Winter Sports Recap
After placing second place at the IHSA Competitive Cheer Sectionals, Conant Co-ed Cheer proceeded to the IHSA Cheer State Final and advanced to the final round of the competition, finishing in fifth place in the Coed Team division. Athletes Jenna Dahm, ‘23, Jaiden Delimba, ‘23, Livi Wzorek, ‘24, Ava Kriepke, ‘24, Kacper Paraniuk, ‘25, were recognized as part of the 2023 MSL All-Conference Team.
Falling to Geneva High School in the IHSA Regional Championship, the Conant Girls’ Basketball team finished the season with an 11-16 overall record and placed 4th with a 4-6 record in the MSL West. Aria Mazza, ‘25, was recognized as part of the 2023 MSL All-Conference Team and Daily Herald All-Area Team, and Lauren Fricke, ‘23 was an honorable mention for the Daily Herald All Area Team.
The Conant Boys’ Basketball team ended the season with a 14-14 overall record and placed 4th in the MSL West with a 5-5 conference record. Yusuf Cisse, ‘24, and Camden Lathos, ‘24, were both recognized as part of the 2023 MSL All-Conference team, and Cisse, Lathos, and Bradley Biedke, ‘25, were recognized as part of the Daily Herald All-Area Team.
With a season of broken records, the boys swim team placed 5th in the MSL West conference. Bryce Loeger, ‘24, set two new school records and the 400 free relay meet record at the Don Anderson Classic Invitational Meet, and finished 12th place at IHSA state in the 100 back and 8th place in the 50 free.
Girls’ and Boys’ wrestling
Boys’ wrestling team members Ethan Stiles, ‘23, Harley Stary, ’24, and AJ Hernandez, ‘23, competed in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament, one of the most prestigious high-school wrestling tournaments in the country, in which Stiles won first place in his division. Following this major achievement for the Conant wrestling program, Stiles, Stary, and Luis Flores, ‘26, and Girls’ wrestling team members Mannie Anderson, ‘23, and Yadira Reyes, ‘23, qualified to the State tournament. Anderson won fifth place, and Stiles won the IHSA State Wrestling Finals at 160 lbs, making him Conant’s first 3-time state champion.