep up with Minna Mohammadi, who... Read More »

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