As fall sports teams' seasons are coming to a close, winter sports teams at MCHS are quickly tightening up any loose nuts and bolts before the commencement of their upcoming seasons. Most of the teams have been preparing for their seasons since the beginning of the school year while some have even been practicing since summer.
Winter sports at Michigan City High School are always highly anticipated and filled with excitement and energy. Much of that excitement and energy, of course, is much thanks due to City's crazy student section "Den Delirium." The Den is back this year ready to be loud and give the Michigan City basketball team a home court advantage at every home game.
The boys basketball team is back in action in the Wolves Den with high expectations. City returns the heartbeat of their team with senior Shanquan "Tank" Hemphill, who is ready for his last run with his team. The Wolves are expected to compete well in the Duneland Conference and eventually make a deep tournament run.
The girls team is hoping to compete in the DAC and surprise some teams come time for sectionals. The focus for the Lady Wolves is finding someone to replace Michal Miller, who is now playing at the University of Arizona.
Gymnastics is back on the floor and looking to continue their streak of consecutive winning seasons and build off of their past success in the past two years. The Wolves made a semi-state run just two seasons ago and still have gymnasts from the semi-state season.
The wrestling team returns their core wrestler in senior Dee Collins, junior Chizzell Crawford and the sophomore Powell twins. The wrestling team showed huge improvement from the year before under head coach Eric Ledbetter and believe they can strongly compete in the conference this season.
Finally, the boys bowling team is back on the lanes and return all of their key bowlers from last years state ranked team. Senior Michael Hebb is ready for one last go after advancing to the state championship. Fellow senior Aaron Skibinski and junior Lucas Grams will also help lead the way as the Wolves look to win their third straight conference championship.
It should be yet another fun and exciting year.
Drew Hanft is a student at Michigan City High School. City Pride is a regular column produced by MCHS students.