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  • Rolling Meadows times it right at Buffalo Grove Jan 17, 2015 12:50 AM
    It’s safe to say Rolling Meadows very much enjoyed its first visit to Buffalo Grove’s new pool, where the Mustangs claimed a 135-50 victory Friday to remain undefeated in Mid-Suburban East boys swimming. The standout efforts for Meadows included a 59.30 in the 100-yard breaststroke from senior Jake Barson, along with a 2:02.56 in the 200 IM.

  • Conant fends off Palatine’s late surge Jan 16, 2015 10:39 PM
    Palatine coach Mark Johnson said he “couldn’t be prouder of my girls” after the Pirates lost a hard-fought MSL West basketball game Friday night at Conant. Cougars coach Deirdre Naughton, meanwhile, felt her team was fortunate to escape with a victory. It was almost impossible to tell who won and who lost after home-standing Conant edged Palatine 43-39 at William N. Perry gymnasium in Hoffman Estates.

  • Conant topples Palatine Jan 15, 2015 10:41 PM
    Conant had the hot hand Thursday night at Palatine in a Mid-Suburban West boys basketball matchup. The Cougars shot 68 percent from the field and 81 percent (18-for-22) from the free throw line while defeating Palatine 56-46 to notch their sixth win in a row. One of the hottest hands belonged to senior Chris Dolce, who hit two sizzling 3-point baskets in the third quarter to turn back a run by the Pirates.

  • Fremd’s Invitational quite a showcase for MSL talent Jan 11, 2015 11:04 PM
    It has been a historic season for Mid-Suburban League girls basketball. First, Fremd became the first team to fly to an event when the Vikings played four games in Phoenix, Ariz., in late December. Now, this weekend for the first time, MSL girls teams played on a Sunday. And they represented themselves quite well. With approval from the IHSA, Fremd coach Dave Yates put together the Fremd Chicagoland Invitational Showcase 2015 featuring teams top teams from Indiana and Illinois in order for college scouts to have an opportunity to see some top talent in two days.

  • Conant keeps pace in MSL West Jan 11, 2015 12:13 AM
    Conant’s girls basketball team remained one game out of first place in the Mid-Suburban West by defeating host Barrington 49-36 on Saturday night. The Cougars used balanced scoring to improve to 12-2 and 3-1 in the MSL West behind five-time defending champ Fremd (4-0).

  • Conant steps up again, tops Lake Park Jan 11, 2015 12:27 AM
    Conant got a balanced scoring effort to pull out a 61-50 victory over Wheeling touranment champion Lake Park on Saturday in nonconference play in Roselle. Chris Dolce (17 points), Kyle Bradley (12), Jimmy Sotos (11) and Danny Sotos (10) led the way for the the Cougars, who have won five straight.

  • Wrenn, Hersey find their form in Prospect Invitational Jan 10, 2015 8:25 PM
    Hersey sophomore Emma Wrenn says she’s “not too sure” if she likes the Baker format of Saturday’s 26th annual Prospect New Year Invitational. After bowling four standard games at Brunswick Zone in Mount Prospect, the competitors switch to the Baker in the afternoon, which is a team-oriented concept in which each of five bowlers on every team roll two frames apiece through five more games. Either way, like it or not, Wrenn and her Huskies teammates excelled in each. Wrenn finished with the top series of any Mid-Suburban League player, an 890, good for fifth place in a tourney that traditionally attracts the best teams in the state. The sophomore rolled games of 247, 239, 245 and 200 in a meet that was won by Lockport Maroon with a total morning and afternoon pinfall of 6,157. Waubonsie Valley finished second, just 10 pins back, while Hersey led MSL teams in an eighth-place finish with a total of 5,521.

  • Conant takes command at Leyden Jan 10, 2015 9:15 PM
    By the time it was Bobby Alexander’s turn in the spotlight, the Conant star had already watched a trio of teammates before him seal the Cougars’ fourth consecutive Leyden Invite crown, allowing the standout 138-pounder to focus solely on winning his own fourth straight title as well. And after Alexander’s strong performance over Mousa Jodeh of Oak Forest, the Cougars had built an insurmountable 50-point lead over the powerful Class 2A Oak Forest contingent before running up the final score with three more individual titles to lift the crown going away with 262.5 points.

  • Fremd wins first matchup with Barrington Jan 9, 2015 12:00 AM
    Fremd and Barrington renewed a bit of a growing rivalry on Thursday night. Last year the Vikings and Fillies finished 1-2 in the Mid-Suburban League. Soon after, Fremd was third at the state meet, followed by the Fillies in fourth. This season, Fremd (147.55) and Barrington (145.25) have hit the second- and third-best scores in state behind Prairie Ridge (148.0). On a cold Thursday, the Vikings and Fillies met for the first of a potential four meetings, provided both teams advance to another state finals appearance. Fremd took round one, scoring a 144.9-142.6 Mid-Suburban League West triangular victory at Barrington. Hoffman Estates finished third with 121.75 points.

  • Northwest Suburban Leadership Team honorable mentions Jan 8, 2015 1:01 PM
    Northwest Suburban Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2014-2015

  • Boys basketball: Week 5 MVP Jan 7, 2015 9:43 PM
    Stevenson senior guard Jalen Brunson has earned Daily Herald boys basketball MVP honors for recent performances, which included an MVP honor at Proviso West’s holiday tournament and a 48-point outburst against Chaminade (St. Louis).

  • 2014-2015 Northwest Suburban Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:54 PM
    They tutor young children, raise money for causes close to their hearts and most important, they believe in a life of service. They are the Northwest suburban winners of the 2014-15 Daily Herald Leadership Team, the most remarkable high school students in the Northwest suburbs.

  • Wachal heats up as Conant tops Buffalo Grove Jan 6, 2015 10:45 PM
    Conant sophomore Jorie Wachal shook off the cold temps outside to heat up the Cougars’ gym Tuesday night against visiting Buffalo Grove. Wachal, the only soph on Conant’s roster, nailed four first-half 3s — three of them coming late in the second quarter — to break open a close game en route to a 56-33 Mid-Suburban League crossover victory over the visiting Bison.

  • Fremd to showcase top girls basketball talent Jan 5, 2015 6:00 PM
    Fremd girls basktball coach Dave Yates has one of the best girls basketball teams in the state this season. This weekend, he has invited some of the other best in this state and a few from bordering Indiana to participate in the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase 2015 in Palatine. Among the teams are Whitney Young and Heritage Chrstian, ranked No. 12 and 20 respectively in the ESPNW Power 25 National Rankings. Fremd and Montini also spent some time in this poll earlier in the season.

  • Bonus victory for Conant against Batavia Dec 31, 2014 6:15 PM
    Playing a bonus fifth game required some bonus time Wednesday afternoon in Elmhurst. Staging its third fourth-quarter comeback in as many days, Conant (7-6) rallied from an 8-point deficit in the final two minutes to force overtime against Batavia on Brandon Vinson’s driving layup with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Trailing 55-53 late in overtime, the Cougars extended the game into a second extra session on Danny Sotos’ inside basket with 8 seconds left. Conant grabbed the lead for good on a cold-blooded 3-pointer from freshman Ben Schols — his only shot attempt of the game — and escaped with a thrilling 61-58 double-overtime victory over Batavia (9-6) to claim the consolation championship in the 41st annual Jack Tosh Holiday Classic at York High School.

  • Another Conant comeback at York Dec 30, 2014 9:24 PM
    Conant switched tactics and came up with another comeback victory Tuesday at the 41st annual Jack Tosh Holiday Classic. Trailing by as many as 9 points to Minooka, Conant switched to a zone defense and was able to rally for a 37-35 victory in the semifinals of the consolation bracket. The win put Conant (6-6) in the consolation title game Wednesday at noon against Batavia, which beat Sandburg 58-45.

  • Conant comes back to beat Wheaton Warrenville South Dec 29, 2014 6:43 PM
    Conant shut down Wheaton Warrenville South’s bombers to rally for a 41-39 victory Monday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the consolation round of the 41st annual Jack Tosh Holiday Classic at York in Elmhurst. After surrendering 6 consecutive 3-point baskets to Wheaton South on the the Tigers’ first 6 shots, Conant turned up the defensive pressure to help them rally. And Kyle Bradley’s putback with 19 seconds to play put the Cougars on top for good.

  • Palatine falls short; Schaumburg rolls at York Dec 28, 2014 6:15 AM
    Palatine gave Naperville North it could handle but just missed a second straight tournament victory on Saturday in Jack Tosh Holiday Classic play at York High School. Naperville North weathered the Pirates’ comeback bid to win 49-48.

  • Lofty finish for Dhillon, Conant against Vernon Hills Dec 27, 2014 10:43 PM
    Nireet Dhillon had a night to remember, with a career-high performance of 25 points which featured six 3s as Conant captured the Mundelein girls basketball tournament championship with a 57-39 victory over Vernon Hills on Saturday night. And she seemed to enjoy the view from above, as Dhillon was hoisted by her teammates after the game, holding the championship plaque aloft. Dhillon led a 28-point third quarter effort from Conant, scoring 17 of her points and dropping in four treys.

  • Hadler helps Elk Grove to first-round York victory Dec 26, 2014 9:49 PM
    Elk Grove and Palatine earned first-round victories at York to stay in the championship bracket, while Conant will get three more contests in the consolation bracket of the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic.

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