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  • No. 18 DePaul women take down Bradley 101-77 Nov 18, 2014 11:41 PM
    Brittany Hrynko scored 19 points, had eight assists and seven steals to lead the No. 18 DePaul women past in-state rival Bradley 101-77 on Tuesday night at the Allstate Arena. Hrynko has scored 19 in three of DePaul’s four games this season. Chanise Jenkins and Megan Rogowski added 16 apiece for DePaul (3-1). Megan Podkowa had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Megan Podkowa and Ashton Millender contributed 10 apiece.

  • Fast start enough in Harper victory Nov 19, 2014 12:04 AM
    Leading 34-13 at halftime is usually a good indication that a victory is forthcoming. “We started off strong,” said second-year Harper women’s basketball coach Jenny Turpel. Visiting Morton finished strong, however, as the Hawks had to hang on for a 58-45 victory.

  • DePaul women put away New Mexico 97-59 Nov 16, 2014 7:06 PM
    Brittany Hrynko scored 19 points and Megan Rogowski had 17 as No. 18 DePaul put away New Mexico 97-59 Sunday in the final game of the Blue Demons’ season-opening tournament, the Maggie Dixon Classic. Jessica January finished with 15 points and Megan Podkowa added 13, giving DePaul four starters in double figures. Chanise Jenkins had six points and dished out six assists. The Blue Demons (2-1) shot 45.5 percent from the field and sank 11 3-pointers. DePaul was nursing a five-point lead early in the second half, but a 15-7 run fueled by two 3-pointers and a jumper from Hrynko put them ahead by double digits for good. New Mexico (0-3) had a slight advantage over DePaul in field goal percentage (47.1), but committed 38 turnovers and couldn’t keep pace in the second half. Antiesha Brown and Cherise Beynon led the Lobos with 14 points apiece.

  • DePaul soccer continues its historic run Nov 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Basketball season is here, but alas, there are still fall sports to play and the DePaul soccer team and the Illinois volleyball team are representing Illinois well.

  • Elmhurst in playoffs despite loss Nov 13, 2014 2:35 PM
    After a loss on Friday in the CCIW Tournament semifinals, the Elmhurst women’s volleyball team was in risk of its season being over. However, with an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championships, the Bluejays will live to see another day.

  • Judson women have high hopes Nov 12, 2014 6:14 PM
    The Judson University women’s basketball team has plenty of reason for optimism. The Eagles, under the direction of third-year coach Kristi Cirone, return 4 starters from last year’s team that went 10-20 overall.

  • Harper women win third straight Nov 11, 2014 11:08 PM
    The confidence level for Harper College women’s basketball team has not always been a strong point the past few seasons. But that might change this winter. “We will always play 100 percent,” said first-year guard Kim Herzog after the Hawks ran their record to 3-1 with a 66-61 win over visiting McHenry Community College (1-2) on Tuesday night. It was Harper’s third straight win.

  • Elgin CC women will rely on defense Nov 11, 2014 8:59 PM
    Veteran Elgin Community College women’s basketball coach Jerry McLaughlin is a stickler for the little things in the game. The Spartans’ longtime boss is pleased with the defensive potential of this year’s group, but stresses ECC must improve its foul shooting going forward.

  • Johnsburg golden girl Dixon shoots to cap Iowa career in style Nov 8, 2014 11:19 PM
    Former Johnsburg star Melissa Dixon is keeping the Johnsburg to Iowa connection strong. She is enjoying similar success to former Johnsburg football star C.J. Fiedorowicz, a star at Iowa and now a rookie tight end with the Houson Texans. Dixon is a standout 3-point shooter and is hoping to lead Iowa to a Big Ten title in her senior year.

  • Confident Harper in the running for double national titles Nov 7, 2014 4:38 PM
    On Saturday afternoon, the Harper men’s and women’s cross country teams will take to the start line for the last time this season in the NJCAA Divsion III national championships, hosted by Finger Lakes Community College at Bruce Bridgman Cross Country Course in Canadaigua, N.Y. Both the men’s and women’s teams come into the race atop the NJCAA Division III polls. Coach Jim Macnider, now in his fourth year at Harper, believes his teams are where they belong. “I think we deserve to be ranked No. 1,” he said. “This is the most talented team I’ve had.”

  • Elmhurst College sneaks into CCIW volleyball tournament Nov 5, 2014 10:54 PM
    It took until the final day of the regular season and plenty of help from an unexpected ally, but the Elmhurst College women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the CCIW playoffs.

  • Three Harper volleyball players earn postseason honors Nov 5, 2014 9:30 PM
    The women’s volleyball season ended for Harper College in a three-set loss to No. 10-ranked Rock Valley in the Region IV semifinals on Saturday. But three players who were key to the Hawks’ fine season - Meghan Chartier, Daniele Sortino and Lauren Sokolowski - have earned postseason honors.

  • Elgin tops Harper Nov 4, 2014 11:35 PM
    With leading scorer Monica Hinderer off the next phase of her playing career at Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin, the question for the Harper College women’s basketball team is who will fill her shoes. That role, at least for a night, fell to Olivet Nazarene transfer Joslyn Nicholson. Despite being in foul trouble for most of the evening, the Cary-Grove alum finished with 21 points. It wasn’t quite enough on Tuesday, as visiting Elgin Community College came away with a 53-43 victory.

  • Hill’s profile of courage inspires many Oct 31, 2014 5:29 PM
    #ChicagoSky forward #ElenaDelleDonne is so moved by the heart-wreaching story of Lauren Hill that she plans to go cheer on Hill in person at her very last basketball game on Sunday.

  • Harper women’s volleyball squad faces difficult regional challenge Oct 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    Ranked fourth nationally and with a 32-13 record, Harper College’s women’s volleyball team seems well positioned for the postseason. But there’s a big challenge ahead for Hawks in Region IV, Division III NJCAA playoff action, thanks to a pair of losses to Rock Valley College (24-14). The Hawks, winners of their last seven games, earned the region’s No. 3 seed for this weekend’s tournament at Joliet Junior College. “The girls realized they’re a good team,” coach Bob Vilsoet said. “Whether you are seeded two or three, it makes no difference.” And the Hawks’ first-round opponent at noon Saturday? Rock Valley.

  • Harper women’s soccer players net postseason acclaim Oct 30, 2014 8:38 PM
    A solid group of Harper College women’s soccer players were recently rewarded for solid seasons by earning all-conference and all-region honors. Freshman goalie Nicole Soderholm (Buffalo Grove) and freshman forward Danielle Reptowski (Schaumburg) were named first team all-region and all-conference, while teamates Kassidy Kushner (a freshman from Barrington) and Jillian Zelek (a sophomore from Elk Grove) were named to both second teams.

  • NCAA chief clarifies reasoning on Mo’Ne Davis decision Oct 27, 2014 7:21 PM
    NCAA President Mark Emmert says Little League star Mo’Ne Davis can collect endorsement money without giving up her college eligibility because she is likely to play a different sport in college.

  • Rogowski, DePaul aim to exorcise tournament demon Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The DePaul women's basketball team has been nagged all off-season by its loss in the Sweet 16 last spring to Texas A&M. It denied the Blue Demons their first trip to the Elite Eight in program history. The rematch is coming up fast: the hungry Blue Demons open the season with Texas A&M on Nov. 14 in Lincoln Park.

  • Big Ten’s arrow pointing up with Maryland, Rutgers Oct 17, 2014 10:40 PM
    Big Ten women's basketball is hoping to get a boost from two perenninal Top 25 powers, Maryland and Rutgers.

  • Chartier standing tall at libero for Harper Oct 17, 2014 7:12 PM
    Standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall, Harper College libero Meghan Chartier might be easy to overlook in a game where height is so important. But the the Buffalo Grove alum is still getting plenty of attention in NJCAA Division III women’s volleyball. She’s been named national player of the week, joining outside hitter Lauren Sokolowski (Rolling Meadows) in having earned that distinction.

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