Niles West News

Boys Track and Field Qualifies Four Events Down State

By Nate Schapmann

May 24, 2012

At last year’s state meet, the Niles West Boys Track and Field team qualified the 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter relays.  Now, it’s the middle-distance runners chance, as the team qualified the 4x800 meter and 4x400 meter relays. The 4x800 team of seniors Marc-Daniel Julien, Blake Helton, Neal Omar, and Junior Yandiel Cardenas demolished the previously held ...

W.Y.S.E. Team Places Sixth at State

By Mara Shapiro

April 19, 2012

The W.Y.S.E( World Youth in Science and Engineering) team won sixth place out of fifteen schools at the State competition Thursday, April 5 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Students who won medals are junior Patrick Liscio(first place in Mathematic...

DECA to Participate in State Competition

By Mara Shapiro

February 29, 2012

DECA will be competing in the State Competition Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10 at  the Holiday Inn  in Decatur. This year, 40 students are going to compete, a new record for Niles West. A total of one thousand students from all over the state will also be at ...

Nate Lee Improves on Last Year’s State Performance

By Nate Schapmann

October 20, 2011

Sophomore Nate Lee competed at state this weekend, placing 87th out of a field of 111 at The Den at Fox Creek golf course in Bloomington.  His place was an improvement from last year, when he placed 93rd. Lee and head golf coach Mitch Stern agreed that he hit the ball as good as anyone, but that his putting was lacking....

A Day in the Life of State Golfer Nate Lee

By Nate Schapmann

October 11, 2011

Sophomore Nate Lee crouches on the ninth and last hole at Tam Golf Course in Niles, the low sun illuminating his figure. His white Niles West cap and red polo-shirt blow in the light breeze, and have since dried from the momentary drizzle of rain at the fifth hole. He exami...

Boys Track Goes Back to State

By Nick Goldwyn

May 27, 2011

[singlepic id=1975 w=320 h=240 float=left]This time last year, the Boys Track team was freaking out about going to state. Well, let the freak out begin because once again the Boys Track team has qualified multiple relays and individuals...

Girls Track Qualifies for State

By Nick Goldwyn

May 20, 2011

[singlepic id=2000 w=320 h=240 float=left]The Girls Track and Field team finished third at the Class 3A Loyola Academy Sectional in Wilmette (with 77 points), and in doing so, qualified four girls for the State track meet. T...

Five Gymnasts Qualify for State

By Nick Goldwyn

May 12, 2011

The Boys Gymnastics team qualified five varsity gymnasts for State, at the IHSA Sectional meet on Wednesday, May 4. The five gymnasts who qualified for State were seniors Hantac Chang (on parallel bars) and Eli Shiheiber (on high bar); and juniors Casey Mahoney-Muno ...