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The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

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Behind the mask(ot): a conversation with Willie the Wildkit

Behind the mask(ot): a conversation with Willie the Wildkit

Ryan Wambo, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

It’s hard to miss Evanston’s mascot when he’s standing on the sidelines with his bright orange fur and signature blue jersey. Willie the Wildkit is a beloved Evanston tradition. Part of the myth...

The spirit-makers of ETHS

The spirit-makers of ETHS

Eva Sondgeroth and Fiona Vosper February 22, 2024

Throughout the school year, ETHS competes in hundreds of athletic competitions. While it’s the athletes’ jobs to play well, there are other groups who work long hours to evoke a sense of school...

When Evanston last took on Maine South on Jan. 26, the Kits won, 58-45.

Boys basketball looking to ride momentum into playoffs

Owen Chiss and Will Klearman February 20, 2024

Boys basketball will enter into the Class 4A IHSA postseason on Wednesday against not only a familiar face but a face that the Kits have had their way with recently. For the third time this season,...

‘Heartbreaking’ regional final loss to GBN ends girls basketball season, high school careers for Kit senior stars

Ryan Wambo, Staff Writer February 17, 2024

Senior Ball-State-commit Zuri Ransom stepped on the court Thursday night like the stakes had never been higher—and that’s because they hadn’t. With a win-or-go-home mentality in the IHSA regional...

Evanston won its final regular season contest over Maine West thanks to young talent.

Young talent fuels boys basketball to win over Maine West

Ryan Wambo and Alec Lloyd February 15, 2024

DES PLAINES, IL. – Boys basketball rolled into the playoffs on Tuesday night by dominating Maine West on the road, 54-32, in the team’s final regular season game.  With the win, Evanston clinched...

Senior Kailey Starks posted 18 points in Evanstons rout of Niles North on Monday.

Girls basketball trounces Vikings in opening round of playoffs

Alexis Rogers and Eva Sondgeroth February 13, 2024

Heading into the 2023-24 playoff run, head coach Brittanny Johnson knew not to take any game lightly. As the team battled back within the last few games of the regular season to secure a winning conference...

Evanston will kick off its playoff run against Niles North tonight at 6 p.m.

Breaking down girls basketball’s playoff path

Eva Sondgeroth and Alexis Rogers February 12, 2024

After two late-season conference wins and senior Zuri Ransom being healthy and fully back into Evanston’s lineup, girls’ basketball has their eyes set on a deep run heading into the IHSA Class 4A playoffs. Evanston...

Evanston went into its contest against Glenbrook South with the knowledge that the team could be tipping off against the Titans in the regional finals in two weeks time on the same court, but coach Mike Ellis focus was on one game at a time.

Glenbrook South closes out boys basketball in fourth quarter

Owen Chiss, Will Klearman and Cash Nelson February 10, 2024

Evanston has done an impressive job of pulling out come-from-behind victories recently. But every time the Kits attempted to cut Glenbrook South’s lead down on Friday night in Glenview, the Titans continuously...

Girls basketball looks playoff-ready, closes out regular season with blowout win

Eva Sondgeroth and Ryan Wambo February 7, 2024

On Feb. 2, 2021, then-freshman Zuri Ransom and Kailey Starks made their varsity debut. Just four years later, on Feb. 6, Starks and Ransom—now seniors—finished out their last regular home game with...

Boys basketball upsets top-ranked New Trier in thriller

February 3, 2024

WINNETKA, ILL. - In a 35-35 game with 16 seconds remaining in Friday night’s contest against New Trier, junior Ian Peters stepped up to the free throw line for two shots. Evanston fans behind the hoop...

Senior Kailey Starks took home 28 points to be the highest scorer of the 79-68 victory for the Kits.

Girls basketball triumphs at New Trier in high-scoring contest to close conference play

Alexis Rogers, Eva Sondgeroth and Katelyn Brownlee February 3, 2024

The Kits held the Trevians to a 16-16 tie going into the second quarter Friday night after a hard-fought eight minutes of aggressive play. After an offensive rampage by New Trier senior guard Sela Klein—who...

Evanston players celebrate during their win over Deerfield, 71-23.

Starks reaches 1000 career points in Kits’ dominant win over Deerfield

Alexis Rogers and Eva Sondgeroth February 1, 2024

Senior Kailey Starks stepped up to the free throw line in the third quarter just one basket shy of scoring 1000 career points. After both attempts resulted unsuccessfully, the Kits recovered the rebound...

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