Sports Recap: February 3-16

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Girls Gymnastics

The girls’ gymnastics team, in their third year back in existence since 2000, is going to State for the first time in school history.

Back to Regionals two weeks ago, the team won a regional title for the second consecutive season. Kayla Bailey, junior, won Regional titles in every event: vault, bars, beam, floor, and all-around. At Sectionals last Wednesday, Bailey earned an automatic qualifying bid in every event and won vault and beam. Rayna Kauffman, sophomore, also earned an automatic bid on bars. The team finished Sectionals with a score of 148.275 and earned an at large bid for the State meet, earning the second-highest score throughout the entire state in the Sectional round.

“I think a standout moment was the first time our team broke the school record, and then we kept breaking it many times after,” Bailey said. “This is is when I thought this season was going to be special.”

The team will compete at the IHSA State Championships this Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School.

Boys Basketball

The boys’ basketball team has had a difficult couple of weeks in conference play, losing five straight games.

This stretch started with a close loss to Libertyville, 50-43, followed up by defeats by Zion-Benton, Stevenson, and another loss to Libertyville. The stretch ended this past Saturday with a close loss at home to Grayslake Central.

The team will now finish the regular season against Warren, Mundelein, and Waukegan before beginning the IHSA tournament.

Girls Basketball

The girls’ basketball team finished up their regular season this past week and now will begin the IHSA tournament. 

The girls started the home stretch of the season with a rough road trip, with losses at Stevenson, Libertyville, Palatine, and Zion-Benton. They then were able to close out the season on a high note at home with a 46-33 victory against Warren,

The squad will now begin the IHSA regional competition as the 7 seed and face Rolling Meadows in the Regional Semifinal in front of a home crowd on Tuesday.

Wrestling

The wrestling team is in the midst of their postseason, days before the IHSA State Championships and sending two wrestlers to compete for a title.

At Regionals, Logan Neurauter, senior, Scott Busse, freshman, Vinny Pasquesi, senior, George Gonzalez, junior, Dan Hull, sophomore, Joey Mrazek, senior, and Alan Pantoja, junior, all advanced out of sectionals. Gonzalez won the 138 lb. weight class. At Sectionals, Neurauter and Mrazek advanced out of the Sectional to State.

The two will travel down to Champaign this weekend to compete at state in the 120 lb. weight class and 182 lb. weight class.

Girls Track and Field

The Girls’ Track and Field team kicked off their indoor season this past Saturday with their first quad of the year.

The girls traveled to Lyons Township where they placed third out of the four teams in attendance. Significant results include a second-place finish in the 800 by Brooke Johnston, freshman, a second-place finish in the 4×400 relay team, and a second-place finish in pole vault by Teagan Jones, senior.

The team’s next meet will be the Maine South meet Tuesday and they will hope to improve upon this meet.

Girls Bowling

The girls’ bowling team finished up their season this past week at sectionals where the team fought to the end but failed to make it to state.

At Regionals last week, the team placed third and advanced to Sectionals as a team. Rogue Foppe, sophomore, won the Regional title. At Sectionals, the team placed 10th and was not able to make it to state.

The team will now look to next season with a growth mindset in order to hopefully advance to state.

 

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