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  • Weiss’ OT winner gives Glenbard title Mar 22, 2015 9:20 PM
    It’s the dream every hockey player fantasizes about — scoring the championship game-winning goal in overtime — ever since they first lace up a pair of ice skates. That dream became reality for junior forward Sam Weiss on Sunday night at the United Center, in front of about 7,000 fans, as co-op Glenbard defeated Maine 4-3 in overtime to win the Illinois High School State Championship (Combined Division). Weiss’ goal came with 2:46 remaining in overtime, barely slipping past Maine sophomore goalie John Flynn (29 saves) and inching over the goal line.

     
  • Baseball: Scouting Northwest Mar 19, 2015 3:29 PM
    Here's what to expect from the high school baseball teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Leyden and Christian Liberty this spring.

     
  • Softball: Scouting Northwest Mar 19, 2015 3:29 PM
    Here's what to expect from high school softball teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Christian Liberty and Leyden this spring.

     
  • Conant gets the bats going Mar 18, 2015 11:23 PM
    Senior Hailey Rothstein and sophomore Lauren Grzelak each belted a home run and a double for defending Mid-Suburban League softball champion Conant in a 15-5 victory over visiting Maine South on Wednesday. Rothstein was 2-for-2 with 5 RBI while Grzelak was 3-for-3 with 4 runs and 3 RBI.

     
  • Barrington springs into title game Mar 17, 2015 10:33 PM
    Barrington’s softball team advanced to the championship of its own Spring Fling tournament with a 4-0 shutout over Zion-Benton on Tuesday. The Fillies (2-0) will face defending Class 4A state champion Warren (2-0) for the title of the eight-team tourney Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

     
  • Dolezal, Katis help fling a win Barrington’s way Mar 16, 2015 11:34 PM
    After a two-year absence due to adverse weather, Barrington’s Spring Fling was back in business on Monday with temperatures in the 70s. And the host Fillies were all business, too. Loyola recruit Keenan Dolezal struck out 11 while throwing a 2-hitter in the Fillies’ 10-0 five-inning victory over Deerfield in the quarterfinals of the eight-team softball tourney. The offensive star was junior second baseman Kelly Katis, who went 3-for-3 with 3 doubles and 3 RBI. Teammate Rachel Krzysko also doubled and drove in the final run of the game.

     
  • Girls water polo / Scouting Northwest Mar 14, 2015 9:11 PM
    Here's what to expect from the high school girls water polo teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus Maine West this spring.

     
  • Maine West ready for $9.8M athletic facilities addition Mar 19, 2015 10:23 AM
    Today, nearly five decades after Maine West's spectator gym opened, school district officials are planning to expand again, with a $9.8 million, 23,000-square-foot athletic building addition that will bring the school's weight room, wrestling room and locker rooms out of the basement, where they’ve been since the school’s opening. The school board approved a construction contract with Happ Builders at a special meeting at 7 a.m. today.

     
  • McGovern itching to help Maine West’s softball program Mar 9, 2015 4:32 PM
    When Mike McGovern retired from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2001, he was 62 years old and one of the winningest softball coaches in the country. Fourteen years later, he still has that desire to win and coach. Maine West High School in Des Plaines has given him the opportunity to explore it further. McGovern was named the Warriors softball coach earlier this year and can’t wait to get started.

     
  • Des Plaines teacher Kristi Ryken plays key role in coaching her colleagues Mar 9, 2015 11:00 AM
    Teachers have it tough. Beyond just getting a room full of young people to learn, they’re also expected to use new technologies, adapt to ever-changing guidelines and keep in mind the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student. Kristi Ryken knows all this because it’s her job to help make fellow teachers better.

     
  • Boys basketball: Northwest all-area team Mar 5, 2015 1:47 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's boys basketball all-area team for the Mid-Suburban League schools plus St. Viator, Leyden, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Girls basketball: Northwest all-area team Mar 5, 2015 4:38 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's Northwest girls basketball all-area team.

     
  • Bids come in for $10 million, 23,000-square-foot Maine West gym addition Mar 2, 2015 5:34 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 officials have received six bids from contractors for a proposed $10 million project to expand the gymnasium at Maine West in Des Plaines. A vote to approve a contract could come as early as Monday's school board meeting, but it's likely approval will be delayed since district officials say they are still reviewing the bids.

     
  • Dankowski gets her due for Maine West hoops service Feb 23, 2015 2:34 PM
    Every great program has people working behind the scenes who prove invaluable to its success. For the Maine West girls basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach Derril Kipp one of those people is Mary Dankowski. That is the reason the Illinois High School basketball Coaches Asscociation will induct her into its Hall of Fame on May 2 at Illinois State as part of the Friends of Basketball category.

     
  • Conant’s Alexander bounces back, grabs third Feb 22, 2015 12:42 AM
    Bobby Alexander and his coaches at Conant had it all planned out in their atttempt at a 138-pound wrestling state championship. But Anthony Cheloni of Marmion Academy had a similar plan, and it turned out his carried the day. On Friday night, the talented sophomore dashed Alexander’s title dream with a hard-fought 3-0 victory in the semifinals, sending the Cougars standout into wrestlebacks. Alexander certainly made the best of things. On Saturday afternoon, he led six Mid-Suburban League medalists by claiming a third-place finish to cap a sensational four-year career.

     
  • Magical afternoon for MSL East at Glenbrook North Feb 21, 2015 7:47 PM
    How did the Mid-Suburban East’s top boys swimming teams stack up at the Glenbrook North sectional on Saturday afternoon? In historically strong fashion, that’s how. With winners in 5 of the 8 individual swimming events, those East teams showed they certainly belonged in a field led by meet champion New Trier (287 points) and Glenbrook North (181.5). Rolling Meadows added to its memorable season by finishing third with 157 points, 1 point better than Loyola, and breaking all kinds of new ground along the way. Rolling Meadows, Prospect, Hersey and Elk Grove each had event winners, and Wheeling advanced a pair of relays to next weekend's state meet.

     
  • Hersey wraps up 9-1 East finish Feb 21, 2015 12:41 AM
    Hersey’s boys basketball team finished off a 9-1 effort against Mid-Suburban East foes with a 57-47 victory over Wheeling on Friday. Payton Haas led the Huskies with 19 points, Zak Cooper had 14 and Joey Coffaro had 9.

     
  • Vogeney, Andress setting the example downstate Feb 19, 2015 11:00 PM
    Medal contenders Bobby Alexander, Tulga Zuunbayan, Julius Smith and Hazen Rice were among the Mid-Suburban League competitors to sail through the first day of the wrestling state tournament on Thursday inside State Farm Arena on the University of Illinois campus. In addition to the aforementioned medal hopefuls, emphatic victories from Maine West’s Joey Vogeney and Conant’s Dan Andress signaled the beginning of what could be a memorable weekend for both.

     
  • Boys swimming: Sectional scouting, Northwest Feb 19, 2015 3:32 PM
    Here's what to expect from Saturday's boys swimming and diving sectional meets, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West.

     
  • Wrestling: State tournament scouting, Northwest Feb 18, 2015 5:10 PM
    Here's a look at the wrestling state tournament finals this weekend in Champaign, from the perspective of teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West.

     
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