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  • 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.

  • Local high schools ranked: Apr 26, 2013 5:29 PM
    Several area schools have made the U.S. News & World Report 2013 list of best high schools.

  • Seniors sparkling for Libertyville Apr 13, 2013 9:56 PM
    Lots of seniors. Lots of team chemistry. That's the case so far, anyway, for Libertyville's girls soccer team. Senior Katie McAuliffe fed classmate Gen Kapecki for the game's only goal, and the Wildcats netted a 1-0 shutout of host Highland Park in a nonconference match Saturday.

  • Highland Park tops at Grayslake Central Apr 11, 2013 9:49 PM
    The cold and rain didnít slow down Highland Parkís girls track team Thursday night. Kiera Thorpe won the 400-meter dash (59.62) and 200 dash (26.82), and Savannah Sledd threw winning marks in the shot put (35-0) and discus (86-7), as the Giants captured the Grayslake Central Ram invitational with 134 points. Mundelein, which received four individual wins, was second with 112 points, edging Grayslake Central (107.333). Grayslake North (85.333) was fourth, followed by Carmel Catholic (65) and Round Lake (23.333).

  • Many of 32 Golden Apple finalists from suburbs Mar 14, 2013 1:10 PM
    Golden Apple Thursday announced 32 finalists for the 2013 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the high school level, including many from the North and West suburbs. The finalists were selected from a pool of 510 nominations; 10 winners will be announced in May.

  • Lake Forest man charged with punching shopper in parking lot dispute Mar 6, 2013 5:25 PM
    A Lake Forest man was charged with aggravated battery after he punched a 61-year-old man outside of Costco in Mettawa, authorities said. Bruce Mordini, 49, of the 400 block of Ridge Road, is free after posting the required 10 percent of his $10,000 bail Wednesday afternoon.

  • Arogundade, St. Viator solve Highland Park Feb 27, 2013 11:11 PM
    Against the zone, Ore Arogundade was in a zone. The St. Viator junior guard is used to seeing man-to-man defenses during the course of the regular season. Thatís what most teams in the East Suburban Catholic Conference play. But on Wednesday in Class 4A regional action at Warren, Arogundade made a living at finding the gaps and holes in Highland Parkís zone defense, to the tune of a game-high 28 points. Two of Arogundadeís teammates also scored in double-figures as St. Viator notched a 67-56 victory over Highland Park and ďzoned inĒ on Fridayís regional championship game. The third-seeded Lions (19-8) will face the winner of tonightís clash between No. 6 Warren and No. 11 Barrington.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Feb 5, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from basketball, wrestling and gymnastics.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Dec 25, 2012 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from boys and girls basketball.

  • Highland Park stands tall at Wheeling Dec 20, 2012 11:05 PM
    A week from today Highland Park’s girls basketball will be playing basketball in sunny Florida. Things sure looked bright for the Giants at Wheeling on Thursday night. And shining the brightest was senior standout Lena Munzer, who scored a game-high 19 points with 8 assists as the Central Suburban North leaders posted a 53-36 victory.

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