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Loss inspires runner to continue to work hard

Loss inspires runner to continue to work hard

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

November 7, 2016

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...

Team faces setbacks that affect their record

Team faces setbacks that affect their record

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 26, 2016

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...

Team advances to championship

Team advances to championship

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2016

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...

After tough loss, team continues positively

After tough loss, team continues positively

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

October 20, 2016

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...

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 13, 2016

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...

Athletes commit to their respective schools to play sports

Athletes commit to their respective schools to play sports

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 5, 2016

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 ...

Injuries leaves team struggling while remaining with positive attitude

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

September 29, 2016

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...

Soccer team scores big win during first homecoming game

Soccer team scores big win during first homecoming game

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2016

First time’s a charm for the varsity boys soccer team after playing  in their first homecoming game on Friday against Kennedy, winning 2-1. Senior Emilio Velazquez scored in the first half off of a header kicked by senior Eduardo Suarez. Suarez scored a goal in the second half from a penalty kic...

Swimmers gain experience in duel meets

Swimmers gain experience in duel meets

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

September 19, 2016

After the girls swim team competed in a dual meet against Elgin on Thursday, the team is preparing for their home invitational on Friday and Saturday. “Every time we have a swim meet, especially a dual meet we get in a little workout ahead of time and we will also practice our racing skills. We ...

New runners bring a larger team together

New runners bring a larger team together

By Catherine Miller, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2016

With many new runners, the girls cross country team is focusing on learning during the beginning of their season. The team has already competed in races at Sycamore, Crystal Lake, and Wauconda. Throughout all of these races, learning and improving have been their main priority. “It’s early, but t...

Team continues to be undefeated in the valley division

Team continues to be undefeated in the valley division

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

September 15, 2016

After competing with East Aurora on Tuesday,  the girls volleyball team remain undefeated in the Upstate 8 Valley Division. “Right now we are undefeated in the Upstate 8 Conference Valley Division. We are 12-4 for the year. So it is looking pretty good,” head coach Kristi Hasty said. The ...

New cross country coach, main focus is positivity

New cross country coach, main focus is positivity

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

September 14, 2016

Coach David Sayner has instructed several sports for many years, but his role as head coach for the cross country team is a new experience for him. Previously, Sayner coached the track team. “I originally got involved in coaching track because my daughters ran track and so, six years ago, wh...

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