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.
After getting destroyed by Naperville North the Warriors needed to stepup against non-conference foe Lake Park. The Warriors won a tough hard fought match in really awful hot and and muggy weather 5-2. In singles, junior Kayla Hess got the ball rooling with a 2 and 1 win at #2 singles. "Kayla has been working hard on consistency and not over hitting to keep points going to use her athleticism. She really did a good job of stepping around her backhand to use her better side. She also used her net game to her advantage by finishing points at the net and not letting her opponent get another shot." At #3 singles, junior Shraddha Tirakovalluru won a third set tiebreaker 10-8 to complete the match and seal a 5-2 win. "I noticed in the second set she was pushing her forehand in the middle of the court and needed to continue to hit thorugh her forehand to put pressure on her opponent. She did and won the third set." The Warriors won three of the four doubles with a nail biter match at first doubles won by juniors Angelica Alvarez and Uma Kothuri. Scores were 6-7,6-3,10-7. "We had a comanding 5-2 lead in the first set and started hitting balls all over the place without setting up each other. After losing the first set I was impressed that their competitveness rose to another level. The Warrior duo cruised to a 6-3 second set win which set up the final third set tiebreaker. We went back to not trying to hit winners and spinning the ball a bit more with angles and our percentages went up. With a commanding lead in the teibreaker we gave a few point at the end which alarmed me but after settling down a bit the pressure went back on Lake Park to get balls in play and they struggled. It was a good win for these two juniors who have had a good summer and are seeing fruits of their hard work. I am proud of them." The other two points came at 3 doubles where Kendall Gooch and Isabelle Panicker ran over their opponents 2 and 3 along with 4 doubles who did the same. Emma Bridgeman and Natalie Freitag used patience to win a 3 and 2 match to end our scoring. The Warriors have another tough DVC foe in Neuqua Valley Thursday. "I am seeing situations that we have worked on in practice begin to get cleaned up but there is a long way to go."