March 29, 2017

Wildcats lose to Prospect in badminton

Natalie Arana, senior, clears the shot during the game against Prospect on April 10 at home.

by Jean Pabon, Staff Reporter Varsity girls badminton played Prospect High School on April 11, the game started at 4:30 pm and was at home. In the end, Prospect High School won with a score of 14-1. That one win, belongs to Sam Broms, junior; she earned that point by winning a singles game. Although most players lost, three players split their games. “I felt a little nervous but I was excited to play,” Kristen Lee, junior, explained. “My partner and I worked well together, although we did make a few mistakes.” Some doubt was present in the team players,…

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Varsity boys volleyball loses to Hersey

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Photos by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter Varsity boys volleyball played against Hersey on April 9 at home.  The scores were 25-20 and 25-23, Hersey.

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Boys volleyball loses to Buffalo Grove

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Photos by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter Varsity boys volleyball lost against Buffalo Grove on April 4 at home.  The scores were 25-13 and 25-20.  

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Three returning starters bring hope to team

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by Kelly McKewin, Asst. Sports Editor The boys volleyball team starts its season in hopes of competing for a Conference title and beating its rivals, while also maintaining its team chemistry and attitude. “This season is going to be different in the sense of how it’s played and the at- titudes of the players. This team is willing to invest more than previous ones,” Jason Kopkowski, volleyball coach, said. “They’re usually fun, energetic and passionate. They play with a lot of passion, which is the way the game should be played.” This year’s team only has three returning varsity starters. Tim…

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Loquercio balances multiple sports along with school work

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by Paige McCoy, Asst. Feature Editor Running and swimming are demanding sports that take up time and energy. Justin Loquercio, freshman, has been trying his best at both. “My favorite part of sports is being with your team or improving your time from before,” Loquercio said. Loquercio began run- ning in sixth grade at Holmes Middle School and swimming when he was ten. Throughout his running ca- reer, Loquercio’s best race was when he placed sixth in the 800 meter race at State in seventh grade. “There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in win. Which…

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Polo faces early season challenges

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor By press time, girls water polo held a record of 2-3, winning against Palatine and Prospect High Schools. Boys water polo has yet to win a game, but the team waits on some members to finish their club swim seasons before returning to polo. Boys water polo has a record of 0-6 and a record of 0-1 in Conference. However, they did not play any games with the full team until March 15. “I think we’re playing great. We need to learn from every win, every loss,” Bob Savitt, varsity girls water polo coach, said….

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Wildcats start warming up track

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by Patrick Ryan, Staff Reporter When the snow starts to melt and the weather warms, the track teams begin their seasons. The boys and girls teams have prac- ticed indoors since February, and both are itching for the chance to get outside. “We have the biggest team we’ve had in 10 years,” Mike Theodosakis, girls head track coach, said. “The girls are hardworking and have good personalities. Our goal for this season is to keep setting personal bests, to be as strong as we can in all areas and to keep a positive mindset.” According to Tom Polak, boys head…

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March Sports Spotlight: Cameron Decoursey

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Q&A with Cameron Decoursey, senior on track Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter 1. What’s your favorite pump up song? “Lose Yourself, by Eminem” 2. Who is your favorite athlete? “Ray Lewis” 3. Who do you have winning the NCAA tournament this year? “North Carolina” 4. Do you have a pre-meet ritual? “I love to joke around with my teammates to relieve stress.” 5. What are your best events? “My best events are the 200 meter and the 400 meter dash.” 6. Do you plan on running track in college? “I plan on running at the Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland)…

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March Sports Spotlight: Sara Kern

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Q&A with Sara Kern, senior on softball Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter 1. What’s your favorite meal? “Steak and mushrooms” 2. What’s your dream vacation? “Australia because I’ve never seen any pictures of Australia that are less than perfect. 3. Who’s your celebrity crush? “Justin Timberlake” 4. In the offseason, how many times do you practice/workout a week? “During the fall it’s twice a week. During the winter it’s five to six times a week.” 5. What are your expectations for this season? “I think we will be the best that we have ever been since I’ve been at…

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Wrestling team stays strong, looks forward to next season

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by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter A month and a half before the season started, Brandon Harris, senior, encouraged his team to start training and working hard at getting into condition for wrestling. Like the rest of the team, he anticipated many obstacles and was ready to step on the mats to triumph through the season. “My biggest obstacle was myself. I needed to get the doubts out of my head that I couldn’t do it,” Harris said. “I had a wrestling folder with quotes and important passages that meant something to me.” Compared to past seasons, wrestling performed about the…

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