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Eva Sondgeroth

Eva Sondgeroth, Assistant Sports Editor

By Eva Sondgeroth
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...

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...

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...

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...

Starks leads Kits in victory against Warren, snapping 11-game losing streak

Starks leads Kits in victory against Warren, snapping 11-game losing streak

Alexis Rogers and Eva Sondgeroth January 29, 2024

Going into the second quarter Saturday afternoon, Evanston held onto a four-point lead. After eight minutes, they were up by 22.  “[Senior Kailey Starks] came up to me, and she said that she wasn’t...

Ramblers keep Kits offense at bay, keeping undefeated record with buzzer-beater shot

Eva Sondgeroth and Helena Van Engelen January 25, 2024

Despite falling to Nazareth Academy this past Saturday, senior Zuri Ransom’s return coming into Tuesday evening’s matchup in Beardsley Gym with undefeated Loyola had all eyes set on a strong performance...

From the opening tip, Evanston and Niles North traded baskets in a close contests the Vikings ultimately reeled in.

[Photo] Former ETHS player Irby helps Vikings corral Kits in non-conference bout

January 10, 2024

From the opening tip, Evanston and Niles North traded baskets in a close contests the Vikings ultimately reeled in.

Girls basketball has leapt out to three-straight wins to kick off the CSL slate.

Girls basketball stays undefeated despite uneven effort against Spartans

Eva Sondgeroth and Ryan Wambo December 8, 2023

When the first points of the game were scored by senior guard Kailey Starks, the entire crowd at Glenbrook North knew it was the Kits to lose.  Senior Zuri Ransom and Starks carried the workload on...

Boys basketball bullies Bulls on way to big win

Boys basketball bullies Bulls on way to big win

Eva Sondgeroth and Ryan Wambo December 6, 2023

After a 64-55 victory over La Lumiere on Saturday, Dec. 2, the Kits sought to keep their four-game win streak alive on Tuesday night in Beardsley Gym against Chicago Bulls Prep—and they did just that. Junior...

Girls basketball blows out GBS in conference-opener

Girls basketball blows out GBS in conference-opener

Fiona Vosper and Eva Sondgeroth November 29, 2023

After losing both games against Glenbrook South last season, girls' basketball came onto the court Tuesday night looking to reverse that trend. Despite a close first quarter, the Kit offense exploded for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Junior Johnny Hunwick takes on two defenders in Tuesdays night win against Glenbrook South

Boys soccer shuts out Glenbrook South, maintains undefeated record

Helena Van Engelen and Eva Sondgeroth September 20, 2023

This season, boys soccer has made a habit of games like the one on Tuesday against Glenbrook South: close...until it isn't. While the Kits went to half up just 1-0, they came out of halftime set to...

Offensive explosion lofts boys soccer over Lake Forest Academy

Offensive explosion lofts boys soccer over Lake Forest Academy

Eva Sondgeroth, Assistant Sports Editor September 1, 2023

Senior forward Bryan Maldonado’s goal gave boys soccer a 1-0 lead over Lake Forest Academy going into the half on Thursday night, and that was just the start.  Just 40 minutes later, the Lazier Field...

Photo courtesy of Lily Shure

Lily Shure

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

The ex-gymnast turned soccer player Lily Shure has come to love the team bonding and growth aspect of soccer, and she continues to work hard every day. “My favorite part about soccer is seeing the...

Anna Marks

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

After starting field hockey a week before her freshman year of high school, varsity captain Anna Marks will continue to dominate on and off the field, accepting an offer to play Division III at Depauw...

Volleyball earns set against relentless Trevian attack

Volleyball earns set against relentless Trevian attack

Alexis Rogers and Eva Sondgeroth October 8, 2022

Girls volleyball fought tooth and nail to sour New Trier’s senior night, but ultimately came up a bit short. In a match that went to a conclusive third set, the Trevians wore the Kits down, winning...

Pomkits again ready to dominate their dances

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

When you think of the high school experience at Evanston, images of the football team, cheerleaders and Pomkits come to mind. It’s the school spirit trifecta, if you will.  At the first home football...

Road to state: girls soccer faces fierce competition after winning super sectionals

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

With the 2022 varsity girls soccer team season coming to a close with a 2-0 loss in the state semifinals against Barrington on June 3 the Kits are looking forward to replicating their success next season. This...

Boys lacrosse already looking forward to dominating during next season

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

After a season ending, 18-5 loss to Maine South, the boys lacrosse team is ready for the comeback that they needed to make it all the way.  The boys lacrosse team had a bit of a rough start, going...

Girls water polo celebrates win over rival New Trier

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

After coming back from an overall great season last year, finishing 16-8, the girls water polo team is hoping to accomplish even more this year.  With the team cranking the heat up as the end of the...

Post-football season, pomkits shift focus

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

With athletics finally returning to normal as cases of COVID-19 dwindle, the Evanston Pomkits are competing once again. Although the lockdown did affect team spirit, with team members unable to participate...

Photo Courtesy Allison Lemmon

Field hockey values teamwork

Eva Sondgeroth, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

ETHS’s field hockey team is composed of like-minded, connected individuals that rely on teamwork to succeed in its games. Coming out of a restrictive season with few bonding opportunities last year,...

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