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  • Power produces game-winner for Nazareth College Jan 12, 2015 5:02 PM
    Vernon Hills graduate John Power recently scored his first collegiate hockey goal, and it was one he will not forget. The Nazareth College freshman fired home the game-winner 1:48 into overtime against St. Scholastica to give the Golden Flyers a 4-3 victory in a contest played in Oswego, N.Y. The victory improved the Golden Flyers’ record to 5-4-3.

  • Loyola’s the softball answer for Olszewski Jan 12, 2015 4:48 PM
    When Morgan Olszewski played her final softball game for Barrington High School, she decided that her career would come to an end.“I always toyed with the idea of playing collegiate softball,” she said. “But when I needed to make an official decision, I wanted to focus solely on my academics, since my end goal is to go to medical school.” But all that changed over the past few years and Olszewski couldn’t be more grateful that Loyola University has given her a chance to play as a walk-on in the Division I program.

  • Maine West easily passing the generosity test Jan 5, 2015 5:43 PM
    During the holiday season, Maine West’s girls basketball team has surely been in the giving spirit. This past Saturday, the varsity girls took the opportunity to fund raise through a bake sale and raffle at its annual 16-team junior varsity tournament won by Fremd followed by Geneva, Schaumburg and Maine West. The proceeds are going toward offsetting some team expenses, fundraising for a Lake Forest High School coach (three of his five children have serious medical conditions, two have cancer and one has to have heart surgeries throughout her life) and to raise funds for a youth cancer foundation (yet to be determined).

  • Jahnke’s all-around play helping at Concordia Jan 5, 2015 5:53 PM
    Grant graduate Morgan Jahnke is studying secondary education, specializing in physical education. On the basketball floor, she specializes in versatility. Jahnke was honored by Concordia College (Chicago) as a player of the week for three games in which she averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

  • Hindenburg excited about volleyball future at New Orleans Dec 15, 2014 5:12 PM
    Back in the early days of Fremd girls volleyball, Lane Hindenburg’s mother Sue was an outside hitter for the Vikings’ varsity team. Standing 5-foot-8, Sue was the tallest player on the team. “Volleyball has definitely changed,” she said. And Sue’s daughter Lane sure changed a lot of matches in favor of the Vikings for the past four seasons with her powerful spiking abilities. The 6-foot outside hitter developed into one of the top attackers in the Mid-Suburban League over the last four seasons and recently made a commitment to play Division I volleyball at the University of New Orleans, where she plans to study psychology.

  • Stevenson grad Ohnsted is on his game for Augsburg Dec 15, 2014 5:22 PM
    Mack Ohnsted has played a key role for the Augsburg men’s hockey team in its hot start to the 2014-15 season. The Stevenson High School graduate led the Auggies’ offense with a 3-point weekend (2 goals, 1 assist) when Augsburg (Minneapolis, Minn.) split with No. 13-ranked Saint John’s. In the win, the junior forward had the overtime game-winning goal over the Johnnies. For his performance, Ohnsted won the MIAC men’s hockey athlete of the week award.

  • Support aplenty for Wheeling’s May Dec 8, 2014 8:54 PM
    When talking about Steve May, Wheeling girls athletic director Don Rowley quickly points out how well respected the school’s assistant/principal of students activities is by his peers. That will be quite evident on Dec. 16, when May is honored in National Harbor, Md., during the banquet at the 45th annual National Athletic Directors Conference. May is one of 10 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics and have been named recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

  • Sabatello impressing with Purdue Dec 8, 2014 8:56 PM
    Danny Sabatello enjoyed one of the finest weeks of his collegiate wrestling career and received accolades from the Big Ten. The former Stevenson wrestler, now a 133-pound competitor for Purdue, was named the conference’s co-wrestler of the week.

  • Armour still making a difference for Parkside Dec 1, 2014 3:17 PM
    Kelsey Armour began her high school career in style, being named all-conference as a freshman at Warren High School. Eight years later, she was still enjoying success in her final year of collegiate soccer. Armour, Wisconsin-Parkside’s senior captain this fall, finished her career with a Rangers team that was ranked third in the nation for Division II. Armour had 5 goals and 4 assists for Parkside which went undefeated in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and won the league tournament.

  • Boldog’s volleyball raid extends overseas Dec 1, 2014 3:15 PM
    Once a Pirate, always a Pirate. It seems to have worked out that way for former Palatine all-area volleyball standout BJ Boldog. He is now making a living playing the sport professionally for Chemie Volley Mitteldeutschland in Germany. The club goes by the nickname of the Pirates.

  • LaTulip courting success at Illinois Nov 24, 2014 11:49 AM
    Illinois junior basketball walk-on Mike LaTulip, who usually plays a few minutes when games are decided, has seen extended minutes in the Illini’s last two contests. The former Prospect standout tied his career high with 7 points against Coppin State, then collected 9 points in eight minutes during a 107-66 win against Austin Peay at State Farm Center.

  • Stevenson’s Weisman in the running for Burlsworth Trophy Nov 24, 2014 11:47 AM
    Mark Weisman walked on to the University of Iowa’s football team. Once there, he never stopped running. The senior running back is now part of an elite group. A Stevenson High School product from Buffalo Grove, Weisman is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on. Three finalists are expected to be announced Tuesday and the award will be presented Monday, Dec. 8.

  • Hollingsworth adds to honors at Wheaton College Nov 17, 2014 4:31 PM
    Marshall Hollingsworth made some history this fall. The former Libertyville Wildcat became the first College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin in league history to win both the CCIW Newcomer (2012) and ‘Player of the Year’ awards. Hollingsworth is the 21st Wheaton player to win the award since the conference began the honor in 1989.

  • Hailey courts all-conference success at Carthage Nov 17, 2014 4:30 PM
    While her high school alma mater was enjoying a championship season in volleyball, Bria Hailey was doing the same in college this fall. Hailey, a former Schaumburg Saxon, now plays middle blocker for Carthage College and she was named to the College Conference of Wisconsin & Illinois first team. Schaumburg enjoyed championships in the Mid-Suburban West and the regional this fall under coach Jeanette Pancratz, who played a key role in Hailey’s decision to attend Carthage. Hailey helped the Lady Reds to a school record regular-season 35-3 record and league championship.

  • Grand finale at Lewis for Vernon Hills’ Choi Nov 10, 2014 1:53 PM
    Amy Choi is going out in style in her fifth year on the Lewis University women’s volleyball team. The former Vernon Hills standout, who redshirted in 2013, has been named to the 2014 Women’s Volleyball Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team. Choi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in computer science last year with a 3.90 GPA. She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in information security.

  • Wimer takes his spot in Palatine’s Hall of Fame Nov 10, 2014 1:47 PM
    One of the finest swimmers and water polo players to attend Palatine High School recently received his dues when he was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. Dan Wimer was a Mid-Suburban League champion five times with four sectional championships. He was an eight-time state finalist and set multiple school records, capping his career by winning the 50-yard freestyle in the state finals his senior year.

  • O’Brien honored for powering Palatine diving Nov 3, 2014 11:58 AM
    When coach Donna O’Brien arrived at Palatine High School in 1983, the Pirates’ swim team was not exactly known for its prolific divers. But once Donna O’Brien dove into things, a lot changed. O’Brien not only built the program from the ground up, she turned it into a powerhouse. She was recently honored for her accomplishments by being inducted in the Palatine Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Lake Zurich grad Walding giving Northeastern a big assist Nov 3, 2014 11:58 AM
    When she played for Lake Zurich’s girls volleyball team, Kristen Walding was referred to as an assist machine. She is still making her teammates look good — now at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. After earning her seventh double-double of the season in a thrilling five-set win against Elon University (N.C), Walding was named CAA Rookie of the Week. The freshman setter collected 54 assists, averaging 6.75 per set and netted 20 digs as well as 7 kills in two weekend matches.

  • Stevenson’s Radtke making an impact at NIU Oct 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    Lake County fans saw former Stevenson standout Jenna Radtke collect plenty of blocks at the net during her career as a Patriot. So it should come as no surprise that for the second time in her collegiate career, Radtke has been honored for her defensive prowess. The Northern Illinois sophomore was named the Mid-American Conference’s West Division ‘defensive player of the week’. She also earned the selection on the week of Nov. 11, 2013.

  • Prospect’s Karz warms to collegiate baseball future Oct 27, 2014 2:26 PM
    Prospect senior Lucas Karz has already thought about his first winter in college. “I won’t need to shovel the driveway in the winter,” he said with a smile. Instead, he will probably be gripping a baseball bat during those months. That’s because Karz, thanks to his baseball skills, will be attending Presbyterian College in South Carolina.

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