IL Other News of the Week (Week of December 9, 2019)


IL JV Basketball Shows Out in Tourney

The Central Blue Eagles took 1st place in the annual JV tournament hosted by the Interscholastic League. The Blue Eagles defeated the Lincoln Blue Tigers 48-38 in the championship game. The East Bears earned the 3rd place trophy, de­feating William Chrisman 64-50 in the consolation game.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln Blue Tigers earned a 2nd place finish in the fresh­men boys basketball tournament. The Southeast Knights earned the 3rd place trophy.

Record Female Turnout for IL Swim Season

About 70 female athletes are participating in swim throughout the high schools in Kansas City Public Schools, the most on record for any year. The first home meet was held Wednesday, December 4, where the Lincoln Blue Tigers earned 1st place, defeating St. Michael’s, Center, and East with a total of 138 points. Junior Awa-Bousso Gueye fin­ished 1st in the 50-Free, 100-Fly, and was also a member of the Medley Relay and 400-Free Relay that took 1st place. (Photos by Renee Smith)