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The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

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Girls basketball tipped off the 2023-24 season with a victory over Buffalo Grove.

Girls basketball dominates Buffalo Grove in season opener

Eva Sondgeroth and Ryan Wambo November 16, 2023

Nearly a year after girls basketball defeated Buffalo Grove, 65-53, the Kits proved that they were the stronger team once again in their season opener on Tuesday night. On the backs of stellar performances...

After a tactical change to be more aggressive on offense, Evanstons backline was often left vulnerable in the second half of its semifinal against New Trier.

Sectional champ field hockey team ends playoff run with loss to top-ranked New Trier

Alexis Rogers, Sports Editor October 27, 2023

Thirty minutes into the state semifinal match against New Trier, field hockey was within one goal of the championship contest. A move to mobilize the offense gave the Kits greater possession in the second...

Junior Frankie Taylor held impressive blocks throughout both sets, despite loss

Wolves pounce on girls volleyball early, end Kits’ season

Kate Reno, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

Girls volleyball showed signs of hope throughout the first set of regional semifinals on Tuesday night, but the Kits fell short to Niles West in consecutive sets, 25-15, 25-8. After the whistle blew,...

Despite leading for the majority of their sectional semifinal against New Trier, the Trevians two extra-time goals proved decisive.

New Trier star’s extra-time free kick boots Evanston from playoffs in thriller

Eva Sondgeroth and Katelyn Brownlee October 25, 2023

After almost 95 minutes of game action between Evanston and New Trier in the IHSA Sectional Semifinal, the contest—which had been locked at 1-1 since midway through the second half—seemed destined...

Evanston Township High School boys soccer won its IHSA regional final against Maine South a year after faltering at the same stage in the playoffs against Lane Tech.

Boys soccer boots Maine South in regional finals win

Owen Chiss and Will Klearman October 22, 2023

After Cristiano Hamer scored a goal to put Evanston up 1-0 in the first three minutes of Saturday’s regional finals against Maine South, the Kits never looked back. In a late morning game in Park...

ETHS student athletes’ unique journey to college commitment.

Navigating the dual path

Eva Sondgeroth and Riley Romisher October 20, 2023

Senior Sydney Ross started playing soccer when she was just three years old. Fifteen years later, Ross has earned herself a commitment to one of the most prestigious colleges in the nation through the...

The boys are back in bald: ETHS’  hair-related team traditions

The boys are back in bald: ETHS’ hair-related team traditions

Alexis Rogers, Sports Editor October 20, 2023

In his first year as a varsity athlete, Sam Darer had to make several sacrifices. He parted with his after-school free time, his other activities, and most noticeably, his hair. When the ETHS boys soccer...


Clark’s six goals help Kits trample Deerfield in sectional semifinal

Alexis Rogers, Sports Editor October 18, 2023

In the 2022 season, the Kits fell in the first round of field hockey playoffs. This Tuesday, a resounding shutout in sectional semifinals advanced the team past last year’s benchmark. Senior co-captain...

Boys soccer wins closer-than-expected contest in regional semifinals

Boys soccer wins closer-than-expected contest in regional semifinals

Fiona Vosper and Eva Sondgeroth October 18, 2023

After boys soccer wrapped up their successful, 15-2-3 season last week, the Kits jumped out to a strong start of the IHSA playoffs with competitive spirit, beating Maine East 2-0 in the regional semifinals...

Despite the Kits offense keeping the game close, the Spartans run game—led by senior quarterback John Philbin—proved too much.

GBN’s Philbin stomps over Kits for four touchdowns, including game-winner

Alec Lloyd, Staff Writer October 14, 2023

With three minutes remaining in the game on a rainy senior night at Lazier Field, Evanston and Glenbrook North were neck-and-neck in a 21-21 tie.  Senior quarterback John Philbin, who scored four times...

On Senior Night, the Wildkits celebrated their four senior contributors.

Girls volleyball falls on Senior Night to Deerfield

Owen Chiss, Sports Editor October 12, 2023

Although girls volleyball racked up their first win in over two weeks against Lake Forest on Tuesday night, the Kits came up short a day later on senior night against Deerfield, 15-25, 15-25. Riding...

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