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Sports lose talent

Tommy Lumsden
March 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

Saying that the girls soccer team has seen a few changes this season is an understatement. The team has seen ten players quit, leaving a gap in the core of this team. In any sport, teams would feel the effect of losing ten players on a team, and the soccer team definitely has some stomach pains right...

Students quit sports for invalid reasons

Kelly McCarthy
March 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

The following is an op-ed written by editorial board member Kelly McCarthy.  Views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Correspondent or its staff as a whole.   It's not uncommon to hear of student-athletes who decide, at some point in their high sch...

Running’s a pain but it’s worth the gain

Eric Czarnota
March 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

The following is an op-ed written by staff photographer Eric Czarnota.  Views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Correspondent or its staff as a whole.   Coming into high school I knew I wanted to run, but I also wanted to join a ton of activit...

Girls basketball finishes impressive season

Girls basketball finishes impressive season

Kelly McCarthy
February 26, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Sports

After a tough loss to Fremd on Tuesday night during a sectional semi-final game, the girls basketball team wrapped up a successful season after securing the Regional title on Feb. 19 against Rolling Meadows, beating the Mustangs by 17 points. The girls finished the year with an impressive record of 25-5. "I...

Crimson Tide takes title

Caroline Stiefbold
January 15, 2016
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The second season of the College Football Playoff looked promising. "The playoff system is a much better way to determine a champion and less objective than the AP poll and BCS standings alone," sophomore Kathryn Gerardi said. Only Clemson remained undefeated. Alabama was ranked second with only one...

Gritt leads team to win over New Trier

Gritt leads team to win over New Trier

Caroline Stiefbold
January 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

The girls basketball headed to the Chicagoland Showcase on Jan. 9, scheduled to face off against New Trier. The team knew it would be a tough game. New Trier was one of the top ranked teams in the state and had beaten Hersey on a last second three-pointer last season. They expected a competitive gam...

Girls Basketball VS Prospect

Girls Basketball VS Prospect

December 15, 2015
Filed under Action Photos, Showcase

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Cubs triumph in trophy trifecta

Cubs triumph in trophy trifecta

Tommy Lumsden
December 1, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Chicago Cubs had five rookies on their roster in the 2015 Postseason, and all of them performed at a very high level. Kris Bryant, the Cubs third baseman, had one of the most extraordinary years a rookie has ever had. Bryant received all thirty unanimous votes for National League Rookie of the Year. No...

And straight on to state

Joshua Irvine
November 20, 2015
Filed under Sports

Amidst a series of increasingly short fall sports seasons, the girls' swim and dive team has broken the mold by sending two athletes to state this Saturday. Sophomores Madeline Bovino and Olivia Kusio will compete November 21 at the IHSA State Finals in diving and swimming, respectively. As top athletes...

All Grit(t): Three sport phenomena

All Grit(t): Three sport phenomena

Andrea Cannon
September 4, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Competing in high school athletics is something many young, aspiring athletes look forward to in the years leading up to their freshman year. For Junior Claire Gritt, sports have always been apart of her life. Since before first grade at her sister's basketball games, Gritt has had a basketball in he...

Cross country reaches new altitudes

Lauren Theisen
August 31, 2015
Filed under Sports

During the summer, cross country does anything but sit back and relax while on "vacation". A select group of runners on the team was chosen to go to Flagstaff, Arizona to improve their abilities. The annual trip allows the team to experience different altitudes, paths, and more, while in a new environment. "Running...

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