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  • Conant stays hot, tops Viator Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Conant’s girls basketball team won for the fourth time in five games as the Cougars posted a 53-35 nonconference win over visiting St. Viator on Saturday afternoon in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • Leyden’s Hall claims a third Valhalla victory Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Arlington Lanes was packed to capacity Saturday, as all 40 alleys were taken by the 20 varsity and 20 JV teams competing in the Valhalla Invitational. And as usual, things went like clockwork at the Fremd-hosted tournament. The top six individual bowlers posted averages over 200, led by Leyden senior Reba Hall, who won the individual tourney crown with a 231.33 average. Oswego took home the team title. Hall, who was been a star bowler for the Eagles since her freshman year and has placed ninth and third at the state tourney the last two seasons, rolled top games of 236 and 235. She’s excelled every season at Valhalla, winning the invite 3 of 4 years.

     
  • Leyden tops AT, nets tourney title Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Junior Alondra Chavarria scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Leyden to a 44-30 victory over Addison Trail, giving the Eagles the championship of the Addison Trail-Fenton tournament. Chavarria, freshman Autumn McGee (6 points, 5 rebounds) and freshman Artasia Gusman (7 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals) were named to the all-tourney team.

     
  • Leyden gets going with 1-point win at Meadows Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Before a big opening-night crowd, visiting Leyden spoiled the night for Rolling Meadows and retiring wresting head coach Dave Froehlich with a thrilling 34-33 victory in a nonconference dual on the Mustangs’ home mats. Froehlich, who is in his 36th year at the helm (and was a state medalist at Leyden), will be stepping down from his spot as head coach as well as athletic director when the current school year comes to an end.

     
  • Kuzmanic powers Wheeling’s win Nov 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wheeling junior Deanna Kuzmanic, who received all-state recognition following her sophomore season, scored a career-high 38 points as the Wildcats posted a 63-53 victory over the host team of the Niles North Thanksgiving tournament on Saturday night.

     
  • Boys basketball: Scouting Leyden Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's what to expect from Leyden in the upcoming boys basketball season.

     
  • Chavarria (27 points) paces Leyden victory Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Junior guard Alondra Chavarria scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead Leyden to a 54-48 win in the opening round of the Addison Trail-Fenton Tournament on Tuesday night.

     
  • Girls basketball: Scouting Leyden Nov 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's what to expect from Leyden in the upcoming girls basketball season.

     
  • Advanced Placement biology students, from left, Shannon Gavin, Chloe Swindells, Will Hoppe and Desdemona Alvarez use iPads to study evolution at Rolling Meadows High School. Rolling Meadows is among high schools showing increases in the number of students who meet or exceed state testing standards.

    Despite hurdles, some Northwest suburban high schools trending upward Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    They're not typically among the highest performers, but several Northwest suburban high schools -- Rolling Meadows, Bartlett, Schaumburg and Maine East among them -- have shown marked improvement on standardized testing, according to state report cards released Thursday. “Every student comes in with different strengths and talents and we're all about taking each student as far as they can possibly go,” said Maine East Principal Mike Pressler.

     
  • Leyden finishes on positive note at Proviso East Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Leyden was hoping to finish its West Suburban Gold football season on a high note at Proviso East on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles were coming off an emotional loss to Willowbrook the previous Friday, and the mood seemed to carry over into the first half of Saturday’s contest. But, sparked by senior running back Aaron Whigham and some timely passing by quarterback Tom Pajor, the Eagles fought back with a strong second half to whip the Pirates 36-12. Leyden finished 3-6 and 3-3 in the conference while Proviso East lost its 18th straight game and finished 0-9 and 0-6.

     
  • Scouting Week 9, Northwest Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the Week 9 football matchups featuring teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Leyden and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Prospect prevails in this family affair Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jack Riedy couldn’t lose Tuesday night when he was watching the Prospect-Palatine girls volleyball match. The Notre Dame freshman, in town from South Bend for semester break, saw his dad Mike coaching the Knights and his sister Caitlin setting for the Pirates. Jack was there with his mom, Maria, and grandparents Mike and Pat. “I don’t think a lot of them were rooting for me,” joked Mike Riedy, whose Knights won the Mid-Suburban League crossover 25-21, 25-22 at Palatine.

     
  • “Veep” stars Matt Walsh, left, Timothy C. Simons, Anna Chlumsky and Reid Scott perform a scene from season two.

    Emmy-nominated Chlumsky among suburban actors on 'Veep'Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Emmy-nominated actress Anna Chlumsky, of Broadview, is one of several actors on HBO's comedy series, "Veep" with ties to the Chicago area. "We've definitely got some kind of Second City vibe goin' on," she said.

     
  • Big picks spark Willowbrook Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Willowbrook trailed Leyden for three quarters, but the Warriors’ defense stepped up in one of their most important games of the season. The visitors made up a 21-7 halftime deficit with 21 unanswered points in the second half for a 28-21 victory. Senior defensive backs Hayden Adams and Joe Catanese both had key interceptions for Willowbrook. Adams ran his back for 44-yards while Catanese sprinted 38 yards. The two turnovers resulted in the tying and go-ahead touchdowns.

     
  • Scouting Week 8, Northwest Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the Week 8 football matchups featuring teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Leyden and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Scouting Week 7, Northwest Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the Week 7 football matchups featuring teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Leyden and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Leyden tops Maine West in two Oct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    In a nonconference girls volleyball match on Wednesday night, Leyden posted a 25-23, 25-20 victory over Maine West. Leading the Eagles’ attack was senior outside hitter Kelly Murphy, who put down 7 kills.

     
  • Hersey maintains East lead Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Hersey’s girls volleyball team remained in first place in the Mid-Suburban East with 25-19 21-25 25-19 victory on Tuesday night. The Huskies improved to 12-9 and 6-1 as Liz Fuerst (10 kills), Courtney Stedman (8), Gabri Olhava (4) and Caity Strozewski (2) led the attack. Hersey leads Buffalo Grove by one match with three to play in the East.

     
  • Hynek, Hinsdale South pick off a win at Leyden Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Hinsdale South came into Leyden looking to feed off of their defense behind all-conference defensive linemen Antanas Riskus. The Hornets did just that in a 26–3 rout of the Eagles, and Riskus wasn’t the one the Eagles had to worry about. Junior linebacker Jake Hynek single-handedly jumpstarted the Hornets scoring opportunities with a one handed interception that led to a 32-yard touchdown run by Robert Hall just 29 seconds later.

     
  • Scouting Week 6, Northwest Oct 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the Week 6 football matchups featuring teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Leyden and Christian Liberty.

     
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