Winter Sports

Winter Sports 2017-08-14T14:33:48+00:00

The Lake Central High School boys’ basketball team competes in the winter sports season. Basketball is a team sport. Lake Central High School has a freshmen, JV and varsity team. The regular season begins in mid-November and finishes the last week of February with an average of 20 games. Post season play for the varsity team begins the first week of March with the sectional qualifying tournament toward the State championship.

The Lake Central High School girls’ basketball team competes in the winter sports season. Basketball is a team sport. Lake Central High School has a freshmen, JV and varsity team. The regular season for girls begins in late October and finishes the first week of February with an average of 20 games per team. Post season play for the varsity team begins in mid-February with the sectional qualifying tournament toward the State championship.

 

Lake Central High School’s gymnastics team competes during the winter sports season. Gymnasts compete on vault, bars, beam and floor. Participants compete as individuals and as a team based on scores. There are usually 12 varsity and JV competitions each season. Post season meets begin with the sectional qualifying tournament toward the State championship meet. Participants are divided into Team 1 and Team 2 and the girls may switch back and forth between teams depending on performance at the most recent meets. Practices can include running, endurance building exercises, weight training, and work on various apparatuses. Practices are held at Midwest Training Center in St. John.

The Lake Central High School boys’ swim team competes during the winter sports season. In the month of February, the IHSAA varsity tournament begins. There is a varsity and JV squad. Their meets consist of 9 individual events (200 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 50 m freestyle, 1 meter diving, 100 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle, 500 m freestyle, 100 m backstroke, 100 m breaststroke) and 3 relay events (200 m medley relay, 200 m free relay, 400 m free relay). The varsity team has 11 dual meets and 2 invitationals followed by the conference meet and State tournaments. The JV team has 7 meets along with a JV conference invitational. The majority of training is done in the water. Swimming is a highly aerobic sport that requires morning and afternoon workouts, 6 days a week. Athletes also train with weights and other cross training activities.

Diving is included as part of the swimming program. Divers compete on the 1 meter board. Diving participants must be able to swim safely on their own in deep water. In order to compete, divers must be able to perform 6 dives and represent all 5 dive categories (front, back, reverse, inward, and twisting). Varsity divers must be able to complete 11 dives (2 of every dive category and 1 additional dive). These dives are taught during their season. The team can dress up to 3 varsity divers and 3 JV divers for a total of 6 divers per meet.

The Lake Central High School girls’ swim team competes during the winter sports season. In the month of February the IHSAA varsity tournament begins. There is a varsity and JV squad. Their meets consist of 9 individual events (200 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 50 m freestyle, 1 meter diving, 100 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle, 500 m freestyle, 100 m backstroke, 100 m breaststroke) and 3 relay events (200 m medley relay, 200 m free relay, 400 m free relay). The varsity team has 11 dual meets and 2 invitationals followed by the conference meet and State tournaments. The JV team has 7 meets along with a JV conference invitational. The majority of training is done in the water. Swimming is a highly aerobic sport that requires morning and afternoon workouts, 6 days a week. Athletes also train with weights and other cross training activities.
Swimming/Diving (Girls)

Diving is included as part of the swimming program. Divers compete on the 1 meter board. Diving participants must be able to swim safely on their own in deep water. In order to compete, divers must be able to perform 6 dives and represent all 5 dive categories (front, back, reverse, inward, and twisting). Varsity divers must be able to complete 11 dives (2 of every dive category and 1 additional dive). These dives are taught during their season. The team can dress up to 3 varsity divers, and 3 JV divers for a total of 6 divers per meet.

The Lake Central High School boys’ wrestling team competes in the winter sports season. Wrestling is a team as well as an individual sport, with participants competing in 14 different weight classes (106, 113,120,126,132,138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, and 275). Lake Central High School has a JV and a varsity team. The regular season begins late November and concludes late January with an average of 14 meets. The teams practice 6 days a week. Post season competition for the varsity team begins the first week of February with a sectional qualifying meet toward the State tournament.

The Lake Central High School competitive cheerleading teams compete over the fall and winter seasons, with try-outs held in the spring. Lake Central High School has a freshmen, JV and varsity team. The varsity team averages five multi-team events plus the State competition in November and the National competition in January.
The Lake Central High School competitive dance team, known as the Centralettes, competes across all sports seasons. Lake Central High School has a JV and varsity team. Tryouts are held in April for the subsequent school year’s teams, with practices beginning in May for competitions that begin in October and run through March. There are between 14 to 15 competitions each year ending with the State competition and the National Dance Alliance championship in March.
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