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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Maharishi School Fourth Best in Class 1A

from the Fairfield Ledger -- Urbandale — The Maharishi School boys’ tennis team tied a state record with its eighth consecutive trip to the final four and departed Urbandale with its first-ever fourth-place finish Tuesday. The Pioneers dropped a tightly contested 5-4 semifinal dual to Davenport Assumption before losing the third-place consolation to Boone, also 5-4.... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Make Noise at Individual State

by Michael Leach, Fairfield Ledger ----Waterloo— Maharishi School senior Thomas Weiss had a new teammate but came through with a familiar result at the individual state tennis tournament in Waterloo Friday-Saturday. Weiss, a four-time state qualifier, claimed his third medal in four tries with a fourth-place finish in Class 1A doubles along with freshman partner Sam... Read More »

Pioneer Girls Advance to Elite Eight

FORT MADISON — The Pioneer girls’ tennis team hasn’t lost a dual all season long and wasn’t about to lose its first Saturday. The Pioneers, playing in Fort Madison for a chance to move on to the first round of state team tennis, rolled past Holy Trinity in their regional final by a final score of... Read More »

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 »

2009 Girls Tennis Team has Impressive Season

Coach Laurie Eyre's 2009 tennis team had an impressive season. After losing three of their top five players from 2008 the Pioneers won the Burlington Tournament for the first time in 17 tries, defeating heavily favored Burlington and heavyweight, Muscatine. And for the 9th consecutive year the girls advanced to the Regional Team Finals/ State "Elite... Read More »


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