March 28, 2017

Hardwood Classic Broadcasts

WHS hosted the annual Hardwood Classic on Dec. 26 to Dec. 29.  Check out broadcasts below, with commentary and broadcasting by Derek Spallone, Guest Broadcast Reporter.

Basketball loses players to injuries


by Antonia Arismendis, Staff Reporter The girls basketball team experienced injuries this season resulting in a loss of four players, which caused the team to broaden their experiences with new roles. Jessi Zuba, senior and three-year varsity player, is one of those four. During the first 41 seconds of their first game, Zuba was driving the ball to the basket, and an opposing team member stepped on her foot. Hailey Dammeier, sophomore and two-year varsity player, could relate. Dammeier  fractured her tibia while playing defense at the fifth game. They both still attend practice and do the same stretches, but…

Gymnastics places, starts strong


by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Every day, the six girls on the varsity gymnastics team practice, condition, and work on routines and tricks, hoping that their efforts will pay off when it comes time for their meets. This season, it appears their “hard work” has. This year, the team won the first home meet, and Anne Janulis, junior, received first place in the all-around at a meet against Rolling Meadows High School. Other girls have placed individually in the dual meets. “We keep improving at every meet. My hope for the team is to get at least ninth place in…

Zuunbayan impresses team despite freshman status


by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor Tulga Zuunbayan, freshman, has been deemed as an “amazing wrestler” by the senior members. Zuunbayan, in weight class 138, currently has a record of 17-6. According to Neil Weiner, wrestling coach, he is the leading scorer and has the best record on the team so far. “He has improved tremendously over the course of the season,” Coach Weiner said. Zuunbayan recently arrived to WHS from California, and he placed third in the Wildcat Invitational on Dec. 8. The Wildcat Invitational is a well-regarded tournament, according to Coach Weiner. WHS placed ninth overall. It is easy…

Girls cross country adjusts to new coaches


by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor With two new members of the coaching staff, Tim Nowicki and Don Rowley, girls cross country coaches,  the team still managed to send three girls to Sectionals. “The season went great. We improved so much with the new coaches (Rowley and Nowicki),” Marta Dzundza, junior, said. “The best runner on the team was me, but Melissa Rodriguez (freshman)  beat me at Sectionals.” According to Dzundza, the girls were more “committed” this season. “We were a lot more serious and committed this season than we were last season. New coaches brought a lot of good changes…

Wrestling season starts with division title goal

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor With fall sports in the history books, winter sports have now arrived, which means wrestling season is underway. The Wildcats’ first meet takes place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at home, and according to two wrestlers, Wheeling will win their division. “I’m excited because every drop of sweat, every drop of blood and all the hard work will pay off when we bring Wheeling back to a division title,” Ricky Muro, sophomore, said. Jacob Del Toro, senior, agreed with Muro. “We’re going to be division champs. It’s that simple,” Del Toro said. Last…

Godlewski advances to State


Photo used with permission from Rachel Ropski by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Theresa Godlewski, sophomore, not only continued knocking seconds off her record breaking backstroke time, she also qualified for State in two events during Sectionals. Godlewski heads to State today at Evanston High School to compete in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke events. “When Theresa qualified for state in the 100 free everyone was just so excited and happy for her,” Lisa Hanrahan, swim coach, said. “Our fans in the stands were going crazy as were I and the other girls.” After breaking the school record at her first…

Girls basketball faces off Fenwick

Check out the broadcasting of the girls basketball game on Nov. 16.  Broadcasting by Derek Spallone, Megan Jones and Jess Musto.

Varsity girls swimmers make personal bests at MSL meet

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Varsity girls swimming placed 11th out of 12th at the Mid-Suburban League Swimming Meet on Oct. 27 at Barrington High School. Some highlights of the meet included the personal best times for Theresa Godlewski, sophomore, and Adrienne Rozmus, freshman. Godlewski broke the school record for the 100 yard backstroke once again, with a time of 1:00:46. She also made a personal best in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54:81. “I felt pretty good because it was more than a whole second off my previous record,” Godlewski said. “When you look at the…

Laude continues dedication: Despite a tumor diagnosis, he continues as an active member of WHS athletics


by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor If you  know Nate Laude, junior, you would never believe the news he received on Sept. 10, 2012. “It’s called lymphangioma,” Laude said. “It’s a benign tumor that involved my spleen and my pancreas. It’s very rare.” Laude found out he had to get the tumor removed, and he would not be allowed to participate in any physical activity for about five weeks. Laude was a starting defender on the varsity soccer team and has been since last year. He also participates in  varsity basketball. “Nate always puts forth his best efforts. I have no…