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  • High schools participate in 10th annual mock trial in Waukegan Feb 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    Evanston, Highland Park and Libertyville high schools finished in the top three positions in the 10th annual high school mock trial invitational, officials announced.

  • Thanks to Penny, Lake Zurich banks a victory Feb 15, 2014 10:11 PM
    It’s not all that uncommon to see a sophomore contributing on the varsity level. Even in the final minutes of a tight game, underclassmen are making plays all the time. So when Lake Zurich sophomore Nick Penny came up with 3 huge free throws in overtime of Saturday night’s nonconference contest with visiting Highland Park, no one was surprised. Well, no one on the Lake Zurich side, at least. “He is the type of player that if you take a minute off in practice he is going to beat you,” said LZ senior Brad Kruse. “He works hard every day and he pushes everyone to get better.”

  • Highland Park edges Libertyville at Bradley Center Feb 8, 2014 10:13 PM
    For Matt Reed and the rest of Libertyvilleís boys basketball team, the chance to play on an NBA basketball court was not to be taken lightly. So the Wildcats were savoring their chance to play in the Bradley Center on Saturday afternoon, home to the Milwaukee Bucks. Reed in particular had his sights set on attempting an NBA-range 3-pointer. He managed to hit a couple of them and finished with a game-high 12 points. The dream ended there, however, as Highland Park got past Libertyville 41-40 in nonconference play.

  • Highland Park couple to see son skate in Sochi Feb 6, 2014 5:06 AM
    Steve and Marla Brown are excited to watch their figure-skating son Jason compete in the Winter Olympics. But they weren't content to watch the Sochi Games at home. The Highland Park residents — and 16 relatives — are making an estimated 15-hour journey to Russia to watch him compete live. “We're still just so in shock,” Marla Brown said. “It's hard to believe we're really going to the Olympics to watch our son compete and represent our country.”

  • LoGrandeís giant effort helps HP past Wheeling Jan 14, 2014 11:50 PM
    Highland Park senior Lizzy LoGrande said the Giants werenít too happy about their start on Monday night in a 49-37 loss to Maine East. ďWe didnít want to feel like that again,Ē said the 5-foot-7 guard. ďSo we all came out with a lot of energy.Ē The energized Giants led 25-21 at intermission and extended the lead to as many as 15 points late in the fourth quarter before registering a 55-46 triumph over visiting Wheeling in the nonconference girls basketball game. LoGrande scored a 14 points while classmate Lucy Hoffman tossed in a career-high 17 as the Giants improved to 6-11.

  • First-round wins for Libertyville, Grayslake N., Mundelein Dec 23, 2013 8:59 PM
    Libertyville, Graysake North and Mundelein each picked up first-round wins Monday in the girls basketball tournament hosted by Mundelein.

  • Suburban friends create politically incorrect Cards Against Humanity Dec 23, 2013 7:33 AM
    They call it “a card game for horrible people.” One reviewer said it's only “for the crass and jaded.” Yet, Cards Against Humanity is the best-selling toy on this holiday season. “It's an inside joke that's gotten out of control,” says Max Temkin, 26, the Highland Park native who created the game with childhood friends Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof and Eliot Weinstein.

  • Prospect stays perfect Dec 5, 2013 10:49 PM
    Prospectís girls basketball team improved to 6-0 with 48-19 nonconference victory over visiting Highland Park on Thursday night at the Jean Walker Field House in Mt. Prospect.

  • St. Viator adjusts in time to top Highland Park Nov 27, 2013 10:11 PM
    St. Viator boys basketball coach Mike Howland challenged two of his top players at intermission Wednesday night. Senior Ore Arogundade and junior Roosevelt Smart accepted the challenge and led the Lions to a 48-44 win over Highland Park in night three of the Joe Majkowski Thanksgiving Tournament inside Cahill Gymnasium.

  • Highland Park edges Prospect in OT Nov 26, 2013 9:52 PM
    There arenít many plays drawn up to go the length of the court, down a point, with 7.1 seconds on the clock, and counting. But thatís exactly what Highland Park did. The Giants (1-0) rebounded a missed free throw and moved the ball upcourt quickly. Guard David Sachs took a pass as time wound down and drained a basket from just inside the 3-point arc with 1 second on the clock to give the Giants a season-opening 54-53 overtime victory over Prospect in the Joe Majkowski Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament in St. Viatorís Cahill Gym Tuesday.

  • Mahar helps Mundelein past Munzer-less Giants Nov 20, 2013 11:10 PM
    For the first time in four seasons, the Highland Park Giants didnít travel with a star named Lena Munzer. Perhaps the best girls basketball player in Highland Park history, Munzer graduated last spring. So youíd figure host Mundelein would handl this Munzer-less club with no problem on Wednesday night in the the third contest of the day in Mundeleinís tournament. Well, not quite. It was still anyoneís game midway through the third quarter. Mundeleinís lead was 28-24. And then the veteran in Mundeleinís lineup, junior Maggie Mahar, took matters into her own hands.

  • Hersey finds its form Oct 24, 2013 12:19 AM
    With a number of boys soccer heavy hitters falling by the wayside, No. 4 sectional seed Hersey (14-3-3) had to fight for its soccer life for over 80 minutes Wednesday before finally putting away Highland Park. The Huskies outlasted the Giants 3-1 in overtime to earn a spot in the Class 3A regional final against Lake Forest (13-6-1) Saturday afternoon. All-state forward John Cappuccitti helped the Huskies storm to the lead with his go-ahead goal at 85 minutes, then later put the icing on the cake with the final goal against Highland Park (8-9-5).

  • Highland Park stops Maine West Oct 4, 2013 10:06 PM
    Maine West slipped to 0-2 in the Central Suburban North and 1-5 overall after a 27-12 loss at Highland Park on Friday. The Giants improved to 5-1 and 1-1.

  • Highland Park steps it up, subdues Mundelein Sep 7, 2013 10:49 AM
    Mundeleinís football team looked in good position at halftime to win for the second straight week after an Opening Night victory snapped its 18-game losing streak. Highland Park led the visiting Mustangs 13-12 at intermission, but the Giants scored 18 unanswered points en route to a 31-12 nonconference win Friday night.

  • Football: Scouting Week 2, Lake County Sep 5, 2013 10:17 PM
    Here's a look at Week 2 of the high school football season from the perspective of teams in Lake County.

  • Football Focus: Week 2 Preview Sep 4, 2013 10:56 PM
    In this preview video for Week 2 of Football Focus, host Joe Aguilar visits Mundelein High School, who after back-to-back 0-9 seasons secured a win over Wheeling in Week One.

  • Teachers to be honored Tuesday: Jun 10, 2013 4:18 PM
    Four Lake County teachers are among those educators who will be honored Tuesday by the Illinois State Board of Education and two state labor unions.

  • Burke, Fisch lead Prospect at Highland Park May 18, 2013 6:19 PM
    The Mid-Suburban League did well against perennial Central Suburban League and state powers Deerfield and Highland Park by advancing two at singles and another at doubles when play came to a close on the campus of the host Giants in boys tennis sectional action Saturday. Carson Burke and Ben Fisch of Prospect came out of the field to capture third- and fourth-place medals, respectively. Burke (18-9), a junior, earned his second consecutive trip to the state tournament. Fisch (20-9), an exchange student from Switzerland, makes his first state tourney voyage. Buffalo Grove's No. 1 team of Peter Georgiades and Anton Levitan (11-9) used back-to-back victories on Friday over teams from Hersey and Highland Park to qualify.

  • National Merit Scholarship winners in Lake County May 10, 2013 7:14 PM
    Sixteen high school students from Lake County were named National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners for 2013.

  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

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