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Girls Basketball: Sequoit Girls Finish Even Over Break

The girls basketball team played against Grant in both a tournament and a game over winter break.

On Friday, December 21, the girls basketball team traveled to Grant High School and faced the Bulldogs on enemy territory. The game did not go the way the girls had hoped; they came home with a loss, a final score of 57-38.

On Wednesday, December 26-28 the Sequoits went to Lisle High School for a tournament, in which they played against Timothy Christian, Rosary High School and Walther Christian Academy.

The first two games against Timothy Christian and Rosary went well for the Sequoits as they beat Timothy Christian in a close game, winning 46-44. In the second game, the girls beat Rosary by ten points, winning 43-33. Unfortunately, the tide turned for the team. In the third game, the girls fought hard, but Walther Christian held their lead and won 49-41.

The girls had two wins and two losses over break, making their record 4-12 to this point in the season.


Girls Bowling: Bowling Over Break

Girls bowling had a busy winter break with three competitions.

Over break, girls bowling competed in two games and an invitational. In the first game on December 28, the bowling team battled against Grayslake North at Lakes Bowl. To start the new year, the girls had a game on January 3 against Lakes at home. To conclude their break, the bowling team competed in another invitational in Prospect on January 5 where they placed sixth as a team in the king division.


Boys Wrestling: Wrestling Takes the Fight to Lincoln Community

The Sequoit wrestlers had a successful record over winter break.

Over winter break, the Antioch boys wrestling had a two day tournament at Lincoln Community High School. The Sequoits fought their hardest and brought their aggressive offensive to the mat without holding anything back. Xavier Sanchez, Niall Schoenfelder, Daniel McPherson and Devin Nobling took second place at the tournament while the whole team took first overall. This week the Sequoits take on their rival, the Lakes Eagles, on Thursday, January 10, at Antioch Community High School. The Sequoits have a merciless offensive, as well as a tactical defensive that will be sure to give the Eagles quite a challenge.


Boys Basketball: Takedown in Teutopolis

The Sequoits came out of their Effingham/Teutopolis Christmas Classic with a better record than previous years.

The Sequoits boys basketball team took their annual trip down to Teutopolis, Illinois to play in the Effingham/Teutopolis Christmas Classic. They played four games, went 2-2, and took tenth place out of 16 teams. The Sequoits beat Brooks with a score of 60-50 and Altamont with a score of 79-51. They lost to Central A&M in the opener 82-55 and Oak Lawn 59-43 in the Consolation Game. Senior Daniel Filippone made the all-tournament team for his skills throughout the tournament. This year they did better than their 0-4 record from the 2018 Classic and are looking to use these games to improve their skills and to tackle the rest of their season. 

Cheerleading: Hard Work Pays Off

Antioch varsity cheer team takes down the competition.

At the end of winter break, the Antioch varsity cheer team competed in two cheer competitions, Lake Zurich on January 5 and Buffalo Grove on January 6.

At their first competition of the weekend, the team placed second out of 14 teams after performing a perfect routine. Going into awards, the team was excited to see their place considering their hard week of practice leading up to that weekend.

On Sunday, Antioch placed second out of 23 teams for the second competition in a row. During the competition, all teams in their division took reductions due to stunt falls. Other than three touchdowns and a stunt fall, the Sequoits had an overall well rounded routine and are going to be fixing parts of their routine for their next competition.

Placing second at both these competitions has proved how much the girls can accomplish with hard work and commitment.

Antioch will be competing at Grayslake North on Saturday for their final regular season competition before conference on Monday, January 14.