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

The Evanstonian

Peter Barbato

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer

My name is Peter Barbato and I am a junior at Evanston Township High School. This is my second year writing for The Evanstonian for the sports section. Outside of writing for The Evanstonian, I play baseball and golf for the high school, and am employed at Hartigan's Ice Cream Shoppe. The Evanstonian is a community that has helped me develop not only my writing skills, but my people skills as well, and will continue to further my creativity as it has the past two years.

By Peter Barbato
Minor leaguer, ETHS alum, on baseball amid the pandemic

Minor leaguer, ETHS alum, on baseball amid the pandemic

Peter Barbato, Sports Editor December 14, 2020

When Jack Anderson graduated from Evanston in 2012, he never would have guessed that he’d be back on the ETHS baseball field to man the mound. Fast forward to eight years and one pandemic later, and...

Photo courtesy of @ethsports Twitter feed

Things we get to see this fall season: Hope chasing Deja Vu

Peter Barbato, Assistant Sports Editor October 20, 2020

After a strong showing and 10th place finish at this year’s CSL South Championship, senior Hope Leman looks to keep her foot on the gas heading deeper into the postseason. “The meets this year have...

ETHS’ athletics department hopes for a summer season

Eli Cohen and Peter Barbato May 1, 2020

On April 21, The IHSA announced the suspension of all remaining activities for the 2019-20 school year. Despite being anticipated by many, the news was gut-wrenching to every student athlete that prepared...

One last ride for boys hockey ends in good spirit

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

After a season filled with ups and downs, boys hockey left it all on the ice in their final game as the seniors showed out for their curtain call. “We came into Lake Forest laid back and looking to...

Girls bowling strikes again

Peter Barbato, Staff writer January 31, 2020

With the postseason right around the corner, girls bowling will spare no effort in preparing for conference after rolling through the MLK invite. “This year, our goal is to win conference and also...

Balancing a passion: the effects of being a student-athlete

Sophia McCandlish and Peter Barbato December 13, 2019

Athletes work hard to perfect their craft on the field, and it’s no different in the classroom. With their exceptionally improved grade point averages and attendance rates compared to students who aren’t...

Sailing cruises to a smooth finish

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

A third place finish at the Great Lakes Qualifier regatta secures the sailing team a spot in the Great Lakes Championship. “We really excelled at the Great Lakes Q (Qualifier) Regatta,” coach Zac...

Speed and camaraderie are what’s on the menu for the girls swimming team

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

After gliding through their first few competitions, girls swimming looks to continue their push deep into the latter parts of the season. “Having such an amazing season last year, all we want to do...

Risin into Fall: Girls Cross Country

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer August 21, 2019

Coming off a summer of daily grueling practices, girls cross country capitalized their down time to gear up for the season.  “Starting the week after school got out, we've had summer running at 6:30...

Risin into Fall: Girls Field Hockey

Sophia McCandlish and Peter Barbato August 21, 2019

With the addition of new head coach Jenner Johnson, field hockey looks to build on last year’s late season success with change. This season marks the third season of field hockey at ETHS, and Johnson...

Spring sport season rundown

Badminton By Chris Werner Sports Editor 2019 was one of the most successful seasons in recent memory for the ETHS badminton team. Evanston beat New Trier in a dual match for the first time...

Sticking Together

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer April 26, 2019

As boys lacrosse heads into the heart of conference play, they look to build on their early successes. “As far as conference, we’re ready,” head coach Rob Fournie said. “Coming back from a much...

Girls lacrosse: youth movement

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer March 22, 2019

Despite a dramatic loss in number of seniors, girl’s lacrosse is looking to utilize their youth to turn what could easily be a “rebuilding” year into one of contention. “The seniors last year...

Senior Rafael Salinas brings sophomore Ricardo Salinas to the ground.

Wrestling’s elites ready to tackle the second half of the season

Peter Barbato, Hailey Fine and Sophia McCandlish December 26, 2018

After a successful showing at the Russ Erb tournament led by an elite group, wrestling heads into holiday break with the wind at their backs. “Every week we adjust, get in better shape, fix a technique,...

8 Kits commit to Division 1 athletics at Fall National Signing Day

8 Kits commit to Division 1 athletics at Fall National Signing Day

On Wednesday Nov. 14, eight ETHS seniors committed to Division 1 athletic programs. Seniors Annika Destefano, Rosemary Gibbons, Lucy Hogan, Lance Jones, Keara Kerr, Trevor Nelson, Olivia O'Donnell and...

2-1 victory propels Kits into sectional finals

2-1 victory propels Kits into sectional finals

Peter Barbato and Chris Werner October 26, 2018

With a bid to the sectional championship on the line at Lazier Field on Wednesday night, Wildkit attacker Will Weinman was fouled in the box with less than eight minutes left in the game and junior Quinn...

Freshman Julia Demopoulos hits her forehand.

Down Goncharova, up a supernova

Peter Barbato and Peter Gallun October 2, 2018

Strength in numbers. The key to Girls Tennis’ success is their depth. “I think this year is honestly the best team we’ve had skill-wise because we have a very deep roster,” senior captain...

Fallin’ into season: PomKits

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer August 28, 2018

We want PomKits! With a talented young squad, PomKits will be ready to step into the spotlight once again after the offseason grind. The PomKits have practiced for three weeks in preparation for...

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