The 2011-2012 school year was filled with amazing team and individual athletic achievements by Chicago Public Schools students. CPS crowned 32 City Champions during the 2011-2012 school year, and three of those teams went on to win Illinois State Championships.
In the fall, the Stephen T. Mather High School boys soccer team accomplished what no other CPS soccer team had done in 38 years – winning an Illinois High School Association championship. Mather defeated Chatham Glenwood 6-0 to capture the IHSA’s 2A title.
Over the winter, the Whitney Young Lady Dolphins on took home the Illinois Class 4A High School Girls State Basketball Championship title. The Lady Dolphins completed an undefeated season by beating the Edwardsville Tigers 63-51 in the championship game at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill.
Once again the Simeon Wolverines Boys Basketball team was crowned Illinois State Champions. The Wolverines defeated Proviso East High School, located in Maywood, 50-48 in the Class 4A state championship for their third straight State Championship and Illinois record setting sixth title in school history.
Finally, three CPS relay teams were crossed the finish line as state champions at the 2012 IHSA State Track & Field Meet Information at Eastern Illinois University:
- Dunbar Career Academy High School – 4 x 100 Meter Boys Relay Team
- Dunbar Career Academy High School – 4 x 400 Meter Boys Relay Team
- Lane Tech – 4 x 800 Meter Boys Relay Team
More than 70,000 students in district 299 participated in the athletic programs last school year, including 40,000 at the high school level and 30,000 at the elementary school level.
Congratulations to all students who participated, and a special thanks to all the coaches and parents who made the 2011-2012 athletic year a success. And be sure to check back for more stories of CPS students who excelled in on field and in the classroom.
CPS 2011-2012 Interscholastic District Sports Champions
||Whitney Young |
|Boys Cross Country
|Girls Cross Country
|16 Inch Softball
|Pom-Pom Large Varsity
|Pom-Pom Small Varisty
|Cheer Large Varsity
||Gwendolyn Brooks |
|Cheer Small Varsity
||Northside College Prep|
|Boys Water Polo
|Girls Water Polo