Sports Recap: December 9-December 22


Photo by Photo used with permission of Bella Christophersen

The Poms team stands together after winning first place at the Stevenson Invite. The Poms team has high expectation after returning as State Champions for two consecutive years.

Zoya Hasan, Staff Writer


Beginning their season after two years as consecutive state champions, the Poms team competed at Stevenson last Sunday, December 15. Among many teams, the Bears placed 1st at the competition. Bella Christophersen, senior Poms captain believes the team has been preparing harder after two years as state champs. “This year we have been working even harder to bring our synchronization and cleanliness to the next level. Our goal is always to entertain the audience, while still bringing as much difficulty and cool tricks into the choreography as possible. We have had very high expectations from everyone going into this year’s competition season, and we want to live up to that as best as we can,” Christophersen said. 


It has been a successful last two week for the Cheerleading team. On Sunday, December 15 the team competed at Lemont High School, were they placed second. On Saturday, December 21, the Bears competed at Rolling Meadows High School were they placed fourth.

Boys Basketball:

The Boys Basketball team played against Zion-Benton on Tuesday, December 10. The Bears lost with a close score of 48-41. On Friday, December 13 the team bounced back winning against Lake Forest with a score of 42-32, 13 points from Noah DeLuga, senior and 12 points from Will Tucker, senior. On Tuesday, December 17 the Bears faced Stevenson, losing with a score of  62-36. Looking forward the boys will play in the tournament at Pekin High School on December 26.

Girls Basketball:

On Tuesday, December 10 the Bears played Hampshire in the Exam Jamm Tournment. The Bears won 56-51. On Friday, December 13 the team played Lake Forest, taking a win 47-39, with 20 points from Ella Gilbertson, senior and and 15 points from Alayna Soukup, sophomore. On Monday, December 16 the Bears played Stevenson, losing with a score of 58-42. The following day the Bears played Grayslake Central, winning with a score of 47-31. The Bears are now tied as the first place NSC team. The team also celebrated the winning game with Gilbertson’s 1,000 career points. Looking forward the Bears will play Libertyville on December 8, 2020.


On Wednesday, December 11 the gymnast competed at Libertyville, winning with a score of 137.4 Joanna Topa, senior placed third on the balance beam, and Rayna Kauffman, sophomore placed first on vault and bars, and second on floor. Kelsey Rothas, senior placed first in floor, and Kayla Bailey, junior placed first on beam. On Saturday, December 14 the Bears competed in the Conant Invite, were they placed second. On December 20, the Bears  also competed at Lake Forest.


On Thursday, December 12 the boys wrestled against Lake Forest. Joey Mrazek, senior won against 6th ranked wrestler from Lake Forest. The following day on December 13 the Bears hosted Stevenson. On December the Bears competed at Buffalo Grove High School. Mrazek son against the #2 wrestler in the state. On December 21, the Bears then wrestled in the invitational at Niles West High School. Looking forward the boys will compete at Wauconda High School on January 4.


The Boys and Girls Bowling have had a successful season so far.  The girls competed against many teams the last few weeks: Wauconda, Stevenson, Streamwood, Zion-Benton and Vernon Hills. The Boys also competed against Stevenson, Warren, Libertyville, Guilford, and Mundelein. The girls will look forward to compete against Grant on January 4, and the boys will compete against Guilford on in December 28.