First day of practice/tryouts: October 22, Competitive Cheerleading October 29, Girls Basketball November 5, Girls Gymnastics, Wrestling, Boys Basketball, November 12, Bowling November 19, Boys Swimming
-Students must bring a current physical less than a year old through the season to the nurse’s office or give to your coach.
-This year the $200 Athletic Fee must be paid through the IPSD Webstore which is located on the Pushcoin website. If you are in a cut sport, you can wait to pay this until you make the team.
"We just need to get over the hump of learning how to win and continue to win!" quoted Coach Phil Galow to his team last night after a tough 7-0 loss to Neuqua Valley. "I saw numerous good things last night in our dual with rival Neuqua Valley. The girls competed better than Saturdays matches with NV. We seem to have a problem with being close or even ahead in matches and then all of a sudden they separate from us. We need to take the next step and finish off opponents." The two matches of the evening where I there was some great points were at third doubles where April Kochman and partner Isabelle Panicker lost a tough 4 and 3 match and were in the match all night. "Our margin for error is thin due to they have better strokes but we competed well to negate their advantage. Having leads in the first set we let it go at 4-3, losing three games in a row. All of a sudden we are down 3-0 in the second and we have to battle back. "After losing a tough fought first set we have to erase the score and come out fighting. We cannot get down so far and then battle back just to get even. The duo got it back to 3-5 but could not get over the deficit. They competed very well but a few mistakes cost us down the stretch." The other match was at 1 doubles where Kothuri and Alvarez fought it out with NV and lost a tough mactch 4 and 4. Again, we got in a whole down 5-2 but showed guts to fight back to 4-5. We just could not get over the hill we were climbing and tie it up 5-5. The same happened in the second set only to fall 6-4. "Again the fight was their and I was very proud of adjustments made but our reading of their shots was too late and when they had volley chances they put balls away and we did not." The Warriors will compete with non-conference St. Charles East on Wednesday and hopefully we can iron out some of our difficulties.