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

The Evanstonian

Sophia McCandlish

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor

My name is Sophia McCandlish and I am a junior at Evanston Township High School. This is my second year writing for The Evanstonian and I am one of the Assistant Editors for the sports section. As far as my interests and hobbies go, I play soccer, both club and high school, and I love to hang out with my friends. I am so excited to cover all the sports ETHS has to offer and to share my stories with you all!

By Sophia McCandlish

Axelrood and Otwell headline gymnastics season once again

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor February 28, 2020

As the girls gymnastics season came to a wrap, two notable stars end on a positive note. Sophomore Ava Axelrood and senior Jamie Otwell both advanced to Sectionals this season. Although they didn’t...

Learning to lead: a spotlight on ETHS basketball’s student managers

Michael Barthelemy and Sophia McCandlish January 31, 2020

In the shadows they lie. Keeping away from the spotlight of center court, they roam the sidelines looking to help in any way they can. They don’t do it for the glitz or the glamour; they do it...

Wrestling looks to end the season with a bang

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor January 31, 2020

Contributor: Jared Tucker As the season slowly nears to an end, the wrestling team begins to consider their postseason plans without key graduates Ramin Abraham and Rafael Salinas.  “It’s been...

Girls hockey sees light through tunnel of a losing season

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor December 13, 2019

With a new coach and collection of new players, the girls hockey team is hoping to move forward from previous year’s lack of success. The Evanston Hockey Association is against having players from...

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...

Wildkit Ensemble fosters creativity, inclusivity

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor November 10, 2019

Wildkit Ensemble, a new fine arts course this year, is in full swing. Karla Clark, choir teacher, and Elizabeth Brent, special education teacher, co-teach the class that combines general education and...

Nutrition: what can make or break an athlete’s performance

Hailey Fine and Sophia McCandlish November 8, 2019

Constant exercise comes with a constant need to eat, but many don’t realize the effect that certain foods and eating habits have on their bodies. In order for athletes to perform at their best, it’s...

Fockey tops off season for the ages

Sophia McCandlish, Asst. Sports Editor November 8, 2019

With a sectional loss to Glenbrook South on Oct. 22, the Kits said goodbye to their most successful season to date. First year head coach Jenner Johnson, a former member of the University of Michigan...

Girls volleyball sends off strong senior class

Sophia McCandlish and Jake Kaufman November 8, 2019

The girls volleyball team's season ended earlier than they hoped with a loss to Glenbrook North on Oct. 29. The team finished with a record of 15-19.  The team suffered major losses within the CSL...

Wildkits face off against the Fremd Vikings on Sept. 20th.

Addicted- the complex relationship between athletes and social media

Michael Barthelemy and Sophia McCandlish September 27, 2019

Wake up, check your phone. Get to school, check your phone. Finish practice, check your phone. Go to bed, check your phone. Repeat. Whether we realize it or not, in today’s day and age, we are sucked...

Volleyball continuing strong turn around after disappointing season

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor September 27, 2019

Following a disappointing season, the volleyball team is doing their best to turn their success around.  The Kits were 2-12 in the regular season play and ended the year in a devastating Regionals...

Risin into Fall: PomKits

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor August 21, 2019

With thier recent success in their annual competition, PomKits look to win the battle over stereotypes.  The PomKits’ competition was held at Northern Illinois University, where they earned second...

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...

Risin into Fall: Cheer

Sophia McCandlish, Assistant Sports Editor August 21, 2019

With an incredibly smaller roster this season, the cheer team looks to make the most of their numbers.  “This season our team is more motivated and focused on improving our skills during the summer,...

State Champion: Ramin Abraham

State Champion: Ramin Abraham

Eli Cohen and Sophia McCandlish May 24, 2019

Ramin Abraham entered ETHS his freshman year as a goalie for the soccer team, with little interest in wrestling. When he graduates on June 2, he’ll walk out with a 53-0 record on the mat and a state...

Fall sport season rundown

Boys XC By Gordon Redfield-Gale Staff Writer After losing top seniors to their respective college programs, it appeared as though the cross-country team would need time to rebuild. However,...

From ‘Kits to ‘Cats

Sophia McCandlish, Sports Captain May 23, 2019

Back in Nov. of 2018, Abby Osterlund added another four years to her cross country career with her commitment to Northwestern University. With her commitment, the stress of choosing a college was lifted...

Winter sport season rundown

Boys Basketball By Chris Werner Sports Editor After a third place finish in 2018, the boys basketball team played in the final game of the IHSA basketball season in 2019. “Following [last...

Freshman Lucia Mena skates at the national championship.

Back to back: Evanston figure skating team captures second consecutive national championship

Eli Cohen, Sophia McCandlish and Chris Werner April 26, 2019

On March 30 in Brighton, Michigan, the Evanston figure skating team won its second straight national championship. “This has been the most exciting year for our team,” coach Jana Reynolds said....

Senior Lucy Hart stretches off of first base.

Cold start hot finish

Benji Fervoy and Sophia McCandlish April 26, 2019

Following an 0-5 start, the ETHS softball team is starting to shake off the early rust. Keeping the first five games in their back pockets, they’ve gone 4-1 with a margin of victory of nine or more runs...

Baseball slides to Vero Beach for spring break

Sam Beebe and Sophia McCandlish March 22, 2019

Every year, the baseball team takes a trip to Vero Beach, Florida and competes in a tournament over spring break. “[Vero] allows the team to interact and see each other in a different way,” head...

Sophomore Ricardo Salinas at practice.

Salinas bros, Abraham compete at state

Hailey Fine and Sophia McCandlish February 15, 2019

After an undefeated season and a first place finish in the conference tournament, the ETHS wrestling team is using this momentum heading into the state tournament. With the matches starting yesterday,...

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...

Junior Max Peterson and team compete at sectionals.

Osterlund, Peterson finish strong at XC state

Ben Baker-Katz and Sophia McCandlish November 9, 2018

The season ended for most of the Wildkit cross country program after the sectional race on Oct. 27, but senior Abby Osterlund and junior Max Peterson accomplished the ultimate goal: competing in Peoria...

Boys cross country looks to run through the competition in sectionals

Benji Fervoy and Sophia McCandlish October 26, 2018

The Kits advanced to sectionals following a fourth place finish at the Loyola regional meet on Oct. 20. After the regular season ended, the expectations elevated for postseason play, and the team hasn’t...

Girls cross country- the race for the finish starts now

Sophia McCandlish and Will Travis October 26, 2018

For many fall sports, the season is finally coming to a close, but for the girls cross country team, the excitement is just beginning. After second place finishes at both the conference meet on Oct....

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