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  • Mundelein finding ways to enjoy the struggle Feb 19, 2015 9:55 PM
    Staying upbeat during a 2-25 season isn’t easy. So Mundelein coach Corey Knigge has gone out of his way to make sure his players are having some fun off the court. “We’ve had two rough seasons in a row,” said Knigge, referring to last year’s 2-28 campaign and the 0-11 mark in North Suburban Conference play this is part of this year’s two-win season. “We want the kids, especially our seniors, to have some good memories of this season.” On Wednesday, Knigge took his team down to Loyola University to a men’s game against Northern Iowa, which features former Mundelein standout Robert Knar. Last week, the Mustangs made their first trip to Loyola, to watch another former Mundelein star, Sean O’Brien, a sophomore at Southern Illinois.

  • Grayslake Central’s Makey making good in third downstate trip Feb 19, 2015 9:49 PM
    It’s easy to dwell on the rich wrestling tradition of Lake County’s perennial powers such as Libertyville and Grant. But there’s certainly room for more in that category, and Grayslake Central’s fast-growing program would love to join it. With competitors like Jon Makey around, the Rams certainly have taken a step in that direction. Coach Mark Stewart and Makey, a four-year veteran of the program, have formed a terrific partnership. And now, after the first day of the wrestling state touranment, Makey has broken new ground with his first state tournament victory. The senior now turns his attention to bigger and better things. Makey (41-3) will meet Chase Vosburgh (42-0) of Mt. Vernon in the 11 a.m. Class 2A quarterfinal session with an opportunity to enhance his chances at a state medal.

  • Wrestling: State tournament scouting, Lake County Feb 18, 2015 5:08 PM
    Here's a look at this weekend's wrestling state tournament, from the perspective of competitors from the North Suburban Conference plus Carmel and Grayslake North.

  • Stevenson hangs on vs. Mundelein Feb 18, 2015 11:11 PM
    Stevenson’s girls basketball team avoided a major upset Wednesday night. The Patriots, the fourth seed in the Class 4A Palatine sectional, edged No. 13 Mundelein 51-49 in a regional semifinal at Carmel Catholic. Stevenson (26-4) advanced to Friday night’s regional final against No. 5 Buffalo Grove.

  • Barrington gets No. 20 at Grant Feb 17, 2015 10:25 PM
    For the first time coach Bryan Tucker’s tenure at Barrington, the Broncos have reached 20 wins. Barrington raced past host Grant 61-36 in nonconference boys basketball Tuesday in Fox Lake. Junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas led the way with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in three quarters for the Broncos (20-6), while Chris Lester had 13 points and 8 boards.

  • Borcia paces Libertyville against Carmel Feb 17, 2015 11:13 PM
    Joe Borcia poured in a season-high 30 points and added 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots, as Libertyville’s boys basketball team defeated host Carmel Catholic 72-64 in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

  • Girls basketball / Lake County roundup Feb 16, 2015 11:05 PM
    In the second game Monday at Carmel Catholic, Lake Zurich advanced in Class 4A girls basketball regional play after a 48-41 victory over Deerfield. Elly Daleske scored 16 points to lead the way for Lake Zurich, while Deerfield was led by Jesse Holloway with 15.

  • Sectional triumphs for Libertyville’s Gunther, Grant’s Kantzler Feb 14, 2015 9:32 PM
    If anyone wondered about Joey Gunther’s state championship credentials, surely there can be little doubt now. The Libertyville senior is on his way to a second consecutive trip to Champaign next weekend, where the Cats’ top wrestler will be one of the favorites to win a title at 160 pounds on the floor of Assembly Hall. Joining him downstate will be Grant's Christian Kantzler, a sectional champ at 126 pounds.

  • Boys basketball / Lake County roundup Feb 13, 2015 11:29 PM
    James Mobley scored a game-high 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Grant’s boys basketball team outlasted visiting Antioch 67-65 in overtime Friday night. Grant improved to 3-22 and 2-9 in the North Suburban Prairie Division. Jason Kaye (16 points), Andy Kaye (12) and Ben Kusiak (10) also scored in double figures for the Bulldogs.

  • Big crowds see big efforts from Prospect, Wheeling Feb 14, 2015 12:27 AM
    Before a full house for the first day of the Class 3A Barrington wrestling sectional on Friday, Mid-Suburban East and regional champion Prospect along with its division rival Wheeling, took the spotlight. The Knights rode the hot hands of Alex Preissing, Tanner Strobel, Matt Wroblewski and James Ford into Saturday’s semifinals. The middle of the Wheeling lineup supplied support to captain Ricky Muro and freshman Mason Skloot as the Wildcats put four of their own into the front draw for the second round of action. The aforementioned group will compete in the 10:30 semifinals after the first round of wrestlebacks open the proceedings at 9 a.m.

  • Top NSC wrestlers excel at Barrington Feb 13, 2015 10:13 PM
    Solid performances from regional champions Christian Kantzler (Grant), Joey Gunther (Libertyville) and Tyler Harrington (Stevenson) highlighted the first day of action for the North Suburban Conference teams in action at the Class 3A Barrington wrestling sectional. All three roared through the competition to advance into Saturday’s semifinals, where each is now one victory away from earning a trip to Champaign and the state finals next weekend.

  • Wrestling: Sectional scouting, Lake County Feb 12, 2015 8:56 PM
    Here's a look at this weekend's sectional wrestling meets, from the perspective of teams in the North Suburban Conference plus Grayslake North and Central along with Carmel Catholic.

  • Vernon Hills surging toward Prairie title Feb 12, 2015 8:48 PM
    Vernon Hills has put together three long winning streaks this season and is on the verge of its first North Suburban Prairie Division boys basketball title.

  • Basketball mourns coaching losses, but their lessons will endure Feb 12, 2015 5:41 PM
    Two college coaching giants died this week, Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian. Their influence on the game of basketball and other coaches is widespread. In that vein, Patricia Babcock McGraw polled boys coaches in the Daily Herald's Lake County coverage area about their biggest influences in coaching.

  • Sweet finish for Grayslake North Feb 10, 2015 11:10 PM
    The cake was laid out for the Grayslake North seniors. It was stationed in a nearby room, awaiting the party for the six Knights’ seniors. All North had to do was to dispense of 2-game winner Grant on Tuesday night in Grayslake. Evidently, the Grant team didn’t get the same memo. Especially Bulldogs senior Jacob Hanlin. He went to halftime with 17 points in his back pocket. On two more free throws from Hanlin, it looked like the North party might turn sour. The Grant lead was 16 points at 49-33 in the third quarter. “We let up a bunch of easy shots,’’ said North senior Lucas Buckels. “We were able to score the whole game. But we started a concerted effort to stop them.” Buckels and teammate Aidan Einloth both scored 18 points as Grayslake North (13-8) tied this nonconference game early in the fourth quarter and went on to post a 63-57 win.

  • Rappe, Carmel snap skid against Deerfield Feb 10, 2015 11:10 PM
    Emma Rappe scored 19 points, and Carmel Catholic’s girls basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 51-37 nonconference win over visiting Deerfield on Tuesday night.

  • Grant makes its point in regional triumph Feb 7, 2015 8:14 PM
    One week after watching its dream of a North Suburban Conference wrestling title dashed by a miniscule half-point, Grant had a day to remember. This time, the Bulldogs won the matches that mattered, giving them the edge they needed to lift Class 3A regional trophy. The Bulldogs rode individual championships from Christian Kanzler (126), Cristian Coronado (138) and Mike Kouvelis (152) along with five third-place finishes to edge Barrington (183.5-167.0) and the rest of the field to win the team title on their home floor in Fox Lake.

  • Novak, Warren savoring this sectional trip Feb 7, 2015 10:42 PM
    Rolling right along, there’s Warren coach Rich Novak. He’s been coaching in the Blue Devils girls bowling program for the last 20 years, the last 10 as head coach. But all rolls must end eventually, which means Novak will especially enjoy this season and one last trip to the sectional round. Novak’s squad was one of four to advanced from the Warren regional at Bertrand Lanes on Saturday. “Getting to the sectional was one of our goals,” Novak said. “They all stayed together and worked together through everything.” Novak will retire after this school year. He’s looking forward to a bright future, both for the Warren program and himself. “Retiring is hard to do,” he said, “but I know it’s time to get younger people out here — and I want to do some traveling.”

  • First “Sunday Fun Day” coming to Grant High School field house Feb 6, 2015 4:02 PM
    Families looking for ways to beat the cold are invited to take part Sunday in a new indoor event offered by the Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department. “Sunday Fun Day” is a free event that runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grant High School Fieldhouse on Devlin Road.

  • Strong Prairie finish for Firnbach, Vernon Hills Feb 6, 2015 11:56 PM
    Kasey Firnbach had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, and Vernon Hills’ girls basketball team beat Grant 69-47 Friday night to reach the 20-win mark for the fourth season in a row. Mia Polisky added 13 points and 4 assists for the Cougars (20-6), who completed play in the North Suburban Prairie Division with a 9-3 record. Katie Brettmann contributed 8 points and 5 rebounds, and Haley Lieberman had 7 points and 5 assists. Becky Bahlmann also had 8 points.

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