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  • Beyak, Mack pace Prospect’s victory Feb 14, 2015 12:47 AM
    Prospect senior Kyle Beyak shot 8-for-10 from 2-point range and 2-for-5 from beyond the arc on his way to a game-high 26 points as the visiting Knights topped Wheeling 75-58 on Friday in Mid-Suburban East boys basketball. Sophomore guard Frankie Mack shot 5-for-6 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points and a team-best 9 rebounds for the Knights (11-10, 5-4).

  • Boys swimming and diving / Scouting the Mid-Suburban League meet Feb 13, 2015 8:19 PM
    Here's a look ahead to the Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving championships, where host Barrington hopes to defend its title. Diving will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, with swimming scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.

  • Wrestling: Sectional scouting, Northwest Feb 11, 2015 5:04 PM
    Here's a look at this weekend's wrestling sectional meets, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus Maine West and St. Viator.

  • Girls basketball: Week 10 MVP Feb 16, 2015 4:26 PM
    Stevenson senior forward Sophia Way has earned Daily Herald girls basketball MVP honors for her recent performances.

  • Back to the grind as Hersey edges Conant Feb 10, 2015 11:00 PM
    Hersey’s girls basketball team turned in the epitome of a grind-it-out victory on Tuesday night at its own Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. The Huskies trailed 7-0 right off the bat and never led until the final 53.5 seconds when senior Juliette Vainisi drove hard to the basket for a layup and completed the 3-point play for a 43-42 lead.A free throw by sophomore Kelly Weyhrich with 46 seconds left and 2 more by classmate Claire Gritt with 21.4 seconds were the final points in Hersey’s dramatic 46-42 comeback win over Conant.

  • Images: St. Viator vs. Conant, girls basketball Feb 9, 2015 9:00 PM
    St. Viator High School hosted Conant for girls basketball action Monday, Feb. 9, at Cahill Gymnasium in Arlington Heights.

  • Time’s right for another Conant win Feb 9, 2015 10:27 PM
    Playing on a Monday night during a school week was a first for Conant’s girls basketball team this season. “This was kind of different,” said Cougars senior guard Dani Engelbreit. “We’re used to Tuesday and Friday nights.” But the Cougars are also used to winning. Regardless of the night of the week, the Cougars (21-4) still knew how to win as they posted a 45-37 victory over a stubborn St. Viator squad in its own Cahill Gymnasium in Arlington Heights.

  • Regional triumphs for Conant, Prospect Feb 7, 2015 9:53 PM
    Mid-Suburban League wrestling champ Conant prevailed in the team race with 241.5 points, ahead of runners-up Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg, who tied with 146 in the Class 3A regional field at Lake Park on Saturday.

  • Maine South snaps Palatine streak Feb 7, 2015 11:24 PM
    Palatine gave Maine South’s boys basketball team a stiff challenge in a game played at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Saturday, but a big fourth quarter from George Sargeant tilted the outcome in the Hawks’ favor. Sargeant scored 10 fourth-quarter points, inlcuding 6-for-6 at the free throw line, as Maine South won 60-54. He finished with a game-high 23 points. The loss snapped an eight-game win streak for the Pirates.

  • Conant reaches 20 wins in home finale Feb 6, 2015 10:50 PM
    After Friday night’s hard-fought 52-47 come-from behind victory over visiting Schaumburg, Deidre Naughton has started her coaching career at Conant with a 20-win season. And her eight graduating seniors will end their prep careers with their first 20-win season. Sophomore Jorie Wachal (17 points) and junior Nireet Dhillon (15) were top scorers as the Cougars finished second in the Mid-Suburban West at 8-2 behind Fremd and stand at 20-4 overall.

  • Field set for state cheerleading finals Feb 6, 2015 10:00 PM
    Thirteen high school cheerleading squads from the Daily Herald coverage area have made it to the Saturday’s IHSA state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

  • Schaumburg able to hold off Conant Feb 6, 2015 10:44 PM
    Traditionally the Conant-Schaumburg boys basketball games involve intense plays, great defense, and exciting finishes. Friday night at Conant was no exception. Schaumburg held on for dear life as Conant missed two shots in the game’s last four seconds to secure a 48-47 win in Mid-Suburban West play.

  • Messer eager for a return engagement at Forest View Feb 5, 2015 4:07 PM
    Hersey boys basketball coach Steve Messer has fond memories of the last time he was on the court at the old Forest View High School in 1985. Messer was senior at Hersey then. His Huskies had defeated Prospect in the sectional final in what was to be the last high school basketball game ever played at Forest View. The school closed later that year. “It all got started there,” Messer said. “Forest View was a great place to play and it was always the place they held the sectionals.” It will be the place again this Saturday, when District 214 wraps up the celebration of its Centennial with a full day high school basketball. All six schools in Dist. 214 will compete Saturday, with both the varisty girls and boys teams playing, with games beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the final game tipping off at 7:15 p.m.

  • Milestone and clincher for Gorecki, Fremd Feb 4, 2015 12:37 AM
    Haley Gorecki scored 15 points and became only the second player in Fremd girls basketball history to reach 2,000 points on Tuesday night when the state-ranked Vikings rolled past visiting Hoffman Estates 74-30. The Vikings also clinched their sixth straight Mid-Suburban League title under coach Dave Yates. They will play for the MSL crown a week from Wednesday at either Prospect or Hersey. Gorecki’s 2000th point came on a layup late in the second quarter.

  • Fremd pulls together, claims regional crown Feb 3, 2015 10:25 PM
    It wasn’t an easy night for Fremd’s girls gymnastics team at the Tuesday night regional the Vikings hosted. The scores got a bit tighter and there were a few slips and falls, but in the end the host Vikings were able to hold it together in claiming their 23rd consecutive regional title with 144.775 points in Palatine. Fremd overcame three falls on bars and three more on beam in advancing to the Lake Park sectional at 6 p.m. Monday. Conant (133.475 points) nipped Palatine (133.20) for second, with Maine West (115.60) taking fourth place. “Obviously it would have been nice to be a little more consistent,” said Fremd coach Elise Ference. “But tonight we showed our fight when things were not going well, and they have shown that all season.”

  • Quite a finish for Alexander, Conant Jan 31, 2015 9:02 PM
    As the early portion of the second day of the Mid-Suburban League’s wrestling championships continued at Hoffman Estates, Conant coach Chad Hay couldn’t help but notice that Barrington just kept on winning. Later on, when it mattered most, it was Hay’s own his team that couldn’t lose. Conant slowly erased a 26-point Broncos advantage, taking the lead for good with a nearly flawless finals performance to win the MSL tournament, and along with it a share of the overall conference title with Barrington. Conant outscored the MSL West champs 249-246 to capture a second consecutive tournament title in thrilling fashion. MSL East champ Prospect finish third in the tourney with 214.5 overall points.

  • Mundelein measures up at Conant’s invitational Jan 31, 2015 6:25 PM
    Mundelein took top honors in Saturday’s Conant Cougar Classic, a boys swimming invitational featuring flighted A, B and C heats in each event. Maine South placed second, followed by the hosts Cougars, Jacobs/Hampshire, Downers Grove North and Huntley. Mundelein winners in individual A heats included Duncan Black in the 50-meter free (25.79) and Will Garcia in the 400 free (4:30.80). The Mustangs also had the fastest 200 medley relay.

  • Fremd wins MSL meet; Prospect’s Gonzalez claims all-around Jan 30, 2015 11:22 PM
    Prospect’s Olivia Gonzalez entered the Mid-Suburban League girls gymnastic meet as a wild card. The Knights senior left as an ace. Gonzalez, who has been dealing with a back injury for most of the season, certainly wasn’t affected by it on Friday night in rolling to the all-around title in tough field with a 37.60. “She dominated,” said Prospect coach Randy Smith of Gonzalez all-around effort. “She’s been dealing with back issues and it just shows what type of competitor she is.” Fremd may have not dominated, but the Vikings definitely did enough to get the job done, rolling to its 22nd MSL title with 146.15 points at Hersey’s Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights.

  • Barrington gets it done against Conant Jan 30, 2015 10:54 PM
    Rapolas Ivanauskas and Chris Lester garner most of the attention for Barrington’s boys basketball team. But it was the Broncos’ role players who helped them roll past Conant 39-35 Friday in Barrington. The victory ended a two-game losing streak for Barrington (15-6, 5-2). And it kept the Broncos tied for first in the Mid-Suburban West with Fremd, which beat Schaumburg 59-44.

  • Fremd salutes seniors, secures MSL West tie Jan 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    Senior night was a big success for Fremd’s state-ranked girls basketball team as the Vikings clinched at least a tie for its sixth straight Mid-Suburban League West championship. Fremd improved to 20-4 and 8-0 with a 58-37 victory over visiting Schaumburg.

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