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Amid COVID-19, badminton builds community, skills

Eden Drajpuch, Features Editor March 22, 2021

Without a definite state competition in sight due to COVID-19, ETHS’ badminton team has had to ground themselves in the matches they are able to have and set their sights further into the future. Most...

In virtual meets, boys swimming and diving speeds past competition

Jared Tucker, Staff writer March 22, 2021

As the coronavirus continues to ravage through the area, the boys swimming and dive team is trying to have fun and race while still managing to be safe and win competitions. As the season has gone on,...

Gymnastics sticks landing during unique COVID-19 season

Lena Papa, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

COVID-19 brought a complete stop to sports for many months. For some sports, like baseball or basketball, you could just go to a local park to stay fresh. However, other sports, like gymnastics, had more...

From L-R: Isaiah Holden, Blake Peters, Elijah Bull

Timeline: Year-long rollercoaster puts Kits in ‘win-and-in’ situation

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor March 10, 2021

Evanston basketball, like everything else in the world, was drastically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, which overtook our lives a year ago. Now, back on the court, the Kits will enter Beardsley Gym...

Boys’ basketball takes first loss following poor shooting night

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor February 27, 2021

It was a tale of two halves in Beardsley Gym last night. After ending the first two quarters up 29-25, Evanston appeared to have found a way to contain Glenbrook South’s offense, as quality shots...

Girls basketball struggles offensively against top ranked Simeon in loss

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor February 23, 2021

After succumbing to a 13-2 deficit early in the first quarter, Evanston could never close the gap en route to a 17-point loss to the reigning 3A state champions, Simeon. Despite showing a glimmer of...

Blake Peters goes up for a layup in the 4A State Championship game against Belleville West

Decade report: Assessing Sun Times’ Evanston boys basketball evaluation

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Throughout the past month-and-a-half, Chicago Sun-Times high school sports contributor Joe Henricksen has been counting down the 50 most winningest Chicagoland boys basketball teams of the decade (the...

Ransom runs a route before catching a pass

My journey as a Division I football prospect during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kamau Ransom, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

This past year for me, as an athlete, has been somewhat of a blessing. Since four years of age, football has always been my sport. Every single year, I've played and enjoyed it more. It has been my...

Tier One: a breakdown of what a return to athletics entails for ETHS

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 21, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzker announced that all high school sports will be played this year in regions that are in ‘Phase 4’. Just one week...

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

Why I worry about the IHSA’s plan for sports to return

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Before I dive deeper into this issue, I would like to say that I am missing high school sports—I greatly miss the community, competition and comradery that come with it. Additionally, I know that I am...

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