Niles West News

2011 Boys’ Swimming and Diving Preview

By Rebecca Yun

December 5, 2011

[media id=150] The NWN had the opportunity to talk with head coach Dan VanderJeugdt regarding the boys, their goals, and the team's strengths. NWN: With graduated swimmer Konner Scott gone, how is the team looking this yea...

Niles West Boys’ Swim Team Takes Third at Annual Early-Bird Invite

By Rebecca Yun

December 5, 2011

The Niles West Boys' swim team placed third at the Niles West Invite on Saturday, Dec. 3. Among the teams competing were the Buffalo Grove Bison, Mundelein Mustangs, Schaumburg Saxons, Brother Rice Crusaders, and Latin Romans. Al...

2011 Girls Basketball Preview

By Nick Goldwyn

December 2, 2011

[singlepic id=1066 w=320 h=240 float=right]The NWN had a chance to sit down with Girls Varsity Basketball head coach Tony Konsewicz to talk about the season, the team, and Jewell Loyd reaching 3,000 points. NWN: What are the team's strengths and weaknesses? Konsewicz: The team strengths are that we ...

2011 Girls Gymnastics Preview

By Nate Schapmann

November 30, 2011

[media id=147] The NWN had the opportunity to sit down with Girls Gymnastics head coach Susan Arcus to talk about the upcoming season. NWN: How does the team look this year? Arcus: Our varsity team looks great this year.  We sho...

2011 Boys Basketball Preview

By Nick Goldwyn

November 21, 2011

[media id=143] The NWN had a chance to sit down with head boys basketball coach Bob Williams to talk about the season, the team, and how far the Wolves will go this season. NWN: How does the team look this year? Willi...

A Day in the Life of State Swimmer Edan Scott

By Nick Goldwyn

November 16, 2011

[media id=138] Edan Scott, like thousands of other swimmers before her, is hunched on the starting block above the pool at Niles West. It’s the North meet, and Edan is solemn. She stands attentively, she looks serious, determ...

Girls Basketball Wins Season Opener Versus Hersey

By Nate Schapmann

November 16, 2011

Students filled the main gym last night for the Girls Basketball team’s season opener versus Hersey. To an outsider, it might have seemed odd that the bleachers would be filled with such exuberant fans on a Tuesday night. Don’...

Boys Cross Country Takes 19th at State

By Nate Schapmann

November 10, 2011

The tsunami of spectators surveying the Boys Cross Country State final race surged from one end of Peoria’s Detweiller Park to another, trying to follow the runners as they raced around the flat, grassy course.  It’s highly unusu...

Loyd Signs Letter of Intent with Fighting Irish

By Nick Goldwyn

November 10, 2011

The student commons was not as full as it had been six months ago, when senior Jewell Loyd had made her verbal commitment to Notre Dame. But it was still pretty packed with students, staff, and girls basketball players alike, all wanting to watch Loyd sign her letter of intent with Notre Dame, where she...

Boys Cross Country Qualifies for State for the First Time in School History

By Nate Schapmann

November 1, 2011

Some said they were so obscure, so off the radar, so out of it, that after the Niles West Boy’s Cross Country team took fifth at their Regional meet on Saturday, Oct. 22, they weren’t to be considered even as a dark horse going...

Lady Wolves Lose Regional Final to Loyola

By Nick Goldwyn

October 28, 2011

After the parents had lost their voices encouraging their children and the student fans in the stands had made their last critical comment about the refs and the little girl had put away her impromptu ipad poster (that read “let’s go wolves”)--after all that--the Girls Volleyball team, dishea...

Girls Volleyball Beats Von Stuben in Regional Semi

By Nate Schapmann

October 27, 2011

Von Steuben's opening serve into the net set the tone for the entire Girls Volleyball regional semi-final contest versus Von Steuben Tuesday, Oct. 25.  The Wolves defeated the Panthers handily, defeating them 25-18 in the first game and 25-14 in the second. Both games wer...