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  • Man held in 1992 strangling death of Niles West student Jul 24, 2014 7:21 PM
    More than two decades after the strangling death of a Niles West student, a 71-year-old man was arrested in California in connection with the case, authorities in Illinois said Thursday. The mother of 15-year-old victim David Chereck tells the Chicago Sun-Times she got a call Wednesday from Cook County investigators.

  • DAR recognizes history scholars, good citizens Jun 3, 2014 1:46 PM
    At its American History Luncheon, the Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was pleased to honor students of Maine East, Maine South, Maine West, Niles North and Niles West High Schools as their “Outstanding American History Scholars” and “DAR Good Citizens.”

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Solid Waste Agency hosting Trashy Fashion Show in Hoffman Estates Oct 29, 2013 2:38 PM
    To celebrate America Recycles Day, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County is hosting its seventh Trashy Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Chicago Marriott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Blvd., in Hoffman Estates. The free show will feature 40 outfits made from materials destined for the landfill, including bicycle tires, shopping bags, wrapping paper, used tablecloths and more.

  • State IHSA bass fishing championship postponed May 1, 2013 1:52 PM
    The Illinois High School Association has announced that the 2013 IHSA Bass Fishing State Final Tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, has been postponed due to potentially dangerous water levels and will be rescheduled to unfold in Carlyle later this spring.

  • SWANCC shows off trashy fashions Dec 8, 2012 12:01 PM
    The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's sixth Trashy Fashion Show provided lively entertainment for a crowd of 400 people, showcasing 39 outfits, representing the work of more than 50 designers.

  • Palatine hits ‘reset,’ then routs Niles West Nov 2, 2012 1:31 AM
    The postseason didn't exactly get off to the start Palatine wanted Saturday afternoon. The third-seeded Pirates had two early turnovers and were tied 7-7 with No. 14 Niles West after a quarter. But Palatine scored 4 unanswered touchdowns in a span of 4:58 in the second quarter to break the game wide open and went on to win 69-42 in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs at Chic Anderson Stadium.

  • Mulder established girls teams with help from men Sep 19, 2012 1:50 PM
    Coaching the first girls softball, basketball and tennis teams at Niles West High School after the 1972 signing of Title IX, Arlene Mulder's approach was to ask for help -- from men. Mulder, now Arlington Heights village president, was then in her 20s and a newly hired physical education teacher. She says her strategy helped the school's early female athletes gain respect and success.

  • Athletic Niles West too much for Maine West Sep 8, 2012 1:38 AM
    Coming into Friday night's game with Niles West, Maine West coach Chris Hare knew his squad was up against an athletic team and talked about how difficult it was to simulate that kind of speed in practice. And after Niles West built a 40-6 halftime lead and eventually won 53-6 in the Central Suburban crossover, Hare echoed those same sentiments. "They have a nice squad with good speed and athleticism," said Maine West coach Chris Hare. "That's a very good team."

  • Niles West wins as Libertyville misfires Apr 3, 2012 9:36 PM
    Getting organized on the field might have provided a better outcome for Libertyvilles girls soccer team. The Wildcats suffered their third consecutive loss Tuesday night, as they fell to host Niles West 1-0 in a nonconference match in Skokie. Id like to see us make better passes, said Libertyville coach Scott Schinto, whose team dropped to 2-3. We need to get better shots on the frame."

  • Elk Grove rolling again Feb 4, 2012 11:11 PM
    Elk Grove capped a perfect 3-0 week as Kishan Patel scored 17 points in a 55-52 win over Maine West. Conor Hart led the Warriors with 26 points. Rolling Meadows, Fremd, Conant and Hoffman Estates were also winners Saturday.

  • Boys basketball / Northwest holiday tournament scouting Dec 15, 2011 9:57 PM
    A preview of boys basketball holiday tournaments involving teams from the Northwest suburbs.

  • Boys soccer/Fox Valley roundup Sep 17, 2011 8:19 PM
    Sammy Escobar had 4 goals and an assist and Oscar Rodriguez added 3 goals and 2 assists as the Elgin boys soccer team defeated De La Salle 8-1 Saturday to win the Lasallian Cup at St. Patrick.

  • Late burst lifts Niles West Sep 9, 2011 11:39 PM
    For nearly three full quarters Niles West was stymied by host Maine West on Friday night in their Central Suburban League football match-up. The Wolves were eventually able to overcome their offensive struggles, and the 6-0 deficit they faced at the start of the fourth quarter, to defeat the Warriors 14-6.

  • Schaumburg knows the road to success Mar 10, 2011 10:36 PM
    Schaumburg's boys basketball team has gotten used to making trips to the North Shore for postseason games the last two weeks. Plus other news and notes from the New Trier sectional.

  • One special win for Schaumburg Mar 10, 2011 12:40 AM
    Three years ago, Brandon Bolger was a Daily Herald All-Area guard helping a Schaumburg team coached by Bob Williams to a boys basketball sectional final. On Wednesday night, Schaumburg sophomore Kyle Bolger was trying to prevent Williams’ Niles West team from reaching a sectional title game.

  • Sizzling start fuels Schaumburg Mar 9, 2011 11:29 PM
    Schaumburg had the kind of amazing start that would have finished most teams. Niles West had other ideas after giving up 22 of the first 24 points of Wednesday night’s Class 4A New Trier boys basketball sectional semifinal in Winnetka.

  • Boys basketball/Scouting Wednesday’s Barrington, New Trier sectionals Mar 8, 2011 9:17 PM
    By Marty Maciaszek At New Trier No. 11 Niles West (18-11) vs. No. 15 Schaumburg (17-11) When: 7:30 p.m. today How they got here: Niles West beat No. 22 Maine East 54-44, No. 6 Loyola 45-42 and No. 3 Maine South 46-45 (ot) to win the Maine West regional. Schaumburg beat No. 19 Glenbrook South 46-31, No. 2 Evanston 58-51 and No. 7 New Trier 49-46 to win the Evanston regional. Outlook: Second-year Niles West coach and former Schaumburg coach Bob Williams was on the mark when he said “we’ve had very similar seasons” to get here. They faced rugged schedules, suffered some difficult losses that put them a game under .500 on Feb. 4 and now are on a roll that included having to win 3 regional games. For Schaumburg, which has won 8 of 9, it’s the second straight year it’s made a postseason run after making the sectional final last year behind G Javon McDonald (15.1 ppg, 54 3s, 3 apg, 3 rpg), F Kurt Kempema (5.5 ppg) and F Christian Spandiary (9.6). “It’s a testament to our leadership and the team’s overall character,” said second-year Schaumburg coach Matt Walsh, whose team is 3-3 in overtime games. “We lost some close games that did nothing but strengthen our resolve. They stuck together and believed in what they were doing and it’s a credit to them to be able to turn this around.” A big key has been the play of sophomores Kyle Bolger (8 ppg) and Jimmy Lundquist (8.5) — both hit double figures in the last two regional wins. Niles West won its first regional since 2004 and is on an eight-game winning streak started with a last-second comeback win over Rolling Meadows. Because of injuries and other issues, the Wolves didn’t have their regular lineup together until Friday’s regional final. Leading a balanced attack is 6-3 G Tony Pierce (15 ppg) and PG Donte Logan (10 ppg). Lauris Herth (6-2 F) missed most of the year with a broken ankle but scored 35 in a late-season win over Glenbrook North and long-range threat Ramsan Younatham has battled hip and ankle injuries. “One thing that stands out with our team is it’s a bunch of kids with great character,” Williams said. “They’ve worked extremely hard all year and it’s paid off.” What’s next: Winner plays in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. sectional championship against No. 1 Notre Dame (24-6) /No. 4 Niles North (23-6). At Barrington No. 2 Mundelein (28-4) vs. No. 11 Deerfield (18-10) When: 7:30 p.m. today How they got here: Mundelein won its regional by beating No. 14 Stevenson 66-57 and No. 10 Waukegan 84-77. Deerfield beat No. 6 Buffalo Grove 54-44 and No. 3 Barrington 45-41 (ot) to win the Libertyville regional. Outlook: Mundelein’s drive to match the school record for wins set in 1994 includes a 73-59 decision over Deerfield on Jan. 22 where Robert Knar (20 ppg, 6 apg, 6 rpg) scored 21 and 6-8 Evansville-bound Ryan Sawvell (22 ppg, 11 rpg, 93 blocks) and Leavon Head scored 18 points apiece. Deerfield is 9-1 since then with its only loss by 2 points to Central Suburban North champion Niles North. “They beat a good Glenbrook North team and they’re a good team,” said Mundelein coach Dick Knar. “We were hot that game. They put a box-and-one on Robert and doubled Ryan whenever he got the ball and I don’t know if they’ll do that this time because other guys hit shots. I imagine it will be different.” Deerfield is vastly different from last year’s sectional semifinalist as it lost all of its key players to graduation — including all-state standout and Wisconsin freshman Duje Dukan. But the Warriors have grown up in their current stretch where junior G Mack Watts and seniors Scott Fenton, Sam Sternberg and John Carney have led six wins by 7 points or less. “(Bret Just) is a great coach,” Knar said. “They execute and they play hard.” Mundelein has won seven in a row since a 74-54 loss to Warren with seniors Dickie Knar, Charlie Gandolfi, David Delgado and Josh DeGuia all playing key roles. “Our guys are really focused,” Dick Knar said. “They’re very resilient.” What’s next: Winner plays in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. sectional championship against No. 1 Warren (28-3).

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