Dec. 4;at Hebron;7 p.m.
Last year: 13-8, 5-2 (GSSC)
UNION TWP. | Football games won in August are nothing more than building blocks in the grand scheme of a season. Football games won in the postseason are where legacies are born.
Wheeler's Kyle Burch runs the ball during a game against River Forest. Burch has tied the school's season record for interceptions with six and has scored five receiving touchdowns, four of those in the last two weeks.
When Kyle Burch intercepted a pass last week against Calumet, the Wheeler senior tied the school's season record for pickoffs.
For as potent as the Wheeler offense has been in the Class A Girls Soccer State Tournament, the defense has been even better.
UNION TWP. | It wasn’t exactly Alex Praschak’s 15 minutes of fame, but the Wheeler sophomore took advantage of all the time she got at Saturday’s Class A Wheeler Regional.
CALUMET TWP. | Wheeler came away a winner in a Greater South Shore Conference classic, topping Calumet 23-22 with a goal line stand and 11 seconds remaining.
Wheeler goalkeeper Kadie Spoor stepped right into the net at the start of the season, and the freshman has helped put the Bearcats in position to win their first regional championship.
The Wheeler volleyball team would be the defending Class 2A sectional champs had the school not jumped up an IHSAA classification. The Bearcats open Class 3A with a match against host Knox in the sectional.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Wheeler fired off 21 shots on Saturday night and a lot of them found the back of the net.
UNION TWP. | Twice is nice, but three times was better for Lauren Fratzke on Saturday afternoon.
HAMMOND | The first six minutes of Friday's Greater South Shore Conference showdown between Wheeler and Bishop Noll couldn't have gone much worse for the Bearcats.
UNION TWP. | The difference between Wheeler and Marquette Catholic in Monday’s Wheeler Class A sectional first round game was the size of Bearcats' keeper Patrick Berg’s fingers.
Statistics are the simplest measure of a player's value.
A great deal of Jack Hibbard's offseason tennis regimen was lost to a labrum tear in his right shoulder, but the Wheeler No. 1 singles player never thought his junior season would be in jeopardy.
UNION TWP. | Jacob Wasz returned to the backfield for Wheeler on Friday night, and the Bearcats returned to the winning side of the ledger.
HOBART TWP. | Malachi Sala and Alex Ballestas don't chalk the football field, do the laundry, drive the team bus and film the games.
UNION TWP. | No red cards, or even yellow cards, were distributed Monday night, but Wheeler still had a lopsided advantage.
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