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  • 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.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 21, 2014 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and boys basketball.

     
  • Mistakes costly to Lisle Sep 7, 2012 11:57 PM
    Costly mistakes, including a game-winning kickoff return, kept Lisle off the winning end of the scoreboard Friday night.

     
  • Fremd eliminates suspense in MSL title May 14, 2011 11:06 PM
    This time there wouldn't be any dramatic endings at the Mid-Suburban League boys tennis championships. After keeping fans glued to the courts to watch to see if it was Fremd or Barrington the past two seasons, Saturday afternoon it was all Fremd down the stretch

     
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  • Who’s competing Mar 6, 2011 6:46 AM
    Who will be competing in the Team Dance Illinois championships on Sunday in Peoria.

     
  • Suburban high schools flock to TeamDance championships in Peoria Mar 6, 2011 7:48 PM
    Poms, flag teams and dancers from more than 100 high schools throughout Illinois are converging on the Peoria Civic Center today for one of prep sports' most colorful state championships. But if you think “best in poms” means a traditional halftime routine, think again. Just the name of the sanctioning organization — TeamDance Illinois — reflects the trend. In all, more than 2,000 students will be competing, as they showcase the best dance, flag and poms routines from throughout the state.

     
  • McCarthy, Lisle tackle Seneca Oct 10, 2010 12:51 AM
    With five minutes remaining in the second quarter of Saturday night’s game against Seneca, Lisle senior defensive back Mitch McCarthy made the play that will perhaps define the Lions’ season. Facing third-and-14 from its own 37-yard line, Seneca’s Tyler Hovious caught a screen pass and a pair of blocks on what looked to be a sure 63-yard score. However, McCarthy refused to abandon the play, sprinting downfield and eventually saving a touchdown by tackling Hovious at the 2-yard line. The Lions (4-3, 4-1 Interstate Eight Conference Small) then held off three Seneca rushes and a pass, keeping the Fighting Irish two scores behind in an eventual 33-6 Lisle victory. “Once I saw him take off, I knew I had to get on my horse and just go as hard as I could, the 6-foot, 180 pound McCarthy said. “I dove at his ankles at the last second and luckily got him. “That right there … has been the character of our defense all year and the leadership of Mitch McCarthy, Lions coach Dan Sanko said. “He has really stepped up. “I can’t give him enough praise. For him to not quit and to run (Hovious) down like that, to me, was probably the play of our season. McCarthy hurt the Fighting Irish on offense as well, rushing for a 9-yard touchdown on Lisle’s first possession and adding a 70-yard touchdown reception with 6:34 in the third. Seneca (3-4, 2-3 IEC Small) looked sharp at the outset, as sophomore quarterback Peyton Schrag found Luke Jackson on a play-action pass just 1:24 into the game to give the Fighting Irish a quick 6-0 advantage. From there Lisle dominated, taking one step closer to a potential postseason berth. “We’re looking for the playoffs, junior Nick Leonard said. “We knew we could beat them. We just had to come out and do it. Holding a 7-6 lead late in the first quarter, Lisle defensive lineman Terrance Allen stuffed Hovious on fourth-and-1 to give the Lions the ball. Senior Anthony Ventrella promptly scampered 45 yards to his left on the next play, giving the hosts a 14-6 advantage. A 53-yard touchdown rush from Leonard pushed Lisle’s lead to 20-6 before McCarthy’s last-ditch effort put Seneca down for good. “(McCarthy) was right in front of me, a smiling Leonard said of the touchdown-saving tackle. “I was thinking ‘I hope Mitch gets there, because I’m dying.’

     
  • Lisle seniors earn spotlight in IEC victory Feb 13, 2010 12:01 AM
    Lisle honored its seniors before Friday night's final home game of the 2009-10 season. And it was only fitting that the Lions' senior class stole the show during their Interstate Eight Conference matchup against Seneca.

     
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