The Varsity Boys Basketball team competed at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament. They finished 1-2. First, they had an upset victory over 4th seed Peoria Manual 54-45. Next, they lost a tough game to Benet Academy 49-37. They then lost to Oak Park River Forest 62-53. This week, The Devils are home against Zion.
The varsity girls went 3-2 at the Grant Holiday Tournament with wins over North Chicago 61-30, De La Salle 61-45, and Waukegan 71-59. They lost to Grant 67-66 and Deerfield 54-47 in OT. Sophomore Grace Lynch and Freshman Zion Levy were named to the All-Tournament Team. This week they have a home game Tuesday against Grayslake North. On Wednesday, they play at Maine South. They are home Saturday night against Lake Zurich.
The Blue Devils lost two close matches to Grayslake Central and Stevenson. Grayslake Central won 2855 to 2821. Ethan Kailin led Warren with a 602 series. Stevenson won 3358 to 2858. Ethan Kailin rolled a 645 series. Both Matt Alcala and Jake Harrison rolled 569 series for the Devils. This week, the team travels to Grant on Tuesday. Friday is the NSC Championship hosted by Lake Zurich. On Saturday, Warren hosts an invite at Bertrands.
The Blue Devils will compete against Zion on Thursday at Sunset Bowl. On Saturday, they compete in the Mt. Prospect Invite at The Bowlero.
The cheerleaders compete in the Lake Zurich Invite on January 6th.
The Devilettes compete in the Palatine Invitational on January 11th.
The Blue Devils compete in the Lake Forest Invitational on January 11th.
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The Blue Devils have a home meet Thursday against Lake Forest.
On December 21 & 22 the wrestlers participated in the 54th Whitlach invitational. This tournament boasts 10 of the top 30 ranked teams in the state of Illinois and is considered one of the best regular season tourneys in the state annually. The team place 16th out of 25 teams and boasted 4 individual place winners. Junior Isaiah Parker finished sixth in the tournament following his state qualifier season last year, and he continues to push for a successful post season. Junior and second year wrestler Ali Abdel-Jaber placed eighth at the tournament. It is a tribute to Ali's hard work and dedication, which produced such a fantastic result with such limited experience. Finally, Senior Cameron Domke and Junior Joel Vandervere were both champions at the tournament! Both of these young captains have been making a name for themselves all season. Last season both Cam (qualifying for state at 120) and Joel (making the state finals at 126) will be looking to maximize post season results this year come February.
This past weekend, January 3rd and 4th, your Warren grapplers continued their challenging schedule and competed in the 22nd annual Cheese Head Classic. (For information on this bad dog click here!)
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The Blue Devils placed 19 out of the 33 team field. More impressively all ten of the wrestlers who competed scored points and aided in the team's success.
Wrestling in the silver bracket and placing were seniors Jamal Patterson (132 lbs) 21st place, Gino Ortiz (145lbs) 19th place, Jack Ramsden (160 lbs) 22nd place. Junior Zach Dabney (182 lbs) 21st place and Sophomore Reyes Gonzales (Hwt.) 17th place, also contributed to the team total.
Wrestling in the gold bracket and scoring big points for the team were:
Junior Ali Abdel-Jaber (220 lbs) 10th place
Senior Armando Barrandey (195 lbs) 10 place
Senior Cameron Domke (126 lbs) 11th place.
Junior Isaiah Parker made it to the semi-finals before finishing in sixth place. Again a great accomplishment when looking at the strength of this field.
Finally, Junior Joel Vandervere (138 lbs) won the tournament! Considering the strength of the teams in the field and the fact that the 138 pound bracket was hands down the most competitive weight class in the field, it is no surprise that Joel was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament!
The Devils have a busy week ahead. They are at Libertyville on Wednesday. Then they are at Lake Zurich on Thursday. On Saturday, they compete in the Lincoln-Way Central Duals.