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  • No postseason, but plenty of memories for these four teams Oct 23, 2014 8:12 PM
    Some Lake County football teams are getting ready for the playoffs,which start next weekend. Grayslake Central, Mundelein, Grant and Round Lake, however, will be done after their Week 9 game on Friday. All four teams struggled this season, but there were some bright spots, too for each of them.

  • For the fortunate, Bracket Day is well worth celebrating Oct 23, 2014 10:11 PM
    High school football teams headed for the postseason each have their own way of receiving the news about who they'll face in the first round. The common denominator is that everyone realizes it's a time to celebrate the achievement together.

  • Girls volleyball: Crystal Lake South disposes of Crystal Lake Central Oct 23, 2014 10:13 PM
    Crystal Lake Central cruised to the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division championship with a perfect 12-0 slate. Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove shared the Valley title with identical 9-1 marks. So, when South-Central met Thursday in a Fox Valley Conference crossover tilt, a close, hard-fought match was anticipated. The host Gators made sure that didn’t happen. In a snappy 40 minutes, South disposed of intra-city rival Central 25-19, 25-21.

  • Kaneland upends Yorkville to win confernece crown Oct 23, 2014 9:42 PM
    The long wait is finally over for the Kaneland volleyball team. The Knights traveled to Yorkville Thursday night and avenged their only Northern Illinois Big XII East loss of the season, their 26-24, 25-14 victory giving Kaneland a share of the conference championship with the Foxes (29-2, 7-1) — and spoiling their Senior Night in the process.

  • Schilling, Glenbard West come back to beat Downers Grove South Oct 23, 2014 10:03 PM
    There was great play on both sides of the net, plenty of spectacular digs and hard attacks, but down the stretch there was only one Natalie Schilling.

  • Girls volleyball: Hersey hoists MSL title No. 10 Oct 23, 2014 11:12 PM
    With the Hersey girls volleyball team 1 point away from a Mid-Suburban League championship, the Huskies’ Gabri Olhava gave her longtime friend Courtney Stedman the look. Seconds later, the big crowd at the Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights was looking at the 2014 MSL champs. Stedman quick set Olhava, who put down the kill that gave Hersey a 10th conference title with a 25-20, 25-16 victory over Mid-Suburban West champion Schaumburg.

  • Girls tennis: Winning feels familiar for Grant’s Schoenberg Oct 23, 2014 10:58 PM
    Grant sophomore Gaby Schoenberg is among the Lake County competitors who've earned the opportunity to play for a second day in the girls tennis state tournament.

  • Opening day at state produces several surprises Oct 23, 2014 10:01 PM
    Jelly Emmanouil had reached her physical and mental end Thursday evening. “Exhausting, frustrating,” the Kaneland senior said after her 10-hour day at Hoffman Estates High School concluded without a resolution on the opening day of the girls state tennis tournament.

  • First-set loss doesn’t deter Glenbard East’s Allen Oct 23, 2014 10:14 PM
    Advancing to the girls state tennis tournament’s fourth round isn’t supposed to be easy. Bloomington Central Catholic’s Madison Tattini made sure Glenbard East’s Kolie Allen earned her way through.

  • Three wins for Barrington’s Linden, Palatine’s Kawai Oct 23, 2014 7:58 PM
    Day one is in the books for the girls tennis state tournament, with five entrants from the Mid-Suburban League having earned the right to continue play Friday. After Thursday’s competition at tournament host Buffalo Grove and the 11 other Mid-Suburban League sites, Hinsdale Central leads the team standings with 24 team points, while Stevenson is second with 22. Lyons stands in third with 21 points, while Barrington and Glenbrook South are tied for seventh with 13 points. The two players who met to decide the MSL singles championship are the only ones from the conference still in the championship draw: Barrington junior Michelle Linden and Palatine freshman Asuka Kawai.

  • Fox Valley area teams gear up for volleyball postseason Oct 23, 2014 3:44 PM
    The Road to Redbird opens for business Monday night as girls volleyball teams in all four classes around the state embark on the postseason. In the Fox Valley area, several interesting scenarios could develop as teams vie for a spot in the IHSA Final Four at Redbird Arena in Normal the weekend of Nov. 14-15.

  • Scouting Tri-Cities Week 9 football games Oct 23, 2014 10:17 PM
    Week 9 high school football previews for the Tri-Cities coverage area

  • Football: Scouting Week 9, Lake County Oct 23, 2014 8:23 PM
    Here's a look at what to expect from Week 9 of the high school football season from the perspective of teams in the North Suburban Conference, plus Carmel Catholic, Grayslake Central and Grayslake North.

  • Scouting this weekend’s DuPage County football games Oct 23, 2014 4:00 PM
    A quick look at this weekend's DuPage County high school football games.

  • Football: Scouting Week 9, Northwest Oct 23, 2014 11:00 PM
    Here's a look at Week 9 of the high school football season, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Leyden, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Oct. 23 Oct 23, 2014 10:49 PM
    Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Oct. 23

  • South Elgin’s Derowski still alive at state Oct 23, 2014 10:41 PM
    South Elgin sophomore Lisa Derowski is the only remaining Fox Valley area player in the state girls tennis tournament, which is being played at several venues throughout the Northwest suburbs.

  • Harvest Christian stops Elgin in 3 Oct 23, 2014 11:08 PM
    Harvest Christian saved the best for last on Thursday night in its final tuneup of the regular season before beginning its quest for a fourth straight regional title next week. After splitting the first 2 games against visiting Elgin the Lions woke from their slumber and dominated game 3 to complete a 25-20, 20-25, 25-7 nonconference win on senior night.

  • Waubonsie Valley works for victory Oct 23, 2014 10:15 PM
    Waubonsie Valley girls volleyball coach Kristen Didier said she was glad visiting Batavia had been put last on the Warriors’ regular-season schedule. With the start of the postseason just a few days away, she didn’t want her team coasting in the last postseason tuneup.

  • Geneva’s Einck ready to take final swings at state Oct 22, 2014 9:47 AM
    It can get lonely sometimes when you play in singles competition on a high school tennis team. There is no partner nearby to help erase the memories of a poorly struck shot or to offer a congratulatory high five after hitting a baseline winner. Geneva’s Kirby Einck has played at the No. 1 singles position throughout her high school career. However, she has never really been alone on the court.

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