New season, new sports

Bear Facts winter sports preview


Photo by Hannah Etienne

The gymnastics team starts competing during their winter season

Lindsey Bitzer, staff writer

As winter is drawing near, winter sports at LZHS begin their training. The new season and coming new year brings new challenges but it also brings further opportunities for success.



The gymnastics team expects a very exciting season because of the successful season they had last year and according to Allison Antonio, junior gymnast, “both varsity and JV work very well under pressure so we can expect a strong season.”

“I’m most excited about meet days and getting ready with the whole team,” Antonio said. “The energy we have while competing and the bus rides to and from meets is so exciting. I’m also excited to just form close bonds with everyone and to create new friendships.”



The wrestling team is expecting a busy season with meets such as mid-season tournaments that are coming back after they had been restricted last year due to COVID. According to Scott Busse, junior wrestler, the team was able to send two wrestlers down to state last year and, “we have a really solid line up and I think we’ll be sending a couple guys down to state.”

“I’m looking forward to the Stevenson meet so I can get my win against Stevenson’s Cole Rhemerev,” Busse said.


Boys Basketball

Although the team “didn’t exceed expectations” last year, the improvement among the seniors, juniors, and sophomores can guarantee a more successful season for the boys basketball team according to Jack Kondrad, senior basketball player

Konrad believes the hard work will pay off in the 2021-2022 season, and “I’m excited to see what our team will do against great teams”, Kondrad said.

“I’m looking forward to the IHSA playoffs,” Kondrad said. “I believe our team can advance on deep into the tournament and make a run and come back from last year.”


Girls Basketball

A hopeful season is expected for the girls basketball team as they had a successful season last year with placing 3rd in conference. Now that COVID restrictions are being lifted, the season will be able to last longer according to Anna Gilbertson, sophomore basketball player. “I think this year our team could do really well this year because we have a really talented team with many returning players and 2 really good freshmen,” Gilbertson said.

“I’m really looking forward to playing Stevenson this year because that game is always very competitive and fun to play,” Gilbertson said. “Stevenson is one of our big rivals so the energy during that game is always great.”