The Varsity Boys Basketball team had a successful first week of their season winning the Mundelein/Grant Thanksgiving Tournament. The Blue Devils defeated Mundelein and Lakes and lost to Deerfield. They came out on top of the 3-way tie on the Mundelein side of the tournament winning the point differential tie breaker. In the Mundelein game the Blue Devils were led in scoring by Cooper Stacey 16 points, Nate Harris 13 points, and Drew Dolan 12 points. In the loss to Deerfield, leading scorers for the Blue Devils were Drew Dolan 13 points and Cooper Stacey 8 points. In the win over Lakes, Adam Panek had 12 points, Cooper Stacey 11 points and Drew Dolan 9 points. In the championship game at Grant, the Blue Devils played Carmel, the winner of the Grant side of the tournament. In the championship game the Blue Devils showed great resilience. They trailed for most of the game and were down by 8 – 12 points at 3 different times during the game but each time they battled back together and came back. The Blue Devils took the lead for the first time in the final minutes of the game and held on for a one point win over a very tough Carmel team. Cooper Stacey, Drew Dolan and Nate Harris were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Blue Devils have their first home game next Saturday afternoon against Jacobs. The Freshmen and Sophomore games start at 12:30 and the Varsity game will start at 2pm. All games will be at the Almond Campus.
The varsity finished the New Trier Tournament with a 2-3 record. They defeated Taft on Monday 52-18. On Wednesday the lost to Fenwick 41-38. Senior Grace Lynch and Sophomore Mariah Phelps played very well in both games. This week the Devils are at Libertyville on Tuesday and host Lake Forest on Friday.
The Blue Devils host Stevenson on Tuesday and Mundelein on Thursday. On Saturday, they compete in the Vernon Hills Invite.
The season opens on November 29th with a home match against Lake Zurich. On Wednesday, they host Stevenson. The Blue Devils compete in the Palatine Invitational on Saturday.
The season begins on December 12th with the Stevenson Invitational.
The Devilettes compete at the Minooka Invite on December 4th.
Gymnastics get underway on December 1st against Lake Zurich and Stevenson.
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING
Swimming and diving opens the season on December 3rd at the Deerfield Invitational.
Your Wrestling Blue Devils used the holiday weekend to begin their season while continuing to get back into a state of normalcy in wrestling and athletics. Blue Devil varsity team went 1-3 over the weekend with a win against Grayslake Central and losses to Barrington, Joliet West and Wauconda. Missing 6 of 14 weight classes is a tough hole for any team to overcome, yet seniors Zack Sutor, Reyes Gonzales, and Nevan Mitrovic and junior Zack Piszkiewicz continue their leadership roles in guiding your grapplers to success. As three year varsity starters, each of these wrestlers has chosen to press on through some very difficult times and they continue to make Warren proud! YOUTH will be a theme this season! First time varsity starters junior Evan Onstad and Sophomores Carlos Ordonez, Jose Ordonez and Jeremiah Hixson received their first victories in a varsity singlet, with many more to follow. Finally, Josh Yoder, frosh, stepped up and received his first varsity win. With varsity wrestlers getting down to weight and filling in some holes, and some younger guys stepping into spots they might not be ready for -- Is anybody ever ready? – I am certainly looking forward to your average completely bananas season. Ding Ding!
The JV team went 2-1-1 and took 6th of 10 in the Wauconda invite. Warren defeated Waukegan 63-12; Joliet West 42-39, tied Barrington 39-39 and lost a tough meet to Wauconda 27-37. At Wauconda Jessie Binoya 2nd place at 106 lbs.; Jorge Valenzuela 2nd place at 120lbs.; David Gonzalez 3rd place at 132lbs.; Daniel Correa 5th place at 145lbs.; Mike Moberg 5th place at 152lbs.; Donovan McNeal 5th place at 182lbs.; and Jacob Bolender 3rd place at 285lbs.
The freshmen team is 5-0! Additionally the team placed first at the Rockford East Holiday Tournament. The frosh had five 1st place finishers (Kaden Andersen 132; Jordan Jeffrey 138; Justice Humphreys 145; Anthony Soto 220 & Matt Vazquez 285); five 2nd place finishers (Josh Yoder 106; Sean Smith 113; Dylan Soto 160; Anthony Berry 170; DJ Coleman 220); four 3rd place finishers (Lucas Jablonski 100; Evan Glowinski 106, Julian Ramos 182 & Johan Velazquez 195); one 4th place finish (Axton Hunter 285); and one 5th place finish (Adan Garibay 170). Also contributing for the Blue Devils were (Justyce Sieber 120, Alex Valenzuela 126; Mehki Cabel 145; Sam Adams 152; & Kenzo Fujita 160).
Next up is a conference meet at Lake Forest on Friday. On Saturday, the wrestlers compete in the Plainfield South Tournament.