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Athletes earn award fall season

By Swera Sharma, Contributing Writer
December 22
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Sports

Four athletes earned the 2016 Season Athlete award for fall. Junior Laura Katarzynski has been on the varsity volleyball team all three years of high school and is inspired by her parents and sisters “because they always taught (her) to never give up, and keeping doing what you love.” “I w... Read more »

State qualifiers miss their goals to make final 12

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 28
Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Swimming, Sports

Four swimmers from the Wego-Batavia swim team competed at state on Nov. 18 at Evanston Township High School. Senior Natalie Nelson and junior Ula Konopko qualified for state. From Batavia, freshman Kelly Sego and Annabelle Kinerk qualified. Nelson competed in the 100 free with a time of 52.51 sec... Read more »

Swimmers aim for top 12 at state

Swimmers aim for top 12 at state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 17
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Girls Swimming, Sports

After winning 10th place in sectionals the Wego-Batavia swim team is competing for state on Friday. Senior Natalie Nelson and junior Ula Konopko qualified for state. Both swimmers are three-time state qualifiers. From Batavia, freshman Kelly Sego and Annabelle Kinerk qualified. “I did pretty... Read more »

Senior athletes sign Letters of Intent to play sports in college

Senior athletes sign Letters of Intent to play sports in college

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 14
Filed under Boys Basketball, Carousel, Fall Sports, Girls Swimming, Sports, Winter Sports

Three senior athletes committed to play their respective sports in college by signing a National Letter of Intent as parents, coaches and family members watched the athletes  Wednesday. Senior Madison Kassaros signed with Eastern Illinois University to play volleyball. Senior Tai Bibbs signed to pla... Read more »

Season closes with sectional qualifers

Season closes with sectional qualifers

By Catherine Miller, Contributing Writer
November 9
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Girls Cross Country, Sports

Sectionals on Oct. 29 in West Aurora marked the end of the girls cross country season. “We had a great year. (We had) the second largest team in school history and the most freshman ever,” coach Bob Maxson said. “(There was) great team bonding.” A highlight of the season was the sectional ... Read more »

Loss inspires runner to continue to work hard

Loss inspires runner to continue to work hard

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 7
Filed under Boys Cross Country, Carousel, Fall Sports, Sports

It all comes down to a fraction of a second. Unfortunately, that fraction of a second cost senior Daniel McComb a spot in state. McComb ran a 15.57.21 race, but missed the spot by only 0.8 of a second.   “It felt really amazing, actually, because I’ve wanted this since my freshman year... Read more »

Team faces setbacks that affect their record

Team faces setbacks that affect their record

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
October 26
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Football, Sports

After losing 43-14 against Crystal Lake South on Friday, the football team ended the year with a frustrating record. “We started out very well. We were neck and neck going into the second half and then we made some critical errors that put us behind. We weren’t able to catch up as the game w... Read more »

Team advances to championship

Team advances to championship

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
October 21
Filed under Boys Soccer, Carousel, Fall Sports, Sports

After qualifying for regionals, the boys soccer team won 2-1 against Glenbard East on Tuesday. “It was both mentally and physically challenging because we knew from the beginning it was going to be a tough game,” senior Oscar Romero said. The goals were scored by junior Arturo Marquez and sen... Read more »

After tough loss, team continues positively

After tough loss, team continues positively

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
October 20
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Girls Golf, Slideshows, Sports

Although the girls golf season ended with a loss, the team continues to be motivated and optimistic. The team went to regionals at Glendale Lakes on Oct. 5. “It was a good way to end the season. I think we did pretty well. None of us had a personal best, but we placed in the 400’s. We beat... Read more »

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
October 13
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Features, Girls Volleyball, Sports

When head volleyball coach Kris Hasty saw gym teachers sporting Hasty Night t-shirts, she knew something was up on Tuesday. The girl's volleyball team dedicated Tuesday night’s game to Hasty to honor her final year as a coach as she is retiring. Hasty has been coaching the boys and girls varsity... Read more »

Athletes commit to their respective schools to play sports

Athletes commit to their respective schools to play sports

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
October 5
Filed under Boys Basketball, Carousel, Fall Sports, Features, Girls Volleyball, Sports, Winter Sports

Playing sports in college can be challenging, but several student athletes who have committed to their sport from their respective schools are looking forward to the experience. Seniors Madison Kassaros, Tai Bibbs, and juniors Laura Katarzynski and Angelina Gromos all committed to play sports in ... Read more »

Injuries leaves team struggling while remaining with positive attitude

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
September 29
Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, Sports

Injuries proved to be a setback for the girls tennis team as they faced South Elgin on Tuesday and lost 7-0. “We didn’t do as well as I thought we would do, but that's okay because they are still learning some strategies. I like to focus on how they are playing and as long as they improve in e... Read more »

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