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  • Loyola backs it up at Barrington Oct 11, 2014 6:28 PM
    How good was the competition on Saturday in the Barrington Invitational? Well, many expect Loyola Academy to have a great chance at winning a girls swimming and diving state championship next month, and the most recent results provided no reason to think otherwise. Loyola, which was without senior standout Grace Tierney and also one of its top divers, still managed to take top honors in the seven-team field with 370.5 points. The host Fillies would be thrilled to take one of the top three places at state, so this setting provided a great opportunity for them to see how they measured up. Barrington finished second with 317 points, well ahead of third-place Lyons Township (257) and fourth-place York (218.5). Barrington coach Jim Bart was pleased — at least in the final analysis. “I felt like we were a little bit soft at the start of the meet,” he said. “But after the 50 free, we had a little talk, and I thought we had a pretty nice back half. “Any time you can compete against a team like Loyola, it will help you. It took us a while, but we adjusted well.” Without question, the Ramblers have the finest assembly of backstrokers in the state. Libby Jardeleza broke the pool record by winning that event in 57.47, and teammate Jamie Kolar was second in 58.41. At the JV level, Loyola’s Shannon Kearney won in 58.74, and Margaret Guanci was second in 59.32. That’s right — Loyola has four sub-four-minute 100 backstrokers. “We knew what to expect,” said Barringon senior Emma Barnett, who led the Fillies in the backstroke with a third-place finish in 1:00.98. “They gave us the challenge we needed. “I think it took us a little while to get going, but I think we learned a little bit about ourselves.” The 500 freestyle was certainly a highlight for Barrington, as Kirsten Jacobsen won in 4:56.14 and Maggie Emary was third in 5:06.49. And in the JV 500 free, Maggie Menso won in 5:12.68 and Evelyn Ciskowski was third in 5:31.07. Those are four performers many varsity programs would be happy to have as their No. 1 in the event, and each turned in season-best times on Saturday. Jacobsen, the defending state champ in the 200 and 500 freestyles, also won the 200 free (1:52.25), and Barrington senior Andrea Vega won both the 200 IM (2:11.61) and 100 breast (1:07.02). Barrington had strong efforts in both freestyle relays, but finished second to Loyola in both. The Ramblers gained a huge points advantage in the first event, splitting their talent evenly between two medley relays that both bested Barrington’s top group. As for how this season will turn out for Loyola, well, coach Mike Hengelmann is more than willing to see it unfold at its own pace. “For us, it’s one day at a time, one meet at a time,” he said. “That’s just the only approach that makes any sense to me. “We love swimming here. Jim Bart runs a great program, and any time you have a state champion like Jacobsen to race against, it just makes it a little bit more special.” Other top efforts for the Ramblers came from Olivia Andrew, who was second in the 200 free (1:53.87) and won the 100 free (53.83); Maria Kyle, who won the 100 fly (59.50); and Claire Rushin, who won the 50 free (25.16). Schaumburg finished sixth in the team standings and got a third-place finish from diver Caiti Poland (342.25, 11 dives). The Saxons’ top swimming finish came from freshman Ingrid Hay in the 100 back (ninth, 1:06.18).

  • St. Viator, Loyola Academy join hands to feed the hungry Jul 18, 2014 2:32 PM
    Students, staffers and alumni from St. Viator High School and Loyola Academy packed more than 57,000 meals for hungry families in Peru in a friendly competition. “My faith is renewed when I see young people like that working for a better world,” said St. Viator President, the Rev. Corey Brost.

  • Maine West’s all-out effort takes Loyola down to wire Mar 7, 2014 11:29 PM
    Maine West took Loyola, one of the top ranked teams in the state, to the brink of elimination Friday night. The Warriors scored at the buzzer in regulation to send the regional final game into overtime, but ran out of gas in extra stanza.No. 1 seeded Loyola scored the first 8 points in OT to hold off No. 9 Maine West 70-64 to win the regional crown in Des Plaines on the Warriors’ home court.

  • Grant falls to Loyola in OT Dec 24, 2013 12:06 PM
    Maggie Nick scored 22 points, and Loyola’s girls basketball team outscored Grant 7-4 in overtime to capture a 53-50 win in Monday’s final game at Mundelein on Day 1 of the Mundelein Mustang Holiday Classic.

  • Images: Naperville Central vs. Loyola football Nov 30, 2013 11:18 PM
    Naperville Central played Loyola in the Class 8A state football championship game at Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb on Saturday, Nov. 30. Naperville Central won the game 13-10.

  • Naperville Central Class 8A football champion Dec 1, 2013 12:23 AM
    DeKALB — Since August, Naperville Central football coach Mike Stine consistently turned to a one-word description of his team. Special. Epitomized Saturday night, truer words never have been spoken. Spurred by pivotal special teams plays, the Redhawks claimed the Class 8A state championship with a 13-10 victory over Loyola at Northern Illinois University.

  • Scouting the Class 8A football championship game Nov 29, 2013 5:25 PM
    Scouting the Class 8A state title football game: Naperville Central vs. Loyola

  • High schools take their title dreams to DeKalb Nov 29, 2013 5:35 PM
    Here's what to expect from the first-ever high school football championship games to be held at NIU.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Nov 26, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring football playoffs, girls state swimming and girls basketball.

  • Loyola gambles, beats Stevenson in 8A semifinal Nov 23, 2013 9:32 PM
    No one can accuse the Loyola football team of playing it safe. The gutsy Ramblers showed the kind of chutzpah that a state championship team needs Saturday afternoon in coming from behind to edge host Stevenson 15-14 in a Class 8A state semifinal that featured temperatures in the low-20s. Not only did the Ramblers try a fake punt deep in their own territory in the second half (it wound up yielding a first down), they also threw out conventional wisdom with under a minute to play and took on a huge risk. Loyola, which improves to 12-1 and will take on Naperville Central in the 7 p.m. Class 8A state championship next weekend in DeKalb

  • Images: Stevenson vs. Loyola Academy football Nov 23, 2013 6:41 PM
    The Stevenson Patriots hosted the Loyola Academy Ramblers for Class 8A football playoff semifinal action on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Lincolnshire.

  • Scouting Lake County football playoff games Nov 22, 2013 8:03 PM
    Previewing Lake County's Class 8A and Class 7A football semifinals

  • Chicago Bear Duerson's son shines a light on mental health Sep 15, 2013 6:39 AM
    A young businessman, Tregg Duerson works long hours, shares an apartment with friends and cheers for players on his fantasy football team. He also advocates for suicide prevention by delivering powerful speeches about the death of his father, Dave Duerson, a star on the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears.

  • Buffalo Grove makes winning statement May 28, 2013 9:45 PM
    Kelli Zickert and her backline mates set Buffalo Grove on a winning course Tuesday night in Glenview, as the Bison netted an impressive 2-0 victory over Loyola in the Class 3A Glenbrook South supersectional. The Bison advance into the last four of the state tournament against top-ranked Naperville North (20-0-2), which defeated Collinsville 2-0 Tuesday night at Normal Community High School. Buffalo Grove and Naperville North meet in a state semifinal at 5 p.m. Friday at North Central College in Naperville.

  • Barrington’s power play ices Loyola May 25, 2013 8:41 PM
    Barrington’s home run count went up to 48 for the season on Saturday. But a home run by Loyola had the Fillies in an early count many might not have expected. Ramblers catcher Brooke Kehoe belted a 3-run blast over the left-center field fence to give Loyola a 3-0 lead with two outs in the top of the third inning. However, the Mid-Suburban League champs answered with 2 homers in the bottom of the inning and another in the seventh as they rallied for an 8-4 victory over the No. 9 Ramblers (13-11). The top-seeded Fillies (32-1) will face No. 4. Fremd (24-7) in Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. semifinal game of the Class 4A Rolling Meadows sectional. Barrington sophomore Keenan Dolezal (25-1) threw a 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

  • Seniors step forward for St. Viator May 21, 2013 10:24 PM
    Niles North was on a roll. The Vikings had just rallied to stun St. Viator in the second game of Tuesday’s boys volleball regional semifinal at Loyola to tie the match and send it into a third and deciding set. And while the energized Vikes sprinted out of their huddle early and onto the court ready for game three, the Lions and coach Chris Boylan stood on the sidelines, calmly talking things over. “We were still confident,” said St. Viator senior libero Anthony Giovenco. “We kind of lost our intensity in the second game but we knew we couldn’t let up.” “The guys relaxed a little after set one,” agreed Boylan. “But in the third set our seniors took over.” Led by Giovenco, who Boylan said gave a “virtually flawless” performance, the Lions controlled the final game in a 25-15, 18-25, 25-12 victory.

  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

  • Lake Zurich drops 1-0 heartbreaker to Loyola Apr 20, 2013 9:17 PM
    All-state defender Corey Burns popped up with a crucial second-period header that found the back of the net and helped dash the hopes of coach Mike Castronova's Lake Zurich Bears on Saturday. Burns' timely play in the 47th minute came off a corner from teammate Tori Iatarola, as Loyola earned a 1-0 triumph over the Bears (5-4-1) in the final pool-play match of the Naperville girls soccer invitational played at regional host Barrington. The victory enabled the Ramblers (12-1-0) to earn a hard-fought berth in Thursday's semifinals against Barrington, which won its group play after defeating St. Charles East.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Feb 5, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from basketball, wrestling and gymnastics.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 22, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from basketball, wrestling and gymnastics and swimming.

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