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Seniors athletes sign intent to run in college

Seniors athletes sign intent to run in college

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Girls Cross Country, News, Sports, Spring Sports

Cross country seniors committed to their respective schools and signed their letter of intent Wednesday.   Seniors Ariadna Coss and Esmeralda Navarro signed their commitment as family, coaches, and teammates watched. Coss signed to run at Aurora University. “I feel nervous, and I'm scared too, ...

Soccer players sign the next four years of their lives

Soccer players sign the next four years of their lives

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Carousel, Girls Soccer, Sports

Soccer players committed to their respective schools and signed their letter of intent Wednesday. Seniors Sean Sweeney, Emma Gaggioli and Edgar Pani signed their commitment in the athletic office while coaches, parents, and teammates watched. “I signed to play at North Central College and I can’t...

Team brings win in the final match

Team brings win in the final match

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Boys Volleyball, Carousel, Sports, Spring Sports

Although the boys volleyball team won 2-1 against Geneva March 28, they were not satisfied with their play. “It was a little bit frustrating, I felt like we did not come out ready to play, especially in the second set. We won but it felt a little different because we did not communicate well eno...

Conference game ends in a tie

Conference game ends in a tie

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Girls Soccer, Sports, Spring Sports

After a week of games, the girls soccer team is recuperating and competed against Elgin with a score of 1-1 Saturday. “This is our seventh game in eight days so we have been playing every day. The game ended in a tie. So, the team is mentally tired right now,” head coach Cesar Gomez said. I...

Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/ Photographer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Carousel, Features, Sports

Three-year varsity starter, Tai Bibbs, is Player of the Year in the Upstate Eight Valley Conference and was selected as an All-Conference team member. Coaches from Upstate Eight select who they felt the best players were during the season and vote on Player of The Year and create an All-Conference...

First time state qualifier misses the mark after tough season

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 17, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Wrestling

Senior Trey Lally had qualified for state for his first time at the University of Illinois where he struggled. At state, Lally won his first match and then he lost his last two matches on Feb. 16. “When he found out he made it to state at sectionals, he had a big smile on his face. He gave the coa...

Dan Horyn Scholarship limited to boys

Dan Horyn Scholarship limited to boys

By Emily Wissemes and Hector Cervantes
March 16, 2017
Filed under Boys Track, Carousel, Girls Track, Sports, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

The Dan Horyn Foundation will award its scholarship to only one boy from West Chicago and one from Niles North, a change from previous years.    "This year we are keeping it to just males since he was a boys coach," sister Nicole Nelson said. "I would love to give it to anyone, but we have had the m...

Wrestler wins first in regionals, aims to qualify for state

Wrestler wins first in regionals, aims to qualify for state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

After placing first in regionals on Saturday, senior Trey Lally is moving onto sectionals and is expected to be a state qualifier in wrestling. “I performed well and made sure to wrestle smart while competing. I took first place and will be focusing on placing in the top four at sectionals to advan...

Team rebuilds confidence after loss

Team rebuilds confidence after loss

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

After a tough loss against East Aurora Tuesday, the girls basketball team improved how they played when they faced Bartlett Thursday, despite a loss. For the first quarter, Bartlett was up 14-12. In the second quarter, both teams were tied 24. The game ended with Bartlett winning  47-34. “The ...

Strong determination helps swimmers pull off victory

Strong determination helps swimmers pull off victory

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under Boys Swimming, Carousel, Sports, Winter Sports

Even though the WeGo-Batavia boys swim team lost a few key players, the team won various meets and beat South Elgin Thursday. The score for the varsity meet was 85-64. “The meet went well. Both levels ended up winning. It was a good meet overall with lots of strong performances. It was our f...

Players work together to overcome a close game

Players work together to overcome a close game

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under Boys Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Winter Sports

In a close game, the boys basketball team was able to knock out a win against Glenbard East Friday. The team won, 66-61. “Overall we had good points and bad points. Luckily, our good points outweighed our bad points,” head coach Bill Recchia said. At half time West Chicago was at 26 whi...

Players come up short for a win in the last quarter

Players come up short for a win in the last quarter

By Hector Cervantes, Co-Editor in Chief/Sports Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

As the girls basketball season progresses, the team went up against West Aurora and played a close game on Thursday, losing 44-37. “We had about three or four layups in the first half.  I wish we could have had an 8 or 10 point lead instead of a few points in the first half. But I thought we did a...

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