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Winter sports starting up, badminton open gyms

No progress on flag football, but winter sports and open gyms make an appearance this November.
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Interim PE Division Head Conor Zaputil, and Interim Assistant Athletic Director Brittany Abdishi, take in a fall pep assembly.

Brittany Abdishi, Assistant Athletic Director, has found adjusting to her new position much easier and more enjoyable than expected, but reports there has been a learning curve to find the equal balance between both of her jobs.

“I think for me it was time management between still teaching and giving my best to my students and being able to handle my assistant athletic director duties,” Abdishi said.

No further discussion of girls’ flag football has occurred since last month, according to Abdishi, but she stated she will be looking further into the possibility of the sport now that the fall sports season has come to a close.

That said, Abdishi will find plenty else to do, beginning with winter sports such as wrestling, basketball, and boys’ swim, all of which will be picking up traction.

Boys’ basketball is currently struggling to find its footing, with five straight losses in a row.

Girls’ basketball has been doing well so far: JV is 2-0 and Varsity is 5-1. Varsity went undefeated and took home a first place finish – for the second year in a row – at the IMSA tournament earlier in November. During the tournament, they averaged a 20-point difference.

On November 28, there was a badminton open gym from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., paired with conditioning that went from 4:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Although badminton is a spring sport, these open gyms, held in the winter, help with preparation for the spring season: attendance is taken into consideration when and if trying out for the team.

Additional open gyms will be held December 5, 12, and 19. The schedule will follow the same structure every week, being held on Tuesdays after school for those who are looking to hit a birdie and get fit.

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Emily Ziajor is a WEGO senior in her second year of journalism. She attended the National High School Journalism Convention last November, and thoroughly loved the experience. She is a Polish-American (she finished her final year of Polish School in the spring of 2023) with a creative soul and high aspirations. When it comes to writing, she has a sharp imagination, and one of her true passions is photography. Emily is a multi-year member of the AV Club at West Chicago Community High School.
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Sebastian Alarcon is a senior at WCCHS and a first-year journalism student. Formerly, he was a dedicated soccer player for 14 years. Sebastian is a very sociable, friendly, and charismatic individual who loves connecting with others. Currently, Sebastian works at Sonny Acres and is also in the process of deciding which college to attend out of state. When he is not studying or working, he plays tennis and does some boxing on the side. In his free time, Sebastian likes to listen to music for example rap, and Spanish rock, and also watch movies.
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