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  • December 15Winter Holiday Spectacular Concert is December 21. Tickets are $8 in the school store, $10 at the door

  • December 15Clayton Mendez ('18) makes the Junior Olympics team

Clayton Mendez Places 9th at Foot Locker Nationals

Rahul Mikkilineni, Editor

December 15, 2017

Filed under Sports

As we get closer to the winter track season, many national cross country races have concluded. Qualifying for and running in these races is a huge accomplishment and a great honor.  Whitney Young’s own Clayton Mendez, ‘18 had t...

Chicago Elite Classic preview

Eric Catania

December 15, 2017

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It’s about that time of year again! Get ready, because the annual Chicago Elite Classic is just around the corner. On Saturday, December 2nd, both the girl’s and boy’s basketball teams will play in the highly anticipated ...

Bear vs Packers recap

December 4, 2017

Filed under Sports

On November 18th we saw the first win of young quarterback Brett Hundley’s career, coming against the Chicago Bears. He played well against a strong Bears defense who just cannot seem to limit their mistakes, losing, 16-23. T...

Free Jah! Let the Man Play!

Justin Boyd, Editor

December 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

Jahlil Okafor, a former student athlete at Whitney Young, is currently going involved in a a controversial dilemma with the Philadelphia 76ers. Jahlil was drafted by the 76ers in 2015 in the first round third overall pick. His f...

Clayton Mendez qualifies for NXN and Foot Locker Nationals

Rahul Mikkilineni, Editor

December 2, 2017

Filed under Sports

Even though the 2017 IHSA Cross Country season is over, many runners are still competing in other races such as Foot Locker Nationals or Nike Cross Nationals.  Clayton Mendez ‘18 ran both regional qualifier races, and qualified ...

WY Bowling

Marco Garcia, Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Sports

The Whitney Young Bowling team has been off to a hot start this season. They are currently 3-1 and looking to keep up their winning ways. They have been crushing the competition so far, their only lose is to their rivals at Morg...

Whitney Young Boys’ Basketball Preview

December 1, 2017

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Whitney Young Boys’ Basketball team is coming off a fantastic year, winning the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Tournament as well as the daunting Public League Red-West to become the 4A state champion. The Dolphins ha...

The end of the Boy’s Soccer season

Eric Catania

November 12, 2017

Filed under Sports

On the 21st of October, the Boy’s Soccer season came to a disappointing end in the state playoffs. The team had advanced past the regional semifinals in a 4-0 win against Juarez, and were set to play a classic rivalry game ...

Start of Bowling Season

Enrique Fuentes, Editor

November 12, 2017

Filed under Sports

When asked how he thought the bowling team would do this year Stanley Cannon ‘22  said, “Wait, we have a bowling team.”  Sadly, Stanley’s not alone. any students don’t know about the Whitney Young Bowling Team. ...

Boys Cross Country Team takes 14th at State Championship

Rahul Mikkilineni, Editor

November 10, 2017

Filed under Sports

For the third year in a row, the Boys Cross Country Team competed at the IHSA 3A State Championship meet.  At the beginning of this 2017 season, the team was not ranked in the top 25 and was not expected to qualify for state. ...

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