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  • The return of Mack Galvin, here competing in last year’s state tournament as a freshman, gives Rolling Meadows a promising outlook for the coming season.

    Scouting boys tennis / NorthwestApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM

     
  • Elk Grove’s Taylor Leach delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game against Glenbrook South.

    Fremd still fired-up at the plateApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s been cold the last two days for softball, but Fremd’s bats have been hot. The visiting Vikings outhit Mundelein 16-15 in a 12-9 victory on Wednesday that gave them their second win in as many days after belting 12 hits on Tuesday at Carmel.

     
  • Boys volleyball / Scouting NorthwestApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's what to expect from the boys volleyball programs in the Mid-Suburban League plus Leyden, Maine West and St. Viator this spring.

     
  • Persistence pays as Fremd tops CarmelApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fremd’s softball team rallied back from three deficits in Mundelein on Tuesday to win its season opener 10-7 over Carmel. Trailing 7-5, the Vikings scored 5 runs in the top of the seventh to notch the win for senior pitcher Joanna Josten, who struck 10. Lauren Vanhavermaet (home run), Abbi Iuorio (2-for-4, RBI), Julie Josten (2-for-4, 2 runs), Tracy Welninski (2-for-3, 2 runs) and Molly Muhs (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBI) led the offense for Fremd.

     
  • St. Viator rolls past Highland ParkApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jack Napoleon drove in 4 runs and Kevin Monson 3 as St. Viator erupted for 6 runs in the first inning on the way to a 13-3 victory over Highland Park in nonconference play Tuesday.

     
  • Sabrina Poulsen of Wheeling is at the controls of a space shuttle simulator aviation program that reinforces leadership, teamwork and decision-making while building realistic piloting skills.

    Local students laud learning experiences at Honeywell space campMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nine high school students from the North and West suburbs who attended a week-long camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., say it helped teach them leadership skills and how to work together with people from around the world. The camp also deepened their interest in pursuing careers in science. “By the first day, we were already a family,” said Sabrina Poulsen of Wheeling, a student at Buffalo Grove High School.

     
  • Elk Grove coach Ken Grams is surrounded by players commemorating his 800th career softball coaching victory with special T-shirts after an 18-2, 6-inning triumph over host Fenton on Monday.

    Rolling right along, Elk Grove’s Grams gets win No. 800Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    No more than 50 yards behind the backstop of Fenton’s softball field, Metra trains were quickly zipping by late Monday afternoon. Almost like the 34 seasons for Elk Grove softball coach Ken Grams, who was playing the host Bison in Bensenville as the Grens won 18-2 in six inning, giving the coach career victory no. 800.

     
  • Count it as a Stevenson win over Elk GroveMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Saturday’s game between Elk Grove and Stevenson could have been coined the ‘countdown’ game of the Barrington softball quad. Grenadiers coach Ken Grams went into the contest needing just 1 win to reach 800 for his career while Patriots skipper Larry Friedrichs stood just 4 away from 500. Throw in Barrington Hall of Fame coach Perry Peterson, who was coaching on the opposite diamond against Mundelein, and you had three Hall of Fame coaches with a combined 1,954 wins. The successful trio of coaches watched their teams battle the cold weather conditions to provide nearly five hours of entertaining softball at the Fields of Dreams. Just before darkness had settled in, the Pats gave Friedrichs, an Elk Grove grad, his first win of his 26th season with a 11-7 victory over his alma mater.

     
  • Elk Grove’s Allie Peters gets a pat on the helmet from teammates after hitting a home run against Mundelein at the Fields of Dreams on Saturday in Barrington.

    Berry good effort for Elk Grove’s PetersMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mary Peters whipped up a winning batter for her little softball batter. Fueled by her mom’s blueberry pancakes, 5-foot-1 senior Allie Peters belted 2 homers and knocked in 6 runs to power Elk Grove to a season-opening, 15-1 win over Mundelein in five innings at the Fields of Dreams on a sunny but cold Saturday in Barrington.

     
  • Huntley shuts out Elk GroveMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Huntley goalkeeper Jessica Galason didn’t have a lot to do for much of Saturday afternoon’s contest against Elk Grove. The senior made back-to-back saves in a matter of a couple seconds late in the game to preserve a two-goal lead. The Red Raiders’ Samantha Bessey added another goal a minute and a half later to help Huntley to a 3-0 victory over the Grenadiers.

     
  • Girls track and field / Scouting NorthwestMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look ahead at the upcoming girls track season from the perspective of Mid-Suburban League competitors along with St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden.

     
  • Girls soccer / Scouting NorthwestMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look ahead at the upcoming girls soccer season from the perspective of Mid-Suburban League competitors along with St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden.

     
  • Boys track / Scouting NorthwestMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look ahead at the upcoming boys track season from the perspective of Mid-Suburban League competitors along with St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden.

     
  • Experience delivers for Pirates in MSL InviteMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Leaning on its experience, Palatine’s girls track and field teamed up with a stellar performance at the Mark Saylor Mid-Suburban League Indoor meet on Saturday. The Pirates won five events and finished second in six others while running away to the title with 132 points at North Central College in Naperville.

     
  • Reigning MSL champ Fremd doesn’t miss a beatMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fremd, the reigning two-time defending Mid-Suburban League outdoor boys track champion, didn’t disappoint on Saturday at the Jim Nagle MSL Indoor Invite. The Vikings showed their depth from start to finish in capturing the title with a commanding 106 points at North Central College in Naperville.

     
  • ProStart Team 6 members from left, Tayler Merkel, Madi Woltman and Gina Cirrincione work on their pasta dish during Elk Grove High School’s ProStart vs. Faculty Cook-off.

    Faculty wins cook-off at Elk Grove High SchoolMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    ProStart Culinary Arts students faced off against faculty and staff Thursday during the inaugural “ProStart vs. Faculty Cook-off” at Elk Grove High School. The competition is part of a yearlong course. “What this course does is prepare kids by special events such as this, along with catering events throughout the school year, and (making) box lunches for staff,” said Associate Principal Kyle Burritt. “It’s to show the business side of the food and hospitality industry.”

     
  • Softball: Scouting NorthwestMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the high school softball season ahead from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Leyde, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Baseball: Scouting NorthwestMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the high school baseball season ahead from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Leyde, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Daily Herald prep trading cards are back for 2014 and feature returning baseball and softball players in the Northwest suburbs.

    Images: Daily Herald Prep Trading CardsMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images of Daily Herald high school baseball and softball virtual trading cards, featuring players for the 2014 season.

     
  • Senior all-arounder Matt Swanson of Hersey figures to be one of the Mid-Suburban League’s top competitors this season. Here, Swanson spins through a vault effort during last week’s MSL East vs. West meet at Barrington.

    Boys gymnastics: Scouting NorthwestMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the boys gymnastics season ahead, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League.

     
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