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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...

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...

Senior athletes sign intent to play college sports

Senior athletes sign intent to play college sports

By Emily Wissemes, Reporter
May 23, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News, Sports, Spring Sports

Two senior athletes signed with colleges on Thursday to play their respective sports as parents, coaches, and family members watched in support. Alexa Vega will attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and play center mid for the girls soccer team. “I just want to thank my whole fa...

Team still able to win some despite being short-handed

Team still able to win some despite being short-handed

By Stephanie Bowie, Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Boys Tennis, Carousel, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys varsity tennis team finished fourth in their match competing in the UEC Singles/ Doubles championships on May 13. “My expectations were high, we haven’t had a day off,” first doubles athlete senior Kyle Gravit said. The boys have been having a rocky season so far. They lost thei...

Season end comes with positives in running and jumping events

Season end comes with positives in running and jumping events

By Catherine Miller, Lifestyles Editor
May 14, 2016
Filed under Girls Track, Sports, Spring Sports

Although the track season is coming to a close, the team is still seeing success with two girls earning All-Conference for the Valley Division of the Upstate 8 Conference. At the conference meet on May 5, sophomore Maddie Brotnow placed third in the 800 m, and senior Emma Fox placed fourth in triple...

Four athletes headed to state in badminton

Four athletes headed to state in badminton

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Badminton, Sports, Spring Sports

As the girls badminton season wraps up, four girls qualified to the state competition at Eastern Illinois University on Friday and Saturday. Seniors Raynne Belingon, Ashley Manzano, Lindsay Bruce, and sophomore Clarissa Vargas made it to state . “I feel amazing that we made it to state, but there is still t...

Senior athletes sign intent for a future in sports

Senior athletes sign intent for a future in sports

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief
May 11, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Carousel, Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, News, Sports, Spring Sports

Two senior athletes signed themselves up for a future in their respective sports as their parents and coaches stood behind them in support. Ronni Katarzynski will be attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and will be a libero for the girls volleyball team. “I have never bee...

Male gymnast competes for school, only one to do so

By Brenna Barrett, Reporter
May 9, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, Sports, Spring Sports

One student really sets the bar high when it comes to gymnastics. Junior Jacob Kurian is the only gymnast on the school team. He has been doing gymnastics competitively for  eight years and has had a passion for gymnastics ever since he was little. His sister inspired him to get into gymnastics. ...

Coach inducted into hall of fame for past team achievement

Coach inducted into hall of fame for past team achievement

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief
April 30, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Girls Basketball, News, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

For a team accomplishment over 30 years ago, head girls basketball coach Kim Wallner is being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. While playing at North Central College in 1983, Wallner’s team won the division three NCAA national championship. She, along with the...

Win gives team confidence going into home tournament

Win gives team confidence going into home tournament

By Catherine Miller, Lifestyles Miller
April 23, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Girls Soccer, Sports, Spring Sports

A big victory over Hoffman Estates on Thursday helped to remind the girls soccer team of their abilities. The girls defeated the Hoffman Estates team  4-1. “Their performance was great. I really liked the way they played,” head coach Cesar Gomez said. “They know that we can play like this. ...

10th annual tournament adds excitement to season

10th annual tournament adds excitement to season

By Catherine Miller, Lifestyles Editor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

Hard practice is key for the lacrosse team as they prepare for the 10th annual Sticks and Stones tournament  Saturday and Sunday. Every year West Chicago hosts Sticks and Stones, a large tournament that is very popular in the lacrosse community. This year marks the tenth year of the tournament. ...

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