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

  • 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.

  • Practice makes perfect for Lelito, Hersey Jan 6, 2015 10:49 PM
    Hersey’s Mike Lelito received coach Steve Messer’s message at the end of practice Monday and took it to heart. “He told me that I shouldn’t be a practice player. I should be a complete player,” said Lelito. “My whole mentality changed with that.” Lelito scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the Huskies’ 77-69 win over visiting Libertyville at Ken Carter gymnasium.

  • DePaul’s Rogowski to miss rest of season Jan 6, 2015 3:12 PM
    Former Hersey High School star Megan Rogowski will miss the remainder of DePaul’s season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, team officials announced Tuesday. Rogowski, a senior averaging 12.9 points per game this season for 10-5 DePaul, suffered the injury at Villanova on Jan. 2.

  • Kuzmanic’s big effort lifts Wheeling Jan 7, 2015 12:23 AM
    For the fourth straight game and ninth of the season, Deanna Kuzmanic scored in the 20s and the Wildcats won their sixth straight with a 46-36 victory at Barrington. The senior guard poured in a game-high 24 points including two 3-pointers as Wheeling improved to 12-4 with the Mid-Suburban League crossover victory.

  • 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.

  • Hersey wins second straight at Pekin Dec 31, 2014 4:16 PM
    Hersey finished play in the Pekin tournament with a second straight win, topping Mt. Carmel 47-37 on Wednesday afternoon to wrap up a fifth-place consolation finish. Joe Coffaro made three 3s and finished with a game-high 15 points for Hersey (7-6). Max Heeren contributed 9 points and team-best 3 assists, and Payton Haas had 6 points and a team-high 5 rebounds.

  • Palatine wraps up winning effort at York Dec 30, 2014 11:57 PM
    Finally, some breathing room for Palatine. The Pirates wrapped up a 3-1 performance in York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Classic on Tuesday with a 66-50 victory over Elk Grove. Each of Palatine’s three previous tournament games had been decided by a point. Balanced scoring and an efficient offensive effort were among the keys for Palatine (9-4). Chris Macahon led the way with a game-high 19 points, finishing 7-for-11 from the field with five 3s and 4 steals.

  • Boys basketball / Northwest roundup Dec 30, 2014 12:15 AM
    Elk Grove got four players into double-figure scoring to improve to 2-1 in York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Classic with a 67-57 victory over Metea Valley on Monday. Dan Hadler set the tone for Elk Grove with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

  • Girls basketball / Northwest roundup Dec 28, 2014 12:03 AM
    Playing for the first time this season without its two senior co-captains, Hersey’s girls basketball team found a way to pull out a 49-37 victory over Lyons Township in the fifth-place game of the 31st annual Bill Neibch Falcon Holiday Girls Basketball Classic at Wheaton North High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Girls basketball / Northwest roundup Dec 27, 2014 12:38 AM
    Hersey coach Mary Fendley could not recall in her 16 seasons losing two prominent players to injury (senior captains Annie Korff and Juliette Vainisi) during the same week. First, Vainisi suffered a dislocated elbow at practice and then Korff went out of Friday’s Wheaton North tournament game early in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury ankle. The young Huskies still got the result they were after, a 47-39 victory over Glenbard South.

  • Hersey students help wounded soldier build new home Dec 24, 2014 2:33 PM
    Students at John Hersey High School raised more than $18,000 in just one month to help build a new home for an injured Afghanistan War veteran.

  • Hinsdale Central humbles Hersey Dec 23, 2014 9:55 PM
    Hinsdale Central’s girls basketball team, seeded No. 7, sure has the right attitude for the 31st annual Bill Neibch Falcon Holiday Girls Basketball Classic at Wheaton North. “Last year we were the No. 6 seed and made it to the championship game,” said fifth-year coach Red Devils coach Tom McKenna, who also spent several years steering the St. Ignatius girls program. “So why not as the No. 7 seed.” Why not? The girls from Hinsdale sure looked like they were headed in the right direction in Tuesday’s quarterfinals of the 16-team event. Led by 5-foot-10 senior Gabrielle Rush’s 29 points, the Red Devils scored a 72-58 victory over No. 2 seeded Hersey, the same team they lost to in the title game a year ago.

  • Fremd wins divisional title in Arizona Dec 23, 2014 12:12 AM
    The Mid-Suburban League’s first girls basketball team to board an airplane for competition will be returning home in high spirits. Fremd won the third-place game of the Vesper Division of the Nike Tournament of Champions on Monday in Phoenix, Ariz. The Vikings (13-2) topped McClatchy High School (Ca.) 65-38.

  • Hersey picks up the pace Dec 19, 2014 11:40 PM
    If Hersey’s bounce-back performance against Rolling Meadows Friday is an indication of the team’s direction, then the Huskies are ahead of schedule. “Usually, we fall flat at Pekin and then get it together the rest of the season,” Hersey coach Steve Messer said after his team’s 75-64 Mid-Suburban East boys basketball victory in Ken Carter Gym. “We fell flat against Fremd and got it together tonight, so maybe we’re ahead of the curve.” There’s no doubt that this was the Huskies best offensive performance of the season, topping their previous high of 70 against Robeson and prepping the team for the Pekin tournament after Christmas.

  • Hersey handles Rolling Meadows Dec 19, 2014 10:48 PM
    Hersey had a lot to overcome in Friday’s 55-46 Mid-Suburban East victory at Rolling Meadows. Not the least of which was a whistle-fest in the first quarter, a period in which 18 personal fouls were called. Both teams were in the bonus with just four minutes gone in the stanza, something both squads said they had never seen before. “It was a first, that’s for sure,” said Hersey junior Maddie Berigan. “The refs were calling it close, which is a good thing.”

  • Williams, Petro spar in elite butterfly matchup Dec 18, 2014 10:58 PM
    In Round 1 of the Colin Williams-Michael Petro 100-yard butterfly showdown, give seniority the edge. Williams, an Elk Grove senior, won what is likely the first of three head-to-head matchups between two of the Mid-Suburban League’s top competitors — and perhaps the state’s — in the event on Thursday in a dual hosted by Hersey at Olympic Pool in Arlington Heights. The two were about even at the halfway point, with Williams touching in 24.65 and Petro in 24.71. But Williams had the stronger second half, finishing in 52.27 to Petro’s 53.26.

  • Buffalo Grove’s Savage rolls 300 game Dec 17, 2014 9:52 PM
    In 40-plus years of Mid-Suburban League girls bowling, there had been only six 300 games thrown until the gem last week by Karsyn Burgess of Wheeling put the total at 7. Now, make it 8. Buffalo Grove junior Joanne Savage stole the spotlight Wednesday, firing her first-ever 300 in the second game of her match against, of all teams, the Wildcats.

  • Boys basketball: Week 3 MVP Dec 17, 2014 8:43 PM
    Hinsdale Central senior Matt Rafferty has earned Daily Herald boys basketball MVP honors for his recent career-best 39-point performance in a victory over Notre Dame.

  • A trio of positives for Fremd Dec 16, 2014 10:43 PM
    Good things happened in threes in Fremd’s 47-40 win over Hersey in Palatine on Tuesday night in a Mid-Suburban boys basketball crossover. Sophomore Brian Dompke emerged as a legitimate scorer as he led both teams with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Secondly, the game marked the return of 6-foot-7 junior Patrick Benka, who had missed the Vikings’ first eight games with a lower body injury. Finally, a key 3-point basket by sophomore guard Kyle Sliwa off of a rebound and assist by Dompke gave Fremd (8-1) a 41-29 lead with 5:57 left in the game.

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