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The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Basketball

Undefeated Girls Basketball set for 6 p.m. tip-off against New Trier

Eli Cohen, Sports Editor December 13, 2019

ETHS’ girls basketball team tips off against New Trier tonight at 6 p.m. in Beardsley Gym. The Kits, 6-0, look to avenge last year’s one point loss against the Trevians at home. For Evanston, tonight’s...

Senior Kayla Henning is one of four returning players.

Experienced Girls Basketball’s journey to state starts today

Eli Cohen, Sports Editor November 23, 2019

Following last season’s heart-wrenching overtime loss to Maine West, Illinois’ state champions, ETHS’ Girls Basketball team returns to the court with a nearly identical roster, hoping the more experienced...

Senior Lance Jones blows by the Maine South defender on his way to the hoop.

Jones chooses the Salukis

Chris Werner, Sports Editor May 23, 2019

Lance Jones, who has helped lead ETHS to back-to-back final fours, will play his college basketball in Carbondale for the SIU Salukis. By choosing SIU, Jones turned down offers from other schools in...

Senior Lance Jones calls a play at the State championship.

Kits end heroic season in championship defeat

Eli Cohen and Chris Werner March 22, 2019

With under 20 seconds to go in the 4A State championship game down 12 points, coach Mike Ellis subbed Ryan Bost, Jaheim Holden and Lance Jones out of the contest. With their exit went the most successful...

From the left, senior Ryan Bost, senior Jaheim Holden and sophomore Blake Peters discuss strategy during the fourth quarter.

Jones, Peters lead Kits to championship game

Eli Cohen and Chris Werner March 16, 2019

The Kits are shooting to make ETHS history tonight, facing off with Belleville West at 7:15 p.m at the Peoria Civic Center for the class 4A State championship after their semifinal game against the Rockford...

ETHS varsity basketball team.

Kits punch ticket to elite eight with 56-42 victory over Loyola

Chris Werner and Eli Cohen March 9, 2019

Two years ago, ETHS stars Ryan Bost, Jaheim Holden and Lance Jones were only sophomores, showing flashes of future stardom while playing in the shadow of current Purdue guard Nojel Eastern. Now, as seniors,...

ETHS wins sixth straight regional, faces GBS Tuesday

Eli Cohen, Sports Captain March 4, 2019

Evanston came out on top against Notre Dame Friday night, defeating the Dons 80-68 at Beardsley Gym, taking home the regional championship for the sixth year in a row. ETHS’ starters, Ryan Bost, Jaylin...

Girls basketball season ends in Sectional final overtime defeat

Chris Werner, Sports Editor March 2, 2019

Three Wildkits posted double digit performances and Evanston held state No. 1 Maine West to 55 points, their fifth lowest output in a game this season. But it wasn’t enough to topple the Warriors in...

Balanced scoring, defensive adjustments aid Kits in Sectional semifinal victory

Chris Werner, Sports Editor February 20, 2019

The last time Evanston and Loyola met on the Beardsley gym floor, the contest went down to the final seconds and the Ramblers came away with a 48-45 win. That’s not what happened on Monday night in...

Turchin at home game against GBS on Dec. 4,.

Turchin’s big night helps Kits to Regional championship

Chris Werner, Sports Editor February 17, 2019

As Evanston trailed 19-13 at the end of the first quarter Friday night, it looked as though the underdog Hawks might upset the third-seeded Kits in the championship of the IHSA Regional tournament that...

Senior Lance Jones dribbles down the home court of Beardsley Gym.

Jones leads Kits to 61-49 win against New Trier

Eli Cohen, Sports Captain February 17, 2019

It doesn’t have to be pretty if it gets the job done. Offense was a luxury in the first half of Friday night’s game, as the teams went into the locker room with the score at 22-21 in New Trier’s...

Sophomore Louis Lesmond drives to the hoop.

32 minutes away: with a win tonight, Evanston becomes sole CSL South champion

Jonah Charlton, Eli Cohen, and Chris Werner February 15, 2019

 Jan. 12, 2018, the last time ETHS battled New Trier in Trevian territory; the score was deadlocked with the end of the fourth quarter just a few seconds left.  Then junior guard Lance Jones chased...