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  • Higuchi’s record effort powers Fremd at Warren Sep 20, 2014 6:01 PM
    As the old saying goes, “it’s the little things that count.” That details-first approach to practice and meets has really helped the Fremd girls cross country team, and the determined Vikings ran to the championship of the 17-team Warren Invitational Saturday morning by a solid 63-88 count to top the host Blue Devils. Not only was Saturday a great day for Fremd as a team, but Ayako Higuchi set a record on the 2.95-mile course on the grounds of the high school with a winning time of 17:12.16.

  • Book it: Epic finish favors Grayslake North Sep 20, 2014 12:17 AM
    It was an epic offensive battle when host Grayslake North met Normal Community West in nonconference action Friday night. The visiting Wildcats took a 43-42 lead in this action-packed contest with 5:58 to play. But the Knights came through when the chips were down to secure an exciting 50-43 victory behind a huge game from running back Titus Booker.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Girls volleyball / Lake County roundup Sep 18, 2014 10:41 PM
    Girls volleyball Lake Zurich d. Mundelein: Lexi Gora pounded 14 kills, and the Bears won 25-15, 25-20 to improve to 5-6 and 2-1 in the North Suburban Lake. Hannah Sweetwood added 8 kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces for Lake Zurich. Kylie Dykgraaf dished out 26 assists, Sienna Robertson chipped in 9 digs, and Nicole Gaggiano had 2 kills and 1 block for the Bears. Lakes d. Lake Forest Academy: The Eagles won the nonconference match 25-8, 25-12, as McKenna Lahr rang up 10 kills and 6 digs. Lakes (15-2) also received contributions from Megan Behrendt (5 kills, 6 digs, 6 aces), Maddie Demo (23 assists, 3 aces), Izzy Huntington (3 kills, 7 digs) and Allie Grandos (3 kills, 2 blocks). Grayslake North d. Woodstock North: Kendall Buchman tallied 15 digs, 9 assists and 6 kills, as the Knights prevailed 26-24, 19-25, 25-19 in Fox Valley Fox play. Grayslake North (5-15, 2-3) also got 15 digs from Nicole LeBaron, 13 digs from Cassie Reimbold and 7 assists from Char Gaunky. Crystal Lake Central d. Grayslake Central: The Rams fell 25-18, 25-13 in Fox Valley Fox action, despite 3 kills apiece from Allie Daul, Hayley Peterson and Taylor O’Neil. Peterson led Grayslake Central (9-11, 2-2) with 19 digs, and Juliana Frusolone dished out 12 assists on 51-of-52 setting. “We played sold defense against a very tough Crystal Lake Central team,” Rams coach Jason Janczak said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boys golf / Lake County roundup Sep 17, 2014 10:42 PM
    Boys golf Grayslake North d. Lakes: At Renwood, the host Knights prevailed, 163-170. Joey McHugh led Grayslake North with a 40, while Kyle Baker, Adam Baker and Jon Cesario each had a 41. Lakes’ Mike Barry was the medalist with a 39. Prairie Ridge d. Grayslake Central: At Prairie Isle, Tommy Triggs, Connor Fitzgerald and Kyle Reynolds each shot a 40 for the Rams (161) in their Fox Valley Conference loss. Prairie Ridge (154) received matching 37s from sophomore Ethan Farnam and Cameron Karney.

  • Grayslake tops Dundee-Crown Sep 16, 2014 11:09 PM
    Girls golf Grayslake d. Dundee-Crown: At Bonnie Dundee, Grayslake’s first-year co-op team carded a 191 in defeating the host Chargers (220). Ireland Dunne and Kim Balling each shot a 44 to lead Grayslake, which also counted Esther Rhie’s 50 and Dhani McDowell’s 53.

  • 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.

  • Grayslake C. able to bounce Buchman, Grayslake N. Sep 16, 2014 10:36 PM
    One of the players on the best 4-15 volleyball team in the state has a fancy serve. It travels a few inches over the net and that causes trouble for many a team. Her name is Kendall Buchman, and on Tuesday night she gave host Grayslake Central a few scares. The Rams (9-10) rallied from a set one loss to post a 19-25, 25-19, 25-21 victory on rivalry night.

  • Lakes nets title in own tourney Sep 13, 2014 10:13 PM
    McKenna Lahr and Megan Behrendt led the way at the net, as Lakes’ girls volleyball team won its own invitational Saturday. Lahr slammed 43 kills, while Behrendt racked up 32 kills, 35 digs, 8 aces and 5 blocks. The Eagles went 5-0 on the day, defeating Ridgewood (25-21, 25-8), Antioch (25-23, 25-9), Grayslake Central (25-21, 25-20), Deerfield (25-15, 25-10) and Grayslake North (25-16, 25-20). Lakes setter Maddie Demo dished 98 assists, while adding 5 aces and 11 kills. The Eagles’ other contributors included Izzy Huntington (12 kills, 22 digs, 5 blocks), Katie Billetdeaux (15 kills, 15 blocks), Kaylee Romeo (11 blocks), Lisa Buehler (23 digs), Morgan Phillips (24 digs) and Kelly Clendening (15 digs). Lahr also had 7 aces, 34 digs, and 6 blocks. Lakes coach Kate Cheek said her girls are “working well together and continuing to show their commitment to the team and to working on their team chemistry. They are always working to get better and to push their skills to the limits.”

  • Grayslake Central makes a winning state-ment Sep 13, 2014 10:17 PM
    Nikki Tatsuguchi was talking about her goals for the girls tennis season after winning the first singles title in the Grayslake Ram Knight Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Grayslake Central coach Chuck Lawson overheard the discussion and felt the need to interrupt. “State. State,” Lawson said forcefully from a few feet away to his junior. “Keep that at the forefront. She’s good enough to get there.” That’s also the goal for Tatsuguchi’s junior teammate Raquel Ruiz. She won the No. 2 singles title for the second straight year to help the Rams repeat as champions of the eight-team invite with 29 points.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eventually, Cary-Grove takes over at Grayslake N. Sep 12, 2014 11:28 PM
    Unbeaten Cary-Grove moved to 3-0 with a 42-7 win at Grayslake North as Knights quarterback Merrick Gentile rested a weary shoulder.

  • 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.

  • Football: Week 3 scouting, Lake County Sep 11, 2014 8:55 PM
    Here's a look at Week 3 of the high school football season for the teams of Lake County.

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