Wildcat Chronicle

Baseball informational meeting

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 19, 2019

An informational meeting for students interested in playing baseball in the spring will be held Wednesday at 3:15 in room 171. Tryouts will start on Monday at 5:45 a.m for juniors and seniors, and at 6:30 p.m. for freshmen and sophomores. Students must have a yellow card to try out. For q...

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

Senior Mark Perez is a sprinter for track. Perez must meet the running mileage requirement to graduate boot camp.

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

January 22, 2019

Following in his lifelong dream, senior Mark Perez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and will head to boot camp after graduation. “I’ve always wanted to do it as a kid and I’ve never changed my mind. Now that I’m age appropriate to join, I just did it,” Perez said. The Marines...

Seniors athletes sign intent to run in college

Senior cross country runner Esmeralda Navarro signs her intent to run at Dominican University.

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 26, 2017

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, ...

Team brings win in the final match

Sophomore Caleb Kulesza sets the ball over the net. The team’s number one goal is to win conference and regionals.

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

April 4, 2017

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

Midfielder Jasmine Mendoza tries to block the ball against Elgin High School. The team tied with a score 1-1.

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

March 28, 2017

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 graduated from West Chicago in 1997 but was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2012. Because he was involved in track and cross country, his family set up the Dan Horyn Scholarship Foundation to help further students’ educations.

By Emily Wissemes and Hector Cervantes

March 16, 2017

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

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

First doubles junior Daniel Lamperis and senior Kyle Gravit celebrating during a match against West Aurora.

By Stephanie Bowie, Reporter

May 20, 2016

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

Junior Maddie Brotnow has been running the 800m for all of the season and was able to place All-Conference along with Emma Fox in triple jump.

By Catherine Miller, Lifestyles Editor

May 14, 2016

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

Senior Raynne Belingon and Ashley Manzano practice before going to the state competition.

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor

May 12, 2016

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 girls volleyball player Ronni Katarzynski signs her intent to play at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She will play as a libero for the team.

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief

May 11, 2016

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

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. ...

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