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  • Prairie Ridge turns the tables on Jacobs Oct 18, 2014 8:07 PM
    This time it was Prairie Ridge’s turn. Jacobs edged the Wolves at last week’s Fox Valley Conference girls tennis tournament, but it was Prairie Ridge taking the team title at the Huntley sectional Saturday. Prairie Ridge totaled 25 points to 19 for Jacobs. Crystal Lake Central was close behind in third with 16 points.

  • Girls cross country: Repeat NSC title for Lake Zurich Oct 18, 2014 8:09 PM
    After winning the North Suburban Conference title by 26 points last year over Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich knew it was definitely a contender to make it two in a row Saturday afternoon at Lake Forest’s west campus. And the determined Bears did exactly that on the slightly muddy and damp 3-mile course as they earned a third NSC championship in the last four years, finishing with 68 points to 89 for runner-up Warren. It turned out to be an epic battle for that second-place finish in the team standings as the Blue Devils edged Libertyville (93 points) in third, the host Scouts (94) in fourth, and Vernon Hills (96) in fifth.

  • Peralta carries Hoffman Estates past Glenbard East Oct 18, 2014 4:44 PM
    Penalty kicks are a nightmare for every goalkeeper. Well, almost every goalkeeper. Hoffman Estates senior Christian Peralta saved two of four spot kicks while his teammates converted all four of their attempts to help the Hawks defeat No. 16 seed Glenbard East 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in Lombard to advance in the Bartlett sectional complex.

  • Wauconda reverses fortunes against Round Lake Oct 18, 2014 8:19 PM
    Last-second losers each of its last two games, Wauconda this time played the role of heartbreaker at the end of a half. The only difference was that there were still another 24 minutes of football to play on Round Lake’s homecoming Saturday. “It shouldn’t have happened,” Round Lake coach Jordan Eder said after his Panthers yielded Kevin Malisheski’s desperation, 37-yard touchdown pass to Josh Anderson on the final play of the first half. “That’s a killer.” An upset loss to Round Lake would have killed Wauconda’s season. Instead, the Bulldogs rallied and got their must-win, 41-12 in a North Suburban Prairie Division contest that was a 1-point game until the visitors’ last-second heroics at the end of the opening half.

  • Conant’s Dale, Hersey repeat as MSL champs Oct 18, 2014 5:20 PM
    All eyes were fixed on Conant senior Zach Dale on Saturday at the Mid-Suburban League boys cross country meet, and the Cougar senior didn’t disappoint. Dale, who has a run conservative race schedule this season, showed no rust in running away with the victory in 14:58, earning himself a second consecutive MSL title at Busse Woods. “Maybe it wasn’t flashy,” said Conant coach John Powers of Dale’s victory. “But this was a matter of taking care of business, and he passed the eye test big-time.” Hersey also took care of business. The Huskies placed four runners in the top 12 in securing their second consecutive MSL title with 57 points, holding off a strong challenge from Buffalo Grove (63 points).

  • Glenbard South collects a trophy Oct 18, 2014 11:21 PM
    Russell Matos and Michael Wittenberg ended their Glenbard South boys golf season in style on Saturday in Normal. The Raiders duo combined for 7 birdies during final-day action of the Class 2A boys finals at the Weibring Golf Club to lead Glenbard South to its first golf trophy in program history.

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Oct. 18 Oct 18, 2014 11:00 PM
    Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Oct. 18

  • Girls golf: Prospect finishes fifth Oct 18, 2014 9:57 PM
    Not too many girls golf teams can graduate three Division I golfers and return to the state finals the following season without one. That’s exactly what Prospect’s girls golf team did this fall, making its fifth straight trip to Decatur this weekend. While the Knights may not have brought home a trophy this time, the fact they were even in a factor for the team title after day one was an achievement in itself. On Saturday, Hinsdale Central pulled away from the field on the Hickory Point Golf Club and finished with a score of 634 to top Loyola (649), New Trier (653), Wheaton-Warrenville South (661), Sandburg (678), Prospect (679) and Waubonsie Valley (679).

  • Stevenson’s still winning, and so is Palatine’s Kawai Oct 18, 2014 9:52 PM
    Just a week removed from Saturday’s North Suburban Conference title effort, Stevenson continued its winning ways. This version of sectional tennis host by the Patriots was played Friday and Saturday at three different venues, due to volatile weather: Vernon Hills Sports Complex, and indoors at the Libertyville Tennis Club and College Park in Deerfield. The Patriots finished at 31 points, with Barrington second with 25. Fremd and Palatine tied for third with 10 points apiece. All four Stevenson entrants qualified for the state tournament, which will be hosted by Buffalo Grove Thursday through Saturday. Palatine freshman Asuka Kawai stayed unbeaten this season by topping Barrington's Michelle Linden in the singles final.

  • Westminster Christian records 3rd win Oct 18, 2014 11:03 PM
    Although Westminster Christian’s football team was detoured from postseason action last week in its second season of varsity play, it didn’t stop the Warriors from setting new benchmarks for the program. Coach John Davis wanted to see his team score as many points as possible and the Warriors surely took notice as they snapped a 3-game skid with their third win of the year, a 49-0 rout of Christian Liberty in Northeastern Athletic action in Arlington Heights Saturday that surpassed last year’s win total of two.

  • St. Edward’s Scully 33rd in Class A girls golf Oct 18, 2014 10:35 PM
    St. Edward senior Ryann Scully shot an 88 Saturday at Red Tail Run in Decatur to finish with a two-day total of 172 and a tie for 33rd place in the Class A tournament.

  • Girls volleyball: Hersey makes Pumpkin finale Oct 18, 2014 10:49 PM
    If Hersey’s girls volleyball team was looking for momentum heading into Thursday’s Mid-Suburban League championship match, the Huskies found it Saturday in Des Plaines. For the first time in years, they advanced to the title match of the 16-team Maine West Pumpkin Invite. Sandburg won the championship 25-18, 28-26 after Hersey defeated Lyons 25-23, 25-23 in the semifinals. The Huskies also netted a 25-18, 25-23 triumph over Riverside-Brookfield in the quarterfinals and defeated Lockport (25-22 20-25 25-21) and Conant (25-16, 25-8) in Friday’s pool play.

  • Naperville Central doesn’t bother to rebuild Oct 18, 2014 10:13 PM
    The defending state girls tennis singles champion and a doubles team that featured a player who missed this entire season added up to a sectional championship team for Naperville Central.

  • Fifth-place Pumpkin finish for Libertyville Oct 18, 2014 10:15 PM
    Libertyville’s girls volleyball team tuned up for Wednesday’s North Suburban Conference championship match against Wauconda by winning four of five matches in Maine West’s Pumpkin Tournament. Alex Basler had 30 kills and 7 blocks for the Wildcats, whose only loss was a 23-25, 25-19, 25-16 decision to Downers Grove South. Libertyville (27-5) settled for fifth place, posting wins over Belleville West (25-15, 25-23), Maine West (25-20, 25-13), Maine East (25-13, 25-15) and Evanston (25-23, 25-17).

  • South Elgin wins Schaumburg tennis sectional Oct 18, 2014 9:54 PM
    The South Elgin girls tennis team won the program’s first sectional championship Saturday, scoring 26 points to take top honors at Schaumburg.

  • St. Charles North’s Furrie finishes 13th at state Oct 18, 2014 9:55 PM
    FORSYTH — Gi Furrie is one of the more talented sophomore golfers in the state. “I knew I had the (physical) game,” the St. Charles North underclassman said. “I have been working on my mental game.” On the final day of the girls golf season at the Class AA state finals at Hickory Point Golf Course, Furrie ended her year with a level-par 36 on her inward nine to snare top-13 status with her 36-hole total of 157 on Saturday. Furrie finished the year with a 4-over 76 after overcoming a tough day around the greens during opening-round play on Friday.

  • Sectional title is patient Warren’s reward Oct 18, 2014 11:07 PM
    It was worth the wait for Warren’s girls tennis team. Morning rain showers pushed back the start of the final day of the Lakes sectional in Lake Villa on Saturday. After the resumption of play by midafternoon, matches didn’t conclude into the evening hours under the lights at Lakes. Warren advanced both of its singles players and doubles team to this week’s state tournament. The Blue Devils won the sectional with 35 points, Antioch was distant second with 17 and Grayslake Central placed third with 16 in the 10-team field.

  • Yuen, Singhsumalee go 1-2 at state again Oct 18, 2014 10:45 PM
    Bing Singhsumalee did virtually everything possible on her final nine holes of high school golf.

  • Girls swimming: Saturday’s results Oct 19, 2014 12:14 AM
    Here are high school girls swimming results from Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Girls tennis: Saturday’s results Oct 19, 2014 12:14 AM
    Here are high school girls tennis results from Saturday, Oct. 18.

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