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  • Conant’s Claire Rosas, right, races Palatine’s Emily Seidl to the ball during Monday’s water polo match at Conant.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the weekMay 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring volleyball, softball, water polo, soccer, track and baseball.

     
  • Barrington nets third straight West crownMay 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a scoreless first half, Barrington produced a second-half flurry of goals to wrap up its third straight Mid-Suburban West girl soccer title on Monday. The host Fillies got goals from Jenna Szczesny, Nicole Niro and Elise Ackermann in a 3-1 decision against visting Fremd.

     
  • Conant's DeeDee Durr belts a home run against visiting Prospect on Monday.

    Durr, Conant power past ProspectMay 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant's infield had a little different look on Monday. But the Cougars softball team still had the look of a winner. With catcher Dream Aaron at third base, shortstop Lauren Grzelak at catcher and third baseman Rachel O'Malley at shortstop, the Cougars didn't miss a beat while pounding away a 13-3, six-inning victory over visiting Prospect. “They're a good-hitting team,” said Prospect softball coach Jim Adair, who watched the Cougars match their 13 runs with 13 hits. “There's no doubt about that.” There's no doubt the Cougars have some of the best power you'll find in the area. It was supplied by junior DeeDee Durr (3-for-4) on Monday, who became the first Cougar to reach double digits in home runs when she belted her 10th of the season.

     
  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winnersMay 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

     
  • Conant keeps connecting, tops FremdMay 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    After suffering its first loss at Buffalo Grove despite hitting 3 home runs on Friday, Conant’s softball players apparently decided they had to be a little stronger Saturday. So less than 24 hours later, the Cougars crushed 4 homers and got right back on track with an 11-5 victory over visiting Fremd in the Mid-Suburban West contest in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • Fremd finishes ‘curse’ with MSL triumphMay 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fremd ended its curse Friday at the Mid-Suburban League boys gymnastics meet at Palatine on Friday. The Vikings had always found themselves on the short end at the conference meet, with several near misses at winning a league championship. “We have had some very good teams here,” Fremd coach Tim Hamman said. “But there is always a Conant, or Palatine or some other team that has a state-qualifying team.” Not this year, though, as Fremd proved to be the best of the bunch in winning its first MSL title with a score of 136.95. The Vikings are also MSL West Division champs.

     
  • Conant’s bats boomMay 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Host Conant banged out 17 hits in picking up a 13-3 victory over Hoffman Estates an MSL West baseball on Thursday.

     
  • Naughton, Pancratz to coach at ConantMay 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant has announced two new varsity girls sports coaches. Deirdre Naughton has been named girls basketball head coach, and Drewann Pancratz has been named girls volleyball head coach. Naughton takes over the program for retiring Coach Dan Travers, and Pancratz replaces retiring Coach Peggy Scholten.

     
  • Clutch finish helps Hersey past MeadowsApr 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Being the conscientious athlete she is, Angela Schmiederer was not entirely happy with her final at-bat that won Hersey a softball game on Wednesday. “I got the bunt sign (with a runner on first and no outs),” said the Huskies senior catcher and Iowa recruit. “And I failed to get it down.” But she didn’t fail to make up for it a few pitches later. With Dani Sychowski still getting to second base on a wild pitch, Schmiederer was able to swing away. And she produced her best swing of the game — a rocket to the center field fence where the ball rolled under for a ground-rule double allowing Sychowski to cross the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Hersey a dramatic 12-11 victory over visiting Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Prospect powers up in East; Fremd, Barrington tied in WestApr 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prospect earned its seventh straight MSL East boys track title on Tuesday, while Barrington and Fremd tied for the MSL West crown.

     
  • It’s Palatine in the West, and Prospect in EastApr 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine edged Barrington for top honors in Tuesday's Mid-Suburban West girls track meet, while Prospect and Wheeling went 1-2 in the MSL East meet.

     
  • From left, Conant’s Carmen Rosas (5), Kaitlyn Claffey (4) and Emily Weingart (21) are all smiles after topping Palatine 6-4 on Monday to clinch the MSL West girls water polo crown.

    Perfect MSL West finish for ConantApr 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant’s girls water polo program made history Monday by topping visiting Palatine 6-4. The victory completed a perfect 10-0 run for the Cougars against their Mid-Suburban West opponents to clinch an outright MSL divisional title, the first in the program’s history.

     
  • Barrington passes big test at ConantApr 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington moved a step closer to another Mid-Suburban West Division crown in girls soccer following a hard-fought 2-0 victory against host Conant on Monday.

     
  • Lake Zurich prevails at ProspectApr 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Zurich’s girls soccer team took top honors in Prospect’s Knights Invitational on Saturday. In preliminary play, the Bears beat Prospect in 5-4 in penalty kicks after a scoreless regulation session. The same two teams met in the tournament’s championship matchup, and Lake Zurich prevailed 2-0. The Bears (13-2) got goals from Meaghan Gelinas and Danielle Ufheil, and Lake Zurich keeper Eleanor Daleske made 3 saves.

     
  • Elk Grove’s bats booming in sweepApr 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    For the third time in two days, Elk Grove’s softball team put double-digit runs on the scoreboard. The result was a 11-1 and 10-7 doubleheader sweep over visiting Glenbrook North in Saturday’s nonconference doubleheader.

     
  • Fremd’s Ryan Roth competes on the floor exercise during Friday’s boys gymnastics meet at Hoffman Estates.

    Dry spell ends for SchaumburgApr 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg has ended a 15-year boys gymnastics drought. The Saxons had not won the Hawk Invitational in Hoffman Estates since 1999. That changed Friday when Schaumburg came up with its best meet of the season to claim the title with a score of 139.75.

     
  • Conant falls short against BenetApr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brian Polaski allowed 1 run on 7 hits with 5 strikeouts through 7 innings before visiting Benet broke through for 6 runs in the top of the eighth inning against Conant relievers to claim a 7-1 nonconference baseball victory Thursday.

     
  • Another command performance keeps Conant on courseApr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant’s boys tennis team continues to thrive under new coach Dave Koleno. The Cougars provided the most recent evidence against host Schaumburg on Thursday afternoon, recording a 7-0 shutout to run their Mid-Suburban League record to 3-1-0.

     
  • Aaron, Conant living the dreamApr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant’s softball team is off to a dream start with its perfect 9-0 record. And it was a sophomore catcher named Dream who helped the Cougars remain undefeated on a cloudy Thursday afternoon in Hoffman Estates. The first child of Camellia Aaron went 3-for-3 and cracked the game-winning 2-run single up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning resulting in the final runs of Conant’s 5-3 victory over visiting Barrington. “My mom’s dream was to have a girl as her first child,” Aaron said. “So I am mom’s Dream.”

     
  • Wheeling takes control in MSL EastApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    This time, fate favored Wheeling. The Wildcats narrowly missed out on a spot in the Mid-Suburban League girls water polo championship last year, as Hersey advanced to the title game based on divisional tie-breaking criterion. Wheeling didn’t want that to come into play this year, and had a chance to do something about it in its own pool Wednesday night as both the Wildcats and Huskies entered the game with 1 loss and 2 games left in the division. Wheeling won 7-5, thus assuring itself of a spot in the league championship game irrespective of the outcome of a final divisional game against Buffalo Grove.

     
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