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Claire Valenti

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor

Senior Claire Valenti is a Sports Editor for Blueprint, and this is her first year on the Blueprint staff. Valenti was a freelance writer during the 2020-2021 school year and had two articles, one podcast and one documentary published to Blueprint. Both the documentary and the podcast have been awarded a Best of SNO and the podcast won an honorable mention in NISPA in the multimedia package event.

In her free time, Valenti loves watching hockey games and player interviews. After high school she wants to go to college to pursue journalism in hopes of being a hockey journalist. Valenti’s favorite team is the Chicago Blackhawks, and she’s been cheering for them as long as she can remember.

Valenti also writes poetry when she isn’t watching hockey.

All content by Claire Valenti
The varsity boys baseball team has four games left in their season.

Mustangs win over Morton

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
May 13, 2022
Whether you win or you lose, theres always going to be a game the next day, assistant varsity boys baseball coach Tim Cappelen said.

Mustangs lose to Morton

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
May 10, 2022

A head for athletics

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
May 10, 2022
We got to keep the lead once we get it; side out volleyball, junior middle hitter Mason Kolar said.

Mustangs beat Glenbard East

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
April 21, 2022
Senior outside hitter Matthew Molnar goes in from the left side to spike and kill the ball.

Mustangs defeat Warriors

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
April 20, 2022
Senior Max Fido plays pickeball with the club at LifeTime Fitness.

DGS engages in unique sports

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
February 28, 2022

How food allergies affect students

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
February 18, 2022
Sophomore Richard Gasmen dodges a Proviso East point guard to successfully score two points.

Mustangs defeated by Proviso East

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
February 16, 2022

A look into fantasy sports

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
February 14, 2022
The five starters were freshman Daniel Sveiteris, sophomore Justin Sveiteris, sophomore Will Potter, senior Nathan Waterman and sophomore Richard Gasmen.

Mustangs lose to Morton

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
February 10, 2022
The Mustangs huddle together for a time out during the fourth quarter.

Lady Mustangs fall to Addison Trail

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
December 13, 2021
Students can meet, socialize, study and eat in the commons. This is a place friends will meet during the school day.

[Photo] Two friends, two schedules

NB Bandera, Freelance Videographer
September 17, 2021
Scherquist cheers during the football game against Downers Grove North.

Scherquist tumbles into senior year

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor
September 10, 2021

It’s Too Early for This

Claire Valenti, Freelance Writer
May 12, 2021

[Video] Teens unseen: Diversity at DGS

Claire Valenti, Freelance Writer
February 9, 2021
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