It’s time again for the Lake County Senior Shootout.
For the fourth straight year, some of the top girls and boys basketball players from Lake County high schools will be showcased at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.
The all-star basketball game will be held Friday, April 5.
“I can’t believe it’s already our fourth year, and each year it’s growing.” said event coordinator Fred Fleming. “This year we had the most difficult time selecting players because this year had a lot of exceptional players throughout the county. That led us to selecting the most players to participate since we started this game in 2010.”
The game will be featuring the Coed Three-Point Shootout and the popular Slam Dunk competition.
“Last year’s Slam Dunk wasn’t as we had planned, but this year we have some high flyers and anticipate a very good show,” Fleming said.
The girls game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys are scheduled for 8 p.m. Admission is $5.
The game will be played under the rules and guidelines of the Illinois High School Association.
The West girls team will be coached by Tim Borries of Antioch.
Team members are Megan Borries (Antioch), Meri Bennett-Swanson (Vernon Hills), Alina Lehockey (Vernon Hills), Brie Bahlmann (Vernon Hills), Dara Tanner (North Chicago), Carolyn Leonard (North Chicago), Terese McMahon (Lakes), Amanda Smith (Lakes), Rebecca Woit (Mundelein), Morgin Evins (Round Lake), Bianca Mahoney (Round Lake), Dana Kym (Libertyville), Olivia Mayer (Libertyville) and Gabby Perino (Lake Forest).
The East girls will be directed by Kelly Perz of Carmel.
Team members are Alexa Resch (Barrington), Bailey North (Buffalo Grove), Amanda Salzman (Buffalo Grove), Claire Ogrinc (Carmel) Kayla Quinn (Carmel), Savannah Mudd (Grayslake Central), Jordyn Bowen (Grayslake North), Joanna Guhl (Grayslake North), Lena Munzer (Highland Park), Sara Gazdacka (Lake Zurich), Sarah Stefaniu (Lake Zurich), Alex Elzinga (Stevenson), Kari Moffat (Stevenson), Alyssa Phillips (Warren), Syerra Cunningham (Zion-Benton) and Kaitlyn Stabenow (Zion-Benton).
Dick Knar of Mundelein will coach the West boys teams.
Team members are Aarias Austin (Warren), Porter Veach (Lake Forest Academy), Luke Potnick (Buffalo Grove), Stephen Curry (Vernon Hills), Andrew Stempel (Stevenson), Austin Swenson (Wauconda), Danny Mateling (Grayslake North), AJ Fish (Grayslake North), Emmanuel January (North Chicago), Jarod Coleman (North Chicago), Chino Ebube (Mundelein), Cliff Dunigan (Mundelein), Diamond Hood (Mundelein), Sean O’Brien (Mundelein), and Robert Knar (Mundelein).
Ron Ashlaw of Waukegan will pilot the East boys squad.
Team members are Justin Bergeron (Lakes), Direll Clark (Lakes), Jake Kohler (Lakes), Troy Swindle (Lakes), Jordan Johnson (Waukegan), Quintin Davis (Waukegan), DeVonte Taylor (Waukegan), Cornell Fort (Waukegan), Dorsey Cadette (Zion-Benton), Cullen Barr (Carmel), Tyler Innis (Antioch), Ryan Roach (Lake Zurich), Keion Miller (Grant), Danny Reed (Grayslake Central) and Brad Zaumseil (Barrington).
Concordia-Chicago junior Jose Landa (Round Lake) won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles as the Cougars defeated Purdue-Calumet 8-1 at the Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith, Indiana. In No. 4 singles play, Landa won 6-1 and 6-0.
Concordia-Chicago junior designated hitter Thomas Gier (Grant) was honored as the school’s ‘Athlete of the Week’.
Gier led the Cougars to wins over DePauw and Rose-Hulman Institute with a combined 3-for-8 at the plate, 3 runs and 3 RBIs.
The cleanup batter went 2-4 in the 7-6 win over DePauw with a two-out RBI double that gave Concordia a third-inning lead.
In the nightcap, a 7-3 win over Rose-Hulman, Gier’s 2-run single highlighted a 5-run seventh that enabled the Cougars to pull away.
For the season, Gier is hitting .444 over seven games (27 at-bats) with 8 runs batted in.
ź Augustana senior second baseman Kurt Schmidt (Grayslake Central) is tied for the team lead with 24 hits. Schmidt is hitting .453 and leads the Vikings (12-2) club with 12 RBI.
Notre Dame senior Rebecca Tracy (Barrington) finished first in the mile with a time of 4:40.72 at the Big East Indoor Conference Meet in Geneva, Ohio, leading the Irish to the Big East Conference championship.
Three weeks later, she finished eighth in the mile with a time of 4:39.48 at Indoor Nationals at Fayetteville, Arkansas and was named first-team all-American.
Purdue freshman Haley Goers (Hoffman Estates) finished sixth in the 3000 meters and eighth in the 5000 meters in a personal best 17:33.58 at the 35 team Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Purdue freshman Laura Maibuecher (Prospect) finished 13th in the 3000 meters and 14th in the 5000 meters in a personal best 17:48.70.
Wisconsin-Whitewater freshman Shane Siefert (Carmel) has earned All-America honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Gibson helped the Warhawks place third in the national championships.
In his final match for third place, Siefert fell to No. 1 seed Jared Myhrberg of NY-Cortland (38-2) 9-5 to finish fourth.
Whitewater equaled its best finish in a national championship, and best since 1967. A school record six Warhawks earned All-America honors with a top eight finish.
Augustana freshman Emily Handrahan (Lake Zurich) is tied with two teammates for the lead in assists with 11. Handrahan is second on the team with 14 goals and 25 points.
Sophomore Gina Filippo (Libertyville) leads the Vikings (5-3) team with 13 ground balls and is second in caused turnovers with 11, one less than the team leader.
ź Augustana freshman Ethan Koch (Prospect) was fourth (8:59.32) in the 3000-meter run when the Vikings collected 283.5 points ot win the Vkings Olympics
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