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  • Grant baseball players Ryan Noda, left, and Simeon Lucas have made a habit of hitting big home runs this spring.

    Extended power surge from Grant’s Noda, Lucas is no surpriseMay 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    What seemed like a neat coincidence back on a Monday afternoon in late March turned out to be a big-time case of foreshadowing. Seniors Ryan Noda and Simeon Lucas, Grant’s Division I dynamic duo, both hit home runs for the Bulldogs in an 8-6 season-opening win over host Barrington.

  • Lakes’ Corey Hertz, Stevenson’s Tim Vestuto and Zio-Benton’s Jon Roberts are neck and neck in the 100-meter dash during the North Suburban Conference meet Thursday at Mundelein.

    Balliu, Lakes loom large in NSC meetMay 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lakes scored 98.5 points to edge out two-time North Suburban Conference boys track and field champ Grant, which who finished with 91 on Thursday at Mundelein. NSC Lake Division champ Warren ran third with 69 points.

  • Grant, Lakes ready for NSC battleMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Normally, a rivalry takes a back seat when a conference championship is on the line. But when the rival is the team standing in the way of a title? Well, that’s different. Grant and Lakes are friendly rivals — in fact, they rooted for one another when both finished in the top five in the Class 2A and 3A state meets last spring. But when the gun goes off Thursday night at Mundelein for the North Suburban Conference boys track and field championships, the friendly rivals will be strictly foes — for one night, at least. Field events start at 4 p.m., with finals on the track slated to start no earlier than 6 p.m.

  • Softball / Lake County roundupMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    McKenzie Sancken socked a 2-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, lifting Grant’s softball team to a 2-0 win over Lakes in North Suburban Prairie Division play Wednesday.

  • Baseball / Lake County roundupMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ryan Noda punctuated the Grant baseball team’s 20th win of the season by belting a grand slam, as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Antioch 13-3 in North Suburban Prairie Division action Wednesday.

  • Baseball / Lake County roundupMay 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Libertyville’s baseball team barely beat darkness by barely beating Warren on Tuesday. Noah Greenberg’s walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 11th lifted the host Wildcats to a 1-0 win in North Suburban Lake Division action.

  • Softball / Lake County roundupMay 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wauconda softball coach Tim Rennels put his head down and took a step toward his team’s dugout after Alyssa Wagner flailed at a strike-two pitch for seemingly the last out of the game at Grant. But while Grant began to celebrate, first-base coach Dave Mills told Wagner to run to first base, which she did, because Caitlyn Moran’s pitch bounced in. After the umpires talked about it, they ruled that Wagner was never tagged on the dropped-third strike and that she was safe at first base. Kayla Wedl then hit an inside-the-park home run, and Taylor McCarthy followed with a solo blast over the fence. When Wedl retired Grant in order in the bottom of the seventh, Wauconda had a shocking, 3-1 win Monday to remain undefeated in the North Suburban Prairie Division. Wauconda improved to 20-7 and 9-0 in the NSC Prairie.

  • Baseball / Lake County roundupMay 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ryan Noda struck again. The Grant senior got his ninth home run of the season to lead the Bulldogs to a 7-2 win over Prairie Ridge. It was a 3-run homer.

  • Grant's Delaney Basala runs the first leg of the 4x100-meter relay in Friday's North Suburban Conference meet at Vernon Hills.

    Greatness for Grant in NSC meetMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    On a night Lakes' Brittani Griesbaum nearly beat the great Brittny Ellis of Warren, when Griesbaum's teammate Kortney Schardt and fellow 1,600-meters competitor Lisa Bennatan of Lake Forest engaged in a photo finish of their own, Grant made sure there would be no doubt which track team would emerge as the North Suburban Conference champion. By the time anchor-leg Delaney Basala grabbed the baton, Grant's speedy sophomore had a large lead. She cruised to the finish, as the Bulldogs (4:08.18) won by nearly three seconds. Before the 1,600 relay even began, the Bulldogs had all but officially secured their first NSC title since 2007. Grant totaled 111 points at Vernon Hills on Friday, while Lakes (103.75) was second. Griesbaum's stellar night also included breaking the meet record in the long jump, as her mark of 18-5.5 bettered the 18-1.75 set by North Chicago's Aisha Morton in 2000.

  • Softball / Lake County roundupMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rose Ferolo delivered a 2-run single with two out in the top of the seventh inning, lifting Vernon Hills’ softball team to an 11-10 win over Lakes in a North Suburban Prairie Division thriller Friday.

  • Baseball / Lake County roundupMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Junior left-hander Charlie Murphy threw 6 innings of 4-hit ball, and Libertyville’s baseball team hit the 20-win mark by defeating visiting Grant 5-1 in a North Suburban Conference crossover Friday.

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    Lake County Academic Team honorable mentionsMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    2013-2014 Lake County Academic Team honorable mentions

  • Softball / Lake County roundupMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kayla Wedl turned in another wonderful pitching performance for Wauconda’s softball team Thursday. The sophomore struck out 12, allowed just 2 hits and didn’t walk a batter, as the Bulldogs beat Libertyville 4-0 in a North Suburban Conference crossover.

  • Slota stellar in Lakes’ shutout winMay 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chase Slota dominated Grant en route to a 6-0 victory for Lakes’ baseball team Wednesday. Slota allowed just 1 hit, a bloop single to shallow right, and struck out six hitters, as the Eagles improved to 12-8 and 6-2 in the North Suburban Prairie Division.

  • Lake Zurich tops Lakes stays perfect in NSCMay 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Matt Carmody slammed 7 kills, and Lake Zurich’s boys volleyball team continued its perfect play in the North Suburban Conference with a 25-22, 25-13 win over host Lakes on Wednesday night.

  • Girls soccer / Lake County roundupMay 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nicole D’Ambrose scored off an assist from Allison Vancrey with about 15 minutes left, as Lakes’ girls soccer team capped an undefeated run through the North Suburban Prairie Division with a 1-0 win over visiting Antioch on Tuesday night.

  • Baseball / Lake County roundupMay 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Alex Gibson turned in a gem on the mound for Round Lake’s baseball team Tuesday. The junior pitched a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 14, as the Panthers defeated visiting North Chicago 12-0 in North Suburban Lake Division action.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winnersMay 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Ege in fine form for BC; Kaneland wins at CL CentralMay 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The rest of the hurdlers never had a chance against Burlington Central junior standout Lucas Ege in Friday’s 41st Annual Crystal Lake Central Invitational at Metcalfe Field. Ege won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.28 and claimed top honors in the 300 hurdles in 39.4. “This was good competition tonight and I will get better as the competition gets better,” said Ege. “I still have a lot of work to do before the sectionals.” Ege was one of the main reasons the Rockets finished second with a score of 91 points. Kaneland, which won its second straight title, overpowered the field with 160.5 points.

  • Grant High School Resource Officer Russell Zander, right, talks with freshman Isidro Villarrel as he tries to play baggo with goggles that simulate being intoxicated during a pre-prom event Friday at the Fox Lake school.

    School and police officials stress prom safety to Grant High School studentsMay 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grant High School and Fox Lake police officials urged students to have a safe prom Friday, with a pre-prom celebration at the Fox Lake school. “Kids need to realize the severity of the situation,” driver’s education teacher Brian Kibitlewski said. “They need to think twice so they don’t make a mistake."

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