LCHS Winter Athletics Going Strong

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Athletics: LCHS

District 117 Girls Gymnastics
The District 117 girls gymnastics team has continued their steady improvement from season’s past. The Eagles and Sequoits have worked very well together in creating a cohesive, successful team. At the New Trier regional on 2/1, the team had an excellent showing, with multiple student-athletes advancing to sectionals. Sectional qualifiers were Josie Gates (all-around, bars, floor exercise, balance beam), Julia Blasinski (vault, all-around, floor exercise) and Ellie Nampel (balance beam). Blasinski’s regional championship in the floor exercise was a first for District 117 gymnastics!

Boys Basketball
Boys basketball have won 9 of their last 10 games and are peaking at just the right time. They defeated Grant to win the conference title, for the 2nd year in row. They begin their playoff run with a game vs. Fenton on 2/21 in the Fenton regional.

Girls Basketball 
Girls basketball has had another very successful campaign, both team-wise and individually. As a team, the Eagles are playing very well at press time and will host the IHSA 2A regional in mid-February. Inclarity Turney broke her own single-season steals record vs. Grayslake Central on January 31st. Turney set three school records this year-single season steals, single season assists, and career blocks. Kaylee Anderson set the single season rebounding record as well. 

Cheerleading
The cheerleading team continues to fly high during halftime performances, as well as competitions. The ladies placed 3rd at the Dundee-Crown sectional on January 27th and qualified for the state competition yet again. After a great routine in the state preliminaries, they advanced to the final, placing 7th overall. For the second year in a row, Ava Bullock received All-State honors, as voted on by the membership of the IHSCCO.

Dance
The Lakes dancers continue to improve and impress with their performances. They placed first in their division at the Sycamore Spartanette Invitational on December 10th, and saw steady improvement as the season went on. They narrowly missed out on a state finals bid, placing 7th at the Jacobs sectional on January 20th. The sectional finish was the highest in recent memory for the Lakes dancers! The future continues to look bright for Lakes dance. 

Girls Bowling
The girls bowling team has continued their team and individual successes. As a team, they have placed in the top three in every invitational this season. Led by all conference bowlers Peyton Mezo, Ava Lewis, and Isabelle Leone, the Eagles took 2nd at the NLCC Invitational and, for the 2nd straight year, were regional champions! The girls bowling team placed 6th at sectionals. Peyton Mezo qualified for state as an individual and will bowl in the state finals in Rockford on 2/16 and 2/17.

Wrestling
The Eagle wrestlers have continued to see improvement, both on the boys and girls side. The boys, while not seeing great success in terms of wins and losses, continue to steadily improve. With the IHSA’s recent addition of girls wrestling, Lakes has quickly made a name for themselves throughout the state. After winning the Lake County tournament, the girls team carried that momentum to the Round Lake regional, where they placed 2nd out of 42 teams. Girls wrestling has five state qualifiers-Ava Babbs, Olivia Heft, Zaryia Mouzon, Haven Sylves, and Josie Larson. They will wrestle in the state finals in Bloomington on 2/23 and 2/24.