Fall Sports Briefs

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Boys’ Golf

Golfer Adam Shaw ‘15:

Q: What do you like most about playing golf?

A: I like to play golf because it challenges me mentally and physically.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: We don’t have a rival in the city.

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: For the team to make it down state— we would be the first CPS school to do it.

Q: Why should a fan come to your games?

A: They should come because they can see some of the best high school golf in the state and

see us win.


 

Boys’ Cross Country 

Members of the boys cross country team race during a meet last season.

Photo Courtesy of Jason Sebek
Members of the boys cross country team race during a meet last season.

Runner Ahmad Keshk ’16:

Q: What do you like most about running?

A: I like running because its something that takes both mental and physical strength. We runners like the pain, and by going through it together and achieving great results and times, there isn’t a better feeling.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Jones and Lane Tech are both huge rivals.

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: To win city and send as many people downstate as possible. I’ve never seen our team so strong and populated  and I know we have the talent and the numbers to win both city and state

Q: Why should a fan come to your meets?

A: A fan should come to our meets because while normal running may seem boring, a race is a whole different story. There is nothing more amazing to see than someone giving it their all to the finish line in an all out battle with hundreds of athletes.


 

Girls’ Swimming 

Itzayana Rodriguez '16 gets ready to dive in for a relay start during a meet last season.

Zoe Davis
Itzayana Rodriguez ’16 gets ready to dive in for a relay start during a meet last season.

Swimmer Jessie Cronin ’15:

Q: What do you like most about swimming?

A:  Swimming is unique in the way that it is an individual and a team sport. While we each get to swim our own events, we all come together at the end in relays and team points. It’s fun to work together but also have the chance to compete against ourselves. 

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Lane Tech. They have always been around and posed a threat; their team is strong and big. It’s always a tough meet we look forward too. It’s a competitive but friendly rivalry.

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: Since a lot of the best swimmers on both Lane Tech and Northside graduated last year, I hope this year we can make a run for the city championship. I think with enough practice and hard work we have a chance.

Q: Why should a fan come to your meets?

A:  We need fans there to cheer us on to victory. Having friends there really helps us preform better. Hopefully they’ll truly enjoy the experience and want to come back again.


 

Girls’ Volleyball 

The girls volleyball team huddles during their game vs Payton on Aug 28.

Sophia Kreutz
The girls volleyball team huddles during their game vs Payton on Aug 28.

Volleyball player Alex Falco ’15:

Q: What do you like most about volleyball?

A: I love the feeling you get after a good and hard-earned win along with the bond you build with your team throughout the season.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Brooks or Payton

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: The teams goal for this year is not only to excel as individuals but to be able to mesh as a unit so we can take city for the 5th time in a row and hopefully head downstate.

Q: Why should a fan come to your games?

A: Fans should come to our games because its always a fun time. We play hard and have a good time. The crowd is always enjoying themselves on their feet and cheering for us to win, which we do often.


The football team at their season opener vs King College Prep.

Courtesy of WY Football
The football team at their season opener vs King College Prep.

 

Football    

Football player Carter Coates ’15:

Q: What do you like most about football?

A: I love getting the chance to hit someone. Off the field it may be illegal, but for the sport, it’s a great way to relieve stress.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Lane Tech

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: To compete in state playoffs

Q: Why should a fan come to your games?

A: It’s a great chance to see your friends play and compete at something we take very seriously and work hard for.


 

Oni Jones '17 returns a ball during a match last week.

Erin Franklin
Oni Jones ’17 returns a ball during a match last week.

Girls Tennis  

Tennis player Nicole Kaplan ’15:

Q: What do you like most about tennis?

A: I love how it is a team sport, yet is very individual so you can shine.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Morgan Park

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: To go downstate

Q: Why should a fan come to your games?

A: Tennis is such a fun sport to watch and this year the team is killin’ it!


 

Girls Cross Country

Alexis Wilson '15 runs at a meet last season.

Courtesy of the Girls Cross Country Team
Alexis Wilson ’15 runs at a meet last season.

Runner Alexis Wilson ’15:

Q: What do you like most about running?

A: What I like the most about running is that sense of accomplishment and pride you get after completing a hard workout or competing well at a meet. Cross Country is a team sport but running allows you to set personal goals as well. I love setting goals for the season and working towards them and eventually surpassing them.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Lane Tech is our biggest rival because well its Lane for one but also because they have a few fast girls on their team but we can and will handle them.

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: This year our team would like to reclaim the city championship but our biggest goal is to make it down state and compete for a title.

Q: Why should a fan come to your meets?

A: Watching Cross Country races is different because you don’t see the entire race as it happens. The exciting part about watching the race is that when you get those few glimpses of the runners, besides the start and finish. Each time they are in a different position and it seems like a completely different race every time.


Academic Center Cross Country 

Members of the Academic Center Cross Country team stretch during a summer practice

Andrea Gomes
Members of the Academic Center Cross Country team stretch during a summer practice

Runners Zyana Cabrera ’19 and Charlie Nevins ’19:

Q: What do you like most about running?

A: Many things. The feeling you get when you’re racing. Just having fun being with teammates.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: We don’t really have rivalries, but Oak Park has a really good runner.

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: Making it to state, making top 10 in state, and making All- State.

Q: Why should a fan come to your meets?

It’s interesting. Anyone can take part of the sport, it’s easy to start and relate to.


 Girls Golf

Golfer Cameron Herman ’17:

Q: What do you like most about golf?

A: I enjoy the fact I can play this sport, even as I age. I also like that it is a relaxing game to play.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Walter Payton.

Q:  What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: My personal goal is to break 50 because I just started playing golf in June so I haven’t done that yet. I’m so close though. And the team’s goal is to win city.

Q: Why should a fan come to your tournaments?

A: A fan should come to one of our matches because many of the girls have been playing for a number of years so the level of play is fairly high. Those who are interested in golf would enjoy the competitive level of the match. They are also relaxing and give people the opportunity to get some fresh air.


 

Boys Soccer 

The boys soccer team practices in Skinner Park.

Andrea Gomes
The boys soccer team practices in Skinner Park.

 

Soccer player Jesus Velasco ’15:

Q: What do you like most about soccer?

A: The emotion and passion that is left on the field, day in and day out.

Q: What school is your biggest rival?

A: Definitely Lane Tech.

Q: What is your team’s goal for the season?

A: We want to win as many championships as possible. There are Conference, City, Pepsi showdown and State Championships.

Q: Why should a fan come to your games?

A: I believe fans should attend our games because it represents our school spirit. We also perform exceptionally well as a team when we have a large fan base supporting us.


 

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