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Erin Schoenfelder produced some of the top times in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season at the Wisconsin-Platteville Invitational.

The former Antioch High School runner was rewarded by being named Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Athlete of the Week for women's outdoor track and field.

The senior won two events, the 100 and 400-meter hurdles, to help the Blugolds to a third-place finish at Platteville.

Schoenfelder finished the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.81 seconds, the best in the conference and 15th fastest time in the nation.

She also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.03, the second fastest time in the WIAC and 14th best in the nation so far this year. Schoenfelder and her teammates also took third in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:57.57.

Men's track

Illinois freshman Will Brewster (Grayslake Central) set a meet record in the 3,000-meter (8:33) when the Illini won the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational at Western Illinois.

Brewster led a pack of four Illini among the top five finishers in the event. It was his first outdoor meet as a Big Ten freshman.

Quinn Pokora commits

Mundelein senior Quinn Pokora has committed to the Augustana basketball program in Rock Island to play for coach Grey Giovanine.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard was a two-year varsity letter winner for Mundelein coach Dick Knar, helping the Mustangs to a total of 44 wins and back-to-back regional championships. He served as a team captain and won Mundelein's "Captain's Award" this year. He was the Mustangs' Defensive MVP as a junior.

"Augustana is getting a winner," Knar said of Pokora. "He is a coaches' dream. He is an absolute gym rat."

As a senior, Pokora averaged 11 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and three steals per game. He shot 46 percent from the field, 40 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line.

He led the Mustangs with 59 three-point field goals, the 15th-best single-season total in school history. He also placed third in the Class 4A Three-Point Showdown at the IHSA State Tournament in Peoria, Illinois.

Gurnee Park District

The Gurnee Park District is still accepting registrations for its adult softball leagues (Monday night men's 12-inch league and the Wednesday co-ed 14-inch mush ball league).

For more information call 847-599-3758 or e-mail

• The Gurnee Park District also offers a lady's sand volleyball league at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center on Thursday evenings. The season runs from the end of May to August. For more information call Ron at 47-599-3758 or e-mail

Hall of Fame induction

Buffalo Grove's Class AA 2000 state girls basketball championship team will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association hall of fame this Saturday at Illinois State's Braden Auditorium in Normal.

The coach of that team was Tom Dineen, who is currently in charge of the Stevenson girls basketball program.

Dineen was inducted into the hall of fame in 2001.

"It's a very nice honor for these young ladies, very fitting and well deserved," Dineen said of his 2000 state champion.; "The 2000 season was a magical time. A lot of good times, big wins and great memories. We truly were the best team in the state that year. Many good teams had all-state players, but we had an unselfish group of hard working, caring friends that didn't care about statistics or individual honors."

Men's volleyball

Barrington graduate Kyle Bolinder, the assistant volleyball coach at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, helped lead his team to the Mid-American Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference Championship.

Bolinder played on the Barrington High School 2005 state runner-up team and played at Saint Ambrose University.

Golf outings

The northwest football and basketball officials group (Athletic Officials Service) will hold the fourth annual John Katlzer/Leukemia Research Foundation Golf Outing on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Terrace Hill Golf Club.

It will be a scramble golf outing, for more information, please contact Jeff Curtin,, 847-980-8429.

• The George Verber Charity Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 10 at White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills to celebrate the life of the longtime area coach and to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The golf outing will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with a four-person scramble. Cost is $125 and includes range balls, on-course beverages, barbecue lunch and various prizes. Or you can pay $25 for lunch only. Those interested are asked to RSVP by May 10. For information contact Brad Verber at (773) 814-4242.

Track and field

Former Buffalo Grove sprinter Ashley (Geddling) Brown, who graduated in 2006 as a three-time state qualifier, is a social studies teacher at Jeffersontown High School in Louisville, Ky.

She is also the boy's head track coach and girl's assistant track coach at the high school.

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