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matches,” Lovelace said. Regardless of the results from that match, Villalobos is still an inspiration to other younger athletes in the program. Junior Dylan Knoch has been wrestling at DGS for three years and looks up to Sergio as a role model. “He is a very good wrestler, and he’s a really good example. I like to watch him wrestle because I can learn a lot from him on the mat,” Knoch said. Villalobos currently has no set plans for wrestling after high school. He’s looking at several schools to continue his sport. “I’m probably going to wrestle in college and use that to help me get a good

State runner-up shatters two school records Sergio Villalobos

147 wins 85 pins By Donte Reed, Print Sports Editor

High school athletics are filled with young athletes all taking their shot to become something great. They put long hours and hard work into perfecting their craft, but a small few rise above the rest. One of those few is senior, wrestler Sergio Villalobos. Villalobos has made DGS wrestling history over the past four years on the program, placing top three for the IHSA State Tournament twice and surpassing the school record for both wins and pins.

Since becoming a DGS wrestler, Villalobos has a grand total of 147 wins and 85 pins, beating both of the schools previous records. Villalobos strived to make his mark on DGS, and through these records he hopes to hold his title for a good time. “One of my goals is to leave a legacy here at DGS, and now I have the wins and pins record, so hopefully I’ll have them for quite a while. If not it’s fine, at least my names up there and I got to leave a legacy,” Villalobos said. Villalobos competed at

March 9, 2018 education. I don’t know what I want to major in, but I’ll figure it out soon,” Villalobos said. It’s been a long road for Villalobos, as he began wrestling in fourth grade where he began working on the very basics of the sport. While Villalobos’ time as a DGS wrestler may be over, Lovelace is still very proud of the wrestler and person he has become. “I know he felt disappointed, but really he has nothing to be ashamed of. He has had a career that very few people in this sport will ever have. He’s contributed a lot to the school and the program,” Lovelace said.

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the 2018 IHSA State Tournament, where he faced a hard 5-4 loss against opponent Peter Christensen from Montini High School to take 2nd place in the 3A, 195 lb weight class. Head wrestling coach Sean Lovelace talked about the match and the results of his finals match. “At the end of the day you have two individuals that are evenly skilled, in terms of being high-level wrestlers. They were evenly matched, if they were matched 10 times each would probably win five

Sergio Villalobos finished his senior season 43-2. Photo courtesy of Sean Lovelace

Ballerina sisters perform en pointe Schehovic would love ballet. Their mother Susan Schehovic decided to sign them up for dance after they fell in love with a ballet version of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Tivoli Theater. The twins currently dance at Salt Creek Dance Studio in Lisle. Their studio mostly hosts public performances and shows, such as “The Nutcracker.” They then choose well-liked pieces to perform in front of a judge to see if they can be adjudicated to a festival. This spring, they will drive to Madison, Wisconsin for an event called Regional Dance America. There they will showcase their best pieces in front of additional judges. Then the The Schehovic sisters are actually fraternal triplets, the trio is made of Emily, Sarah and judges will evaluRyan. Photo by Jhenevie Oca ate the dance and By Will Miller, Social Media Director

From their very first steps, it was clear that juniors Emily and Sarah

decide if it advances to Nationals. Unlike other high school students that have a job, ballet is Emily Schehovic and Sarah Schehovic’s job. With the brutal task of perfecting their skills, they are left with no free time after struggling to finish their homework after practice. They practice six days a week with one day of rest. Each practice they devote four hours to attempt to perfect each dance. “It’s difficult because it takes up a lot of our time, so it’s hard to find time for homework,” Sarah Schehovic said. Ballet is not only a perfection of technique but also a perfection of aesthetics. The sisters needed to special order flat-tipped “pointe” shoes from Russia. In addition to special shoes for each performance, they handcraft a tutu, where they can spend up to 24 hours straight sewing on fabric.

The Schehovic sister’s mom described her least favorite thing of her daughters dancing as the “endless of hours of non-stop sewing.” But she concluded by explaining how rewarding the work is. “It all has been worth it with seeing how the dancing experience brings them great joy they get to share with performances,” Susan Schehovic. The twins had similar responses when discussing their favorite things about dancing ballet. Both girls explained the joy and satisfaction of perfecting a routine and performing in front of an audience. “Performing in front of an audience is really fun, and it gives a lot of satisfaction,” the sisters said. As of now, they have no official plans yet to dance in college. Both twins intend to continue their love of ballet as a hobby as they continue in their academic careers.

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