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Sports

Volleyball digs out wins, commits to change off-court

Olivia Ohlson, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The girls volleyball team has had a few disappointing seasons in a row, finishing last year with a record below .500. This year, they hope to make a comeback by focusing on passing and setting as well...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi.

Opinion | IHSA has an obligation to mandate vaccinations for student athletes

Sophia Sherman and Marin Ubersox September 17, 2021

From day one of the pandemic, the IHSA has attempted to put the health and safety of students before athletic performance. Between mask mandates and canceling seasons all together, its efforts have likely...

Girls XC has short season, making every season crucial

Lena Papa, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

Girls cross country is off and running after its first meet of the season on Sep. 4. With a diverse team ranging through many grades, the team looks for success in its short one-and-a-half month-long season....

Football struggles to find its footing, loses two straight

Alec Lloyd, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

After a long wait from 2019, ETHS football is finally back to playing in the fall. In the season opener on Aug. 27, the Wildkits defeated the Indian Trail Hawks, 26-6, in Kenosha, Wis.. The team demonstrated...

Boys golf aims to score lower as it takes on tough division

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor September 17, 2021

“So much of golf is not necessarily having really great holes, but minimizing really bad holes,” says Boys Varsity Golf Coach Jed Curtis. “There’s only so many strokes you can go lower: there’s...

Girls tennis traditions return as team comes together

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor September 17, 2021

After a season of losses and missed opportunities last year, girls varsity tennis is working hard to ensure it serves up one of its best seasons yet. Although its first contest of the year resulted...

Photo Courtesy of Bennett Pascal

Boys soccer shoots for State, starts season undefeated

Jojo Wertheimer, Digital Content Editor September 17, 2021

As soon as fall sports begin, it’s easy to spot a rookie boys varsity soccer player. Every year, new players take an electric razor to the head, but as they lose their hair, they gain a team of driven...

Boys XC captains stir team’s commitment to excellence

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor September 17, 2021

With a stellar set of team captains and a more normal looking season this year, boys cross country is ready to do everything they can to make their runs count.  At the first meet of the year against...

Sports amid pandemic teach athletes resilience

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor August 16, 2021

For athletes coming into the new school year, the days of Zoom practice, outdoor strength training, remote competitions and absent postseasons appear to be gone.  It seems that we have finally turned...

Photo courtesy of Will Coutre.

Boys lacrosse pushes “lax to the max

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor August 16, 2021

With their last season canceled by COVID-19, the ETHS boys lacrosse team was ready to get back on the field and “lax to the max.” The Kits’ season had a rocky start after back-to-back non-conference...

Johnson and Cless push track to sixth at state

Jacques Philippe, Assistant Sports Editor August 16, 2021

You can’t talk about ETHS’ 2021 track and field season without mentioning Class of 2021 senior and future Iowa Hawkeye Kalil Johnson. Johnson went undefeated last season in the 110m and 300m hurdles...

Opinion | Cut sports create inequities in ETHS athletics

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor August 16, 2021

ETHS is an institution dedicated to providing equitable opportunities for the entirety of its diverse student body. From providing extra support outside of class to eliminating policies that perpetuate...