Football Focus 2014

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  • Competitive Taylor, Hill lead the way for Antioch Sep 26, 2014 11:59 PM
    In his friendly rivalry with teammate Griffin Hill, Antioch fullback Alan Taylor got a leg up on Friday night. Taylor rolled up a game-high 144 yards and scored 2 touchdowns to lead the Sequoits to a breezy 37-12 homecoming victory over visiting Grant.

     
  • Add Turner to the list of top Carmel tight ends Sep 27, 2014 5:43 PM
    Known for its speedy, waterbug running backs who can light up the option offense, Carmel is also quietly assembling a “Who's Who” list of some of the best tight ends in Lake County history. Noah Turner has just joined the party.

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 25, 2014 10:35 PM
    Boys golf Wauconda d. Grayslake North: At Countryside, Annette Yandall’s 42 led the Bulldogs to a 174 and seven-shot win over the Knights. Greg LePage, Collin Shrader and Zac Lahrman each carded a 44 for Wauconda in the nonconference match. Grayslake North (181) boasted the medalist, Alex Wrobel, who fired a 41. Waukegan d. Grant: At Fox Lake Country Club, Waukegan shot a 181 to edge Grant by six strokes. Matt Burkart’s 41 led Grant (187). Waukegan’s Andres Garcia was the medalist with a 40.

     
  • Football: Week 5 scouting, Lake County Sep 25, 2014 9:30 PM
    Here's a look at Week 5 of the high school football season from teams in the North Suburban Conference plus Grayslake North, Grayslake Central and Carmel.

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 24, 2014 10:39 PM
    Boys golf Antioch d. Grant: At Antioch Golf Cub, Dillon Kreutzer earned medalist honors with a 38 to lead the Sequoits (172) over the Bulldogs (190) in North Suburban Prairie action. Antioch also received a 41 from Branden Ward, 46 from Jason Mrkonich and 47 from Brett Mohr. Grant was led by Sam Saghafi’s 43. Grayslake Central d. Wauconda: At Stonewall Orchard, the victorious Rams (169) boasted medalist Michael Murdy, who shot a 40. Kyle Reynolds, Cooper Brunk and Michael Sisk each had a 43 for Grayslake Central.

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Lauren Frericks served 3 aces, pounded 4 kills and dished out 11 assists on 25-of-25 setting, as Warren’s girls volleyball team defeated Lake Forest 25-20, 25-11 in North Suburban Lake Division action Tuesday night.

     
  • Grant gets win No. 1 against North Chicago Sep 21, 2014 8:31 AM
    Grant football coach Vito Andriola was smiling from ear to ear as his Bulldogs celebrated their first victory of the season. Behind 4 touchdowns from Jeremy Bredwood, Grant defeated host North Chicago 63-24 in a North Suburban Prairie Division game Friday night.

     
  • Football: Week 4 scouting, Lake County Sep 18, 2014 9:05 PM
    Here's a look at Week 4 of the high school football season for the teams of Lake County.

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 18, 2014 10:40 PM
    Girls golf Carmel d. Vernon Hills: At Heather Ridge, the undefeated Corsairs shot a 173 to win for the second day in a row on the nine-hole layout, as Alexa Amato’s 40 led the way. Carmel (7-0) also counted Kyla Ryan’s 44, Erin Kehoe’s 44 and Danielle Savovich’s 45. Vernon Hills (192) was led by Faith Jung’s 45. Stevenson d. Deerfield: At Deerfield Golf Club, Alexia Fidman captured medalist honors with a 43, and the Patriots (181) defeated the Warriors (196). Myra Peterson and Olivia Hancock each shot a 45 for Stevenson. Grayslake d. Lakes: At Antioch Golf Course, Ireland Dunne shot a 44 to earn medalist honors and lead Grayslake’s co-op team (195) past the host Eagles (295). Dhani McDowell and Kara Ahlemeyer added a 48 and 49, respectively, while Kim Balling carded a 52. McHenry d. Grant: Brianna Burgeson shot a 48 for the Bulldogs (212) in their loss to the Warriors (193). Harvard d. Antioch: Hannah Cook shot a 55 for the Sequoits (261) in their loss to Harvard (213).

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 18, 2014 10:40 PM
    Boys soccer Wauconda 2, Grant 0: Karl Christ and Luis Mendoza scored second-half goals, as Wauconda captured its first win in North Suburban Prairie action. Max Bermann and Alonso Sanchez tallied assists for Wauconda (4-7, 1-3), and keeper Shane Purcell made 8 saves in earning the shutout. Grayslake North 3, Zion-Benton 1: Fernando Sanchez scored five minutes into the nonconference match, and the Knights built a 3-0 lead en route to the victory. Grayslake North (7-4-1 overall) also got goals from sophomores Jason Rhodes and Grant Nickolson. Seniors Denzel Mitchem, Zach Kottmer and Mickey O’Reilly had assists. “We gave a quality team effort from the start and managed to control the game throughout its entirety,” Knights coach Adam DeCaluwe said. “From the first whistle, we put Zion under a lot of pressure and they allowed us to create several really good scoring chances right away.” DeCaluwe also singled out the standout play of junior Cole Karabinus, senior Danny Wilson and senior defender Lucas Buckels. Lakes 6, North Chicago 1: Cam Beezley scored twice and added an assist for the Eagles in the North Suburban Prairie match. Sean O’Brien, Stephen Mogged, Foster Dore and Dave Milostan also scored for Lakes (4-5-2, 2-1-1). O’Brien, Milostan, Dore, Ryan Kelekian and Alex Rothermel also had assists. Warren 4, Lake Forest 3: Richie Flores, Jack McKearnan, Joe Haight and Ronaldo Garza scored for the host Blue Devils in a high-scoring North Suburban Lake match. Nick Haas had a pair of assists for Warren (9-1-3, 4-0). Dundee-Crown 2, Grayslake Central 0: Freddy Martinez scored both goals for the Chargers (9-2) in the Fox Valley crossover.

     
  • Plenty of highlights in the McNamara home Sep 18, 2014 8:53 PM
    Although Bill McNamara missed the “big game” in person, he found it just as much fun to watch on tape. McNamara is the head football coach at Stevenson. His team was busy playing a game against Warren last week at the same time his son Connor, the starting quarterback at Vernon Hills, was taking on North Chicago. The younger McNamara wound up taking part in a school-record 7 touchdowns in a 64-28 win. He rushed for 6 scores and threw for another.

     
  • Girls golf / Lake County roundup Sep 17, 2014 10:42 PM
    Sophomore Simone Mikaelian earned medalist honors with a 37, and Libertyville’s girls golf team prevailed over host Stevenson at Crane’s Landing to take sole possession of first place in the North Suburban Conference on Wednesday.

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 16, 2014 11:10 PM
    Mundelein’s boys golf team is on a roll. And John Lentz was rolling in the putts Tuesday, as his 2-under-par 34 led the Mustangs to an impressive 145 at Pine Meadow Golf Club. The performance was good for a 14-stroke victory over Libertyville (159).

     
  • Lake County roundup Sep 16, 2014 10:56 PM
    Iven Hernandez scored two more goals, and Antioch’s boys soccer team won again in North Suburban Conference Prairie Division action Tuesday. The Sequoits’ 3-1 victory over visiting Wauconda at McMillen Field improved their record to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the NSC Prairie.

     
  • Dramatic finish favors Grant over Cary-Grove Sep 13, 2014 4:18 PM
    There was a lot of drama between the Cary-Grove and Grant girls cross country squads as they headed down the stretch of the 3-mile race Saturday morning in the Wauconda Invitational. The Trojans gave the Bulldogs all they could handle on the damp Lakewood Forest Preserve course, but it was Grant capturing the championship of the 15-team meet by an 88-96 score over runner-up Cary-Grove. Warren edged Crystal Lake South 103-104 for third place, while Lake Zurich placed fifth with 130 points.

     
  • Warren wins at the wire at Wauconda Sep 13, 2014 3:16 PM
    The race for the finish was close between the Warren and Crystal Lake South boys cross country teams Saturday morning in the Wauconda Invitational. It looked like the Blue Devils were going to have to settle for second place to the Gators as the 3-mile race at Lakewood Forest Preserve headed for the chute. But it was Warren that pulled out an exciting 68-76 victory in the powerful 18-team meet.

     
  • Warren weathers Oswego East Sep 13, 2014 10:18 PM
    Warren’s boys soccer team built a big lead and then held on to edge visiting Oswego East 3-2 in a nonconference match Saturday. Goals by Nick Haas, Chris Travis (penalty kick) and Ronaldo Garza had the Blue Devils up 3-0 at halftime. Kevin Penarrita and Richie Flores had assists, as Warren improved to 7-1-3. Grayslake North 3, Antioch 2: The Knights rallied from a two-goal deficit at halftime to win the nonconference match. “Our boys showed a lot of character and composure,” coach Adam DeCaluwe said after his Knights improved to 6-4. “In the opening 10-15 minutes, we had a ton of energy and we were dictating a lot of the play. Antioch started to get some more control of things and put us under pressure from a couple scoring chances they created.” Iven Hernandez’s pair of goals had Antioch up 2-0. Sophomore Grant Nickolson scored the Knights’ first after he got the ball from senior Lucas Buckels. Buckels flicked in the tying goal, which hit an Antioch defender and found the back of the net. Senior Fernando Sanchez earned a penalty kick for Grayslake North, and senior Zach Kottmer converted for the game-winning goal. “We responded very well after halftime and found ourselves creating quality chances,” DeCaluwe said, “and playing a majority of the second half in Antioch’s half of the field.” Crystal Lake Central 1, Wauconda 0: The host Tigers scored in the second half of the nonconference game. Shane Purcell had 6 saves in net for Wauconda (3-6). Lakes 2, Grant 1: On Friday, Cesar Murua banged in the rebound of a Sean O’Brien shot with 45 seconds left to lift the visiting Eagles to the North Suburban Prairie win. Murua also scored the first goal for Lakes (2-4-2, 1-0-1) with Stephen Mogged earning the assist. Eagles keeper Jack Monson made 6 saves. The game was scoreless at halftime.

     
  • Cedzidlo takes Lakes to another victory Sep 13, 2014 12:02 AM
    Devyn Cedzidlo missed three days of school last week and Lakes’ football game against Woodstock North. Friday night in rainy Fox Lake, the junior didn’t miss his opportunity to make an immediate impact in the North Suburban Prairie Division opener between the Eagles and host Grant. The Bulldogs muffed the opening kickoff, and Cedzidlo recovered at the 11. Two plays later from the 1, Cedzidlo scored the first of his 3 rushing touchdowns. Lakes never looked back en route to a 52-6 win that hiked the Eagles’ record to 3-0.

     
  • Boys golf / Lake County roundup Sep 11, 2014 11:24 PM
    For the second time in three days, Grayslake Central’s boys golf team pulled out a close decision. Kyle Reynolds and Josh Schneider each fired a 42, and the Rams carded a 172 for a three-stroke win over Cary-Grove at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club on Thursday. Michael Murdy and Tommy Triggs added a 43 and 45, respectively, for Grayslake Central. On Tuesday at Stonewall Orchard, the Rams’ 167 bettered Huntley by one shot. Reynolds had a 40, while the winners also counted Cooper Brunk’s 41 and 43s by freshman Michael Sisk and Triggs. Mundelein d. Zion-Benton: At Steeple Chase, Ryan Magee fired a 1-under-par 35 for the host Mustangs (153), who won the North Suburban Lake match by 29 strokes. John Lentz (38) and Jeff Lee (39) also broke 40 for Mundelein. Brett Parola and Zach Zentz carded matching 41s for the Mustangs. Lake Forest d. Warren: At Bittersweet, Jack Garrity and Quinn Gaughan each shot a 37, as the visiting Scouts (156) downed the Blue Devils (169) in North Suburban Lake action. Jack Hansen’s 39 paced Warren. Lakes d. Grant: At Fox Lake Country Club, the North Suburban Prairie match went to the Eagles (187), who also boasted the medalist thanks to Mike Barry’s 40. Michael Maye shot a 51 for Grant (213).

     
  • Boys soccer / Lake County roundup Sep 11, 2014 11:04 PM
    After nine road games to open the season, Warren’s boys soccer team finally had its home opener Thursday. It was worth the wait for the Blue Devils, who edged Mundelein 2-1 in North Suburban Lake Division action.

     
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