July 26, 2017

Varsity boys volleyball loses to Hersey

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.

Boys volleyball loses to Buffalo Grove

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.  

Three returning starters bring hope to team

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…

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….

Wildcats start warming up track

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…

Wrestling team stays strong, looks forward to next season

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…

Peterson moves to varsity level, stands as most improved player

by Kelly McKewin, Asst. Sports Editor Moving to Varsity Coming into a team of seniors, Maryssa Peterson, junior, has “fit in well” with the rest of the varsity girls bowling team. She scored her highest game ever, a 242, a high series of 531 and averaged between a 150 and 165 the entire season. “That 242, I’m really proud of that. Before my high game was like a 225, so I really did  improve,” Peterson said. This year was Peterson’s first year on the varsity team, and according to Beth Anderson, bowling coach, she has improved immensely. “Her average from…

Wieder: ‘We haven’t reached full potential’

by Jean Pabon, Staff Reporter Despite the one game win out of last year’s season, Jason Wieder, new baseball coach, plans to change the whole program and keep a positive attitude for the future and the players. “The team is made up of some of the best players I believe haven’t reached full potential, and I‘ve also seen great senior leadership and some good underclassmen talent,” Coach Wieder said. According to David Shapiro, senior and varsity captain, Coach Wieder knows what he is doing and connects with his players. Coach Wieder also wants to improve the team chemistry and promote…

Wildcats, Prospect play close game for Pack the Place

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor With a final score of 55-54, Prospect, the varsity boys basketball team played a close game at the Pack the Place game on Feb. 1.  The action between both teams heated up intensely in the last quarter. “I thought it was great.  There were a lot of fans there.  Even though we didn’t win, it was still an exciting atmosphere,” Jeremy Stephani, junior, said.  “I was proud of the way we played.  We outplayed them most of the game, although I thought the way it ended was unfortunate.” At the end of the first quarter,…

Varsity girls basketball loses to Huntley

Photos by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Reporting by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Varsity girls basketball played against Huntley on Jan. 28 at home.  The Wildcats lost, 36-46. “The game overall, we battled defensively for sure.  We were able to adjust our defense all four quarters, which is hard to do,” Julissa Hernandez, varsity girls basketball coach, said. The Wildcats currently prepare for conference and regionals.  The overall record is 7-18.     Check out the livestream broadcast at http://ihsa.playonsports.com/events/50995