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First time state qualifier misses the mark after tough season

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 17
Filed under Carousel, Winter 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...

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
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
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
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
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
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...

Home dual meet ends with tie

Home dual meet ends with tie

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
December 13
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

After competing in the Hinsdale South tournament, the wrestling team took on Bartlett where both teams tied with a score of 36 Friday. “We have a couple of guys that we were hoping could have done better and we could have come up on top. It was a good competitive meet and it was good to see our k...

Strong start to the season brings another victory

Strong start to the season brings another victory

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
December 6
Filed under Boys Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Winter Sports

After winning the West Chicago Thanksgiving Tournament, the boys basketball team brought another victory by winning 51-37 against Streamwood  Saturday. “It was one of those games where it was a win we were hoping to get. It was a game that wasn’t the prettiest of the games in the world and t...

Victory gives players a 3 game winning streak

Victory gives players a 3 game winning streak

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
December 1
Filed under Carousel, Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

What started out as a rough season is now turning around for the girls basketball as the team faced Elgin High School and won 54-22  Tuesday. “We got a win which was good. A couple of players got their first steal and assist. We now have a three game win streak,” head coach Kimberly Wallner sa...

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...

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 ...

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
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...

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