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Jovanovic, Manso stepping up in soccer

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Two natives of Lake County are playing key roles on their collegiate women's soccer team this fall.

University of Chicago senior Natalia Jovanovic of Gurnee scored an unassisted goal and assisted teammate Naomi Pacalin during a 2-0 victory against Kalamazoo College.

The Maroons improved to 7-2-0 and pushed their winning streak to four games.

Jovanovic is tied for the team lead with 6 assists to go along with 3 goals.

Ohio University redshirt freshman Carly Manso of Vernon Hills scored her second goal of the year and assisted on Ohio's two other goals en route to a 3-1 victory against Bowling Green in both teams' MAC opener.

Through nine games, Manso is the Bobcats' points leader with 8, notching 2 goals and 4 assists this season.

Women's tennis

Augustana sophomore Aileen MacDonald (Mundelein) teamed with Kim Sawyer to win the No. 2 doubles title at number two at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament in Bloomington,

MacDonald and Sawyer beat Emily Jones and Erika Nelson of Wheaton in the title match by a score of 8-4.

MacDonald also took second place at No. 4 singles, giving her a record of 11-3 for the season.

Cross country

Southern Illinois sophomore Kelley Gallagher (Vernon Hills)raced to a 10th-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational held Oct. 4. Her time of 17:50 was her second consecutive time under 18:00 this season. Southern Illinois earned first place honors in the gold division which was made up of 212 women from 26 teams.

Men's soccer

Carthage junior forward Michael Dombrowski (Johnsburg) was named a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin men's soccer player of the week.

Dombrowski scored his team's only goal in a 1-0 upset win over 20th-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater. His goal came off an assist from Arnoldo Reyes at 81:09. Dombrowski also had a goal and an assist during an 8-0 shutout of Robert Morris-Lake County.

Kessel Heat

The Kessel Heat winter travel basketball season starts Nov. 11 at the Libertyville Sports Complex and runs until Feb. 23. There are no tryout dates. Evaluations take place the first two weeks of practice, Nov. 11 and 13 and Nov. 18 and 20. Kyle Kessel, Dennis Kessel, Christopher Pickens, Brian Burns and other coaches will run all practices and games. There will be no parent coaches. No cuts will be made and there will be no more than 10 players on a team so there is plenty of playing time. Each grade level has a top team with the remaining teams evenly dispersed. All tournaments are local and played on the weekends. For more details, go to the Kessel Heat website.

Mundelein feeder

Tryouts for the Mundelein Feeder Basketball program will be held at Mundelein High School. Girls and boys are encouraged to attend both tryout dates: Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29: 4th to 6th grades 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 7th to 8th grades 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Players must live in the Mundelein community high school district, and plan on attending Mundelein High School.

Fees are to be determined. Fees will cover uniforms, league, tournament, gym and referees.

Practices begin in November and games start in December. The season will go through March.

Girls compete in the NIGFBA against 30-member feeder teams from high schools throughout Lake and northern Cook county. The boys also compete against area feeder teams.

Follow the MHS feeder program on the website ( for updates.


Wisconsin-Whitewater's Ryan Cortez (Palatine) was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference defensive athlete of the week.

Cortez anchored a defense that forced 6 turnovers and allowed just 8 first downs and less than 200 yards in Whitewater's 65-0 rout of Waldorf College.

Cortez took part in two turnovers that led to Whitewater points. He recovered a fumble in the first quarter that the offense turned into points to take a 17-0 lead and later returned an interception 17 yards to the Waldorf 13 that the offense converted into another score.

Cortez added 2 tackles in the game.

Fight Like A Champion Night

On Friday, Oct. 25, at the Schaumburg football game, it will be 'Fight Like A Champion Night' to honor former Saxons Eric Von Schaumburg and his fight against ALS. There will be raffles and prizes. T-shirts are available for $10. They can be ordered online and picked up outside the stadium on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to Eric's fight. Donations may also be made on Eric's website at

Guth to be honored

Matt Guth will be retiring as head athletic trainer at Prospect High School after 34 years. "He has been at nearly every football game and the majority of all varsity contests during those years," said Prospct associate principal Greg Minter. "His commitment and dedication to health and safety of Prospect athletes has been extraordinary."

Guth will be honored at the last home football game on Oct. 25. There will be a reception 6 p.m. in the Community Room, open to current and former coaches, athletes, colleagues, and friends.

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