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Girls swimming: No pool, no problem for Plainfield co-op

Nov 14, 2012

Because none of the four District 202 schools has a pool, the Plainfield co-op team practices at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield. So …

Girls Swimming: Riley Hayward poised to lead New Trier to third straight state title

Nov 14, 2012

Heavily favored to win its third consecutive state championship this weekend at Evanston, New Trier is stacked with experienced swimmers notably Riley Hayward who competed in the 100-meter breaststroke at the US Olympic Trials in June.

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Girls Swimming: Hinsdale Central’s Yu rewarded for work in backstroke

Nov 14, 2012

Hinsdale Central junior Olivia Yu booked her first state berth in an individual event by winning the 100-yard backstroke in 59.42 seconds at the Downers Grove South Sectional on Saturday. She added a state berth in the 200 medley relay (1:49.35).

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Hockey: Lyons peppers Nazareth with goals early, often

Nov 14, 2012

Lyons hockey is beginning to run on all cylinders offensively as Nazareth found out in Darien on Saturday. Big games from forwards Charles Rocco and Nickolas Wink helped Lyons cruise past its rival 7-2.

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Girls Swimming: New Trier advances everyone to state; Glenbrook South’s Olivia Smoliga sets two pool records

Nov 14, 2012

The Trevians qualified all 21 of their sectional entrants – 18 individuals and three relays – for the first day of the two-day state swimming meet. New Trier’s depth, along with four event victories, helped the Trevians win the Glenbrook South Sectional championship 283.50-254 over Glenbrook South.

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Girls Swimming: Sandurg wins 10th straight sectional crown

Nov 14, 2012

Host Sandburg defeated Lockport 309-270 to claim its 10th straight sectional title and will be well-represented at next week’s state meet.

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Girls Swimming: Mary Kate Callahan key as Fenwick claims sectional title

Nov 14, 2012

Host Fenwick scored 347.5 points and won its 10th straight sectional titel over Oak Park-River Forest (261) and Northside College Prep (207.5) Saturday.

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Girls Swimming: Dominant effort lifts St. Charles East to title

Nov 14, 2012

St. Charles East piled up 12 individual state berths and three relay spots in dominating with 315 points to runner-up St. Charles North’s 249, in what amounted to virtually a School District 303 dual meet at the St. Charles North Sectional.

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Boys Bowling: Josh Glover hands Lincoln-Way West first win of year

Nov 14, 2012

Josh Glover, a transfer from Marist, led Lincoln-Way West to a 2,659-2,573 season-opening victory Thursday night over Plainfield East. Glover rolled both high series (636) and high game (239) at Brunswick Zone in Romeoville.

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Boys Bowling: Veteran-laden Lincoln-Way Central wins opener

Nov 14, 2012

After a couple of down seasons, Lincoln-Way Central sees brighter days ahead regarding its 2012-13 campaign. The Knights got off to a good start Tuesday, topping Oak Forest 1,893-1,634 in their season opener at Laraway Lanes in New Lenox.

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Boys Cross Country: Jack Keelan becomes St Ignatius’ second state champ

Nov 14, 2012

St. Ignatius senior Jack Keelan won the three-mile Class 3A race in 14 minutes, 5 seconds to beat Prospect’s Quentin Shaffer (14:14). Keelan joins Mike Patton (1980) as St. Ignatius’ only boys cross country state champions and two-time state medalists.

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Cross Country: Lockport’s Natalie Waters gets over Detweiller hill

Nov 14, 2012

Lincoln-Way West’s Natalie Waters earned All-State honors Saturday placing 13th (17:36) in the Class 2A race. Minooka’s Joey Santillo (14th, 14:41) made All-State, while Plainfield East’s Joseph Suarez was another All-State performer finishing 19th.

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Cross Country: Illiana Christian’s experience shows at state

Nov 14, 2012

The Illiana Christian boys and girls cross country teams made the top 10 at Saturday’ state meet. The boys finished sixth in Class 2A (202 points) while the girls were 10th (297). Sandburg took 11th-place for the boys and 13th for the girls.

Boys Bowling: Lockport trims Plainfield Central

Nov 14, 2012

Shane Matejcak reeled off 10 straight strikes on his way to a 275 in Game 1 and finished with the three-game high series of 688 as Lockport topped Plainfield Central 3,148-2,938 in the season opener on Monday.

Cross Country: Ryan siblings run well at state

Nov 14, 2012

The Ryan family of Western Springs had plenty of reasons to celebrate at the Class 3A state meet Saturday in Peoria. With three family members competing for three different schools in two races, there was plenty to watch.

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Girls Cross Country: Hinsdale Central’s Jill Hardies earns school-record fourth medal at state

Nov 14, 2012

Jill Hardies eclipsed the previous record of three state medals for Elaine Kuckertz, a 2009 Hinsdale Central grad. Hardies’ last high school race was an eighth place finish over three miles in the Class 3A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria.

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Boys Cross Country: Jones enjoys dream run to Class 2A title

Nov 14, 2012

Jones became the first state champ from the Public League in 49 years by beating Belvidere North 85-126 in the 2A final at Detweiller Park in Peoria. York notched its 28th state title in Class 3A under legendary coach Joe Newton.

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Girls Cross Country: Madeline Perez sets new state record, while Naperville North grabs team title

Nov 14, 2012

Glenbard West’s Madeline Perez broke Kayla Beattie’s state-meet record and the Detweiller Park course record of 16:21, running 16:02 on Saturday to win the 3A title. Naperville North earned its fifth state title (113 points).

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Girls Cross Country: Lockport seniors provide 1-2 punch at state

Nov 14, 2012

Lockport’s Kimberly Johnson (86th, 17:59) and Courtney Correa (90th, 18:00) led the Porters to 18th place at the Class 3A state meet won by Naperville North. Minooka was eight points behind Lockport, the first time the Indians cracked the top 20.

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Boys Cross Country: Twins power Yorkville to third in state

Nov 14, 2012

All-state performances by sophomore twins Jake and Luke Hoffert propelled Yorkville to a third-place finish at the Class 2A state cross country meet on Saturday. Kaneland finished 13th with 351 points.

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Cross Country: Jacobs sophmore Lauren Van Vlierberge makes splash at state

Nov 14, 2012

Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierberge placed seventh at Saturday’s Class 3A girls state cross country meet, finishing in 16:47. The St. Charles North girls and boys teams both ran well finishing in the Top 20.

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Boys Cross Country: Plainfield South records first-ever Top 10 finish in Class 3A

Nov 14, 2012

With Dan Lathrop leading the pack and Gabe Calvillo coming through in the No. 5 spot, Plainfield South cracked the top 10 for the first time finishing sixth at the Class 3A state final. York, O’Fallon and Lyons finished first thru third, respectively.

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Girls Cross Country: Naperville North runs in a pack to state title

Nov 14, 2012

Glenbard West’s Madeline Perez and York’s Emma Fisher broke the Detweiller Park course record in Saturday’s Class 3A state final, but Naperville North bunched its top five finishers within 38 seconds to win a fifth state title with 113 points.

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Girls Cross Country: Lockport, Minooka finish in top 20 in state

Nov 14, 2012

Kimberly Johnson and Courtney Correa, Lockport’s only two seniors, set the pace for the Porters at the Class 3A state meet. Johnson and Correa went 1-2 for Lockport at Detweiller Park in Peoria to lead the Porters to 18th place.

Boys Cross Country: Fourth time the charm for state champ Grant Nykaza

Nov 14, 2012

Newly crowned state champ Grant Nykaza pulled away in the last mile to win the Class 1A race (14 minutes, 22 seconds), 18 seconds faster than runner-up Jake Brown of Mt. Zion. Illiana Christian’s Tony Wondaal took 13th (14:50) in Class 2A.

Girls Cross Country: Sandburg takes 13th in Class 3A; Illiana Christian 10th in 2A state meet

Nov 14, 2012

Carly Krull (15th, 16:58) and Grace Foley (17th, 17:01) paced Sandburg to 13th place in the Class 3A state cross country meet, while Illiana Christian’s Alexa Beezhold ran a time of 17:41 to finish 15th in the individual times for Class 2A.

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Boys Cross Country: Naperville North’s Jimmy Qiao nets all-state honors

Nov 14, 2012

In the Class 3A finals, Naperville North’s Qiao finished 25th, touring the three-mile Detweiller Park course in 14 minutes, 48 seconds.

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Cross Country: Jones poised to make state title a reality

Nov 14, 2012

Three years ago, Andrew Adelmann and Ben Mahon started coaching Jones’ boys cross country team with an audacious goal — a state championship — and a talented group of freshmen. On Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria Jones will seek to do what no Public League cross country team has since Lane in 1963: win a state team title.

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Girls Cross Country: Lockport girls runs as a pack to state

Nov 14, 2012

Lockport’s girls have run as together as a pack, and the result is another trip to the state cross country meet.

Girls Cross Country: Carly Krull leads Sandburg to state meet

Nov 14, 2012

Sandburg’s Carly Krull, who has competed in the swimming state finals, will compete in the Class 3A state cross country meet for the first time.

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Cross country: Yorkville girls looking to make history at state meet

Nov 14, 2012

After finishing second in the state in both 2009 and 2010, the Yorkville girls cross country team broke through and won the Class 2A state title a year ago. This Saturday, the Foxes have a chance to become just the 11th school in state history to earn back-to-back cross country championships.

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Girls Swimming: Rachel Hawken, Claire Onchuck pool their talents for Hinsdale South

Nov 14, 2012

Rachel Hawken and Claire Onchuck helped lead Hinsdale South to the West Suburban Gold girls swimming title, as Hawken won two individual events and Onchuck was second in both sprints.

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Girls Tennis: Naperville Central’s Tiffany Chen completes solid season

Nov 14, 2012

Naperville Central freshman Tiffany Chen defeated three highly-seeded opponents en route to a fourth-place finish in the recently completed state tournament.

Girls Cross Country: OPRF runners Erin Schrobilgen, Haley Thompson ready for state

Nov 14, 2012

Oak Park-River Forest’s Erin Schrobilgen and Haley Thompson along with Fenwick’s Olivia Ryan and Briana Daley will compete at Saturday’s 3A state meet.

Girls Swimming: New champ Lyons snaps Hinsdale Central’s dominant run

Nov 14, 2012

Lyons (288 points) won all three relays to end Hinsdale Central’s streak of nine consecutive conference championships. The Red Devils (248) were second, while senior Samantha Halpern led fourth-place OPRF (210).

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Girls Cross Country: Madeline Perez leads Glenbard West to sectional crown

Nov 14, 2012

Glenbard West junior Madeline Perez cruised to the individual title by more than 23 seconds Saturday at the Class 3A Niles West Sectional. Glenbard West topped New Trier 60-68 for the team title with Lake Park (75) finishing a close third.

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Boys Cross Country: St Ignatius’ Jack Keenan claims Niles West Sectional; Lane qualifies

Nov 14, 2012

York put four runners in the top five behind champ Jack Keelan of St. Ignatius and beat No. 10 Maine South 29-70 for the team title Saturday in the Class 3A Niles West Sectional. .Marcelo Burbano finished 12th to help Lane qualify for state.

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Girls Cross Country: Sandburg’s Carly Krull crowned sectional champ

Nov 14, 2012

After two years on the swimming team at Sandburg, Carly Krull decided she wanted to run. That wasn’t good news for runners throughout the Southland …

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Boys Cross Country: Tom Brennan helps Sandburg secure spot in state finals

Nov 14, 2012

Top five finishers Lyons (74), Plainfield South (115), Neuqua Valley (118), Sandburg (120) and Hinsdale Central (160) secured a spot at the Class 3A state meet.

Girls Cross Country: St Viator runs away with Fenton Sectional

Nov 14, 2012

St. Viator senior Hanna Winter set a course record in the Class 2A Fenton Sectional Saturday to help the Lions storm to the team title with 22 points. Jones was the team runner-up with 58 points.

Cross Country: Naperville North boys, girls claim sectional titles

Nov 14, 2012

Naperville North’s boys and girls cross country teams both took first place at the Class 3A St. Charles East Sectional on Saturday. St. Charles North’s boys and girls teams also advanced to the state meet.

Girls Swimming: Naperville Central wins DuPage Valley title

Nov 14, 2012

Led by a strong senior class, Naperville Central pulled out a narrow victory Saturday — 306 to 304 — over the Naperville North to win its first DuPage Valley Conference title in six years.

Boys Cross Country: Luke O’Connor, Jones cruise to sectional title

Nov 14, 2012

Jones, which had five of the top six finishers in Saturday’s Class 2A Fenton boys cross country sectional, cruised to an easy win with 17 points.

Cross Country: Palatine girls, Lake Zurich boys win Schaumburg Sectional

Nov 14, 2012

Palatine and Lake Zurich won the girls and boys team titles, respectively, at the Schaumburg Sectional while Prospect’s Brooke Wolf (17:44.26) and Prospect’s Quentin Shaffer (14:59.07) claimed individual top honors.

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Field Hockey: Lake Forest, Loyola advance to field hockey state final

Nov 14, 2012

Lake Forest beat Oak Park-River Forest 3-1 and Loyola edged New Trier 1-0 in Friday’s semifinals of the Illinois High School Field Hockey Association state tournament.

Girls Cross Country: Sisters Courtney, Jessica Ackerman to go separate ways for college

Nov 14, 2012

New Trier seniors Courtney and Jessica Ackerman announced this week they both will continue running in college. Courtney verbally committed to Illinois, while Jessica pledged to run at Princeton.

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Girls Swimming: Birth defect doesn’t curtail active Lyons diver Allie Johnson

Nov 14, 2012

Allie Johnson was born without a fully developed right arm, but the Lyons’ senior enjoys diving on the swim team along with horseback riding and snow skiing.

Girls Cross Country: Erin Schrobilgen geared up for Niles West Sectional

Nov 14, 2012

Oak Park River Forest’s Erin Schrobilgen will vie for a third straight state berth at the site of Saturday’s Class 3A Sectional at Niles West in Skokie.

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Girls Tennis: Keisha Clousing stretches ability to state singles title

Nov 14, 2012

Keisha Clousing had a slow start to the state final when Alex Solovyev broke her serve to take a 1-0 lead in the first set. The Wheaton Warrenville South junior immediately broke back, however, and sustained a high level en route to a 6-4, 6-1 win.

Girls Tennis: Lake Forest’s Maddie Lipp, Christina Zordani cruise to state doubles title

Nov 14, 2012

Lake Forest’s Maddie Lipp and Christina Zordani rolled through their three matches Saturday -- including a commanding victory over Hinsdale Central’s two-time state champion doubles team in the state semifinals -- to win the state doubles title.


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