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  • Softball: Scouting Lake CountyMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the high school softball season ahead from the perspective of teams in the North Suburban Conference plus Grayslake North, Grayslake Central and Carmel.

     
  • Baseball: Scouting Lake CountyMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the high school baseball season ahead from the perspective of teams in the North Suburban Conference plus Grayslake North, Grayslake Central and Carmel.

     
  • Consumers Cooperative Association awarded $1,500 scholarships to six Lake County high school seniors, from left, Jacqueline Martinez, Brittany M. Turner, Kierstin B. Johansen, Anthony V. Cloe, Matt G. Kushman and Kevin R. Woolums.

    CCA announces six scholarship winnersMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Consumers Cooperative Association, the sponsor of Consumers Credit Union, awarded six $1,500 scholarships at its 84th Annual Meeting March 12.

     
  • Stevenson’s Jalen Brunson hoists the North Suburban Conference trophy after the Patriots’ win over North Chicago. Brunson, who captains the Daily Herald’s all-area team for Lake County, are hoping for more postseason hardware.

    Stylish footware suits Brunson’s featsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson star guard Jalen Brunson is the honorary captain of the 2014 Daily Herald Lake County all-area boys basketball team.

     
  • Taylor Buford

    Girls basketball: All-area team, Lake CountyMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's all-area girls basketball team for Lake County.

     
  • Carmel’s Michael Barr defends during the 2nd annual Lake Zurich Martin Luther King Classic at Lake Zurich High School.

    Boys basketball: All-area team, Lake CountyMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's boys basketball all-area team for Lake County.

     
  • Antioch rolls in regional openerMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM

     
  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the TEAMDance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria, Sunday March 2nd.

    Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand ChampionshipMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

     
  • Vernon Hills’ Sydney Smith has had much to celebrate in her four-year varsity career. This season she averaged nearly 20 points, a career best.

    Time for Lake County’s fun seasonal roundball ritualMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County boys and girls basketball all-area teams will appear next week. In advance of that, here's a presentation of various all-this and all-that honors winners.

     
  • Susan Moore of Antioch, center, and 35 others participated in line dancing at Fox Lake Business & Family Expo at Grant High School on Saturday in Fox Lake.

    Fox Lake holds Business & Family ExpoMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Around 85 businesses participated in Saturday’s Fox Lake Area Chamber Business & Family Expo at Grant Community High School.

     
  • Grant Community High School students watch Friday as resource officer Russ Zander has his head shaved into a mohawk cut by Kaitlyn Vinyard, a stylist with Grand Avenue Hair Club in the Fox Lake school’s lunch area.

    Grant police officer sports red mohawk cut for good causeFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fox Lake Police Officer Russ Zander is sporting a new haircut these days — a “Bulldog” red mohawk. More than 200 Grant Community High School students in the lunchroom watched as the school’s community officer had his head shaved and styled Friday.

     
  • Lake Zurich hope for another home gameFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Most teams bid a fond farewell to their home court on the day of their last regular season home game. Lake Zurich instead circled the calendar and has been aiming for a return in a couple of weeks. The Bears are in the unique position of hosting Lake County’s Class 4A sectional from March 11 to March 14. For most of the last 10 years, that job had been held by either Waukegan or Barrington.

     
  • Lovelle helps Wauconda snap skidFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wauconda’s boys basketball team snapped its season-worst losing streak Tuesday night, but it wasn’t easy. Joey Lovelle scored a career-high 29 points, as the host Bulldogs outlasted Mundelein 86-80 in overtime. With the North Suburban Conference crossover win, Wauconda improved to 14-13. The Bulldogs had lost their last six games.

     
  • Steve Polakowski of Libertyville competes against Kris Williams of Thornwood on Saturday in the 120-pound championship match in Champaign.

    Wauconda’s Magiera powers to 220-pound titleFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tom Nance, his coaching staff, and even the teammates of Wauconda’s super 220-pounder Nate Magiera spent the entire week putting together the perfect tactical plan. The idea was to have everything in order for a test against No. 1-ranked Edgar Ruano. Magiera, who’d only lost to Ruano this season, was rated No. 2 in the state. But then, 22 seconds into the Class 2A champoionship match under the bright lights in Champaign, Magiera blew apart all that preparation. And boy, is Nance thrilled that happened. When at his best, Magiera is capable of humbling anyone — even Ruano — and Saturday night, that’s exactly what the Bulldogs senior did. With a magnificent display of power and skill, Magiera used every weapon in his arsenal to throttle Ruano 17-4 and capture the state championship trophy. It’s the school’s first since Scott Carlson won in 2009 at 152 pounds.

     
  • Pro-active efforts from Burns, Bald bolster GrantFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grant seniors Mike Burns and Devan Bald had no trouble finding their shooting range in the expansive environment of an NBA arena Saturday afternoon. They came out and looked like big-league veterans in a nonconference boys basketball game against McHenry at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Burns was 4-for-6 from 3-point range en route to a game-high 23 points and Bald hit his first 4 shots and scored 12 points as Grant (14-12) won its third straight game 58-51.

     
  • Grant seniors have their moment against Vernon HillsFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was all seniors versus all juniors in the starting lineups. And on senior night at Grant on Friday, it was the seniors who prevailed. Grant, with its senior-oriented lineup and roster, showed some senior savvy in making just enough plays at the very end to pull out a 57-55 North Suburban Conference Prairie Division victory over a younger Vernon Hills team in which only one senior, a reserve, saw the floor.

     
  • Libertyville’s Chris McDermand raises his fists in victory after beating Michael Hobbs of Downers Grove South Friday in the Class 3A 285-pound quarterfinals Friday in Champaign.

    Libertyville’s Polakowski, Warren’s Parker make title boutsFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Last year, Steve Polakowski and Emery Parker last year could not have been further from competing for a state title. But Saturday night, the dynamic duo from the North Suburban Conference will be chasing Class 3A championships in Champaign. Wauconda senior Nate Magiera will do likewise at 220 pounds as he pursues the top honor in Class 2A.

     
  • Antioch campaigns for sectional participationFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Last year, when Antioch hosted the Class 3A sectional, it was the players on the basketball team that helped with game operations. The Sequoits, who had been eliminated from the tournament by then, did everything from run errands to assist during the 3-point shooting contest. “We’re hosting the sectional again this year, and the goal that we set in our first classroom meeting of the season is that we want to find other people to work the sectional because we want to play in it,” Antioch coach Jim White said. “We’re hoping that we get a better seed to help us get through the regional so that we can get back to our place for the sectional.”

     
  • Lake County’s best meet first-round tests downstateFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake County’s elite competitors outclassed their foes competition Thursday night as the state wrestling tournament got started at State Farm Arena on the University of Illinois campus. Jordan Reich (Vernon Hills, 120, 39-4), Nate Magiera (Wauconda, 220, 45-1) and Libertyville’s Steve Polakowski (120, 40-1) and Kayne MacCullum (170, 40-1) each trumped their opponents, sending all four into Friday’s quarterfinals. The road will only get tougher for this quartet and the others competing in the championship bracket.

     
  • Scouting state wrestling / Lake CountyFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the wrestling state meet from the perspective of Lake County's participants.

     
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