Kaila Pohrte, Lincoln-Way West High School sophomore, is named All-Around Champion.
New Lenox's Kaila Pohrte was named "all-around champion" Jan. 26 after the Lincoln-Way Girls Gymnastics team won its fourth straight SouthWest Suburban Conference at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, according to a SunTimesMedia story. Pohrte scored an all-time LW high of 35,200 points. She won the vault competition and scored high on the balance beam, uneven bars and floor exercise. Overall Lincoln-Way scored 133,475 points. To find out more about the "historic day," look for details in the SunTimesMedia. Have photos of the event? Submit them here. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Eagles win three titles, capture unofficial SouthWest Suburban Conference crown.
Although Saturday's SouthWest Suburban Conference wrestling tournament was technically not scored, few could argue about who was the “unofficial” champion. Blue Division champ Carl Sandburg beat Red Division winner Lincoln-Way West 270.5-177 in the two-day, 16-team meet that ended Saturday in New Lenox. The Eagles accomplished that by placing 12 individuals among the top four at their weights, while two others received medals for finishes in the top eight. Winning championships for Sandburg were Nick Fishback (145) and brothers Brandon Lopez (171) and Chris Lopez (285), with the latter repeating as a champion. Fishback beat Lincoln-Way East's Wally Piech 8-4, Brandon Lopez pinned Thornton's Dominic Bryant in 3:44 and Chris Lopez won 6-1 …