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Will Lefler: Not Your Average Swimmer

By Rebecca Yun

February 13, 2012

Filed under Homepage, Profiles, Sports, Swimming

It's the day of the West vs. Waukegan swim meet and the natatorium is quiet, save for a referee in all white, who holds a speaker to his mouth and says, "Take your mark..." before pushing a button to start the varsity 200 freesty...

Boys’ Swim Team Annihilates Waukegan Bulldogs

By Rebecca Yun

February 6, 2012

Filed under Breaking News, Homepage, Sports, Swimming

After losing to New Trier the week before, the boys' swim and dive team bounced back against the Waukegan Bulldogs on Senior Night, winning the meet by a landslide with scores of 123-42 (JV) and 128-40 (Varsity),  placing first in every eve...

New Trier Trevians Crush Wolves in the Pool

By Rebecca Yun

January 30, 2012

Filed under Homepage, Sports, Swimming

The stands of the Niles West swimming pool looked dismal, as if the Wolves fans, as well as the New Trier Trevian fans, knew the outcome of the meet before it had even started. Although the Niles West section of the stands never...

Boys’ Swim Team Beats Maine West Warriors

By Rebecca Yun

December 20, 2011

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On Friday, Dec. 16, the pool balcony was not as full as it was for the annual West vs. North swim meet, but there was still that slight surge of energy coursing through the air. This energy propelled the Swim Team to a win on all levels...

Boys’ Swim Team Loses to Vikings

By Rebecca Yun

December 12, 2011

Filed under Homepage, Sports, Swimming

  The pool balcony was packed Friday, Dec. 9 as fans from Niles North and West cheered on the boys' swim teams. There was a definite buzz of excitement that radiated from the stands of the natatorium as the annual cross-town meet started off. The Wolve...

Girls Basketball Fights from Behind to Beat North

By Nate Schapmann

December 5, 2011

Filed under Breaking News, Homepage, Sports, Swimming

The mood heading into halftime at the Girls Basketball game versus Niles North Saturday night was somber at best; the Wolves (8-0) were down to the Vikings (2-5) 17-26 in the “Crosstown Classic.” Despite early foul trouble, North was up 9-12...

2011 Boys’ Swimming and Diving Preview

By Rebecca Yun

December 5, 2011

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[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

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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...

A Day in the Life of State Swimmer Edan Scott

By Nick Goldwyn

November 16, 2011

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[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...

Swimming 101

By Rebecca Yun

October 25, 2011

Filed under Homepage, Sports, Swimming

Believe it or not, the Niles West swimming and diving teams have made tremendous accomplishments the past few years, yet they still receive very little support from their peers at their meets.  I can only hope it's due to a lack...