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  • Elk Grove’s Peter Arbov, left, and Austin Shallcross celebrate after scoring during the second inning of Tuesday’s game at Palatine.

    Outright MSL East title for Elk GroveMay 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove cancelled math class and added a division title Tuesday. The Grenadiers won their first Mid-Suburban East baseball crown since 2006, upending host Palatine 8-4 to complete their league schedule. Elk Grove will play at Schaumburg on Friday for the MSL championship. “We are really excited,” Elk Grove coach Terry Beyna said. “It is a great accomplishment for us and the guys and the school.” Beyna and his team might have needed a team of mathematicians to figure out the Grens’ chances had they lost to Palatine. In that case, there would been a three-way tie for the East crown. And deciding the East representative for the title game could have come down to the fourth tiebreaker, involving total runs allowed in conference play. But the victory ended all those permutations.

  • Chester Sewcyck, left, shows a newspaper headline from the World War II era to the Elk Grove High School U.S. History class taught by Stephanie Kezios, right, while visiting with students Tuesday. Sewcyck, an 88-year-old veteran of World War II, was stationed in the Pacific from 1944 through 1946.

    Elk Grove students help WWII vet solve mystery of lost friendMay 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    All Chester Sewcyck knew about his friend Bud Weisfus was that he disappeared while serving in World War II. But with the help of history students at Elk Grove High School, Sewcyck, an 88-year-old fellow war veteran, finally learned what happened to his friend.

  • Schaumburg’s Jack Holden, left, is a popular man in his dugout after clubbing a home run at Elk Grove on Monday night. Elk Grove won the game 6-2 to earn a share of the MSL East crown, and Schaumburg ended up clinching a share of the MSL West title in spite of the loss.

    Schaumburg’s in, and Elk Grove’s hopefulMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Scoreboard watching was in full swing in Arlington Heights, Elk Grove and Mt. Prospect on Monday. But it was the 2014 version — with emails, texts, Twitter feeds and website-following. When the screens cleared, Schaumburg had lost its game to Elk Grove 6-2 — but the Saxons still won the right to represent the Mid-Suburban League’s West Division in the league championship game, as Hersey beat Barrington 2-1 about 45 minutes later. With Elk Grove’s victory, the Grenadiers (19-9, 10-5) won the opportunity to determine their own destiny in the East Division. Elk Grove plays at Palatine on Tuesday with the opportunity to clinch outright. The Grens lead both Hersey (15-13-1, 10-6) and Prospect (17-11-1, 10-6), which beat Conant 3-2, by a half-game.

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    When it comes to single-season hits, no one has done it better for Elk Grove’s softball team than Becca Maher. The senior shortstop went 3-for-4 with a double to reach 74 hits, breaking the school mark of 72 set by Jessica Balzano. Maher’s big day helped lead the Grens to an 8-1 victory at Wheeling.

  • Buffalo Grove clinches in MSL EastMay 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    After going 14 years without playing in the Mid-Suburban League championship softball game, Buffalo Grove will make its second straight appearance on Thursday. The Bison clinched their second straight crown under four-year coach Jamie Paul with a 2-0 victory over visiting Wheeling on Saturday in Buffalo Grove.

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Defending Mid-Suburban East softball champion Buffalo Grove clinched at least a tie for another title on Wednesday with a 5-3 victory over visiting Elk Grove. The Bison (17-8, 11-3) won their tenth straight game as Julia Camardo (14-4) struck out seven, walked one and also won her tenth straight game.

  • Baseball / Northwest roundupMay 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove regained the top spot in the Mid-Suburban East baseball race by outscoring host Rolling Meadows 9-7 on Tuesday, while Schaumburg forced a tie for the MSL West lead by beating Barrington 8-3.

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Erin Ward hit the first pitch of the game for a home run. In the second inning, she took it step better, belting a grand slam. Barrington’s senior shortstop ended up 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, 6 RBI and 3 runs as the Fillies blanked host Palatine 14-0 in the Mid-Suburban West softball game on Monday.

  • Short-handed Elk Grove falls to HononegahMay 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 3-goal explosion within six minutes was the undoing Saturday afternoon for Elk Grove’s girls soccer team as the Grenadiers lost their regular-season finale to visiting Hononegah 4-2.

  • Bloom helps Hoffman power past LibertyvilleMay 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ethan Bloom hit a 3-run homer in the first inning against Libertyville and the host Hawks were able to stay in front and claim a 5-4 victory in nonconference baseball Saturday. Matt Roesch also doubled and scored in the first inning for Hoffman Estates (9-13-1).

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sophomore Alex Masnica capped off Elk Grove’s trio of home runs in a big way Saturday afternoon. After Becca Maher and Brooke Barges had already cleared the fence earlier in the game with solo blasts, Masnica walloped a 2-run walk-off homer to left center with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Grens a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader with visiting Elk Grove. Gina Cirrincione doubled to set up Masnica’s blast which gave pitcher Mary Hirschauer the complete game win that included 6 strikeouts and 1 walk. The Grenadiers went on to sweep the twin bill with a 13-2 five-inning victory as freshman Taylor Leach fired a 4-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk. She also belted a triple.

  • Joyce Taylor of Barrington competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

    Big finish for BarringtonMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington closed in style on Friday at the Mid-Suburban League girls track meet. The Fillies capped things by taking first in the meet-ending 1,600-meter relay and to nail down their sixth MSL title with 140 points at Wheeling. Palatine finished second with 137.5 points, just ahead of defending champion Prospect (136).

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant’s area-high home run total climbed to 34 on Friday as the Cougars hit two more in a 12-0 five-inning win over visiting Palatine on Friday

  • Zyzda pitches Barrington past Elk GroveMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington coach Pat Wire didn’t know what to expect when he handed the ball to starting pitcher Jake Zyzda. “He has pitched real well for us,” Wire said before the game. “But he also had a hiccup in one of our losses.” Wire’s concerns were for naught as Zyzda kept host Elk Grove in check for more than 5 innings and Barrington scored all its runs with two outs to topple the Grenadiers 5-2 Friday.

  • The 2014 Northwest Suburban Academic Team gathers at Harper College. Front row, from left: Emma Heckelsmiller, Palatine High School; Trent Cwiok, Elk Grove High School; and Sohum Chokshi, Conant. Middle row, from left: Paul Lewis, St. Viator; Mary Collins, Rolling Meadows High School; Robert Andrews, Fremd; and Tyler Harris, St. Viator. Back row, from left: Peter Kotecki, Buffalo Grove High School; Milan Patel, Hoffman Estates High School and Matthew Stadnicki, Hersey.

    Meet the 2013-2014 Northwest Suburban Academic TeamMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    “I have never known a student as academically gifted," writes one sponsor of a student named to the 2014 Northwest Suburban Daily Herald Academic Team. Academic powerhouses all, the students honored here all bring something more to the table - a desire to make a real difference in the world.

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    2013-2014 Northwest Suburban Academic Team honorable mentionsMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    2013-14 Northwest Suburban Academic Team honorable mentions

  • Stevenson steps up, grabs sectional triumphMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    It may not have gone exactly as scripted, but it was a still a pretty good meet for Stevenson on Thursday night as the Patriots hosted their own IHSA boys gymnastics sectional. Stevenson earned the second of five automatic berths to the Elite Eight meet next Friday at Hinsdale Central as the Patriots rolled to the championship of the nine-team sectional with 153.6 points.

  • Josten’s jam-management sweet for FremdMay 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The scoring opportunities were there for Elk Grove on Wednesday. But also there was a focused pitcher for visiting Fremd. Senior Joanna Josten got out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the second inning and kept the damage limited a few other times to pitch the Vikings to a 7-5 victory over traditional Mid-Suburban East softball power Elk Grove.

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove senior Brooke Barges belted a homer and went 3-for-4 as the host Grenadiers topped Hersey 8-4 on Tuesday. Melissa Picchi (2-for-4) also had 3 RBI for the Grens, who improved to 20-3 and 7-2 in the Mid-Suburban East softball standings where they own a half-game lead over Buffalo Grove (13-8,7-3).

  • Boys volleyball / Northwest roundupMay 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Perseverance served St. Viator well in a 19-25, 25-14, 25-22 decision over Marist in East Suburban Catholic Conference boys volleyball play Monday.

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