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  • No letdown for St. Viator Jan 31, 2012 11:31 PM
    St. Viator tuned up for a big East Suburban Catholic Conference showdown Thursday with Benet by beating Francis Parker 68-41 on Tuesday. Ore Arogundade had 16 points to lead the Lions. Maine West edged Wheeling 45-44 and Schaumburg beat Glenbrook South 55-34.

  • Another rough fourth quarter hurts Palatine Jan 10, 2012 11:29 PM
    Palatine took a 4-point lead into the fourth quarter but was outscored 20-9 as Glenbrook South pulled out a 58-51 nonconference win in Glenview. John Millin scored a career-high 22 points for the Pirates.

  • Alden, Palatine win own invitational Dec 17, 2011 5:43 PM
    Palatine’s girls gymnastic team had been building momentum, and the Pirates picked up a bit more on Saturday at their own invitational. Junior Abby Alden took first in the all-around (36.425) in leading Pirates to the team title with 139.45 points at the 25th annual Palatine Invitational. It was the 12th time the Pirates have won their home invitational, but their first victory since 2007.

  • Boys basketball / Northwest holiday tournament scouting Dec 15, 2011 9:57 PM
    A preview of boys basketball holiday tournaments involving teams from the Northwest suburbs.

  • How Glenbrook South shot amazing 11-minute video Dec 2, 2011 11:29 AM
    Getting 2,650 boisterous teenagers to spontaneously perform on camera for an 11-minute music video mostly shot in a single take has to be the most remarkable feat Glenbrook South High School students pulled off this year. “Conceptually, it is amazing how complex it got,” Principal Brian Wegley said. Trust us; it'll blow your mind.

  • Three suburban stars earn Big Ten volleyball honors Nov 29, 2011 1:57 PM
    Three former suburban stars are among those sharing the spotlight Tuesday as the Big Ten handed out its annual postseason volleyball awards. Former Naperville North star Colleen Ward and former Burlington Central star Stephanie Holthus were named to the All Big Ten first team, while former Glenbrook South player Ellen Chapman of Wisconsin was named to the All Freshman team.

  • Smashing performances at New Trier Nov 18, 2011 11:33 PM
    Glenbrook South junior Olivia Smoliga erased the oldest girls swimming state record on the books on Friday at New Trier, bettering the 50-yard freestyle state Palatine's Alison Wimer had held for 15 years in becoming the top qualifier for today's championship finals in 22.66. Smoliga was just getting warmed up, though. In her other individual event, the 100 free, Smoliga became the second girls in state history to go under 50 seconds — and the first to break 49, lopping more than a second off the existing record with a stunning 48.88.

  • St. Charles E. sure glad to have Barry back Nov 10, 2011 7:57 PM
    Of all the St. Charles East players excited about the school’s seventh state appearance this weekend, setter Erienne Barry has a couple extra reasons.

  • St. Charles E. takes aim at Benet Nov 10, 2011 4:11 PM
    :In so many ways, there couldn't be a more fitting team for St. Charles East to play in the Class 4A state semifinals Friday night than Benet. It's Benet who the Saints opened the year with. It's Benet who handed the Saints half of their six losses this season. It's Benet who is 37-3 and regarded as the measuring stick for the state's best teams.

  • St. Charles E. headed back to state Nov 5, 2011 10:18 PM
    St. Charles East’s girls volleyball team is headed to a familiar place, and the Saints got there in familiar fashion Saturday night at the Class 4A York supersectional.

  • Stevenson gets past Glenbrook South Sep 3, 2011 12:17 AM
    At Stevenson, the Patriots hung on to win their home opener 17-15 against Glenbrook South.

  • Zabriske, Titans too much for Prospect Aug 27, 2011 1:24 AM
    Prospect had no answer for Glenbrook South quarterback Mac Zabriske on Friday night in Glenview for both teams’ season openers. Zabriske completed 8 of 12 passes with 1 interception for 148 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Titans defeated the Knights 34-10 at John Davis Stadium in a nonconference game. New Prospect coach Mike Sebestyen lost his debut as the Knights’ head coach after Brent Pearlman stepped down last season. “The turnovers (3) hurt us,” Sebestyen said. “As we talked about, for this team, with the small numbers that we have, we need to be detailed and disciplined. And at times we were not disciplined.” The Knights started out well, taking the opening kick off in the first quarter and taking a 3-0 lead courtesy of Vito Anzalone’s 32 yard field goal. A fumble recovery by the Titans’ Gus Shipp led to Zabriske’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Zach Jones on the first play of the second quarter for a 7-3 lead. Following a Knight punt Zabriske tossed a 44 yard TD pass to Sully Stadler for a 13-3 lead with 8:22 left in the first half. With :54 left in the half Zabriske found Charlie Tisch with a 14 yard scoring pass and a 20-3 lead. B.J. Hoekstra’s interception set up the score. Sophomore running back Sam Mazukelli (14 carries 94 yds.) broke loose on a 44 yard run to make the score 20-10 with 9:34 left in the quarter. “We just had some unexcusable mistakes,” said Sebestyen. “We will learn from them and be better next week. Sam Frasco and Mazukelli had some big runs for us.” Frasco rushed 12 times for 56 yards before being sidline in the third quarter with cramps.

  • Sectional changes, results don’t for Barrington May 21, 2011 5:13 PM
    Barrington was sent to a different sectional at Schaumburg but the Broncos' success continued with a sectional tennis title.

  • Northwest/Scouting the boys tennis sectionals May 19, 2011 6:53 PM
    A preview of four boys tennis sectionals in the northwest suburbs.

  • Buffalo Grove works extra, extra hard to advance May 18, 2011 12:07 AM
    With inspiration stemming from keeper Katie Okamoto, No. 12 Buffalo Grove (10-8-3) stunned No. 5 Glenbrook South in a shootout to defeat the Titans (16-5-3) by a 2-1 verdict (3-1 on penalty kicks) and advance to Saturday’s regional final at Palatine against the host Pirates at 11 a.m. The Titans, who entered their tourney opener unscored upon in their last 12 matches, looked rattled from the first minute to the eighth when Carolynn Wieland, who played marvelous soccer for 120 minutes, finished on the tail end of a wonderful little slalom run through the center channel — after freshmen Skylar Groth sent the team’s leading goal-scorer through. After that, the Bison, perhaps one of the youngest sides in this regional, played as if they were a veteran-filled roster, as Pat Dudle’s club showed terrific composure in each and every 50-50 challenge while playing with speed and possession through the middle to help keep the Titans at bay — until they would equalize at 53 minutes. “We’re finally getting healthy after going through a rough bout of injuries, and, yes, we might have grown up as a team tonight after playing so much soccer, against a well coached team like South,” said Dudle. “I really feel the turf fits the way this team plays, and tonight we showed that we could play fast (and) quick, from back to front,” said Wieland, who all throughout the match was beaten and battered whenever the junior would hold up top for her teammates, on on the turn, when she was most dangerous — with many of her carries ending on a quality shot on frame. The Titans used their size advantage in the middle of the park, but they were still unable to play through the midfield thanks in part to the Bison backline — led by Kelly Mahoney, Lindsay Puppolo and Sierra Bugno and the extra work from the freshmen duo of Colleen and Kelli Zickert. The Bison allowed the equalizer just moments after Okamoto made a point-blank save on April Cronin — which led to a rebound and loose ball which an opportunistic Nina Kodras thumped into the back of the net. The talented senior nearly helped create a sensational scoring opportunity for Cronin when her heel flick almost found her teammate in close in the 106th minute. But that was it for Kotros, who was held in check including the 40 minutes of 4-overtime extra soccer. The Bison clearly enjoyed the run of play in OT, and generated a couple of quality opportunities. Once into shootout, the first two rounds went scoreless — until Groth converted to the right of the diving Kelsey Byers and the Titans’ Cronin easily went into the back of the net. Carly Brown, a bundle of energy on the outside for the Bison, buried her attempt to make it 2-1 ... then it was Okamoto’s turn for heroics as she stopped Kathryn Ficho. A cool, calm Wieland stepped up and sealed the Bison’ victory — and send the members on the bench racing out to meet both her and their keeper to celebrate. “When the GBS keeper made a save on our first PK attempt, then I started to feel a little stressed out, but after I made my first save, then I was relaxed after that,” said Okamoto with a smile.

  • Glenbrook South nips Huntley in PKs Apr 14, 2011 9:10 PM
    Huntley girls soccer coach Kris Grabner wanted to get his team some exposure in shootouts this season. The result of the Red Raiders’ first journey into the elite could have been different for Grabner’s liking, though.

  • Girls soccer/Fox Valley roundup Apr 9, 2011 10:51 PM
    Addison Trail 2, Larkin 0: The Royals (0-10-1) were unable to find the back of the net as they were defeated by Addison Trail at home. Diana Hernandez recorded 3 saves in goal. Glenbrook South 3, Jacobs 0: The Golden Eagles were shut out on the road against Glenbrook South in this Pepsi Showdown game. Monica Orjeula (4 saves ) and Megan Minogue (4 saves) split duty in goal for the Golden Eagles. Lake Park 1, Dundee-Crown 0: Ali Sanders recorded 7 saves in goal for the Chargers (3-6) but it was not enough as they were defeated at the Lake Park Tournament by the host Lancers. Burlington Central 2, Stillman Valley 0: The Rockets (2-4) found the back of the net twice as they shutout Stillman Valley to earn a victory on the road. Maddie Stoneman paced the Rockets offensively as she recorded a goal and an assist while Lindsey Puccio scored the other goal. Camille Dela Cruz added an assist. Caitlin Solberg recorded 10 saves in goal to preserve the shutout. St. Edward 3, Aurora Central Catholic 1: The Green Wave (5-1-1, 2-0) found themselves down 1-0 heading into halftime, but went on a scoring spree after the break to earn the victory. Jordyn Madden, Allison Kruk (assist), and Kailey Durkin all recorded goals while Monica Ramirez and Shelby Shepard each added 1 assist. Paige Gannon recorded 2 saves in goal. Huntley 3, Wheaton North 0: The Red Raiders (6-0) avenged a 2-1 loss to Wheaton North last year in the Pepsi Showdown as they pulled out the shutout victory. Aimee Wronski continued her hot start to the season as she scored 2 goals and added a assist while Julie Brownell added the other goal. Kaytlyn Owens turned away 4 shots on goal. Hampshire wins two at Johnsburg: The Whip-Purs (5-1-4) extended their winning streak to 5 in a row as they defeated McHenry 4-0 in game one and Johnsburg 2-1 in game two. Dakota Walther recorded 2 goals in the first game while Michelle Dumoulin and Paige Palubicki added one a piece. In game two, Natalie Starrenburg and Alex Zeller each recorded an unassisted goal for the Whip-Purs while Alex Dumoulin turned away 8 shots on goal.

  • Who’s competing Mar 6, 2011 6:46 AM
    Who will be competing in the Team Dance Illinois championships on Sunday in Peoria.

  • Suburban high schools flock to TeamDance championships in Peoria Mar 6, 2011 7:48 PM
    Poms, flag teams and dancers from more than 100 high schools throughout Illinois are converging on the Peoria Civic Center today for one of prep sports' most colorful state championships. But if you think “best in poms” means a traditional halftime routine, think again. Just the name of the sanctioning organization — TeamDance Illinois — reflects the trend. In all, more than 2,000 students will be competing, as they showcase the best dance, flag and poms routines from throughout the state.

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